With its iconic bell tower overlooking vines out to the Damaged Again Vary, Bimbadgen is a must-visit whenever you’re within the Hunter Valley. Try all of the issues on provide at this award-winning vineyard in Pokolbin.
I keep in mind so clearly the primary time we have been launched to Bimbadgen. We have been on a drive with Hunter Valley legend Ian ‘Scarbie’ Scarborough of Scarborough Wines fame after we cheekily requested him for native ideas for different wineries to go to within the Hunter.
Scarbie got here up with an impressive listing—humbly leaving his personal off—that we revealed right here. Excessive on his listing was Bimbadgen. He even took us to see the cellar door.
Since then, we’ve at all times tried to make it to Bimbadgen (and Scarborough Wines in fact) at any time when we’re within the Hunter Valley.
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5 Causes To Go to Bimbadgen Property Vineyard
That means ‘stunning view’ in Wanarruwa, Bimbadgen lives as much as its title with views out over rows of grapevines that intensify the light curves and undulations of the McDonalds Street winery.
Within the distance, the knotted scrambling sides of the Damaged Again Vary add their grandeur to the scene. That’s for those who can pull your consideration from all of the issues occurring at this multifaceted cellar door and all it has to supply.
1. Bimbadgen’s Cellar Door
Bimbadgen provides three completely different tasting choices of their stunning tasting room. Downstairs from the primary entrance and straight subsequent to the working vineyard, the lengthy bar and separate room has loads of house to loosen up over your expertise.
Views out over the winery make this tasting much more particular.
Select between the Grower’s Expertise, that includes the vineyard’s Grower’s Vary of six wines, the Glowing Expertise, the place you possibly can attempt 5 completely different bottles of bubbly, or the Signature Expertise. This feature showcases Bimbadgen’s best wines from their greatest vines.
2. High-quality Eating at Esca Bimbadgen
The highest flooring of the vineyard is house to Esca, one of many Hunter’s greatest eating places and an award-winning venue in its personal proper.
Meals right here is unbelievable. Crafted with the area and its wines in thoughts, every dish is as compelling as it’s satisfying. You’ll be able to dine a la carte or you may make selecting another person’s downside with the Signature Expertise.
Open for lunch Wednesday to Saturday and for dinner Friday and Saturday solely.
3. Bimbadgen’s Wooden Fired Pizza and Reside Music
Downstairs within the Tuscan fashion courtyard, you possibly can sit and luxuriate in not solely the proximity to the vines, but additionally pizzas crafted from in-house sourdough and baked in Bimbadgen’s stunning stone wood-fired pizza oven.
You too can get pleasure from a glass (or a bottle!) of Bimbadgen wine along with your meal and there’s no restaurant mark-up, that means they promote at cellar door costs.
This a part of the vineyard is open for lunch daily, and likewise for dinner Friday and Saturday nights the place you can too get pleasure from reside music.
4. Did You Know Bimbadgen Additionally Has A Distillery?
As a result of he’s not busy sufficient, Bimbadgen’s head winemaker Richard Carried out additionally makes spirits right here. The Evening Service provider Distillery options craft gin and vodka that Wealthy makes within the attractive copper nonetheless that you may see from the tasting room and from the courtyard.
Wealthy additionally has plans for making Aussie agave spirit (we are able to’t name it tequila—right here’s why) and aged spirits like rum.
Bimbadgen have additionally created some glorious RTDs with their gin and vodka, and inventory them within the minibars of their Lane Retreat. Try our full evaluation of this romantic lodging possibility right here.
5. Get Into The Pageant Spirit—Day On The Inexperienced At Bimbadgen
One of many dozen venues to host A Day On The Inexperienced music pageant, Bimbadgen’s garden can maintain as much as 10,000 glad party-goers and the standard serenity of vineyard life turns into loopy live performance environment with a few of the world’s largest music stars enjoying in April annually.
We have been right here for the live performance throughout Covid and even with diminished numbers, the environment was superb.
It’s vital to level out that Bimbadgen is a working vineyard in addition to having all of those superb front-of-house components.
Coming right here and with the ability to look down into the working vineyard is fascinating. You may even be fortunate sufficient to identify head winemaker and common genius Richard Carried out doing his rounds.
Not solely does Wealthy make all of Bimbadgen’s wines and its distillery, he additionally has his personal vineyard up the highway—John Wallace Wines—that reveals Richard’s abilities in making wine in his personal private fashion.
And since Richard’s not busy sufficient, he’s additionally making the wine at Emma’s Cottage Vineyard, Bimbadgen’s little sister. The wine right here, Alter Wines—as in Bimbadgen’s alter ego—is completely different once more. I don’t know who Mr Carried out retains all of it going.
For those who like Bimbadgen and John Wallace, you’ve bought to offer Emma’s Cottage a go to. The chilled vibe within the cellar door matches the laid-back vibes of the wines.