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VISIT US AT: 74 McDONALDS RD, ERUDGERE NSW 2850, AUSTRALIA

 OUR WINEMAKER TIM WHITE

Tim White is Thistle Hill’s award winning wine maker and dad to The Hill’s full time mascot, Thurston.  Originally from the Northern Beaches of Sydney, "Dr" Tim has a Wine science degree from Charles Sturt University on the back of a Ph.D. in Chemistry from University of New South Wales.  Tim has spent many years working in NSW wine growing areas and abroad, and has a real passion for Mudgee wine and loves calling Mudgee "Home".  Tim loves taking photographs around Mudgee, catching and cooking local produce, or just relaxing down by the river with friends; he is involved in the technical group of the Mudgee Wine Association which is testament to his skill across the district.

 

Tim believes that Organic wine highlights the true character of the grape, without the extra additions commonly found in commercial wines. He is often heard talking about the vibrancy and life abundant in Thistle Hill's organic vineyard.  When you visit you can see that for yourself!

It’s hard to believe so many Australian wineries are still opting for non-organic farming...

COMMITMENT YOU CAN TASTE

ANTHONY BOYS

Managing Director & Co-Owner

 

ROB & MARY LOUGHAN

CO-OWNERS

Though the Loughan family had already built several business in Australia, it wasn’t until they discovered Mudgee that they found their NSW home. After investing in Thistle Hill they decided to move to the farm not just to oversee their new business, but to learn from the roots up how to grow the best organic wine in Australia. Rob and Mary Loughan, the co-owners of Thistle Hill, have a long history as a celebrated entrepreneurs all over the world. Among the projects they is most proud of, a list that starts with Thistle Hill, the Loughan's have built award winning snowboarding resorts, several high profile internet companies and executive produced a friends solo blues album at Capitol Records in Hollywood, California.

OUR STORY

Thistle Hill was started in 1975 by Dave and Leslie Robertson. They planted out the vineyards on the Thistle Hill side of the property, and Dave made the wine through until he died. The hill off McDonalds road in Erudgere was covered in Milk Thistles and while planting out the vineyard the Robertsons and friends had to remove all the Thistles! That memory remains to this day with the name of the vineyard.

 

Organic farming was a choice Thistle Hill made forty years ago when we first started producing wine in the 1970s, not just because it’s better for our consumers, but because we genuinely believe organic wines simply taste better and sustainable farming is the right thing to do.

IT'S IN THE ORGANIC GRAPE

 

Gourmet Traveler Wine Magazine

Best Small Cellar Door in Mudgee 2016

 

James Halliday 2011 Australian Wine Companion -

 

Thistle Hill Winery 4 1/2 Stars

 

2009 Thistle Hill Riesling 94 points

2008 Erudgere Shiraz Cabernet 92 points

2009 Thistle Hill Chardonnay 90 points

2009 Erudgere Rose 90 points

2009 Erudgere Riesling 90 points

2008 erudgere Chardonnay 90 points

2008 Erudgerer Shiraz 87 points

 

Recent Show Success

2015 Mudgee Wine Show -

Bronze: 2015 Thistle Hill Organic Riesling

 

 

2010 Mudgee Wine Show -

 

Bronze for 2016 Preservative Free Shiraz

and 2015 Organic Shiraz

 

2009 Thistle Hill Shiraz/Cabernet Sauvignon GOLD -

Carlo Carino TROPHY - Best Red Wine (not Cabernet or Shiraz)

 

2010 Thistle Hill Preservative Free Shiraz GOLD -

Gil Walguist TROPHY -

Best Organic/Bio-dynamic/Preservative Free

 

2008 Thistle Hill Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon GOLD

 

 

2009 NSW Wine Awards -

 

Best Organic: 2009 Thistle Hill Riesling

 

Silver Medal: 2009 Thistle Hill Riesling

 

Bronze Medals: 2009 2008 Erudgere Shiraz / Cabernet

 

 

2009 Mudgee Wine Show -

 

Gold Medal: 2008 Erudgere Chardonnay

 

Silver Medal: 2009 Erudgere Riesling

 

Bronze Medals: 2009 Thistle Hill Riesling,

2008 Erudgere Shiraz, Thistle Hill Muscat Liqueur

 

2009 Australia / New Zealand Organic Wine Show -

 

Gold Medal: 2009 Thistle Hill Riesling

 

Silver Medal: 2009 Thistle Hill Chardonnay

RIESLING

A white grape variety which originated in the Rhine region of Germany. Riesling is an aromatic grape variety as well as high acidity.

CHARDONNAY

Chardonnay is a green-skinned grape variety used to make white wine. It originated in the Burgundy wine region of eastern France

CABERNET

Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the world's most widely recognized red wine grape varieties. It is grown in nearly every major wine producing country

SHIRAZ

A dark-skinned grape variety grown throughout the world and used primarily to produce red wine.

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PINOT

A red wine grape variety of the species Vitis vinifera. The name may also refer to wines created from

Pinot noir grapes