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
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
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
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
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...

Cracka rating0
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
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...

Cracka rating0
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
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
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 Thomas Wines Two of a Kind Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

2014 Thomas Wines Two of a Kind Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

The Hunter Valley meets the Adelaide Hills in this multi-variety, multi-regional blend from Andrew Thomas. It's quite a zesty number showing plenty of lemons and limes on the nose, along with whiffs of tropicals and subtle dairy. The palate is lig...

Cracka rating80
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
2014 De Iuliis Semillon

2014 De Iuliis Semillon

As they say in the Hunter, this wine is Sem-sational and it’s no wonder that Australia’s gift to the world of white wine continues to gain loyal fans. Mike De Iuliis is one of a new breed of Hunter winemakers who manages to make wines that talk of...

Cracka rating100
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
2014 Mark Davidson Organic Three's a Crowd Cabernet Merlot

2014 Mark Davidson Organic Three's a Crowd Cabernet Merlot

Tamburlaine winemaker Mark Davidson has a swipe at the French with his 'Three Is A Crowd' cab merlot out of the Orange region. He doesn’t believe a third variety is needed in the blend, as the Bordelaise tend to do, and sticks to these two peas in...

Cracka rating70
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
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
2011 Thomas Wines Sweetwater Shiraz

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 to deliver an elegant, poised drink that is totally cellar-worthy. Aromas of red cherries and blueb...

Cracka rating90
Region: Hunter Valley
2013 De Iuliis Stevens Vineyard Shiraz

2013 De Iuliis Stevens Vineyard Shiraz

Superstar. That's the best way to describe this single vineyard Shiraz, a wine that can't help but win gold medals and critical acclaim everywhere it goes. Heck, even the crew here at Cracka likes this rich, medium bodied Hunter Shiraz.

Cracka rating100
Region: Hunter Valley