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Rowena Henderson
31 January 2019 | Rowena Henderson

Vintage 2019 Update

An update from the Winery

The lead up to vintage 2019 has been warm & dry and the vineyards are looking great. The Semillon has ripened nicely with great flavour; we are half way through picking our Braemore vineyard.The Shiraz is showing great colour & flavour will follow close behind with harvest beginning next week. 

The Cellar Door Team love sharing a taste of Vintage, and the winery action with visitors. Throughout the harvest window they have grapes, ferments & juices for sampling - it's an exciting time to visit the Valley.

Time Posted: 31/01/2019 at 4:30 PM
Rowena Henderson
7 December 2018 | Rowena Henderson

Size Matters

Looking for an impressive wine to suit the whole family at Christmas? We've got back vintages, magnums & double magnums of Braemore Semillon & Kiss Shiraz available.

With exactly 100 numbered magnums & only 12 numbered double magnums these are a collectors items for the wine lover or one heck of a party & the way to impress family & friends. Contact Rowena in Cellar Door for pricing & availability 02 4998 7134.

Time Posted: 07/12/2018 at 2:32 PM
Rowena Henderson
7 September 2018 | Rowena Henderson

The Thomas Wines Story

There's always more to discover ...

Thommo talks about Thomas Wines in the new Hunter Valley campaign "Here's to the Good Life".

Thommo is originally a McLaren Vale boy from a winemaking family so what brought him to the Hunter Valley? 


Time Posted: 07/09/2018 at 5:52 PM
Rowena Henderson
30 August 2018 | Rowena Henderson

2012 Cellar Reserve Braemore released to coincide with the first day of Spring

Thomas Wines has released it's 2012 Cellar Reserve Braemore Semillon to coincide with the first day of Spring.

Hunter Valley Semillon is one of the world's most uniquely regional wine styles. The Braemore Semillon has achieved an enviable reputation in recent years as being one of the finest examples of classic Hunter Valley Semillon.

With six years in bottle, the 2012 Cellar Reserve Braemore Semillon has just started to emerge with classic bottle aged Hunter Semillon complexities. The nose has nuances of buttered toast and honeycomb, layered over fresh grassy, citrus like fruit. The palate has developed an attractive richness, yet maintains an amazing delicacy and freshness with vibrant fruit and a fine, focused line of acidity.

In a superb drinking zone right now, it will continue to evolve over the next decade and beyond.

Available to taste & purchase in Cellar Door or via our website from 1st September, 2018.

Time Posted: 30/08/2018 at 11:37 AM
Rowena Henderson
2 August 2018 | Rowena Henderson

Halliday awards nine wines, 92 plus points

The 2019 James Halliday Wine Companion has been launched with Thomas Wines scoring 92 or above for nine wines.

96 points - 2017 The OC Semillon (SOLD OUT - 2018 now available) - $26
96 points - 2017 Braemore Semillon (SOLD OUT - 2018 now available) - $33
96 points - 2012 Cellar Reserve Braemore - (Released 1 September 2018) - $65

92 points - 2016 Two of a Kind Shiraz - $24
93 points - 2016 Synergy Shiraz -$24
94 points - 2016 Sweetwater Shiraz - $35
94 points - 2016 The Dam Block Shiraz - $40
94 points - 2016 Elenay Shiraz - $50
95 points - 2016 Kiss Shiraz (very limited stock available) - $75

The Shiraz are all current releases & available online or via Cellar Door.

Time Posted: 02/08/2018 at 11:24 AM
Rowena Henderson
30 July 2018 | Rowena Henderson

Semsational Semillon & Seafood Sessions set for September


Thomas Wines presents a series of #semsational sessions celebrating the release of our 2012 Cellar Reserve Braemore Semillon and featuring our range of 2018 Single Vineyard Semillons.

The series includes cooking classes together with lunches & dinner and a pop-up cellar door (with the added benefit of oysters & cheeses paired to the Semillons), each being hosted by Winemaker Andrew Thomas.

The Cooking Classes, being held in Sydney & Brisbane, have VERY limited tickets available & include Italian, Thai, Japanese & Pan Asian - all paired with our range of Semillon.

For Newcastle we'll be relaxing harbourside with a #semsational long leisurely seafood lunch; and for our Sydney Semillon lovers we'll be bringing the Cellar Door to you, pairing our Semillons with oysters & Hunter Valley Cheeses.

For specific details & to BOOK before tickets sell out please click here.

Any further questions please do not hesitate to call Rowena 02 4998 7134.



Time Posted: 30/07/2018 at 3:14 PM
Rowena Henderson
20 July 2018 | Rowena Henderson

2018 Single Vineyard Semillon Released

The 2018 Single Vineyard Semillons have been released.

The 2017 Single Vineyard Semillons have sold out.

In lieu of rather depleted list we’ve released the 2018’s ahead of schedule, saving the release of the 2012 Cellar Reserve Braemore for the first day of Spring.

2018 Single Vineyard Semillons

Thommo tells us “The 2018 Vintage is virtually a carbon copy of the outstanding 2017 vintage, the warm and dry conditions experienced throughout January and February of 2018 have produced Semillons with generous fruit weight within the typical purity and precision of the classic Hunter Valley style. These wines are exceptionally approachable in their youth, yet the best examples from the region (particularly Braemore) will also have some remarkable cellaring potential.”

Despite a relatively similar winemaking approach, the subtle differences in the Single Vineyard range of Semillons never cease to amaze our visitors.

Fordwich Hill, from the far west of the Valley in the sub-region of Broke, is a riper, more generous proportioned style of Hunter Semillon. Broke receives slightly less annual rainfall and the red volcanic soils produce an earlier ripening Semillon with distinctive aromatics. On the first weekend in Cellar Door, this Semillon was definitely one of our Visitor’s favourites.

The Murphy's Vineyard is located on the far east of the valley in the Lovedale area. Situated adjacent to Black Creek in Wilderness Road, it has deep sandy soils. This produces a delicate Semillon with a floral lift of citrus blossom and grapefruit notes.

The OC, named after Oakey Creek Road, comes off the flats close to the southern stretch of the Brokeback Ranges. The soils here are transitional sandy/loam and still contain small amounts of organic matter. The resultant Semillon screams freshness; it’s pure and bright with amazing length, and nervy acidity.

And then there’s Braemore. We can just see the Braemore Vineyard from the Cellar Door. Located on Hermitage Road it has amazing deep sandy/loam alluvial soil consistently producing exceptional Semillon. The Braemore Semillon features vibrancy and remarkable longevity, we think the following description from Thommo sums it up perfectly … “intensity, in a feather weight frame”.

For every day drinking we’ve also released the 2018 Synergy, Two of a Kind and Six Degrees Semillons. At $17/bottle for Members these are ideal to have handy in the fridge for any occasion.

We’d love to take you through the range in Cellar Door or you can purchase them online here

Visit us soon.


The Cellar Door Team - Rowena, Nico, Brooke and Curtis

Time Posted: 20/07/2018 at 10:55 AM
Rowena Henderson
2 July 2018 | Rowena Henderson

One of Australia's Best Kept Secrets

A great read from Ray Isles of Travel + Leisure Magazine, it includes some tips for your next visit, of course, including Thomas Wines in the itinerary.


Time Posted: 02/07/2018 at 12:39 AM
Rowena Henderson
20 May 2018 | Rowena Henderson

Braemore - one of the Hunter's Greatest Vineyards

A great read from Daniel Honan of Newcastle Herald with this great story on our Braemore Vineyard.



Time Posted: 20/05/2018 at 2:14 PM
Rowena Henderson
18 May 2018 | Rowena Henderson

In the Kiss(ing) Booth

In a first for Thomas Wines, Winemaker Andrew Thomas will be taking ten guests (each day) on an intimate exploration of the Thomas Wines Kiss Shiraz.

You will taste & discuss five vintages starting with a 2017 sample from the barrel, moving through to our newly released 2016 Kiss Shiraz finishing with a journey through the cellar to include the famed 2014 vintage.

Our Kiss(ing) Booth Wines

  • Kiss 2017 (from barrel)
  • Kiss 2016 (our new relaese)
  • Kiss 2014 (from the cellar)
  • Kiss 2011 (from the cellar)
  • Kiss 2007 (from the cellar)


SATURDAY 26 MAY & Sunday 27 May at 10am.
$75pp or $50pp for Thomas Wines Members.

Bookings Essential & via our website. Strictly limited (to a very intimate 10 guests).


Time Posted: 18/05/2018 at 4:27 PM

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