Briar Ridge Ampelus Argilla Syrah 2023 (6 Bottles) Hunter Valley

$316.00 GST Included


Concentrated aromas of blueberry and black cherry captivate the senses as a generously poised palate, framed by earth, dances with graphite and supple tannin linger with charming persistence.

Possibly the first “classic” vintage I’ve ever experienced in the Hunter. “Classic” as the older guard call it refers to how grapes for table wine where never picked until February rolled around. 2023 was exactly this, we didn’t pick a grape in January.



Briar Ridge is a boutique winery and the largest holder of vineyards in Mount View, a well renowned viticultural area in the Hunter Valley.

Originally founded in 1972, many of our vines have been growing for 45 years, providing us with fruit of outstand- ing quality and distinct character thanks to Mount View’s unique location in an unmatched part of the Valley. The combination of soil, aspect and the microclimate are what make the difference – giving our wines delicious flavours and characters unlike any other.

Talented young Winemaker Alex Beckett (Sydney Royal Wine Scholarship recipient) and Consultant Winemaker Gwyn Olsen (Wine Australia ‘Future Leaders’ represen- tative and Gourmet Traveller WINE ‘Young Winemaker’ Medal recipient) are passionate about showcasing these regional qualities and giving Briar Ridge wines a strong sense of place. This is reflected in the numerous awards Briar Ridge has received on the wine show circuit and our highly regarded winery rating, awarded by James Halliday every year since 2010.

Briar Ridge Vineyard

Briar Ridge Vineyard is located in Mount View, a little slice of winemaking paradise reminiscent of the wine growing regions of France. The terroir, the microclimate and the views are unique to the rest of the Hunter, set us apart and make visiting here something unique and special.

Our attitude to growing and making wine is classically radical and driven by our Winemaker, Andrew Duff. Our wines have their foundations firmly set in tradition, with vines established in 1972. The innovation comes through experimentation with alternative varieties and a hybrid of modern technologies, historical references, and minimal intervention.
Briar Ridge Vineyard Head Winemaker Andrew Duff posing for a photo in the Hunter Valley.
Looking down from above on to our historical, 50-year old vineyards in Mount View, Hunter Valley.

Briar Ridge is a Halliday Red Star Winery, a coveted rating that is awarded to outstanding wineries regularly producing wines of exemplary quality and typicity. Our wines range from Hunter classics in the premium Single Vineyard and Stockhausen ranges to the contemporary innovations of the Limited Release and Varietal ranges with something that will appeal to every palate on the cellar door menu.

Our cellar door is open seven days per week and our friendly, knowledgeable cellar door staff are always on hand to guide you through your tasting experience, whether that be in the sparkling summer sunshine of our deck or cosied up near the fireplace in winter.