Catherine Vale Vineyard
4 Star Award Winning Winery. Online Store, Cellar
Door, Vineyard, Bocce, BBQ & Picnic, 100% estate grown fruit, premium
wines, Semillon, Chardonnay, Verdelho, Late Harvest Semillon, Madeira,
Dolcetto, Barbera, Hunter Valley, Areas such as Wollombi Brook, Broke,
Mussellbrook, Milbrodale, Bulga, Singleton NSW Australia.
Broke in the Hunter Valley of NSW Australia
to Catherine Vale Vineyard
welcomes you to Catherine Vale Vineyard located between Broke and
Bulga in the Broke Fordwich sub-region of the Hunter Valley of New
South Wales. Created from scratch her own beautiful vineyard produces
small parcels of quality fruit from 6 different varieties. The end
product is award winning wine available for your enjoyment. The
property is spectacularly located in the lee of the Hunter Range
and borders the Yengo National Park which extends for many kilometres
towards the Hawkesbury River.
Star Winery, 2015
We are proud to have been
named a 4 star winery again in the Halliday 2015 Wine Companion
released on July 30, 2014. As a 4 star winery, we are entitled to
use the badge in our communications and on our website. Check the
Catherine Vale Wine portfolio for the 2012 wines which were just
rated and the 2011 Barbera.
Wines / Aged
Wines / My
Catherine Vale Wines are made
from 100% Hunter Valley grapes. The best fruit is used for premium
wines under the Catherine Vale label & the remainder is sold
on the open market. Our winemaker: John Hordern of Hunter Wine Services
in Muswellbrook is an innovative & experienced Hunter winemaker
& every wine made for Catherine Vale from our first vintage
in 1997 is of award winning quality. The vineyard produces vintages
each year since establishment. Please select a variety & vintage
from our Wine Portfolio menu.
Wines / Aged
Shipping within Australia only.
Late Harvest Semillon
History & Technical Info
Catherine Vale Vineyard was
established in 1993 with vines being planted by family & friends.
Much research went into the selection of vines & rootstocks.
Semillon - two clones of Semillon were grafted onto 2 different
rootstocks. The Tyrrells & Drayton Semillon clones were selected
from great numbers of clones as these two were recorded as the best
for Hunter Valley production. Rootstock selection was more difficult
& the varieties selected were K51-32 & T 5C. All replants
were replaced with Ramsey rootstocks on the advice of our consultant
Graham Doran the then vineyard manager of McWilliams. Chardonnay
one clone of chardonnay was selected & bench grafted onto 3
rootstocks. These are K51-32 , T5C & Schwartzman. The 3 different
rootstocks were selected due to the differing soil types in the
vineyard with expected differing growing results. The trellis system
used is VSP (Vertical Shoot Position).
The Cellar Door building was
designed by Brett Cronan from Maitland is in the style of an Australian
country church. This is in keeping with the Lawson family residence
(the former Edwardian style Uniting Church Manse) moved from No
1 Church Street Singleton in 1993. “The Church and the Manse”
will be a spectacular addition to your wine-tasting agenda.
See the Bocce
Courts, the Andserson Room, our Picnic & BBQ Facilities
and consider joining our subscription to the "Friends of Catherine
Vale" Newsletter. Catherine Vale Cellar Door is open on Weekends
& public holidays & over the Christmas & Easter periods
from 10am to 5pm (not Christmas Day).
Special Tastings can be organized
with prior bookings by phoning (02) 6579 1334.