Colvin Wines

New South Wales | Hunter Valley

Our Review

In '90 Sydney lawyer John Colvin and wife Robyn purchased the De Beyers Vineyard, which has a history going back to the second half of the 19th century. By '67, when a syndicate bought 35ha of the original vineyard site, no vines remained. The syndicate planted semillon on the alluvial soil of the creek flats and shiraz on the red clay hillsides. Up to '98 all the grapes were sold to Tyrrell's, but since '99 quantities have been made for the Colvin Wines label. These include Sangiovese, from a little over 1ha of vines planted by John in '96 because of his love of the wines of Tuscany. -JAMES HALLIDAY


Winemaker Andrew Spinaze, Mark Richardson
Region Hunter Valley
Address 19 Boyle Street, Mosman, NSW 2088 (postal)
Established 1999
Dozens 500
Vineyards (area) 5.2 ha
Opening Hours Not
Telephone (02) 9908 7886