THE TIM GRAMP STORY
Wine is in Tim’s veins and he felt compelled to keep ‘flying the flag’ and continue the Gramp dynasty. These were big shoes to fill but the incentive to produce wine of the highest quality was a challenge too good to pass up! He studied wine production and marketing at South Australia’s world-renowned Roseworthy College. After graduating, Tim gained experience with small and large wine companies in Australia and has been involved with the Australian wine industry for over forty years.
Tim produced his first wine in 1991 — a full-bodied and robust Shiraz — winning a trophy and six gold medals, including a gold medal at the Intervin International wine show in New York City. The Tim Gramp Shiraz is a three times winner for Champion Dry Red Wine of Following this success, the next step was to find a suitable base to call headquarters and Tim knew it had to be in the Clare Valley. Its rich terra rossa and alluvial soils, Mediterranean-style climate paired with cool nights, and select vineyard aspect make the Clare Valley highly prized as one of the most important viticultural regions in Australia.
In 1996, while searching for a good Riesling grape grower, he found the perfect site: a winery for sale in the beautiful hamlet of Leasingham. Tim completely re-equipped the winery and renovated the adjoining 1860s cottage to create Tim Gramp Wines cellar door.
THE TIM GRAMP PHILOSOPHY
Tim’s heritage and focussed commitment have nurtured and reinforced his winemaking philosophy: to produce exceptional wine from small parcels of fruit selected from single-site vineyards in the famous wine sub-region of Watervale, Clare Valley. Time-honoured basket pressing epitomises the definitive regional and varietal characteristics of Tim Gramp Wines.