House debates

Monday, 11 September 2023

Statements by Members

Hunter Electorate: Wine Industry

1:50 pm

Photo of Dan RepacholiDan Repacholi (Hunter, Australian Labor Party) Share this | | Hansard source

The winners of the Sydney Royal Wine Show have been crowned, and—well, no surprise—the remarkable wines from the Hunter have risen to the top again. There were four days of rigorous testing of more than 1,700 wines, after which the Hunter took home four of the major prizes. The 2018 Gartelmann Wines Diedrich Reserve Shiraz took home the award for the best New South Wales wine. The De Iuliis Semillon Single Vineyard took home the award for best current vintage white wine. The big winner, once again, was the 2014 McGuigan Bin 9000 Semillon, which took out the awards for best mature white wine and best semillon.

The Hunter has once again demonstrated its exceptional prowess in winemaking, reaffirming its place as the world's finest wine-producing region. The winemakers of the Hunter possess an unwavering commitment to their craft. Many of them come from generations of winemakers and have inherited a wealth of knowledge and techniques that have been refined over decades. Once again we celebrate the winemakers who continue to make us proud and who have demonstrated that, when it comes to the world of wine, the Hunter Valley stands as a shining example of perfection. Cheers, and may the wines of the Hunter continue to grace our tables and represent the best of what the mighty Hunter has to offer the world.

Photo of Sharon ClaydonSharon Claydon (Newcastle, Australian Labor Party) Share this | | Hansard source

While I am sure that is the finest wine in Australia, I remind members not to bring props into the chamber.