about us

Savannah Estate is named after the grand daughter of Ian and Shirley Peterson, and daughter of Judy and Colin Peterson; of the renowned wine making family. The Petersons family have been in the wine industry since the success of the very successful Petersons Family Wines (established 1982) and also the major shareholders of Peterson House sparkling wines.

Savannah continues a Peterson Family tradition with the establishment of her very own winery. We hope that with this achievement she will continue with the wine industry heritage her grandfather started.


From the Winery: Michael Hudson

In May 1992, at the tender age of 18, Michael started working in the wine industry.

Michael was initially employed with Petersons Wines with a 12 month viticulture traineeship and stayed on for 4 and a half years working vintage in the winery. Michael has been mentored by the legendary Gary Reed (Petersons Wines Winemaker) and he also held the mantle of Quality Control Officer for Hunter Valley Wine Contractors Bottling Line.

It was here Michael then realised he had a flair for winemaking and made his venture to Briar Ridge to gain more experience, working alongside Neil McGuigan.

Serenella was his next port of call where he was employed as assistant winemaker for a few years under the tutelage of Tish Cecchini.

After leaving Serenella, he returned to working Petersons for 6 months, employed to commission the new bottling line.

He then moved on to work with Andrew Thomas at Thomas Wines for 2 and a half years before returning to work for Colin Peterson as Savannah Estate’s winemaker and Peterson’s assistant winemaker.

Michael has a natural ability to produce top class wines and now has over 15 years industry experience and knowledge specialising in winemaking and production.

Lot 211 Mount View Rd, Mount View NSW 2325 | Administration to PO Box 182 Cessnock NSW 2325
Phone: (02) 4990 6326 | | Fax: (02) 4990 6839 | Email:


Savannah Estate Winery in the NSW Hunter Valley Wine Country, producers of award winning wines. Range includes Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc, Sparkling Moscato, Canberra Riesling, Hunter Valley Semillon, Semillon Sauvignon Blanc, Hunter Valley Verdelho, Late Harvest Traminer, Mudgee Merlot, Mugee Shiraz, Broke Fordwich Cabernet Sauvignon, Reserve Shiraz, Botrytis Semillon, Reserve Muscat and Port. Corporate packs, gift hampers and Christmas hampers are available from our cellar door or delivered. Join the Savannah Club for discount wine all year round.

Licence No: LIQO600672044 :: ABN: 67 096 357 747
Liquor Act 1982 - It is an offence to sell or supply to or to obtain liquor on behalf of a person under the age of 18 years
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