5 Star Winery - Halliday Wine Companion (the only winery in Tumbarumba with a 5 star rating)
Coppabella is the separate venture of Jason and Alecia Brown, owners of the highly successful Moppity Vineyards in Hilltops.
“[the wines] are testament to an exceptional vineyard” - James Halliday
"Tumbarumba [rivals] Tasmania as a great source of Australian sparkling wine. Few areas in Australia come close to matching the ultra-cool climate of Champagne. Tumbarumba is one of them; we share a similar climate and topography. Our wines have a delicacy and refinement that can only be achieved in a very cool climate. They express a purity and vibrancy that Tumbarumba is renowned for.
Jason and Alecia Brown were seduced by the well credentialed, high altitude, alpine vineyard. The purity and serenity of the site was intoxicating, the potential to create the ultimate expression of cool climate wines on mainland Australia, was impossible to refuse. Under the Browns' ownership the entire vineyard has been transformed... At an altitude of 650m, the Coppabella vineyard is truly unique. Less than 1% of Australia’s viticulture land is at an elevation of 600m or more." - Coppabella