Category Archives: St Laurent

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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Sourcing Austria’s finest wines in Australia – By Jack Simmonds, Hahndorf Hill Brand Ambassador

The Australian wine market has always been dominated by local producers (and rightly so) with the import component largely ruled by New Zealand, France and Italy. And while the wines we are importing from the big three global-producing countries are … 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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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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