The most unique expression of Semillon

Put simply, the Hunter Valley is the birthplace of Australian wine. Returning from Europe with 20,000 vine cuttings in 1832 James Busby was vital in helping establish the Hunter Valley as a key wine region and in turn vital in establishing Australia as a grape growing country.

Famous Australian wine names like Audrey Wilkinson, Maurice O’Shea, Murray Tyrrell, and famous wine families like Drayton and Tulloch are all borne of the Hunter Valley and its winemaking traditions.

Fast forward to today this is an Australian wine region that is defined by its rich historical tapestry and complimented by a new generation of innovative young winemakers.

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Hunter Valley
Hunter Valley
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2,324ha
Total vineyard area
0-1597M
Altitude
32° 33'S
Latitude
527mm
Growing season rainfall
23.1°c
Mean temperature (Jan)
2,115
Heat degree days
Climate
  • The Hunter Valley has a warm and humid climate
  • There can be rain falls during harvest in some years
  • Rain, humidity, cloud cover and gentle sea breezes mitigate the warmth
Soil
  • Quite varied soils across the region
  • Shiraz does best on friable red duplex and loam soils
  • Semillon does best on the sandy alluvial flats

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