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HUNTER VALLEY

The heart and the home of Australian wine (sorry, not sorry, South Australia), where roads wend and wind, up and over rolling hills that rise and fall beneath the magnificent escarpment of the Broken Back Range. All such roads lead to some of the most iconic and innovative wineries in Australia. It’s been a few rough years – between drought, fires, pandemics and now rain – yet Hunter Valley Wine Country remains as stalwart and stout as ever, where survival mode now switches to revival mode. The high energy of the current crop of talented young winemakers flows throughout the region, where organic and regenerative methods of winemaking are much more than just flavoursome buzzwords.  Daniel Honan

Image of Margan Wines by Dom Cherry.

MARGAN WINES

Star Cellar DooR

(02) 6579 1372
margan.com.au

Despite being located on the outskirts of Wine Country, neither the tyranny of distance nor time has troubled Margan Wines over the years. It’s led by the innovative and intrepid power couple, Andrew and Lisa Margan, who continue to push for progress in their viticulture, winemaking and hospitality. Indeed, theirs is a work ethic demonstrative of what’s possible by doing, rather than merely discussing. It’s a mind-set that has been passed down to their children, Ollie and Alessa. Their recent return home has helped regenerate the Margan brand with their revamped Breaking Ground series of wines, and regenerative approach to viticulture and landscape management. The Margan cellar door and restaurant remain as charming as ever.

TOP DROP: 2021 Margan Breaking Ground Albariño, A$32

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