Wine Lists

Hunter Valley wines to try

By Halliday Promotion

26 Jul, 2021

Energetic winemaking mixed with technical fortitude, the wines below are excellent examples of what producers in the Hunter Valley have to offer.

From the warmer climate of the historic Hunter Valley, the top picks below epitomise the diversity of its vineyards and the exceptional quality of its shiraz, semillon and chardonnay varieties.

2019 Winmark Rusty’s Run Chardonnay
2019 Winmark Rusty’s Run Chardonnay
Notes of peach and citrus with a crisp finish brought on by less oak and more emphasis on balance. Versatile and elegant, best enjoyed with good company and good food.

RRP $32 | drink to 2024 | winmarkwines.com.au

2018 Mount Pleasant Old Paddock & Old Hill Shiraz
2018 Mount Pleasant Old Paddock & Old Hill Shiraz
French oak vanillin balances rich tannin for a supple finish, merging intense pepper from Old Paddock fruit with the lifted red fruits of the Old Hill vineyard. Thanks to the white pepper notes, it perfectly complements a cut of medium-rare scotch fillet.

RRP $55 | drink to 2043 | mountpleasantwines.com.au

2019 Hollydene Show Reserve Semillon
2019 Hollydene Show Reserve Semillon
Vibrant lemon and lime nose with great intensity and poise of flavour. Offers a crisp line of acidity balancing the wine with a long finish, a perfect pairing with shellfish and sashimi, or any other seafood dish.

RRP $36 | drink to 2033 | hollydeneestate.com

2018 De Iuliis LDR Vineyard Shiraz Touriga
2018 De Iuliis LDR Vineyard Shiraz Touriga
Bright, fresh and vibrant, with a spice and savoury portfolio. The touriga nacional adds tannin and a vibrant floral lift for a wine best enjoyed with fine food and great company.

RRP $40 | drink to 2031 | dewine.com.au

Discover more about the Hunter Valley with our essential guide.

*This article was produced by Halliday Wine Companion in partnership with the featured wineries.