Hunter Icons: Tyrrell’s purchases historic vineyard

The Tyrrell family has acquired the 32.4 hectare Stevens Glen Oak Vineyard from Neil and Bernadette Stevens, with vine plantings that date back to 1911. The Tyrrell and Stevens families have worked closely together since the 1940s when Tyrrells ‘Uncle Dan’ loaned Neil Stevens’ grandfather Albert the money to purchase the property located on Marrowbone Road, Pokolbin. In 1992, Bruce Tyrrell sealed a deal over a handshake with Neil Stevens and his father George, to buy grapes from the Stevens vineyard. Since this agreement Tyrrell’s Stevens Semillon and Stevens Shiraz have amassed a staggering five Wine of Provenance awards, 50 trophies and 445 medals.

A pioneer of the region, fifth generation Bruce Tyrrell said, “This purchase continues to demonstrate our commitment to the Hunter Valley and ensures that ownership of the region’s greatest vineyard assets remains with the original Hunter Valley wine families.”
This now takes the Tyrrell family’s landholdings in the Hunter Valley to
645 hectares.

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