Australia’s Dean Hewitson Talks Old Garden Wine on LIVE’s The Taste

Thursday, September 21, 2017


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Dean Hewitson

Dean Hewitson, Chief Wine Maker the Australian Hewitson Winery joined The Taste. Hewitson is in Rhode Island for the Newport Wine & Food Festival.

Hewitson and his family run the winery situated in Barossa Valley caring for and cultivating some of the oldest vines in the world.

Dean who's winery is featured at the Newport Wine & Food Festival and will be offering tastings this Saturday and Sunday at the Grand Tasting tent. He shared with us the news that they are now taking pre-orders to introduce the Old Garden a wine coming from 164-year-old vines in the vineyard.


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