Q&A with Ken Waldron
Sep 2021

Get to know Tynan’s View and their vigneron, Ken Waldron

What was the inspiration behind Tynan’s View? How did you get started?

Tynan’s View is the name of the original grazing property located at the southernmost tip of the Padthaway GIS in Limestone Coast of South Australia. Before being established as a winery, the Tynan’s family lived on the land for more than 100 years farming sheep. The vineyard to this day still retains the original settlers’ cottage. 

In 1995, I identified the viticultural potential of the site, purchased the block, and set about the journey of developing the Tynan’s View premium wines brand.

What makes Tynan’s View unique?

The Padthaway wine region is dominated by large corporate producers and, recognising this, the Tynan’s View philosophy has always been to distinguish its wine from the crowd of commercial producers. 

As the smallest of the local vineyards, we focused from the outset on creating boutique wine styles built upon disciplines of low grape yields, careful attention to harvest practice and craftmanship in the winery.

Today, Tynan’s View continues to distinguish itself through difference, personality, and quiet craftsman competency.

Tell us a little bit about the wines. Do you have a favourite? 

Increasing awareness of the Tynan’s View brand encouraged us to grow the portfolio and so we diversified our growing regions to include Barossa, Coonawarra, and other South Australian districts. 

All new wines follow the same simple guidelines; low grape yields, careful attention to harvest practice and craftmanship in the winery. Occasionally we will explore white wines, but we are mostly committed to and passionate about exploring the uniqueness of South Australian small batch red wines, Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz, and making these varieties more accessible to Australian wine sippers. 

One of our favourite wines, also a customer favourite, is The Old Man Shiraz. A tribute to the Barossa’s rich heritage, The Old Man Shiraz truly represents a watershed release for Tynan’s View. This super premium, small-batch wine reflects the nuanced journeys each of us takes in life. It is a testament to the six generations of winemakers that tilled the soil, nurtured the ageless vines, and learned well the fruit they continue to bear.

The Tynan’s View Single Vineyard is another favourite. This Flag Ship wine is from a small portion of the Tynan’s View vineyard which is treated carefully from hand pruning in winter to exacting grape selection for flavour intensity and sugar/acid balance in preparation for processing. It’s an elegant, fruit driven wine offering a generous soft palate.  

Our Charles Woodland Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz are customer favourites. These easy drinking wines are always good and always ready, and feature sourced grapes as well as grapes from the Tynan’s View Reserve Block in Padthaway. Small batch winemaking and artful use of new and two-year French oak for 20 months all contribute to the superior quality Cabernet Sauvignon.

But don’t just take our word for it, the Tynan’s View collection has also received numerous awards both here in Australia and internationally.

What’s in store for Tynan’s View in 2022? 

Our focus in 2021 has been to grow our collection, with the 2019 Charles Woodland Shiraz and 2015 and 2014 Tynan’s View Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon vintages recently coming online. 

Our 2016 Old Man Shiraz stocks are reducing steadily, and we’re preparing to bottle the 2017 Old Man Barossa Shiraz in readiness for release early 2022. 

In addition to growing our collection, our goal is to continue delivering customers premium wines to share with family and friends matched with an online shopping experience that is as enjoyable as their drinking experience. We are committed to delivering unique and memorable wines combined with great service, timely delivery and stand out customer service. 

You can shop our collection online now, and connect with us socially on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/tynansview and Instagram https://www.instagram.com/tynansview/.