Briar Ridge is a 5 star rated winery nestled in the picturesque Mount View region. Reward your curious nature and visit our beautiful vineyard and cellar door for the ultimate tasting experience.
Award-winning wines, tranquil gardens and mountain views…
With vineyards first planted in 1972, Briar Ridge is one of the Hunter’s oldest boutique wineries and a leading producer of iconic, award-winning wines both nationally and internationally.
A Hunter Valley local, Alex Beckett joined Briar Ridge as an Assistant Winemaker in 2016. Recognised as one of the industries up and coming talents, Alex’s passion for wine began while working part-time in Hunter cellar doors and wineries. Naturally, Alex went on to study Viticulture and Wine Science at the University of Adelaide during which time he was awarded the prestigious Sydney Royal Wine Scholarship. A talented young winemaker, Alex’s dedication and enthusiasm saw him promoted to the role of Winemaker in 2018, responsible for Briar Ridge’s unique portfolio of Hunter classics and modern marvels.
At the cellar door, well-informed staff will guide you through the Briar Ridge tasting experience, awarded Gourmet Traveller WINE Australian Cellar Door Awards 2018‘Best Tasting Experience: Hunter Valley’. Try signature wines from the Hunter Valley, including the premium Single Vineyard and Karl Stockhausen wines, and the ever popular wines from the varietal range. Relax and stay a while on the Briar Ridge deck while enjoying a cheese and antipasto plate, taking in the breathtaking mountain views and serenity. Briar Ridge is located just minutes from the town of Cessnock, in the heart of the Hunter Valley.
The Cellar Door is open daily from 10am – 5pm.
Our vineyards, mountain views and beautifully landscaped gardens also make Briar Ridge the perfect location for your wedding or commitment ceremony, photography and reception. The elegantly styled Rose Room and Terrace create a relaxed and romantic atmosphere, the ideal space to enjoy post ceremony festivities with your family and friends.
Our weddings are catered for by the Hunter Valley’s highly acclaimed restaurant, Bistro Molines.
Winemaker: Alex Beckett
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