Thomas Wines

New South Wales | Hunter Valley

James' Review

Andrew Thomas came to the Hunter Valley from McLaren Vale to join the winemaking team at Tyrrell’s. After 13 years,he left to undertake contract work and to continue the development of his own label. He makes individual-vineyard wines, underlining the subtle differences between the various subregions of the Hunter. Plans for the construction of an estate winery have been abandoned for the time being, and for the foreseeable future he will continue to lease the James Estate winery on Hermitage Road. The major part of the production comes from long-term arrangements with growers of semillon (15ha) and shiraz (25ha); an additional 3ha of shiraz is leased. The quality of the wines and the reputation of Andrew Thomas have never been higher. The appointment of Scott Comyns as winemaker was also a significant step, the acquisition of the Braemore Vineyard in December ’17 even more significant, giving Thomas Wines a long term supply of grapes from one of the Hunter Valley's most distinguished vineyards. Exports to the US, Japan and China.

About

Thomas Wines is not only one of the Hunter Valley's most renowned winemakers, but nationally and internationally acclaimed for it's exceptional, single vineyard Hunter Valley wines. Thomas wines have gained somewhat of a 'cult status' for its small range of personality imbued wines, many of which offer both pure current drinking pleasure, as well as remarkable cellaring potential.

The first vintage was produced in 1997, with an absolute focus and determination to specialise in producing top shelf examples of the two signature varieties of the Hunter Valley, semillon and shiraz.

Over the years Thomas Wines have gathered an impressive folio of local growers, who each own and operate arguably some of the Hunter valley's most distinguished sites, producing world class, uniquely regional styles. Each wine showcases it's unique vineyard signature and expresses a real sense of place. Kiss shiraz and Braemore semillon sit at the top of an impressive range, many of which have become modern benchmarks for the Hunter Valley.

Having previously spent 13 years learning and applying his craft at Tyrrell's, owner and winemaker Andrew Thomas now has over two and half decades of winemaking experience in the Hunter Valley. It's the no compromise, attention to detail approach to his winemaking that has seen him named as 2014 Hunter Valley Winemaker of the Year (having also previously won the award in 2008), as well as contributing to an impressive mantle piece of wine show trophies and medals, and enviable critical acclaim.

Specialities

Semillon & shiraz

Cellar Door

Information

Our Cellar Door experience offers an indepth wine tasting and understanding of Hunter Semillon and Shiraz. We are the only producer that specifically focuses on these two signature varieties.

A tasting with our team will be fun & enjoyable. We'll take you on a journey of the Valley, sharing the textures & colours of the soils, explaining how these influence the taste of our Single Vineyard Semillon & Shiraz. You'll walk away having learned what it is that makes these two varieites so unique, when grown in the Hunter Valley.

Hours

Open 7 days a week from 10am - 5pm

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Food

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Stockist Information

Distribution Information

NSW/Victoria/Adelaide - Vinous
Queensland - Pure Wine Co.
All other states- Thomas Wines

International Sales Information

Currently exporting to Japan, USA & China

Details

Thomas Wines logo
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Winemaker Andrew Thomas, Eden Walpole
Established 1997
Dozens 10 000
Vineyards (area) 6 ha
Opening Hours 7 days 10-5
Address 28 Mistletoe Lane, Pokolbin, NSW 2320
Telephone (02) 4998 7134
Website www.thomaswines.com.au