Edward George “Dan” Tyrrell

Dan Tyrrell

1871 to 1959
2nd Generation

Edward George ‘Dan’ Tyrrell was born in Pokolbin to Edward and Susan Tyrrell in 1871. One of ten children, Dan was the second eldest. Dan loved the concept of making and blending wine. He spent as much time as possible with Hunter winemaker Philobert Terrier; also Maurice O’Shea and Leo Buring.

At the age of 18 years Dan made his first wine. He became known for producing some of the best wines in the Hunter Valley. Over the years, Dan (who never married) became affectionately known as ‘Uncle Dan’. He saw in the centenary of the wine business his father began, and officiated over an astounding 69 vintages. Weeks before Dan died of a heart attack he completed his last vintage in 1959 (aged 88).

Avery Tyrrell was the youngest. Dan’s brother Avery’s interests lay in viticulture, and he was meticulous in his approach to vineyard management. The concentration of fruit he produced through diligent vineyard management formed the backbone of Dan’s wines. Avery’s other great contribution to the Tyrrell story was his son Murray. The first century of the Tyrrell story was forged by the quiet achievements of Edward and his sons. Consequently, the following 50 years marked an outspoken belief in that early family legacy.

Our History

Edward George ‘Dan’ Tyrrell was born in Pokolbin to Edward and Susan Tyrrell in 1871. One of ten children, Dan was the second eldest. Dan loved the concept of making and blending wine. He spent as much time as possible with Hunter winemaker Philobert Terrier; also Maurice O’Shea and Leo Buring.

At the age of 18 years Dan made his first wine. He became known for producing some of the best wines in the Hunter Valley. Over the years, Dan (who never married) became affectionately known as ‘Uncle Dan’. He saw in the centenary of the wine business his father began, and officiated over an astounding 69 vintages. Weeks before Dan died of a heart attack he completed his last vintage in 1959 (aged 88).

Avery Tyrrell was the youngest. Dan’s brother Avery’s interests lay in viticulture, and he was meticulous in his approach to vineyard management. The concentration of fruit he produced through diligent vineyard management formed the backbone of Dan’s wines. Avery’s other great contribution to the Tyrrell story was his son Murray. The first century of the Tyrrell story was forged by the quiet achievements of Edward and his sons. Consequently, the following 50 years marked an outspoken belief in that early family legacy.