- Reply by duncan 906, Jun 11, 2013.
I do not but I am sure somebody on here does
- Reply by EMark, Jun 11, 2013.
Welcome to Snooth, Miriam. I, too, am unfamiliar with this wine, and an internet search was not productive at all. Presumably, you'd already done that. With luck, there is somebody out there who is familiar with Australian wines who can jump in here.
If you allow me to speculate, first of all, the fact that I could find no internet presence for this wine indicates to me that its value is modest.
More than likely, your wine was produced from Syrah grapes. I have two reasons for making that judgement: (1) Syrah is a very popular grape in Australia where it is more commonly called Shiraz and (2) the fact that they appropriated the name Hermitage, which is a region in France where the most commonly used red wine grape is Syrah.
If your wine has been stored well, it should be drinkable. If not, well, you have some pretty vinegar that you can use for cooking.
I hope somebody can come on here and give you some better information Miriam.
- Reply by Argovino, Jun 11, 2013.
The winery got new owners in 2001 and changed its name to Beelgara Estate; it's now one of the biggest in Australia. In the past it was known for whites and ports as well as reds. You can read more about it here and here. The Mt. Bingar wines from the late 1980s were priced around 5 to 7 Australian dollars, or about $10-14 in today's money.
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