Red wines

  • 2014 Merlot

    RRP $30.00 Club price $25.00
    This one just keeps getting better and better! 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! 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 in 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 proving to be very 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 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. 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
  • 2019 2 Fat Cows Rosé

    RRP $22.00 Club price $18.00
    This beaut new 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!
    Varietal Merlot
    Vintage 2019
    Alc/Vol 12.2%
    Bottle size 750mL
    Region Lovedale, Hunter Valley, NSW
    Winemaker
    CategoriesMerlot, Rosé
  • 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
  • 2018 Blue Fence Shiraz

    RRP $35.00 Club price $30.00
    AVAILABLE MID/LATE OCTOBER 2019 – probably around Heather's birthday! Only recently bottled (July 22) this is another terrific Shiraz from Mike De Iuliis. 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. If you drop by our cellar shed we MIGHT be persuaded to let you try it, otherwise we'll put it on for tasting in mid/late October. This one is def going to mature into a real standout!
    Varietal Shiraz
    Vintage 2018
    Alc/Vol 14%
    Bottle size 750mL
    Region Lovedale, Hunter Valley, NSW
    Winemaker
    CategoriesRed wines, Shiraz