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Jay Tulloch receives OAM (Medal of the Order of Australia)

Jay Tulloch receives OAM (Medal of the Order of Australia)

In recognition of his outstanding contributions as the third generation of the renowned Tulloch Wine family, John (Jay) Tulloch (JYT) has been honoured with the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM), a prestigious accolade bestowed upon him this Australia Day, January 26th, 2024.

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Brokenwood Wines is pleased to announce Stuart Hordern's promotion to Chief Winemaker

Brokenwood Wines is pleased to announce Stuart Hordern's promotion to Chief Winemaker
Stuart's dedication to the craft has been evident from the beginning. He grew up on a family vineyard and has been working with vines since he was old enough to drive a tractor. He also gained invaluable experience working for Tyrrell's and undertaking several vintages in France. 
During his time at Brokenwood, Stuart and his team have significantly contributed to our wines' quality. Our Brokenwood Graveyard Vineyard Shiraz has maintained its position as the highest level of Langton's Classification of collectible Australian wines - 1st Classified and remains the only red wine in New South Wales to hold this position. Our winery has also been awarded a Halliday 5-star red winery, with our wines receiving numerous gold medals and trophies at various wine shows. 
Some notable wine show wins from 2023 include the National Wine of Provence Trophy for the Indigo Vineyard Chardonnay (2012, 2016 & 2022) and the F Miller & Co Prize for Winemaker of National Wine of Provence, both from the Royal Adelaide Wine Show.
In addition to his winemaking expertise, Stuart has been instrumental in leading our region through the post-COVID era as the President of the Hunter Valley Wine Tourism Association for the last two years. We are confident that Stuart's expertise and leadership will continue to drive our business forward. 
As we begin Vintage 2024, let us raise a glass to celebrate Stuart's promotion. Please join me in congratulating Stuart on this well-deserved recognition.

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Hunter Valley Wine & Tourism Industry conduct traditional smoking ceremony ahead of 2024 Vintage

Hunter Valley Wine & Tourism Industry conduct traditional smoking ceremony ahead of 2024 Vintage

Over one hundred local winemakers, vignerons, and representatives from the tourism industry gathered this morning at Tyrrell’s Wines to partake in the Hunter Valley Vintage Smoking Ceremony, led by local Wannaruah elder, Uncle Warren.

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Chris Tyrrell elected as 6th Hunter Valley Wine & Tourism Association President

Chris Tyrrell elected as 6th Hunter Valley Wine & Tourism Association President

Chris Tyrrell, CEO of Tyrrell’s Wines has been elected as the new President of the Hunter Valley Wine & Tourism Association (HVWTA), replacing Stuart Hordern, Senior Winemaker at Brokenwood, who stands down after his two-year term.

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NSW Wine Awards winners as smooth as Silk

NSW Wine Awards winners as smooth as Silk

MEDIA RELEASE: 13 November 2023

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