The Best of the Hunter Valley Comes to Adelaide


Tyrells Wine Dinner

Exciting news for SA foodies; the National Wine Centre famous Wine Dinners have caught the attention of one of our interstate leading wine regions, the Hunter Valley! For the first time in National Wine Centre history two of the Hunter’s best wineries; Tyrrell’s and Hungerford Hill will personally host the next Wine Dinner at the National Wine Centre, in Adelaide on the 17th of July.

The Hunter Valley is Australia’s oldest producing wine region and has a reputation for consistently producing and impressive, award-winning array of varieties and styles. This wine dinner provides a special opportunity for the general public, who may not have had the chance visit the Hunter Valley to experience and taste the Hunter’s award-winning wines, together with the added advantage of being up close and personal to two of the Hunter Valley’s best wineries and winemakers; Bruce Tyrrell (Tyrrell’s) and James Kirby (Hungerford Hill).

Tyrell’s Wines was established in 1858 by English immigrant Edward Tyrrell , Bruce Tyrrell is the fourth generation family member to lead Tyrell’s Wines. It is one of Australia’s pre-eminent family owned wine companies with vineyards extending from their historic home in the Hunter Valley to the Limestone Coast (SA) and Heathcote (VIC).  Today Tyrrell’s is home to some of Australia’s most awarded wines. Since 1971, Tyrrell’s has been awarded over 5,000 trophies and medals and in 2010 was named “Winery of the Year” in James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion.

James Kirby will also entertain wine dinner guests with Hungerford Hill history. Hungerford Hill made its first vintage in 1970, and went on to build Australia’s first wine tourism complex in 1972. Hungerford Hill became one of the largest grape growers in the Hunter Valley, with varieties including Semillon, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Pinot Noir. Hungerford Hill then expanded to Coonawarra in South Australia, planting one of the biggest vineyards in the region, focusing on Cabernet Sauvignon and Riesling. In 2002 the Hungerford Hill brand was acquired by the Kirby family, best known for their James N Kirby engineering business. In 2003 the Kirby family purchased a new home for Hungerford Hill – a stunning new complex at the gateway to the Hunter Valley. Incorporating a state of the art partially underground winery, a tasting room, Restaurant & Cafe as well as 11 acres of Shiraz and Cabernet vineyard. With its new home as a graphic symbol of its new direction, Hungerford Hill is now recognised as an icon of the Hunter Valley wine landscape.

The Tyrrell’s Wines and Hungerford Hill Wine Dinner will be set in the stunning National Wine Centre, ground floor room The Vines. Tickets sell for $100 each and include a four course meal with eight matching wines from multi-award winning Executive Chef Philip Pope.

Whether you are a seasoned wine enthusiast – or a complete novice – The National Wine Centre, Tyrrell’s Wines and Hungerford Hill Wine Dinner, will extend your knowledge, engage your palate and enhance your enjoyment of the Hunter Valleys many wine styles, grape varieties and winemaking techniques!

Tickets are extremely limited and bookings essential call 8313 3355 or email [email protected] to book your place now.

Tyrrell’s and Hungerford Hill of Hunter Valley, hosted by Bruce Tyrrell & James Kirby – Wednesday 17th July, 6:30pm – $100 per person

The Hunter Valley is Australia’s oldest producing wine region and consistently produces an impressive, award-winning array of varieties and styles.



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