If you know anything about De Iuliis, you’ll know we’re all about making exceptional wines that everyone can enjoy. To stay true to this motto, we have various ranges incorporating different styles and price points, so you can easily find a wine that suits your tastes and budget. And because every bottle of De Iuliis wine promises to be packed full of good grapes and plenty of love and care, you’ll be in good hands no matter where you land.
The Estate Range
Our Estate Range wines are bottles that are ready to enjoy right now, no planning required. These modern takes on Hunter Valley classics are easy-drinking drops and perfect for a midweek pour. All the Estate Range wines are made with our signature state-of-the-art techniques and first-rate grapes, making them great value wines and a solid, dependable choice to always have on hand.
The line-up includes semillon, verdelho, chardonnay, rosé, shiraz, and cabernet sauvignon. Unfamiliar with verdelho? Then we highly recommend getting acquainted. Our take is fruit-driven, dry and full of rich, tropical characters of pineapple and passionfruit, making it an excellent accompaniment to your favourite spicy Asian food. For red lovers, the Estate Shiraz is as powerful as it is subtle, with a soft texture and flavours of ripe plums and blackberries. It’s a well-balanced wine sitting between medium and full bodied, perfect for a backyard barbecue.
The Single Vineyard Range
Our Single Vineyard wines are a great chance to dive deeper into the unique qualities of Hunter Valley terroir. We only produce these in stellar growing seasons, so you know you’re getting a true representation of a varietal in its prime. These bottles are produced in small quantities and make for an excellent choice if you’re wanting a wine worthy of a special occasion at an affordable price point.
Of our recent favourite Single Vineyard wines, the 2014 Aged Release Semillon is a definite stand out. Made using minimal intervention and cold-temperature fermentation in stainless steel, it’s a complex and balanced wine displaying subtle hints of toast and honey coupled with fresh lemon and lime characters, and one that will continue to improve for years to come.
Special Release Series
Think of our Special Release wines as where we really let our creative juices flow. They’re an opportunity to experiment and try new things; one-off, handcrafted wines that are unlikely to be repeated, so if something grabs your eye, best make it yours before you miss out. These wines are predominantly available from our winery, but there is a small amount allocated to the online shop.
A great example of a Special Release wine is the 2017 Nebbiolo. After a long fascination with this northern Italian varietal, we decided to attempt our own version of the classic with an Australian spin. Aromas of rose petal, earth and tar are lifted with a hint of truffles, and the palate is long with hallmark nebbiolo tannins on the finish. A true food wine, it’s screaming to be paired with pasta or braised meats.
Limited Release Collection
These wines are the cream of the crop; the award winners and cellar stars. Each bottle is handcrafted and individually numbered, with less than 250 cases of each wine produced. They’re iconic Hunter Valley wines showcasing the best fruit from the most exceptional vintages.
Limited Release highlights include our 2005 Charlie Shiraz – named for Mike’s grandfather, a passionate red drinker – which was made from old vines using traditional methods, and the 2018 Limited Release Chardonnay, produced by blending some of our best barrels to achieve an elegant, complex wine.
So, what range jumps out to you? Head to our online shop to browse the current vintages.