Erin Larkin writing for The Wine Advocate:This 2022 Pecorino is very flavorsome, with loads of white pears and apples, white pepper, licorice and brine. There is anise, fennel and white currant alongside wafer and white bread. This is really good—I can't overstate the "flavorsome" state of this wine.
Erin Larkin, The Wine Advocate, 93 Points
It starts with cranberries, sweet tobacco, basil and sour cherries. Driven by acidity, there’s great tension in this wine. High-toned red apple skins, rose petals. Raw almonds are here too. All pinned down by fine-grained chalky tannins. More leafy spice evolve in the glass. There’s lovely red fruit here but altogether it’s more of a savoury style. This is your alternative go-to, Pinot and Nebbiolo drinkers. It’s an impressive Hunter Barbera.
Kasia Sobiesiak, The Wine Front, 93 Points
I thought Pecorino was a cheese, but it turns out to be a long-lost variety that has found a new home in the Abruzzo region of Italy. Vinepair tells us that ‘Abruzzo has an almost mystical relationship to the grape, with its higher rocky slopes and lower coastal influence producing some of the most complimentary growing conditions for its “finicky” nature.’ It’s a pleasant white, not unlike a soft Pinot Gris – aromatic with notes of pears and ripe apples finished off with a generous squirt of Meyer lemon. There’s a decent line of acid to keep it neat and tidy. The only Aussie Pecorino I’ve encountered, and very pleasant drinking.
Mike Bennie, The Wine Front 92 Points
My husband and popped in here yesterday after our morning cycle! This was our first stop of the day and by far the best. Fantastic service from Ian Little.....such knowledge and excellence. This place is a great stop to try a few different brands all under the one roof with a fantastic wine bar restaurant attached.....we could have spent all day there!! It’s a must visit on your Hunter wine touring!
Unbelievable experience, the tastings felt so personal and intimate. We learned so much about the hunter valley region as well as sampled a wide variety of different grapes. The environment was comfortable and open allowing us to be vocal and honest and learn from our tastings in a way that helped us grow as wine samplers.
Just turned left instead of right and what a beautiful spot, overlooking a big dam with swans. Wine tasting fabulous with an unrushed, unpressured and extremely knowledgeable young man. Then a superb lunch with matching wines. Just a wonderful experience, we'll be back.