Come and stay in Ironbark Cottage set amongst the vineyard and enjoy its own beautiful picnic area under the pergola with BBQ facilities overlooking the vineyard.
Wollombi Brook begins life as Congewai creek in the Watagan Mountains and meanders through over 90 km of valleys to join the Hunter River near Singleton. We are privileged to share 1 km of its banks. The densely grown banks of the river provide a haven for a large range of wildlife.
The property today consists of eight of the original allotments attached to the then (1830’s) growing Wollombi township. At times being used as the town sports field, floods in the late 1880’s put an end to Wollombi’s expansion and the land continued life as farmland.The land has seen numerous farming activities, from grain crops, an orchard, sheep, cattle and for a time a dairy.
The first vines were planted in 1994 and all the vineyard work is carried out by family members so there is a close personal interest in producing the best possible grapes. Our 25 year old Semillon and Shiraz vines receive little or no irrigation so yields are usually low, around 2 tonnes per acre. As a result, the focus is on quality and not quantity and no insecticides are used by Wollombi Wines at the vineyard.
The first vines were planted on the property in 1994 and what started as a passionate commitment to produce the best Hunter wines continues to this day.
Usually occurs in late February and early March. At harvest the bunches are selectively hand picked with one intent – the best possible quality. Due to our huge bird population, we net the vineyard prior to ripening, so we can happily co-exist with the birds! For bird lovers the count to date is 91 species.