In The Press

David Ellis reviews Margan Chardonnay

Vintnews – 15/12/14 -David Ellis ONE TO NOTE: THE Hunter Valley’s Andrew Margan, on the other hand, is a traditionalist planning on matching this year’s family honey-baked ham on Christmas Day with his 2014 Margan Chardonnay, a very rewarding drop at a nicely-priced $18 for those of us to whom Chardonnay will always remain a […]

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Windsor Dobbin reviews Margan Field Blend Red – Block 11

Margan Field Blend Red – Block 11 Ciao Magazine – 20 November, 2014 Windsor Dobbin “This is probably the cheapest wine in the range of Hunter Valley winery Margan, but it is also one of the most accessible and immediately enjoyable. A no-fuss blend of shiraz, tempranillo and Mataro grapes grown in the same vineyard; […]

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Tony Love reviews Margan Field Blend White – Block 8

Margan Field Blend White – Block 8 The Advertiser – 22 November, 2014 Tony Love “One vineyard block with multiple varieties picked and vinified together – a traditional practice now seeing a revival of sorts. Here it’s Semillon, naturally in the Hunter, with sauvignon blanc and pinot grigo; the result being cut grass characters, a squeeze […]

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David Ellis reviews Margan Field Blend

Vintnews – 24 November, 2014 David Ellis “In a somewhat back to the future move, the Hunter Valley’s Andrew Margan has released a white and a red emulating this old practice, labelling them Field Blend White – Block 8 and Field Blend Red – Block 11. The white comprises predominantly Semillon and smaller amounts of […]

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Margan Chardonnay in James Halliday’s Top 100

The Australian – 22nd November 2014 James Halliday   Margan Family Hunter Valley Chardonnay 2014 Rating: 92 points Estate-grown; part of the wine was matured for 6 months in new French barriques, then back-blended with the stainless steel component, and bottled without delay. It is fresh and lively, with good varietal expression in a grapefruit/stone fruit […]

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Margan Semillon in James Halliday’s Top 100

The Australian – 22nd November 2014 James Halliday     Margan Family Hunter Valley Semillon 2014 Rating: 93 points Estate-grown, 40+ yo vines produce this wine, making the price a mockery. It has a typical regional medley of citrus zest, herb, lemongrass and mineral-like flavours, with a bone dry finish. Its life is all before […]

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On the Job – HBR Mag

Hunter Business Review magazine On the Job with Andrew Margan 30/10/14 What’s your current role and title? I am, and have been for the last 18 years, managing Director and Chief Winemaker at Margan Family Wines. We have 110 hectares of our own vineyards where we grow all of the grapes that are made into […]

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Margan Recipe on The Bread & Butter Chef

Carrot, date and pistachio cake By : Kylie | September 7, 2014 | Category : Cake, Celebration, Dessert Ingredients 125 g self raising flour 1/2 teaspoon powdered ginger ½ teaspoon of mixed spice 1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed 2/3 cup light olive oil 2 free range eggs 2 cups grated carrot 1/2 cup chopped dates ½ cup chopped pistachio nuts Method Preheat […]

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Margan Recipe at Australian Women Online

Carpaccio of Kingfish with Picalilli, Capers and White Balsamic Dressing September 2, 2014 by Australian Women Online This free recipe is by Head Chef Michael Robinson of Margan Restaurant based in the beautiful Broke Fordwich wine sub-region of the Hunter Valley in New South Wales. Known as ‘the tranquil side of the Hunter Valley’, the region offers an […]

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Lisa Margan in Dynamic Business

Reaping the fruits of their labour: success in the Hunter Valley by Stephanie Zillman in Dynamic Business  The romantic notion of retiring and running a vineyard makes Lisa Margan smile. Sipping chardonnay and looking out across rows of perfectly manicured grape vines doesn’t quite compute with the day-to-day reality of running a vineyard. Not to mention an on-site […]

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Article on ABC News for coal seam gas in Hunter

Hunter vignerons still waiting for answers on critical clusters maps A Hunter Valley winemaker has renewed his call for the state government to explain why vineyards owned by AGL Energy were omitted from critical cluster mapping. Andrew Margan has been trying for almost a year to get an explanation of why the properties were included […]

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James Halliday awards 5 Margan wines 94 points

James Halliday Wine Companion 2015 Margan Aged Release Shiraz 2009 RATING 94 Defined by its closing web of tannin. It’s an excellent wine to put into the Aged Release program…in another 3 or 4 years it will begin to strut.Plum, iodine, earth and creamy, cedary oak. Real substance to both the fruit and the tannin, […]

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Acclaimed agri-dining at its best

Elle Living Magazine August 2014 – Stacey Anne Rodrigues If there’s one thing we appreciate about heading out to the country, it’s that you can easily find out precisely where your food came from, like the 100m meal at Margan Restaurant & Winery. It’s been called “acclaimed agri-dining at its best”, as the kitchen acquires […]

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David Ellis reviews Margan White Label Semillon 2013

Vintnews – June 30th, 2014 David Ellis Limited Release White Label Semillon 2013 JUST THE DROP FOR RINGING-IN 2020 ANDREW Margan has been making wonderful Semillons in what he likes to call “pure Hunter style” for some ten years now, wines that he puts particular effort into for his increasingly-lauded Aged Release range. The latest […]

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David Ellis reviews Margan Claret 2011

Vintnews 15 May 2014 – David Ellis   One to Note: Some 40-odd years ago, in the 1970s, Claret was all the rage to bring out at the barbecue or to put on the table for Sunday’s family roast beef lunch. Not many makers label a wine Claret in Australia these days, however, preferring instead […]

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