463 Deasys Road, Pokolbin
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Winemaking couple Damien Stevens & Jodie Belleville are the hands behind the Phat Wine Company's Hart & Hunter brand. In sharing the winemaking role they maintain their own control over how and what they produce, ensuring the best quality from both perspectives.
Their passion to find a great patch of dirt and the deep belief in honouring the fruits provenance and sense of place is the focus of this highly motivated duo who are continually sourcing new vineyards to be showcased for their Single Vineyard range.
Hart & Hunter has gone on to secure fruit from many local growers with superb pedigree, but 2016 has proved to be even bigger with new vineyards and wines coming online. Their latest project, The Black Series, is their take on the alternative, the experimental and plain fun winemaking which made its debut with Dr B’s Fiano, along with a Chenin Blanc and Off Dry Semillon. They have used the opportunity to create a range of wines that are not considered the norm, but are interesting; they challenge the palate and are a really good drink reflecting the true diversity of the Hunter Valley.
Cellar Door customers are treated to a relaxed atmosphere and tasting either inside or on the lovely front deck over looking the vineyard of Gabriels Paddocks.
A visit to the Hart & Hunter cellar door is a true Hunter Valley experience.
Opening Hours - Thursday to Sunday 10am to 4pm