The land where Dimbulla Estate stands was in the heart of the early coal mining area but has long since returned to farming, agriculture and, especially, viticulture and olive groves.
At the time of the First World War, timber from the district was dragged to a small gully and burnt in furnaces to produce an ingredient essential for gunpowder. This section of the estate has been named Charcoal Gully Block and here we grow our Shiraz grapes with their distinctive characteristics of earthy tannins and dusky oak.
The early European settlers brought the knowledge, experience and tradition of wine making to the new world. At Dimbulla Estate we are committed to pursuing this tradition. We are a young vineyard and as our vines mature, the quality of our wines are evolving season by season.

Dimbulla Estate

We thrive in making fine wines that enrich the taste&soul.

HISTORY

Dimbulla Estate is named after Dimbulla region in the western highlands of
Sri Lanka, where the famous tea estates are located.

Dimbula Estate Vineyard and Olive Grove are located in Pokolbin, in the heart of the (lower) Hunter Valley, in New South Wales.

RESULTS

Dimbulla Estate was awarded the Doug Seabrook Memorial Trophy for the best red wine of the show and the Best Other Red trophy category.

The winning wine, the 2014 Tempranillo Shiraz, is a refreshing blend of the Spanish grape, Tempranillo, and Hunter Valley Shiraz.

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Our Timeline

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Purchased Farm

Dilip acquired the land in the Hunter Valley and established 10 hectares of wine grape vines including Semillon, Shiraz and Tempranillo, which is a grape associated with the Spanish Rioja region

2001

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Planted Vineyard

The former Australian Rugby and NSW Rugby chairman began planting his 8ha vineyard and 12ha of olive groves on Sweetwater Road at Pokolbin in 2001, releasing his debut vintages of shiraz, semillon and tempranillo five years later.

2002

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First Production

The vintages of shiraz and tempranillo and semillon capture their varietal characteristics most impressively. While shiraz and semillon are the Hunter Valley's lifeblood, the Spanish grape tempranillo is a relative newcomer to these part

2005

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Awards

Dimbulla Estate was awarded the Doug Seabrook Memorial Trophy for the best red wine of the show and the Best Other Red trophy category.

2016

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