Sydney Times

WINE COUNTRY ESCAPES

Bimbadgen Estate-Hunter Valley

Written by Aksel Ritenis

Bimbadgen Estate-Hunter Valley

Located high on a hill in the heart of Hunter Valley Wine Country, Bimbadgen is a striking winery and vineyard encompassing an expansive Cellar Door and award-winning Esca Bimbadgen Restaurant, Cafe, outdoor amphitheater, modern tasting rooms & accommodation all in the one stunning location.

Situated in a  commanding position on a hilltop with magnificent views of the Brokenback and Barrington Ranges, the Bimbadgen Cellar Door allows visitors to overlook the vines that made the wine at your table, and observe production facilities the tanks, and crushing pits upon entry. This experience offers the chance to be completely engulfed in the entire process behind the finished product.

The Cellar Door is a large contemporary facility, with large glass sliding doors opening up to the outdoor amphitheater, grape receiving area and crushing area, and surrounding vines. The fit-out features polished concrete floors, timber, and stainless steel.

Bimbadgen estate has an extensive range of wines including the classic Hunter varieties of Semillon, Chardonnay, Cabernet, and Shiraz but in recent years they have also introduced the Mediterranean varieties of Vermentino (associated with Sardinia) and Fiano. In addition, they also add Viognier to their Shiraz in the Rhone valley style. In the red wine department, they now offer the Spanish variety Tempranillo and a Rose made from the same grape variety. In addition, they have a good range of sparkling Methode Champenoise wines. Many of their wines in the range have a certain finesse about them,..and they are generally made in a lighter more elegant style without excessive extraction. or overuse of oak. The single-vineyard wines show a great deal of typicality and reflect the terroir of the region.

 

 

The Cellar Door tasting experiences start from $8 per person and bookings are required for all groups to ensure availability.

 

Bimbadgen Winery

Location: 790 McDonalds Road, Pokolbin NSW 2320

Phone: 02 4998 4600

Email: office@bimbadgen.com.au

Website: www.bimbadgen.com.au

Opening hours: Bimbadgen Cellar Door is open Sun – Thurs 10 am – 5 pm 

About the author

Aksel Ritenis

Publisher and Custodian of the Sydney Times

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