A historic cellar door in the heart of wine country
Given the Hunter Valley is Australia’s oldest wine region, it’s not uncommon for vineyards and wineries still producing wine today to have been around since the 1800s.
Ben Ean is one of these historic properties, and its legacy, in combination with recent developments at the estate, make it a must-visit on your next trip to the Hunter Valley.
Formerly known as Lindeman’s Estate, Ben Ean was home to the iconic Lindeman’s which existed as a winery and vineyard on the site for 174 years.
In 2017, the McGuigan and Peterson families – both renowned winemaking families in their own right – took over the property and set about restoring it to its historical roots.
The result? A mecca for tasting some of the Hunter Valley’s best wines, and even the coveted and world famous Penfolds Grange – making Ben Ean the only cellar door in New South Wales to offer this experience.
You’ll also be able to taste wines by Savannah Estate, Petersons Wines, Lisa McGuigan Wines, Lindeman’s, Neil McGuigan Wines, SOMM, and Weerona at the Ben Ean cellar door.
Whether you choose a tasting of the Ben Ean portfolio with a cheese platter or book in for a private Grange tasting in The Still House, there’s a tasting experience to suit every wine lover.
The development of Ben Ean by the McGuigan and Peterson families has seen the addition of Baumé, Ben Ean’s onsite restaurant inspired by the flavours of the Mediterranean.
Wander upstairs and you’ll find D’Vine Treats, which stocks goodies from Hunter Valley Olive Co., Fat Cow Cheese, plus an array of chocolates and confectionery.
Across the hall is Ben Ean’s huge events space, suitable for private and corporate events, as well as weddings.
Whether you stop by for a tasting or host your next event in Ben Ean’s Garden Terrace, there’s not much this historic venue can’t do.