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Margan Vermouth a Top Drop in GT Wine

        Gourmet Traveller Wine – Top Drops of the Month – August 2016 – Max Allen Margan Vermouth “An excellent new addition to Australia’s small but growing list of locally made vermouths. This nicely bitter, wonderfully fragrant version is based on Semillon, infused with two dozen or so botanicals, most of which are […]

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Wine in his veins

Newcastle Herald – June 17th, 2016. -Jim Keller WINEMAKERS don’t sleep during vintage, do they? There is so much to think about, so much to know, so much to do. It’s 9am on a sunny summer day, February 19, to be exact. In the back of the Margan’s winery complex just a stone’s throw west […]

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Complex vermouth a Hunter gem

The Australian – 7th June, 2016 – Max Allen Oh, I know I should be concentrating on the wines. The delicious, lemony 10-year-old semillon; the beautiful, earthy five-year-old barbera; the seven vintages of aged-release shiraz — all the bottles that grape-treader Andrew Margan has opened for the 20th birthday celebrations at his family’s eponymous winery […]

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The Key Report – 2016 Albarino

The Key Report – Tony Keys – 2 June 2016 Margan ‘Breaking Ground’ Albariño 2016: Apparently the first albariño out of the Hunter Valley. Light on the nose, it has (for me) a slight chalky character on the palate, which I admit is a strange description, but it’s a dryness that has its own attraction […]

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Margan’s Breaking Ground

Newcastle Herald – 4/5/16 – John Lewis THIS year Andrew and Lisa Margan are celebrating the 20th anniversary of their Margan Family Wines venture and with it the launch of a new brand that highlights their pioneering of new grape varieties. The range is appropriately called Breaking Ground and the four inaugural releases are a […]

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A new range of tasty treats

RICK ALLEN April 27, 2016, 11 a.m. Margan winery at Broke is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year – and what a 20 years it has been. From going out on his own “with nothing” – his own words – as an ambitious young winemaker, Andrew Margan and wife Lisa have built up to annual […]

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Lisa is dancing for Stars of Newcastle

Over the last 20 years in business we have always felt the need to share the love and have contributed cash and products to our favourite charities. These have included the National Breast Cancer Research Foundation and the Children’s Cancer Institute Australia as well as a multitude of other good causes to the tune of […]

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Aussie Chardonnay for French dining

Vintnews April 11, 2016 – David Ellis ANDREW Margan used fruit off exceptional low-yielding vines on his Saxonvale Vineyard in the Broke Fordwich region of the Hunter Valley for a 2014 White Label Chardonnay that Chardonnay buffs – and despite what many will tell you, there are still plenty of us around – will find […]

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Margan celebrates 20 years in the wine industry

Newcastle Herald – By LISA ROCKMAN March 22, 2016, 11:30 p.m. TWENTY years ago Lisa and Andrew Margan bought an empty paddock in the Broke Fordwich region of the Hunter Valley. They built a home and planted some vines. Today, it is an award-winning labour of love. Lisa and Andrew are at the helm of […]

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2014 Merlot…a drop with great aging potential

Vintnews – February 15th, 2016 SIMPLY OH SO VERSATILE HUNTER MERLOT -David Ellis MARGAN Family Winegrowers has released a 2014 Merlot that reflects just how good was that year for reds in the Hunter Valley, this one absolutely exploding with wonderful first-up flavours of ripe red berries, spiced plums and cassis. Made from fruit off […]

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1930s vineyard yields vibrant Hunter white

Newcastle Herald, January 30, 2016 – John Lewis Margan 2010 Aged Release Semillon 5 stars “Made from grapes grown on Andrew and Lisa Margan’s four hectare Beltree vineyard in Hermitage Rd, Belford, this Semillon will go beautifully now with steamed pippis, prawns and yabbies with fennel and macadamia salad and will age handsomely over the […]

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95 point Aged Release Semillon

Top 100 New Release Wines – Gourmet Traveller Wine, February 2016 95 Points “Released with around five years of age, this semillon has a full, bright yellow colour and a lovely medium aged bouquet with lightly toasted bread aromas over lemon juice and lemon pith. It’s juicy and seamless in the mouth.”  Buy 2010 Aged […]

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2015 Margan Chardonnay is a triple whammee!

VintNews  – 25th January 2016 -David Ellis ONE TO NOTE: A 2015 Margan Family Winemakers’ Chardonnay is a triple whammee from winemaker Andrew Margan. And that’s because it’s made from fruit off low-yielding 40 year old vines, those vines thrive in the renowned volcanic soils of the Hunter Valley’s Broke Fordwich, and this great drop’s […]

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John Lewis’ red wine gift suggestions

Reds for special Christmas gift-giving Newcastle Herald By JOHN LEWISDec. 8, 2015, 8 p.m. Margan 2011 Aged Release Shiraz – This multi-faceted Hunter shiraz has 13.5 per cent alcohol, shows bramble jelly and mocha coffee scents and delivers mellow blood plum flavour with underlays of cassis, Turkish delight and peppermint. Click here for full article […]

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Meet the Mob: Pat Hansson

1233 ABC NEWCASTLE 9 December, 2015 1:17PM AEDT By Jill Emberson For an award-winning vineyard in the Hunter Valley of New South Wales, the expertise of an Aboriginal viticulturalist underpins its success in organic food production. Wonnarua woman Pat Hansson runs the flourishing organic garden at Margan’s Family Wines in the Broke-Fordwich wine-growing area. The […]

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