Briar Ridge Vineyard

Briar Ridge Vineyard, Mount View: Hours, Address, Briar Ridge Vineyard Reviews: 4.5/5

Briar Ridge Vineyard
4.5
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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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Sara
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Jul 2022 • Friends
Despite the drizzly cold weather, we had a really cozy and lovely experience at Briar Ridge on Saturday morning.
Riley was an excellent host, his friendly laid back attitude made it a fun and relaxed tasting experience. He has great knowledge of the wine and was able to answer all of our questions.
The wine was very tasty and the blankets were a lovely touch for the lounge seats with a beautiful view!
Written 3 July 2022
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DI Vickery
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Jun 2022 • Friends
Amazing to do the mystery vineyard experience
Just brilliant with the amazing Riley who was our host
Totally recommend Briar Ridge ..Beautiful vineyard with exceptional customer service …
Always have a memorable experience at Briar Ridge…
Shout out again to our amazing host Riley
Written 28 June 2022
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Thank you for the 5 star review! Riley is a great asset to the team with his wealth of knowledge and exuberant personality. We look forward to seeing you visit us again shortly to enjoy the Briar magic.
Written 30 June 2022
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Tanya L
Sydney, Australia415 contributions
Jun 2022 • Family
What an amazing experience. Our host was knowledgeable and very friendly. Our family including our pooch felt so welcomed.
Written 12 June 2022
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Thank you for the 5 star review. We look forward to seeing you again along with your four legged friend to enjoy the atmosphere at Briar Ridge.
Written 20 June 2022
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Carola W
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Jun 2022
Awesome wines, great service, friendly staff and it was dog friendly. Our dog Chloe loved the dog snacks. I would highly recommend Briar Ridge Vineyard to everyone. We totally enjoyed our visit. 👍
Written 12 June 2022
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Thank you for your lovely review. Please bring Chloe back to visit soon as we love to see all the wonderful fur babies at Briar Ridge!
Written 20 June 2022
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Candice B
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Jun 2022 • Couples
We had a great time starting with wine tasting and a beautiful cheese platter. The wine is great and the music was relaxing and so good.
A late lunch later in the cafe/ restaurant was delicious and enjoyed with more wine and that beautiful live music.
We will be going again. Soon!
Written 5 June 2022
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Thank you for the 5 star review Candice. We look forward to your next visit. We have a different musician playing at each Sunday for your enjoyment. Spread the word.
Written 20 June 2022
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Mitchell H
Sydney, Australia2 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
Great service and beautiful wines. Cellar staff were amazing and wines were exceptional. I would highly recommend their chardonnays.
Written 21 May 2022
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Thank you for the 5 star review Mitch. We hope you visit us again soon to enjoy our new vintages being released.
Written 23 May 2022
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Cathie F
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May 2022 • Couples
Great atmosphere, great service and great food! If you haven't been,do yourself and go! We totally enjoyed our visit! 😊
Written 7 May 2022
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Thank you for the lovely review 637cathief. We hope you visit us again soon.....you have to try our new soup to warm you up over Winter!
Written 21 May 2022
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Nicole B
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May 2022 • Friends
Great friendly atmosphere.Wine AMAZING, Bianca took our tasting FANTASTIC in one word! Bianca was knowledgeable approachable never pushy. We visited another larger winery the same day who should take a lesson on how these things should be done will definitely return to Briar Ridge
Written 1 May 2022
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Thank you for the lovely review Q1994YPnicoleb. Bianca has a very engaging personality which every guest enjoys. We pride ourselves on our customer service and are so pleased to see our staff being acknowledged from our visitors. We hope to see you visit us again soon.
Written 1 May 2022
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Kori T
Marks Point, Australia36 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
Lovely vineyard in a beautiful hillside location. A great spot for lunch or coffee. Charming country atmosphere, peaceful & pleasant.
Written 30 April 2022
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Thank you for the great review korit730. We hope to see you visit us again soon!
Written 1 May 2022
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Nancy L
14 contributions
Apr 2022 • Friends
Lovely winery, fun wines, great tasting led by Bonnie. Faves were Viognier, limited release Chardonnay, HVB blend

Bonnie not only talked us through 8 different wines, full of good information, and very helpful recommending restaurants. She was a delight!
Written 22 April 2022
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Thank you for the stellar review Nancy! Bonnie is one of our new team members and she certainly is delightful. Glad to hear that you enjoyed your selection of wines and we hope you visit us again soon.
Written 24 April 2022
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