We base our menus around what we harvest from our one acre kitchen garden and orchard to maintain a truly seasonal focus. In addition we have our own olive trees, free range chickens, honey and raise our own lambs. A selection of our estate grown produce is incorporated into this menu.
What we do not grow or produce here on the estate we source from our local area including Wagyu beef, pigs from Krinklewood biodynamic farm, mushrooms, olive oil and farm gate produce from Broke.
We are firm believers in respectful animal husbandry and all our poultry, fish and animals are raised humanely and sustainably. Our ‘nose to tail’ philosophy shows respect for the entire animal utilising prime cuts as well as secondary ones with our own charcuterie production including prosciutto, coppa and pancetta. We ‘dry age’ our beef on site to ensure maximum flavour.
As farmers we are committed to looking after the land and as such are certified with Green Table Australia as well as the WFA Entwine program for our environmental sustainability initiatives (first and only HV restaurant and winery). Integrity is important to us and our accreditation benchmarks us internationally for best practice to ISO14000.
Andrew Margan has created a great wine list with current and back vintage Margan wines as well as a collection of other Hunter greats and international gems from his own private collection.
Lunch: Friday, Saturday & Sunday;
Dinner: Thursday, Friday & Saturday
Also open most public holiday Mondays for lunch. Bookings are essential as opening hours may vary.
Awards & Accolades
One Chef Hat - SMH Good Food Guide 2017, 2018
5 Star Winery James Halliday Wine Companion 2009 – 2018
Top Ten Regional NSW Restaurants- Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide 2012, 2014, 2018
2 Glasses - Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide 2013 – 2018
2 Glasses - Gourmet Traveller Wine list of the Year awards 2013 – 2016
Winner – NSW Restaurant in a Winery – Restaurant and Caterers Savour Awards 2015
Viticulturalist of the Year, Andrew Margan, Hunter Valley Wine Industry 2015
Best Winery - NSW & Hunter Valley Tourism Awards 2013, 2014, 2015 – Hall of Fame
2 Glasses - SMH Good Food Guide 2015
Winner - Excellence in Food Tourism, Australian Tourism Awards 2014
Winner - Sustainable Restaurant Award SMH Good Food Guide 2012, 2014
Winner - Hunter Valley Cellar Door of the Year 2013
Winner - Best Restaurant, Australian Tourism Awards 2012
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