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School Block Semillon

Bottle of School Block Semillon

Portion 202, Parish of Pokolbin, in 1887 was the site of the first Pokolbin School. In 1974, we selected this site for our first Semillon vines. Since then the grapes have produced a very crisp, fresh young wine of lemon and lime characters, for which the Hunter Valley is famous.

Aroma
Fresh lemon and lime zest.
Palate
Lemon, lime and honey dew melon, enchanced by an intriguing minerality.
Cellar
Cellaring will result in complex vanillin, toast and lime marmalade characters. Keep for up to 20 years.

Lucerne Paddock Verdelho

Bottle of Lucerne Paddock Verdelho

The 'Lucerne Paddock' produced luscious fields of Lucerne for sixty years before the Verdelho was planted in 1988. This farming practise transformed the ground leaving dynamic topsoil full or organic material, ideal for growing Verdelho.

Aroma
Lifted tropical fruits of lychee, pineapple and passionfruit.
Palate
The tropical fruit characters flow across the palate with a fresh acidity and a dry, well balanced finish.
Cellar
Best enjoyed straight away from time of bottling, up to 3 years in cellar.

Poppy's Chardonnay

Bottle of Poppy's Chardonnay

The Poppy's Vineyard consistently produces a wine reflecting true Hunter Valley terroir. The deep, sandy-loam soil and traditional viticultural techniques used, ensures the highest quality is maintained.

Aroma
Lifted green melon and yellow peach, with flinty barrel fermentation aromas.
Palate
Mineral acid with intense melon, lychee and stone fruit flavours. Vanillan oak lends complexity to the palate.
Cellar
Enjoy now or cellar for up to 15 years.
Awards
  • 2007 Vintage - Trophy at 2010 Hunter Valley Boutique Winemakers Show
  • 2007 Vintage - Trophy at 2009 Hunter Valley Boutique Winemakers Show
  • 2007 Vintage - Trophy at 2008 NSW Small Winemakers Show

PMR Merlot

Bottle of PMR Merlot

Pokolbin Mountains Road is located at the junction of the Brokenback Mountain and Mt Bright. This is the home of our vineyards. Distinctive soil types and a unique microclimate give an ideal environment for fruit development. This phenomena, combined with careful vineyard management has allowed us to produce a superb Merlot.

Aroma
Mulberry, blackcurrant and spice aromas.
Palate
Supple red berries with subtle oak and soft juicy tannins.
Cellar
Enjoy now or cellar for 5-10 years.

U & I Shiraz

Bottle of U & I Shiraz

Brothers, Usher and Ian, formed a partnership named U & I Tinkler to continue on with our family's viticultural history. To recognise this successful venture, the wine U & I has been produced. It is made from premium, hand picked fruit from the original shiraz plantings at the foothills of the Pokolbin Mountains. Traditional techniques are used at our winery to capture the true nature of Pokolbin terroir.

Aroma
Black cherry and plum witha hint of white pepper and vanillan oak.
Palate
Concentrated dark fruits and dark chocolate with velvety french oak tannins.
Cellar
Enjoy now or cellar for 10 years.
Awards
  • 2010 Vintage - Trophy at 2011 Hunter Valley Boutique Winemakers Show
  • 2005 Vintage - John Lewis Newcastle Herald Trophy at 2013 Hunter Valley Wine Show

Volcanic Ash

Bottle of Volcanic Ash

The foothills of Mt Bright in Pokolbin consist of rich volcanic soil, where our family grows highly aromatic Muscat and Traminer grapes. The fruit is carefully selected at a perfect ripeness to make up this luscious blend.

Aroma
Floral aromas, scented rose petals.
Palate
Luscious peach blossom characters with a zippy acidity and well balanced sweetness.
Cellar
Enjoy now or within 2 years of bottling.

Usher Gordon Muscat

Bottle of Usher Gordon Muscat

The first Usher Tinkler arrived in Australia in 1841 and since then the name Usher has been given to the first male born in each generation. Fourth generation, Usher Gordon Tinkler planted the original Muscat vines at the foothills of the Pokolbin Mountains. To commemorate this planting, a fortified wine is made in only those years when these grapes reach a desired maturity level.

Aroma
Rose petal and fig aromatics.
Palate
A luscious maturing style exhibiting dried fruit and fig characters with a hint of sweet pecan and walnuts.
Cellar
Enjoy now or cellar for up to 30 years.