Hunter Valley Wine Festival – 20th June 2015

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If you happen to be in the Hunter valley on Saturday 20th June, why not come and visit us at the Hunter Valley Wine Festival at the Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley.
I’ll be manning our stand, and showing off some of my new release reds as well as the recently bottled 2015 Braemore semillon.
Presale tickets ($20 including 5 tasting vouchers) as well as more information on the event can be found here
Hope to see you there…..

Thomas Wines on tasting at Vinosphere event – 18th May 2015

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Andrew Thomas will be on hand pouring his newly released 2013 reds and a pre-bottling ‘sneak-preview’ of 2015 Braemore semillon at a major public tasting at Town Hall in Sydney on the 18th May.

Vinosphere 2015 brings together some of Australia’s finest producers, distributors and importers under the one roof. This is the first time that a comprehensive trade tasting of this scale has been opened up to the public. The event offers unprecedented access to some of the finest wines available in the country today. Around 100 producers from 10 countries will be represented with over 300 wines open for tasting. Most Australian and New Zealand producers will be represented in person. Wines will be available to order direct on the night. The entry fee is $40 and includes a Riedel Overture glass to keep. Follow the link to book your tickets – www.eventbrite.com.au/e/vinosphere-tickets-16194774005

Hope to see you there.

The 2013 reds release is finally here….!!!

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It’s official.

After quite a few months of being sold out of shiraz, the 2013 Hunter reds are being released today. The 2013 Kiss shiraz heads and impressive line up of wines, all of which have settled into their skins nicely since bottling mid 2014.

Following an amazing response to it’s inaugural 2011 vintage, Elenay shiraz maintains its place in the range, this time with an actual barrel selection from the Kiss and Sweetwater vineyards, to continue this exceptional contemporary expression of Hunter shiraz.

Sweetwater shiraz is again showing it’s distinctively floral and blue fruited notes, and the DJV shiraz (now sourced from the 50 year old Trevena vineyard) is probably the surprise packet of the vintage – intentionally lighter bodied with amazing fruit purity and grace.

Please enjoy, and feel free to get back to me with your comments.

2015 shiraz harvest ready to go

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As is quite often the case, we take in the last of our semillons and the first of our shiraz is knocking on the door….

Most importantly, that frustrating rain we’ve had over the last few weeks seems to have disappeared, and the forecast over the next few weeks looks clear and fine. Amazingly, the shiraz vineyards we deal with have come through totally unscathed, looking clean, healthy and getting some nice ripe flavours.

Sweetwater shiraz is the first to be picked, looking the ripest (pushing 14.0 Beaume) and most flavoursome at this stage, and I’d expect the Kiss (Pokolbin Estate) vineyard to follow soon there after.

Our new oak barrels are rolling into the winery just in time….