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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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Excellent winery definitely worth visiting

Great Hunter Valley winery with excellent wines. Tastings are free and can be either inside or out... read more

Reviewed March 17, 2018
AlisonJacko63
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Sydney, Australia
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Pleasantly surprised

Didn't look much as we drove in but we had a great wine tasting session. Wines good. They had... read more

Reviewed March 5, 2018
Greg W
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Sydney, 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
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Reviewed March 17, 2018 via mobile

Great Hunter Valley winery with excellent wines. Tastings are free and can be either inside or out in the deck. Great staff - very friendly and knowledgeable. Served by Jacob - really great young guy - knows his wines.

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Reviewed March 5, 2018 via mobile

Didn't look much as we drove in but we had a great wine tasting session. Wines good. They had liqueur chocolates too and they were delicious. The guy that helped us was friendly and knowledgable.

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Reviewed January 21, 2018

We organized a private wine tasting here for a Hens weekend. They were lovely, took the time to teach us about wine making and the history of the Hunter and the wines were great....would highly recommend a visit!

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Reviewed December 8, 2017

Briar Ridge was the very first cellar door we visited on our recent visit to the Hunter Valley, we very much enjoyed having the attention of Kurt all to ourselves during our afternoon wine tasting experience. I happily left as a new member to their...More

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Reviewed November 25, 2017 via mobile

We came here on a wine tour and our wine tasting specialist Kurt made this winery stand out for the day, very energetic and passionate! The wine was great as well

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Reviewed November 22, 2017

Tucked away in Mount View is a beautiful quaint country style winery. We tried all the wines with a few friends who are members. we sat on there gorgeous deck that wraps around the building and sipped wine and ate cheese and antipasto all afternoon....More

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Reviewed November 14, 2017 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our tasting at Briar Ridge. The host took his time and gave us lots of information about the wines. The wines were delicious and varied. A real gem.

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Reviewed September 9, 2017

Briar Ridge is a lovely wine boutique with some impressive wines. Although Gwyn Olsen tends to stick with the dry wine, her Moscato is amazing! The extra alcohol and reduced sweetness gives a fresher after taste than other overly sweet wines.

Thank Samuel M
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Reviewed September 4, 2017 via mobile

After having visited several other cellar doors this was the most welcoming place Spent the whole afternoon in this most pictures peaceful setting, surrounded by glorious countryside We din't book but where welcomed with open arms and both guys were extremely accommodating The sun was...More

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Reviewed August 7, 2017

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
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