Originating from Piedmont in Italy this red grape was first planted here in the Hunter Valley here at Margan. I took cuttings from the original Montrose vineyard in Mudgee that was planted by Carlo Corino from cuttings he bought from Italy in his suitcase. Its a medium bodied wine with great acidity. At full ripeness it still has wonderful acid that provides a style of wine rarely seen in Australia. Fantastic with any food with fat in it, the acid cuts thru enhancing both the food and the wine.

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Medium bodied with bramble, allspice and red fruits notably cherry, underpinned by a savoury earthiness which expresses the rich, volcanic soils of this vineyard. Barbera is the ultimate food wine.

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Regan Drew
18 September 2017 | Regan Drew

Breaking Ground Barbera 2015

Hunter Valley Wine

Damp tobacco, moist blackberries and cherries, chalk, varietal thick rose petals and drying tar. Fleshy, meaty body with a briny, ferrous oyster presence. Bursts of blood orange pips: both flavour and acidity. Fruit sweet enough to be swarthy but finishes with a wash of fine chalky tannins. Drinkability plus.  Continue »

Peter Bourne
25 August 2017 | Peter Bourne

The Best of the Hunter Valley

With their refreshing take on wine and food, Andrew and Lisa Margan are the king and queen of Broke. Their barbera exudes blueberry and riberry fruits, with a pleasing balance of acid and tannin. Pair it with the pork belly on their restaurant’s menu.  Continue »

John Lewis
5 July 2017 | John Lewis

Dab Hand on Barbera

4.5 stars for 2015 Barbera  Continue »