Shiraz v Syrah

1
Apr
Shiraz v Syrah

  Is there a difference between Shiraz and Syrah? It’s one of the most common confusions in the wine world and given that we’ve just released a Canberra Syrah and a Hilltops Shiraz under the new Appellation Range, we thought we’d take a moment to clarify the difference.   The Grape Firstly and most importantly, both […]

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Launch of the new McWilliam’s Wines Appellation Range

17
Mar
Launch of the new McWilliam’s Wines Appellation Range

  McWilliam’s WINES is proud to launch the new Appellation Range, showcasing the best wine regions of NSW. The new range includes wines from some of the most exciting cool climate regions of NSW, embracing the developing appreciation and popularity of the emerging NSW wine regions. From Tumbarumba McWilliam’s presents a Chardonnay and a sparkling […]

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Family, history and integrity the keys to success in the Chinese wine market

14
Feb
Family, history and integrity the keys to success in the Chinese wine market

  WITH a burgeoning middle-class and a newfound thirst for table wine China has emerged as the new frontier for the global wine industry. McWilliam’s Wines has helped lead the charge, finding that family ownership and a long history of winemaking in Australia are invaluable assets when trying to sell wine to China.   The […]

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Winemaker Bryan Currie Returns To Where His Career Began

28
Nov
Winemaker Bryan Currie Returns To Where His Career Began

  McWilliam’s Wines is very pleased to announce that Bryan Currie has been appointed to the position of Senior Winemaker at Hanwood Estate.   Bryan began his working career as a palaeontologist, before diverting to his other passion of wine, working in vineyards and as a McWilliam’s cellarhand before becoming a winemaker. Bryan returns to the […]

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McWilliam’s Wines New Website Best in the Industry

27
Nov
McWilliam’s Wines New Website Best in the Industry

McWilliam’s Wines were bestowed the prestigious trophy for “Best Wine Website or App” by the Wine Communicators of Australia at their annual awards night on the 20th of November at the Sydney Convention Centre. In a category that attracted among the most entries for the significant wine communicators awards night, McWilliam’s edged out the other […]

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Q&A with Adrian Sparks, Senior White Winemaker for McWilliam’s Wines

14
Nov
Q&A with Adrian Sparks, Senior White Winemaker for McWilliam’s Wines

Winemaking was a natural calling for Adrian Sparks. At the age of just 35, he carries the experience of 17 vintages and is already one of McWilliam’s leading winemakers.  His talent was recognised recently when his 2012 Armchair Critic Chardonnay was awarded best wine at the 2013 Citibank NSW Wine Show. We sat down with Adrian […]

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Take a tour through Hanwood Estate, home of McWilliam’s Wines in the Riverina

13
Nov
Take a tour through Hanwood Estate, home of McWilliam’s Wines in the Riverina

It makes sense that in the year of the 100th birthday of Hanwood Estate, we began running weekly tours of our Griffith vineyards, winery and Cellar Door. The tours have proved very popular and each week more and more people are coming to Hanwood to have our staff guide them through the wine industry, the […]

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Wine Show Success for McWilliam’s Wines

1
Oct
Wine Show Success for McWilliam’s Wines

McWilliam’s Wines has enjoyed another successful run at some of the recent major Australian wine shows, receiving several medals and trophies. Senior Winemaker Adrian Sparks says that the awards are a welcome recognition of the quality of the entire McWilliam’s range. “It’s great we are winning medals across the whole portfolio.  A lot of other […]

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McWilliam’s Wines celebrate 100 years at Hanwood Estate

Doug McWilliam - Chairman
16
Jul
McWilliam’s Wines celebrate 100 years at Hanwood Estate

What a wonderful record McWilliam’s Wines have had at Hanwood over the past 100 years, and as a fifth generation family member I am very proud of what our forbearers set out to achieve and the current result. We are one of the very few families to still be operating a business on one of […]

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