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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2010 Capercaillie Hunter Valley Rose

Think pink, drink pink, that’s the new mantra according to us. It’s not just the girlie drink of yesteryear with little or no thought gone into it....

Winery: Capercaillie Wines | Region: Hunter Valley| Cracka Rating: 3.0/5
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2011 Thomas Wines Sweetwater Shiraz

The Sweetwater shiraz has always been the best value red in the Thomas Wines range. Each year, this single vineyard wine punches above it's station...

Winery: Thomas Wines | Region: Hunter Valley| Cracka Rating: 4.5/5
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2011 De Iuliis Chardonnay

Once you’ve got your mouth round pronouncing the name, you’ll have an easier time getting some of Mike De Iuliis’ wines into you. This is champion ...

Winery: De Iuliis Vineyards | Region: Hunter Valley| Cracka Rating: 4.5/5
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2013 Wyndham Estate Bin 777 Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

The masters of price blasters strike again with this bright and zippy sem sav blend out of South Eastern Australia, and what's more, it got a silve...

Winery: Wyndham Estate | Region: Hunter Valley| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
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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 Capercaillie Hunter Valley Sparkling Moscato

Sweet, fun and spritzy is the theme with this moscato offering, but you could say that about most moscatos. Red berries and musksticks rise from th...

Winery: Capercaillie Wines | Region: Hunter Valley| Cracka Rating: 3.5/5
RRP: $27.00 | OUR PRICE : $24.50
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2013 Pepper Tree Hunter Valley Verdelho

Verdelho is sometimes referred to as the forgotten white variety, it’s neglected but it has so much widespread appeal. The home of many great Verde...

Winery: Pepper Tree | Region: Hunter Valley| Cracka Rating: 3.5/5
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2012 Allandale Hunter Valley Verdelho

Palate & Bouquet: Tropical fruit characters balanced by a citrus line of acid resulting in a long lingering finish. Food: A perfect match wi...

Winery: Allandale | Region: Hunter Valley
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2012 Tyrrell's Lost Block Shiraz

The Tyrrell’s range of wines is made up of an exhausting list of varieties and regions and the Lost Block is one of our favourites. Funnily it was ...

Winery: Tyrrells | Region: Hunter Valley| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
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2013 Thomas Wines Two of a Kind Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

This wine exhibits a radiant light straw colour, with an attractive green hue. Whilst the delicate citrus characters of the Hunter Semillon provide...

Winery: Thomas Wines | Region: Hunter Valley
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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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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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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 Brokenwood Three Sovereigns Shiraz

Brokenwood keep the value hits coming with this bonny, elegantly styled shiraz that hails mostly from Langhorne Creek in South Australia. Cherries ...

Winery: Brokenwood Wines | Region: Hunter Valley| Cracka Rating: 3.5/5
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2013 Margan Chardonnay

When you consider the fruit comes off 40-year-old vines, and it sees a touch of oak, this is a deadset bargain! Aromas of tropical fruits, yellow c...

Winery: Margan | Region: Hunter Valley| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
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2012 Tamburlaine Mark Davidson Organic Three’s a Crowd Cabernet Merlot

As they say, 'two's company and three's a crowd'. Cabernet Sauvignon provides the backbone, Merlot the smooth texture. Perfect company. Alcohol: 1...

Winery: Tamburlaine | Region: Hunter Valley
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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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2011 Brokenwood Hunter Valley Shiraz

The thing we love about Hunter Valley shiraz is their graceful, medium-bodied, earthy savoury nature, and this one from a sterling HV vintage is gr...

Winery: Brokenwood Wines | Region: Hunter Valley| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
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2012 Tamburlaine Mark Davidson Organic North Bore Shiraz

One of our vineyards is at Borenore or 'North Bore'. In Australia a 'Bore' is a hole to access underground water. Shiraz is Australia's iconic vari...

Winery: Tamburlaine | Region: Hunter Valley
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2011 Tyrrell's Lost Block Cabernet Sauvignon

A winery that need’s little introduction,Tyrrell’s have been making wines for over 150 years. The Lost Block Range is named after a vintage 1993 wh...

Winery: Tyrrells | Region: Hunter Valley| Cracka Rating: 3.0/5
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