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If you are looking for a unique gift idea, then head upstairs to DíVine Treats, which is famous for a delicious range of chocolates and lollies with tastings available or try the hand-crafted chocolates created by their very own Dennise. Chilli chocolate, Handmade Rockyroad, exclusive Liqueur Chocolates, made with a liqueur from Persons Family Wines and Savannah Estate.

DíVine also offers a range of knick-knacks, Ben Ean merchandise, Savannah Estate candles, melts and oils & now stocking Hunter Valley Olive Co. products. They can also provide ideas for your next special event, things like slushy machines, lollie buffet, chocolate smash bar & gift baskets.

†Also, upstairs you will find the collection of Vivien Rose Limited Release Aromatic Candles, which are all-natural plant derived, air detoxifying & being an exclusive Australian green technology that provides a gentle healing solution to vastly improve air quality within your chosen space.

The Ben Ean Estate experience is not to be missed whilst in the Hunter Valley, something that will bring great memories, fondly remembered for a long time.

We thoroughly enjoyed our time there with our daughter & cannot wait to go back.

History.

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History:

Henry Lindeman was born in 1811 in Egham, Surrey, England. A graduate of Londonís famous St. Bartholomewís Hospital medical College, he discovered winemaking while travelling through Europe in the late 1830ís

In 1840, Dr Lindeman and his wife Eliza Bramhall set off on a voyage to start a new life in Australia.

In 1843, he planted the first vines on his 816 acre property deep in the Hunter Valley.

There in the rich soils of the area, he planted Reisling, Verdelho and Shiraz grapes and set about building a cottage, a winery and a cellar to age his wines until they were ready for release.

In 1850, with seven years of winemaking under his belt and barely a drop consumed, Dr Lindemanís cellar was set on fire by an arsonist and destroyed.

Not to be deterred from his passion of winemaking, he is believed to have set out to nearby gold mines to work as a doctor. He recovered his fortune and in 1853 was able to successfully rebuild his wine business.

By 1863, they had settled into a beautiful 2 story Georgian building with10 children:

It was also in 1862 that Lindemanís Cawarra gained international recognition at the International Exhibition, London. The accolades and awards that continued to follow founded Lindemanís now global renown.

Dr Lindeman was an advocate of sourcing the best fruit from neighbouring vineyards, and in time, other wine growing regions.

The cross-regional sourcing helped to meet increasing demand and consistently deliver high quality wines regardless of vintage challenges, regional variation and the changing tastes of consumers.

On 23 May 1881, aged 70, Dr Lindeman sadly passed away at the Cawarra homestead.

His sons continued the family business, Charles as manager, Arthur as winemaker and Henry as wine taster.

From then, the business was fully in the care of the Lindeman sons and continued to flourish & does so now under the new ownership.

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