Category Archives: Adelaide Hills wine

Gruner Veltliner’s two predominant styles – by Jack Simmonds, Hahndorf Hill Brand Ambassador

Hahndorf Hill Winery   Adelaide Hills Regular readers of this blog will by now be familiar with the system that classifies the different styles of wines produced in Austria’s highest profile region, the Wachau. This system referred to as the Wachau Codex … Continue reading

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Jack Frost’s choice – By Jack Simmonds, Hahndorf Hill Brand Ambassador

Hahndorf Hill Winery   Adelaide Hills Few places can wear white better than the Adelaide Hills, and whilst real snow is rare, we are occasionally treated to a landscape of pure and crystalline beauty. As the days get shorter and we scramble … Continue reading

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The learning curve of Gruner Veltliner – by Jack Simmonds, Hahndorf Hill Brand Ambassador

Hahndorf Hill Winery   Adelaide Hills It can be easy in an industry like ours to wake one day and find yourself living in a fish bowl; a million little cogs turn slightly larger cogs which in turn form a business. In … Continue reading

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A Story of Four Stickies – by Jack Simmonds, Hahndorf Hill Brand Ambassador

Hahndorf Hill Winery   Adelaide Hills Autumn has poked her nose in here at Hahndorf Hill, and this last month or so, Larry and I have often remarked upon how much warmer and drier things are this year. A student of the … Continue reading

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Gruner’s love affair with pork – by Jack Simmonds, Hahndorf Hill Brand Ambassador

Hahndorf Hill Winery   Adelaide Hills There is an old expression in food and wine pairing: “What grows together goes together”, and in addition to a passion for Gruner Veltliner, both Australians and Austrians share a love of pork.   Australian pork … Continue reading

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Two regions, two superstars – By Jack Simmonds, Hahndorf Hill Brand Ambassador

Hahndorf Hill Winery   Adelaide Hills Like all wine producing countries, Austria has over the centuries drawn lines on a map to indicate regions of quality and (although they would never say it out loud), regions which should just stick to servicing … Continue reading

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Terrific Gruner Veltliners from Austria – 2

Hahndorf Hill Winery   Adelaide Hills                   Schloss Gobelsburg Steinsetz Gruner Veltliner 2013, Kamptal DAC Reserve Schloss Gobelsburg is one of Austria’s oldest wineries. The winery is situated next to the town of Langenlois … Continue reading

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Terrific Gruner Veltliners from Austria – 1

Hahndorf Hill Winery   Adelaide Hills                 Loimer Spiegel Gruner Veltliner 2013, Kamptal DAC Reserve Fred Loimer began his journey studying winemaking at Klosterneuburg. After years doing vintages in Nahe (Germany) and with Walter Schug … Continue reading

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Tom Wood of Hahndorf Hill explores a Blaufrankisch from Pittnauer

Hahndorf Hill Winery   Adelaide Hills Pittnauer is a very well-known producer located along the eastern shore of the Neusiedlersee, Burgenland. Gerhard and Brigitte took over the winery nearly 20 years ago and have gained much recognition ever since. In 2014, Pittnauer … Continue reading

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Two Gruner Veltliner tastings in the Adelaide Hills

Hahndorf Hill Winery   Adelaide Hills November was an important milestone for us at Hahndorf Hill Winery as our ‘White Mischief’ Gruner Veltliner 2016 won the Trophy for Best Gruner Veltliner at the Adelaide Hills Wine Show 2016, plus we were awarded … Continue reading

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