Old Vine Wine


We have recently done an aged released our 2016 vintage of the David Hook Old Vines Shiraz, and it got me thinking about old vines and why they’re so special. Australians are lucky to have access to some of the best old vines in the world, but the term itself can be a bit ambiguous. As there are no official regulations for the use of the term on wine labels, I wanted to take a moment to discuss old vines and why I love old vine wine.

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How Climate Affects Wine


Climate has played an important role for vignerons throughout the history of winemaking. In this article, David Hook discusses the differences between warm and cool climate regions and how these are expressed through wine, using his two new special release Pinot Noirs as examples.

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Best Places to Stay and Eat in The Hunter Valley


The Hunter Valley is Australia’s oldest wine region, and a host of contemporary restaurants and luxurious new accommodation options mean you can explore this iconic NSW wine-country in style. Here is our guide to the best places to stay and eat on your next getaway to wine country.

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All About Nebbiolo


What is Nebbiolo? Nebbiolo is one of the world’s oldest and most distinguished grape varieties. It has been described as Italy’s most revered wine grape, is responsible for some of their finest wines – Barolo and Barbaresco. Wines made from the Nebbiolo grape can be profoundly complex and hauntingly beautiful. Nebbiolo is referred to as […]

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