Bimbadgen: A Place of Good View
Call in at Bimbadgen for the view, stay for a full sensory celebration.
The dappled winter sun filtering through a vine-covered pergola, throws a gentle light onto a long table filled with sumptuous wines. In this Tuscan-inspired courtyard, the ideal choice for a relaxed gathering of family and friends, wafts of smoky warmth drift over from the wood-fired oven. You and your guests, awaiting your pizza feast, take in the incredible view of the surrounding Barrington Tops and Brokenback Ranges.
Bimbadgen is named after the Indigenous word for “Place of Good View”, but it’s not just your sight that’s indulged here; the immersive experiences at this iconic Hunter Valley location will excite all your senses.
We’re so lucky at Bimbadgen to have so many touchpoints to introduce our wines to people
You’ll discover this in the courtyard, but also if you choose fine dining in the award-winning Esca Bimbadgen. Suspended above the winery, the entrance to this renowned culinary destination offers a unique vantage point where you can take in the sights, sounds and smells of Bimbadgen’s wines being crafted below.
In designing its menu of clean, contemporary flavours, served in its elegant dining room, Esca Bimbadgen Executive Chef Mark Marshall and his team aim to see you satiated with a taste of the finest Hunter Valley produce perfectly matched with Bimbadgen’s incredible wines.
A selection of delectable dishes from Bimbadgen's Esca.
Three extensive tasting experiences highlight how the different soil types across Bimbadgen’s single vineyards translate into wines of unique prestige. Breathe in their aromas as you luxuriate in a Hunter tasting like no other.
Another experience that begins in the cellar door is a Bimbadgen Vineyard Picnic. From a tasting of the Growers Range wines, you’ll hand pick a bottle to take out into Bimbadgen’s amphitheatre and vineyards. Here, reposing on a picnic rug with that spectacular view as your backdrop, you’ll sip your wine of choice while sampling a selection of cuisine from Esca Bimbadgen.
While these experiences can make for a memorable Hunter day trip, if you’re lingering longer, Bimbadgen extends a warm welcome to their Homestead and Cottage - a quaint country stay promising unparalleled hospitality.
It’s the ideal place to sit and enjoy a glass of red by the fire in the winter months, or to relax by the pool in summer,
Or if you’re planning to visit later in 2022, there will be an even more indulgent accommodation offering. Due to open in spring, The Lane Retreat will feature 60 new luxury eco style retreats where you can sink into the comfort of a king bed after unwinding under a double rain head shower. Next morning, step out onto the balcony to soak in more of that breathtaking mountain view, then slip into the swimming pool for a fresh start to the day. To top off your stay, as a guest of The Lane Retreat, you’ll be spoilt with premium service and VIP treatment no matter which dining destination you choose. “It’s very exciting for us,” Sophie says, “offering all the comfort and luxuries you would want in a getaway to the Hunter Valley.”
Enjoy the delicious food from Esca
The new luxury Lane Retreat eco style cabins
A stay at The Lane Retreat can also be a fitting finale to your wedding celebrations. Create wonderful memories by engaging all your senses in the beauty of Bimbadgen’s Palmers Lane venue. But first, you’ll need to set the scene for your nuptials. High on the high, you and your guests will be awed by the view amid a soundtrack of local wildlife; add a touch of tranquility to this momentous occasion down by the pontoon; or stand between the vines to create a lush canopy of green, giving your photos a unique sheen. Then, once you’ve partied the night away amid the rustic charm of this distinctive venue, take a moment together as a couple by the warmth of the fire pit.
Whether you’ve come for a casual family occasion or a once-in-a-lifetime celebration, as you stroll back through the courtyard, ready to head home, the only thing left to do is savour the sensory memories of this remarkable destination.