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Our Wines

Vinden Estate produces small quantities of premium wine on-site at our Pokolbin, Hunter Valley vineyard and winery from hand-picked grapes using traditional methods; open fermenters, hand plunging and basket press. Our Hunter Valley wines are aged in oak in the case of both Chardonnay and Shiraz.

Our Hunter Valley wines have been critically acclaimed from the first vintage released from our winery and vineyard in 1998.

Wines available at Cellar Door:

White Wines

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    2015 Reserve Semillon

    $40.00

    Gold Medal – Sydney International Wine Show

    Gold Medal – Hunter Valley Boutique Wine Show

    93/100 Campbell Mattinson – Wine Front.

    Available only to Wine Club Members only until 2022.

    Vinden Estate’s 2015 Semillon exemplifies why the Hunter produces the best Semillon in Australia.
    Sourced from the Trevena Vineyard, planted in 1920 on sandy loam soils, these unirrigated vines are situated along what has become known as the golden mile of Semillon on Hermitage Road. A select portion the hand picked grapes were separated to make this wine. A beautiful wine which whilst young is fresh and zesty, full of citris and refreshing acidity, but will reward those with patience to cellar for up to 10 years.

    Handcrafted by Daniel Binet, Guy & Angus Vinden

    Out of stock

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    2017 Chardonnay

    $37.00

    Vinden Estate’s 2017 Chardonnay is sourced from the Summerville Vineyard in Broke and underwent 100% barrel fermentation in French oak. During the 10 month elevate, bâtonnage was conducted monthly to build complexity, weight and texture. A delicious
    wine with white peach and vanillin overtones, complemented with a beautiful creamy finish. Great drinking any time over the next 5 years.

    Handcrafted by Daniel Binet and Angus Vinden

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    2017 Semillon

    $30.00

    Vinden Estate’s 2017 Semillon exemplifies why the Hunter produces some of the best
    Semillon in the world.

    Sourced from two famous Semillon vineyards. Trevena Vineyard, planted in 1920 on sandy loam soils, these unirrigated vines are situated on Hermitage Road Pokolbin, and Somerset Vineyard, planted in 1969 on sandy clay loam in Pokolbin. Picked in early
    February, the wine shows the character of the old gnarled vines; concentrated citrus fruit, refreshing acidity and delicate minerality. Great early drinking, however patience will be rewarded with cellaring up to 10+ years. 11% alc

    Handcrafted by Daniel Binet & Angus Vinden

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    2017 Verdelho

    $30.00

    Trophy 95/100 pts for best Verdelho at the Hunter Valley Wine Show.
    Silver Bullet Trophy at the Hunter Valley Wine Show – Best Wine selected by the international Judge.
    95/100 Huon Hooke

    Vinden Estate’s 2017 Verdelho has been sourced from the Travertine vineyard in Belford and continues the high standard set with our earlier releases. This Portuguese variety has found its home in the Hunter Valley. Medium bodied, with ripe tropical fruit, refreshing acidity and a lingering finish. A beautiful wine to be enjoyed with just about anything, or on its own.

    Handcraſted by Daniel Binet & Angus Vinden

  • 2015 Vinden Basketcase Semillon

    2017 Vinden Headcase Semillon

    $30.00

    Sourced from the Howard family Somerset Vineyard where I once worked, I know this vineyard almost as well as my own. Planted in 1969 over fine sandy loam soils, the fruit was hand picked over two occasions a week apart in early February. The wine shows the character of the old gnarled vines; zesty, citrus fruit, refreshing acidity, balancing minerality with texture. Great early drinking, however patience will be rewarded with cellaring 10+ years. 10.5% alc

    Handcraſted by Angus Vinden & Daniel Binet

Rosé

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    2017 Alicante Bouschet Rose

    $30.00

    Vinden Estate is one of very few wineries in Australia to produce this rare varietal. Grown on our estate vineyard on red loamy clay, it truly reflects the characteristics of the grape varietal. It is one of the few grapes with red flesh, resulting from a cross in the 1800’s between a Grenache and Petit Bouschet. A dry, fruit forward style, with red berries and ripe fruit on the pallet; picked in early February, the wine has a beautiful crisp, dry finish. There is nothing more refreshing than to drink it on a warm day with a salad Nicoise or some spicy Asian Food. 11% alc

    Handcraſted by Daniel Binet & Angus Vinden

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    2017 Sparking Alicante Bouschet

    $35.00

    Vinden Estate is one of very few wineries in Australia to produce this rare varietal. We believe this to be Australia’s first Sparkling Alicante Bouschet. It is one of the few grapes with red flesh, resulting from a cross in the 1800’s between a Grenache and Petit Bouschet. Grown on our estate vineyard on red loamy clay, it truly reflects the characteristics of the grape varietal, a fruit forward style, with red berries and ripe fruit on the pallet. Picked in late January, the wine resultantly has a lovely crisp finish. 10% alc.

    Handcraſted by Daniel Binet & Angus Vinden

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    2017 Vinden Headcase Rosé – SOLD OUT

    $30.00

    This wine was an experimental parcel for the 2017 vintage, and was a hell of a lot of fun to put together. 5 different ferments blended together to create a delicious, dry, textual rosé. The palate has subtle fruit, a hint of oak, with a crisp dry finish.

    The final blend is:
    55% Merlot. Crushed, pressed and fermented in tank, from our Vineyard.
    17% Shiraz from Somerset Vineyard, wild fermented in 2yr old French oak.
    17% Tempranillo from Somerset Vineyard, wild fermented in 3yr old French oak.
    10% Semillon, from Somerset Vineyard, wild fermented on solids in barrel.
    1% Alicante Bouschet from our vineyard. Drink whilst young and fresh. Cheers!

    12.5% alc. Handcraſted by Angus Vinden & Daniel Binet

    Out of stock


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Red Wines

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    2013 Back Block Shiraz

    $60.00

    Vinden Estate’s ‘Back Block’ has been made from hand picked grapes using traditional methods; open fermenters and hand plunging. It is one of those soſt, elegant Hunter reds which will drink beautifully young but will have a capacity to age for some years. The berry fruit has a nice touch of new oak aged in both French and American oak for 18 months. The palate is soſt and well balanced in the ‘Hunter Burgundy’ way with fine tannins on the finish.

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    2014 Premium Merlot – SOLD OUT

    $35.00

    Vinden Estate’s Merlot has been made from hand picked grapes using traditional methods; open fermenters and hand plunging. Merlot is a classic grape variety. This current vintage has been aged in both French and American oak producing a lovely soft velvety wine. This wine can be enjoyed on its own and with food the maker’s personal recommendations are red meat or Italian tomato based pasta.

     

    Out of stock

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    2016 Basket Press Shiraz

    $40.00

    Sourced from our Estate Vineyard in Pokolbin, planted in 1995 over red, orange clay soil and from the Howard family Somerset Vineyard planted in 1970 on red volcanic clay soils, over weathered limestone in Pokolbin. Made in traditional methods; cold soaked, fermented in open fermenters, hand plunged, basket pressed and aged in French and American oak (20% new). A bold, vibrant Shiraz with lovely tannins and dark fruits. Great drinking any time over the next 10 years. 14% alc.

    Handcraſted by Daniel Binet & Angus Vinden

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    2016 Vinden Headcase – Tempranillo – SOLD OUT

    $40.00

    Sourced from Howard family Somerset Vineyard were I once worked, I know this vineyard almost as well as my own. Planted in 2004 on red volcanic clay soils, over weathered limestone in Pokolbin. This wine is my first tempranillo, and certainly
    not for the faint of heart. It is a massive wine; big spicy tannin and bold dark fruits drive the palate. The fruit was cold soaked, wild fermented in open concrete fermenters, hand plunged, basket pressed and aged in French & American oak (25% new) for 10 months. Drink it now or sometime in the next decade as the tannins soſten. 14.5% alc.

    Handcraſted by Angus Vinden & Daniel Binet

    Out of stock

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    2017 The Vinden Headcase Charmless Man

    $30.00

    Named aſter the Blur Song, ‘Charmless Man’, this wine was an experimental batch for the 2017 vintage, playing with two varieties, which are not synonymous for the Hunter Valley; Pinot Noir and Alicante Bouschet. The pinot noir was wild fermented and spent 2 weeks on skins, 10% whole bunch, 40% whole berry and the remainder was crushed. The Alicante Bouschet was wild fermented on skins for 2 weeks, 50% whole bunch and 50% whole berry. The wines were settled and blended before èlevage in seasoned French oak Hogsheads. The final blend is 60% pinot noir and 40% Alicante Bouschet. This funky little number is light, fun and delicious. Cheers! 13% alc.

    Handcraſted by Angus Vinden & Daniel Binet

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    2017 Vinden Headcase – Nouveau Shiraz

    $30.00

    This wine was inspired by a trip to Beaujolais and the legendary Shiraz O’Shea made up on the Old Hill. Sourced from the Howard family Somerset Vineyard were I once worked; I know this vineyard almost as well as my own. This dry grown block was planted in 1966 on red volcanic clay soils, over weathered limestone in Pokolbin. Picked in Mid February, the age and character of the old vines shine through in this light, crisp style of Shiraz. Cold soaked, wild fermented (10% whole bunch, 50% whole berry) in open concrete fermenters, hand plunged basket pressed and aged in seasoned French oak. Enjoy it now or on a hot summers day serve it chilled with a straw. Cheers! 13% alc.

    Handcraſted by Angus Vinden & Daniel Binet

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