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      Hunter Valley
      Latitude
      Altitude
      75m
      Growing Season Rainfall
      530mm
      Mean January Temperature
      22.7˚C
      Harvest
      Mid January to early March
      Wineries
      50
      Website
      Cracka Rating 0

      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. 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. Watch Stuart MacGill uncork the Hunter Valley

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      2013 See Saw Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

      2013 See Saw Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

      Cracka wines don’t get much better than this very tasty blend bringing two great Australian wine styles together – Orange Sauvignon Blanc and Hunter Valley Semillon made by the experienced hands of Andrew Margan, or Margs as we call him here at Cr...

      Cracka rating90
      Region: Hunter Valley
      2013 See Saw Hunter Valley Marlborough Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

      2013 See Saw Hunter Valley Marlborough Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

      Cracka wines don’t get much better than this very tasty blend bringing two great Australian wine styles together – Orange Sauvignon Blanc and Hunter Valley Semillon made by the experienced hands of Andrew Margan, or Margs as we call him here at Cr...

      Cracka rating90
      Region: Hunter Valley
      2010 Tyrrell's HVD Single Vineyard Semillon

      2010 Tyrrell's HVD Single Vineyard Semillon

      The HVD vineyard was planted in 1908, and lies in the most revered strip of semillon soil in the Hunter valley. It tends to be a slightly richer, riper, fleshier style of semillon, and this one shows some pretty jasmine and camomile florals, along...

      Cracka rating90
      Region: Hunter Valley
      2015 Tyrrell's Hunter Valley Chardonnay

      2015 Tyrrell's Hunter Valley Chardonnay

      Some of our favorite blocks were selected for this wine. The nose is citrus with a slight hint of oak, the palate is weighted and generous and has the texture and complexities associated with time on lees. A rich and fresh Chardonnay, with subtl...

      Cracka rating0
      Region: Hunter Valley
      2015 Margan Original Hunter Valley Semillon

      2015 Margan Original Hunter Valley Semillon

      A quick scan of the inbox reveals that we haven't featured a Hunter Valley Semillon in bloody ages. Time to fix that! Andrew Margan is certainly no stranger to Hunter Sem, having crafted some of the region's top whites since 1989. This 2015 Ma...

      Cracka rating100
      Region: Hunter Valley
      2015 Silkman Hunter Valley Semillon

      2015 Silkman Hunter Valley Semillon

      Tight as a drum! This is deliciously typical of the variety and region. Exactly what you want from Hunter Sem'. Lemon and a little lime, chalky with some sherbert, it oozes quality and class. These guys at Silkman make some classical wines that...

      Cracka rating100
      Region: Hunter Valley
      2013 Tyrrell's Old Winery Shiraz

      2013 Tyrrell's Old Winery Shiraz

      Tyrrell’s have had over 150 years experience in making wine, so it’s fair to say they do a decent job with Shiraz. This is a snapshot of a multi- regional Shiraz as Tyrrell’s have vineyard holdings in more than just the Hunter. This wine has the t...

      Cracka rating80
      Region: Hunter Valley
      2013 Tyrrell's Old Winery Cabernet Merlot

      2013 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 than just the Hunter valley they can draw on different parcels of fruit to make wines that appeal to...

      Cracka rating70
      Region: Hunter Valley
      2015 Bimbadgen Estate Hunter Valley Semillon

      2015 Bimbadgen Estate Hunter Valley Semillon

      This wine is a blend of Bimbadgen’s McDonalds Road and Palmers Lane premium Semillon blocks. The clay soils of McDonalds Road provide the tropical flavours whilst the sandy loam soils of Palmers Lane give this Semillon its distinctive fresh lime f...

      Cracka rating90
      Region: Hunter Valley
      2013 McWilliam's Mount Pleasant High Paddock Shiraz

      2013 McWilliam's Mount Pleasant High Paddock Shiraz

      This is a lovely fuller-bodied, fruity shiraz out of the Hunter that shows smells of spicy red berries, dark cherries and chocolate notes on the nose, whilst the palate is plush and sweetly-fruited, with poised acidity, slinky tannins, and a juicy...

      Cracka rating80
      Region: Hunter Valley
      2013 Tyrrell's Lunatiq Shiraz

      2013 Tyrrell's Lunatiq Shiraz

      Appearance: Deep in colour with a vibrant purple hue. Nose: The aromas are dark and brooding with hints of chocolate and plum lifted by cinnamon spiced French oak. Palate: All the dark fruit flavours are framed on the palate by rich, laye...

      Cracka rating0
      Region: Hunter Valley
      NV Hungerford Hill Classic Liqueur Muscat

      NV Hungerford Hill Classic Liqueur Muscat

      Here we have a sweeter style of muscat from Hungerford Hill made from fruit out of Rutherglen. There's plenty of Christmas cake-like dried fruits in this lush little wine, along with hints of toffee and butterscotch. The palate is rich, sweet and ...

      Cracka rating70
      Region: Hunter Valley
      NV Tamburlaine Wine Lovers Scarlet Bubbles

      NV Tamburlaine Wine Lovers Scarlet Bubbles

      One mouthful of this sweet style of pink fizz will have you gone with the wind, and not giving a damn! Scarlet shows red fruits and rosewater on the nose, before the palate kicks in with a light, sweet flavour, fun bubbles, a creamy mouthfeel, and...

      Cracka rating60
      Region: Hunter Valley
      2010 Hungerford Hill Dalliance Chardonnay Pinot Noir

      2010 Hungerford Hill Dalliance Chardonnay Pinot Noir

      A ripe, fruit driven style that features the bold flavours of the variety balanced with a complete spectrum of fruit acids. The subtlety of yeast lees contact adds complexity to the wine. Mid straw in colour with green hues, with a fine persi...

      Cracka rating0
      Region: Hunter Valley
      2015 Tyrrell's Old Winery Pinot Noir

      2015 Tyrrell's Old Winery Pinot Noir

      The Tyrrell’s family have produced quite a legacy in their 150 years of winemaking and you could never accuse them of slowing down or being complacent. The Old Winery range is a collection of wines suitable for everyday quaffing, like this Pinot t...

      Cracka rating70
      Region: Hunter Valley
      NV Bimbadgen Sparkling Semillon

      NV Bimbadgen Sparkling Semillon

      Sparkling Semillon is a bit of a Hunter speciality and it works pretty well to make a delicate and elegant bubbly. It is light, a little fruity and delicious.

      Cracka rating70
      Region: Hunter Valley
      2014 The Little Wine Company Verdelho

      2014 The Little Wine Company Verdelho

      This Verdelho is loaded with tropical fruit flavours and a long citrus finish. Harvested from mature vines in the Hunter Valley, this wine was made without the use of oak to showcase the true flavours of the vineyard. The fuller flavours and great...

      Cracka rating70
      Region: Hunter Valley
      2014 De Iuliis Verdelho

      2014 De Iuliis Verdelho

      It’s the blushing bridesmaid of the Hunter but it can well and truly stand on it’s own as a white variety that has as much claim to the Hunter as the more celebrated Semillon. This white lends itself to being matched to spicy Asian dishes. Mike De...

      Cracka rating80
      Region: Hunter Valley
      2012 The Little Wine Company Little Gem Chardonnay

      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 one of Australia's best chardonnays back in the day, so it is a smart move to use this fruit once m...

      Cracka rating80
      Region: Hunter Valley