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Our Story

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Our family has been in the Hunter Valley for over 100 years, we use our knowledge and skills passed down through our family, to bring you premium quality wines and produce.

Usher Gordon formed a partnership with his two sons Usher William and Ian Geoffrey, and over the years has planted 35 hectares of vines on selected sites on our Pokolbin properties. We follow conservation farming practises to preserve our soils and maintain environmental quality. In 2009, Ian Tinkler was awarded the Hunter Valley Viticulturalist of the Year, an award that recognises the vineyards as having reached iconic status under the care of the nominee; research and development undertaken to improve quality; and work which has resulted in better practises for the Hunter Valley as a whole.

In 1996 we began to take exclusive selections from our crop to produce small batches of single vineyard wines. Our Winemaker, Usher John ( son of Usher William), has achieved many accolades within the wine industry. He was selected as a Len Evans Tutorial Scholar (2007), won the Wine Society Young Winemaker of the Year (2007), the Hunter Valley Rising Star of the Year (2008) and has been a finalist for the Hunter Valley Winemaker of the Year (2009/11/12).

We hope to see you in the cellar door soon, to enjoy our wine and share in our history,

The Tinkler Family