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Sips to Savour!

Let us help you plan your visit to the Hunter Valley with a selection of local wine! #ShopLocal by visiting a few of our favourite Hunter Valley Cellar Doors. Click 'Shop Now' to buy online!

TEMPUS TWO 2019 Copper Shiraz Rosé The 2019 Copper Rosé was produced using a combination of Hunter Valley Shiraz (90%) and Tempranillo (10%). This wine is a delightfully crisp and fruit-forward Rosé. TASTING Dry and textural, showcasing flavours of strawberries, rhubarb and toffee apple. FOOD MATCH This refreshing Rosé would be the perfect accompaniment to salt baked pork belly, savoy cabbage, apple and ginger sauce. CELLARING Now to 3 years.

TAMBURLAINE ORGANIC WINES 2018 Reserve Orange Riesling, Biodynamic Tamburlaine is proud to successfully produce award-winning organic, vegan-friendly, low sulphur and no added sulphur wines. From the cool climate, biodynamic vineyard of Borenore, Orange at 860m altitude. TASTING Orange blossom and white peach on the nose with a flinty, mineral palate. Refreshing acidity, refined and citrus driven. FOOD MATCH Scallops, baby radishes and water crest with chilli and lime. CELLARING 8+ years.

THÉLÈME WINES 2019 Off Dry Altre Semillon The Thélème vineyard is situated on a gentle easterly facing slope, around a rustic ‘farmhouse’. The ‘farm’ holds many memories for visitors who have travelled to the Hunter Valley year on year, in search of their boutique wines. This particular wine has won the 2019 Australian Small Wine Maker bronze award. TASTING This wine is an off dry style Semillon that displays pale lime colour, really fresh citrus nose – grapefruit. Citrus/apple on the palate with a subtle hint of sweetness, retains a very fine structure and finish. Subtle acidity. FOOD MATCH Best paired with white cheese, fruit salad or salty food such as pâté.

WINMARK WINES 2019 Single Vineyard Chardonnay Winmark Wines presents this widely anticipated release from the iconic Winmark vineyard. This 2019 Single Vineyard Reserve Chardonnay brings together the best pickings harvested from the rich soils of the property. TASTING Aromas of roasted nuts and butterscotch, with depth and layers of expressions of citrus, apple and honey melon with a creamy texture and velvet undertone from the extended lees contact. This wine will mature beautifully over time. FOOD MATCH Seafood, poultry, pastas with creamy sauce and pork dishes. CELLARING Drink now or cellar to 2025.

MISTLETOE WINES 2017 Grand Reserve Shiraz This wine is from the acclaimed 2017 Hunter Valley Vintage, a single vineyard wine harvested from the Hunter. This is a quintessential top Hunter Shiraz that shows just how good Hunter Shiraz can be when all the pieces in the puzzle fall into place. TASTING This wine has amazing mid palate fruit and great length that combine to give this wine near perfect balance. FOOD MATCH Superb with roasted beef, lamb and any game dishes. A wonderful Winter wine. CELLARING A wine to enjoy for many decades to come. Drink now to 2040.

RUNNING HORSE WINES 2011 Classic Aged Shiraz Located in the picturesque Broke Fordwich region, Running Horse Wines produce a range of quality ages wines from small select parcels of premium fruit grown on the property. TASTING A full bodied, aged classic Hunter valley Shiraz, dark and vibrant magenta in colour with red hues. A typical spicy bouquet complements the smooth palate of cherries, blackberry and subtle mint, with silky tannins and hints of chocolate and vanilla. FOOD MATCH Seared eye fillet of beef, grilled lamb or any game dishes. CELLARING 15+ years.

TINTILLA ESTATE Catherine di’M Sangiovese/Merlot Tintilla have become renowned for their Sangiovese over the years, selling out quickly as soon as it hits the cellar door. Each vintage is different, and the fruit treated according to the conditions it was grown in, with some years becoming a blend rather than a straight variety. Either way, this wine is definitely worth a taste! TASTING Medium ruby in colour with aromas of blackberries, cherries and redcurrant. The tannins are soft, dry and persistent. FOOD MATCH As a classic Italian style it goes well with any Mediterranean food.

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