Upper Hunter Valley Geographical Indication

Upper Hunter Valley (sub region)

The textual description is the legal definition.

The Australian Geographical Indication ‘Upper Hunter Valley’ was entered in the Register of Protected Names on 29 July 2010 in response to a direction from Wine Australia pursuant to section 40ZD of the WAC Act.

GI area boundaries:

The Geographical Indication Upper Hunter Valley is a subregion located within the region of Hunter which is located within the zone of Hunter Valley which is within the State of New South Wales, Australia.

The official maps used to support the textual description of the boundary of the Geographical Indication Upper Hunter Valley are:

Merriwa topographic survey map New South Wales 
Scale 1:100,000 (1cm to 1km) 
Sheet 8933 (Edition 1-AAS) Series R651 
Produced by Royal Australian Survey Corps 
© Commonwealth of Australia

Blackville topographic survey map New South Wales 
Scale 1:100,000 (1cm to 1km) 
Sheet 8934 (Edition 1-AAS) Series R651 
Produced by Royal Australian Survey Corps 
© Commonwealth of Australia

Murrurundi topographic survey map New South Wales 
Scale 1:100,000 (1cm to 1km) 
Sheet 9034 (Edition 2-AAS) Series R651 
Produced by Royal Australian Survey Corps 
© Commonwealth of Australia

Ellerston national topographic map New South Wales 
Scale 1:100,000 (1cm to 1km) 
Sheet 9134 (Edition 1 1976) 
Produced by Division of National Mapping 
© Commonwealth of Australia 1980

Camberwell topographic survey map New South Wales 
Scale 1:100,000 (1cm to 1km) 
Sheet 9133 (Edition 1-AAS) Series R651 
Produced by Royal Australian Survey Corps 
© Commonwealth of Australia 1982

Muswellbrook topographic survey map New South Wales 
Scale 1:100,000 (1cm to 1km) 
Sheet 9033 (Edition 1-AAS) Series R651 
Produced by Royal Australian Survey Corps 
© Commonwealth of Australia 1982

Howes Valley topographic survey map New South Wales 
Scale 1:100,000 (1cm to 1km) 
Sheet 9032 (Edition 1-AAS) Series R651 
Produced by Royal Australian Survey Corps 
© Commonwealth of Australia

Mount Pomany topographic survey map New South Wales 
Scale 1:100,000 (1cm to 1km) 
Sheet 8932 (Edition 1-AAS) Series R651 
Produced by Royal Australian Survey Corps 
© Commonwealth of Australia

GI textual description:

The beginning point of the boundary is located on Merriwa map (Sheet 8933) at grid reference KK480100 being a point on an unnamed road at Kerrabee; then proceeds north along vertical grid line 480 to its intersection with the Goulburn River at grid reference KK480102; then proceeds in a westerly then generally northerly direction along the Goulburn River to Myrtle Gully at grid reference KK415224; then in a straight line to the Merriwa River at grid reference KK480278; then in a northerly direction along the Merriwa River to its intersection with Coulsons Creek at grid reference KK513470; then along Coulsons Creek to the edge of the map at grid reference KK557566; on to Blackville map (Sheet 8934) at grid reference KK557566; then in a generally northerly direction along Coulsons Creek to its intersection with the Merriwa to Willow Tree road at grid reference KK573672; then along the Merriwa to Willow Tree road to the edge of the map at grid reference KK634743; on to Murrurundi map (Sheet 9034) at grid reference KK634743; then in an easterly direction along the Merriwa to Willow Tree road to grid reference KK655748; then east along horizontal grid line 748 to the ridge of the Liverpool Range near Thompsons Peak at grid reference KK845748; then in a generally north then north-easterly direction along the ridge of the Liverpool Range intersecting the New England Highway at grid reference KK911856; then continue in a generally north then north-easterly direction along the ridge of the Liverpool Range to Mount Helen at grid reference KK956876; then in a generally northerly direction along the ridge of the Liverpool Range to Mount Temi at grid reference KK974923; then in a generally north easterly direction along the ridge of the Liverpool Range to Lagoon Mountain at grid reference LK023968; then in a generally easterly then northerly direction along the ridge of the Liverpool Range to the edge of the map at grid reference LL103018; on to Ellerston map (Sheet 9134) on the ridge of the Liverpool Range at grid reference LL103018; then in a generally easterly direction in a straight line to the intersection of Morrisons Gap Road with Head of Peel Road near Ben Hall’s Gap at grid reference LK260998; then in a generally south-easterly direction in a straight line to the intersection of two unnamed roads at grid reference LK485868; then in a generally southerly direction along the unnamed road to its intersection with another unnamed road at grid reference LK 505851; then in a generally southerly direction along the unnamed road to its intersection with Callemondah Road at grid reference LK 513835; then in a generally southerly direction along Callemondah Road to its intersection with an unnamed road at grid reference LK 542744; then in a generally southerly direction along the unnamed road to its intersection with vertical grid line 540 at grid reference LK540739; then south on vertical grid line 540 to the head of the Tuglow Trail at grid reference LK540732; then south on the Tuglow Trail to its intersection with the northern boundary of the Barrington Tops State Forest at grid reference LK541725; then west then south along the boundary of the Barrington Tops State Forest to its intersection with the northern boundary of the Stewarts Brook State Forest at grid reference LK537718; then along the northerly and westerly boundary of the Stewarts Brook State Forest to the edge of the map at grid reference LK471584; on to Camberwell map (Sheet 9133) at grid reference LK471584; then in a generally southerly direction along the western boundary of Stewarts Brook State Forest to its intersection with the northern boundary of the Chichester State Forest at grid reference LK435491; then in a generally westerly then southerly direction along the northern boundary of the Chichester State Forest to its intersection with the northern boundary of Mount Royal State Forest at grid reference LK427482; then west then south along the boundary of the Mount Royal State Forest to its intersection with the western boundary of Chichester State Forest at grid reference LK409460; then in a southerly direction along the western boundary of Chichester State Forest to its intersection with the northern boundary of Mount Royal State Forest at grid reference LK407459; then west then generally south along the western boundary of the Mount Royal State Forest to its south western corner at grid reference LK341336; then in a straight line to grid reference LK173087 at Ravensworth; then in a straight line to the edge of the map at grid reference LK121033; on to Muswellbrook map (Sheet 9033) at grid reference LK121033; then in a straight line to the edge of the map at grid reference LK112023; on to Howes Valley map (Sheet 9032) at grid reference LK112023; then in a straight line to grid reference KJ980890; then west along horizontal grid line 890 to the edge of the map at grid reference KJ654890; on to Mount Pomany map (Sheet 8932) at grid reference LK654890; then west along horizontal grid line 890 to its intersection with vertical grid line 440 at grid reference KJ440890; then north along vertical grid line 440 to the edge of the map at grid reference KK440008; on to Merriwa map (Sheet 8933) at grid reference KK440008; then north along vertical grid line 440 to its intersection with an unnamed road at grid reference KK440067; then generally in a north-easterly direction to the beginning point of the boundary at grid reference KK480100 being a point on the unnamed road at Kerrabee.