John Wallace Wines – Hunter Valley NSW

Respected Hunter Valley wine-making local, Richard John Wallace Done, has been helping produce some of the region’s best wines for the past 15 years; Scarborough Wines, Thomas Wines, Hunter’s Dream Estate, and Bimbadgen Estate, to name a few.

Says Different Drop, “John Wallace joins the growing ranks of labels putting new energy into the Hunter Valley. The wines are focused on freshness, vitality and drinkability and are sure to be included amongst the region’s cult producers.” 

Richard – and his new winery – was affectionately named after his two grandfathers, John and Wallace. With a master’s degree in Wine Science and Viticulture, Richard has also been nominated for the Hunter Valley Rising Star award and the prestigious Young Gun of Wine award. 

So, what can we expect from the man who’s been guided by some of the best winemakers in the country? “My Wines offer a relaxed yet upbeat flow of freshness. I invite you to enjoy them, peel back a few layers, but not take it too seriously… just enjoy, reach for another bottle and have fun with it.”

The story has just begun, and we’re excited to see how it will unfold. For now, with releases so fresh, vibrant, approachable and modern, John Wallace Wines are forging a quality reputation for a very good reason. And they’re all yours to discover.

92 Points, 2021 JuJu Red

Mike Bennie, The Wine Front

“That ripper purple Hunter red colour, nice one. Smells like blackcurrant pastille, mulberry, white pepper, brambly black currants. Yes thanks. Glossy texture, slick tannins, medium weight, that sense of ‘purple’ juicy fruit, a fine cinch of tannin to close. Really pure feeling, sleek and kinda gorgeous.”

93 Points, Sisters Chardonnay 2021

Q Wine Reviews

“Layers of pleasure reach out and build interest. Ripples of caramel, burnt fig and barbecued peach shimmer. It just goes on. A faint dab of lime, some nuttiness, the soft oak has me hooked. I sat on this for a while and just wouldn’t let go. A most impressive Chardonnay now, a couple of years bottle age will only enhance its presence. Drink to eight years.”