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hot off the press: Financial Review 'Why there's nothing like a crisp Semillon from the the Hunter Valley

Winemaker Andrew Thomas from  Thomas Wines  hosting a ten-year vertical tasting of his Braemore semillon.

Winemaker Andrew Thomas from Thomas Wines hosting a ten-year vertical tasting of his Braemore semillon.

We're thrilled with this recent story by AFR wine writer Max Allen. Max attended this year's  Hunter Valley Legends and Wine Industry Awards as one of our visiting media guests to the region on behalf of our client Hunter Valley Wine & Tourism Association.

"I have a soft spot for the Hunter Valley wine region north of Sydney. During the 1990s and 2000s, my in-laws owned a vineyard and winery in the Hunter and many family holidays were spent drinking, feasting, visiting cellar doors and watching our kids grow up there.

As a result, I became very fond of the two great gifts the Hunter has given to the world of wine: crisp, dry white semillon and earthy, medium-bodied red shiraz, both deliciously approachable when young but also with the capacity to age for decades in the cellar, developing flavours that aren't found in any other wines on Earth.

So when the regional wine and tourism association  invited me to attend the annual Hunter Valley Legends Awards Gala and a couple of tastings – Hunter semillons from the 2017 vintage, and a vertical of Thomas Wines' great single vineyard Braemore semillon going back to 2007 – I didn't hesitate."

Read Max's full story here

Christina Atherton