Energetic and Innovative
Mount Eyre Vineyards is an energetic and innovative Hunter Valley boutique wine producer, typifying the vigour and vision of the modern Australian wine industry. It features a broad selection of wines to suit different budgets and tastes.
Merlot and Nero D’avola, Holman Estate
Known for distinctive high quality regional wines, Mount Eyre Vineyards has great respect for terroir. To any astute judge of vineyards, the three Mount Eyre properties are amongst the Hunter Valley’s finest.
The Mount Eyre Vineyards story starts in the village of Broke, in the lower Hunter Valley, where the vineyard lies on the sandy loam river flats of Monkey Place Creek. Planted in the early 1970s by Neil Grosser, it is still carefully managed by Neil and his son David today.
In the mid-1990s, the Gillies family purchased the property, naming it Mount Eyre. The property was subsequently sub-divided into grazing land and vineyards.
In 1999, the Iannuzzi and Tsironis families purchased the Mount Eyre Vineyards, retaining Neil Grosser as the manager and bottling their first vintage in 2000.
At that time, the then 3-year old Theodore Iannuzzi deemed the three dams on the vineyard to be ponds. The name Three Ponds was born and the Broke property is now called the Three Ponds vineyard.
The Three Ponds vineyard is planted to semillon, fiano, verdelho, chardonnay, chambourcin and moscato. A few historical shiraz old vines also remain for posterity.
Mount Eyre Vineyards’ second property, the Holman Estate, Pokolbin, represents a most exceptional site. Purchased in the early 2000s, it is on Gillard Road, In the heart of the Hunter Valley vineyard and tourist zone. Holman Estate’s deep red loams have proven their worth and been shown by history to be the backbone of many great Hunter Valley red wines. Holman Estate is planted to shiraz, merlot and nero d’avola. It is also the site of Mount Eyre Vineyards guesthouse and a small olive grove.
In 2021, a third premium property was added to the portfolio, namely the Honeytree Estate, also on Gillards Road. Honeytree also features deep red loams, planted to semillon, shiraz and cabernet sauvignon. The vines are about 50 years old, producing fruit of low yield and intense flavour. After 23 vintages, Mount Eyre Vineyards will launch their cellar door at Honeytree in 2022.
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Our winemaking philosophy focusses on minimal intervention in the vineyard and in the winery. We like the vineyard and fruit to speak for themselves. We seek concentration of flavour and varietal expression. Our aim is for our wines to be food friendly, balanced and tasty. When we use oak, we use French and Eastern European oak barrels.