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Our Wines & Vineyards

Our Estate Vineyard.

Our Estate Vineyard is located on Gillards Rd, Pokolbin. Our vines were planted in 1995, we grow Shiraz, Merlot and Alicante Bouschet. The Shiraz & Merlot is grown over well structured red clay with the Alicante Bouschet grown over reddish/ brown clay. We have not only the only planting of Alicante Bouschet in the Hunter Valley, but also NSW (to our knowledge). This rare varietal is what we have become renound for making three different styles from this rare varietal.

Our estate vineyard

Howard Family, Somerset Vineyard.

Glen Howard is what you would call a local here in the Valley, they say you have to be second generation before you qualify, he is 7th generation. Making the change from dairy farmers to vignerons with his father Ivan over half a century ago. If you want to know how to grow a grape he is your man, we not only source fruit from Somerset vineyard on Oakey Creek rd Pokolbin, we additionally utilise Glen as our viticulturist ensuring our vineyard is in the best shape possible. We source Shiraz from his 50 year old vines grown on red volcanic clay, which sits over a bed of weathered limestone, Semillon from 50 year vines grown on sandy loam soils and Chardonnay from 30 year old vines grown over sandy, clay, loam.

Somerset Vineyard Shiraz Vines

Trevena Vineyard.

Trudy is also what you would call a local she and her family have been growing grapes in the Hunter for almost a century. Situated on Hermitage Rd Pokolbin, she has one of the oldest Semillon vineyards in the Hunter Valley. We proudly source Semillon from her 95 year old vines, planted in 1920 over sandy soils, they are unirrigated situated over a dormant creek bed.Ben Vinden and James bunch sorting Semillon at Trevena Vineyard.

Allanmere Vineyard

Situated in Lovedale on the other side of the Valley, the soils and climate are slightly different to Pokolbin. We source Chardonnay from these 30 year old vines, grown over brown clay loams.