James Estate Wines is located in the Upper Hunter Valley about 2 hours West of Newcastle (3.5 hours from Sydney) in Baerami near Denman/Muswellbrook.
The winery is not only well-known for its delicious wines, but also for the beautiful surrounds.
James Estate was recently awarded the title “Star Cellar Door and Best Additional Experience” by the Gourmet Traveller Wine magazine, which is a credit to the efforts of its General Manager and winemaker Graeme Scott. James Estate really is more than just a winery!
The Ridge Walk
The Ridge Walk showcases the natural beauty of the region with commanding views in all directions, overlooking James Estate winery, The Goulburn River Valley and our highest peak Mount Dangar. The full trail is a signed 4km (return trip) Grade 3 walk. To fully appreciate the experience it is best to allow 1 ½ hours for the walk from the James Estate cellar door.
For the less energetic there is a shorter walk available that still affords spectacular views of the winery, vineyards, the Goulburn River and Wollemi National Park.
A Grade 3 walk is suitable for most ages and fitness levels although some bush walking experience is recommended. Walkers will encounter some natural obstacles and short steep sections, so sturdy footwear is highly recommended.
Mountain Bike Trails
2 wheel’s more your pace?
Graeme and his team have made an awesome network of mountain bike trails to suit a wide range of skill levels, most ages and fitness levels although some MTB experience is recommended.
The ride from the James Estate cellar door takes you back down the driveway and though the working winery and vineyard, then through Wattle Avenue, School of Rock, Go-Anna, Sucked In, Airs Rock, Lenny’s Bypass and Desperado trails before arriving back at the cellar door.