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5 Star Winery James Halliday Wine Companion 2009 – 2018
SMH Good Food Guide - One Chef Hat 2017, 2018
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
 
4 December 2017 | David Ellis

A rewarding drop from older, low yielding vines planted in the Hunter Valley over 40 years ago in the early 1970s

Hunter Valley Chardonnay

... a lovely 2017 wine, one that’s got a wonderfully creamy texture, lively acidity and nice suggestions of nectarine, cashew nut and lime zest on the palate...

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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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David Ellis
 
4 September 2017 | David Ellis

Lip smacker of a wine

HUnter Valley Wine Tempranillo Graciano Shiraz

And it’s a lip-smacker because, as Chief Winemaker Andrew Margan points out, the Tempranillo provides it with rich fruit flavour, the Graciano with necessary acid, and the Shiraz its tannin. “And as the vineyard is planted on the red volcanic soil of the Fordwich Sill, this gives the wine a Hunter earthiness along with savoury fruit and rustic tannins, and which all actually make it quite typical of a Spanish wine.”  Continue »

David Ellis
 
14 March 2017 | David Ellis

One to Note: Margan Shiraz

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Time Posted: 14/03/2017 at 10:38 AM
David Ellis
 
10 January 2017 | David Ellis

Festive Finds

A great match with a whole list of dining options for this time of year's entertaining  Continue »

Time Posted: 10/01/2017 at 9:44 AM
David Ellis
 
5 December 2016 | David Ellis

Merlot goes well with so much

a drop that makes for a great match with a whole list of dining options for this time of year’s entertaining  Continue »

Time Posted: 05/12/2016 at 1:31 PM