Briar Ridge Vineyard
Briar Ridge Vineyard
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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About
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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Madylen G
1 contribution
Nov. 2023 • Family
Amazing food and wine! Great experience, very welcoming to the family and all four legged friends (with some doggy Champagne to share).
Written 14 November 2023
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Thank you for your 5-star review, Mady! We are so glad you took the time to visit us with your pooches. Can't wait to see you next time!
Written 30 November 2023
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SWB
Sydney, Australia1,145 contributions
Nov. 2023 • Family
We enjoyed our late afternoon Radica tasting with Dave who was passionate about the wines and the region and gave us a great insight into the vineyard and its wines.

The manchego cheese and locally made honey was a perfect match with the quality wines we got to taste. We got to try some fine wines and enjoy Dave's stories which was a perfect end to our long weekend in the Hunter.

The vineyard is a little off the beaten track but has a very relaxed and friendly vibe with a huge range of quality wines and a long history in the Hunter. Highly recommend you go here.
Written 12 November 2023
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Thank you for your incredible 5-star review! We are thrilled you enjoyed your Radica tasting with the ever-fabulous Dave - his love for Briar Ridge shines throughout the tasting. Hopefully you went home with a delicious drop & we hope to see you next time you're in the Hunter Valley!
Written 13 November 2023
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Mark&Rosa
Kingston, Australia560 contributions
Oct. 2023 • Couples
Dave looked after us today and he was excellent. Sat out on the deck for nearly two hours slowly making our way through the offerings. We also had a bite to eat, which was very good.

Dave clearly has lots of knowledge and was very happy to have a chat about the wines.

We really enjoyed our visit, and will make Briar Ridge a must go to when we are next in the region.
Written 30 October 2023
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Thank you for your excellent review, Mark! Dave's wine knowledge combined with his knowledge of the local area (and his love for a joke or two) leads to an amazing tasting experience, every time. We're so thrilled you enjoyed your time with us and we can't wait to see you next time you're in the area!
Written 6 November 2023
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Leonardo d
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Oct. 2023 • Family
The landscape, wines and property are terrific! I would definitely return and shop some bottles if I had a bigger suitcase to return home!
Written 12 October 2023
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Thank you for your fantastic review! We're delighted you enjoyed the boutique view of the Hunter here at Briar Ridge. We hope you enjoy the bottles you managed to bring home - you may need a bigger suitcase for next time!
Written 6 November 2023
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SydneySider1983
Sydney, Australia877 contributions
Sep. 2023 • Couples
Absolutely loved our visit.
Friendly and enthusiastic service. Stunning platters with a range of delectable treats. A gorgeous view of the trees and mountains from a deck covered in climbing flowers. Even a little doggie tasting board for our pooch. Really really recommend!!!
Written 1 October 2023
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Thank you for your amazing review! We're so glad you enjoyed all that Briar Ridge has to offer - including the Pooch Platter! We hope to see you (and your furry friend) next time!
Written 6 November 2023
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Jane154
Sydney, Australia56 contributions
Aug. 2023 • Couples
A great little find, off the beaten track. Had a wonderful, relaxing afternoon here, looked after by the very friendly and knowledgeable Tim. We tried some delicious wines and ended up joining their wine club. Can’t wait to return.
Written 30 August 2023
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Thank you for your wonderful review, Jane. We're thrilled to hear you soaked up the relaxing atmosphere & enjoyed the view of Mt View. Welcome to the Vintage Wine Club!
Written 6 November 2023
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1--Shawna--1
Reno, NV76 contributions
Jul. 2023 • Couples
We had a lovely wine picnic with our dog at Briar Ridge to celebrate a birthday. It was a lovely, relaxing afternoon with delicious wine (moscato) and food (cheese and charcuterie board). The service from Dani was absolutely amazing, she went above and beyond to help my partner's birthday experience be very special! Thank you!
Written 20 July 2023
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Thank you for your 5-star review! We are so glad you enjoyed your time out at Briar Ridge, in particular your fabulous Briar board made by Dani. We hope to see you next time you're out in the Hunter Valley!
Written 6 November 2023
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Mark O
2 contributions
Jun. 2023 • Friends
We were booked in for a wine tasting at midday and a meal at Osteria at 1pm. To be fair we did arrive 10 minutes late, but didn’t get the first wine until after 12:30. As a result we didn’t sit down for lunch until 2.00,and didn’t get any food for well over an hour, despite prepaying.
This appears to be caused by massive understaffing, with only 2 people serving wine tastings, and 1 waitress covering the food. We had selected the fixed menu which consisted of a salad, pasta and a pizza. Instead of getting us started on the salad, all dishes eventually came out on after the other.
Written 11 June 2023
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Hi Mark, we appreciate the feedback you have provided about your experience at Briar Ridge. We take this very seriously, and the information you have provided will be passed on to management for further discussion. We apologise your time here was not what you'd hoped for. Please reach out to us at cellardoor@briarridge.com.au if you wish to provide more details.
Written 11 June 2023
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Robert A
1 contribution
Apr. 2023 • Couples
First time to Hunter Valley and Briar Ridge was an amazing start to our adventure! Tim made the experience so enjoyable. The wines were great and the setting so peaceful and relaxing.
Written 26 April 2023
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Thank you for your wonderful review! Tim makes every tasting enjoyable - it is one of our favourite things about him. We're so glad you chose to stop by and hope to see you again soon!
Written 2 May 2023
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Jim T
2 contributions
Apr. 2023 • Friends
We were given a wine tasting experience with Tim, fantastic time was had, very knowledgeable & took the time to explain all our question…it’s a must for a valley trip..
Written 22 April 2023
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Thank you for your 5-star review! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your wine tasting with our superstar Tim. Hope to see you next time you're in the area!
Written 2 May 2023
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