Hunter Valley Shiraz: The Vision.
The Shiraz we see today is not quite as feral and funky as in the past, or a character in the wines that were previously described as sweaty saddle. In recent years we have seen a new breed of winemakers making elegant, medium bodied styles that reflect the sites they are sourced from with candour. Never before have we seen such diverse vineyards,which speak with a regional resonance that is profoundly unique.
This depth of offering has been awarded in the last two years of the Hunter Valley Wine Show with a class called the Wines of Provenance. This special award looks at one wine that has performed over several vintages. In the first year it was won by Tyrrell’s for their Vat 6 Shiraz and in 2013 the gong went to Tulloch Wines for their Hector Shiraz. This is an unprecedented result with International judges citing that the region is capable of making some of the worlds most lauded and sought after Shiraz.
At Scarborough Wine Co we are proud to make Shiraz that is a reflection of the vineyard, of the region, yet still shows a winemaking signature.