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Whether it is a new vintage release, another successful members’ event or a glowing review, Tyrrell’s is regularly making headlines. Keep up to date with all of the latest news here.

Tyrrell’s Winemaker Dinner with Mark Richardson

Tyrrell’s Winemaker Dinner with Mark Richardson – Hickson House – The Rocks Join Hickson House for an amazing dinner of 4 courses matched with 4 iconic wines from the Tyrrell’s vineyards. Hickson House Executive Chef Dave Penistone, has created a bespoke menu inspired by the flavours found in the magnificent Tyrrell’s wines. Date and time: 11th April 2024, 6.30pm – 8.30pm Cost: $120pp Book Now 
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Join Knird for a Tyrrell’s Long Lunch and Pop Up Cellar Door

Tyrrell’s Long Lunch – Saturday 24 February As part of our Summer of Semillon series, Knird are excited to be hosting Hunter Valley and wine industry legends Tyrrell’s for a long lunch. Join Knird and Tyrrell’s as we take you through a tour of some of their most famous and delicious wines. Details Date and time: 12.00pm Saturday 24 February Cost: $130 per head which includes 4 courses and all wines Pop up Cellar Door with Tyrrell’s – Saturday 10 February Join Knird on a tour through the legacy and diversity of Hunter Valley legends, featuring a range of 7…
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Sustainable Winegrowing Australia Certified

Tyrrell’s is proud to announce that as of November 2023, our Hunter Valley Winery and Vineyards are now officially certified members of the national Sustainable Winegrowing Australia program. This means that wines produced in our Hunter Valley Winery with grapes grown from our Hunter Valley owned-or-managed vineyards may now be classified as sustainable and sold and marketed with these credentials. We are pleased that our long-held Sustainability philosophies and Environmental Management practices have now been officially recognised and endorsed by this national program. As a fifth-generation Australian family-owned company, the sustainability of our vineyards and our entire business is of…
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THE AUSTRALIAN | Wine Tasting Event

The Australian Wine Club is bringing the cellar door experience to you with the inaugural Wine Tasting. Join Bruce Tyrrell at The Australian Wine Club on Wednesday 15 November, at Sydney Lower Town Hall and indulge your senses with a delightful evening filled with more than 130 fine wines to taste. Meet the winemakers, explore the constantly changing wine scene and share the thrill of wine discovery and the great stories behind each bottle. Meet 22 leading winemakers Sample 130 quality wines Free Riedel glass worth $60 Taste Australian wines and French & Italian imports Date: Wednesday 15 November 2023 Time:…
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Big Blue Table Fundraiser at Spicers Guest House – 22 October 2023

This October 22nd, businesses across the Hunter Valley are coming together to create the Big Blue Table fundraising event for Beyond Blue, set amongst the magnificent gardens of Spicers Guesthouse. Hosted by Beyond Blue Director and Hunter Valley local Johanna Griggs, guests will be treated to an incredible four-course menu, with matching wines Hunter Valley producers including Tyrrell’s. We invite you to join us for this important cause while enjoying a delicious four-course lunch, fine wines, entertainment and auctions to help reach our goal of raising as much money as possible, combining incredible cuisine and great wine with heartfelt generosity. Date: Sunday 22…
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Bells at Killcare Wine Dinner hosted by Jane & Chris Tyrrell – 4 September 2023

Join us at Bells at Killcare for a very special evening on Monday September 4, in celebration of the 50th release of Vat 47, Australia’s first Chardonnay. Your hosts Jane & Chris Tyrrell will share stories along with a selection of very special and rare wines that will accompany an unforgettable four-course menu created by Head Chef Dean Worthy, making this a truly unique & unmissable dining experience. Date: Monday 4 September 2023 Time: 6:30pm Location: The Library, Bells at Killcare | 107 The Scenic Rd, Killcare Heights NSW 2251 Ticket price: $185 per person Tickets for the dinner can be booked…
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Magnum Wine Dinner at The Blue Door, Surry Hills – 30 August 2023

Join us at The Blue Door on 30th August for an interactive evening of exquisite wine and food! An intimate restaurant located on Waterloo St, Surry Hills, The Blue Door serves a tasting menu completely dictated by their farmers. The menu changes weekly but The Blue Door Dinner Experience remains the same, focused on “Fun-dining” rather than Fine Dining. They create sustainable, interesting, tasty food in a truly Modern Australian way. Tyrrell’s will be joining The Blue Door on 30th August for an exclusive Magnum dinner. Our latest releases will be paired with 6 incredible courses by Chef Dylan Cashman.…
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Wine Dinner at Coogee Wine Room hosted by Chris Tyrrell – 5 July 2023

Join us at Coogee Wine Room’s next Wine Dinner on 5th July to taste the Tyrrell’s New Release Winemaker’s Selection wines. Host Chris Tyrrell will take guests through a tasting journey of the new releases which will be perfectly paired with a sumptuous 4-course dinner curated by Chef Greg that will compliment and showcase these premium wines. Date: Wednesday 5 July 2023 Time: 7pm Location: Coogee Wine Room | 222 Coogee Bay Road, Coogee NSW 2034 Ticket price: $150 per person Tickets for the dinner can be booked by clicking here. MENU: On Arrival  Hunter Valley Chardonnay Pinot Noir NV …
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Wine & Dine at Chophouse Grill with Tyrrell’s – 13 June 2023 [Newcastle]

Join Tyrrell’s Winemaker, Mark Richardson, on a tasting journey at Chophouse Grill, Wests New Lambton. Be guided through a 4-course dinner with perfectly paired wines from Tyrrell’s Wines, focusing on Hunter Valley Semillon, Shiraz and Chardonnay Pinot Noir Brut. Experience the art of winemaking first hand as Mark shares his expertise and passion for each wine. Date: Tuesday 13 June 2023 Time: 6pm Location: Chophouse Grill, 88 Hobart Rd, New Lambton NSW 2305 Ticket price: $130 per person Tickets for the dinner can be booked by clicking here. MENU: Canapé Blue Swimmer Crab Cakes Pan seared with pear and aioli…
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Tyrrell’s Taste of NSW Wine Lunch at Green Moustache – 21 May 2023

Green Moustache and renowned Hunter Valley winery Tyrrell’s are hosting an intimate wine lunch on Sunday 21st May 2023, showcasing the best of New South Wales’ seasonal produce and award-winning wines. The Green Moustache chefs have curated an exquisite five course menu that highlights the freshest ingredients sourced from local farms and producers across the state. Complementing these delicious dishes are wines from one of the Hunter Valley’s oldest and most awarded wineries Tyrrell’s; delicious drops of NSW’ finest perfectly paired with each course. The Green Moustache dream team is headed up in the kitchen by former Chin Chin chef…
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Tyrrell’s Wine Dinner at Public Dining Room – 29 March 2023

Join United Cellars and Tyrrell’s for a special evening with Fourth Generation winemaker and Managing Director, Bruce Tyrrell, as he takes you on a journey across the stunning Tyrrell’s portfolio. Including new release and museum wines, matched with four courses curated by the team at Public Dining Room, this will be an event to remember. The Tyrrell’s name is synonymous with premium Hunter Valley winemaking. Whether it’s the Vat 1 Semillon or the Vat 9 Shiraz, the fifth generation winemaking family continue to receive praise (and awards) around the world for their classic and elegant examples of the Hunter’s key…
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Tyrrell’s Sponsors International Women’s Day Event at Kahibah Sports Club

Tyrrell’s is proud to sponsor an event at Kahibah Sports Club for this year’s International Women’s Day and its theme of “Embrace Equity”. DATE: Wednesday 8 March 2023 TIME: 12-3pm LOCATION: Kahibah Sports Club | 63 Kenibea Avenue, Kahibah NSW 2290 MC: Kurt Gidley Guest Speakers: Millie Boyle & Hannah Southwell Special Guests: Max Jackson It will be a lovely, real and heartfelt afternoon as we listen to the journeys of some extraordinary women talking about their rise to success, their obstacles and how they overcame challenges. What’s included: Arrival EARP cocktail 2 Course lunch with drinks package Speaker event…
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Tyrrell’s Featured in Heroes of the Hunter Long Lunch – 29 April 2023

HEROES OF THE HUNTER LONG LUNCH | NEWCASTLE Wine Selectors and Crystalbrook Kingsley are coming together for Newcastle Food Month to celebrate all things local with a fantastic long lunch! Take in floor to ceiling panoramic views of the city and discover food and wine producers from all over the Hunter region. Blind taste your way around some of the Hunter Valley’s best wines, all perfectly paired with an exclusive 3-course lunch, prepared by Roundhouse. You’ll have the chance to taste 13 amazing wines from Tyrrell’s, Bimbadgen, First Creek and Mount Pleasant, who will battle it out for the ‘Hero of the Hunter’ crown, as voted by you! A…
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Tyrrell’s Wine Tasting & Dinner at Coogee Wine Room – 13 October 2022

Coogee Wine Room is hosting a special evening with Fifth Generation Chris Tyrrell where he will take guests on a tasting journey of our premium wines, focusing on Semillon, Chardonnay and Shiraz, including the much-lauded Vat 1 Semillon. Chris will be sharing “What we are doing and where Tyrrell’s is going”, including the rich history of over 160 years of winemaking and how the new generation is looking at future proofing and sustainability in a multi generational wine business. Guests will enjoy a night of iconic wines with a carefully curated 4-course menu created by Greg Humphry that will perfectly…
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Tyrrell’s Is Featured At The Local Connections’ September Wine Tasting Dinner

Newcastle restaurant Local Connections is hosting a special wine tasting dinner featuring Tyrrell’s on Friday 30 September. Our Hunter Valley range wines have been carefully matched with Head Chef Alex’s canapé and three courses of seasonal and regional ingredients. Date: Friday 30 September 2022 Time: 6pm – 9pm Location: Local Connections, 130 University Drive, Callaghan NSW 2308 Ticket price: $110 per person The vision of chef and entrepreneur Alex Hunter, Local Connections celebrates the vibrant cuisine of Newcastle and the Hunter region, combining fresh, colourful ingredients into creative farm-to-table dishes. The menu changes every day to highlight what’s seasonal, flavourful,…
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Jana Restaurant at QT Newcastle Holding Tyrrell’s Wine Dinner Series In September

Jana Restaurant, at the newly opened QT Newcastle, will be holding a series of three special Tyrrell’s Wine Dinners in September, each hosted by a different member of the Tyrrell winemaking team. 7 September 2022, 6:30pm – Hosted by Mark Richardson (Red Winemaker; Red Wine Focus) 14 September 2022, 6:30pm – Hosted by Andrew Spinaze (Chief Winemaker; White Wine Focus) 28 September 2022, 6:30pm – Hosted by Bruce Tyrrell (Managing Director) Travel from pasture to vineyard as you dine amongst kin and country at the table of Jana. From brick-red paddock to sundrenched shore, and take a sip to greener pastures…
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Semillon Triumphs Once More: Tyrrell’s Celebrates Multiple Wins at the Hunter Valley Wine Show

Tyrrell’s Semillons are in the spotlight once more having won six Trophies and a Wine of Provenance Award at the CCL Hunter Valley Wine Show today in Pokolbin. Accepted by fourth and fifth generations Bruce Tyrrell, Jane Tyrrell and Chris Tyrrell and their staff at the award ceremony in the Hunter Valley today, the 2013 Single Vineyard Belford Semillon dominated, winning the following trophies: Best Two-Year-Old and Older Semillon, Best Single Vineyard White Wine, Best Semillon, Best Single Vineyard Wine, Best White Wine of the Show. The Vat 1 Semillon was awarded the Best Museum White Trophy for the 2006…
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Tyrrell’s featured at special Pilu at Freshwater dinner – 25 August 2022

Pilu at Freshwater will be holding a special Tyrrell’s Wine Dinner event at their restaurant at 6:30pm on Thursday 25 August. Pilu at Freshwater is a highly awarded, fine dining Italian restaurant situated on the shores of beautiful Freshwater Beach. At this special event, guests can enjoy a delicious 5-course menu artfully ,matched with spectacular Tyrrell’s wines from across our collections, including the flagship Winemaker’s Selection. Tickets cost $180 per person and can be booked on the Pilu at Freshwater website. Menu Pane e Assaggini Focaccia with Pilu olive oil Ricotta & spinach panada – NV Tyrrell’s Chardonnay / Pinot…
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Tyrrell’s Wines Featured In The 2023 Halliday Wine Companion

Yesterday marked the release of the 2023 Halliday Wine Companion. For over thirty years James Halliday has been Australia’s most respected wine critic, and his Halliday Wine Companion is recognised as the industry benchmark for Australian wine. We are pleased to share the list of Tyrrell’s wines that were included this year: 2018 Single Vineyard Stevens Shiraz – 97 points (Sold out) 2017 Single Vineyard Belford Semillon – 97 points (Will be released in April 2023) 2017 Winemaker’s Selection Vat 1 Semillon – 97 points (Will be released in July 2023) 2017 Single Vineyard HVD Semillon – 96 points (Will be…
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Tyrrell’s Featured at Top Wineries of Australia 2022 Tasting Events

Tyrrell’s was recently ranked #17 in The Real Review’s Top Wineries of Australia 2022 list. The Top Wineries of Australia 2022 list was published in The Real Review in June. The top 52 of these were announced in a feature in the Good Weekend magazine published in The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age. To celebrate this achievement, Tyrrell’s is pleased to be a participating winery in The Real Review’s upcoming consumer tasting events for the wine-loving public of Sydney and Melbourne. These events will showcase more than 120 wines from 31 Top Wineries of Australia. The two tasting events will…
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Tyrrell’s Ranked #17 in Top Wineries of Australia 2022

Tyrrell’s has been ranked #17 in The Real Review’s Top Wineries of Australia 2022 list. This is the fourth year in a row that The Real Review has ranked Tyrrell’s as one of the country’s top 20 wineries. The Real Review Top Wineries Certificate is awarded to a select group of wineries that consistently produce excellent wine. The Top Wineries list is a national benchmark that shows where your favourite winery is placed amongst its peers. The Real Review team reviews around 10,000 wines each year, and are delighted to see so many wineries producing wines of outstanding quality. The Top…
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Tyrrell family purchases key Hunter Valley vineyard property: Stevens Glen Oak Vineyard

The Tyrrell family are proud to announce their purchase of the Stevens Glen Oak Vineyard located on Marrowbone Road, Pokolbin from Neil and Bernadette Stevens. The Tyrrell and Stevens families have worked closely together since the 1940s when second generation Tyrrell ‘Uncle Dan’ loaned Neil Stevens’ grandfather Albert the money to purchase the property. In 1992, fourth generation Bruce Tyrrell struck a deal with Neil Stevens and his father George to buy grapes from the Stevens family. The deal was sealed with a handshake. Since this agreement between lifelong family friends was made, the Tyrrell’s have produced single vineyard wines…
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Manta Restaurant Hosts Tyrrell’s Winemaker’s Selection Dinner – 30 March 2022

On 30 March 2022, the Manta Restaurant Woolloomooloo will host a special dinner event celebrating the new vintage release of Tyrrell’s flagship Winemaker’s Selection wines. Situated on Sydney Harbour’s spectacular Woolloomooloo Wharf and boasting some of the best views the city has to offer, Manta promises a dining experience like no other with a focus on showcasing the finest local produce from the land and sea. Our chefs work directly with local farmers and artisans to source only the freshest homegrown produce. Executive Chef James Green has put together an amazing dinner menu, each course matched with an iconic Tyrrell’s Winemaker’s…
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Tyrrell’s Featured in Two Prominent Top 100 Wines of 2021 Lists

James Suckling’s Top 100 Wines of 2021 (Worldwide) We are proud to share that our 2021 Vat 1 Semillon has been included in James Suckling’s Top 100 Wines of 2021. The JamesSuckling.com team rated an all-time record of almost 25,000 wines this year from around the world, and our 2021 Vat 1 Semillon was the only Australian white wine to make the top 100 list. The 2021 Vat 1 Semillon will not be released to the public for another six years, however our Private Bin members have exclusive pre-release access to purchase our premium 2021 whites now. We invite you…
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Tyrrell’s Wins 2 Trophies & 7 Golds at the 2021 Hunter Valley Wine Show

We are thrilled to announce that the Tyrrell’s 2018 Old Hillside Shiraz was just awarded a Gold Medal and the James Busby Memorial Trophy at the 2021 Hunter Valley Wine Show for the best three-year-old and older Shiraz. Tyrrell’s 3.3-hectare Old Hillside vineyard is a steep, east-facing block that features rich deep-red soil mixed with an unusually coloured purple ochre clay loam. The oldest vines within this vineyard, planted in 1867, are the source for our Old Patch Shiraz, while the remainder goes into our Old Hillside Shiraz with an average vine age of 50 years. 2018 was a stellar…
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Tyrrell’s Win Major Accolade at 2022 Halliday Awards

2019 4 Acres Shiraz Named Varietal Award Winner in Halliday Awards The Halliday Australian Wine Companion Awards 2022 were announced last night via live stream and Tyrrell’s is honoured to be awarded the Varietal Award Winner (Shiraz) for our 2019 4 Acres Shiraz. Planted in 1879 with pre-phylloxera material by first generation Edward Tyrrell, 4 Acres is the oldest vineyard on the Tyrrell’s Hunter Valley Estate, “Ashmans”. The vineyard with its unique red clay soil is situated at the front of the property, to the right of the driveway that leads up to the winery. This 2019 release of 4…
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Sydney Solstice Gold Lunch Series featuring Tyrrell’s Wines – June 2021

We are excited to be partnering with Captain Cook Cruises and Sydney Solstice on the limited edition Sydney Solstice Lunch series running Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays during the Sydney Solstice festival.  The Sydney Solstice festival is a winter celebration of Sydney’s vibrant arts, culture, food & entertainment that runs from Tuesday 8th until Sunday 20th June 2021, wrapping up just before the actual winter solstice on Monday 21st June. Lunch dates: Friday 11th & 18th June Saturday 12th & 19th June Sunday 13th & 20th June Times: 12:00 – 3:00pm – Departures from Darling Harbour King Street Wharf No. 1…
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Tyrrell’s Tasting at Coogee Wine Room with Bruce Tyrrell – 24 June 2021

Tyrrell’s is pleased to be partnering with Coogee Wine Room for a special tasting event on Thursday, 24th June. Fourth Generation Bruce Tyrrell will join guests at the restaurant to host a tasting from the extensive portfolio of Tyrrell’s wines, with the focus being on our core specialties: Semillon, Chardonnay, and Shiraz. The evening will start with a 6:15pm tasting for $20 per person. Please click here to book your places to this tasting. Then the 7:45pm tasting will include a four-course dinner from the restaurant’s Mediterranean-inspired menu, matched with Tyrrell’s award-winning wines for $80 per person. Please click here…
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Receive a Complimentary Bottle of Tyrrell’s Wine every Thursday at The Langham, Sydney

Kitchens on Kent – the restaurant at The Langham, Sydney – is delighted to re-open their Thursday buffet dinner seating once again. To celebrate, they are gifting a bottle of Tyrrell’s wine for every booking on Thursdays with 4 adults or more. Details Dinner, every Thursday 5:30pm – 10:00pm Please view the Dinner Buffet to Table Menu here. $108 per adult, includes the unlimited Buffet to Table Menu, with a complimentary bottle of Tyrrell’s wine for bookings of 4 adults or more. $40 per child (4-12 years; children under 4 dine for free) The Langham, Sydney 89-113 Kent Street, Millers…
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Tyrrell’s featured at special Kipling’s Garage Bar dinner – 27 April 2021

Kipling’s Garage Bar will feature Tyrrell’s Single Vineyard wines during a special dinner event held at the restaurant at 6:30pm on 27th April 2021. The evening will start with a canapé & a glass of Tyrrell’s Chardonnay Pinot Noir Brut on arrival, followed by a four-course dinner paired with some of Tyrrell’s finest Single Vineyard releases. Menu Canapé Mushroom duxelles & goat cheese on garlic crouton NV Tyrrell’s Chardonnay Pinot Noir Brut 1st Course Prawn wonton with spring onion, ginger & vinegar dressing 2016 Single Vineyard Stevens Semillon 2nd Course Smoked salmon with potato rosti, crème fraiche, dill, fried baby…
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Bruce Tyrrell hosted Winemaker’s Selection dinner at Manta Restaurant Woolloomooloo – 25 March 2021

Bruce Tyrrell hosted a Winemakers Selection Dinner at the Manta Restaurant Woolloomooloo on 25th March 2021. This event was part of the Manta Restaurant’s wine dinner series which celebrates the best of Australian wine. The passionate chefs created a specially designed four course menu with each course matched perfectly to a specific Tyrrell’s wine. Bruce Tyrrell, fourth-generation winemaker and managing director of Tyrrell’s Wines, joined guests on the evening as host. Guests enjoyed a four course dinner, plus matched wines. Menu Scallop ceviche, dill and fennel dressing 2015 Tyrrell’s Vat 1 Semillon  Hazelnut crusted kingfish, porcini purée, parsley oil 2018…
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Bruce Tyrrell on Chris Smith Tonight

On Sunday 14th February Bruce Tyrrell was a guest on Chris Smith Tonight where he discussed a range of topics including the impact of last summer’s bushfire smoke, the focus on new markets following the Australian wine industry’s divorce from China, and the evolution of the Hunter Valley as a premier wine and tourism destination. Click here to listen to their interesting discussion on the Chris Smith Tonight podcast.
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Winemaker’s Selection – New Vintage Release

October 1st marked the 2020 new vintage release of our Winemaker’s Selection wines; 2015 Vat 1 Semillon, 2018 Vat 47 Chardonnay, 2018 Vat 9 Shiraz and 2018 Vat 8 Shiraz Cabernet. The 2018 vintage was the middle year of three great ones for the Hunter. In the great years one variety always pokes its nose above the others, and in 2018 that was the Shiraz. We were still well and truly in drought conditions, and so our berry size was a little smaller than normal, which gave the Shiraz great colour and flavour concentration. Chris Tyrrell comments, “In our first…
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Top Wineries of Australia 2020

Tyrrell’s has been awarded 2nd place in Huon Hooke’s The Real Review, Wineries of Australia list for 2020. We are so proud to be ranked alongside so many outstanding Australian wineries. “Venerable 162-year-old family-owned winery making benchmark regional wines from shiraz, semillon and chardonnay. Tyrrell’s Vat 47 is the original Australian chardonnay. The 2017 shirazes are outstanding, but… 2014 Four Acres Shiraz, Johnno’s Shiraz and Stevens Semillon are the clinchers.” – Huon Hooke, The Real Review, June 2020. To view the full list click here. Download Attachment (The Real Review Huon Hooke – Top Wineries of Australia 2020)
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Wine Education with Scott Richardson: To decant, or not to decant?

Putting it simply, decanting is essentially the process of pouring (decanting) the contents of a bottle of wine into another vessel (typically a decanter). Sometimes the wine is then served from the decanter but equally it is just as effective to decant the wine back into the original bottle for service. Today, decanting wines seems a somewhat arcane and old fashioned process rendered unnecessary by the increasing demand for wines designed to be drunk in their youth and less formal attitudes to dining. So when to decant? Firstly older red wines can throw off sediment as they age. Decanting your…
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Wine Education with Scott Richardson: Wine Tasting vs Wine Drinking

The difference between wine tasting, as opposed to wine drinking, is that wine tasting involves concentration and consideration. With wine tasting you are attempting to be objective, only by putting away your subjective thinking i.e. “Do I like this – or not?” A better understanding and appreciation of fine wine involves exposing yourself to the many different styles and varieties of wine found throughout the world. In doing this, you may even find your own tastes broadening. Wine tasting Wine tasting, put simply, is the sensory examination and evaluation of wine. Wine consists of a complex myriad of substances including…
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Wine Education with Scott Richardson: What happens to wine as it ages?

What happens as wine ages? How do you know when it will be best to drink? Over time flavours, aromas, and colours change. Whether the wine will benefit from these changes will depend on many factors, chief of which is personal taste. Not every wine will benefit from ageing. A wine made to be opened immediately, as most wines are, will lose its fruit character if you cellar it too long. Wines made to age can be unpleasant to drink young as to age they require relatively high levels of tannin and acid. Tannins are found in the skins and…
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Wine Education with Scott Richardson: Old Vines = Fine Wines

Grape vines’ can and do produce fruit in their very first year but it generally takes between four and seven years to get fruit decent enough to make tolerable wine, 10-20 years to achieve a balanced vineyard and 40 years to make truly exceptional wines. The grape vines youth can be described as being vigorous but erratic, achieving “balance” somewhere between 10 and 20 years of age. Balance in grape vines is very important and it relates broadly to the vine producing just the right amount of fully mature fruit to make great wine, with the right amount of working…
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Wine Education with Scott Richardson: The history of the oak barrel

Apart from maybe a bottle or glass, no other image is as synonymous with wine as that of the oak barrel. But apart from evoking nostalgic thoughts, the actual historical development and modern practical uses of oak barrels remains an active mystery to many. In historical terms, early wooden barrels were created solely due to the need for a sturdy storage vessel, something able to both store and transport liquids. Not just wine – but for any kind of trade good. Wooden storage vessels, regardless of their design, have been around for quite a while. Predated by pottery or ceramic…
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Single Vineyard – New Vintage Release

The 1st of October marks the release of Tyrrell’s new vintage Single Vineyard Vines. One of Tyrrell’s most important releases of the year, this release celebrates the greatest collection of Single Vineyard wines from the Hunter Valley and their ability to age, improve over time and show a sense of place. The microclimate of each vineyard produces a wine which is unique and shows a true connection to the soil. Our Single Vineyard wines are only made in years when nature contrives to produce fruit of such outstanding quality that these unique parcels are set aside to be separately bottled.…
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Tyrrell’s Results from Halliday 2020 Wine Companion

The recent release of James Halliday’s Wine Companion 2020 included 15 Tyrrell’s wines scoring over 95 points. Tyrrell’s receive exceptional ratings across the board for their classic Hunter varietals of Semillon, Chardonnay and Shiraz The Hunter Semillons received high praise, with Halliday describing the Museum Release 2013 Vat 1 Hunter Semillon as “classic stuff” receiving 97 Points. The Hunter Reds also obtained high accolades, especially 2017 Johnno’s Shiraz, 2017 4 Acres Shiraz and 2017 Vat 9 Shiraz, all receiving 97 Points. Proving a stellar 2017 vintage year. Read the link below for our highlights or read the full tasting notes…
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Top Wineries of Australia 2019

Tyrrell’s have been named one of the Top Wineries of Australia 2019. “Tyrrell’s is the big mover. It’s now in fourth place following a bevy of great 2017 red wines. It was number 165 last year. The 2017 vintage saw some stellar Single Vineyard and Vat numbered reds, while the 2013 Semillons were also smashing.” – Huon Hooke, The Real Review, June 2019. The Real Review Huon Hooke – Top Wineries of Australia 2019 Click here to see announcement
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Success for Tyrrell’s Wines in the press

Three of our Single Vineyard wines have been included in Gourmet Traveller Wine’s Top 100 New Release Wines (available in the Feb/March issue): 2013 Belford Single Vineyard Semillon (97 points) 2013 Stevens Single Vineyard Semiilon (96 points) 2013 HVD Single Vineyard Semillon (95 points) In addition to the above, Huon Hooke recently revealed his Best Australian Wines of 2018 on the Real Review website: 2005 Tyrrell’s Vat 1 Semillon 2013 Tyrrell’s Single Vineyard Belford Semillon 2017 Tyrrell’s Sacred Sites OId Patch Shiraz Old Patch was on the list alongside other Aussie icons Henschke Hill of Grace 2013, Penfold’s RWT 2016…
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Tyrrell’s featured in the James Halliday Cellar Door Series

Tyrrell’s Wines were recently featured in the James Halliday Cellar Door Series on television. Watch it here and learn more about our wonderful winery! “In this brand new season of The Halliday Cellar Door, our host Sally Stanton takes a trip to the beautiful Hunter Valley in New South Wales, visiting two more of the families who make up Australia’s First Families of Wine. First, Sally drops in to Tyrrell’s, proponents of the delicious Semillon, chatting with Bruce & Chris Tyrrell. Later, a short trek over to the McWilliams owned Mount Pleasant, where Sally catches up with Scott & Jeff McWilliams.…
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2017 Old Patch Shiraz named #10 in James Suckling Top 100 Wines of 2018

2017 Tyrrell’s Old Patch Shiraz – 100 points We are proud to announce that the 2017 Old Patch Shiraz is number 10 in the James Suckling Top 100 Wines of 2018! ”The Tyrrell’s Shiraz Hunter Valley Old Patch 2017 (No. 10) is the second time this Australian icon has been in our Top 100 and we revel in this wine’s uniqueness and history as it is produced from vineyards planted in 1867.” “This is the greatest old-vine wine in existence.” – James Suckling, Editor & CEO “More depth than the four acres. This old plot was planted in 1867 and…
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New Vintage Release – Single Vineyard

From 2018, Tyrrell’s Wines will be celebrating their new vintage of Single Vineyard wines by releasing them annually on the 1st October. The demand for these small production wines has begun to outgrow their unique vineyard sources and this is our way to celebrate the new releases and ensure consistency of supply. One of Tyrrell’s most important releases of the year, the Single Vineyard wines celebrate the greatest wines of the Hunter and their ability to age, improve over time and show a sense of place. The microclimate of each vineyard produces a wine which is unique and shows a…
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New Vintage Release – Winemaker’s Selection

From 2018, Tyrrell’s Wines will be celebrating the new vintage of the Winemaker’s Selection range by releasing the wines once a year on the 1st July. The demand for these small production wines has begun to outgrow their unique vineyard sources and this is our way to celebrate the new releases and ensure consistency of supply. The Winemaker’s Selection range was created by third generation family member, Murray Tyrrell, in 1965 when he set out to designate the best wines from each vintage. This was done by naming them after the cask (or ‘vats’) in which they matured. In those…
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Stevens Old Hillside joins the Tyrrell’s Family!

The Tyrrell Family are proud to announce their purchase, today, of the Old Hillside Vineyard at Pokolbin from Neil and Bernadette Stevens. The block covers 13.52 hectares on Marrowbone Road, of which 6.11 hectares are planted solely to Shiraz. Included in this block is 1.1 hectares that we believe is the oldest producing vineyard in NSW. Planted in 1867 these vines would almost certainly have been planted from first generation cuttings from the Busby collection. The balance of the vineyard was planted in 1968, and this vineyard is currently the source of our Old Patch and Stevens Shiraz. The Tyrrell’s…
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Tyrrell’s continues to gain accolades with Halliday’s 2017 Wine Companion release

On Wednesday night at the Qantas epiQure Halliday Wine Companion Awards dinner in Melbourne, the results of 630 hours spent in the tasting room by James Halliday, Campbell Mattinson and Tyson Stelzer, were presented in the form of the Wine Companion 2017 Edition. Tyrrell’s received exceptional ratings across the board for their classic Hunter varietals of Semillon, Chardonnay and Shiraz. The Hunter Reds lived up to the hype of the 2014 ‘Vintage of the Century’ where, as Bruce Tyrrell said, we have “possibly the best [wine] of both this and last century”. Especially with the 4 Acres Shiraz 2014 receiving 98 Points,…
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Private Bin members enjoy the Winter Luncheon – 30 June 2017

An exclusive event for members of Tyrrell’s Private Bin, set in our atmospheric Film Room. The mood was set with warm candle light, rustic winter décor, and toasty heaters amongst the enormous oak barrels, and finished off perfectly with soft acoustic covers from local solo artist, Arley Black. Guests enjoyed a five-course culinary odyssey by chef and restaurateur, Nelly Robinson from Sydney restaurant Nel. Our members enjoyed some very special Tyrrell’s wines, specifically selected to complement each course, partnered with detailed explanations of each wine from Bruce Tyrrell, Chris Tyrrell and Red Winemaker Mark Richardson. Our seasonal lunches offer our…
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Bruce Tyrrell wins Graham Gregory Award

Bruce Tyrrell AM, Managing Director of Tyrrell’s Wines was presented with the prestigious Graham Gregory Award at the 2016 NSW Wine Awards, held today at Pier One, Sydney Harbour. The Graham Gregory Award is a highly coveted citation, named after wine-industry pioneer and former Deputy Director-General of NSW Agriculture Graham Gregory, recognising outstanding lifetime contributions to the New South Wales wine industry. “I am honoured to receive this award as I now join some of the great men of our industry.” Bruce states, “I have done what I believe needed to be done at the times when the industry was…
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Double Trophy at Melbourne Show

Tyrrell’s have been awarded 2 trophies, 3 top golds, 1 additional gold, 6 silver and 10 bronze medals at yesterday’s Royal Melbourne Wine Show. The big winner for Tyrrell’s was the iconic 2005 Vat 1 Hunter Semillon. This wine was awarded the Trophy for The Best Semillon of the Show and the Trophy for Best Mature Wine, as well as a top gold. This wine’s show tally has now reached a total of 27 trophies and 47 gold medals. The other top golds were for the 2016 Vat 1 Semillon which is available at Cellar Door now for pre-release, and…
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Tyrrell’s 2016 Adelaide Wine Show Results

Tyrrell’s have been awarded 1 trophy, 2 top golds, 2 additional golds, 5 silver and 10 bronze medals at last week’s Adelaide Wine Show. This represented an 82.5% strike rate of medals to entries. They were awarded the Finlayson’s Trophy for The Best Semillon of the Show with their 2005 Vintage of the iconic Vat 1 Hunter Semillon. This wine’s show tally has now reached a total of 25 trophies and 46 gold medals. Tyrrells have been awarded this trophy for the last six years. The other top gold was for Belford Chardonnay 2014 which will be released in early…
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Celebrations run high for Tyrrell’s Wines at the 2016 Hunter Valley Wine Show

Continuing the high recognition by some of the country’s top judges, Australian family-owned Tyrrell’s Wines has had one of its most successful years on record at the Hunter Valley Wine Show. Tyrrell’s dominated the prize list, winning 17 of a total 59 available gold medals, and 10 of the 24 show trophies. 86% of all of their entries received a medal, along with Chardonnay of Show, Semillon of Show and the highly coveted Wine of Provenance Award for a third time. In total, the 158 year old winery received 10 trophies, 17 gold, 10 silver and 11 bronze medals, with the chardonnays collecting numerous…
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Australia’s most awarded white continues its success!

Announced at last night’s awards ceremony (28/7/16), Tyrrell’s 2005 Vat 1 Hunter Semillon was the winner of the NSW Department of Primary Industries James Busby Perpetual Trophy for Best NSW Wine. The 2005 vintage has now been awarded 24 trophies and 47 gold medals. The trophy is awarded to the NSW wine achieving the highest total medal score over the previous 12 months on the NSW Wine Show circuit, which includes the Hunter Valley Show, NSW Wine awards and the Sydney Royal. Since its inception in 1962, Tyrrell’s iconic Vat 1 Semillon has become Australia’s most awarded white wine with an…
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Tyrrell’s at the inaugural Cheese Lovers Festival – 25 June 2016

Thank you to everyone, young and old, who joined us at the Cheese Lovers Festival on 25 June 2016. It was fantastic to see so many guests enjoying a beautiful Winter day in the Hunter Valley, sampling so many local & imported cheeses, and of course enjoying a glass or two of iconic Tyrrell’s Wines. With Bruce Tyrrell and Lyndey Milan as hosts at The Sebel Kirkton Park in the Hunter Valley, the Cheese Lovers Festival was attended by over 3,000 people, a great number for this inaugural event. We caught up with Bruce Tyrrell on the day to hear…
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Tyrrell’s Vat 1 Hunter Semillon joins Decanter’s International Wine Legends

Tyrrell’s legendary Vat 1 Semillon has been awarded one of the World’s top white wines by the British ‘bible of wines’, Decanter – which is published in 90 countries. The legendary Vat 1 Hunter Semillon – Australia’s most iconic white wine – has been internationally recognised for over five decades. Decanter communicated that the 1994 vintage of the Vat 1 “certainly pleased Australian judges in the regional and national shows; it garnered no fewer than 32 gold medals and 12 trophies” “It is a great honour for our Vat 1 to be included amongst the world’s great wines. We began…
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Vertical Decadence – Introducing the Ultimate Tyrrell’s Experience

Discover Tyrrell’s Vineyards by air with this fascinating insight into some of the oldest and rarest vineyards in the world. Begin the day with a spectacular helicopter flight over the Hunter Valley, before landing at Tyrrell’s Vineyards to experience a personalised private tour and tasting. Climb back on-board the helicopter, escorted by your Tyrrell’s guide, who will show you our properties from a unique perspective. Get a bird’s eye view of the historic Tyrrell’s Ashmans property and the Stevens vineyard, nestled on the side of the Brokenback range. Fly over HVD, the oldest Chardonnay vineyard in the world, as well as the award-winning Belford…
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Tyrrell’s & De Costi take the Sydney Royal Easter Show by storm again!

It’s Show time! This year Tyrrell’s is located at two places within the Sydney Royal Easter Show: The Tyrrell’s Arena View Bar (Spotless Stadium) Enjoy all the action in the stadium with a glass of Tyrrell’s in hand. The inaugural Tyrrell’s Arena View Bar offers a panoramic view of Spotless Stadium from some of the best seats in the house. The Wine & Oyster Bar (Woolworths Dome) The De Costi seafood stand offers an array of engaging displays that help educate and amaze onlookers. The stand includes premium seafood and oysters alongside Tyrrell’s wines. The Sydney Royal Easter Show is…
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Good wine and good food abound at this year’s Sydney Cellar Door

On the 26-28th February 2016, Tyrrell’s Wines joined a wealth of cellar doors who popped-up in Hyde Park for a weekend of NSW regional delights at Sydney Cellar Door. They were joined by some of NSW’s best restaurants, growers and artisans, featuring beautiful regional produce on their stalls and menus. There was good food and good wine in abundance, all located in an idyllic outdoor setting. With winemakers from all over NSW, some of the hottest names on the Sydney dining scene and excellent tunes provided by both DJs and live bands, it was a great Sydney weekend. This year…
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Tyrrell’s Wines named “Star Cellar Door” by Gourmet Traveller Wine

Tyrrell’s Wines has been named as the “Star Cellar Door” for the Lower Hunter region in the latest issue of Gourmet Traveller WINE. Some of the country’s top wine writers travelled to over 40 prominent wine regions to select their favourite cellar doors, from small to large, taking into account tasting experience, food quality and additional experiences offered by each winery. “This is a great achievement for our new Cellar Door team who continue to take the experience of our cellar door visitors to new heights,” said fourth generation winemaker and Managing Director, Bruce Tyrrell. A visit to Tyrrell’s Pokolbin…
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New look labels for Tyrrell’s Old Winery & Moore’s Creek Ranges

Everything old is new again with a fresh new look for two of Tyrrell’s Wines well known ranges, Old Winery and Moore’s Creek. Tyrrell’s Old Winery range was born over 30 odd years ago and was named after the original Hunter Valley winery built in 1863. Over the years an image of the original winery has always featured on the label, and this year it was given a makeover using one of the original drawings of the winery with a shot of colour injected into it. The new label gives the well known and well loved range a fresh, new…
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Tyrrell’s triumphs at 2012 Hunter Valley Wine Show

Although the gold didn’t shine for the Aussies at the London Olympics, the Tyrrell’s Wines team have made up for it receiving four trophies and 13 gold medals at the 2012 Hunter Valley Wine Show lunch held last Friday. Along with trophies for Premium Vintage Dry Red, Current Vintage Semillon and Current Vintage Dry White, Tyrrell’s was awarded The Ryan Family Trophy  the Most Successful Exhibitor of Young Wines, courtesy of the recently released 2012 semillons. “We took a gamble with the 2012 semillons and finished picking a week later than most to ensure we got real flavour in the…
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Tyrrell’s shines at major wine shows

Tyrrell’s Wines continues to fill the trophy cabinet with outstanding wins at the 2011 Hobart International Wine Show and 2011 Dan Murphy’s National Wine Show of Australia. Standouts from the shows were the 2006 Vat 1 Semillon and the 2005 HVD Semillon which both picked up trophies. The 2006 Vat 1 Semillon won the 9/11 Trophy for the Best White Wine of the Show (other than Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling). This is the eighth year out of nine that Tyrrell’s has won this particular trophy, with a miss in 2008 courtesy of Tyrrell’s Chief Winemaker, Andrew Spinaze, who forgot…
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Chris Tyrrell named Rising Star of the Year 2012

Fifth generation family member and assistant winemaker, Chris Tyrrell has been awarded the Rising Star of the Year Award at the 2012 Hunter Valley Wine Industry Awards. The Riedel Rising Star of the Year award recognises an aspiring star of the Hunter Valley Wine Industry who has made an outstanding contribution over the preceding 12 months, showing vast results and achievements. Chris has also been selected for the 2012 Future Leaders Program run by the Winemaker’s Federation of Australia. The Future Leaders Program main objectives are to promote leadership development, industry knowledge and create interaction between the program participants, industry…
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2010 Rufus Stone Releases – A stand out vintage

Tyrrell’s Rufus Stone reds continue to shine with the soon to be released 2010 vintage. Between the drought affected 2009 vintage and a rain influenced 2011 one, 2010 is set to be a stand out year for the red trio of Heathcote Shiraz, McLaren Vale Shiraz and McLaren Vale Cabernet Malbec. “Vintage 2010 has produced the spicy, supple style of Victorian shiraz we always hoped for from Heathcote,” said Tyrrell’s red winemaker, Mark Richardson, “The resulting wine is a perfect example of why we are so passionate about the region here at Tyrrell’s.” The Heathcote Shiraz was co-fermented with a small percentage…
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‘My Thoughts on Cellaring’ with Chris Tyrrell

As a young wine collector myself, I, perhaps like you, am constantly confronted with questions on cellaring wine, i.e. when should I drink certain wines? Or perhaps should I sell certain wines? Is it too early to open the first of my only two bottles of Domaine Armand Rousseau Chambertin 2005? The Tyrrell’s vintage chart was originally designed to aid our customers in receiving the greatest enjoyment from our finest wines. Today, while the average person has much greater access to wine than they did 30 years ago, the wine they are drinking is almost exclusively young wine. It could…
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2006: A golden vintage for Tyrrell’s Semillon

Bruce Tyrrell always believed the Hunter’s 2006 vintage was a golden one for Semillon and recent wins with the 2006 Belford Semillon and 2006 Vat 1 Semillon at the 2012 Sydney Royal Wine Show consolidate that belief. Both wines were awarded a gold medal with the Vat 1 Semillon also picking up the James Busby Annual Prize for Best Wine or Brandy by a NSW Exhibitor in Any Class. “I have always loved the 2006 Semillons as they have plenty of flavour and an almost sweetness of fruit on the palate,” said Bruce. “These latest results just go to show…
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