Gundog Estate is a boutique producer of premium Semillon and Shiraz. Sourcing fruit from some of the best vineyards in the Hunter, Hilltops and Canberra wine regions in New South Wales, we engage passionate growers that work tirelessly to deliver the best fruit possible. Our growers also firmly believe in sustainable vineyard practices, with a view to leaving the land in a better condition for the next generation.
In the winery, we employ a thoughtful combination of new and old world practices to deliver high quality, innovative wines. These wines represent some of the best examples of regional, modern Australian style, produced on a boutique scale. Fermentation with naturally occurring yeast, and partial fermentation of whites on skins, are two key practices we have implemented to great effect. With our reds, fermentation in open tanks, hand plunging, and shorter maturation periods in premium French oak puncheons illustrate a combined traditional / modern approach to winemaking that helps us to deliver wines that strike a fine balance between fruit flavour and complexity. Ultimately, we seek to produce quality wines that tell a story of the season and region. The wines should offer drinking appeal from day one, but also have the potential age gracefully.
The Gundog Hunter Cellar & Gourmet Pantry is set in the historic Pokolbin Schoolhouse, where visitors not only have the chance to taste and purchase our range of award winning wines, but also discover a hand-picked selection of gourmet products reflecting our quality over quantity philosophy. The personalised and relaxed ambience of the Gundog Hunter Cellar & Gourmet Pantry is complimented by our cheese and charcuterie plates, and carefully sourced fine teas and coffee.
FINALIST – 2015 HUNTER VALLEY WINEMAKER OF THE YEAR
FIVE STAR WINERY – JAMES HALLIDAY’S WINE COMPANION 2017
BEST SMALL CELLAR DOOR – LOWER HUNTER, GOURMET TRAVELLER WINE MAGAZINE 2013