In The Press

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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Broke Fordwich – Winemaking the Local Way

And So She Thinks – 31st March 2014 Francesca Baker Personality also shines through at Margan Family Wines, where, although a larger entity, a personal feel and influence is still evident. Owners Lisa and Andrew Margan possess between them multiple science degrees, including nutrition, so all the wines, not to mention the majority of the produce […]

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Margan Aged Release Shiraz – Vintnews review

VintNews - 31st March 2014 David Ellis THE Hunter Valley’s Margan Family Winegrowers have an enviable reputation for their Aged Release Shiraz, a drop that winemaker Andrew Margan sees as wonderfully  rewarding for he and his team, and one that’s equally rewarding for we as consumers. The reason is that Andrew only makes this wine in […]

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93 points for Margan Barbera

The Key Review of Wine 60 – March 2014 Tony Keys Margan ‘White Label’ Hunter Valley Barbera 2012: I suspect the Margan vines are older than the Toppers Mountain and this gives the wine more depth, although Toppers has an advantage of extra age. I give it the edge at 93 points and maybe more […]

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Margan Restaurant and Wines – Not To Be Missed

Sydney, Kids, Food and Travel - MARCH 12, 2014 By Seana Smith Visit Margan Restaurant and Wines – Not To Be Missed! You really must visit Margan Wines and try the restaurant too. It’s a very special place. There’s a working farm which produces most of the food cooked in the kitchen. The menu is based […]

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Margan wins major tourism award

Singleton Argus – February 11, 2014 PROVING the adage success begets success Margan Winery and Restaurant at Broke has just been  awarded another major tourism award. Attending their fourth Australian Tourism Awards in a row, Margan took out silver for ‘Excellence in Tourism Wineries, Distilleries and Boutique Breweries’ on Friday 7th at the 2013 Australian […]

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Winemaker harvests early as conditions perfect

Newcastle Herald - Jan. 9, 2014 By BELINDA-JANE DAVIS IT was an early start for winemaker Andrew Margan at Margan Hunter Valley Wines yesterday as the first grapes of the harvest were picked. Mr Margan, the Hunter Valley Wine Industry Association president, said conditions had been perfect with overnight temperatures averaging 13 degrees this week. The chardonnay […]

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Margan Semillon reviewed in Selector Magazine

Selector Magazine – December 2013 Jancis Robinson Margan Semillon 2013 Lifted aromas of lemon myrtle and Sunlight soap introduce a ripe palate with almost sweet layers of lemon, lime and grapefruit and mouth-watering, sherberty acidity. Elegantly balanced and poised with a satisfying texture.

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Podium pride for Margan Wines

Singleton Argus Dec. 13, 2013 THEY have won the best restaurant award for the past three years in a row at both the Hunter and New South Wales Tourism awards which means they are now members of the “Hall of Fame” and no longer eligible to compete in this category. So this year Andrew and […]

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94 points for 2010 Margan Botrytis Semillon

Wine Companion – February 2014 James Halliday Rating: 94 points “Bright gold; a kaleidoscopic array of caramelised, dried, poached and even fresh fruits brought together in an intensely sweet stream of flavour balanced by natural acidity on the long finish.”   The Key Review of Wine – December 2013 Tony Keys Rating: 94 points “It […]

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WINNER- Margan WINS Gold at NSW Tourism Awards 2013

Margan Celebrates Another Win Margan have taken out Gold for the Excellence in Tourism Wineries, Distilleries and Boutique Breweries award and been acknowledged for their dedication to sustainability as a finalist for the Excellence in Sustainable Tourism award at the NSW Tourism Awards last night. “Margan prides itself as a business with a strong focus […]

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Margan 2013 Semillon Halliday’s Top 100

James Halliday’s Top 100 – November 15th, 2013 Margan Family Semillon 2013 Rating: 94 From 40-year-old estate vines, its bouquet offering all the classic Hunter Valley semillon aromas of lemongrass, citrus and herbs, the palate simply providing the proof of the pudding; it has abundant citrus and mineral flavours now, but will grow gracefully over […]

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One to Note: 2012 White Label Margan Chardonnay

Vintnews September 30th, 2013 ONE TO NOTE: THIRTY year old Hunter Valley vines gave Andrew Margan marvellous fruit for his 2012 White Label Chardonnay, and by picking that fruit while still at lower sugar levels it’s given the resultant wines leaner structure and nice citrus overtones. This is a wine that’s all about lovely forward […]

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Chardonnay receives 4.5 glasses

Weekender Sept 28, 2013 Margan 2012 Limited Release White Label Chardonnay 4.5 glasses Grapes from 30 year old vines on the Saxonvale vineyard at Fordwich produced this multi-layered white. Old hands like me will have memories of trail-blazing Saxonvale chardonnays made from these vines in 1970s by Mark Cashmore. This 2012 version is far more […]

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