Bimbadgen Cellar Door

4.3
64 Reviews
$40 and under
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Situated in a commanding position with magnificent views to the Barrington ranges, the vineyards and winery production area, our cellar door is the perfect immersive experience in which to sample Bimbadgen wines.
We offer two tasting experiences which is waived with wine purchase.
Regional Tasting Experience $10 per person includes Sparkling and Hunter range or our Signature Tasting Experience $15 per person this includes our single vineyard and Signature wine.
With current restrictions in place children are counted in tasting numbers when sitting in the tasting area , children tasting fee is $8 per child and includes an activity pack and soft drink.

For bookings of 10 people or more please contact the cellar door on 4998 4650 or cellardoor@bimbadgen.com.au.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
What 64 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
3.9
food
4.3
service
4.3
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RachelF
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing venue and fantastic service, exceeded our exceptions.

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Claire
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So lovely! Wish we had time to stay and eat, will definitely be coming back

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TraceyS
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

We didn’t eat there. But for the wine tasting it was very clinical and very little atmosphere. Clean but not friendly. The young girl who was switched to us knew her stuff but didn’t relate on a personal level - that will come with experience and confidence.

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MirandaS
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fanastic atmosphere with great staff. Wine was beautiful. Definitely recommend 10/10.

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JagdishK
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Pizza and food good. But wine tasting was disappointing. For $15 each wasn’t worth comparing to other wineries around and what they offer with it.

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LauraW
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our tasting was great! The lady who looked after us was fanstastic! Bit of a shame there was a large, noisy table next to us but there wasn’t anything anyone could do about that. Would be back again

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wine tasting

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EmilyB
Sydney
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

FANTASTIC pizza, pretty good wines, great views. Great aesthetic

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Dodgatron
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Someone else used my card and made a reservation under my name. I was never at bimbadgen.

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Akramee
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Tasting is in addition to the purchase of wine... was kinda turned off from that

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LeisaT
Sydney
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best wine tasting in the Hunter. The girls were so friendly and authentic

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Evan
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Original person who started helping us put a real damper on our wine tasting adventure because she had a miserable “doing us a favour” attitude. What seemed like the cellar door manager took over serving us and she was really lovely and helped to turn the experience around. The wines were acceptable, the premium tasting definitely offers better quality wines, well worth experiencing. To note for visitors, the tastings are paid per person obviously, but you need to both choose 6 out of the 10+ wines on offer for the tasting, BUT you have to choose the same 6. This was annoying for us because we have different palettes so even though we were both paying, we had to compromise and sacrifice some options for the other persons palette (eg sweet when you prefer dry) rather than let us just taste our preferences. Definitely feels like a mass produced corporate venue rather than the humble personal tastings we’d been to prior.

Didn’t want to stay for the food, just rated good because they looked alright as they passed us...this rating system doesn’t have a not applicable option...

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DeanneB
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Staff were not very helpful. Very disappointed with the service as staff weren’t very attentive. I asked more about signing up to the wine club and it was explained as 20% off cellar door and at the Esca restaurant upstairs and accommodation so sounded like a great deal so I joined as we had a reservation at Esca after our tasting. Only to find out after dining upstairs the 20% was only off drinks, not happy as that was not how it was explained at the tasting. Lucky I love the Moscato or I would have cancelled my membership. I will not visit Bimbadgen again or recommend it to anyone for tasting. Definitely not a highlight of our trip!!! The food at Esca was amazing only plus in this review.

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MandaH
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service from these two young women was outstanding! We travelled from Wollongong for a wedding and were so impressed with the service we will absolutely be back! Thankyou guys

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LYJ1970
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Diana was fabulous, great knowledge about the wines. Great quality wines and nice to try some different varieties, especially the Fiano.

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AmyG
Sydney
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Lovely staff, lovely wine and was a quiet rainy day! Really enjoyed the experience.

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ClaireF
Sydney
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful wines! It’s surprising the lack of food and wine tasting available in the Hunter. Highly recommend getting a cheese and wine tasking option. Kind, friendly and knowledgeable staff. Also the pizza is amazing! Highly recommend.

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Anon
Sydney
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I don't want to write a review thanks. Experience was very good.

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NathanC
Sydney
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Generally a really nice experience with great wine a lovely setting

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KimH
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were greeted by a warm and welcoming team, seated comfortably in a section that get cosy and private. Our Sommelier was friendly, helpful and very knowledgeable (and put up with our dumb jokes!). It was a comfortable and relaxing tasting and went home with some absolutely lovely bottles.
We finished the visit with a pizza to take away which was fresh and delicious! Highly recommend!

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AilishC
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best cellar door experiences and we will be back. The lady we had was so friendly and informative

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MeganO
Sydney
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional tasting and wonderful service and knowledge. The pizzas are fabulous too. Beautiful place..

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Robbo
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Had the 'Premium' tasting. $15 per head. 7 Wines. Wines were only current vintages and the small testing sample was insufficient to actually have a proper tasting. The setting is terrific and the staff reasonably knowledgeable and friendly. Great view outside.

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NatalieH
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The young lady that completed the wine tasting with us was great. We felt we were left sitting for long periods of times as she had to attend to other tables as well.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the wine tasting & cheese board. Great knowledge and lovely staff, plus stunning views.

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CarmelW
Sydney
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in the Hunter Valley for a wedding and needed a lunch venue close by and knew this would be a great place to go.

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Karina
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I really enjoyed our wine tasting. The service and environment was fabulous, not to mention the amazing wine. Definitely a new favourite! We do have to give a shout out to a very friendly man who, during the worst part of Friday afternoon’s storm, gave us umbrellas and followed us to our car while getting absolutely soaked. We think his name is Richard? What a nice guy and such a nice thing to do! Overall 10/10 experience!

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BerndT
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We actually had lunch in your restaurant, the food was amazing, very tasty and the portions were just right.

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KateW
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first experience at Bimbadgen, my guests and I were very happy with the service and the overall experience.

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SallymaeB
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had a lovely CoVID wine tasting followed by pizza on the terrace on Melbourne Cup Day. We were the only people there and it felt like a private lunch. Staff were fabulous!

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Jamblon
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We were there for a wine tasting and service was top notch. We were allowed to taste all the wines on the list and no pressure to buy, although we bought two bottles. No food was provided or asked for so cannot rate the food there.

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JosieC
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and i were visiting Hunter Valley and we booked a wine tasting at Bimbagen because it was one of the few wineries that would take a booking for ten people (covid). The staff were super nice and lovely and the moscato was delicious. Most, if not all, left the place with a bottle of that and because we bought a bottle, we didn't have to pay for the wine tasting. Thank you for the lovely experience!

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RoosterOz
Sydney
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend the wood fire pizza out in the courtyard. Great atmosphere with views.

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stephenw
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service from Dianna with a decent taste of the wines and a fantastic value for money Charcuterie plate. A great experience.

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UtshaT
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It was our first experience at Bimbadgen and the two lady out there were excellent and provided us a best service.. hoping to visit next time too.

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CC123
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience2

We only had a wine tasting which was lovely. The staff were really friendly and informative. The noise however was a little overwhelming. Recommend the wines.

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Anthonyb
Canberra / ACT
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

What a special cellar door. Friendly service, great atmosphere, outstanding wines.

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LindaD
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

I have been a member for only a short time. I found I only slightly liked one of the wines so it was not really a great experience as far as the wines were concerned. The ambience was okay but a fair amount of noise for the amount of people in the venue. The people were friendly which was nice. However, as I like sweet wines, I have found that this is not the winery for me. If you like dry wines you will like this winery.

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BarbaraR
Sydney
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

We didn’t dine here, only wine tasting. Staff very helpful and knowledgeable. Very pleasant experience

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PedroL
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Staff not friendly at all, the worst in all wineries I have been. The wines are ok, but only average. The place is quite nice, beautiful view, but the experience overall was poor. Would not come back nor reccomend

FAQs

Bimbadgen Cellar Door is rated 4.3 stars by 64 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.