Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Hunter Valley wine region...

Tyrells, a five generation, family-owned winery in the Hunter Valley, makes top-quality table wines the old-fashioned way - in small batches using century-old equipment and methods. The original wine cellar shown here is still in use and features traditional wood post and corrugated steel construction with dirt floors.

Barrel #11, (on the right) is aging 3,000 gallons of 2008 Shiraz. The barrel was made by C.A. Schahinger Coopers in South Australia from oak planks from California. This vessel's first vintage was in 1996.

The 130+ wineries of the Hunter Valley region, (a two-hours drive north of Sydney,) are known for their Shiraz reds and Semillon white wines. I enjoyed a teenie, tiny sip at several cellars.

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