The Founder's Club

The Tyrrell’s story began in 1858, when Edward Tyrrell purchased a 320-acre parcel of limestone country nestled in the foothills of the Brokenback Range in the Hunter Valley. On arrival at the new property, Edward constructed a simple one-room hut from slabs of ironbark, hand cut with an axe. This small hut still stands today, adjacent to the winery.

Edward proceeded to plant 70 acres of grapevines on the original holding, which he named Ashmans after the family holdings in Suffolk, England. Fortuitously, the land he bought happened to represent one of the best vineyard sites in the Hunter, and by 1864, he was producing wine from his newly planted vines. In 1869, Edward married Susan Hungerford and they went on to raise a family of ten children, two of whom, Dan and Avery, went on to take over the business. A block of Edward’s vines, planted in 1879, is consistently bearing fruit today and is one of the oldest vineyards still in production in the Hunter Valley.

From its founder’s early vision until today, the long tradition of quality winemaking continues, strengthening Tyrrell’s position as one of Australia’s pre-eminent family-owned wine producers.

Member benefits:
  • Access to a wide variety of quality wines across the Tyrrell’s range. Make your own selection of wines or choose from our set club packs (minimum 12 bottles per year)
  • 15% off standard Cellar Door prices, excluding promotional offers
  • Flexible delivery options and free domestic freight on all orders
  • Access to exclusive members-only promotional offers
  • Complimentary standard tastings in the historic members only tasting rooms at the winery
  • Invitations to members’ events

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Design your own delivery schedule and customise your wine selection by using the form below. A minimum of 6 bottles is required per delivery, and a minimum of 12 bottles is required per year.

Our set six packs ($125; Mixed, White or Red) allow you to sit back and relax and let Tyrrell’s create your selection. The wines in these packs change twice a year but are always of excellent quality, and will always be better value than the standard 15% Founder’s Club discount.

Alternatively, My Selection allows you to choose your own wines from our entire Cellar Door range. Selections must be in minimum increments of 2 bottles per wine, and a minimum of 6 bottles is required per delivery.

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