Botanic Gardens Trust, Sydney, Australia


A match made in history

In 1832 James Busby arrived on Australian shores with 437 grape vine plants sourced from Spain and France. A number of these vines were planted in Sydney’s Royal Botanic Garden with the rest distributed around the colony, including the Hunter Valley. In 1858, English immigrant Edward Tyrrell established Tyrrell’s Wines in the lee of the Hunter Valley’s Brokenback Range. Many of the vines he planted were from cuttings propagated from the ‘Busby Collection’.

Today, Tyrrell’s is headed up by fourth generation family member Bruce Tyrrell and is home to some of Australia’s most awarded wines including the iconic Vat 1 Semillon. Since 1971, Tyrrell’s has been awarded over 5000 trophies and medals and in 2010 was named ‘Winery of the Year’ in James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion. 

With fifth generation Chris, Jane and John involved in the business, Tyrrell’s will continue to remain family owned with the simple philosophy of producing high quality wine that people love to drink.

‘The foundations of not only our own Hunter Valley winery but the Australian wine industry as a whole, lie within the Garden and we are delighted to partner with the Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust in its mission to inspire the appreciation and preservation of our horticultural history.’ said Tyrrell’s Managing Director and fourth generation winemaker, Bruce Tyrrell.

To celebrate the new partnership between Tyrrell’s Wines and the Trust, we have put together an exclusive offer for e-newsletter subscribers, to introduce you to the range of wines from the Hunter and beyond that Tyrrell’s has to offer. Plus, the first 10 orders placed will receive a FREE double pass to the Jazz in the Vines Festival, held at Tyrrell’s winery on Saturday 27 October 2012.

Click here for more information on this special offer.


Bruce Tyrrell

Vineyard at sunset

Tyrrells vineyard