Hunter Valley


The Hunter Valley is the preeminent wine region in New South Wales, and one of the oldest in Australia, dating back to the 1820s. The Hunter is much farther north than most of Australia's grape growing regions, and consquently its summers are hotter and its winters wetter, making viticulture a challenge. But the proximity to Sydney and its tourists makes the challenge worth it. Shiraz, Chardonnay and famously long-lived Semillon are the main varieties grown. 

Mount Pleasant 2009 "Lovedale" Semillon 750ml


Hand-picked, crushed, the juice drained quickly from the skins, cultured yeast, slow ferment, early bottled, seven trophies. Won its first trophy in Melbourne in '12, the next six in Queensland in '14 and '15. In other words, its only now hitting its...

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Tyrrells 2014 Vat 1 Semillon 750ml


Made from the estate's Short Flat Vineyard, the blocks dating back to '23, this is destined to add yet more trophies to the Tyrrell's warehouse of such tributes. Its balance and mouthfeel are remarkable, supple and juicy, yet cleansed by gently insistent...

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