We may be located off the beaten track, but any visitor to Briar Ridge will tell you it’s well worth the trip.

Our cellar door, open daily from 10am to 5pm, offers you a relaxed, friendly atmosphere where you can taste our diverse range of boutique wines and discover why Briar Ridge is unique to the Hunter Valley. We like to call it the “Briar Magic”.
Gourmet Traveller WINE calls it “The Best Tasting Experience in the Hunter Valley".

So set your map to Mount View and reward your curious nature. 

Wine Tasting.

Hunter classics and modern marvels.

At Briar Ridge, you’ll find wines to savour, discover and surprise.  Wander out our way and sample the Hunter Classics, or challenge your palate and try something different. (Tempranillo or Fiano anyone?)

Whatever wine style you desire, you’ll find it at our cellar door tasting bar – or if you prefer – while taking in the mountain and garden views from our famous Tasting Deck.

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Cheese & Antipasto.

Feeling peckish?

We don’t like to boast, but our delicious gourmet cheese and antipasto platters have become quite a hit.  Featuring Binnorie Dairy Cheeses and fresh produce and condiments from local Hunter providores, these little pairings are a match made in heaven.

Of course you’re welcome to complete your Briar Ridge tasting experience with a glass of wine and a platter (or two) on our tasting deck.  It’s how we do things around here.

Platters are available to order daily until 4pm. Please pre-order your platters prior to arrival.

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Taste & Tour.

Curious about what goes on behind the scenes?

Visit Briar Ridge for a relaxed boutique winery tour and tasting. It’s a great way to learn more about wine and have a little fun in the process!

The experience includes an exclusive sample taste of wine straight from the Barrel and a complimentary glass of wine, from our popular Varietal Series, to enjoy on the Tasting Deck post-tour.

Naturally, our delicious gourmet cheese and antipasto platters, featuring produce from our favourite Hunter providores, are also available to pre-order when you book.

Tours start at 2pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday and cost $20 per person (excluding cheese & antipasto platters).  Bookings essential. 

***Tours are temporarily unavailable***

Group bookings.

The more the merrier.

Groups of keen wine tasters are welcome by appointment, so bring along your family and friends for a private group tasting in our Cellar or Winery tasting rooms.

Our knowledgeable cellar door team will take you on a relaxed but informative wine journey, featuring our most popular wines and some new and interesting wine styles.

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Pet Friendly.

We're proud to be known as one of the most Pet Friendly Cellar Doors in the Hunter Valley.

There's no need for the furry kids to stay home on your next visit to the Hunter Valley. Briar Ridge welcomes all well-behaved pooches to sit back and relax at the 'Pooch Hydration Station' or burn off some energy romping around (supervised) in the open spaces of the Cellar Door. You can even treat them to a ‘Briar Ridge Pooch Platter’ from our friends at Jollie Gourmet Dog Treats...perfect for the four legged treat connoisseur. 

Cellar Door News.

Gourmet Traveller WINE Award.

We are very excited to announce that Briar Ridge has received the ‘Best Tasting Experience: Hunter Valley’ award for 2018 by Gourmet Traveller WINE (GTW).

The award was judged in secret by The Wine Man, Peter Bourne for GTW who cited our ‘outstanding wines’ and great overall visitor experience provided by knowledgeable and friendly staff’ as grounds for the win. Oh and our gourmet platters were highly commended by Peter too!

Whether you’re a local or touring the Hunter Valley from out of town, be sure to take a detour from the usual cellar door hot spots and come and find us to experience the Briar Magic and all that Mount View has to offer.

Discover Mount View.

A little piece of paradise.

It’s worth making a day of your trip to Briar Ridge to explore the Mount View region.  Our little piece of the Hunter Valley may be known for its quality boutique wines, but you’ll also see why it’s renowned for its beauty.  Here you’ll see lush farmlands, terraced vineyards and spectacular views from the Bimbadeen and Mt. Bright lookouts.

Mount View is also home to one of the Hunter’s highly-acclaimed restaurants, Bistro Molines.