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Wine & Olive Tasting @ Tintilla Estate

Wine & Olive Tasting @ Tintilla Estate

Date: 7 Days 10:30 am – 6:00 pmPrice: we offer $5 ahead tasting of 4 wines, a $10 ahead tasting of 8 wines and there is a VIP Tasting – wine, olive & cheese tasting at $15 ahead. Our tasting experience is available for groups of up 20. Please go to Book Now. We also have…

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Bob’s blog: An old fashioned Aperitif with a long history

Bob’s blog: An old fashioned Aperitif with a long history

Sherry was the standard aperitif when I was a lad and when working in the UK years ago, it was always offered to the woman while the real men drank Scotch!  We have moved on from that time and yet there are some interesting connections associated with wine of the past. I will come to…

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French Provincial Long Lunch @ Tintilla Estate

French Provincial Long Lunch @ Tintilla Estate

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Bob’s Blog: Karl Stockhausen: A man for the times.

Bob’s Blog: Karl Stockhausen: A man for the times.

At 90 years and still going strong Karl Stockhausen has lived through and contributed to the renaissance of the Hunter Valley wines. Appropriately a small gathering of friends gathered at the McGuigan/Peterson resurrected Ben Ean – the site of the old Lindemans to wish him a happy birthday. Julz Van de Berg organised a night…

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Bob’s Blog: Planning a wine and food dinner

Bob’s Blog: Planning a wine and food dinner

“Just wondering if you can do the next dinner, the rest of the year is taken but you missed the Christmas dinner and there is just one spot left – February.” An offer I couldn’t refuse! Like many of our friends in Pokolbin Wine Country, we have been involved in planning such dinners for years…

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Bob’s Blog: Rosé steps forward in time for Christmas!

Bob’s Blog: Rosé steps forward in time for Christmas!

By any other name would it taste the same? Bob’s Blog Rosé has become THE recreational drink of choice over the last few years, not just in Australia but worldwide, a global phenomenon. Amazingly there has been a 35% year on year growth in this intriguing little wine which just goes to show how perceptive…

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Bob’s Blog: Hunter Terroir Defining A Unique Region and Wine Style

Bob’s Blog: Hunter Terroir Defining A Unique Region and Wine Style

Not enjoying the humidity that comes with a Hunter Summer? Well, you may not know it, but the vines are – not so much the risk of mildew infection, which we spray to avoid, but the protection the humidity gives them stopping them from drying out and shriveling. One key reason the enhanced flavours from…

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Bob’s Blog: There’s a Lot More to Merlot

Bob’s Blog: There’s a Lot More to Merlot

At a recent family celebration, I opened a bottle of Grand Cru Classe wine bought in Saint Emilion back in 1979! It was a Tertre Daugay 1964 and to our great surprise, it was still a very sound wine with those wonderful characteristics of an aged Merlot. Now you probably haven’t heard of this wine…

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Bob’s Blog: Hermitage Cairn Rothbury Cemetery

Bob’s Blog: Hermitage Cairn Rothbury Cemetery

We recently went to an important event in the Rothbury, Wilderness Road Cemetery, not a place I would normally hang about in. However, it was a gathering of people from the Hunter wine growing community present to see the unveiling of the seventh Cairn dedicated to significant historical sights and events in the area. An initiative of Brian…

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Bob’s Blog: 1st Release wine week – From Grape to Glass

Bob’s Blog: 1st Release wine week – From Grape to Glass

‘From grape to glass’ to quote Pup Neeley as she summed up winemaker James Lusby’s description of the importance of the vineyard in making exceptional wines. In the run-up to our Around Hermitage First Release Wine Week, we have been conducting interviews and making short video’s with the men and women involved with the dozen vineyards…

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