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Internationally, Hunter Valley is one of Australia’s two most well known wine regions, alongside Barossa Valley in South Australia. Located about a two hour drive north of Sydney, the region is very popular for weekend escapes from the city of Sydney.

Hunter Valley’s climate includes regular droughts or floods, seemingly less than desirable conditions to grow grapes, with the hot, humid summers and cool winters. Nevertheless, the region has been under cultivation since the 1800’s and is responsible for putting Australian wine, in particular Sémillon and to a lesser extent Shiraz, on the world wine map. Winemaking pioneers such as Bruce Tyrrell (Tyrrell's Wines) and Len Evans helped the region gain worldwide recognition.

The famous Hunter valley Sémillon was for many years known as ‘Hunter Valley Riesling’ and is never matured in oak. It is however one of the most ageworthy whites in the country with bottles showing an inordinate ability to age gracefully. Bottle-aged Sémillons will often exhibit burnt toast and honey characteristics, slight nutty notes and supremely complex flavours on the palate. This palate complexity is coupled with soft acidity and the finish can be very long indeed.
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  1. Lindemans 'Ben Ean' Rare Release Shiraz 2014
    The resurrection of a single vineyard wine sourced from the same sites that produced some of Australia's greatest ever red wines in the Lindemans Hunter River Burgundies. ... Learn More
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  2. Mount Pleasant 1880 Vines Old Hill Vineyard Shiraz 2014
    A bold, youthful, elegant shiraz and very pleasant drinking now, but it should be cellared for several years to enjoy the full pay-off. - Huon Hooke Planted in 1880 by Charles King, the 'Old Hill' or 'O.H' vineyard has produced ... Learn More
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  3. Mount Pleasant Maurice O'Shea Shiraz 2014
    The wine is very powerful, dense and concentrated, profound and firm in its abundance of tannins. - Huon Hooke Maurice O'Shea was a pioneer of Australian wine, creating long-lived, highly celebrated wines from the 1920's through to the 1950's that ... Learn More
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