Our little vineyard is in Lovedale, in famous Hunter Valley wine country, New South Wales. Lucy’s Run Wines is a 68 acre property and was originally part of a 2,000 acre cattle farm in the mid/late ’90s. That property, Belbourie, was owned by the local Roberts family who put in a vineyard in the, but it was pulled out in the mid-’80s in favour of running cattle.
The current vineyard – Shiraz, Merlot and Verdelho – was planted in 1998 and is sited on the bottom slope of the property, parallel to Black Creek. Our first vintage was 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 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 a range of Aussie animal rescue groups.
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, give us a call or email, and drop in to our cellar shed (yes, shed!) to sample our range. We welcome you to join us soon at Lucy’s Run Wines.
Brad & Heather Wright