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Briar Ridge Vineyard and Winery

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Address: 593 Mount View Rd, Mount View, Cessnock, New South Wales 2325, Australia
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+61 2 4990 3670
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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Beautiful location and super wines

The winery is in a beautiful location on the side of a mountain, the tasting facility staff are lovely, helpful and informative and the wine is great!

Reviewed 16 February 2017
Perth, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The tables on the balcony have a great view and is a very pleasant way to taste some fine wines. I favoured the reds but that was my personal preference. If you are looking for a quaint little cellar door give Briar Ridge a go.

Thank Martin J
Cessnock, Australia
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

I always enjoy wine tasting in the Mt View side of the winery area. it is so pretty and going to Briar Ridge has always been a lovely relaxing experience. We went there last Sunday and sat on the verandah with a cheese plate. The man (Kurt ) who served us was so friendly and knowledgeable about the wines. They... More 

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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 16 February 2017

The winery is in a beautiful location on the side of a mountain, the tasting facility staff are lovely, helpful and informative and the wine is great!

Thank Helen6101
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Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Once again some fantastic wines, the wines were a bit closer to our budget and we got some fantastic wines, the staff very much looked after us.

Thank Mitch N
Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 7 January 2017 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 

Thank Seamus R
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 31 December 2016

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.

1 Thank Hugary1
Port Stephens, Australia
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Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

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

1 Thank texandh
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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.

1 Thank Edzell822
Sydney, Australia
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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.

1 Thank Karen J
Sydney, Australia
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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!

Thank Nikki S
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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