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by Fred McMillin
A Bargain Hunter
...Vines, Grapes and Vines, Jancis Robinson
The 1998 Hunter Valley Chardonnay by the New Hope Estate Winery is fruity, refreshing and echoes its flavors nicely on the finish. Very good.
...Wine Spectator Magazine
The Rest of the Story
If you are a bargain hunter, start with Hope Estate Hunter Valley whites. There are good ones under $10.
Question: Should my first bottle be the Semillon or the Chardonnay? Answer: Both!
Yup...Hope Estate makes a 50% Semillon-50% Chardonnay at a bargain eight bucks. It's our...
Wine of the Day
1998 Hope Estate Semillon-Chardonnay
Whence the name Hunter Valley? In the beginning, Australia was a penal colony. Some convicts stole a small boat and one Lieutenant Shortland went hunting for them. North of Sydney he discovered a river, which he named quite appropriately, Hunter's River.
This page created March 2000