Situated in the Hunter Valley and established is 1967, Hungerford Hill is a boutique estate owned by the Kirby family.
The Kirbys have been fundamental in growing the winery’s stellar reputation for acclaimed wines and creating a unique cellar door experience. Winemaker Adrian Lockhart has provided vital guidance to the team of winemakers, encouraging them to make authentic wines that are filled with interest and character and that showcase the cool climate regions of New South Wales.
With its distinctive barrel-shaped tasting room and underground cellar, the Hungerford Hill winery is a Hunter Valley landmark and the Muse Restaurant provides fine fare in a striking setting with sweeping views of the vineyards leading to the Brokenback Ranges.
About the producer
What awards have Hungerford Hill won?
Hungerford Hill have been the recipients of a swathe of prestigious awards including:
- 5 STAR WINERY - James Halliday Wine Companion 2014
- CUSTOMER SERVICE AWARD - Hunter Business Awards 2013
- CELLAR DOOR OF THE YEAR - Hunter Valley Legends & Wine Industry Awards 2012
- WINE OF THE YEAR - Citibank New South Wales Wine Awards 2012
- RUNNER UP WINE OF THE YEAR - Winestate Wine of the Year Awards 2012
- CHARDONNAY OF THE YEAR - Winestate Wine of the Year Awards 2012
As well as winner of 14 trophies, 41 Gold medals, 87 Silver medals and 198 Bronze medals in the last 5 years.
What other varietals or blends may be on the horizon?
Soon we will see some exciting developments in the Hungerford Hill winemaking portfolio with the replanting of 2 hectacre of home block Cabernet Sauvignon to Vermentino and Gewurtstraminer.
Gewürztraminer has proven itself in the Hunter Valley and will make a valuable addition to the members selection range whilst the Italian variety Vermentino is perfectly suited to this climate and will complement the distinctive house style of Hungerford Hill.
With vines being planted later this year, we are hoping to have the first crop by 2016.
After years and years of visiting both Coonawarra and the Limestone Coast, I sitll get a huge buzz when the call comes for me to source even more outstanding South Australian wines. Coonawarra with its famous terra rosa soil and the Limestone Coast with its maritime influences, coupled with the unique characters who shape and make the wines from each region, makes for a very special experience.