KV wines are made to be an authentic reflection of the place the grapes are grown. Far from being an "international" style, they faithfully express their local terroir. Our wines are well-suited to modern cuisine, with dry rosés, fruit-driven whites and unique premium reds. We have a very small vineyard and winery, only making limited quantities. Being small we grow grapes, make wine, bottle, label and pack it all on our Vineyard. - Desmond Young, winegrower and winemaker.
Buying KV wines
Visit our online cellar door, come directly to our vineyard, or try and buy at selected restaurants and bottleshops in the Hunter Valley area. Our Pioneer Series wines (made from the best vintages) are only available to our wine club members, mailing list members, and a select few restaurants in the Hunter Valley.
The range of KV wines
We have two ranges of "KV" wines : Vins Familial (the classic Hunter Valley varieties of Semillon, Verdelho, Chardonnay, Merlot and Shiraz), and Vins des Pionnières (our limited premium Pioneer Series from the best vintages).
We specialise in Rosés, being inspired by great rosés from Southern France, and for 2013 we have added a fuller-bodied Cabernet Rosé to our popular light Merlot Rosé. For 2014 we are making a full-on Shiraz Rosé as well. We make all our wines in a contemporary style, fermenting cool, emphasising the fruit, with a dry and savoury character. Find out more on our KV Wines page.
The source of KV wines
Our wines are primarily from our own grapes, augmented with some grapes from neighbours. Our Belford semillon block was planted in the 1960s and our Pokolbin blocks were planted in 1990 and 2000. To meet our passion for blended wines we use the following varieties: Barbera, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Semillon, Shiraz, Tempranillo, and Verdelho. Find out more on our KV Vines page.
While Kurrajong Vineyard cottages and B&B suite were amongst the first on Hermitage Road, with mixed feelings we have closed our accommodation to concentrate on our vineyard and KV wines. Many heartfelt thanks to all those who stayed with us over the years and gave us some fond memories.