Oliver's Taranga Vineyards
This veteran McLaren Vale winery focuses on emerging varieties.
With winemaker Corrina Wright overseeing the vino at Oliver's Taranga Vineyards, gender and cultural diversity is one of the winery's big focuses. Wright comes from a grape-growing family that hails back almost two centuries, so she's not only well-versed in the industry's ups and downs, but is also putting everything she knows into practice at the McLaren Vale spot that also dates back to the mid-1800s.
The result: a winery that has grown out of a hefty history, and prefers to work with emerging varieties. The region already has the household names covered, so Oliver's Taranga Vineyard favours mataro, grenache, vermentino, fiano, tempranillo, mencia, touriga, sagrantino and white frontignac, for example. It only makes its wines from its own grapes; however you'll also find its fruit popping up in tipples by other wineries. Yes, that's a good sign.
Oliver's runs a cellar door onsite, which was named the region's cellar door of the year in 2012 — and does 45–75 minute tastings.