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Coal Seam Gas mining in the Hunter Valley 2nd May 2011

Much has been discussed in the Hunter Valley of late regarding the issue of Coal Seam Gas mining, culminating in the recent 60 Minutes story on the issue of hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking". And only last night, SBS screened "Gasland", an American documentary on gas mining and the potentially disasterous effects of fracking. We can not afford to let the Hunter Valley, one of Australia's premier wine regions, suffer the same fate and we urge all wine drinkers to support our call to the NSW Government for action.

Click here to see the "Gasland" trailer



Vintage report 2011 29th April 2011

With all of the flooding around Australia of recent times, it's hardly a surprise to say that the start of the 2011 vintage was wet. However, it was very wet.

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201 SSB awarded at Cowra Wine Show
3rd September 2010

201 Proprietor Barbara Smith is proud to announce that 201 has picked up another bronze medal, this time for it's 2010 Semillon Sauvignon Blanc at the Cowra Wine Show.

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201 SSB new in 2010
15th July 2010

To meet the popular demand of Sauvignon Blanc drinkers, 201 has today released it's newest wine, the 2010 SSB. It is made from a blend of 60% estate-grown Semillon and 40% Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc.

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Vintage report 2010
30th April 2010

The 2010 vintage in the Hunter Valley has been a challenging yet rewarding one given we harvested our Durif for the first time in 5 years.

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201 releases new range of gift baskets
10th April 2010

Following on from the recent release of it's 2009 Chambourcin, 201 Proprietor Geoff Schippers announced today that they now also offer a range of gift baskets featuring 201 wines.

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201 wins award in inaugural vintage
9th March 2010

In it's very first vintage, 201 has been awarded a bronze medal for it's 2009 Semillon at the 2010 Macquarie Bank Sydney Royal Wine Show.

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201 adds new wine to it's portfolio
8th March 2010

201 today welcomed the addition of a third wine to it's range today, the 2009 Chambourcin. From the same parcel of grapes that produced our Sparkling Chambourcin, it is an medium-bodied style ideally ready for drinking now.

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201 Sparkling Chambourcin comes with a resealable "cork"
1st December 2009

Rather than using traditional cork or crown seals, 201 is excited to be bottling our 2009 Sparkling Chambourcin using a brand new Australian innovative - the Zork SPK closure.

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201 releases 2009 Sparkling Chambourcin
1st December 2009

Following on from the vineyard's first release earlier this year, 201 today announced the release of it's first red wine - the 2009 Sparkling Chambourcin. With growing the popularity of sparkling reds, this wine has savoury notes which perfectly suit the summer barbecue scene.

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201 approved to build tourist accommodation
10th November 2009

201 has received DA approval from Cessnock Council to build a new 2 bedroom dwelling for holiday lettings. Due for completion in late 2010, it will provide tourists with modern self-contained accommodation sleeping up to 6 adults. Overlooking the dam on our 20 acre vineyard, it will feature a large deck looking out to the Brokenback Ranges.