‘Bebeah’ was Alexander Munro’s winery and label and operated from the mid 1800s to the early 1900s. We have revived the brand and will release a 2014 Shiraz and 2015 Semillon in early September. These two wines will only be available to wine club members and not the general public. Production of each wine is only 300 six bottle cases and feature a retro label. After searching every possible avenue, we couldn’t find an old label copy and have had our graphic designer come up with the style pictured below. The crest symbolises four facets of his life, the sailing ship for his voyage to Australia in 1830, the convict arrow, a bunch of grapes for his winemaking life and the Munro clan Eagle for his Scottish heritage.
The 2005 ‘Alexander Munro’ Semillon—Aged Release has taken out the Winewise Small Vigneron Awards ‘BEST SEMILLON’ Trophy. Unfortunately this wine is sold out but will reward those lucky to have a few bottles in their cellar.
Meerea Park was established with our first vintage release in 1991, and now celebrating 25 years in 2016.
An 1826 land-grant to the Eather family at the mid-Hunter hamlet of Bulga was a pastoral and mixed farming endeavor, including table grapes until Chardonnay wine grapes were introduced in 1989.
Rhys Eather, a Roseworthy Agricultural College graduate in Oenology is the winemaker and an owner, and has been responsible for the winemaking since 1991. Rhys has worked several vintages overseas in France and Italy.
Meerea Park specializes in individual vineyard Hunter Valley Semillon and Shiraz, but also makes Chardonnay as well as a selection of Hunter Valley grown alternative varieties. Hunter Valley Semillon and Shiraz is blended with wines from emerging New South Wales wine regions, referred to as the Vintner range.
We are currently rated a Top 100 Australian Winery by renowned wine critic James Halliday and have won just under 500 wine show medals at Australian and International wine shows.