Meerea Park was established with our first vintage release in 1991, and now celebrating 26 years in 2017.
‘Meerea’ was a 1826 land-grant to the 2nd fleet arrival Eather family, at the mid-Hunter hamlet of Bulga. In the early years ‘Meerea’ was a pastoral and mixed farming endeavor, including table grapes until Chardonnay wine grapes were introduced in 1989.
Rhys Eather, a Roseworthy Agricultural College graduate in Oenology is the winemaker and an owner, and has been responsible for the winemaking since 1991. Rhys has worked several vintages overseas in France and Italy, as well as being contract winemaker to several well known Hunter Valley labels.
Meerea Park specializes in individual vineyard Hunter Valley Semillon and Shiraz, but also makes Chardonnay as well as a selection of Hunter Valley grown alternative varieties. Hunter Valley Semillon and Shiraz is blended with wines from emerging New South Wales wine regions, referred to as the Vintner range.
We are currently rated a Top 100 Australian Winery by renowned wine critic James Halliday and have won over 500 wine show medals at Australian and International wine shows.