Hunter Valley

200 acres of Wine Country

Ben Ean, formally known as Lindeman’s, is one of the most breathtaking and historic sites in the Hunter Wine Country, set upon 200 acres. With six designated event spaces, there is something suitable for every group and event.

Whether it is an intimate dinner in the 1907 Still House or canapes by the vines on the Garden Terrace, Ben Ean is a destination for grand gatherings; corporate and private functions; luncheons and dinners.

About Ben Ean

The McGuigan and Peterson families are dedicated to maintaining and developing the estate as a salute to some of the best-known viticulturists and winemakers of the last 170 years in the Hunter. The team have been busy bringing the 174 year strong Winery & Vineyard back to its former glory after extensive refurbishment to the Cellar Door, Restaurant, Function, Still House & Winery areas.

Venue Spaces

THE STILL HOUSE
The historic Still house dating back to 1907, has been recently renovated bringing you the perfect space for VIP wine tastings or intimate dinners.
Seated: 12. Cocktail: 25.

HERITAGE LISTED COURTYARD
Fully enclosed Courtyard is perfect if you are looking for a larger space with a rustic vibe to match the surrounding Hunter Valley area. With its timber walls, wooden beams, barrel wall & unique sky view opening roof top, the only styling you may wish to add is a touch of greenery to create that real vineyard feel indoors.
Seated: 500 Cocktail: 600+

THE LARAGHY ROOM
Perfect for medium sized events, its unique vaulted wooden ceiling's and wooden floors throughout are a great feature, complete with air conditioning and a private balcony overlooking our garden terrace. Combine both the Steven's & Laraghy rooms for larger events.
Seated: 200 Cocktail: 300

THE STEVENS ROOM
Suitable for smaller private gatherings or as a breakout/ green room. Features are wooden floors, vaulted wooden ceilings, fully air conditioned and located adjacent to the Laraghy room.
Seated: 40. Cocktail: 60

GARDEN TERRACE
The ideal space, positioned to take advantage of the beautiful outlook of the vineyard and it surroundings. Nature has provided all your styling needs to enjoy Pre-Dinner Drinks, Grazing Table/ Canapes & our Lawn Games. Also a perfect location for any outdoor event.
Seated: 150 Cocktail: 250+

BAUME RESTAURANT
Award winning Baume restaurant. The food style is Mediterranean inspired, with the emphasis on bringing people together with shared meals. Group Bookings for 10 - 30 guests are welcome, private events are available by arrangement only.
Seated: 150. Cocktail: 250+

Location information

Just over two hours north of Sydney, ben Ean is situated in the heart of Pokolbin in regional NSW. Pokolbin is the oldest continuous wine region in Australia, with a history dating back to the early 1800s when the first grapes were planted. The region is also accessible from Newcastle Airport in just over 1 hour.

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