Australia | Hunter Valley
The Hunter Valley in New South Wales is the birthplace of Australian wine and the country's first wine region. Returning from Europe with 20,000 vine cuttings in 1832 James Busby was vital in helping establish the Hunter Valley as a key wine region and in turn vital in establishing Australia as a grape growing country.
Famous Australian wine names like Maurice O’Shea, Murray Tyrrell, and Len Evans alongside famous wine families like Drayton and Tulloch are all borne of the Hunter Valley and its winemaking traditions.
The warm and humid climate of the region is unique in Australian wine, leading to unique wine styles such as fabulously age-worthy Sémillon - widely regarded as a benchmark style for this variety - and earthy Shiraz of which are some of Australia's finest.