By Amy Looker
Six Hunter Valley young gun winemakers are gearing up for an epic East Coast road trip to promote their wines and the Hunter Valley region.
The road trip is part of the New Generation Hunter Valley publicity campaign, which was initiated by six of the Hunter’s top young winemakers – David Hook of David Hook Wines, Andrew Thomas of Thomas Wines, Rhys Eather of Meerea Park, Nick Paterson of Mistletoe Wines, Mike De Iuliis of De Iuliis Wines, and Andrew Margan of Margan Family Wines.
Dubbed ‘Not Your Usual Caravan of Courage’, the travelling winemakers will embark on their journey from Melbourne on May 4, hitting the road en masse all the way up the coast to their final destination of Noosa, where they will be part of the line-up at the Audi Noose Food and Wine Festival on May 13-15.
On the way they will be stopping off at major coastal towns and cities such as Sydney, Newcastle, Coffs Harbour, Port Macquarie, Byron Bay, Gold Coast, and Brisbane, where they will host a series of wine tastings and dinners for both the trade and consumers.
Information on dates, event venues and ticket sales will be released shortly through the group’s Facebook fan page.
New Generation Hunter Valley winemakers (from left): David Hook, Andrew Thomas, Rhys Eather, Nick Patterson, Mike De Iulius and Andrew Margan.