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Meet the Hunter's Flagship Wines

The Hunter Valley is renowned for having a talented list of winemakers at the forefront of their profession and producing some of the world's best and most distinctive wines. Read more about these Flagship Wines here.


2019 Barrel Reserve Shiraz – RRP $40

Following in the fine tradition of the gold medal and trophy winning Kelman flagship Shiraz of previous vintages, this exceptional wine from the 2019 vintage was drawn from the best five new (40%) and seasoned (60%) French oak barrels.

TASTING A classic medium-bodied Hunter Valley Shiraz that displays blue and red fruits and fine-grained tannins. Smooth and beautifully integrated fruit and oak.

FOOD MATCH A perfect match to meat dishes from roast beef and lamb to beef cheeks. Also great with hard cheeses.

CELLARING The wonderful length of this wine makes it ideal to drink now. Will reward careful cellaring for 12–15 years.


2016 Diedrich Shiraz – RRP $50

The Diedrich is our icon Shiraz, fruit sourced from a single vineyard in the Orange wine region, full bodied and rich.

TASTING Aromas of florals, red berried fruits and dusting of spice. Medium-weighted with supple, sleek tannins, lean acidity and plenty of ripe fruit in between.

FOOD MATCH A style that marries well with rich red meats such as lamb shoulder or braised beef cheeks.

CELLARING Drink now or cellar until 2025+.


Heavy Metal Shiraz Cabernet 2018 – RRP $55

One of the most iconic wines that Hungerford Hill produces, our interpretation of the good old Australian red blend has become an instant classic.

TASTING Deep red in colour, a heightened aroma of mocha coffee and spicy dark fruits with a creamy vanillan oak background note. The palate is both powerful and voluminous with layers of unravelling flavour of plumb and blueberry fruits balanced with very fine and structured tannins that linger.

FOOD MATCH Pair with osso bucco. This traditional Italian dish requires a powerful wine to match its rich flavours and the Heavy Metal Shiraz Cabernet will bring out the best in the braised veal.

CELLARING Drinking beautifully now but hold onto these wines

for another 5–8 years. Drink by 2030.



2018 Marlowe – Act I Syrah Cabernet

Available to Members for $360 / 3-pack maximum per Customer

Tamburlaine's take on the quintessential great Australian blend, with high altitude, cool climate elegance. A true ‘winemakers selection’.

TASTING Dark berry and briar fruits, cedar and slight baking spice on the nose. Ripe plum and dark forest fruit on the palate with subtle tannins and freshness giving length and drive.

FOOD MATCH Pairs well with hearty meat dishes like osso buco or sirloin steak and baked vegetables. Vegetarian option – portebello steaks with avocado chimichurri. Also great with aged cheddars and blue cheeses.

CELLARING 5 years+.


2018 Platinum Chardonnay – RRP $60

Produced from Savannah's old vine Mudgee Vineyards, this traditional style Chardonnay has seen 100% barrel fermentation in both French and Hungarian oak, and also underwent the traditional practice of bâtonnage (lees stirring).

TASTING Delicate perfume of nectarine, apricot jasmine and wax flower on the nose. The palate is abundant with white peach, guava and a Kiwi tang, all balanced with a rich, full and decadent creaminess with subtle notes of vanilla, coconut, hazelnut and brioche-like characters.

FOOD MATCH Lobster thermidor with confit duck fat potatoes.

CELLARING 3–7 years.


2014 Lovedale Semillon – RRP $70

The late Maurice O'Shea planted the Lovedale vineyard in 1946 with incredible foresight, recognising that the unique structure of the land and the surrounding environment would deliver the tightness and acidity for world-class Semillon. Rated 95+ points by Gary Walsh and named Best Semillon in Show at the 2020 Royal Adelaide Wine Show.

TASTING Intense citrus and lemongrass combine with bottle age characters of lanolin and toast showcasing the amazing length of this wonderful aged style.

FOOD MATCH Pairs great with fresh oysters or sashimi.

CELLARING This wine provides exceptional drinking now or can be carefully cellared up to fifteen years or more from vintage.



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