The Vintner's Letters by Peter McAra
The Vintner's Lettersdetails the early years of pioneering Hunter Valley winegrower and maker Maurice O'Shea, first studying oenology in France, and later on his return to Australia, where he made some of our greatest wines »Vintage 2014 in the Hunter Valley
Usually affected by rain, this year perfect ripening conditions followed heavy November rains with lots of sunshine without any 40 degree plus days. Could 2014 be the best ever vintage for the Hunter Valley? »Is "terroir" relevant to The Hunter Valley?
There is no single word in English that captures the full extent of the meaning in the French word "terroir". Robin Tedder, MW, looks at the concept of "terroir" in the Hunter Valley.Bruce Tyrrell bets on semillon and shiraz
Bruce Tyrrell, of Tyrrell's Wines in the Hunter Valley, remembers the days when the region was a quiet backwater where kids rode their horses to school and not much else happened. He placed his bets on the Hunter region to be the best in the world for semillon, and he's doing the same in Victoria's Heathcote, chasing the new number one spot for shiraz »Australian wines win 43 golds at International Wine Challenge
Australia has brought home 43 gold medals, coming second in the tally only to France's 49 golds in the 26th International Wine Challenge (IWC) in London.