Our wines

Our wines2019-09-20T16:19:47+11:00
  • 2014 Merlot

    RRP $30.00 Club price $25.00
    This one just keeps getting better and better, with a few more medals awarded recently. From the Hunter's best vintage ever, this Merlot has not put a foot wrong. Continuing to be soft yet complex on the palate, this wine has David Hook style written all over it – classic fruit flavour dominating, with older French oak barrel treatment for 14 months. This Merlot is at its peak flavour complexity now, and will drink well for at least another 10-15 years.
    Varietal Merlot
    Vintage 2014
    Alc/Vol 13%
    Bottle size 750mL
    Region Lovedale, Hunter Valley, NSW
    Winemaker
    CategoriesMerlot, Red wines
  • 2014 Shiraz

    RRP $70.00 Club price $60.00
    DUAL TROPHY-WINNER! With 6 medals (including a Top Gold Medal) and 2 trophies – need we say more! If you need further confirmation of this one’s pedigree, have a look at our Awards page (to come) for a full list of credits. Deep cherry red in colour, this wine has complex aromas of plums, aniseed, spice and flint. The palate is medium-bodied with blackberry fruit flavours and an interesting note of menthol, finishing with soft and drying tannins. While always magnificent to drink now, this Shiraz will cellar well up to at least 2034.
    Varietal Shiraz
    Vintage 2014
    Alc/Vol 13%
    Bottle size 750mL
    Region Lovedale, Hunter Valley, NSW
    Winemaker
    CategoriesRed wines, Shiraz
  • 2016 Shiraz

    RRP $45.00 Club price $40.00
    Our little vineyard has something special about its Shiraz - it produces an amazing lifted perfume aroma style, with hints of spice. Coupled with great palate intensity and superb length of flavour, this is a well-balanced wine, consistent with the classic Hunter Valley style of Shiraz. We're looking forward to how this wine develops – after two years in bottle, spicy aromatics and full berry flavours abound. Our 2016 Shiraz is a winner already, with two silver medals under its belt. Throw beef, venison or duck at this, and sit back and be surprised! Drink now or cellar another 5-15 years – it's a shame we have very little of this left.
    Varietal Shiraz
    Vintage 2016
    Alc/Vol 12.8%
    Bottle size 750mL
    Region Lovedale, Hunter Valley, NSW
    Winemaker
    CategoriesRed wines, Shiraz
  • 2017 The Mike Shiraz

    RRP $35.00 Club price $30.00
    It was a ripper of a vintage in 2017, and our three medals (two bronze, and one gold recently awarded) are testament to that. A very hot and dry season, combined with a later harvest, gives a complex Shiraz with notes of black fruit and cassis, bringing a full and concentrated flavour. Bottled late July 2018 (and named after the bloke who made it!), this wine is developing remarkable flavours in bottle – a very grown-up Shiraz! Drink now or cellar for up to 15 years.
    Varietal Shiraz
    Vintage 2017
    Alc/Vol 14.5%
    Bottle size 750mL
    Region Lovedale, Hunter Valley, NSW
    Winemaker
    CategoriesRed wines, Shiraz
  • 2018 Bella Bubbles

    RRP $25.00 Club price $22.00
    What a beauty is Bella, and she's SO popular! This is a neutral palate sparkling rosé (Merlot based), so it's neither too sweet nor too dry ... it's just right! The fresh and juicy Merlot berry flavours shine bright and clear, the twinkling bubbles bringing a light touch of sweetness through to a crisp finale. Not just for special occasions – enjoy chilled with any glittering celebration.
    Varietal Merlot
    Vintage 2018
    Alc/Vol 12%
    Bottle size 750mL
    Region Lovedale, Hunter Valley, NSW
    Winemaker
    CategoriesMerlot, Rosé, Sparkling
  • 2018 Blue Fence Shiraz

    RRP $35.00 Club price $30.00
    Bottled July 22 this year, we now have Blue Fence available for tasting and sale – we couldn't wait! This is another terrific Shiraz from Mike De Iuliis, and it's already picked up two medals (bronze and silver) at recent wine shows. Mike played with a combo of old and new French oak to get max flavour from our grapes, and this wine is already showing lots of heavy dark berry fruit flavours. This one is def going to mature into a real standout, along the lines of our 2016 and 2017 Shiraz.
    Varietal Shiraz
    Vintage 2018
    Alc/Vol 14%
    Bottle size 750mL
    Region Lovedale, Hunter Valley, NSW
    Winemaker
    CategoriesRed wines, Shiraz
  • 2018 Maddie’s Merlot

    RRP $30.00 Club price $25.00
    This is our first Merlot since 2014, and is a departure from our usual aged-in-old-French-oak-for-14-months style. Our winemaker (Nick Paterson) recommended that we bottle this wine a little earlier than usual (November 21 2018) to showcase all the bright, berry fruit flavours, and boy was he right, as our 'Maddie' is already turning heads, plus it recently picked up a silver medal. Nick also introduced a new Saury French oak barrel (300L) to approx. 1/3 of the total volume, then combined that with the remaining 2/3 volume that was aged in our older French oak barrels. While drinking SO easily now, we’re excited to see how this will age – it’s an absolute cracker, and so different to our 2014 Hooky-made Merlot!
    Varietal Merlot
    Vintage 2018
    Alc/Vol 12.5%
    Bottle size 750mL
    Region Lovedale, Hunter Valley, NSW
    Winemaker
    CategoriesMerlot, Red wines
  • 2018 Sweet Sophie

    RRP $30.00 Club price $25.00
    Oh how we love our little Sophie! Our 2018 version (and you'll notice we've gone back to a 375mL pocket-sized bottle!) has a range of bright citrus and tropical fruit flavours, that are now also developing light honey notes. This is a real little sweetie with a beautifully balanced and crisp finish. Enjoy well-chilled as an aperitif, with delicate desserts, to temper light Asian dishes, or to complement charcuterie and cheese.
    Varietal Verdelho
    Vintage 2018
    Alc/Vol 10%
    Bottle size 375mL
    Region Lovedale, Hunter Valley, NSW
    Winemaker
    CategoriesVerdelho, White wines
  • 2019 2 Fat Cows Rosé

    RRP $22.00 Club price $18.00
    This beaut rosé (Merlot based) is named after our two lovely bovines Thelma and Louise, and, like our 'girls', it's fat and juicy, heavy with red berry lusciousness, and has a light hint of rose petal. If you're a fan of our (sold out) 2017 Rosé, this one should fulfil your fantasies! She'e also popular with wine judges, and recently picked up a bronze medal.
    Varietal Merlot
    Vintage 2019
    Alc/Vol 12.2%
    Bottle size 750mL
    Region Lovedale, Hunter Valley, NSW
    Winemaker
    CategoriesMerlot, Rosé
  • 2019 Louise’s Verdelho

    RRP $22.00 Club price $18.00
    This one's named after our not-so-baby cow Louise – we reckon she's around 6 years old now, a hefty girl, but a very sweet little moo! This Verdelho has been in bottle for a few months now and is absolutely delicious – full-bodied and vivacious, striking tropical fruit tendencies, with a lovely light touch of sweetness; notes of blood orange and pink grapefruit also linger. You little ripper, Louise!
    Varietal Verdelho
    Vintage 2019
    Alc/Vol 11.7%
    Bottle size 750mL
    Region Lovedale, Hunter Valley, NSW
    Winemaker
    CategoriesVerdelho, White wines
  • 2019 Thelma’s Verdelho

    RRP $22.00 Club price $18.00
    Named after our mum cow Thelma, this wine is showing sophisticated flavours of citrus and preserved lemon peel, with hints of white pepper ... yum! While on the slightly drier side, Thelma is a beautifully balanced Verdelho, having won judges' hearts at recent wine shows, picking up two medals ... onya Thelma!
    Varietal Verdelho
    Vintage 2019
    Alc/Vol 12.1%
    Bottle size 750mL
    Region Lovedale, Hunter Valley, NSW
    Winemaker
    CategoriesVerdelho, White wines
  • 2019 Woof Woof Rosé

    RRP $25.00 Club price $25.00
    Following on from our Woof Woof Red and Woof Woof White, we now have a Woof Woof Rosé! This wine comes from a highly awarded Lovedale vineyard, and the winemaker is a top dog in the Hunter. We chose this Woof Woof Rosé as it's inspired by the rosés of Provence – a French varietal with a couple of months maturing in old French oak, it's a beautiful light pink in colour, with lovely fresh berry notes and a slightly drier finish. And remember – 10% from each bottle of Woof Woof wines sold goes to PetRescue.
    Vintage Guess!
    Varietal Guess!
    Alc/Vol 12.5%
    Bottle size 750mL
    Region Lovedale, Hunter Valley, NSW
    Winemaker
    CategoriesRosé, Woof Woof