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Chardonnay Queens of the Hunter

Chardonnay Queens of the Hunter

According to Google the “Hunter Valley Chardonnay Queen” royalty comprises a viticulturist, a winemaker and a marketer, all playing their part in the resurgence of Hunter Valley Chardonnay and producing wines that rival the greats of the world. Each queen represents a mighty fine, strong woman all from competing wine businesses yet so aligned in playing their part to producing outstanding wines from one region and all the way from the vineyard to the glass.

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Alluring al-fresco dining and tasting experiences in the Hunter Valley

Alluring al-fresco dining and tasting experiences in the Hunter Valley

 

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Best Spots for a Hunter Valley Picnic

Best Spots for a Hunter Valley Picnic

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Honouring Hunter Valley Shiraz on International Shiraz Day 2021

Honouring Hunter Valley Shiraz on International Shiraz Day 2021
22 July is the day to shine for one of the Hunter Valley's most popular varietals. Step forward, Hunter Valley Shiraz.To honour International Shiraz Day, we sat down this week, in the birthplace of Shiraz in Australia, with Andrew Thomas of Thomas Wines.Andrew, award-winning Hunter Valley winemaker, shared with us his expert knowledge on Shira...
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Top 10 most instagrammed spots in the Hunter Valley

Top 10 most instagrammed spots in the Hunter Valley
Love to share your Hunter Valley experiences? Don't we all. Here are the top places that people love most from their memorable trips to Wine Country.​Pictured: Hunter Valley Gardens @itsfezzyo via IG.1. IVANHOE WINES It's #1 of 89 things to do in Pokolbin on TripAdvisor thanks to the gorgeous views from the back verandah, delish wines, gourmet chee...
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The lust list: the most wanted wines in the Hunter Valley

The lust list: the most wanted wines in the Hunter Valley
​We all want to drink great wine – right? And let's face it, there's plenty of it in the Hunter Valley. But did you know we have half a dozen cult wines that will make your wine snob mates go bananas?Yep, we're talking the crème de la crème of wines that wine collectors worldwide lust over.So how do we know they're the most coveted, collectable win...
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The verdict is in: shiraz the star at this year's Hunter Valley Wine Show

The verdict is in: shiraz the star at this year's Hunter Valley Wine Show
Glasses have been raised, wines have been tasted, results have been tallied and celebrations have begun at this year's CCL Clear Image Hunter Valley Wine Show Celebrations Luncheon at Oaks Cypress Lakes Resort.Over the three days of judging leading up to today, the judging panel tasted over 700 wines, with 49 gold, 77 silver, 210 bronze and 20 trop...
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Twist and shout: Hunter shiraz blends you need to know about

Twist and shout: Hunter shiraz blends you need to know about
​​Nothing says winter more than a glass of red wine in front of a roaring fire. It's the perfect time to try a Shiraz with a twist.Shiraz is the kingpin red in the Hunter Valley, with some of the oldest vines in the country, but today's winemakers are taking Shiraz to an edgy new place, blending it with some different varieties.Of course, you'll ha...
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