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BEST NEW WINERY OF THE YEAR: MEWSTONE WINES - James Halliday’s Wine Companion, August 2018.

TROPHY, BEST NEW ACT: JONATHAN HUGHES, MEWSTONE WINES - Young Gun of Wine, June 2018.

Brothers Matthew and Jonathan Hughes established Mewstone Vineyard in 2011 on the banks of Tasmania’s D’Entrecasteaux Channel. The small, boutique vineyard is a former cherry orchard. With some new plantings this year the vineyard will expand to an ultimate size of just 3.5 hectares. The original plantings consist mostly of Pinot Noir, with small amounts of Chardonnay, Syrah, Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc.

Jonathan studied winemaking at Lincoln University in New Zealand before gaining experience in Langhorne Creek, Central Otago, the Mornington Peninsula, Barolo, the Hunter Valley and the Okanagan Valley!

Back in Tasmania, he was the Assistant Winemaker at Moorilla for seven years, before moving on to a similar role at Pooley Wines in 2016. The Mewstone and Hughes & Hughes wines are currently made at Pooley.

Whilst the Mewstone wines are strictly produced from the Flowerpot vineyard, the Hughes & Hughes range brings together fruit from around Tasmania. The aim is to produce wines that are high on both natural acidity and drinkability.

In addition, from time to time individual small batches are released that are the result of investigations into the use of skins, stalks, solids and other fermentation variables. All Hughes & Hughes wines are bottled unfined and with low sulphur.

The vineyard is hand pruned and the fruit hand picked. The extra effort put into ensuring a vibrant ecosystem below the ground translates into quality fruit on the vines above.... and a delicious range of Tasmanian wines!

Website: www.mewstonewines.com.au
Location: 11 Flowerpot Jetty Road, Flowerpot TAS 7163
Winemaker:
Jonathan Hughes

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  • Hughes and Hughes Sauvignon Blanc 2017

    Hughes and Hughes Sauvignon Blanc 2017

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    Good acidity and mouthfeel, with lots of zest. Cut grass, greengages and passionfruit. It’s a classical cool climate Sauvignon Blanc. Made with fruit sourced from the East Coast, the Coal River Valley and the D’Entrecasteaux Channel. The blend is made up of 90% tank fermented SVG yeast and 10% barrel fermented natural yeast. Only 4848 bottles […]

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  • Hughes and Hughes Riesling 2018

    Hughes and Hughes Riesling 2019

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    Lovely and fresh and with more body than I was expecting. Citrus and stone fruits mainly. Beautiful texture, with just a touch of residual sugar. The tension between dryness and sweetness is judged perfectly. 100% Riesling from the Coal River Valley and the Derwent Valley, given 16 hours and 4 hours skin contact respectively. Fermented […]

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  • Hughes and Hughes Chardonnay 2018

    Hughes and Hughes Chardonnay 2018

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    Something special. The 2018 from Hughes and Hughes is full bodied, Tasmanian Chardonnay. A nose of orange and stone fruits follows through onto the palate. Balanced, textural, with a touch of vanilla. Lovely smoky, spicy oak. Made with fruit sourced from a single vineyard in the Derwent Valley. Whole bunch pressed to oak (20% new). […]

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  • Hughes and Hughes Pinot Gris 2019

    Hughes and Hughes Pinot Gris 2020

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    Loaded with typical spiced pear aromatics and a delicate pink tinge. Texture is at the heart of this delicious 2019 Pinot Gris from Hughes and Hughes. Pure fruit and ripe acidity round it out. Earthy, spicy and great fun to drink! Made with fruit from vineyards in the North West and Tamar and Derwent Valleys, […]

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  • Hughes and Hughes Milk Vat Pinot Noir 2019

    Hughes and Hughes Pinot Noir 2018

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    $36.00 per single bottle

    The 2018 Pinot Noir is beautiful ruby red in colour, with bright red fruits and earthy undertones. The tannins are fine and highlight the earth and spice, balanced by length and intensity. A very versatile wine. Brings together fruit from vineyards in the Derwent and Coal River Valleys. Predominantly whole berry, 10% whole bunch. Pressed […]

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  • Hughes and Hughes Barrel Ferment Riesling 2017

    Hughes and Hughes Barrel Ferment Riesling 2019

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    $37.00 per single bottle

    Frisky scents that meet citrus, floral notes, some nuttiness and some passionfruit yoghurt. Crisp texture, rolls soft and nicely and long. Really attractive. Good pretty bitterness in riper citrus spectrum flavours, a little yeasty kick too. Complex, delicious thing. 93 points – Mike Bennie, The Winefront Made from fruit sourced from the Coal River Valley. […]

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  • Hughes and Hughes Dornfelder 2019

    Hughes and Hughes Dornfelder 2019

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    $40.00 per single bottle

    Delicious! Ballistically so. Sluice of sweet cherry, red vermouth-like characters, minty notes and floral things. Has amazingly fresh and frisky acidity, some slick and pull to tannins, juiciness then a squeaky finish with loads of spice and a touch of smoky-slatey minerality. So much deliciousness. Moreish, amazing thing. 94 points – Mike Bennie, The Winefront […]

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  • Hughes and Hughes Milk Vat Pinot Noir 2019

    Hughes and Hughes Milk Vat Pinot Noir 2019

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    $50.00 per single bottle

    Aromatic, green herb, peppery spice, dark cherry notes. Has some heft in perfume. Transparent, dark fruited but light and clean, succulent tannins, exceptional length and very fine in feel. Textural, sleek and very well put together with a strong savoury edge. Super expression here, and one for now and later. 94 points – Mike Bennie, […]

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