About The Wine
Winemaker Jonny Hughes is really spreading his wings.
This is about as experimental a red as you will find in Tasmania at the moment. The Solstice is a unique blend of Dornfelder, Merlot, Baco Noir and Chardonnay. Dornfelder is an unusual German variety scarcely seen in Australia. It was created essentially in a lab in 1955 as a variety to add insane levels of colour and tannin to a red wine. This forms the base of the blend.
It's a strange and interesting thing to drink, and it's also made without any preservatives.
A sulphur-free, freaky blend from one of Tasmania's most interesting producers. Check it out if you're feeling like something a little different.
Mewstone Wines is a joint venture between Jonny and Matt Hughes, two Tasmanian born wine-heads, and their respective wives Margie and Cathie.
The two families have invested in a small plot of land on the banks of the D’Entrecasteaux Channel in the charmingly named locality of Flowerpot, on the south-eastern tip of Tasmania. Matt works the grapes, Jonny makes the wines, taking what he learnt from seven years as assistant winemaker at Moorilla and re-imagining it for his own label.
The Hughes & Hughes wines offer some of the best value to be found in Tasmania at the moment, and the Mewstone premium range focuses on exceptional single-vineyard wines made in a style that Jonny wants to drink. James Halliday called them, "an utterly exceptional wine producer". Keep an eye on this ambitious pair as their star continues to rise.