Our History

48[1]Meerea Park is owned by Rhys and Garth Eather and we handcraft our wines using fruit grown on some of the Hunter Valley’s oldest and best vineyard sites.

We are Hunter Valley “terroirists”; specializing in individual vineyard Semillon and Shiraz, sourced from unique vineyard sites, each being quite different, the wines expressing clearly where they are from.

We seek out the oldest vineyards on the best soils that we can for our Shiraz and Semillon that have a track record for producing the best possible fruit in both good and not so good vintages.

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.47[1]

All of our labels bear the image of an ornate drinking fountain and gas street lamp that Alexander Munro commissioned, had made in Scotland and then shipped to Singleton in the Hunter Valley. When he retired as Singleton’s first mayor he gave it to the municipality where it was erected in George Street adjacent the Caledonian Hotel which he owned.

Meerea Park has established a reputation over the last decade as one of the leading wine producers in the Hunter Valley winning at least one Gold medal at every Hunter Valley wine show since 2002, a feat only enjoyed by a handful of Hunter Valley producers.

We have also enjoyed consistent wine show success at national and international level and received a multitude of accolades emphasizing high quality and exceptional value for money for our range of wines

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