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
150
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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2007 McWilliams Mount Pleasant Lovedale Semillon

2007 McWilliams Mount Pleasant Lovedale Semillon

From a pretty good semillon vintage in the Hunter Valley comes this icon, single vineyard wine. There's smells of lemons, honeysuckle, subtle grassiness and nuttiness on the nose, which translates to the light-bodied, zippy palate, along with brig...

Cracka rating90
Region: Hunter Valley
2007 Tyrrell's Vat 1 Hunter Semillon

2007 Tyrrell's Vat 1 Hunter Semillon

Unquestionably one of Australia's finest white wines, Tyrrell's Vat 1 is normally only released to the public when it hits 5 years of age. the flavours needing many years to really come together. The ageworthiness is part of the charm though as th...

Cracka rating100
Region: Hunter Valley
2007 Glenguin Aristea Shiraz

2007 Glenguin Aristea Shiraz

The Aristea is Glenguin Estates icon wine, a classic old vine Shiraz from the Hunter that has not just national but international acclaim, even leading world wine authority Jancis Robinson to comment that it’s one of her favourite Australian Shira...

Cracka rating80
Region: Hunter Valley
2009 Margan Botrytis Semillon (375ml)

2009 Margan Botrytis Semillon (375ml)

This is a cheeky little sweet wine with loads of sweet marmalade, orange peel and honeycomb fruit flavour finishing with luscious sweetness and fine length. Made for crème brulee!

Cracka rating70
Region: Hunter Valley
2010 Tyrrell's Vat 47 Chardonnay

2010 Tyrrell's Vat 47 Chardonnay

Since its first release in 1971, the Vat 47 chardonnay has become an Aussie icon. It has blazed a trail for decades, and has managed to keep up with the ever-changing styles that grace the Australian wine landscape today. It's a richer style that ...

Cracka rating100
Region: Hunter Valley
NV Bimbadgen Estate Fortified Verdelho - 375ml

NV Bimbadgen Estate Fortified Verdelho - 375ml

Did you know that fortified Verdelho makes one of the great wines of the world??? Yep - in Madeira off the Portuguese coast. This is a handy example too, all sweet and unctuous with some luscious fruit characters. Very gluggable.

Cracka rating70
Region: Hunter Valley
2011 Tyrrell's Vat 8 Shiraz Cabernet

2011 Tyrrell's Vat 8 Shiraz Cabernet

The Hunter Valley has always turned out elegant, medium-bodied reds, and this wine from one of its oldest family producers - Tyrrell's - is a little pearler! There's a cheeky splash of cab sav in the mix, and it shows aromas of dark berries, plums...

Cracka rating100
Region: Hunter Valley
2011 Brokenwood Hunter Valley Shiraz

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 great! Aromas of dark berries, star anise spice, and toasted vanilla leap out of the glass, before the...

Cracka rating80
Region: Hunter Valley
2009 Glenguin Ironbark Tannat

2009 Glenguin Ironbark Tannat

Glenguin make one of the few straight Tannat’s in Australia and this ancient, dark red has made the pilgrimage from south-west France to the Hunter successfully. International wine commentator Andrew Jefford even went as far to say it was one of t...

Cracka rating80
Region: Hunter Valley
2011 Margan Shiraz

2011 Margan Shiraz

2011 was a ripper year in the Hunter, and this shiraz from Margan is value plus! Scents of ripe red berries and plums decorate the nose, together with hints of earthiness, mocha and exotic spices. The palate is medium-bodied and graceful, with a d...

Cracka rating80
Region: Hunter Valley
2011 Tyrrell's Vat 9 Shiraz

2011 Tyrrell's Vat 9 Shiraz

This is a stonkingly good Vat 9 that will cellar for at least a decade! Scents of dark berries, exotic spices, plums and slight earthiness waft out of the glass, then the medium-bodied palate comes along with dense, tight plum and blackberry flavo...

Cracka rating100
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
2012 Bimbadgen Signature Chardonnay

2012 Bimbadgen Signature Chardonnay

Who loves oaky Chardonnay - me!  This is your classic Hunter Valley Chardonnay with ripe, peachy fruit layered with some quality French oak finishing long and strong.

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
2011 Tyrrell's Stevens Single Vineyard Shiraz

2011 Tyrrell's Stevens Single Vineyard Shiraz

Made from some of the oldest vines in the Hunter valley, this medium-bodied red shows its Hunter roots through its mix of red and dark fruits, exotic spice and hints of earthiness, right down to its fine, savoury tannins and bright acidity. It fin...

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
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
2011 David Hook Old Vines Pothana Chardonnay

2011 David Hook Old Vines Pothana Chardonnay

Quality Hunter Chardonnay is brilliant. While it’s not the first region you think of that produces consistently good Chardonnay it was the first region in Australia to be planted with this variety. Its complex with varietal fruit character in the ...

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

2013 Tyrrell's Old Winery Chardonnay

Would it surprise you if we told you that Tyrrell’s were ultimately the ones that pioneered the Chardonnay grape. It was in the early 70s which shows what a relatively short time the grape has had to establish its reputation. The Old Winery range ...

Cracka rating70
Region: Hunter Valley
2013 The Little Wine Company Gewurztraminer

2013 The Little Wine Company Gewurztraminer

Bright straw-green from the cooler reaches of the Goulburn Valley which has good varietal character with a full frame, rose petal, spice and lychee aromas and flavours; dry finish.

Cracka rating80
Region: Hunter Valley