Marks picks for April | Hughes & Hughes

Written by Mark Gordon

I met Jonny (founder of Mewstone Wines) many years ago when he was working with Moorilla. When you are standing in a bottleshop that is not heated in the middle of a Tasmanian Winter he was a welcome relief of energy and happiness to my day.

It was through those conversations he told me about his plans to create his own label with his brother in the deep South of Tasmania. The ideas and excitement were realised and we now have one of the most articulate winemakers in the country speaking to us through his Pinot Noir, Riesling, and the most ethereal Syrah.

It is of no surprise to me that Jonny has been nominated in this years ‘Young Gun Of Wine’ awards to be held in Melbourne in May.


My only concern is that his competition, are severely out gunned.


Which consequently brings me to my recommendations for what to drink this April: 

1) Hughes & Hughes 2017 Sauvignon Blanc

A sauvignon with zest and punch with underlying characteristics of green gage and passionfruit. 

2) Hughes & Hughes 2017 Riesling

Texture, complexity with florals and citruses bursting out - the residual sugar in the 2017 Riesling allows for upfront fruit expression which leads to a dry finish. 

3) Hughes & Hughes 2017 Pinot Noir

This wine is visually stunning with baby ruby hues. There is earthy elements of porcini and forest floor under tones along with hints of Chinese Five Spice, what we would call a superhero wine.

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