Writer's Block/Noonji Estate

New South Wales | Hunter Valley

Our Review

Self-described wine tragics Peter and Barbara Jensen chose to leave Sydney to pursue their dream of owning a small vineyard in an idyllic setting in the Hunter Valley. In 2004 they found a block of 40-year-old vines and began the long task of completely rejuvenating the vineyard, securing the services of Nick Paterson (Chateau Pâto) as contract winemaker. The 2.5ha of chardonnay included in the plantings are among the oldest in the Hunter Valley. Drew Gibson acquired Noonji Estate several years ago, but still sells and stocks Noonji Estate-labelled wines, while introducing Writer's Block in '11. -JAMES HALLIDAY


Winemaker Nick Paterson
Region Hunter Valley
Address 386 Wilderness Road, Lovedale, NSW 2321
Established 2004
Dozens 250
Vineyards (area) 5.5 ha
Opening Hours W'ends & public hols 10-4, Mon-Fri by appt
Telephone (02) 4998 6965