The story of TOB


My name’s Tom Munro and after 20 years working for vineyards and wineries in Australia and France, I now import French wine straight from the château to your door: Freight-Free, Australia-wide. To receive my newsletter, click here.

And because I’m buying direct from the vineyards I’m cutting out the middlemen and offering you wines at better prices:

But this wine importing business is built on 20+ years of working on vineyards and in wineries in France and Australia.

And I actually started making wine as an 8-year-old growing up in England, collecting grapes from people who had vines growing in glasshouses although I also had a couple of very hardy vines that I grew myself in a market garden near home in London.

That was back in 1985. Later, I graduated to selling my better wines on the boarding school black market as I progressed through an education dominated by my love of science.

When I left school I worked as a journalist in the areas of wine, politics, and crime, but then discovered that I had family connections to a winery in Bordeaux called Châteaufort de Roquetaillade where I began my professional winemaking apprenticeship in 1998.

Between 1998 and 2018 I worked for many different wineries and vineyards in France (Bordeaux, Burgundy, Roussillon, and the Loire) and Australia (the Adelaide Hills, Rylstone NSW, and Tasmania) and then started off The Other Bordeaux by importing the wines of Châteaufort de Roquetaillade. Between 2002 and 2005 I took time off to study winemaking at The University of Adelaide where I finished with a Graduate Diploma in Oenology (Wine science) .

I then began importing the wines of other progressive, family-owned artisan wineries that I came across in the course of my work in France.

To your health! Santé! Cheers!




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