About the property

Whilst staying at The Lane Retreat, guests will enjoy over 15 hectares of secluded vineyards and bushland. Nestled amongst the 50-year-old Palmers Lane vines, the 60 studio retreats overlook the expansive views of the mountainous Broken Back Range, making it the perfect destination to relax and unwind.

Lounge by the swimming pool or enjoy a wine at one of the two outdoor gathering areas. Fresh coffee, gourmet provisions and gifts are available at the bespoke Lane Pantry daily, or experience wine tastings and fine food at Bimbadgen’s Esca Restaurant or Wood Fire Pizza, just a three-minute drive away.

About the vineyards

The original Bimbadgen vineyard on Palmers Lane was planted in 1968 at the end of a dirt road that remains virtually untouched to this day. With century old fig trees framing a spectacular view of the Broken Back Ranges, this vineyard remains one of the Hunter Valley’s best kept secrets.

Our 15 hectares of vines are planted predominantly in a North-South orientation, with the ‘contour’ blocks following the shape of the land through the centre of the vineyard. Less than two kilometres away from Bimbadgen’s winery as the crow flies, this vineyard typically ripens a full two weeks later than the McDonalds Road site, the reasons for which remain a mystery.
The soil profile at Palmers Lane is one of the most clearly delineated and distinctive anywhere in Australia. At the top of the hill is the red volcanic soil upon which our Shiraz fruit thrives, producing a pretty, perfumed and elegant wine. At the bottom lays our prized Semillon blocks, planted on lean, sandy loam soils. These blocks consistently deliver the fruit that shines in our Signature range, the very highest quality Bimbadgen wine produced only in the very best seasons.

Experience the birthplace of Australian wine in the Hunter Valley and connect with the history of wine, the region and the land of the Wonnarua people.

Features and Amenities

The Lane Pantry



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