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There are few more historic wineries in Australia than Tyrrell’s, based in the Hunter Valley two hours North of Sydney. Since 1858 they have farmed th...

There are few more historic wineries in Australia than Tyrrell’s, based in the Hunter Valley two hours North of Sydney. Since 1858 they have farmed their picturesque property on Broke Road and have consistently made some of the region’s best wines.

Five generations of the Tyrrell family have made wine, the first being Edward Tyrrell who landed from Suffolk in England at the age of 19. Soon thereafter he bought the original family property and planted grapes with the first vintage in 1864.

Thereafter the Tyrrell family built up an enviable legacy of great white and red wines - Semillon in the classic dry, ageworthy style and elegant, savoury Shiraz that the Hunter Valley does best. Perhaps the Tyrrell’s most famous moment though was when they planted their first Chardonnay. Famously Murray Tyrrell jumped the fence of a nearby Penfold’s vineyard and “borrowed” some Chardonnay cuttings, which went on to become the base of Tyrrell’s famous Vat 47.

Today Tyrrell’s has reached iconic status and for its entire range. From its famous Vat range and single vineyard wines - such as the Old Patch Shiraz and HVD Semillon - down to its entry level wines Tyrrell’s manages to create wines that are great value and quality. Today it is 4th generation Bruce and 5th generation Chris Tyrrell that have the reins and are driving Tyrrell’s to even greater heights. For many years blended into the Vat 9 Shiraz, the Old Patch Shiraz, with fruit from vines planted in 1867, is the perfect emblem of where Tyrrell’s are headed. They are driving hard into the very pointiest end of premium wine in this country and continuing to lead the Hunter Valley in the wines its brings to the world.

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