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Rothbury Estate

The winery is located in Pokolbin in the Hunter Valley in the state of New South Wales in Australia. It was founded in 1968 by the well-known Australian winemaker and wine journalist Len Evans (1930-2006), who two years later opened a state-of-the-art winery. Especially the long-lasting Sémillon established the good reputation and success of the winery. Subsequently, the wineries Bailey's, St. Huberts and Saltram were taken over. Due to long periods of drought and the resulting low yields, the winery got into financial difficulties. In 1995, despite bitter resistance from Evans, Rothbury Estate was taken over by Mildara Blass in a hostile takeover by Mildara Blass, to which Len Evans withdrew. Mildara Blass was then taken over by the beverage multinational Foster's in 1996. In May 2011, Foster's outsourced all wine activities to its own listed company, Treasury Wine Estates, which now includes Rothbury. The vineyards cover around 300 hectares in the Hunter Valley, Cowra, Mudgee and Orange areas. The varieties used are Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Sémillon, Shiraz and Verdelho. Cellar master is Neil McGuigan.

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