[ABOUT] Meerea Park is family owned Hunter Valley winery that launched in 1991. We handcraft our wines using fruit grown on some of the Hunter Valley's best vineyard sites that have a track record for producing the best possible grapes in both good and not so good vintages.
We are Hunter Valley "terroirists"; specializing in individual vineyard Semillon, Chardonnay and Shiraz, sourced from unique vineyard sites, each being quite different, the wines expressing clearly where they are from. We also make classic Hunter Valley wines from the French varieties, Marsanne, Roussanne, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon.
[WINEMAKER] Rhys Eather is a Roseworthy (Adelaide University) graduate in Wine Science and has gained international winemaking experience in France and Italy. Spending the 1998 vintage at M. Chapoutier in the Rhone Valley gave Rhys the experience and insight required to craft top quality Rhone styled wines, which he openly admits as to having a great passion for. Rhys has also completed two vintages in Italy (Puglia and Piedmonte) rounding out his international winemaking experience.
Meerea Park, while taking a modern approach to winemaking, can trace our winemaking roots in the Hunter Valley back to the 1850's when Alexander Munro, our great-great-grandfather established the 'Bebeah' vineyard at Singleton and was at one stage the largest and most successful winemaker in New South Wales. During his winemaking career he amassed over 2000 awards at wine shows around the world.
[AWARDS] Meerea Park has established a reputation over the last decade as one of the leading hunter valley wineries winning at least one Gold medal at every Hunter Valley wine show from 2002 - 2014, a feat only enjoyed by a handful of the Hunter Valley's best producers.
We are also a TOP 100 Australian Winery rated by James Halliday and hold the prestigious 5 Red Star and Red Name Rating in the James Halliday Wine Companion.
Wine show success has been enjoyed at a national and international level and we have received a multitude of accolades emphasizing high quality and exceptional value for money for our range of wines.
James Halliday—2023 Australian Wine Companion “It hardly need to be said that the quality of the wines, especially with five years cellaring, is outstanding”.
Huon Hooke—The Real Review 5th July 2021 “The Eather family of Hunter Valley winery Meerea Park has been in Australia for 231 years, 195 years in the Hunter. OK, it’s nothing compared to the 30,000 years of the Wonnarua, but it’s a long time for white people”. “To celebrate the milestone, the Eather brothers staged a bold benchmarking tasting of chardonnay, shiraz and semillon from around the world. Their wines stood up superbly”.
Max Allen—Australian Financial Review 20th May 2021 “I have been following the Eather brothers’ wines almost since the beginning, and despite the fact Rhys has worked for big wineries in Europe and has introduced many modern (by Hunter standards) innovations, such as blending a little of the white grape into shiraz, I find that Meerea Park’s top wines – especially with some bottle age – are classic expressions of the traditional regional style.”
Rob Geddes MW—Australian Wine Vintages (Gold Book) 2016 “Meerea Park in the Hunter Valley’s Pokolbin area is a small producer with a talented winemaker making great wines especially local Shiraz and Semillon. There is serious quality at the top end here”.
The Future Makers—Max Allen (Australian wines for the 21st century) "Meerea Park have gone further than perhaps anyone in making the most of the region's old vineyards, and turning them into ultra-traditional Hunter wine styles."
[OPENING HOURS] Our cellar door provides wine tasting experiences 7 Days A Week, operating between 10am and 5pm Monday to Saturday and 10am to 4pm Sundays. We are closed Christmas day and Good Friday, as well as Concert Days at Roche Estate.
[BOOKINGS] Can be made online for up to 12 guests (see Open Table portal on RHS). Please call us on (02) 49987474 or email email@example.com if you are unable to make an on-line booking or have special requests outside the online parameters.