Brindabella Hills

New South Wales | Canberra District

Our Review

Distinguished research scientist Dr Roger Harris presided over Brindabella Hills until his retirement in June 2017, when Michael Anderson and partner Renae Kilminster acquired the venture. Brian Sinclair continues as winemaker, as does cafe chef Robyn Cooper. Wines are made mostly from estate-produced grapes, with small plantings of riesling, shiraz, chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, merlot, sangiovese, cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc and viognier, tempranillo a new arrival in the vintage make. Wine quality has been consistently good. -JAMES HALLIDAY


Brindabella Hills vineyard was established in 1986 on volcanic soils above the Murrumbidgee River 25 Km northwest of Canberra.
We chose this area because of its well-drained gravelly soils and ridge-top position ensuring good air drainage allowing a degree of frost protection in all but extreme conditions.There are climatic similarities between our vineyard and other premium wine growing areas of Australia and Europe - the Adelaide Hills in South Australia, Rioja in Spain, Provence in France and Tuscany in Italy. Our challenge has been the major variability of rainfall and the drought of the past ten years.
We make our wines on site from fruit grown on our 5 Ha vineyard plus small parcels of fruit from nearby vineyards.
Our new Mediterranean cellar door opened in 2009. Located on an escarpment 100m above the Murrumbidgee River, it offers breathtaking views of the river with the Brindabella Ranges in the background.



Winemaker Brian Sinclair
Established 1986
Dozens 1500
Vineyards (area) 5 ha
Viticulturist N/A
Opening Hours W'ends, public hols 10–5
Address 156 Woodgrove Close, Wallaroo, ACT 2618
Telephone (02) 6230 2583