Winter ‘21 Feature Wine

Sauvignon Blanc highlights over the past 40 years.

1979 Sauvignon Blanc planted along with other varieties in our vineyard on Rapaura Road.  

1982 First vintage of Sauvignon Blanc and first medals at the National Wine Show.

1985 First trophy for Fumé Blanc (oak aged Sauvignon Blanc) 1984 vintage at New Zealand Easter Show.

1986 Overnight success at London’s Sunday Times Vintage Wine Festival Our Fumé Blanc 1985 vintage was named wine of the show by Judges and public votes.

1989 Bob Campbell in the National Business Review waxed lyrical about our Sauvignon Blanc vintage 1989.  {This is the most drinkable wine I have ever encountered. I’m not exactly sure why, but I can’t seem to stop myself pouring a second glass when I only ever intended to have one.} 

1992 International Wine & Spirit Competition London. Our Sauvignon Blanc vintage 1991 was awarded a gold medal and the Marquis de Goulaine Trophy for the Best Sauvignon Blanc.  

1995 Intervin, Canada awarded gold medals to our Sauvignon Blanc oak aged vintage 1993 and Sauvignon Blanc vintage 1994 as well as a Black Diamond Trophy.

1996 Decanter, UK awarded our Sauvignon Blanc 1994 five stars and a prestigious Decanter Award for the top Sauvignon Blanc.

2007 National Wine Show, Canberra, our Sauvignon Blanc vintage 2007 was awarded the trophy for the best white wine of the show.  

2015 Sydney International Wine Show. Our Sauvignon Blanc vintage 2014 awarded the prestigious Blue-Gold award and named in the Top 100 wines. Judge James Halliday commenting – ‘the wine sings and doesn’t lose anything.’ 

2015 Chief Winemaker Gary Duke retires after 24 years of sensational winemaking and Jane’s nephew James steps into the role.

Still making stellar Sauv today, with the Hunter’s Sauvignon Blanc vintage 2020 picking up a gold medal and trophy at the 2021 Frankfurt Wine Show!


Ernie and Jane 1985
Ernie at first Sunday Times win 1986
Sunday Times Wine Show, Jane 1988
Jane with Marquis de Goulaine trophy, 1992
Young James with Gary and Inus, 2015.

other news articles.

Vintage 2021

A picture tells a story better than words, so we have selected our favorite photos from the hectic three weeks of vintage to best represent some of the action.

Read More