Catherine Vale WinesAt Catherine Vale we grow the iconic Hunter Varieties: Semillon, Chardonnay and Verdelho. Original planting of 8 acres in 1993 included Semillon and Chardonnay. Verdelho was grafted onto existing Semillon vines in 2002.
The connection to Italy and the Piedmont grape growing region of Italy began with the planting of Barbera and Dolcetto in 1998. Catherine Vale remains the Hunter Valleys only grower of Dolcetto to this date. As the name implies, it is a beautiful place located in Wollombi Valley within a river valley, remembering the assertiveness of Catherine Lyndsay Hayden, Bill’s Aunt. The property is spectacularly located in the lee of the Hunter Range and borders Yengo National Park which forms the backdrop of the Cellar door. One hundred and eighty degree views including “Yellow Rock” impress most visitors to Catherine Vale. This outlook will give you an instant emotional attachment to the environment, and is why we call it our beautiful spot.