Hunter Valley

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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
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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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Premium Festive Dozen

Premium Festive Dozen

The Premium Festive mixed dozen is back - bigger and better than ever.  We reckon it is the perfect mixed case for everyday drinking with some special occasion wines from Tyrrell's, Cumulus and Grant Burge thrown in. Looking for bright, crisp dry ...

Cracka rating90
Region: Hunter Valley
2004 Timmins Wines Hunter Valley Shiraz

2004 Timmins Wines Hunter Valley Shiraz

Colour light magenta; bouquet redolent of cherries and plums, white pepper and smoky oak; palate displays soft acid, silky tannins and a light fresh fruity mid-palate.

Cracka rating80
Region: Hunter Valley
2005 Timmins Wines Hunter Valley Shiraz

2005 Timmins Wines Hunter Valley Shiraz

Timmins is a tiny family operation making authentic wines from the Hunter Valley and Orange. This medium bodied, yet still sufficiently dense, Hunter Shiraz is full of the meaty, chunky flavours of Hunter Shiraz that is purpose built for charcuter...

Cracka rating80
Region: Hunter Valley
2013 Tamburlaine Mark Davidson Organic North Bore Shiraz

2013 Tamburlaine Mark Davidson Organic North Bore Shiraz

Eco-friendly winery Tamburlaine have branched out to the Orange region to produce this organic shiraz. It's very medium-bodied, and shows aromas of cassis, blackberries, pepper and soft spices on the nose, whilst the palate is elegant and fruity, ...

Cracka rating70
Region: Hunter Valley
2013 Tulloch Vineyard Selection Hunter Valley Semillon

2013 Tulloch Vineyard Selection Hunter Valley Semillon

The fruit for this wine is sourced from the established award-winning Inglewood vineyard on the banks of the Hunter River. It is a crisp, fresh flavoured Semillon, with lifted citrus aromas and exceptional length. This wine is made to enjoy in its...

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Region: Hunter Valley
2012 Thomas Wines Two of a Kind Shiraz

2012 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 blackberries and dark plums on the nose, with hints of black pepper and earthiness. The palate is medium to f...

Cracka rating80
Region: Hunter Valley
2007 McWilliam's Mount Pleasant Cellar Aged Elizabeth Semillon

2007 McWilliam's Mount Pleasant Cellar Aged Elizabeth Semillon

Semillon was harvested in perfect condition, with ferments showing intense varietal characters and flavours; as would be expected from the dry year. 2007 has proved to be an outstanding vintage with stellar wines! Appearance: Pale golden with...

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Region: Hunter Valley
2011 McWilliam's Mount Pleasant Heritage Collection Rosehill

2011 McWilliam's Mount Pleasant Heritage Collection Rosehill

Hailing from the historic Rosehill vineyard planted by Hunter legend, Maurice O'Shea, this has a bit more stuffing about it than the 'Philip', and will kick on for decades in the cellar. Aromas of red and dark berries, pepper spice and earthy savo...

Cracka rating80
Region: Hunter Valley
2009 201 Hunter Valley Chambourcin

2009 201 Hunter Valley Chambourcin

It's a bit of a forgotten and maligned variety is Chambourcin, even though it is almost ideally suited to the warm and wet Hunter climate. Here that means a wine with the earthen, dark berry fruit of Chambourcin and given a helpful push along by s...

Cracka rating70
Region: Hunter Valley
2011 Thomas Wines Kiss Shiraz

2011 Thomas Wines Kiss Shiraz

2011 was an amazing red year in the Hunter, and this offering from Andrew thomas is bound to kick on in the cellar for a decade or so! Lots of black fruits leap out of the glass on first sniff, followed swiftly by some exotic spices and appealing ...

Cracka rating100
Region: Hunter Valley
2013 McWilliam's Mount Pleasant Elizabeth Semillon

2013 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 kind of dry white that is right at home with a cheeky Summer lunch.

Cracka rating70
Region: Hunter Valley
NV Riverpines Vineyard Old Farm Organic Red Blend

NV Riverpines Vineyard Old Farm Organic Red Blend

As the name suggests, this is a very easy sort of 'drinking' wine - a wine of simple flavours, juicy fruits and a hint of sweetness. A wine for drinking out of tumblers on a warm afternoon after digging holes. Easy refreshment.

Cracka rating60
Region: Hunter Valley
2014 David Hook Pinot Grigio

2014 David Hook Pinot Grigio

David Hook is one of the new generation of Hunter winemakers turning out stellar wines under is eponymous label. He planted vines back in the 80s choosing sites that the varieties would benefit from. We think this Grigio is really smart, it’s lean...

Cracka rating80
Region: Hunter Valley
2013 Wyndham Estate Bin 999 Merlot

2013 Wyndham Estate Bin 999 Merlot

Here's a 'loose change' special from Wyndham Estate that would be perfect with spaghetti and meatballs. Medium-bodied and juicy, there are smells and flavours of fleshy plums, raspberries and soft spice, all wrapped up in soft tannins and friendly...

Cracka rating80
Region: Hunter Valley
2014 Brokenwood Pinot Gris

2014 Brokenwood Pinot Gris

Hailing from Beechworth, this is a fairly ripe style of gris that also has a kiss of sweetness for added appeal. Ripe apples, pears and stone fruits leap out of the glass, along with hits of musk florals and candied citrus. The palate is quite ric...

Cracka rating80
Region: Hunter Valley
2014 Tyrrell's Old Winery Traminer Riesling

2014 Tyrrell's Old Winery Traminer Riesling

The Old Winery range is the more 'entry level' offering from wine legends Tyrrell's, which makes them great value for money. This 2013 white comes in at around 12% alcohol, so is a little plusher than previous years, and shows appealing lychee, ci...

Cracka rating70
Region: Hunter Valley
2012 Brokenwood Cricket Pitch Red

2012 Brokenwood Cricket Pitch Red

The Cricket Pitch has become one of Brokenwood’s most iconic labels showing not just multi-varieties but multi-regions in the mix. This is a BYO wine that works well with a variety of cuisines; anything from robust seafood, to pasta and gourmet sa...

Cracka rating70
Region: Hunter Valley
2007 De Iuliis Aged Release Semillon

2007 De Iuliis Aged Release Semillon

Semillon is at its best when it gets over 5-years old, and this one from De Iuliis is right in the zone. This semillon has a fair bit of zippy lemon and lime citrus on the nose and palate, along with some highly appealing toasty mature characters....

Cracka rating90
Region: Hunter Valley
2009 Bimbadgen Signature Palmers Lane Vineyard Semillon

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 scented fruit still fresh and youthful with some awesome toasty complexity. Drink it now and cellar for mo...

Cracka rating80
Region: Hunter Valley