our cellar door
Undercliff Winery was built in 1993 to produce 1500 cases of premium hand made Hunter Valley wines per annum and also to function as a gallery. It is nestled in a tranquil valley only 1.5 kilometres from Historic Wollombi Village.The building was drawn to compliment the existing heritage values of the Undercliff Estate. The external slab walls superbly set off the cedar cathedral ceilings and the exhibited paintings. The wine making equipment was built specifically as was the 6 metre table used for vintage lunches and other functions.
Undercliff Vineyard was established in 1990 with Semillon and Shiraz varieties that thrive in the rich alluvial soils. An olive gove was also established. More recently other grape varieties have been planted such as Chambourcin, Chardonnay and Muscat. We are well know for our artistic bird labels.
Undercliff was proclaimed and settled as a farm in 1846 and still retains the original timber slab sheds and homestead, the latter is now unique accommodation for guests named Settlers Cottage. The clay quarry for the 19th century Wollombi brickworks is adjacent to the vineyards and is now a billabong fed by a subterranean water table providing irrigation for the vineyard.
Sample award winning Hunter Valley wines whilst browsing the gallery, gift shop and local produce at our cellar door that is open daily 10 am to 5pm. Peter and Jane Hamshere, owner operators will make you most welcome.