Hart & Hunter Wines
Hours: Thursday to Sunday 10 - 4pm
Winemaking couple Damien Stevens & Jodie Belleville, along with partners Daniel & Elle Hart are the hands behind Phat Wine Company's Hart & Hunter brand.Their passion to find a great patch of dirt producing classic Hunter Semillon and Shiraz, created the trophy winning first release of their wine. Determined to start with an impact and waiting for the right vineyard sites to show themselves, the partners secured their first Shiraz in 2009, following with Semillon in 2010. The wait was worth it, with the first release of the Oakey Creek Semillon, taking two trohpies in the 2010 Hunter Valley Wine Show before it was even released. The aim of this hard working duo is to continually source the best vineyards producing the best fruit, allowing their wines to showcase the individual sites and 'terroir' along with a sense of place.Damien & Jodie now manage the business in Australia after the opening of their Cellar Door in the middle of 2014 and together manage the winemaking, cellar door and direct sales for the business.