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Briar Ridge Vineyard and Winery

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Address: Mt View Road | Cessnock, Mount View, Cessnock, New South Wales 2325, Australia
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+61 2 4990 3670
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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Briar Ridge Vineyard is a 5 star winery nestled in the Mount View region of...

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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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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. Everyone on the tour bought a case or two or three of the wonderful wines... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Port Stephens, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Had a very nice wine tasting. Very helpful and accommodating staff in lovely surroundings. Thoroughly recommend a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Visited this amazing vineyard for a very special Wedding. The location was fabulous, the staff were superb so helpful but never intrusive. Then there is the small matter of the wine....wonderful. Thanks to all for an amazing time.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

This winery has amazing wines and gorgeous views. The stained glass window in the tasting room is stunning. Sit outside and enjoy the beautiful scenery while you try a selection of their wines. A must visit while in the Hunter Valley.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

This was our last winery stop on the way home and was definitely worth it! Amazing wine - the 2016 Verdhelo, Cab Sav and Rosé as well as the old vine Shiraz are the stand outs. Place for kids to roam and toys for them too. Will definitely be back!

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BriarRidge, General Manager at Briar Ridge Vineyard and Winery, responded to this review

Hi Nikki S Thank you for your review - it means the world to us that you enjoyed your time here at Briar Ridge! If there is anything we can do to improve or make your next tasting more enjoyable I welcome your feedback. Cheers Jamie-Lee More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

Just a small boutique winery which does cater for small weddings. Lovely reds here and there muscat is awesome too. Very pretty location and great staff

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Neil McGuigan's iconic winery hasn't missed a beat since inception and the great Karl Stockhausen is still there at 80!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

Briar Ridge was our first vineyard that we visited during our weekend away. I read the reviews on Trip Advisor and it sounded great, it was! The wines were really good and Jamie Lee knew her stuff. Anyone heading out this way needs to check out this place, you will not be disappointed

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

Briar Ridge Vineyard and Winery were recommended to me by my parents the year prior and it didn't disappoint!! The cellar door is nestled on a hillside surrounded by well tended gardens and providing a quiet relaxing atmosphere. This coupled with a sit down tasting by knowledgeable staff who were very happy to help and spend time to explain the... More 

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