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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 Dornfelder 2019

    Hughes and Hughes Dornfelder 2019

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    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 Riesling 2020

    Hughes and Hughes Riesling 2020

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    $33.00 per single bottle

    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 Pinot Gris 2019

    Hughes and Hughes Pinot Gris 2020

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    $34.00 per single bottle

    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 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 Chardonnay 2017

    Hughes and Hughes Chardonnay 2020

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    $37.00 per single bottle

    Hughes and Hughes’ 2020 Chardonnay has white stone fruit overlaying citrus and gentle reduction and oak aromas. Racy acidity balanced by rich textures, classic Chardonnay from a cool season. Fruit from vineyards in the Coal River (Clarence House and Clemens Hill) and Derwent Valleys (Kinvarra). 70% whole bunch pressed, 25% cold-soaked on skins for five […]

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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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  • Hughes and Hughes Milk Vat Pinot Noir 2019

    Hughes and Hughes Pinot Noir 2020

    $35.00in any six

    $39.00 per single bottle

    The 2020 Hughes and Hughes Pinot Noir is elegant in style with generous blue fruits adding to crunchy red foundations with subtle reductive edges. Good soft tannins support full flavours and ripe acidity. Represents the long, cool season that 2020 was. Fruit from vineyards in the Coal River, Derwent and Tamar Valleys, the North West […]

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