Honeytree Estate

New South Wales | Hunter Valley

Our Review

The Honeytree Estate vineyard was first planted in 1970 and for a period of time wines were produced. It then disappeared, but the vineyard has since been revived by Dutch-born Henk Strengers and family. The vineyard includes semillon, cabernet sauvignon, shiraz and a little clairette. Jancis Robinson comments that the wine ‘tends to be very high in alcohol, a little low in acid and to oxidise dangerously fast', but in a sign of the times, the first Honeytree Clairette sold out so quickly (in four weeks) that 2.3ha of vineyard has been grafted over to clairette. Exports to The Netherlands. -JAMES HALLIDAY


Winemaker Monarch Winemaking Services (Liz Silkman)
Region Hunter Valley
Address 130 Gillards Road, Pokolbin, NSW 2321
Established 1970
Dozens 1200
Vineyards (area) 9.8 ha
Opening Hours Wed-Fri 11-4, w'ends 10-5
Telephone (02) 4998 7693
Website www.honeytreewines.com