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The region is famed for its Semillon, but good Hunter Valley Shiraz is worth seeking out.
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Vines outside the Small Winemakers Centre.
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This Enomatic machine is where I started my exploration of the Hunter. Most of the wines were good, and some were great.
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That led me to two very young wine makers, both of whom grew up in this windy hill country where kangaroos probably outnumber cars on empty weekdays.
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Liz Jackson, First Creek winemaker.
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Pepper's Convent, which is situated amongst the vines.
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Luke Watson, pulling out barrel samples at Pepper Tree winery. Learn more here .

Jarrett Wrisley tastes wines from Hunter Valley while
In Australia, Rethinking Shiraz