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May 2014

Andrew Thomas wins 2014 Hunter Valley Winemaker of the Year

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The Hunter Valley’s night-of-nights was held last night at Wyndham Estate to toast the outstanding achievements of those in Australia’s oldest winemaking region who have made major contributions and excelled within the Hunter Valley Wine Industry. Winners were announced in seven categories, including the newest Hunter Valley “Living Legend”, who was inducted into this prestigious group.

We are extremely pleased and proud to announce that Andrew (Thommo) Thomas has been awarded the title of 2014 Hunter Valley Winemaker of the Year. Thommo is the first Hunter winemaker to be honoured with this award twice, having previously been crowned as Winemaker of the Year in 2008.

The Hunter Valley Wine and Tourism Association (HVWTA) Vice President Mike De Iuliis commented that the annual awards are a celebration of, and give recognition to, individual achievements of its own. It recognises the skill, hard work, dedication and excellence of the region’s winemakers, viticulturists and industry professionals, and reflects on the successes of the year and the regions historical roots.

“Tonight’s awards recognise those who have been integral in building and maintaining the Hunter Valley’s standing as a world-class wine producing region, and at the same time celebrates our history,” Mr De Iuliis said.

For a link to James Halliday’s Wine Companion website (with a full list of the winners), please click here

2014 Braemore semillon bottled today

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Woot!!!
This is the day I’ve sooo been looking forward to.
Sign up to my for Newsletter for details of its release (mid June)
Simply awesome….

P.S. I may have bottled exactly 100 individually numbered magnums this year too…..

Thomas Wines at Melbourne ‘Game of Rhones’ event in June

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To follow up last year’s sell out event, we’re heading back to Melboune for an even bigger Game of Rhones event this June.
Prepare yourselves for the combative battle of the classic grape varieties of the Rhone Valley. Think Shiraz, Grenache, Mourvedre, Carignan, Cinsault, Viognier, Marsanne and Roussane from over 40 producers from Australia, New Zealand, the USA and France. Also think torture chambers, blind tastings, costumes, Rhone Throne, whole beasts, fur and skin.

WHERE : St Kilda Town Hall
WHEN: Saturday 14th June
PRICE: $50 (Ticket price includes a glass for you to take home and access to all the wines on
tasting. Food will be sold separately. )

TICKETS: here

For full details of the event and more, go to the website by clicking here

First 2014 semillon (The OC) going to bottle this week

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Considering the 2013 semillons have been sold out for some time now, I’m pretty excited to have the first of the new vintage whites going to bottle this week. With a combination of the fantastic 2014 vintage and having moved to an older block on the Oakey Creek vineyard, the 2014 OC Semillon is possibly the best vintage we have made to date.
Our Braemore semillon and Six Degrees Semillon are due to be bottled in the next few of weeks, and after a short period to settle post bottling they will all be officially released early/mid June.
Watch this space…