Bimbadgen’s Palmers Lane vineyard was planted in 1968 and the McDonalds Road vineyard shortly thereafter; both sites providing a highly sought after source of old vine Semillon, Shiraz and Chardonnay. With century old fig trees framing a spectacular view of the Brokenback mountain range, this vineyard remains one of the Hunter Valley’s best kept secrets.

Our unique name stems from the local indigenous language meaning ‘Place of Good View’. The visionary architecture of the winery, including the striking bell tower that is the iconic image of our brand, seeks to complement the natural landscape by capturing the stunning views from every possible vantage point.

Acquired by the Lee family in 1997 as the crown jewel within the Mulpha Australia luxury property portfolio, significant investment over twenty years has seen Bimbadgen quietly emerge as one of the most prestigious and significant vineyard and tourism destinations in the Hunter Valley.

15 hectares of vines planted predominantly in a North-South orientation, with the ‘Contour’ blocks following the shape of the land through the centre of the vineyard. Less than two kilometres away from the Bimbadgen winery as the crow flies, this vineyard typically ripens a full two weeks later than the McDonalds Road site, the reasons for which remain a mystery.

The soil profile at Palmers Lane is one of the most clearly delineated and distinctive anywhere in Australia. At the top of the hill is the red volcanic soil upon which our Shiraz thrives, producing a pretty, perfumed and elegant wine. At the bottom lays our prized Semillon blocks, planted on lean, sandy loam soils. These blocks consistently deliver the fruit that shines in our Signature range, the very highest quality Bimbadgen wine produced only in the very best seasons.

Our winemaking philosophy begins by treating every individual block as a potential Signature wine, vinified separately with equal care. Bimbadgen’s winemaking team has the luxury of drawing on the distinctive attributes of each block and vineyard to blend our Single Vineyard range of the highest quality, with only the most select parcels being classified as Signature wines.