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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 Mystery Iconic Hunter Valley Shiraz Cabernet

      2013 Mystery Iconic Hunter Valley Shiraz Cabernet

      From one of the best vintages in the Hunter of the last decade, this is made by one of the most famous wineries in the Hunter (you’ll know them instantly). Classically rich and full bodied, this has already scored 94 points from a renowned Aust...

      Cracka rating100
      Region: Hunter Valley
      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
      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
      2014 Margan Hunter Valley Shiraz

      2014 Margan Hunter Valley Shiraz

      This is everything you want from Hunter Valley Shiraz. The palate is rich, dense, meaty and smoky with aromas of plums, violets, charcuterie and black pepper. Hailing from a vintage that Bruce Tyrrell (Tyrrell's Wines) describes as "possibly the b...

      Cracka rating100
      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
      2014 Tamburlaine Mark Davidson Organic North Bore Shiraz

      2014 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 variety. Abundant sunshine allows perfect ripening and flavour development. This wine shows blackcurrant...

      Cracka rating0
      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
      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
      2015 Thomas Wines Six Degrees Semillon

      2015 Thomas Wines Six Degrees Semillon

      Here we have an off-dry style of semillon, which means there is a touch of sweetness to this wine. It softens the acid edge making it more approachable than most young semillons, so if you don't normally like young semillons, this one could change...

      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 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 Brokenwood Pinot Noir

      2013 Brokenwood Pinot Noir

      Hailing from Beechworth in Victoria, this is quite a plush style of pinot noir made for medium-term drinking. Fruity aromas of cherries and strawberries on the nose, with hints of earth and toast. The palate is quite rich and ripe, with a solid co...

      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
      2013 Wyndham Estate Bin 333 Pinot Noir

      2013 Wyndham Estate Bin 333 Pinot Noir

      Here's a medium-bodied, fruity style of pinot noir that would be perfect for that casual Sunday lunch. Aromas of sweet strawberries, raspberries and soft spice waft out of the glass, together with hints of toastiness. Then the palate kicks in with...

      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
      2013 Tulloch Pokolbin Dry Red Shiraz

      2013 Tulloch Pokolbin Dry Red Shiraz

      The Pokolbin Dry Red is a medium-bodied Shiraz grown in the Pokolbin region of the Hunter Valley from established vines. This elegant Hunter Valley Shiraz is typical of the region displaying ripe berry aromas with well integrated oak characters an...

      Cracka rating0
      Region: Hunter Valley
      2014 Margan Semillon

      2014 Margan Semillon

      Now, here's a young semillon that's drinking well right now with some fish and chips. Yellow citrus and mowed grass smells rise from the glass, whilst the palate is bright and fulsome, with lemony flavours, approachable acidity, and a smooth, dry ...

      Cracka rating70
      Region: Hunter Valley