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High Praise from Halliday

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The release of the 2018 Halliday Wine Companion has seen Glenguin Estate retain our 5 Red Star rating, recognising our track record of quality and consistently high scores, with three wines receiving 95 points in the new edition.

Particularly pleasing for us was the result of our semillons, acknowledging the strength of the Glenguin Vineyard block, especially as the wines age. With the  2017 edition of the book firmly focused on our shirazes (in particular the 2014 Stonybroke [95 points], 2014 Schoolhouse Block [97 points] and 2007 Aristea [95 points]), recognition for the consistency of our semillon over several years is just reward for the love and passion that goes into making our Glenguin Vineyard Semillon every vintage.

Both the 2003 Classic Aged Release and the 2013 Aged Release Glenguin Vineyard Semillon received 95 points (the 2013 also receiving a ‘Special Value’ star). James was particularly enamoured with the 2013 calling it, ‘A vinous example of having one’s cake and eating it, because youthful and mature flavours live happily together.’ Adding to this, the 2015 Glenguin Vineyard Semillon received 89 points with James quipping that ‘the way the ’13 and ’03 vintages have developed makes me wonder whether I have done this an injustice, if so, it will have its day in the sun.’

The strength of our Aristea shiraz has long been known and the 2009 Aged Release Aristea Shiraz continues that tradition, receiving 95 points in the current edition. Every vintage of Aristea going back to 2005 has now received 95 points or higher in the Wine Companion. The 2009 Aristea Shiraz has received high praise from a number of wine writers recently, including Regan Drew (9/10), QWine (94 points), and Nick Stock (94 points).

Both the 2013 Aged Release Glenguin Vineyard Semillon and 2009 Aged Release Aristea Shiraz is currently on tasting in our cellar door, so we look forward to welcoming you to what we think you’ll find is the most unique cellar door in the Hunter Valley.

Retaining our 5 Red Star rating places Glenguin Estate in the top 5% of wineries in the country. Within the Broke Fordwich sub-region of the Hunter Valley, we are the only producer to have achieved this in the 2018 Wine Companion. But with budburst only a handful of weeks away, we know that the work doesn’t stop here, and we’re looking forward to the 2018 vintage to continue our long tradition of consistently outstanding shiraz and semillon.

We have put together two special 6-packs to celebrate our success in the Halliday Wine Companion. The 2018 Halliday Trio ($325 per 6-pack) is the only way to obtain all three wines rated at 95 points in the 2018 Wine Companion. There are only 10 packs available and are on a first-in basis. The Halliday Best of the Best 6-pack ($325) celebrates our success over the last two editions and is the only way to get all three 95+ point shirazes from the 2014 vintage, including the unreleased 2014 Aristea Shiraz. All packs are available for a limited time, or until sold out via our online cellar door.

Our highly rated wines in the 2018 Wine Companion.

Our highly rated wines in the 2018 Wine Companion.

A Unique Cellar Door

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When it comes to cellar door experiences, there’s a particular mould that most cellar doors in Australia try to emulate – the bar, the polished concrete floor, designer mood lighting and more wines than you can poke a decanter at. At Glenguin, we’ve deliberately tried to shift the cellar door experience away from a quasi-retail space and into something far more personal and intimate. Read More

Destination Charging

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Just in case you needed another reason to visit us at Glenguin Estate, we’ve just had two Tesla charging stations installed that are available for use for visitors to our cellar door during opening hours.

Depending on your vehicle, a one hour charge will add up to 81 kilometers of range so come in, sit back and enjoy the range of Glenguin wines through a structured tasting while your vehicle charges to continue on your way.

We’re constantly looking for ways to offer our visitors more and along with vineyard tours, winemaker’s dinners, and our upcoming winter Fireside Chat series of events (more on this soon – stay tuned!), the installation of these units enables us to provide more ways for visitors to engage with us, enjoy our wines and share the Glenguin story.

This is the first of a number of enhancements planned for Glenguin over the next 12 months, which makes it an exciting time to pay us a visit in the cellar door.

So when planning your next visit to the Hunter Valley, give Phil a call in the cellar door on 02 6579 1009 or send us an email at cellardoor@glenguinestate.com.au. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Christmas at Glenguin

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Christmas is in full swing in the Cellar Door at Glenguin. The smell of a fresh Christmas Tree permeating the room, presents waiting to be unwrapped and with the school year approaching the end there is a certain buzz around the place.

2016 has been a big year for us. Our new Cellar Door Manager Phil Jones (along with his young family) joined us at Broke, we had an amazing response to the release of our 2014 Shiraz range and received some fantastic accolades along the way. We approach the coming vintage with anticipation.

Glenguin will cease shipping from the Cellar Door on Friday, December 16 and will not resume until Tuesday January 2. Our cellar door will be closed from the 24th December to the 26th. We will be open from the 27th to the 30th of December from 11am to 4pm and closed 31st December to 2nd January. Normal opening hours will resume from January 3 (Thurs – Mon, 10am – 5pm).

All of us at Glenguin Estate thank you for your support during 2016 and wish you and your family all the best for the coming holidays and a prosperous 2017.