Rich In History - Rich in Flavour

Saturday, May 10, 2014 | Leave a Comment (0)


Hollydene Estate opened the Arrowfield vineyard to the public on February 17, 2014, it nestles between Jerry's Plains and the pretty little hub of Denman, gateway to the rich Upper Hunter Valley home of wines and equine studs. 

Our client's purchased Hollydene vineyard in 2005 the following year they purchased the Wybong vineyard (previously known as 'Reynolds Yarraman') from then the Wybong and Hollydene vineyards were run under the banner and brand of Hollydene. 
For several years Hollydene exclusively supplied Arrowfield Estate Wines with grapes however Arrowfield closed in 2010. Our clients needed to make a presence with their wine labels and therefore needed an outlet in the area for their wines so they purchased Arrowfield in 2011 minus the wine label and set out in bringing it back to life. 

Hollydene and Wybong are two of the oldest and most iconic vineyards in the Upper Hunter. Combined with the historic Arrowfield, the three vineyards provide Hollydene Estate Wines with Shiraz, Chardonnay, Semillon, Tempranillio, Sangiovese, Gewürztraminer and Verdelho grapes.  

A distinct respect for the property's long history and its surrounds was maintained during the Hollydene development with the use of timbers from the from the original Bowman's crossing bridge that once crossed the Hunter river and turpentine timber from the original wharf at Goat Island, Sydney. The timbers are a feature in the walls and ceilings of the restaurant and cellar door as well as the outdoor decking and alfresco area. 

Our Natures Vision Team were engaged to redesign the soft landscaping within the Arrowfield grounds along with a new alfresco cafe area.