Australia’s largest producer of certified organic wines, Tamburlaine has a busy, attractively rustic cellar door. It does a full range of white varietals, some tasty cabernet and shiraz, and a couple of dessert wines. Vegan options are available, and the winery also produces preservative-free drops (not usually available for tasting).

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