9 February 2014
With Josh back in the fold, the Plonk team head two hours north of Sydney to the Hunter Valley where they have secured an exclusive interview with wine legend Bruce Tyrrell of Tyrrell’s Wines. Despite a misunderstanding regarding a stolen bar fridge at Peppers Guest House the team are in good spirits and hope the interview will bring Plonk some much needed credibility.
It soon becomes clear that the day won’t be as easy as they had hoped as a rival wine show has beat them to it and is already interviewing Bruce. Things sour quickly and tensions mount, culminating in a nasty accident between Bruce Tyrrell and a wine dog book. Having blinded one of Australia’s most successful winemakers the guys decide, cleverly, to cut their losses. If only they could find their way back to the car.
Hunter Valley wineries and locations featured:
Established in 1858, Tyrrell’s Wines is one of Australia’s pre-eminent family owned wine companies. Headed up by fourth generation family member Bruce Tyrrell, Tyrrell’s is home to some of Australia’s most awarded wines. The Hunter Valley property is home to the original iron bark hut that Edward Tyrrell lived in and the Short Flat Vineyard, home of Australia’s most awarded white wine, Vat 1 Semillon, with its vines first planted in 1923.
Peppers Guest House
Nestled in the heart of New South Wales’ Hunter Valley wine country, Peppers Guest House is one of the region’s best loved retreats. Set in manicured gardens overlooking the vineyards, this distinguished sandstone retreat offers luxury accommodation with deluxe rooms and suites as well as a four bedroom cottage.
Mistletoe is a small family owned vineyard and winery that was established in 1989. With over 20 wines on tasting, Mistletoe has one of the most comprehensive range of wines to be seen in the Hunter Valley. Mistletoe’s multi award winning wines are sold exclusively from the winery and cellar door located in the beautiful Hermitage Road area of Pokolbin.