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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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The Wagram: A Treasure Hiding in Plain Sight – By Jack Simmonds, Hahndorf Hill Brand Ambassador

Whilst putting together a map of Austria’s wine producing regions for a recent Hahndorf Hill cellar door staff training session, I was confronted with a glaring gap in my own training. I have spent years studying the wines, wineries, regions … Continue reading

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Gruners crafted for the long haul – By Jack Simmonds, Hahndorf Hill Brand Ambassador

Over my years in the wine industry, I have come to realise that there are broadly two denominations of wine drinker: Those who enjoy a wine in the first flush of youth with its bountiful aromatics, bright primary fruits and … 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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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 … 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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