Wine cellaring tips with St Hugo's Peter Munro


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Cellaring wine and seeing for yourself how its flavours evolve is one of the most exciting aspects of wine appreciation.

But it can be intimidating, and there’s some fundamentals you need to know to ensure you get the best results.

In this episode of the show, St Hugo chief winemaker Peter Munro gives you some of those pointers, like how to choose age-worthy wines, store them correctly, and identify drinking windows for optimal consumption.

With more than 20 years of winemaking experience, Peter’s career has spanned some of the world’s most prominent wine regions. Coonawarra and the Barossa obviously, but also Tasmania, Hawke’s Bay in NZ, and the Napa Valley in California.

St Hugo Cabernet is a mainstay of many Australian cellars. A longstanding fixture in the Langton's Classification of Australian Fine Wine, it is built to age for a minimum of ten to 15 years, and the better vintages will last considerably longer.

And now, perfectly timed for Christmas gifting and festivities – you can get your hands on some of the most outstanding back vintages of St Hugo Cabernet, which have been hand selected after rigorous tasting and review by Peter.

Currently available in St Hugo’s Fine and Rare Collection are St Hugo Cabernet 1998, 2004, 2007, 2010 and 2012.

There’s also some magnums, double magnums and six litre imperials available of some of these wines.

You can purchase them direct from St Hugo’s online cellar door at

This is a special episode of the Drinks Adventures podcast, produced with the support of St Hugo.

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