Regional Hero ~ Chardonnay
lies at the foothills of the Snowy Mountains and is New South Wales’
coolest wine-growing region. Vines were first planted in 1982 and
historically the fruit has primarily been used for sparkling wine with
Chardonnay and Pint Noir accounting for more than 75% of the land under
However, over the past decade, we have seen table wines
made individually from these two varieties come to the fore, with
producers such as Hungerford Hill releasing wines of great distinction.
The 2006 NSW Wine of the Year was the Hungerford Hill Chardonnay,
marking the region’s coming of age.