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Summer Wines

Running Horse Wines

2016 Bookmakers Umbrella Shiraz – RRP $25

From the Hunter’s newest and most unique cellar door located in Broke Fordwich comes this exceptional Shiraz. Summertime in Australia is pretty much hot days and warm evenings, BBQ’s and outdoor eating. By bottling this wine early after 6 months in a 2,300 litre foudre barrel this Shiraz retains a lot of its primary fruit flavours. With very soft tannins it can also be enjoyed slightly chilled. Perfect for sipping under the shade of a Big Umbrella.

FOOD MATCH A classic with Mediterranean mezze platters and Italian pastas, perfect at BBQ’s. A very safe bet.

CELLARING A deep cherry red colour so will handle at least 5 years of cellaring, though made to get up and running early.


Mistletoe Wines

2017 Home Vineyard Semillon – RRP $24

Another high quality, off-dry Semillon from the Mistletoe

Home Vineyard. Hand harvested from low cropped 25 year old vines, cold fermented without any oak influence.

TASTING Bottled early to retain the crisp acidity and lemon grapefruit characters typical of its vineyard.

FOOD MATCH Perfectly suited to freshly shucked oysters, ideal for a Summer Luncheon.

CELLARING Drink up until 2025.


First Creek Wines

2018 Hunter Valley Rosé – RRP $25

Think dry, traditional and European – the new First Creek vintage reflects a true Rosé style in colour, aroma and taste using premium Hunter Valley fruit. TASTING This wine offers a beautiful long palate showing strawberry and rosehip with refreshing zesty acid. The perfect summer drink! FOOD MATCH A perfect accompaniment to antipasto. CELLARING Drink while young and fresh.


Ascella Organic Wines

2014 Hunter Valley Chardonnay – RRP $33.50

The choicest fruit and the most careful crushing techniques are used to create Ascella’s Reserve Chardonnay. From the secluded Thompsons Valley in Broke Fordwich where culture, tradition and the environment are respected and nurtured. TASTING Layers of primary fruit characters and creamy notes with extended palate. A zesty elegant Chardonnay with ripe peach and orange blossom lift with spicy French oak. FOOD MATCH Delicious with seafood, chicken, turkey, spicy vegetarian, or with any hard organic cheese or soft brie. CELLARING 8 to 10 years.


Irongate Estate

2018 Hunter Valley Rosé – RRP $30

Iron Gate Estate is a unique wine estate nestled in the heart of the Hunter Valley with a history of individual flair reflected in both its architecture and winemaking philosophy. This wine is a carefully assembled blend of red and white fruit grown on the Estate which has resulted in a pink rose-blush wine of complexity and style.

TASTING With aromas of redcurrant, passionfruit, melon and raspberry and an easy-going palate of red berries and a refreshingly drying finish, this wine is sure to please.

FOOD MATCH Delicious on its own or will complement cold meats, tapas, seafood and poultry dishes.

CELLARING Drink now or cellar up to 4 years.


Ernest Hill Wines

2018 Rosalie Joan Verdelho – RRP $24

This cheeky little Portuguese varietal is renowned for its lovely balance of acid and tropical fruit characters. Ripe passion fruit,

melon and pineapple fruit characters make this crisp fruity

wine the perfect drink for those balmy Summer days.

FOOD MATCH A perfect accompaniment for tapas, paella or a hot Thai green chicken curry!

CELLARING A wine to be enjoyed whilst young and fresh.


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