‘White Shiraz’ in New South Wales: The History and Mystery of the Hunter Valley’s Trebbiano Plantings, Their Source, and Their Misidentification

This research paper addresses the remarkable apparent discovery revealed by Julie McIntyre and John Germov in their recently published book Hunter Wine: A History[i], viz.: that a vine named 'Shiraz' was in New South Wales by 1823 and that it was the source of the first plantings of Syrah (Shiraz / Hermitage / Red Hermitage) in the Hunter Valley.