Hunter Valley Wines
While a visit to our cellar door is the best way to explore our wines we have selected a few that will tempt you to come on in and visit. We encourage you to click through to our shop to buy and view more. We also sell olive products, condiments and so much more.
Our wines are made from grapes grown on our Hunter Valley vineyard. We have planted the unusual: Tempranillo, Sangiovese and Cabernet Franc; and the popular, our fabulous Shiraz.
The flavour and aroma of this wine varietal reflects the land on which it is grown, or gout de terroir. Our terroir constitutes clay soils, a warm to sometimes dry and hot summer climate, and rolling hills. These factors combine to produce a rustic earth-flavoured wine which pairs beautifully with foods that taste of tomato and herbs such as pizzas, anything Italian, and roasted meats.
Medium ruby in colour this Spanish grape varietal is famous for its natural capacity to age (up to 20 years). After spending time on French and American oak this wine has red-fruit flavours of cherry, consider raspberry, and/or some savoury flavours; all pairing well with steak, lamb, and tomato-based foods. Our Hunter Valley Tempranillo grapes love the sun but do not love too much wind. Our clay-based soils produce a wine high in tannins, all the better for ageing well. A very popular wine.
Two wines, same vintage, both very different, buy both and taste together. The Reserve was oaked in high quality American oak barrels, it is a deep, rich, ruby colour, full-bodied and will only get better with age. Smooth and complex it exhibits aromas and flavours of red berries, chocolate, maybe a bit smokey (not smoke tainted), but certainly incredibly delicious. Grown in the Hunter Valley, this wine is a typical ‘fruit- forward’ example of a warm climate Shiraz. This wine that does not collapse after opening and does not need food to accompany it.
The Estate Shiraz is perfect to drink around the barbie; it is fruity and medium-bodied complimenting the delicious charcoal flavours of BBQ food.
This is one of our most popular white wines. Made from grapes grown on our property it is medium bodied, dry and voluptuous with a flowery aroma and a fruit forward flavour, all these characteristics are typical of the Grigio grapes grown in the Hunter Valley’s warmer climate. Drink this wine now.
My favourite, gosh this is a good wine. Chardonnay – when spoken ends with a smile. “I’ll drink to that”. This wine has only spent a short time on oak (7 mths) and with the benefit of time has acquired a silky yellow colour, has bountiful and satisfying flavours of stone fruit and maybe vanilla, it is complex and interesting AND it does not fall apart on opening.
Our Signature Rosé has an alluring soft rhubarb colour; it is dry in style and is made from what our winemaker calls a ‘field blend’ of Sangiovese and Cabernet. It is lightly oaked and has flavours of strawberries and citrus, finishing with a toffee edge.
An exciting addition to our Sparkling Wine range is our Hunter Valley Sparkling Shiraz. A beautiful rich shade of rhubarb and plum; when poured a pinkish blush of bubbles settle around the edge of the glass. A very easy-drinking celebratory wine with a soft, slight flush of sweetness.
BUT BE CAREFUL WHEN OPENING, BE GENTLE.
Wine critic Huon Hooke describes this wine as a: “Medium straw-yellow colour with a resiny, toasty, straw bouquet; the wine has substantial aged character and some complexity. Toasty, roasted hazelnut flavours, dry and savoury yet also soft and balanced, and easy-drinking. There is considerable richness and amplitude, but fades on the finish. It's more about Hunter terroir than anything”. Huon Hooke. This wine rightfully deserves the silver rating he gave it.