Join Randal Tomich, CEO of Adelaide Hills’ Tomich Wines upstairs at The Bishop, for a four-course degustation showcasing Tomich’s broad portfolio of wines.
Tomich Hill Sparkling M NV
Kingfish + kohlrabi + fermented apple + samphire + pepperberry
Woodside Vineyard Gruner Veltliner 2017
Woodside Vineyard Chardonnay 2016
Confit pressed duck + cauliflower + golden raisins + hazelnut
Woodside Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017
Tomich Hill Hilltop Pinot Noir 2017
Beef flank + lyonnaise potato + boudin noir + bottarga
Tomich Hill Barossa Valley Shiraz 2016
T&C Paso Roble Zinfandel 2012
Roasted pineapple + lime + coconut sorbet
RT Ice Wine 2015
Randal manages the vineyard and together with his father, is the major driving force behind the Tomich label. Randal project managed the vineyard development, overseeing every detail from the conception of the vineyard through to harvesting the grapes.
For many years he worked and managed broad-acre farming properties with his brother Damian before starting to develop an interest in viticulture. In the late 90’s he established his first cool climate vineyard in the Adelaide Hills. With his knowledge and ideas gained from his first vineyard, Randal developed the family vineyard under the watchful eye and technical supervision of his father.
Randal soon recognized that traditional development methods used when establishing vineyards were inadequate. They compounded the problems in high rainfall zones with the potential for soil erosion, soil subsiding and poor development, resulting in vine establishment taking up to 5 years before the first commercial crop.
This recognition lead him to researching ripping technology with soil scientists, viticulturists, the CSIRO, mechanical engineers as well as a study trip to Europe. As a result of the research, assisted by Soil Scientist, John Rasic, he designed his own ripping technology. Randal called the new ripper the ‘Vibrosoiler’ – a vibrating winged ripper. The ripper has the ability to mix tops oil with the underlying subsoil improving water penetration and root growth. The technology has now been exported and is in use in California in the USA.