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Briar Ridge Vineyard and Winery

593 Mount View Rd, Mount View, Cessnock, New South Wales 2325, Australia
+61 2 4990 3670
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Started off great but finished poorly

We (4 of us) started the day of tasting here in a lovely setting. As we were the only ones at the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sydney, Australia
Girls rule!

We visited Briar Ridge as part of a small group tour. It was our first visit of the day and we were... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Melbourne, Australia
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Briar Ridge Vineyard is a 5 star winery nestled in the Mount View region of the Hunter Valley, a well renowned viticultural area. Originally owned by Murray Robson, the vineyards were first planted in 1974, and known as the 'Squire Vineyard'. This Iconic Hunter Vineyard was purchased in 1988 by Dr John Davis which makes up one third of his vineyard resources located throughout Australia which also includes Orange in Central NSW and Wrattonbully on the Limestone Coast. We are one of the leading producers of iconic Hunter Valley wines and have been awarded numerous accolades on both the National and International Wine Show Circuit. This is reinforced by our 5 star rating awarded by Australia's renowned wine critic James Halliday for 3 consecutive years running 2012, 2013 & 2014. Our Cellar Door is located two and half hours north of Sydney and is open 7 days a week. Offering the full spectrum of wine tasting and sales, we are recognised for our long history in the region and our well established wine club (find out more here). We have recently appointmented Gwyn Olsen as our new Chief Winemaker, 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 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. Briar Ridge is primarily a Cellar Door and online operation, although our wines are distributed to key independent retail outlets as well as on premise venues across NSW.
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593 Mount View Rd, Mount View, Cessnock, New South Wales 2325, Australia
+61 2 4990 3670
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We (4 of us) started the day of tasting here in a lovely setting. As we were the only ones at the vineyard the young man started pouring wines that were not on the tasting list as they had "already been opened". We of course...More

Thank CDPort
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Briar Ridge as part of a small group tour. It was our first visit of the day and we were tasting wine by 10am!. The man that led the tasting was lovely, very informative but interesting. It's nice to hear that the chief...More

Thank andream0402
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even if they had not had wine, which was very good, the grounds were lovely and it was relaxing to sit outside and just enjoy the vistas of the Mount View region. You can purchase cheese platters and coffee also but we just enjoyed the...More

Thank susieQ304
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

We visited on a recommendation of their restaurant, which sadly has been gone for a few years now. We stayed and tasted some wines and ordered a cheese plate instead. The wines were nice and outlook is beautiful and tranquil. The normal person who runs...More

Thank StephChapple
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

The tables on the balcony have a great view and is a very pleasant way to taste some fine wines. I favoured the reds but that was my personal preference. If you are looking for a quaint little cellar door give Briar Ridge a go.

Thank Martin J
Reviewed 10 April 2017

I always enjoy wine tasting in the Mt View side of the winery area. it is so pretty and going to Briar Ridge has always been a lovely relaxing experience. We went there last Sunday and sat on the verandah with a cheese plate. The...More

Thank dszab0
Reviewed 16 February 2017

The winery is in a beautiful location on the side of a mountain, the tasting facility staff are lovely, helpful and informative and the wine is great!

Thank Helen6101
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Once again some fantastic wines, the wines were a bit closer to our budget and we got some fantastic wines, the staff very much looked after us.

Thank Mitch N
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Recommended by a friend, I had to argue with my travelling companions to include Briar Ridge in our wine tasting tour. No regrets were expressed - only great praise for everything about the place - the staff, the wines, the ambience - a tremendous experience....More

Thank Seamus R
Reviewed 31 December 2016

Lovely winery that has excellent wine and a nice cheese platter. Prices in the $40 mark.Love the Cold press red and the Moscato. On some tour routes and a easy drive if you have an assigned driver.

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