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5 Star Winery James Halliday Wine Companion 2009 – 2017
SMH Good Food Guide - One Chef Hat 2016
Andrew Margan- Viticulturist of the Year 2015
Winner - Best Winery, NSW & Hunter Tourism Awards 2013, 2014, 2015 – Hall of Fame
Winner - Excellence in Food Tourism, NSW & Hunter Tourism Awards 2014, 2015
Winner - Excellence in Food Tourism, Australian Tourism Awards 2014
Winner - Hunter Valley Cellar Door of the Year 2013
Winner - Best Restaurant, Australian Tourism Awards 2012
David Ellis
 
16 October 2017 | David Ellis

One to Note: Margan Semillon 2017

Hunter Valley Semillon

Grown on Margan’s Fordwich Hill vineyard that was originally planted by Lindemans on the wonderful red volcanic soil of the Fordwich Sill in the late 1960s, this vineyard produces wines of a richer, softer style with intense citrus-like flavours, as fruit can be left on the vine for longer than normal to give it increased ripeness of flavour without loss of acidity.

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SMH Good Food Guide
 
16 October 2017 | SMH Good Food Guide

Winner - One Chef Hat - SMH Good Food Guide 2018

Hatted Restaurant Margan Hunter Valley

Winner - One Chef Hat - Modern winery fare in a beautiful setting with considerate touches.

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Doyenne Sg
 
11 October 2017 | Doyenne Sg

Farm to Table in Hunter Valley

Farm to Table Hunter Valley Margan Restaurant

Margan are the leaders in ‘Agri Dining’. Their Original 100 Metre Meal showcases the provenance of their estate grown, estate made produce. Everything from reared lamb, garden vegetables, orchard fruits, free range eggs and olives were grown from 100m of Margan's restaurant table.

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John Rozentals
 
10 October 2017 | John Rozentals

Margan 2012 Aged Release

Aged Release Hunter valley Semillon Wine

At nearly six years of age, this premium Hunter Valley semillon is just starting to show its potential and developing the hallmark toastiness the variety is renowned for.

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Mike Bennie
 
1 October 2017 | Mike Bennie

Top 100 Wines WBM

Top 100 Wine Business Magazine Margan Albarino Hunter Valley

Breaking Ground Albarino 92 points ... unleashing a new release and a wine of stella drinking, layers of flavour, good length. Lemon, tonic water and fine minerality.

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QWine
 
24 September 2017 | QWine

Margan Semillon 2017

Hunter Valley Semillon

Andrew Margan looks for Lime Splice in his Semillon. He has hit the target with this 2017 release.  Continue »

Regan Drew
 
21 September 2017 | Regan Drew

Aged Release Semillon 2012

Hunter Valley Aged Semillon

The suggestions of maturity are starting to whisper, yet elegance and undeniable Hunter are present: Lemon curd, lime pips, pineapple core and a whiff of a neighbour’s cooking toast, while in the mouth it’s seems but a babe. The Margan slightly richer style there but the way it manages to close ranks when you think it’s about to spill forth fruits like a cornucopia and the rattle of the acidity around the teeth beg for further cellar time. A class act. Still great value  Continue »

Regan Drew
 
21 September 2017 | Regan Drew

White Label Semillon 2016

Hunter Valley Premium Semillon

A richer fruit profile with plenty of lemon/lime splice and grapefruit citrus character, verbena soap, chalk and apple skin. The body undeniably Hunter semillon, all straight bones and acid. Yet, the small amount maturation time starts to whisper adamantly what will be: almost rich lemon, lime butter and a hint of toast. That chalkiness on the nose returns on the palate with a soft, textural crunch. Will no have no problem lasting the distance in the cellar. Semsational.  Continue »

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 »

Time Posted: 18/09/2017 at 10:55 AM
Regan Drew
 
4 September 2017 | Regan Drew

Spanish varieties making their mark

Hunter Valley Wine Albarino

The second release of this albarino suits the Hunter Valley for the same reasons that regional hero semillon also does: quick ripening, low sugars and high acidity. This wine delivers lime tart and baked lemon citrus, white floral characters and a nutty afternote. Fleshy and textural with a mineral line parallel to bracing acidity.  Continue »