The Hunter Valley will soon be home to a new drop, with Emma’s Cottage launching its Alter Wines range later this month.
The Lovedale boutique winery that spans 12 hectares and includes its own fully-licensed cellar door, 40-seat café, commercial kitchen and accommodation, will soon add its own label to its list of features.
The range will include seven types of wines, all synonymous with the Hunter Valley.
Created by award-winning Bimbadgen winemaker, Richard Done, the Alter range is the product of 12 months planning.
“We have been wanting to diversify our wine offering to enable us to showcase a modern interpretation of popular Hunter Valley grapes, with the range including a Sparkling, Blanc de Blancs, Semillon, Chardonnay, Rose, Pinot and Shiraz,” he said.
Alter Wines’ label has been created by Australian fabric and wallpaper designer, Annie Coop.
Coop’s fabrics are sold to interior designers and furniture makers around the world, with a reputation of promising vibrant colour and bold linework.
Emma’s Cottage estate coordinator Meg Adams said the venue still had some other projects in the pipeline.
“The new range of Alter wines will complement our accommodation, newly refurbished cellar door and gift store,” she excpained.
“We also have plans underway to expand our cellar door to include a function space catering for up to 80 people, so it will be the perfect venue for intimate weddings, casual celebrations or larger events.”
Alter Wines are due for release in early December.
The launch of the new range follows a series of recent announcements by the Bimbadgen brand which continues to grow in the region.
Last month the popular Pokolbin estate announced the rebranding of its local, homegrown range, The Growers Range.
Recently, it welcomed a new wine experiences, sales and distribution manager to the fold – Patrick Haddock – already a well-respected name in the industry.
Mulpha Australia’s portfolio includes InterContinental Hayman Island Resort, Intercontinental Hotel Sydney, Sanctuary Cove Resort and Bimbadgen winery.
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