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Margan Albarino 2017

Margan Albarino

Margan Albarino 2017

Albariño comes from Rías Baixas in the Galicia region of north west Spain. Andrew Margan was the first to plant it here in the Hunter Valley in 2014. Galicia is classified as a warm maritime climate and it produces textural wines with low alcohol, high fruit and high acid, just like the Hunter Valley. Being the first Albarino from the Hunter it is hard to know how long this wine may cellar but its balance and structure suggests it will cellar well for many years.

VintageThe 2017 vintage had perfect ripening conditions with gradually increasing temperatures and long daylight hours resulting in beautifully ripe and healthy fruit which allowed harvest in late February.

LocationSingle vineyard wine from the ancient red volcanic soil of the Fordwich Sill. Broke Fordwich, Hunter Valley.

Variety Albarino

Tasting Notes

Tropical fruit and spice, succulent acidity with a lingering finish and lifted citrus characteristics.

Best DrinkingEnjoy now as an aperitif. It will develop beautifully over the next 3 to 6 years and live a bit more after that.

More information

After minimal skin-contact we fermented the juice in stainless steel tanks using a small amount of solids and a variety-specific yeast. Extended lees contact post fermentation resulted in a textural complex wine.  Alcohol 11.5%
 
Visit Margan Wines at their cellar door at 1238 Milbrodale Rd, Broke or online

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The Chilli Hunter

The Chilli Hunter | Hunter Valley Accommodation at the Vintry

Located at Windsor's Edge Vineyard, The Chilli Hunter is the hottest place to visit in the Hunter Valley where you can sample the latest range of gourmet products created from Claude's Gourmet Kitchen. Claude's range of Chilli products are all made from Australian grown Chilli's and have no artificial flavours or colourings. 

The Chilli Hunter has a range of gourmet chilli sauces that have chilli ratings from 4/10 to 10/10 and include fragrant Chilli, Lime and Lemongrass Sauce and the Liquid Fire Sauce that contains Scorpion and Habernero Chilli.

The Scoville scale is a measurement of the pungency, or spicy heat of chili peppers and other spicy foods, measured in Scoville heat units (SHU),  a function of capsaicin concentration. Capsaicin is one of many related active components found in chili peppers, collectively called capsaicinoids.

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THE SCOVILLE SCALE FOR CHILLI PEPPERS

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The Chilli Hunter

Open for tastings Monday to Thursday 10am - 4pm and Friday to Sunday 10am to 5pm

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The Vintry is a stunning architecturally designed Country House, luxuriously appointed with quality furnishings and fittings but with the feel of a traditional bush retreat. A contemporary property with 4 spacious bedrooms includes 1 king size bedroom with hydrotherapy spa bath and 3 queen size bedrooms each with its own ensuite bathroom and private deck for those times when you would like some personal time to relax.

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Margan Merlot 2015

Margan Merlot

Margan Merlot 2015

The Hunter Valley makes soft red wines and  Merlot is an inherently soft variety creating a regional varietal that is soft with full fruit and fullness. Minimal oak has been used to allow the wine to focus on the fruit quality. Margan planted their Merlot behind the winery using cuttings from an old Merlot vineyard.

The experts suggested that this was the wrong thing to do as the vineyard would be unreliable in yield. They were right that it is unreliable in yield but it is very reliable in quality and that is more important than yield. Merlot is a soft variety and the Hunter makes soft red wine so it is a good fit with its dark fruit characters combined with the Hunter spiciness.

Vintage2015 was a tough vintage for certain areas of the Hunter Valley. Rainfall was high, typical of what the Hunter can deliver, but the amazing ability of the vines to withstand these rain events truly astounds. The lead up to harvest was great, cool conditions, dry and lovely fruit set led to great crops at an average yield. Careful selective picking required to ensure the highest quality was achieved.

LocationVines on their own roots and grown on the red volcanic soil of Timbervines Vineyard at Margan in Broke.

Variety Merlot

Tasting Notes True to the variety, this vintage shows plenty of primary fruit characters. The palate is earthy with a touch of spice and the soft tannins rounds it out nicely, adding length for a silky finish.

Best DrinkingAn early drinking style.

More information

The fruit was cool fermented to preserve primary fruit characters and pressed to 1 and 2 year old French and American oak hogsheads to undergo malolactic fermentation. Constant evaluation during time in barrel ensured that we bottled this wine at the perfect time. Acid 7.1 pH 3.47 Alcohol 14.5% Visit Margan Wines at their cellar door at 1238 Milbrodale Rd, Broke or online

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Audrey Wilkinson Tempranillo 2017

Audrey Wilkinson Tempranillo

Audrey Wilkinson Tempranillo 2017

Audrey Wilkinson Tempranillo comes from the 2017 vintage, which will be regarded as a classic Hunter Valley vintage. Ideal warm growing conditions leading up to vintage, then, after some spring and early summer rains, the vines were healthy and had plenty of foliage. Very dry and hot summer conditions with temperatures over 40 degrees meant the tannin and flavour of the fruit was allowed to fully mature. The 2017 red wines will be full of flavour and highly sought after.

Audrey Wilkinson Tempranillo

VintageThe 2017 vintage will be regarded as a classic Hunter Valley vintage, with ideal warm growing conditions leading up to vintage. 

Location Hunter Valley

Variety Tempranillo

Tasting Notes Crimson red in colour with bright violet hues, this wine has lifted aromas of cherries and red currant fruits, with a subtle spice. Medium-bodied with a bright and juicy palate of cherries and red currant flavours, and hints of savoury spice and soft tannins.

Best DrinkingEnjoy now, or cellar up to 7 years

More informationTechnical Data: Alc. 13.5% TA 6.2g/L pH 3.51 Visit Audrey Wilkinson Wines at their cellar door in De Beyers Road, Pokolbin or online

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Hunter Valley Wine and Food Festival 2018

Hunter Valley Wine and Food Festival | The Vintry. Hunter Valley accommodation in the vineyards at Pokolbin

If you love wine and food, it's time to start making plans for May and June 2018! Yes, that's right make plans now to visit the Hunter Valley. There is no better time to take in the delights of Australia’s premium wine-growing region than during the 2018 Hunter Valley Wine and Food Festival. Spanning May and June, the Festival showcases the epicurean pleasures of our iconic food and wine destination. Join us for the perfect journey of discovery through our stunning region, Hunter Valley Wine Country.

From incredible gourmet dinners at award-winning restaurants to vineyard tours, winemaking masterclasses, hands-on cooking classes and cosy evenings beside an open fire with friends, the Festival has something for everyone.

You will have the opportunity to enjoy a host of vertical wine tastings, vineyard tours and set-price lunches and dinners that are on offer during the Festival. Round up your friends, and set a date for the 2018 Hunter Valley Wine and Food Festival. Remember, book your accommodation early.

Hunter Valley Food and Wine Festival 2018

This much anticipated annual event showcases Hunter Valley Wine Country's diverse wine and food culture with two months of themed activities and events throughout May and June.

The Hunter Valley Wine and Food Festival provides the chance to wine and dine with leading Hunter Valley winemakers and chefs, take part in an array of fun and interactive classes to fine tune your culinary skills or, if you are after a relaxing experience, simply curl up beside and open fire with a glass of Hunter Valley wine and a local cheese plate.

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Buddy Guy at Roche Estate

Buddy Guy in the Hunter Valley at Roche Estate as part of Blues in the Vine 10 February 2018

Crossroads in the Vines

Seven times Grammy award winner Buddy Guy will feature at  Blues in the Vines, one of two premium music festivals that are on their way to the spectacular Roche Estate in the Hunter Valley for Crossroads in the Vines. Joining Buddy Guy at Roche Estate on Saturday February 10 2018, will be Ian Moss, Diesel, Russell Morris and a swag of international and national superstar Blues acts.

George "Buddy" Guy is an American blues guitarist and singer.  Born in 1936 in Lettsworth, Louisiana, he moved to Chicago in 1957. As an exponent of Chicago blues, he has influenced eminent guitarists including Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, Keith Richards, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jeff Beck and John Mayer. In the 1960s, Guy played with Muddy Waters as a house guitarist at Chess Records and began a musical partnership with the harmonica player Junior Wells.

Buddy Guy was ranked 30th in Rolling Stone magazine's "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time".  His song "Stone Crazy" was ranked 78th in the Rolling Stone list of the "100 Greatest Guitar Songs of All Time".  Eric Clapton once described him as "the best guitar player alive".

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Country Music is returning to the Hunter on Saturday March 24 2018 with Crossroads Country in the Vines, featuring the biggest names in Country including the legendary Billy Ray Cyrus (USA), Lee Kernaghan, Kasey Chambers, John Williamson, The McClymonts and many more.

Buddy Guy Featuring B.B. King performing Stay Around A Little Longer

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Buddy Guy featuring at Blues in the Vines at Roche Estate

Saturday February 10 2018 Crossroads Blues in the Vines at Roche Estate, Pokolbin NSW

Tickets Oztix - Crossroads Blues in the Vines 

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Always more tastes to discover

Muse Restaurant Pokolbin Hunter Valley Restaurants

Hunter Valley Restaurants

Did you know the Hunter Valley has four SMH Good Food Guide hatted restaurants? Yes, we have all the ingredients for a tasty gourmet getaway with 60 plus eateries serving knockout food. Always more to food to try and discover.

Muse Restaurant

Two Chef Hats - SMH Good Food Guide

Bistro Molines

One Chef Hat - SMH Good Food Guide

Margan Restaurant 

One Chef Hat - SMH Good Food Guide

Muse Kitchen

One Chef Hat - SMH Good Food Guide

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Thomas Wines Murphy’s Semillon 2017

Thomas Wines Murphy's Semillon

Thomas Wines Murphy's Semillon 2017

Thomas Wines Murphy's Semillon 2017 is made by one of the Hunter Valley’s most renowned winemakers, Andrew Thomas. Nationally and internationally acclaimed for their exceptional, single vineyard Hunter Valley wines, Thomas Wines has gained a somewhat ‘cult status’ for its small range of personality imbued wines, many offering pure current drinking pleasure, as well as remarkable cellaring potential.

The first vintage was produced in 1997, with an absolute focus and determination to specialise in producing top shelf examples of the two signature varieties of the Hunter Valley, semillon and shiraz. Over the years Thomas Wines have gathered an impressive folio of local growers. Each own and operate arguably some of the Hunter valley’s most distinguished sites, producing world class, uniquely regional styles. Each wine showcases its unique vineyard signature and expresses a real sense of place.

VintageThe 2017 vintage was a hot and dry vintage producing relatively ripe semillon

Location From the deep sandy soils adjacent to Black Creek on Wilderness Road in the Lovedale subregion

Variety Semillon

Tasting Notes Subtly different to Pokolbin semillon - More in the grassy fuit and grapefruit citrus spectrum

Best DrinkingDelicious current drinking but should cellar well over the next 5-8 years

More information This wine was bottled 6 June 2017 with a very small production of 147 dozen it is expected this to sell out quickly. Alcohol 10.8 pH 3.0 Acidity 7.0. Visit Thomas Wines at their cellar door within Estate Tuscany on the corner of Hermitage Road & Mistletoe Lane, Pokolbin or online

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Neil Diamond at Roche Estate

Neil Diamond Hunter Valley Accommodation 2018

Neil Diamond’s 50th Anniversary Tour will be coming to Roche Estate in the Hunter Valley for a concert at the winery on Saturday 7 April 2018. The 50 Year Anniversary Wold Tour celebrates Neil Diamond’s incomparable 50-year career, with hits spanning decades such as Cherry Cherry, Holly Holy, Cracklin’ Rosie, Song Sung Blue, You Don’t Bring Me Flowers, Solitary Man, Sweet Caroline, Love on the Rocks, Desiree and Shilo are sure to excite his many fans.

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Neil Diamond’s extraordinary career spans five decades and has created defining hits for generation after generation of loyal fans. He has sold over 130 million albums worldwide and has charted 37 Top 40 singles and 16 Top 10 albums. A Grammy Award-winning artist, Diamond is a member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the Songwriters Hall of Fame and a recipient of the Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award, one of the highest honours bestowed upon songwriters. Diamond’s many other achievements include a Golden Globe Award, 13 Grammy nominations and 2009’s NARAS MusiCares Person of the Year award. In 2011, Diamond received the prestigious Kennedy Center Honor for his lifetime of contributions to American culture.

NEIL DIAMOND AT ROCHE ESTATE HUNTER VALLEY

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Neil Diamond at Roche Estate

Saturday 7 April 2018 Neil Diamond 50th Anniversary Tour at Roche Estate, Pokolbin NSW

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The Vintry is a stunning architecturally designed Country House, luxuriously appointed with quality furnishings and fittings but with the feel of a traditional bush retreat. A contemporary property with 4 spacious bedrooms includes 1 king size bedroom with hydrotherapy spa bath and 3 queen size bedrooms each with its own ensuite bathroom and private deck for those times when you would like some personal time to relax.

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There is always more to discover

Hunter Valley Helicopter Flights

Do you think you know the Hunter Valley?

Think you have seen the Hunter Valley? There's always more to discover. From rolling romantic mountains, giving way to lush vineyards and hatted restaurants dotted along the way. The Hunter Valley satisfies your appetite for new experiences in Australia's favourite wine destination.

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The Vintry is a stunning architecturally designed Country House, luxuriously appointed with the quality furnishings and fittings but with the feel of a traditional bush retreat. A contemporary property with 4 spacious bedrooms includes 1 king size bedroom with hydrotherapy spa bath and 3 queen size bedrooms each with its own ensuite bathroom and private deck for those times when you would like some personal time to relax.

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Scarborough The Obsessive Semillon 2017

Scarborough The Obsessive Semillon

Scarborough The Obsessive Semillon from the 2016-2017 growing season which commenced with budburst in early September with a great start following good winter rainfall which filled the soil proile. Spring was warm and canopies ourished with regular rainfall through this period, with flowering occurring in late October in Chardonnay. Conditions were drier than normal through November but regular rainfall in December helped to size up berries and keep canopies fresh ahead of the pre-harvest period. Early January saw a bout of early rain which was again useful to maintain canopy health and from then on conditions were predominately warm to hot and dry.

Scarborough The Obsessive Semillon 2017

Pale green in colour. Grapefruit, lemon, lime, talc and foral notes. Crisp citrus palate lemon/lime/grapefruit from start to finish. Drink now of over the next 8 to 10 years.

The fruit for this wine is only sourced from the Sunshine Vineyard grown one, almost talc like sands.  The grapes were hand picked in the early hours of Wednesday 25th January. Whole bunch pressed. Free-run juice was only used with an extraction of about 500 litres per tonne. The resulting juice was cold settled in stainless-steel tanks. Fermentation was inoculated with cultured yeast and kept at relatively cool temperature of 16°C to help retain the elegant fruit avours.

Once fermentation has completed, Scarborough look to bottle the wine in 6 months.

Scarborough The Obsessive Semillon is available at Scarborough Wine Co, 179 Gillards Road, Pokolbin. Just 10 minutes from The Vintry or online at Scarborough Wine

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Audrey Wilkinson Winemakers Selection Shiraz 2015

Audrey Wilkinson Winemakers Selection Shiraz

Audrey Wilkinson Winemakers Selection Shiraz was produced from Shiraz grapes from carefully identified vineyards in the premium cool climate Canberra District.

Rated by Gourmet Traveller Wine as one of the Top 10 Cellar Doors in the country, and the only one in NSW, Audrey Wilkinson Cellar Door is perched atop a foot hill of the Brokenback Mountain Ranges, and is a true must see site of the Hunter Valley. Audrey Wilkinson cellar door staff have a true passion to make each visitor feel welcome and leave with unforgettable memories.

The Hunter is well-known for its award winning shiraz, semillons and chardonnays and has truly become one of New South Wales finest holiday destinations. Audrey Wilkinson is short walk from The Vintry, the Hunter’s Most Awarded Deluxe Accommodation providing a luxury experience at Pokolbin, the heart of Hunter Valley Wine Country.

Audrey Wilkinson Winemakers Selection Shiraz 2015

The 2015 vintages will be one of the great vintages of the Canberra Wine District. The season started cool and dry, with good rains in December and then a cool wet January. It finished with a dry, warm February and March. Harvest began early, and fruit quality is considered very high.

The grapes were crushed and cold soaked for 6 days and then fermented in traditional 5 tonne open pots, fermenting for 7 days with plunging 3 times a day. The wine was pressed and put to 100% French oak to undergo maturation for 9 months. Blended, filtered and bottled.

Bright red colour with vibrant purple hues. Abundant ripe cherry and blackberry aromas. Medium bodied, displaying the distinctive pepper and spice of the region. Silky tannins add a long, textured finish. Audrey Wilkinson Winemakers Selection Shiraz can be enjoyed now, or over the next 10 years.

AUDREY WILKINSON

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McLeish Estate Semillon 2017

McLeish Estate Semillon Harvest 2017

McLeish Estate are one of the most awarded boutique Semillon producers in Australia. They create a range of single vineyard semillons acclaimed and celebrated throughout the world. This is true recognition of the premium quality and the attention to detail that is applied throughout the whole winemaking process and McLeish Estate Semillon is a fine example of the signature wine of the Hunter Valley.

McLeish Estate Semillon 2017

The semillon vines at McLeish Estate were planted in 1985 in friable red duplex loam soil at Pokolbin in the Hunter Valley. These vines consistently produce the purest and brightest signature of Hunter Valley Semillon. Hand harvesting of the 2017 Semillon began on 2 February. Optimal conditions prevailed with long warm days with vintage conditions throughout the white harvest seeing extreme heat waves of 40 degrees plus leading to excellent ripeness and primary fruit characters.

Brilliant bright green tinged colour. Complex lime and lemon zest with fragrant hints of tropical passionfruit and green apple on the nose. Given ageing generous layers of lanolin toasted hazelnut and honey will develop. The palate delivers a vibrant ripe passionfruit and quince providing a wonderful complexity of flavours that are balanced with a seamless fresh citrus lime and lemon leading to a crisp mouth-watering finish.

McLeish Estate Semillon is crafted to display vibrancy and lean acidity in its youth, while cellaring into the next 10 years will reward with the 2017 Semillon developing added complexity and honeycomb texture over time. Enjoy with fresh Sydney Rock Oysters, Kingfish

JESSICA MCLEISH | MCLEISH ESTATE SEMILLON

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