T'Gallant began in 1990 with the planting of Pinot Grigio vines at two vineyards on the Mornington Peninsula. To their surprise, the wines made from the different vineyards showed two distinctive expressions of the same grape variety. One had a crisp Pinot Grigio style typical of northern Italy, while the other showed richer, more luscious characters typical of Pinot Gris in northern France (they are the same grape variety – Pinot Grigio is the Italian name for the French variety Pinot Gris).This discovery inspired them to venture to Friuli in Italy and Alsace in France to learn more about the remarkable Pinot Gris grape variety and to witness its true versatility of styles.They returned home to the Peninsula with a plan to make wines reflective of this broad spectrum, and in doing so championed the production of Pinot Gris and Grigio wines in Australia.
From the moment T’Gallant burst on to the scene it has been producing elegant, cool-climate wines. The first of T’Gallant’s wine styles were
Cape Schanck, represented by a range that partners particularly well with food. T’Gallant’s fresh new tier of Australian sparkling wines encompasses the growing varietals of Pinot Noir Chardonnay, Prosecco, and Pink Moscato in the approachable, vibrant style that T’Gallant is renowned for.