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A taste of the best of the Hunter - The Distinguished Dozen, Thomas Wines

Thommo and Andy sound like a comedy duo, or a breakfast team on local radio.

Winemaker Andrew Thomas from Thomas Wines and chef Andy Wright from Pokolbin Catering Co. are, in fact, deadly serious about food and wine and their collaborations are some of the hottest tickets for June's Hunter Valley Wine and Food Festival.

Join them to explore 12 vintages "The Distinguished Dozen" of the iconic Thomas Braemore Semillon, paired with a tasting plate and followed by lunch hosted by Thommo in his winery on June 5.

Join them to explore 12 vintages "The Distinguished Dozen" of the iconic Thomas Kiss Shiraz paired with a tasting plate and followed by lunch hosted by Thommo in his winery on June 19.


The event includes an in-depth look at  Kiss Shiraz, informal discussions around the wines with Thommo, that tasting plate paired with the 12 wines, and then lunch. Sounds like a perfect day.

Tickets are $195 per person. Bookings here.

I was lucky enough to get a sneak preview of the wines and gourmet snacks and can assure you it will be an event worth attending.

Thomas, as most of you will know, is a specialist in the two key Hunter wine styles: semillon and shiraz - and his cellar door is one of the best in the Hunter. 

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