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Brokenwood Chardonnay 2016

Whilst Brokenwood are based in the Hunter Valley, they access quality fruit from other regions. In this case, the majority of the grapes come from Beechworth in Victoria (49%) with New South Wales’ Orange (32%) Cowra (14%) and the Hunter itself with 5% seasoning. 103 more words

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Brokenwood ILR Reserve Semillon 2011

The flagship white wine from Brokenwood. ILR are the initials¬† of Iain Leslie Riggs, Brokenwood’s Chief Winemaker, managing director and all round good guy. No ILR was made in 2010 and the 2011 vintage was optimum for holding back such a release as this. 107 more words

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Brokenwood Semillon 2017

The 2018 vintage is starting to wrap up in the Hunter Valley, which means that the very first commercial wines from this vintage won’t be far away! 85 more words

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Adventures in the Hunter Valley

We arrived in the sleepy Hunter Valley at dusk on Saturday night and were greeted by our Airbnb hosts with a warm welcome.

After collecting our keys to the “Shiraz Room” we proceeded to find some dinner and found ourselves at Goldfish at the Tempus Two Cellar door. 316 more words


Gundog Estate Sunshine Vineyard Semillon 2014

A few years ago, the AWRI researched the soils of the Hunter Valley where semillon was grown and it seemed to thrive on sandier soils close to a water source. 121 more words

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Gundog Estate Vernon Vineyard Semillon 2014

The “biggest” of the Single Vineyard semillon range from Gundog Estate, made in the excellent Hunter Valley vintage of 2014. The vineyard is easterly facing on the slopes of Mount View. 140 more words

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Gundog Estate Somerset Vineyard Semillon 2014

The Somerset vineyard site was selected in 1863 and planted to semillon with a Busby clone in 1965. Part of the Single Vineyard range from Gundog Estate from the excellent Hunter Valley vintage of 2014. 114 more words

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