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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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Austrian Immersion, Part 3 – by Jack Simmonds, Hahndorf Hill Brand Ambassador

Hahndorf Hill Winery   Adelaide Hills Days 5 & 6 – Wachau and Kremstal The city of Krems is a university town on the banks of the Danube, 20 minutes by train from Langenlois and will be my base for exploring the … Continue reading

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Austrian Immersion, Part 2 – By Jack Simmonds, Hahndorf Hill Brand Ambassador

Hahndorf Hill Winery   Adelaide Hills Days 4 & 5 – Langenlois, Kamptal The adjoining regions of Kamptal, Kremstal and Wachau in north-western Austria are to white wines what Burgenland is to reds. Langenlois, the capital of Kamptal, sits in a junction … Continue reading

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Austrian Immersion, Part 1 – By Jack Simmonds, Hahndorf Hill Brand Ambassador

Hahndorf Hill Winery   Adelaide Hills Day 1 – Eisenstadt, Burgenland Austrian varietals take pride of place in the Hahndorf Hill portfolio and the wine racks of many of our customers. My mission was to immerse myself in Austria’s world-famous wines and … Continue reading

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Terrific Austrian varieties – 3

Hahndorf Hill Winery   Adelaide Hills                 In preparation for an upcoming trip to Austria by Jack Simmonds, our Brand Ambassador, the Hahndorf Hill cellar door held a staff tasting evening focussing on three Austrian … Continue reading

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How cool are our cool nights!

Hahndorf Hill Winery   Adelaide Hills January 2016 is possibly going to pan out to be one of the warmest January’s on record in South Australia – just waiting for the meteorological team to make their call. Fortunately here in the Adelaide … Continue reading

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Gruner Wanderlust

Hahndorf Hill Winery   Adelaide Hills In August this year Marc and I made another pilgrimage to the great winelands of Austria. The purpose was to immerse ourselves in their amazing wine, food and tourism experiences. We were extremely lucky, all along … Continue reading

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Adelaide Hills – the confirmed capital of Gruner Veltliner in Australia!

Hahndorf Hill Winery   Adelaide Hills Last month a Gruner Growers Group (GGG) meeting was held at Hahndorf Hill cellar door.  The main purpose of the meeting was to taste some examples from top Austrian Gruner producers and also to review all … Continue reading

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Gruner Veltliner and friends

Hahndorf Hill Winery   Adelaide Hills Nine years have now passed since our first imported cuttings of Gruner Veltliner arrived on Australian soil and since then, much wine has passed under the bridge. We have continued to expand and consolidate our Gruner … Continue reading

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Gruner Veltliner’s blue sibling – Blaufränkisch

Hahndorf Hill Winery   Adelaide Hills Ever since Gruner Veltliner has begun to charm the palates of the world’s oenophiles, so has the interest in Gruner’s blue sister, Blaufränkisch, grown and evolved. It was as if this dark beauty was waiting, like … Continue reading

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