Glenguin Estate

New South Wales | Hunter Valley

James' Review

Glenguin Estate was established by the Tedder family, headed by Robin Tedder MW. It is close to Broke and adjacent to Wollombi Brook. The backbone of the production comes from almost 30-year-old plantings of Busby clone semillon and shiraz. Tannat (1ha) and a new planting of grafted semillon, with cuttings from Braemore/HVD complete the picture. Vineyard manager Andrew Tedder, who has considerable experience with organics and biodynamics, is overseeing the ongoing development of Glenguin's organic program.

About

Glenguin Vineyard was first planted in the 1980s with an average vine age now over 25 years and each wine comes from a small individual vineyard block on the property. Organic and biodynamic farming principles are followed at Glenguin where things are still done by hand from planting through vine training to pruning and handpicking at vintage. The shiraz and semillon vines at Glenguin are directly descended from James Busby’s original planting at Kirkton in the 1820s. They are planted on their own roots on a unique combination of a raised gravel bench for shiraz with sandy loam over red basalt for Semillon. The name Glenguin comes from the original Scots Gaelic name of the Highland distillery now called “Glengoyne” (since 1909). Robin Tedder, Australia’s 7th Master of Wine, is the third Baron of Glenguin and grandson of Arthur Tedder the First Baron Marshal of the RAF and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in WW2. Arthur was born on the distillery property in 1890 and the Tedder family continues the association with great drinks through the vineyards at Glenguin in Australia’s oldest wine region, the Hunter Valley. Glenguin wines have won major Trophies including NSW and Boutique Wine Show Trophies for best white wine plus both Best Red and NSW Wine of the Year at the NSW Wine Awards for shiraz. Production is extremely limited with just a few hundred cases of each of our wines.

Specialities

Semillon, Shiraz

Cellar Door

Information

A visit to the Glenguin cellar door, located just outside the village of Broke about 10 minutes from Pokolbin, is among the most unique tasting experiences in the Hunter Valley. Our wine tasting experiences are all about providing you with the most memorable experience we can. Sitting at our tasting table, a single piece of Western Australian Jarrah, looking out over the Schoolhouse Block and beyond to the Wollombi Brook is the perfect setting to enjoy and learn more about our handcrafted wines, including our acclaimed shirazes. During winter, our Winter Fireside Chat series takes guests through a range of our wines, as well as our history, philosophy on viticulture and winemaking and more. Rare and museum wines are often opened alongside current vintage wines, giving you a unique opportunity to see how our wines develop over many years in the bottle. Groups are limited to 10 in order to keep the experience intimate and ensure everyone gets the chance to ask questions & offer opinions. Dates for 2020 will be finalised shortly, check AirBnB for more details. Allow two hours for the tasting. During the warmer months, our Saturday Tasting Panel looks in depth at our current release range in a deeper fashion than our standard tastings. We expand on our winemaking philosophy and cover subjects like oak usage, vintage variation and clone selection, among others. Perfect for the beginner wine enthusiast and the connoisseur alike. See AirBnB for more details. Our standard tastings are offered free of charge in a relaxed and friendly environment. Tesla vehicle charging and free WiFi are provided for all visitors to Glenguin. We are always looking to expand our cellar door offering, so keep in touch with us by following us on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn, or join the mailing list by filling out the form at the end of this page. Our cellar door can accommodate groups of up to 10, however we do ask that you call or email in advance to ensure that we’re able to give your group the best tasting experience we can.

Hours

Thurs - Mon, 10am - 5pm

Details are correct at time of writing

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Stockist Information

Distribution Information

Distributed nationwide by World Wine Estates

Details

Glenguin logo
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Winemaker Robin Tedder MW, Rhys Eather
Established 1993
Dozens 2000
Vineyards (area) 6 ha
Opening Hours Thurs-Mon10-5
Address Milbrodale Road, Broke, NSW 2330
Telephone (02) 6579 1009
Website www.glenguinestate.com.au