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Briar Ridge is a 5 star rated winery nestled in the picturesque Mount View region. Visit our beautiful vineyard and cellar door for the ultimate tasting experience and discover a more hidden and scenic part of the Hunter Valley.

593 Mount View Road, Mount View


Award-winning wines, tranquil gardens and mountain views…


With vineyards first planted in 1972, Briar Ridge is one of the Hunter’s oldest boutique wineries and a leading producer of iconic, award-winning wines both nationally and internationally.


Winemaker and General Manager, Gwyn Olsen is passionate about the Hunter Valley and creating wines speaking of true place and heritage.  In 2015, Gwyn was awarded the Rising Star of the Year at the Hunter Valley Legends Awards and also become a Len Evans Tutorial Scholar.  Gwyn was also awarded the prestigious Gourmet Traveller WINE, Young Winemaker Medal in 2014 and the title of ‘Dux’ at the Australian Wine Research Institute, Advanced Wine Assessment Course in 2012.


At the cellar door, well-informed staff will guide you through the Briar Ridge tasting experience. Try signature wines from the Hunter Valley, including the premium Single Vineyard and Karl Stockhausen wines, and the ever popular wines from the varietal range. Relax and stay a while on the Briar Ridge deck while enjoying a cheese and antipasto plate and taking in the breathtaking mountain views and serenity. Briar Ridge is located just minutes from the town of Pokolbin, in the heart of the Hunter Valley. The Cellar Door is open daily from 10am – 5pm.


Our vineyards, mountain views and beautifully landscaped gardens also make Briar Ridge the perfect location for your wedding or commitment ceremony, photography and reception.  The elegantly styled Rose Room and terrace create a relaxed and romantic atmosphere, the ideal space to enjoy post ceremony festivities with your family and friends.


Our weddings are catered for by the Hunter Valley’s highly acclaimed restaurant, Bistro Molines. 


Notable Features


Trophy & Gold Winning Wines       Fun Yet Informative Tastings      Antipasto Or Cheese Plates Can Be Enjoyed With Tastings       Vintage Wine Club       Young Winemaker Of The Year 2014       Family Friendly       Kangaroos At Sunset       Picturesque       Pet Friendly


Winemaker: Gywn Olsen 

OPENING HOURS: Daily 10:00 am - 5:00 pm