Ryan's Reserve Collection
This month we celebrate the ‘New Release’ Ryan’s Reserve Collection. We are showcasing these wines in a featured tasting and special offer at cellar door throughout the month of March.
The Saddler’s Creek Ryan’s Reserve Collection are hand crafted wines under the tutelage of the Hunter Valley’s Living Legend, winemaker, Phil Ryan.
We at Saddler’s Creek Wines value Phil’s contribution and are honored to salute our long established relationship with him through our
Ryan’s Reserve Collection.
Saddler’s Creek Wines signature style, is prominent in the “Ryan’s Reserve” Collection reflecting the terroir of the fruit and the expertise and collaboration of our winemakers. Ryan’s Reserve are hand crafted premium wines. Offered in small batches limited to just 125 cases of each varietal.
Hunter Valley Living Legend - Phil Ryan
50+ years Winemaking experience – 3 Championships, 166 Trophies, 616 Gold medals,
672 silver medals & 1537 bronze medals
Phil Ryan is a respected international wine show judge since the early 1980’s and was recognised for his contribution to the NSW wine industry in 2006, when he was awarded the prestigious Graham Gregory Trophy. Then, in 2009 he was presented with the honorary ‘Hunter Valley Living Legend Award’ for his contribution and achievements within the wine industry. He now acts as Chairman of the Legends sub committee of the Hunter Valley Wine and Tourism Association, whose role is to identify and select future Legend contenders.
Since the mid 1990’s, Phil has worked closely, not only as our neighbour, but an advisor to the team, providing a well respected second opinion on our wines and winemaking style.
After retirement as Chief Winemaker from Mt Pleasant in 2011, Phil began a consulting role with Saddler’s Creek Wine collaborating with our head winemaker Brett Woodward. With Phil’s extensive knowledge of Saddler’s winemaking style and in wanting to pay homage to his achievements and our long term relationship, we created the Ryan’s Reserve Collection with the first vintage made in 2012.
Saddler’s Creek Wines specialise in premium quality wine crafted for longevity. These wines are a testament to the successful and ongoing collaboration of our winemakers.
Ryan’s Reserve collection
Hand crafted wines under the tutelage of the Hunter Valley’s Living Legend, winemaker, Phil Ryan.
Ryan’s Reserve acknowledges a winemaker who has achieved Legend status within the Australian Wine Industry and continues to inspire the Saddler’s Creek winemakers.
Phil Ryan received the 2006 NSW State Government Award for outstanding contributions to the NSW Wine Industry. Then in 2009, he was honoured by his Hunter Valley Industry peers as “Hunter Valley Living Legend”.