Piggs peake is a very interesting little winery. Since winemaker Steve Langham took the reins in 2003 it has rapidly become known as one of the wineries to watch in Australia.

Huon Hooke describes it as “one of the most talked about young boutiques in the Hunter” and for good reason with fellow reviewers like Franz Scheurer and James Halliday ranking wines like Semillon, Cabernet Merlot and Zinfandel in the top few that Australia produces.

The reason for the rapid success is a combination of vineyard selection followed by a fresh, non traditional look at winemaking practices. Typically, Piggs uses old vineyards with proven track records from regions around Australia ideally suited to the varietals selected. We select the best produce available to create the best wines possible.

The current range is intriguing. The level of imagination and non-conformity makes piggs peake quite special.

The classics are still there and are done brilliantly, but if you really want to see something out of the box you need to get up to the cellar door and spend some time with Steve. It is the sheer uniqueness that sets piggs peake apart from the rest.

Increasingly, the wines are being allocated pre-bottling and so to get the best of what is produced you really do need to be on the distribution list and become one of the Lucky Swines.

The New Release Nights, held in June each year, are fast becoming one of the highlights of the Hunter calendar, with around one thousand people coming up to the Release Nights to dine on whole roasted pigs, duck sausages, grain fed rumps, king prawns and oysters while enjoying Dr Goodvibe and trying the new wines.