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 147
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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2009 Bimbadgen Signature Palmers Lane Vineyard Semillon

Hunter Semillon is one of the world's great wine styles and this is smashing and just starting to show its best. Layers of lanolin and lemon scente...

Winery: Bimbadgen Estate | Region: Hunter Valley| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
RRP: $40.00 | OUR PRICE : $34.00
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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 Lambloch Estate Hunter Valley Classic Shiraz

Nestled next door to Lakes Folly in the Hunter Valley, Lambloch are relative newbies on the scene who are already kicking some goals with their win...

Winery: Lambloch Estate | Region: Hunter Valley| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
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2013 Tyrrell's Old Winery Traminer Riesling

After harvesting and crushing, the two varieties were separately fermented at low temperatures to retain all the grapes natural fragrant qualities...

Winery: Tyrrells | Region: Hunter Valley
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2012 Tyrrell's Lost Block Merlot

Tyrrell’s seem to have an uncanny knack of turning out full flavoured wines that are and are blessed by the winemakers touch. This is such a typica...

Winery: Tyrrells | Region: Hunter Valley| Cracka Rating: 3.5/5
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2011 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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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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2007 Capercaillie The Ghillie Shiraz

"It’s not often that you’ll be able to get your ‘Ghillie’ out in public, as this premium wine from Capercaillie is for special occasions only. Made...

Winery: Capercaillie Wines | Region: Hunter Valley| Cracka Rating: 4.5/5
RRP: $48.90 | OUR PRICE : $45.90
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2012 Brokenwood Three Sovereigns Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz

What a bargain this little puppy is! It's chock full of berries and spice on the nose, along with some plums and dark chocolate for added delight. ...

Winery: Brokenwood Wines | Region: Hunter Valley| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
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2012 Wyndham Estate George Wyndham Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

The Barossa Valley meets Adelaide Hills in the sem sav blend from Wyndham Estate. It's a zippy, refreshing number that shows yellow citrus and trop...

Winery: Wyndham Estate | Region: Hunter Valley| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
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2012 Wyndham Estate George Wyndham Shiraz Cabernet

Coming out of the Limestone Coast, this 73% shiraz and 27% cab sav blend is a more full-bodied wine that shows ripe blackberries and blackcurrants ...

Winery: Wyndham Estate | Region: Hunter Valley| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
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2013 Bimbadgen Estate Chardonnay

I've got a little secret - and it is a very soft spot for Hunter Valley Chardonnay. Why? Because it's generous and bold pure Australian Chardonnay ...

Winery: Bimbadgen Estate | Region: Hunter Valley| Cracka Rating: 3.5/5
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2012 Lambloch Estate Hunter Valley Longnose Shiraz

The Longnose shiraz is at the more affordable end of town, and is quite a fullsome, fruity fellow. There's lots of spiced berries and cherries on t...

Winery: Lambloch Estate | Region: Hunter Valley| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
RRP: $25.00 | OUR PRICE : $21.50
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2007 McWilliams Mount Pleasant Lovedale Semillon

From a pretty good semillon vintage in the Hunter Valley comes this icon, single vineyard wine. There's smells of lemons, honeysuckle, subtle grass...

Winery: Mount Pleasant | Region: Hunter Valley| Cracka Rating: 4.5/5
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2011 Thomas Wines Two of a Kind Shiraz

In this 'Two of a kind', the Hunter Valley meets McLaren Vale in a regional blend shiraz. It's surprisingly multi-layered, with aromas of blackberr...

Winery: Thomas Wines | Region: Hunter Valley| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
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2011 David Hook Old Vines Pothana Chardonnay

Quality Hunter Chardonnay is brilliant. While it’s not the first region you think of that produces consistently good Chardonnay it was the first re...

Winery: David Hook Wines | Region: Hunter Valley| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
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2007 Tyrrell's Vat 1 Hunter Semillon

Unquestionably one of Australia's finest white wines, Tyrrell's Vat 1 is normally only released to the public when it hits 5 years of age. the flav...

Winery: Tyrrells | Region: Hunter Valley| Cracka Rating: 5/5
RRP: $80.00 | OUR PRICE : $70.95
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2012 Wyndham Estate George Wyndham Shiraz

Colour Full depth crimson with deep purple hues. Bouquet Plum and blackberry with hints of mint, chocolate and spice. Cedar, cinnamon and vanill...

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2013 David Hook Old Vines Pothana Semillon

If there’s anyone that can produce authentic Hunter Semillon it’s Hooky as he’s affectionately known. One thing we know is that as soon as you tast...

Winery: David Hook Wines | Region: Hunter Valley| Cracka Rating: 4.5/5
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2011 Lambloch Estate The Loch Shiraz

2011 was a pearler of a red vintage in the 'Unna, and this offering from Lambloch is a gift that will keep on giving over the next decade at least!...

Winery: Lambloch Estate | Region: Hunter Valley| Cracka Rating: 5/5
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