Hunter Valley

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. Andrew Thomas 'Two Of A Kind' Ssb 2019
    Our ‘Two of a Kind’ wines are a tribute to the multi regional blends that created some of Australia’s best wines in the 50’s and 60’s. The wines are based on the Hunter Valley’s signature varieties of Semillon ... Learn More
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  2. Andrew Thomas 'Braemore' Semillon 2019
    Classicly paired with freshly shucked oysters and sashimi - The nose is greeted with intense lime zest fruit characters which follow through to the palate with its delightful, vibrant fruit purity.The mouth watering acidity provides impeccable balance and precision ... Learn More
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  3. TYRRELL'S 'VAT 1' SEMILLON 2015
    Vat 1 Semillon only ever comes from our best old vine, dry grown vineyards. These blocks feature ideal sandy, free draining soils that give these wines their unique character. The oldest of these blocks was planted in 1923. Hand picked in the ... Learn More
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  4. TYRRELL'S 'VAT 47' CHARDONNAY 2009
    Situated between two dry creek beds, the HVD (Hunter Valley Distillery) vineyard was planted in 1908 and is believed to be the oldest Chardonnay vineyard in the world. WINNER of 3 Gold Medals ... Learn More
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  5. TYRRELL'S 'VAT 9' SHIRAZ 2017
    One of the flagship wines from this esteemed Hunter Valley producer. Noticeable new oak influence on the bouquet, with an abundance of bright red fruit, spice and a touch of sage and mint. The palate shows leather and tannin, with ... Learn More
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  6. TYRRELL'S 'VAT 1' SEMILLON 2008
    After a relatively cool fermentation, the wine spent a minimal time on yeast lees before being bottled to maintain its freshness. ... Learn More
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  7. TYRRELLS 'OLD PATCH' SHIRAZ 2009
    Only 290 cases produced of the Old Patch 1867 Shiraz ... Learn More
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  8. TYRRELLS '4 ACRES' SHIRAZ 2009
    Only 290 cases produced of the 4 Acres Shiraz Sourced from 130 year old vines the wine was matured in a 2 year old French oak cask (2700L) and a 1500L new French oak cask for 15 months. ... Learn More
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  9. TYRRELL'S 'VAT 1' SEMILLON 2005
    An iconic Australian wine from what is a classic vintage for Hunter Valley semillon. Showing a tightly structured palate with considerable length and breadth of citrus fruit flavours. This wine is only just beginning to evolve and show a hint ... Learn More
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  10. TYRRELL'S 'VAT 1' SEMILLON 2011
    A late spring which lead into cooler conditions throughout November and early December with some rain. This lead up left us with above average crop levels which ripened well with the warmer weather in January. Picking began one week later ... Learn More
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  11. Andrew Thomas 'Braemore' Semillon 2018
    Classicly paired with freshly shucked oysters and sashimi - The nose is greeted with intense lime zest fruit characters which follow through to the palate with its delightful, vibrant fruit purity.The mouth watering acidity provides impeccable balance and precision ... Learn More
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  12. CHRISTMAS DINNER DOZEN

    We've got the perfect Christmas dinner dozen for the big day! 6 wines to match with all the types of food you usually have for Christmas Day!

    • Champagne for arrival drinks and oysters
    • Aged Semillon ... Learn More
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  13. ONLINE TASTING PACK - VAT 1 VERTICAL WITH BRUCE TYRRELL THURSDAY 12TH NOVEMBER 6.30PM AEST

    **THIS ONLINE TASTING IS OVER, BUT PACK STILL AVAILABLE**

    This pack contains a 3 bottle vertical of one of Australia's most collected white wines, Tyrrell's Vat 1 Semillon. Wines are to be opened during an online tasting ... Learn More

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