Category Archives: Adelaide Hills wine region

The A to Z of Zweigelt, By Jack Simmonds, Hahndorf Hill Brand Ambassador

At the time of writing this article, we find ourselves at the halfway point of the 2022 vintage. Larry and his team have swung their minds away from our signature white varietals and we are preparing to harvest our reds, … Continue reading

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Festive Feasts, Old and New – by Jack Simmonds, Hahndorf Hill Brand Ambassador

I relish this time of year; I delight in watching the excitement and anticipation build incrementally in my young daughter; the brainstorming for creative and meaningful gifts; and I especially enjoy the Christmas light displays put on by so many … Continue reading

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New World, Old World – By Jack Simmonds, Hahndorf Hill Brand Ambassador

As the Brand Ambassador of an Australian producer of noble Austrian varieties, I have a bit of a Love/Hate relationship with the term ‘New World’. The main source of my consternation – like so many things in this fantastically fickle … Continue reading

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Hahndorf Hill bottles first Saint Laurent in Australia – The Foundling Saint Laurent 2020.

By Larry Jacobs, Co-owner, Hahndorf Hill The celebrations at Hahndorf Hill were a bit like a new baby arriving into the family. After many years since importing the plant material in 2014, passing it through two years of quarantine, and … Continue reading

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Reappraising the Weinviertel – By Jack Simmonds, Hahndorf Hill Brand Ambassador

I have a confession to make: In my life I have taken as gospel many things I have read or heard with little to no first-hand experience. I believe man went to the moon fifty years ago this month; in … Continue reading

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Saint Laurent: An amazing Austrian red – By Jack Simmonds, Hahndorf Hill Brand Ambassador

In May of this year I was lucky enough to visit Austria for a second time. I spent a little over a week travelling through three regions that each have their own signature style or varietal. The first of several … Continue reading

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St. Laurent, the breaker of hearts – By Jack Simmonds, Hahndorf Hill Brand Ambassador

In several editions of this blog I have written of our commitment to ongoing staff training and education. We regularly assemble themed flights of wine designed to highlight one variety or style to snap us out of the everyday and … Continue reading

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Hahndorf Hill explores the beauty of Blaufrankisch – By Jack Simmonds, Hahndorf Hill Brand Ambassador

Hahndorf Hill Winery   Adelaide Hills We at Hahndorf Hill have never shied from publicly declaring that we love drinking other people’s wines. I have written previously of the regular critical tastings we do after hours at the cellar door, normally a … Continue reading

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Three svelte Germanic ros̩s РBy Jack Simmonds, Hahndorf Hill Brand Ambassador

Hahndorf Hill Winery   Adelaide Hills As vineyards across the region slowly awaken and stretch up into the warm lengthening days, so too do we, and the hearty recipes that got us through the cold dark months are rotated away and the … Continue reading

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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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