Vinden Wines was founded in 1990 and is now under the guidance of second-generation winemaker and viticulturist Angus Vinden.

Their two vineyard sites are the original family Vinden vineyard, planted in 1995, and old vine blocks at Somerset vineyard in Pokolbin, Hunter Valley, where Angus was mentored under the fifth generation grower Glen Howard. Angus and his wife purchased the Somerset vineyard and are now custodians of this famed site.

The Somerset vineyard was originally planted in 1891, during WWII the vines were pulled as demand for war time food outweighed grapes. Luckily in 1965 replanting began to re-establish one of the great sites in the original Parish of Pokolbin. Fruit from the Somerset vineyard has supplied Maurice O’Shea and Len Evans and has formed the backbone of many of the highly awarded wines of the region.

Vinden Wines farm their vineyards with organic principals, producing their own compost annual and seed cover crops to increase organic matter in the soil, as well as to act as insectary plantings to encourage beneficial insects. Under-vine is managed with mowers/cultivators employed in lieu of herbicides.

All Vinden Wines are made with minimal intervention from hand-picked grapes, utilising native/wild yeast, natural malolactic fermentation with the wines fermented in a variety of formats, including foudre, concrete tanks, puncheons, amphorae and stainless steel, adding layers and complexity to the wines. Vinden wines are bottled without fining and many without filtration.

5 Red Star Winery James Halliday’s Wine Companion, 2022 | Top 50 Winemakers in Australia Young Gun Of Wine, 2020. Top 50 Vineyards in Australia Young Gun Of Wine, 2022 | 22nd Best Winery in Australia The Real Review, 2020.

“Fast becoming one of the wineries to watch in the Hunter”
– Mike Bennie