The vines at Bendooley Vineyard thrive in the Southern Highlands’ rich, red volcanic soil and high altitude (the estate’s 600m above sea level). Warm days and long, cool evenings through the ripening period means our fruit remains on the vines longer, resulting in a fruit-forward aromatic style of wine, with good cellaring potential.
Our viticulturist, Ben Brazenor, has a hands-on approach to tending the vines and together with our talented winemaker Jonathan Holgate, we are producing handcrafted, boutique wines of distinction. Produced under the Bendooley Vineyard label are such classic varietals as Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Merlot and Pinot Gris.
We also produce a Merlot Cabernet blend, a cool-climate Shiraz blend and our acclaimed Ex Libris. Our Shiraz Cabernet 2012 impressed renowned wine writer and judge Huon Hooke.
Surrounded by peaceful landscape, the historic Bendooley Estate lies between Sydney and Canberra in the picturesque NSW’s Southern Highlands, a region renowned for its lush pastoral scenery and dramatic seasonal beauty.
Bendooley Estate is a perfect place to relax and unwind with family and friends. Enjoy lunch in front of the massive open fire in our atmospheric restaurant, within the iconic Berkelouw Book Barn. Or come by for a coffee and treat, before browsing our bookshelves, which are filled with thousands of new and old titles. Before you leave, make sure you sample our acclaimed wines at the cellar door.
We’re open seven days, from 9am to 5pm, with lunch served between 12pm and 2.30pm during the week and from 11.30am till 2.30pm on the weekends. (We’re closed, though, on New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.)