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Rising Star of the Hunter Valley 2019

5 Stars J. Halliday 2019

Named a Dark Horse Winery J. Halliday 2018 – Top 10 Wineries on the rise in Australia.

Top 50 Winemakers in Australia – YGOW 2019

Different Drop – Break Out Producer of the Year 2018“

Top Rated 2017 Shiraz – Gourmet Traveller Magazine – 97/100 – 2017 Vinden Headcase Single Barrel Shiraz

“Understated, elegant wines… if you’re heading this way, this is a set-up worth visiting. For ambience, it sits alongside the Hunter’s best.” Rick Allen

“Fast becoming one of the ‘wineries to watch’ in the Hunter” – Mike Bennie. Wine Front.


Established in 1998, Vinden Estate is now under the guidance of the second generation wine maker Angus Vinden. Since taking over in 2015 has maintained the original label ‘Vinden Estate’ which possess a traditional Hunter style as well as producing his offshoot label allowing a more experimental approach ‘The Vinden Headcase’; balancing tradition with innovation.

We handcraft our wines (literally not figuratively) on-site at our Hunter Valley vineyard and winery from hand-picked grapes using the traditional methods of open fermentation, hand plunging and basket pressing, as well as incorporating the best of modern wine making techniques. All of the wines are strictly Hunter Valley, sourcing fruit off the estate vineyard and old vine blocks mainly Somerset Vineyard in Pokolbin where Angus was mentored under the 8th generation grower Glen Howard.

Our range of wines includes the Hunter Valley’s only Sparkling Alicante Bouschet, Rosé, Semillon, Verdelho, Chardonnay, Basket Press Shiraz and Tempranillo. We focus primarily on Single Vineyard wines.

Our wine is sold on-premise at our relaxed Pokolbin, Hunter Valley cellar door.