Hunter Valley and Newcastle, New South Wales

2014 Restaurants & Catering - Awards for Excellence - Best Restaurant in a Winery - Hunter & Central Coast
Located in the heart of the Hunter Valley Wine Country, Bimbadgen is a striking winery and vineyard encompassing an expansive cellar door, award-winning Esca Bimbadgen Restaurant, cafe, outdoor amphitheatre, modern tasting rooms and accommodation - all in the one stunning location. Esca's Modern Australian cuisine, fresh, local and home grown produce and spectacular views make for a truly memorable dining experience.
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790 McDonalds Road
Tel: +61 2 4998 4666
Modern Australian
Price Range:
$$$$ ~ $$$$
$$$$ = Mains under $20
$$$$ = Mains $20 - $30
$$$$ = Mains $30 - $40
$$$$ = Mains over $40
Fully Licensed (no BYO)
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Esca Bimbadgen is situated high on a hill in the heart of Hunter Valley Wine Country. Dedicated to the art of food & wine matching, Esca’s modern Australian cuisine, fresh local and home grown produce and spectacular views make for a truly memorable dining experience.

Esca's contemporary restaurant design features large glass windows and an open balcony allowing guests stunning wine country views over the Bimbadgen vineyards to the Brokenback ranges.

Esca Bimbadgen is a regional restaurant, that uses produce sourced locally or grown on the Estate including lemons, figs and fresh herbs. A feature of the menu are the Esca Tasting Plates, like a “mini-degustation”, where guests can enjoy three ‘tastes’ from the menu each matched with a Bimbadgen wine.

The wine list offers not only wines from Bimbadgen, but a selection of wines from other Hunter Valley producers and classic wines from regional areas throughout Australia and the world. Esca also has a private dining room for serious wine and food tastings and occasions. Recipient of one Wine Glass in the Gourmet Traveller Wine 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Wine List of the Year Awards.

Esca Bimbadgen, was also named Restaurant and Catering Association NSW’s Best Tourism Restaurant in Northern NSW as well as being awarded the highly acclaimed Gold award for Tourism Restaurants and Catering Services at the QantasLink Hunter & Central Coast Tourism Awards 2013.

A pioneer of fine dining in the Hunter Valley, Esca exemplifies the unique nature of a winery restaurant, rather than simply a restaurant in a winery.
Dates Sun 01 May to Tue 31 May
Location Pokolbin, New South Wales
Category Wine / Beer Events and Tastings
Description Over the two months of Hunter Valley Wine & Food Festival - May & June 2016, Bimbadgen are offering an Up Close & Personal Experience ...
Please contact the restaurant for further information.
110 pax
Cellar Door
Country Venue
Function for 100-300
Function for 50-100
In a Winery
Outdoor Dining
Suitable for Families with children
Suitable for Functions
Suitable for Groups of 10
Suitable for Weddings
Restaurants & Catering - Awards for Excellence - 2014
Best Restaurant in a Winery - Hunter & Central Coast
Restaurants & Catering - Awards for Excellence - 2014
Restaurant of the Year - Northern NSW
790 McDonalds Road
Pokolbin NSW 2320
Esca Bimbadgen is just a few minutes drive from Pokolbin Village, and around 2 hours drive north from Sydney's CBD.
Susan Thye on 31/08/2014
Bimbadgen Estate, Hunter Valley. The grounds are beautiful and the staff are lovely and informative at wine tastings. Their restaurant Esca, matches their wine perfectly with incredible food made from fresh produce sourced locally.
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