‘I chose The Hunter Valley because of its suitability to grow grapes, the combination of red soils over limestone has helped create some of our best wines.’
– John Davis, Owner.
The heart and soil of Pepper Tree, the Hunter Valley provides grapes for some of our most loved wines. It’s one of Australia’s oldest wine regions with vineyards planted back in the 1830’s. Today its famed for two celebrated styles, Semillon and Shiraz both of which we focus on to make wines that reflect the region.
With a warm climate that enjoys high temperatures in the summer the region benefits from coastal breezes that give the vines some relief from the heat.
As well as Semillon and Shiraz the Hunter also produces Chardonnay and Verdelho and increasingly the region is now being planted to alternative varieties better suited to the climate.