Our little vineyard is in the heart of Lovedale, in famous Hunter Valley wine country, New South Wales. Lucy’s Run has a total of 68 acres and was, originally, part of a 2,000 acre cattle farm in the mid/late 1900s. That property, called Belbourie, was owned by the local Roberts family who planted a vineyard in the ’60s, but it was pulled out in the mid-’80s in favour of running cattle.
The current vineyard of Shiraz, Merlot and Verdelho (plus olive trees) was planted in 1998 and is sited on the bottom slope of the property, parallel to Black Creek. Our first vintage was made in 2002 by local master winemaker David Hook, and we’ve been producing quality single vineyard wines since then. With 9 acres (3.6ha) of vineyard we’re only small, but we’re punching well above our weight as we count ourselves very fortunate to have three of Hunter wine country’s best-known winemakers working their magic to take our grapes to bottle: David Hook, Mike De Iuliis and Nick Paterson.
We take great pride in our award-winning Shiraz (two trophies, count ’em!), Merlot and Verdelho (including our luscious Sweet Sophie). We’re also home to Woof Woof wines, created to support PetRescue.
And just who were Lucy and Sophie? Well, both were dogs that lived here before we bought the property in 2015 – Lucy had the run of the place (see how that works?!), and Sophie … well, she’s the name behind our much-loved ‘Sweet Sophie’ dessert-style Verdelho.
If you’re up our way, please drop into our cellar shed (yes, shed!) to sample our range*, and we’ll share a few laughs with you over a glass or three! Oh, and bring along your doggos as we’re dog-friendly, too!
We welcome you to join us soon at Lucy’s Run.
Brad & Heather Wright
* Tasting fee applies