Bell River Estate is a family owned and operated winery in Central NSW. The winery has been owned by Sandra and Michael Banks since 2000; however the licence for the property goes back to 1950.
Bell River Estate has always taken a traditional approach to wine making, producing small volumes of table and fortified wines from Estate grown grapes and grapes grown in the local area - a combination of commercial growers and small land holders with an interest in growing their own wine grapes.
The aim is to produce quality wines which reflect the grape growing conditions rather than commercial uniformity
The warmer climate of Neurea allows grapes to develop a higher sugar content perfect for the production of fortified wines (formally called ports) including tawny and liqueur muscat for which Bell River Estate has become well known.