The Wines

Kurrajong Vineyard
Desmond & Susan have a very small vineyard and winery making limited quantities of premium wines. We have grown and used a wide variety of grapes so our portfolio is a little unusual – we specialise in Rosés, and unique Reds and Whites. We hand-make all our wines, including bottling, labelling and packing it. Rosés Rosé is vastly undervalued, it can be enjoyed with most ethnic foods, and with all the light and fresh dishes that make up so much of today’s cuisine. We prefer dry, savoury French Rosés, so that is the style we make. Our Merlot Rosé is an elegant dry wine that brings back to us memories of floating down the tree-lined canals of Southern France. In 2013 we have added a Cabernet Rosé, with a more complex structure. In 2014 adde a Shiraz Rosé, with a fuller body and nose. All our rosés are simply fantastic with salads and seafood. Classic and Premium Wines Our family loves some of the traditional Hunter varieties, and we hope you like the way we make these wines. Red, white, and sparkling wines aiming to capture the terroir of the Hunter Valley – its unique soil, climate, and traditional grape varieties. From our oldest block of vines in Belford we make our Belford Semillon. Growing in sandy soil next to Jump Up Creek, these old vines produce a lean Semillon with exceptional ageing potential. From the blocks in Pokolbin we produce our award-winning Soma Semillon and Verdelho, as well as our Chardonnay, Merlot and Shiraz. Premium-Reserve Wines Our unique premium-reserve wines are each named after a poem by an Australian pioneer bush-poet. The series includes a very traditional French blend of Cab Franc-Cab Sauv-Merlot-Petit Verdot in the Bordeaux style, an Italian-inspired blend of Shiraz-Barbera, a Spanish-inspired blend of Tempranillo-Shiraz, and an aged Semillon made in a Croatian style.
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