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Ryan’s Reserve Collection

Ryans Reserve

An end of an era

 

This month we’re featuring the last release of the Ryan’s Reserve Collection and marking the end of an era. Saddler’s Creek winemakers have enjoyed a decade-long collaboration with Hunter Valley Living Legend Phil Ryan, who has now retired and moved on from the Ryan’s Estate.

The Ryan’s Reserve Collection is handcrafted in small batch and displays the unique terroir of the Hunter Valley and it’s hero varieties. These are wines of outstanding quality and are synonymous with the Saddler’s Creek signature style.

Crafted for longevity to savour with confidence. This is your final opportunity to secure these exceptional, limited-release wines, which no good cellar is complete without.To celebrate the partnership and showcase these exceptional wines, we have two food and wine experience for you to experience;


Winemaker’s Table Lunch – Saturday 9th March
Ryan’s Reserve Tasting Flight – Daily throughout February

Winemaker’s Table Lunch – Saturday 9th March

 

Saddler’s Creek Wines’ annual Winemaker’s Table Lunch showcases the Hunter Valley’s regional varieties. This year, our special guest winemaker Phil Ryan features the last of the Ryan’s Reserve wines and marks the end of an era for this collection.

Enjoy a four-course lunch prepared by renowned Hunter Valley Chef Matt Dillow. Set in our winery, enjoy fabulous food, wine, and winemaking stories from a true Hunter Valley Living Legend.

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First course

Fresh prawns, blue swimmer crab, avocado salsa timbal

2022 Ryan’s Reserve ‘Sylvia’ Semillon | 2022 Ryan’s Reserve ‘Stephanie’ Chardonnay

Second course

Confit duck and wild mushroom risotto

2022 Ryan’s Reserve ‘Vanessa’ Shiraz | 2021 Ryan’s Reserve ‘Vanessa’ Shiraz

Third course

Lamp backstrap, kipfler, asparagus, fetta, sun-dried tomato salsa

2022 Ryan’s Reserve Cabernet Shiraz | 2018 Ryan’s Reserve Cabernet Shiraz

Fourth course

Chocolate muscat and almond fudge cake with salted caramel sauce

NV Saddler’s Muscat

Tickets: $155 / $145 Club Equus Members

Includes; Sparkling on arrival, Four Course lunch, Matching Saddler’s Creek wines

Don’t miss out on the final opportunity to secure the last of the Ryan’s Reserve Collection.

Hunter Valley Wine Tasting

Ryan’s Reserve Tasting Flight

DAILY IN FEBRUARY

Throughout February at Saddler’s Creek Wines, we honour a decade-long collaboration and mark the end of an era of the Ryan’s Reserve collection.

What your Tasting Flight includes:

Sparkling on arrival

Six wines from the Ryan’s Reserve Collection are presented across three brackets to compare and enjoy

Light morsels from local Hunter Valley producer to accompany each bracket and complement the wine

Tasting Flight

First Bracket

2022 Ryan’s Reserve ‘Sylvia’ Semillon paired with Binnorie Dairy Chevré & Dill
2022 Ryan’s Reserve ‘Stephanie’ Chardonnay paired with Binnorie Dairy Triple Cream Brie

Second Bracket

2022 Ryan’s Reserve ‘Vanessa’ Shiraz paired with Binnorie Dairy Grana Padano
2021 Ryan’s Reserve ‘Vanessa’ Shiraz paired with Binnorie Dairy Country Terrine

Third Bracket

2020 Ryan’s Reserve Cabernet Shiraz paired with Binnorie Dairy Vintage Cheddar
2021 Ryan’s Reserve Cabernet Shiraz paired with Binnorie Dairy Smoked Hungarian Salami

TICKETS: $15 Club Equus Member | $30 per person

DATE: Daily sessions throughout February

SESSION TIME: 7 Days 10am – 3pm

Please allow minimum 1hr for this experience

Ryan’s Reserve 

The Collection

Wine

2022
Ryan’s Reserve ‘Sylvia’ Semillon

Phil Ryan has built a reputation for making trophy winning Semillon throughout his career. This outstanding Semillon was named after Phil’s wife Sylvia. His passion and skill for this varietal are displayed in this wine showing exceptional flavour and acid, a style that has become world-renowned.

Ryans Reserve

2022
Ryan’s Reserve ‘Stephanie’
Chardonnay

An elegant and rich wine, expressing ripe melon and juicy peach flavours. Well balanced acidity with a creamy oak mouthfeel. Named after Phil’s youngest daughter Stephanie. Matured in French oak for 9 months lees stirring to give texture, finesse and complexity.

2022
Ryan’s Reserve ‘Vanessa’
Shiraz

The last vintage of Shiraz, produced from the Ryan’s Estate in Pokolbin.
Intensely rich with concentrated fruit flavours and lingering finish. A beautiful example of Hunter Valley Shiraz produced from an exceptional vintage. This wine will continue to evolve with cellaring.

2021
Ryan’s Reserve ‘Vanessa’ Shiraz

This 2 acre, old vine block from the Ryan’s Estate produces Shiraz of incredibly concentrated fruit flavour. Planted in 1990 and named after Phil’s oldest daughter Vanessa.
The vibrant purple grapes produce an intensely rich yet elegant medium bodied Shiraz.

Ryans Reserve

2020
Ryan’s Reserve ‘Cellar Release’ Cabernet Shiraz

This classic Australian blend is for lovers of big gutsy reds. Produced from premium quality fruit sourced from the renowned growing region of Langhorne Creek in South Australia. Crafted for longevity, knowing this wine with time and patience will evolve and mature beautifully.

Wine

2018
Ryan’s Reserve ‘Cellar Release’ Cabernet Shiraz

After being carefully cellared for six years, this wine is becoming increasingly complex and refined. The tannins are beginning to soften, making the wine richer yet smoother. These two noble varieties create perfect harmony and produce an opulent and richly flavoured wine.