Briar Ridge Vineyard
Opening Hours: 10am to 5pm – 7days.
Nestled in the foothills of Mount View and surrounded by relaxing gardens, Briar Ridge provides the ultimate indulgence. With over 40 years of heritage as one of the Hunters leading producers, Briar Ridge is a must see destination whilst in Hunter Wine Country.
Not only does Briar Ridge give you some of the best wines on offer, but also a light alternative to dining in the Hunter Valley with a selection of cheese and antipasto plates available.
Chief Winemaker Gwyn Olsen is a rising star of the wine industry. Gwyn studied Oenology at Roseworthy University in Adelaide, graduating in 2005, completing her first vintage in France, with a further six in New Zealand, and three in the Hunter Valley. She has recently joined an elite group of winemakers after being named DUX of the Australian Wine Research Institute, Advanced Wine Assessment Course 2012.
Gwyn also joins the talents of Living Legend ‘Karl Stockhausen’, a winemaker with over 50 years of experience in producing iconic Hunter Valley wines. We take huge pride in acknowledging Karl’s success by showcasing a range under our brand which typify traditional Hunter Styles; the Karl Stockhausen Signature range includes styles such as Semillon, Chardonnay and Shiraz. In 2007, Karl was officially made a ‘Living Legend’ one of the six inaugural recipients of the Hunter Living Legends Awards.
Come and try a tasting of award winning wines produced from this great winemaking talent, whilst taking in the tranquil gardens and mountain views. Relax a little longer over an antipasto plate and be ensconced in the magic that is Briar Ridge.
We look forward to your visit, our Cellar Door is open 10am to 5pm – 7days.
Five Stars - James Halliday Wine Companion
Briar Ridge Vineyard is a boutique winery situated at Mount View, 300 feet above the valley floor - the "dress circle" of the Hunter Valley. Briar Ridge offers a haven of tranquility - take a break to absorb the silence and enjoy the rare beauty of the Brokenback Range