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Food & Wine May 7, 2018


Since the early 1800s when the first vines were planted, the Australian wine industry has come a very long way. With a wealth of wine riches Australia has become something special as a producer of bold reds.


One of the first wineries to stamp its mark was George Wyndham in Hunter Valley. Formerly Wyndham Estate, George Wyndham is one of Australia’s oldest wineries and now part of the Pernod Ricard wine group.


Like so many of Australia’s wineries, George Wyndham was an immigrant who planted his first grapes along the Hunter River in NSW in 1828. While he may have faded into history, his name is still borne proudly from the original cuttings given to him by James Busby, a famous English botanist


With one of the most accessible cellar doors in the region, its change of ownership has seen an enthusiastic team led by Steve Meyer, chief winemaker, bring to life the legacy of George Wyndham with a new range of affordable premium reds.


1: I am George 2016 shiraz RRP $23 produced from one of Oz’s best wine regions this, deep and fragrant red is packed with flavour. It’s full in richness and intensity and for the price will take some beating.

2: I am George 2016 shiraz cabernet RRP $23 designed for early drinking, this smooth deep-in-colour blend ticks all the boxes with its fragrance, elegance and richness delivering balance and an air of ripe aromas.

3: I am George 2015 cabernet merlot RRP $23 an ever popular blend that takes a bet each way in both flavour and body. This double act wine is typical of this blend, adding a savoury of senses crafted into a single varietal.


Verve’s Wine column is contributed by Dennis Knill wine lover and writer extraordinaire.



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