Tinonee Vineyard Estate is a boutique working vineyard with 16 acres of various grape varieties: Verdelho, Muscat, Chambourcin, Shiraz and Fiano. The changing landscape of the vineyard is captivating as the vines continue to take on an annual varied visual appearance. The first bud break in spring is followed by the large, lush green leaves protecting the grapes in Summer when these grapes are beginning to change colour and ripen, ready for harvest.
Mid-summer is the time for picking the grapes to send to the winery, ready to produce our distinctive wines. Autumn and winter see the vines loose their leaves and become dormant so they can store their energy, ready for the first bud of spring; and so the cycle begins again.
When you visit Tinonee Vineyard Estate or our onsite 1813 cellar door, we encourage you to wonder through the vines to truly appreciate its delightful setting. If you visit during December or January, we welcome you to pick a bunch of grapes to enjoy during your visit or to take home
We are extremely fortunate to have Daniel Binet as our talented winemaker.
Born in Efate Vanuatu, Daniel immigrated to Australia in the late 80’s to complete his schooling, after which he left for Europe to explore his French heritage. Upon completing vintages abroad Daniel returned to Australia to become a qualified winemaker.
Most of Daniel’s life has been dedicated to the growing, cultivation and making wine. He has a natural palate for wine, which allows him to create wines with personality, structure and finesse. He has an enormous ability to de-mystify the world of wine in a natural and engaging manner
Daniel has been a winemaker for over 17 years in the Hunter Valley wine region of New South Wales, Australia. With a host of nominations under his belt including The Wine Society’s Young Winemaker of the Year, Hunter Valley Rising Star and The Hunter Wine Excellence scholarship, Daniel is fast becoming one of the Hunter Valley’s most recognised young winemakers.
Daniel has extensive wine show judging experience, regionally, nationally and regularly travels internationally to judge, including to Shanghai and New Zealand.