2018 Traviarti Nebbiolo

Beechworth, VIC

Winemaker Simon Grant is passionate about Nebbiolo. This release shows the enormous potential of his Beechworth vineyard. A beautiful wine, and a top-flight Aussie Nebb.


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It’s a charmer from hello.

Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

The Traviarti project has always been about winemaker Simon Grant's obsession with Nebbiolo. 

He picked his site specifically with this variety in mind, a small plot of land high above the Beechworth township. Now the fruits of his labour are finally being bared.

This is an exquisite example of Australian Nebbiolo. The wine is made in two parts: the first is a batch of fruit which is richer, darker and more structural - this provides the base notes of the wine. The Second is a much prettier, more fragrant batch which shows all the wonderful rosy aromatics and sensual mid-palate that the variety is famous for.

This is the second release from Simon. He couldn't be more thrilled. It's a great thing when a life-long dream is finally realised. That's what you're seeing in this wine. Enjoy.

Winemaker Simon Grant
Winemaker Simon Grant
Photo Credit: Matthew Smithwick
Additional Info

From The Producer

After the excitement of the 2017 release we were shocked when 2018 provided a new depth of both fruit and tannin. No doubt a combination of additional vine maturity and the season. The wine is intrinsically in balance and we are confident this wine will cellar many years however a quick turn in the decanter and the ripe nature of the vintage sees this approachable already.

Blend : Nebbiolo (100%)
ABV : 14.20%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2029
Bottle Size : 750ml

Traviarti Vineyard
Traviarti Vineyard
Beechworth, VIC
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

The Wine Front

"Such a lovely feel. Strong red cherry juice, a lick of Parisian almond shows some green herb, pepper and anise characters. Sinewy texture with salty-ultra fine mineral feel and firm-dusty-ferrous tannins. A freshness and lift in 2018, a touch breathy in profile, though that feels fine. Fruit verity, true cherry, lightly sour, earthy complexity, is delightful. It’s a charmer from hello." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

Halliday Wine Companion

"The '17 was an exciting release and this '18 is at least its equal if not better. There's genuine tar here, genuine licorice root and woodsy spice, and the potent shelf of ferrous-like tannin sits within the wine rather than as an addendum. The Traviarti vineyard and onsite winery is tiny, but this release suggests that it's a star in the making." - Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)


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