We have named our estate "Bisous" after the French word "Kisses". The vision for our property is that it will be a catalyst to bring our guests closer together and we thought that a little more love in the world was a good thing. As such the wine from the estate and this beautiful property has been named in homage of Lucien, our Vigneron's son.
In 2017 our Vigneron, Justin James, acquired one of the most sought-after properties in the Broke vineyard district. With a total land area of 140 acres ranging from deep alluvial creek flats to gentle rolling ridges at the foot of the Broken Back Range, this property was formally a large citrus orchard and boasts deep well drained soils. Our mature vineyard was first planted in 1980, and holds approximately 20 acres of Chardonnay and Merlot which stands majestically at the property entrance. The property is abundant with mature peppercorn, cedar and gum trees. National Park flanks the property to the north, south and west.
We have an abundance of wildlife which includes black (yellow tailed and red tailed) and white cockatoos, countless kangaroos and wombats as well as 4 much loved Charolais cows.
Our French heritage is strong and varied and when the opportunity presented itself to deliver such a naturally beautiful venue for our guests to enjoy, it was obvious for us to deliver all the sophistication and diversity that the French culture has to offer. We choose to harness the same authenticity, pride in our strive for excellence, and of course the pursuit of pleasure through good food and wine.
At Bisous Estate we also care deeply about the legacy of our human experience and as such minimising the impact we have on our environment. Bisous Estate has no town water, sullage or power and so therefore operates entirely off-grid. We are also working closely with the elders of the Wonnarua people to create a connection to the past and tell the story of the country and it’s traditional owners that we are now lucky enough to share with you.
We are focused on building a strong community around our brand and hope to create a platform that both supports local businesses and producers whilst also injecting resources into the local economy by attracting more visitors to the Broke and the Hunter Valley surrounds.
Today it’s not enough to provide just a pretty venue. We aim to provide the ultimate Hunter Valley getaway and event experience.