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Inductees Di Davidson and Bruce Tyrrell

Australian Grape & Wine honours Di Davidson AM and Bruce Tyrrell AM as Life Members of the Australian Wine Industry.

As a fourth-generation winemaker, Tyrrell first joined his family’s business full time in 1974 and has been a key industry figure ever since. Established in 1858, Tyrrell’s has the joint honour of being Australia’s second oldest continually owned and operated family winery. In 2006, Tyrrell was recognised for his contribution to the Australian wine community with an Order of Australia Medal. His contributions have included improving grape quality, research, tourism, and export opportunities. In 2009, he was named a Hunter Valley Living Legend at the Hunter Valley Wine Industry Awards.

Bruce & Chris Tyrrell

A New Vintage at Tyrrell’s

Quietly but deliberately, six weeks ago family patriarch Bruce Tyrrell [E.2.4a.10b.1c.2d] called aside son Chris [E.2.4a.10b.1c.2d.3e] and told him it was time to take the reins of what is the second-oldest continuously operated family winery in Australia.

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park

It is near 78 years since the morning of 6 August 1945 when the Allied Forces dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. It was devastation by a weapon of mass destruction.

Garth Hungerford Awarded!

Garth Hungerford (the son of our past patron, the Hon Barrie Hungerford) is a vital member of the Wagga community as a health advocate and advisor.
He was recently honoured with the Volunteer of the Year award at the 24th Annual NSW Health Awards.

Oscar Oberg [E.8.6a.4b.4c.2d.1e]

For Oscar, a country kid from Yass, NSW, who went to Shore on Sydney Harbour, a life back on the farm after graduating school in 2002 just wasn’t for him.

Instead, a five year degree in Business and Law at the University of Technology Sydney was where he wanted to be, although he admits at 18 years of age you don’t really know what you want to do.

Sir Walter Hungerford

Recently our American cousins put out a request for additional information about a painting of Sir Walter Hungerford that had been spotted in a Christie’s auction catalogue. The question was:
“Question for Lesley Abrahams or other heraldic experts. See the photos of the pertinent pages of a 2012 auction below. I see the Hungerford shield and scythes. I am aware that at least one English Hungerford was a falconer (but I can’t remember the name on the print I saw somewhere). Anyone know who this man may be? He is no doubt a Hungerford.”

Tyrrell’s can “cellarbrate” again!

Tyrrell’s Wines are thrilled to have again been named, for the second year in a row, the Best Large Cellar Door in the Hunter Valley in @gtwinemag’s 2022 Best Cellar Door Awards. Huge congratulations to our fantastic Cellar Door team for all of their hard work and dedication.