New South Wales | Hunter Valley

Our Review

Sydney businessman Tom Smith and wife Terese purchased the Bingleburra homestead at East Gresford in the mid-1990s. The 600-ha property raises beef cattle, but in 1997 vines were planted (8.3 ha shiraz, 4.2 ha verdelho). This in turn led to the construction (in 2001) of a $2 million, 300-tonne capacity winery. The estate production is supplemented by contract- grown grapes, and the winery offers contract winemaking facilities for others. It marks a major return to the Gresford area, where Dr Henry Lindeman established his Cawarra vineyards in the mid-1800s. -JAMES HALLIDAY



Winemaker Geoff Broadfield
Established 2000
Dozens 25 000
Vineyards (area) 12.5 ha
Viticulturist N/A
Opening Hours W'ends & public hols 10.30-4.30
Address Lot 2 Park Street, East Gresford, NSW 2311
Telephone (02) 4938 9666