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Hunter Valley Wines

  • Hunter Valley wine country
  • Audrey Wilkinson Vineyard, Pokolbin

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Wines of The Hunter Valley

Hunter Valley wines are unique to the region, thanks to its climate, its soils and the experience of its growers and producers. Over 180 years young, the Hunter Valley is home to over 150 wineries and cellar doors as well as a myriad of activities and gourmet delights. Famous throughout Australia and the world, Hunter Valley wines have a unique range of flavours that could tempt almost any palate.

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Wine Varieties

Tallavera Grove Vineyard, Hunter Valley

The region's most popular variety is the Hunter Valley Semillon. A wine Tyrrells Wines has become renowned for in the Hunter Valley, the Semillon is a dry white that is generally best left to mature. The Semillon is crisp, lemony and grassy when young and more complex, with toasty vanilla and honey flavours when mature.

Another popular white is the Hunter Valley Chardonnay. Introduced to the region in the 1960s, the Chardonnay has become very popular and is now offered by most producers in the Hunter Valley. Each Chardonnay will differ slightly, with some offering a stronger oaky flavour than others, but most will favour a peaches and cream flavour common to the area.

The Hunter Valley Shiraz is a medium-bodied red with soft spices and velvety textures that has become a region favourite. 2012 proved to be a successfull yeat for Shiraz with 8 awards won at the 2012 Hunter Valley Wine Show with De Iuliis Wines, a small boutique winery, and owner of Cracked Pepper Restaurant, taking home 4 awards this year.

  • Roberts restaurant, Pokolbin, Hunter Valley

    Restaurants

    Hunte Valley chefs make the most of the region's oustanding local produce to create inspiring seasonal menus. Dine alfresco looking out on to rolling vineyards and the Brokenback Mountains.

  • Wine tasting, Hunter Valley Wine Region

    Cellar doors

    Taste some of Australias most outstanding wines in the Hunter Valley. Intimate cellar door experiences offer insight on the secrets behind creating the perfect drop.

  • Cycling through the vineyards

    Touring the Vineyards

    Take in magnificent vistas of the region on a vineyard tour with a difference.  Ride a bike between cellar doors or  drive through the picturesque countryside  from one winery to the next .

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