De Iuliis winery: in the famous Hunter Valley
De Iuliis is a Hunter Valley wine producer established by the De Iuliis family and operated by Michael De Iuliis. Originating from Italy the De Iuliis family has made the Hunter region their home since 1960. They were inspired to follow their family’s passion for wine and chose a property in the Lovedale Road region of the Lower Hunter Valley, converting a grazing property into a 20ha vineyard with the first vines planted in 1990.
Award-winning wines are produced at site
It wasn’t until their son Michael finished his postgraduate studies with remarkable results that dynamic of the business changed from grape growing to wine production. A new state of the art winery and a modern airy cellar door was built just in time for vintage 2001. Today, De Iuliis wines are known for their trademark Hunter regionality. The Australian Wine Companion by James Halliday has been rating De Iuliis Wines a 5-star winery since 2010. Among many accolades, Michael has been a Len Evans Tutorial Scholar (2004) as well as Finalist at the Young Winemaker of the Year Awards (The Wine Society, 2005).
Low yield guarantees high-quality wines
The first varieties planted were Chardonnay, Semillon,Verdelho, Merlot and Shiraz. The first vintage was in 1992, where a small amount of Semillon and Chardonnay were also grown. Presently they have an average yearly crush of approximately 100 tonnes from the 15 hectares of vineyard. The low yield results in very concentrated fruit, which, in turn, produces wine with exceptional flavour.
They grow seriously good grapes in unique and iconic Hunter Valley vineyard sites, then throw out the rule book and focus on making exceptional wine that everyone can enjoy.
At the winery, one is following an award-winning formula producing wines with a high-brow taste and down to earth price