Dark Horses of the Hunter

The Hunter Valley has always had such a strong reputation for producing bold, classic examples of Australian Shiraz and big, full-bodied Chardonnays. But with an increasing awareness around climate change and grape/region compatibility, we are finding ourselves almost spoilt for choice these days with so many new styles and grape varieties.

We have selected a few smaller producers, most of which are family-owned wineries, from different areas in the Hunter Valley to remind us that the Hunter is still thriving. The tasting will also feature some of the small amounts of the 2014 vintage (the best since 1965 in the region) and some of the new release 2017 vintages which was one of the best vintages in the last decade, especially for whites.