Hunter Valley Wine Region

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Hunter Valley
Latitude 32˚50'S
Altitude 75m
Growing Season Rainfall 530mm
Mean January Temperature 22.7˚C
Harvest Mid January to early March
Wineries 148
Website www.winecountry.com.au
Principle Grape Varieties Chardonnay, Shiraz, Semillon

About Hunter Valley

Set against the rocky foothills of the Brokenback Ranges, the Hunter Valley is mainland Australia’s oldest wine region. The famous wine district enjoys a world class reputation for dry semillon wines driven by terroir and inventive winemaking. Un...

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Set against the rocky foothills of the Brokenback Ranges, the Hunter Valley is mainland Australia’s oldest wine region. The famous wine district enjoys a world class reputation for dry semillon wines driven by terroir and inventive winemaking.

Unoaked Hunter Valley semillon is a classic Australian style with high acidity and exceptional longevity. It is harvested early and contains relatively low alcohol. In its youth, the wine is vibrant, fresh and lemony. It develops a classic golden hue and toasty, honeyed complexity over time.

Distinctive Hunter shiraz is soft, medium bodied and savoury in style with earthy notes of leather and truffle. The region also makes rich, peachy chardonnay and a tropical style of Verdelho. A number of other varieties are scattered throughout the district.

Vineyards were first established in the Hunter Valley in the 1830’s. The famous semillon of the region was sourced from the original James Busby collection of 1832. The sizeable district boasts over 4,000 ha under vine today. Located to the north of Sydney, the valley is often thought of in terms of the upper and lower Hunter, joined by the Hunter River. The region incorporates the official sub regions of Broke Fordwich, Pokolbin and Upper Hunter Valley. The district enjoys a warm climate moderated by cloud cover and a faint ocean breeze from the South Pacific. Heavy Summer rains can be challenging in some vintages. The landscape is comprised of alluvial flats and rolling hills with sandy alluvials, red duplex and fertile silty loam soils.

The Hunter Valley has a reputation for gourmet cuisine and regional restaurants in and around Pokolbin at the centre of New South Wales wine country.

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Vintage Ratings

1996
6
GOOD
8
GREAT
1997
5
AVERAGE
4
ACCEPTABLE
1998
8
GREAT
8
GREAT
1999
8
GREAT
8
GREAT
2000
9
EXCELLENT
9
EXCELLENT
2001
4
ACCEPTABLE
8
GREAT
2002
8
GREAT
7
VERY GOOD
2003
10
OUTSTANDING
7
VERY GOOD
2004
8
GREAT
8
GREAT
2005
7
VERY GOOD
9
EXCELLENT
2006
6
GOOD
7
VERY GOOD
2007
8
GREAT
10
OUTSTANDING
2008
2
POOR
7
VERY GOOD
2009
7
VERY GOOD
10
OUTSTANDING
2010
7
VERY GOOD
10
OUTSTANDING
2011
6
GOOD
7
VERY GOOD
2012
N/A
No Data
N/A
No Data
2013
N/A
No Data
N/A
No Data
2014
N/A
No Data
N/A
No Data

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Wineries

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2013 Margan Semillon

Now, here's a young semillon that's drinking well right now with some fish and chips. Yellow citrus and mowed grass smells rise from the glass, whi...

Winery: Margan | Region: Hunter Valley| Cracka Rating: 3.5/5
RRP: $18.00 | OUR PRICE : $16.50
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2011 Tyrrell's Brokenback Shiraz

2011 was a brilliant red vintage in the Hunter, which means this moderately priced shiraz can sit in the cellar for a couple of years. Sourced from...

Winery: Tyrrells | Region: Hunter Valley| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
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2013 Tyrrell's Brookdale Semillon

2013 was a lovely, richly fruited year in the Hunter Valley, and this semillon is perfect for those who usually find young semillon a bit too 'shar...

Winery: Tyrrells | Region: Hunter Valley| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
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2013 Tyrrell's Old Winery Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

The Tyrrell’s clan know a few things about making wines, they’ve been doing it for well over a century and although they make superb single vineyar...

Winery: Tyrrells | Region: Hunter Valley| Cracka Rating: 3.5/5
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2013 Tyrrell's Old Winery Sauvignon Blanc

If there’s one thing Tyrrell’s have experience with it’s taking parcels of fruit and crafting exceptional everyday drinking wines. Here’s a good ex...

Winery: Tyrrells | Region: Hunter Valley| Cracka Rating: 3.5/5
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2012 Tyrrell's Old Winery Cabernet Merlot

Tyrrell’s have upheld a tradition of producing consistent wines that are always imbued with character and interest. As they have vineyards in more ...

Winery: Tyrrells | Region: Hunter Valley| Cracka Rating: 3.5/5
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2011 Tyrrell's Stevens Single Vineyard Shiraz

Made from some of the oldest vines in the Hunter valley, this medium-bodied red shows its Hunter roots through its mix of red and dark fruits, exot...

Winery: Tyrrells | Region: Hunter Valley| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
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2012 Bimbadgen Sparkling Blanc de Blanc

Blanc de Blanc is a bubbly wine just made from white grapes, usually Chardonnay, which makes for a more delicate and elegant style. This one fits t...

Winery: Bimbadgen Estate | Region: Hunter Valley| Cracka Rating: 3.5/5
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2013 Brokenwood Hunter Valley Semillon

We often talk of the triumphant trio in wine where the producer, region and variety combine to bring you the best. Here’s a classy example of the H...

Winery: Brokenwood Wines | Region: Hunter Valley| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
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2012 Margan White Label Chardonnay

Andrew Margan has a bit of a name for his Chardonnay with its ripe tropical fruit flavour, rounded texture and just enough creamy balanced oak to m...

Winery: Margan | Region: Hunter Valley| Cracka Rating: 3.5/5
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2011 Arrowfield Estate Bowmans Crossing Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

The team at Arrowfield Estate believe all great wines (even the cheapest ones) start their lives in the vineyard This bargain white from them prove...

Winery: Arrowfield Estate | Region: Hunter Valley| Cracka Rating: 3.0/5
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2013 Thomas Wines Six Degrees Semillon

Here we have an off-dry style of semillon, which means there is a touch of sweetness to this wine. It softens the acid edge making it more approach...

Winery: Thomas Wines | Region: Hunter Valley| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
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2008 Capercaillie The Clan

Everybody likes to be part of a clan and this clan from Capercaillie is a fascinating exercise in blending to create a whole out of its sum parts. ...

Winery: Capercaillie Wines | Region: Hunter Valley| Cracka Rating: 3.5/5
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2009 Capercaillie Hunter Valley Petit Verdot

Petit Verdot adds backbone to blends and provides a structural spine. That means on its own it makes for an interesting wine. This one from Hunter ...

Winery: Capercaillie Wines | Region: Hunter Valley| Cracka Rating: 3.5/5
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2011 McWilliam's Mount Pleasant Philip Shiraz

This is an excellent value red out of the Hunter Valley, and it's from a great red wine year, too. Smells of sweet red berries and soft, earthy spi...

Winery: Mount Pleasant | Region: Hunter Valley| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
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2012 Wyndham Estate Bin 555 Shiraz

The Bin wines from Wyndham Estate have always been a value buyers delight. They are highly slurpable and rarely disappoint at the price, so you can...

Winery: Wyndham Estate | Region: Hunter Valley| Cracka Rating: 3.5/5
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2012 The Little Wine Company Little Gem Chardonnay

Susan Little sources the fruit for the lovely little chardy from the iconic Roxburgh vineyard in the upper Hunter Valley. It once produced arguably...

Winery: The Little Wine Company | Region: Hunter Valley| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
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2012 McWilliam's Mount Pleasant Elizabeth Semillon

Typical of the young Hunter style this is fresh, zesty and light weight with restrained citrus green apple fruit and a mouthwatering finish. The ki...

Winery: Mount Pleasant | Region: Hunter Valley| Cracka Rating: 3.5/5
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2012 Pepper Tree Wrattonbully Unwooded Chardonnay

To some people ‘no wood means all good’ and to drink a Chardonnay without any oak is much more desirable. We like a balance of the both, but if you...

Winery: Pepper Tree | Region: Hunter Valley| Cracka Rating: 3.5/5
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2012 David Hook De Novo Bianco

Made from a blend of pinot gris, riesling, chardonnay and sav blanc sourced from the Orange region, scents of apples, pears, citrus and butteriness...

Winery: David Hook Wines | Region: Hunter Valley| Cracka Rating: 3.5/5
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