Put simply, the Hunter Valley is the birthplace of Australian wine with vineyards dating back to the 1860’s still in production, some of the oldest vine stock in the world. The warm and humid climate combined with red clay loam soils of the region is unique in Australian wine and produce some of Australia’s most famous Shiraz. The Hunter was one of the first regions in Australia to grow Chardonnay, Hunter Valley Chardonnay helped to grow the variety into an Australian icon. The most widely planted grape varieties in the Hunter Valley, in descending order, are Chardonnay, Semillon and Verdelho among the whites and Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot among the reds.
Molly's Cradle Wines sourced from the Hunter Valley: