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Hunter Valley

  • Country: Australia
  • State: NSW
  • Region: Hunter Valley

The Hunter Valley, north of Sydney in New South Wales, is one of Australia's major wine regions, with a viticultural history dating back to the early 1800s. Known for varietals such as Semillon and Shiraz, it’s home to numerous wineries, including world-renowned brands and family-run boutique operations. Most are located south of the Hunter River and offer cellar door wine tastings and vineyard tours. Emerging as a successful wine-growing region in the 1820s the Hunter Valley has long known the benefit of rich, fertile soils and warm, humid temperatures. The Hunter Valley is home to some of the oldest and best-known wine producers in the country. With over 180 years in the business, these producers have a wealth of experience in growing and producing their own unique wine styles Hunter Valley wine tasting reveals that the Hunter Valley region is truly distinctive for its wine styles. Hero grapes are considered to be the unique Semillon of the region, alongside the Hunter Valley red wine staple, Shiraz.

WINE FACTS

Altitude: 75 – 250m above sea level
Growing season: October – April
Rain fall: 2400 – 530mm
Mean Jan Temp: ̊22.3 – 22.7˚c
Red share of region – 47%
White share of region – 53%

Top 5

  • Semillon
  • Chardonnay
  • Shiraz
  • Verdelho
  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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