Welcome to Thistle Hill Wines
Great wine starts with great vines and a connection, and true commitment to the earth that sustains them. We believe this relationship with the land is at the core of the commitment to quality we are renown for. This commitment to “Go Organic” 35 years ago has proven to be a prescient one, and we are proud to carry it on and maybe someday hand it over to our children to do the same. Our vineyard is unusual, even in the organic world, because chemical sprays have never been used on our vines. We are as pure as you can get! You truly can taste the difference.
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Illawarra Mercury “Award Winning Wines” by Kerry Skinner
Thistle Hill 2011 Riesling
“Another stunning riesling from one of Australia's oldest organic wineries. Aromatic and pure, pristine
citrus fruit flavours, minerally characters, a vibrant acidic backbone and a lingering, dry finish."
2011 Preservative Free Chardonnay
“impressive, almost semillon-like, clean and crisp with crunchy citrus on the nose and palate”
2011 Preservative Free Shiraz
“minimal oak treatment and was bottled just two months after vintage, yet there is loads of character here, intense plum and berry fruit flavours, lovely acidity and plenty of length”
James Halliday 2011
Australian Wine Companion
Thistle Hill Winery 4 1/2 Stars
- 2009 Thistle Hill Riesling 94 points
- 2008 Erudgere Shiraz Cabernet 92 points
- 2009 Thistle Hill Chardonnay 90 points
- 2009 Erudgere Rose 90 points
- 2009 Erudgere Riesling 90 points
- 2008 Erudgere Chardonnay 90 points
- 2008 Erudgerer Shiraz 87 points
2010 Mudgee Wine Show
2009 Thistle Hill Shiraz/Cabernet Sauvignon GOLD - Carlo Carino TROPHY - Best Red Wine (not Cabernet or Shiraz)
2010 Thistle Hill Preservative Free Shiraz GOLD - Gil Wahlquist TROPHY - Best Organic/Bio-dynamic/Preservative Free
2008 Thistle Hill Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon GOLD
Sydney Morning Herald
Good Living, Feb 22nd 2011
"A dozen favourite NSW wines and wineries" by Huon Hooke
"The Thistle Hill wines are in outstanding form at present, with new winemaker Michael Slater in Charge.
The vineyard has been organically farmed for many years. The 2009 Riesling and 2009 and 2008 Erudgere
Shiraz Cabernets are among Mudgee's best."
Good Living, Feb 8th 2011
THISTLE HILL, MUDGEE 2010 Preservative Free
"All the Thistle Hill wines are excellent of late: this one, with no added preservative, adds value to the vineyard's
organic status. Bright, fresh, simple cherry/plum and blackberry fruit-driven aromas, fresh and clean, with no
oxidative ill-effects. Good depth of flavour, balance and length. 89/100 Food: Mixed Grill."