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Our FAQs

 

Visiting Us

 

When are you open?

The Cellar Door is open seven days a week from 10am to 5pm

The Restaurant is open for lunch and dinner on Friday and Saturday, and lunch on Sunday.

 

Where are you located?

Our address is 1238 Milbrodale Rd Broke.

From Singleton it will take around 20 minutes by car.

From central Pokolbin it will be about 15 minutes along Broke Road from the Hunter Valley Gardens.

 

What are the transport options?

Unfortunately, unlike major cities Uber is very limited in the Hunter Valley. If you need a transfer to us, we have the following local suppliers who can assist: https://www.margan.com.au/lets-get-you-to-and-from-margan-with-ease/

If you want to make it a weekend to remember, join us like a rock star and arrive in style with a helicopter to our helipad. Hunter Valley Helicopters will be able to help, click here

 

Booking wine tastings and dining

Do I need to book a tasting or dining experience?

To ensure you are not disappointed, it is advisable especially in the Restaurant, on weekends or if you are in a group.

For last minute reservations, contact us by telephone and we will see what we can do. 

 

Do you charge for wine tastings?

We offer a structured flight of your choice of six of our Limited Release wines for a nominal charge of $10. All served in Riedel stemware and by our knowledgeable team who are happy to answer all your questions.  The tasting fee is non-redeemable. If you are a Margan Club Member this is complementary.   

 

You seem to offer only a five-course degustation menu. Is that too much food?

We offer our five-course tasting menu as it showcases the best of our estate grown and made produce. Most guests feel it is the perfect amount of food and we serve this across a two-hour period which is nicely paced. Choose our classic menu or vegetarian and vegan options. For lighter fare, enjoy graze platters in our cellar door.

 

Do you cater for dietary meals?

Absolutely. Please give us as much notice and detail around your requirements as possible.

 

Do you serve food in the cellar door?

We do! We offer a selection of grazing platters featuring cheese, charcuterie, garden produce, baked bread and other goodies from our property and local farm gate producers.

 

Will you love our children & pets too?

We will! If they are well supervised so as not to disturb the peaceful experience or safety of our other food and wine lovers. We also need to plan for these extra fun mini guests so please let us know so we can allocate space and have highchairs (children) and water bowls (dogs) at hand! 

Our Mini Foodies menu is perfect for kids between the ages of four to eleven. They’ll join you on your dining experience and enjoy hand-rolled gnocchi, dessert and a drink. 

 

Do you offer tours and hands-on experiences?

Several! Winery, garden and vineyard tours, cooking schools, masterclasses and a range of hands on experiences. See what’s on offer click here 

 

How do I book with a gift voucher?

To use your gift voucher issued by Margan, Good Food Card, Best Restaurants or Gourmet Traveler click here.

If you have a Red Balloon issued voucher, you’ll need to use the Red Balloon website here

 

Accommodation

Do you have accommodation on site?

Not yet but there is lots of great options just minutes from us in the Broke Fordwich region

Visit https://www.margan.com.au/relax-and-stay-a-while/

 

Groups, events, weddings, celebrations

 

Do you cater for weddings at Margan?

For all wedding, celebration, corporate and group booking contact us at events@margan.com.au and our team will be in touch to create a bespoke event for you.

 

Wine

 

Do you grow your own grapes?

Yes. We have 100 hectares of our own distinguished vineyards that we Sustainably Farm and are proudly 100% estate grown and made.

 

Where can I buy your wine?

Our online store is the best place to purchase our limited White Label and Aged Release Wines. You can head to our store here. If you want exclusive back vintage wines, then you’ll need to ensure you are a Reserve Club member to access these incredible wines. You can become a Member here.

 

Who are your wholesale distributers?

In New South Wales it is Cuttings Wine Merchants. They can be contacted at www.cuttingsnsw.com  or on 02 9967 5900.

In Queensland it is Déjà vu Wine Company. They can be contacted at www.dejavuwines.com.au or on 1300 655 732.

Melissa O’Toole is our Local Sales Manager and can be contacted sales@margan.com.au or 0408 400 651.

 

Do you export?

We love sharing our estate grown and made wines throughout the world. While we don’t ship internationally from our website, our agents will be able to assist you.

United States – M Imports,  www.mimportsusa.com

United Kingdom -Tanners Wine Merchants, www.tanners-wines.co.uk

United Kingdom – Direct Wines (Laithwaites), http://www.laithwaites.co.uk

Singapore – Estate Wines, www.estatewinescellar.com/wines/australia-margan

Canada, Ontario – Liquor Control Board of Ontario, www.lcbo.com

Canada, Quebec – Société des alcools du Québec, www.saq.com

Malaysia – Geovinum SDN BHD, www.geovinum.com/wines/

Hong Kong – Kedington Wines,    www.kedingtonwines.com

Sweden – Systembolaget Sweden, www.systembolaget.se/sok/?textQuery=Margan

 

Is your wine vegan friendly?

From Vintage 2021 onwards, all our wines are Vegan friendly which means we don’t use any animal products to fine or filter our wines.

All our reds are vegan friendly.

 

Does your wine contain Sulphur?

Sulphur compounds play an antioxidant role protecting fruit, juice and wine from oxidation and we use small amounts in most of our wines.

 

Environmental Stewardship

 

You are Sustainably Farmed. What does that mean?

Sustainable Farming means farming in a way that the land is looked after and productive for future generations to also farm the land. This has always been important to us and we were the first in the Hunter to be fully certified and are regarded as leaders in this area.

 

Are you certified?

We follow a detailed Environmental Management Plan (EMP) which is managed and audited with Freshcare and fully accredited with Sustainable Winegrowing Australia.

Our certification benchmarks to the ISO14000 series (International Standards) for best practice.

Our EMP reduces our impact across all business operations in the four basic pillars of sustainability: reduction of greenhouse gases; energy efficiency; water management and reduction of waste.

Are you Carbon Neutral?

Almost! Our EMP has dramatically reduced our production impacts but we are not carbon neutral yet. We could achieve this immediately if we purchased carbon credits but we believe that our impacts should be negated as close to the site of production as possible, so we don’t want to take the short cut and buy our accreditation. We have just planted a tree lot of 450 natives as part of our riverbank regeneration so are working our way towards carbon neutral the long, slow but sustainable way. Watch this space!

 

Does this mean you are certified Organic?

No, but our Ceres Hill property is ‘in conversion’ to organic management. This will take another two years for full certification but means we currently follow full organic practices.

In the Spotlight

Awards & Recognition

Margan has appeared in many publications, received multiple awards and trophies over the years and we are very proud of our team's achievements

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What People are Saying

Gourmet Traveller

On your next visit to the Hunter Valley, devote some time to exploring the subregion of Broke Fordwich, home to a community of wineries with an infectious passion for their little slice of paradise. Margan Wines is one of these stellar wineries, known for its award-winning wines, one-hatted Margan Restaurant and scenic views of the region. There’s a range of experiences for your visit, including monthly Cooking School sessions. Starting with a walk through the on-site kitchen garden, you’ll learn about the nose-to-tail philosophy before donning an apron to start your masterpiece. After all your hard work you get to relax with a three-course lunch, featuring your dishes alongside award-winning wine.

John Lethlean – The Australian

…if you only have one meal in the Hunter make it at Margan. Almost everything is grown onsite… wonderful, contemporary food. It’s “wow” stuff.

James Halliday Wine Companion, Top 5 star rating

The industry and the public are in love with Andrew Margan’s ‘a little bit different’ wines…they are frequent award winners. And the winery restaurant managed by his wife and business partner Lisa is well known for its high standard and multiple industry honours.

AGT Wine Magazine Top 20 Semillons

“One of the most impressive of the new wave of Hunter producers, Andrew Margan has used his winemaking experience to transform the family’s grape growing business into a flourishing winery where quality is paramount.”

Open Times

CELLARDOOR

OPEN 7 DAYS
10:00am – 5:00pm

RESTAURANT

LUNCH

FRI - SUN

DINNER

FRI - SAT

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