Hewitson Press Reviews

Recent scores and reviews for Hewitson:


2012 Baby Bush Mourvèdre: “92 points…richly earthy and spicy…” – Huon Hooke. April 2014.

2012 Baby Bush Mourvedre: “92 points… medium bodied, long flavoured…” – Ralph Kyte-Powell, The Age Epicure. March 2014.

2013 LuLu Sauvignon Blanc: “93 points… aromas and flavours in spades…” – James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion. April 2014.

2012 Miss Harry: “92 points… Cherries on train tracks…” – Gary Walsh, The Wine Front. April 2014.

2012 Private Cellar White: “92+ points… I like what it’s about. Will improve with bottle age…” – Gary Walsh, The Wine Front. December 2013.


Hewitson 2010 Old Garden Mourvèdre

“This ancient vineyard (planted in 1853) is a source of profound and distinctive wine that delivered handsomely in 2010. There’s an unmistakably sanguine edge to this: meaty and earthy, darkblue fruits and a wealth of black, graphite-like terroir character. The palate scoops deep and even, really soulful dense tannins with dark berry, dark spice and earthy, meaty flavours all rolling through, not aggressive, just menacingly long and purposeful wine here.”

96 points, Nick Stock, The Good Wine Guide 2013.


Hewitson 2010 Baby Bush Mourvèdre

“There’s lovely depth and mellow appeal in this young-vine mourvedre, which shows black cherry, savoury sanguine earthy notes and a little peppery chocolate too. The palate delivers liquorice and plum flavour, deep yet elegant; fine tannins really perform evenly. Great value here.”

93 points, Nick Stock, The Good Wine Guide 2013.


Read this great article by Campbell Mattinson in The Wine Front:

“…winemakers are asking whether this unassuming and unrewarded grape finally deserves its moment in the sun. It certainly is in the case with Dean Hewitson and his classic Hewitson Old Garden Mourvedre – a breakthrough wine for this grape.”




Please click on the links below for Hewitson’s 2012 press reviews

International Press release 2012 Miss Harry and 2012 Baby Bush