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Silkman Shortlisted for top gongs by Halliday

Silkman Shortlisted for top gongs by Halliday

Local dynamic winemaking duo Liz and Shaun Silkman’s – Silkman Wines – has been named amongst only 6 Australian wineries in contention for the prestigious title of Winery of the Year by the world-renowned wine bible – Halliday Wine Companion for its soon to be released 2025 edition.

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Broke claims silver crown in Top Tourism Town Awards

Broke claims silver crown in Top Tourism Town Awards

Broke has cemented its position as one of the state’s most outstanding regional destinations after claiming silver in the 2024 NSW Top Tourism Town Awards.

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Hunter Valley #V24 Vintage Overview

Hunter Valley #V24 Vintage Overview

 

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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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