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Regan Drew

Regan is a regular wine columnist for the News Regional Media “Weekend” Magazine and digital “Life” sections. A graduate of the Australian Wine Research Institute’s Advanced Wine Assessment Course #47 he was awarded with Distinction WSET Level 3 in Wine & Spirits, has been an Associate Judge for the New South Wine Awards plus a couple of little stints helping out in the Hunter Valley and Tasmania during vintages with small but quality winemakers.
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Hewitson Barrel 1853 Shiraz Mourvèdre Barossa Valley 2021

A 50/50 split barrel blend of the best selections of the 2021 Monopole Mother Vine Shiraz and the 2021 Old...
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Hewitson The Dorrien Bank Cabernet Sauvignon Barossa Valley 2022

After a boundary realignment with a neighbour in 2019, Hewitson acquired 3 hectares of Cabernet Sauvignon. Planted in 1996 in...
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Hewitson Old Garden Mourvèdre Barossa Valley 2021

The Old Garden vineyard planted in 1853 is renowned as the oldest Mourvèdre vineyard on the planet. This vintage sees...
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Hewitson Monopole Shiraz Barossa Valley 2021

Dubbed the “Mother Vine” Shiraz as the vineyard was planted from the cuttings from one single Shiraz vine found growing...
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Hewitson Falkenberg Shiraz 2021

Named after one of Hewitson’s favourite growers, now retired. Only released in special years (last was 2015). Whole berries only...
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Hewitson Truffle Row Carignan Syrah Cinsault 2022

Not your usual Barossa blend with these southern French varieties, including 45% Carignan, 34% Syrah (Shiraz) and 21% Cinsault. Named...
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Hewitson Lu Lu Shiraz 2021

From a vineyard in the southern end of the Barossa, closely guarded by the Eden Valley and nearly touching the...
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Hewitson Lu Lu Sauvignon Blanc 2023

Named after winemaker Dean’s wife Louise (Lu Lu). No preservatives in the vineyard or winemaking process, only the minimum at...
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Hewitson Madame M Blanc & Blanc 2022

A unique blend here, 15% of the blend being Muscat Blanc à Petit Grains from the Barossa Valley and 85%...
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Hewitson Barrel 1853 Shiraz Mourvèdre 2020

A 50/50 barrel blend of the best selections of the 2020 Monopole Shiraz and the 2020 Old Garden Mourvèdre. All...
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Hewitson Monopole Shiraz 2020

Co-named the “Mother Vine” Shiraz as the vineyard was planted from the cuttings of one single Shiraz vine found growing...
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Hewitson Ungrafted Grenache 2022

From a centurion (110 years old) vineyard grown on the sandy loam banks of the Para River. 85% whole bunch...
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Hewitson The Mad Hatter Shiraz 2021

A vineyard selection here creates a “super blend” of Hewitson’s best vineyards. Oak maturation is in 1 and 2 year...
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Hewitson Ned & Henry’s Shiraz 2021

Nearly 100% whole berries from a mature vineyard with an average age of 30 years and sees maturation in French...
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Hewitson Baby Bush Mourvèdre 2021

Made from vines grown off the cuttings of the 1853 “parents” in the oldest Mourvèdre vineyard on the planet. 50%...
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Hewitson Belle Ville Rosé 2022

A nod to Provence, with 83% Mourvèdre and 17% Cinsault. Very pale salmon. Fine, tight and drying nose: old chalk...
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Hewitson Madame M Blanc & Blanc 2021

The GI/Regional indicator of ‘Adelaide’ accounts for 15% of the blend being Muscat Blanc à Petit Grains from the Barossa...
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Hewitson Gun Metal Riesling 2022

Fruit taken from an altitude of 380 metres. Soil type is “ancient oxidised ferrous loams over granite and outcrops of...
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Hewitson Miss Harry Grenache Shiraz Mourvèdre 2022

For what is usually described as a Rhône-style blend, although I would argue it now holds just as important a...
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After Five Wine Co. Aglianico 2021

According to winemaker Craig Stansborough, the grape is “a bit of a bugger to grow.” But the team have got...
After Five Montepulciano

After Five Wine Co. Montepulciano 2020

Fruit for Purple Hands alternatives is sourced from winemaker Craig Stansborough’s vineyard that sits at the southern end of the...
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Purple Hands Wines Planta Circa Ancestor Vine Grenache 2021

Sourced from the Zimmerman vineyard, first planted around (hence Planta Circa) 1880 at Lyndoch in the heart of the Barossa Valley. ...
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Purple Hands Wines Planta Circa Ancestor Vine Cabernet Sauvignon 2021

From some of the oldest Cabernet Sauvignon vines still growing anywhere. This excels in Barossa Cabernet elegance. Bruise purple in...
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Purple Hands Wines Shiraz 2021

Ahhhh. Sometimes all you want is well done, archetype Shiraz, and the Purple Hands team deliver in spades. Inky stain-down-the-wall-of-the-glass...

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Riversdale Estate

Nestled underneath the imposing dishes of the University Of Tasmania’s radio telescope array which look deep into the heavens at...

Bream Creek – One of Tasmania’s Best

Bream Creek is synonymous with Tasmanian born viticultural legend, Fred Peacock. From a family long associated with fruit and baking,...
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