Corporate Functions Package - Bimbadgen Estate

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Corporate Functions Package - Bimbadgen Estate

Corporate

Functions Package

790 McDonalds Road, Pokolbin

Phone: 02 4998 4600 www.bimbadgen.com.au


Bimbadgen Corporate and Function

Event Packages 2011

Located high on a hill in Pokolbin, the heart of the spectacular Hunter Valley wine region, Bimbadgen is

a striking winery and vineyard, with a name that refers to its spectacular surrounds, derived from a local

indigenous term meaning ‘a place of good view’.

Committed to the promotion of wine appreciation and the integration to the lifestyles of its visitors,

Bimbadgen offers a complete tourism experience in an area renowned for its fine wines. Bimbadgen

comprises of many segments that combine to offer this complete experience. Cellar Doors and restaurants

feature heavily in many wineries, however Bimbadgen has also included offerings such as an open plan

winemaking facility and production areas with viewing platforms, an outdoor amphitheatre to hold over

8000 people, Private Tasting and Private Dining Rooms and casual dining cafe.

Our restaurant, Esca Bimbadgen, is an essential part of the total wine tourism experience within the Estate.

Esca Bimbadgen showcases Bimbadgen wine with contemporary Australian cuisine that exemplifies high

quality and culinary innovation.

An expansive Cellar Door and Club Bimbadgen Private Tasting Room are located below the restaurant, and

caters for large groups or tours with ease. Large glass sliding doors stretch along the full eastern exterior and

windows capture the breathtaking views of the 38 year old vines and surrounding valley vistas.

The Cellar Door stocks the entire Bimbadgen range of 27 wines over 6 ranges.

Winner of three National Tourism Awards, with a long history of successful events, Bimbadgen offers the

most unique and elegant opportunity to host your corporate event.

All in all, a perfect package.

Cheers,

Melissa Stewart

Business Development Executive

Mobile: 0438 679 484

email: mstewart@bimbadgen.com.au

790 McDonalds Road, Pokolbin

Phone: 02 4998 4600 www.bimbadgen.com.au


Package Options

Esca Bimbadgen restaurant can accommodate to groups as small as 5 guests up to 110 guests over looking

our manicured lawns of our famous amphitheatre, surrounded by the vineyards that make the Bimbadgen

Estate range. Groups up to 25 guests can take advantage of the private dining room.

Esca Bimbadgen offers a variety of menu options including a Degustation Dinner, this menu is a great way

to try all the flavours Esca has to offer, as well as a wine matched option to take the guess work out of

selecting the perfect drop.

The Cellar Door can host a range of activities such as wine tastings, winery tours and team building

group activities. Wine appreciation games are a popular choice, a selection of games to get taste buds

attune to the Bimbadgen wine varieties. Wine blending challenges are a great hands-on activity to build a

team and engage your group.

The Bimbadgen Winemaker’s Dinner adds a personalised touch with each dinner hosted by a member of the

Bimbadgen Winemaking team. Sit back and relax whist listening to the winemaker take guests through the

art of fine wine making.

Another option available is a chef hosted Masterclass event. Let your guests learn about fine food flavours

and matching wines to these flavours, an educational experience for everyone to enjoy.

The Cellar Door Terrace is also a spectacular platform to host canapé events for your guests. The casual

although elegant surrounds will have all your guests feeling relaxed whilst enjoying our fine food and wine.

790 McDonalds Road, Pokolbin

Phone: 02 4998 4600 www.bimbadgen.com.au


Esca Bimbadgen Restaurant

Esca Bimbadgen is open daily from 12 midday, and for dinner Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 6pm.

Esca Bimbadgen restaurant can be opened any evening by appointment for corporate events.

The Esca dining room is an elegantly appointed and spacious area with 270 degree breathtaking views from

within the room and rolling out from the veranda to the horizon.

We require a minimum of 50 people to book the restaurant exclusively for a lunch event, with a maximum

of 110.

Smaller groups are welcome and can be catered for within the Esca dining room positioned from our other

guests. Alternatively, groups up to 25 people can have exclusive use the Esca Private Dining Room where

available.

The Esca Dining Room is also an ideal area for a conference, presentation or launch. Our professional

events team are there to assist you in transforming, blacking out or to theme the room to the requirements

of your booking.

The Esca Private Dining Room is an exclusive retreat situated adjacent to the Esca dining room and bar.

With its own clean burning fireplace, semi-enclosed balcony and private access bar and staff, the Esca

Bimbadgen Private Dining room also features a wall of fine wines. This room is an excellent choice for more

formal or intimate gatherings, and the ultimate space to entertain the most discerning clients or guests.

Maximum capacity 25 pax. Minimum spends apply, please contact Melissa for further details.

The Bunker - Private Dining Room is a new and exclusive dining destination within the Bimbadgen

Winery, offering an intimate space full of old world character. A range of menu options are available, from

an indulgent degustation menu or 2 or 3 course set menu through to casual cocktail. Bookings within The

Bunker Private Dining are exclusive use of this room for your group. From intimate group dinners through to

catered private wine tastings, discover Bimbadgen’s newest destination.

790 McDonalds Road, Pokolbin

Phone: 02 4998 4600 www.bimbadgen.com.au


Esca Bimbadgen Degustation Menu – Autumn 2012

This style of menu is recommended for the entire table to experience.

First Course

Autumn vegetable plate, goats cheese, rosemary honey GF

Suggested Wine Match - Bimbadgen Regions 2011 Sauvignon Blanc

Second Course

Tea smoked salmon, cauliflower puree, apple and watercress salad

Suggested Wine Match - Bimbadgen Regions 2011 Pinot Gris

GF

Third Course

Herb poached beef, brioche, aioli, petit herbs

Suggested Wine Match - Bimbadgen Estate 2011 Chardonnay

Palate cleanser

Fourth Course

Braised Cowra lamb belly, roasted capsicum and confit garlic relish, potato terrine, peas

Suggested Wine Match - Bimbadgen Estate 2009 Shiraz Viognier

GF

Fifth Course

“Lamington” – chocolate jelly, coconut ice, sponge crumbs, chocolate truffle sauce, vanilla cream

Suggested Wine Match - Bimbadgen Estate NV Fortified Verdelho

Tea or coffee served with petit fours

$90 per person - $120 with matching wine

Additional Courses

Hunter Valley Tajima Waygu sirloin (9+marble score), braised oxtail and parsnip crouquettes,

chanteray carrots

Suggested Wine Match - Bimbadgen Family Collection 2009 Bald Crusader Shiraz

Additional $40 per person or $47 with wine match

Grainge beef fillet, braised oxtail and parsnip crouquettes, chanteray carrots

Suggested Wine Match - Bimbadgen Signature 2007 McDonalds Road Shiraz

Additional $23 per person or $30 with wine match

Cheese Plate – blue, brie and cheddar, house made red wine & walnut bread, fig jam and muscatels

Additional $10.00 per person

790 McDonalds Road, Pokolbin

Phone: 02 4998 4600 www.bimbadgen.com.au


Esca Bimbadgen Limited Choice Menu – Autumn 2012

16 – 40 guests

Entrees

Autumn vegetable plate, goats cheese, rosemary honey

Tea smoked salmon, cauliflower puree, apple and micro watercress salad

Spiced kangaroo loin, roasted beetroots, Bimbadgen Shiraz butter

Mains

Roasted fillet of snapper, lemon and almond butter sauce, poached mussels, radiccio & fennel

Braised Cowra lamb belly, roasted capsicum and confit garlic relish, potato terrine, peas

Five spice roasted Cowra duck breast, orange sauce, micro turnips

Side Dishes

Paris mash potato 7

Bimbadgen rocket, balsamic caramel, pinenut salad 7

Cauliflower gratin 7

Bimbadgen tomatoes, goats cheese and basil salad with vincotto 7

Desserts

Bimbadgen basil and vanilla bean panna cotta, strawberry & chambord sorbet, fortified jelly

Poached pear, cinnamon ice-cream, pecan tuille

Honey and ginger crème brulee, pot roasted quinces

Prices

2 course with a complimentary glass of wine* or beer $ 65

3 course with a complimentary glass of wine* or beer $ 80

2 course including 3 hour beverage package** $100

3 course including 4 hour beverage package** $120

* Bimbadgen Estate wines served as complimentary glass

** Beverage package consists of standard and light beers, Bimbadgen Estate wines, soft drinks, tea and filtered coffee.

790 McDonalds Road, Pokolbin

Phone: 02 4998 4600 www.bimbadgen.com.au


Esca Bimbadgen Limited Choice Menu – Autumn 2012

40 – 110 guests

Choice of 2 selections from each course, to be served alternatively.

Entrees

COLD SOUPS

Tomato consomme, feta and eschallot ravioli

Carrot and ginger, prawn meat

HOT SOUPS

Butternut pumpkin, pine nut butter

Potato, leek and salmon pearls

COLD ENTREES

Autumn vegetable plate, goats cheese, honey and rosemary dressing

Tea smoked salmon, cauliflower puree, apple and watercress salad

Natural oysters with verjuice dressing

Prawn and avocado timbale, macadamia and Bimbadgen Chardonnay dressing

Herb poached beef, brioche, aioli, baby herbs

HOT ENTREES

Crab and braised leek risotto

Char-grilled, orange infused quail, rocket and vincotto

Spiced kangaroo loin, roasted beetroot, Bimbadgen Shiraz butter

Seared scallops, parsnip puree, hazelnut dressing

790 McDonalds Road, Pokolbin

Phone: 02 4998 4600 www.bimbadgen.com.au


Esca Bimbadgen Limited Choice Menu – Autumn 2012

40 – 110 guests cont.

Mains

Confit of duck, potato terrine, orange sauce, micro turnips

Seared fillet of snapper, lemon and almond butter sauce, radiccio and fennel

Whole roasted beef sirloin, potato fondant, roasted beetroot, red wine jus

Char-grilled lamb loin, roasted red capsicum and confit garlic relish, Paris mash potato

Handmade fettuccine, blue cheese, baby spinach

Braised pork belly, leek puree, rosemary honey

Desserts

Basil and vanilla bean panna cotta, strawberry and chambord sorbet

Chocolate fondant, peanut brittle ice-cream

Ginger and honey creme brulee, pot roasted quinces

Chocolate tart, hot caramel sauce, vanilla bean ice-cream

Cheese plate – blue, brie, cheddar, fig jam, crackers, muscatels

Poached pear, cinnamon ice-cream, pecan ice-cream

Prices

2 course with a complimentary glass of wine* or beer $ 65

3 course with a complimentary glass of wine* or beer $ 80

2 course including 3 hour beverage package** $100

3 course including 4 hour beverage package** $120

* Bimbadgen Estate wines served as complimentary glass

** Beverage package consists of standard and light beers, Bimbadgen Estate wines, soft drinks, tea and filtered coffee.

790 McDonalds Road, Pokolbin

Phone: 02 4998 4600 www.bimbadgen.com.au


Esca Bimbadgen Canapé Menu – Autumn 2012

This package includes a selection of canapés such as:

East Coast oysters, chardonnay

Shot glass of capsicum consommé, shaved fennel

Sourdough crostini, tomato, labna

Potato blinis, smoked salmon, chive crème fraiche

Oriental mushroom and chive arrancini balls

Tempura king prawns, ponzu dipping sauce

Demi tasse of French onion soup

Duck and shitake wontons

Haloumi cheese and broadbean fritters

Package includes canapés, 3 hours wine package from selected package option, tea and filtered coffee and

petit fours.

Bimbadgen Ridge Package $115.00 per head.

Bimbadgen Estate Package $125.00 per head.

Bimbadgen Signature Package $140.00 per head.

790 McDonalds Road, Pokolbin

Phone: 02 4998 4600 www.bimbadgen.com.au


Esca Bimbadgen Wine List and Beverage Packages

Wine

Please note availability is dependant on Vintage. Includes a selection of wines stated below from

each range.

Bimbadgen Ridge Package

Semillon Verdelho Chardonnay blend or Chardonnay.

Shiraz Cabernet Merlot blend.

Beers: Tooheys Extra Dry, Boag’s Light

Bimbadgen Estate Package

Semillon, Verdelho, Chardonnay or Semillon / Sauvignon Blanc.

Shiraz or Merlot

Beers: Boag’s Premium, Tooheys Extra Dry, Boags Light

Bimbadgen Signature Series

Individual Vineyard Semillon

Individual Vineyard Shiraz

Beers: Heineken, Boag’s Premium, Tooheys Extra Dry, Boag’s Light

790 McDonalds Road, Pokolbin

Phone: 02 4998 4600 www.bimbadgen.com.au


The Cellar Door and Lower Terrace

Our welcoming Mediterranean style lower terrace, featuring a Bougainvillea draped pergola, sits beneath the

iconic Bell Tower, overlooking the Barrington Tops Ranges, is placed adjacent to our fresh modern Cellar

Door and Private Tasting Room.

We can conduct your team building activities such as the Cellar Experience Wine Games, a trivia style,

light-hearted series of games hosted by our Cellar Door staff prior to your guests experience within Esca

Bimbadgen.

For larger groups, or groups looking to extend their Bimbadgen experience, the team building Blending

Challenge may be the perfect package. Groups start with some fun relaxed games such as barrel rolling and

grape stomping to get the afternoon under way. Groups are then split into teams and seated amongst the

winery stainless steel tanks. Under the guidance of the Bimbadgen winemaking team, each group begin to

produce a blended wine of their own, to then present to the group and for judging by our winemaker. The

games continue over dinner with the winners being announced and prizes awarded.

The cellar door also offers group tastings and wine appreciation sessions, starting $15 per head. This is a

great way to get your palate acquainted by the entire Bimbadgen range of wine. Our professional Cellar

Door staff will guide the group through our blends, varietals, classic and emerging ranges within the

Bimbadgen range.

Bimbadgen have a range of packages to suit your events individual budget and time frame. As well as a full

range of our Bimbadgen Estate wines available in gift packs for guests to take home. Bimbadgen also offers

a variety of merchandise such as personalised wine bottle labeling, corporate wine and food packs, even Esca

Bimbadgen gourmet produce.

The Bimbadgen team can assist with personalised additional services on request for your event. Be sure to

ask how we can make your event a memorable one.

790 McDonalds Road, Pokolbin

Phone: 02 4998 4600 www.bimbadgen.com.au


Bimbadgen Cellar Door Tastings

Bimbadgen Private Wine Tasting

The Bimbadgen Cellar Door team will guide your group through a selection of the Bimbadgen range of

wines: - Bimbadgen Ridge, Bimbadgen Estate and Bimbadgen MCA Art Series Wines.

A premium wine tasting can also be arranged to include wines from our exclusive Bimbadgen Member

Collection, Bimbadgen Family Selection and Bimbadgen Signature range of wines.

For a group of 30 people, we would allocation 45 minutes to complete a wine tasting.

Cost: $5 per person

$10 per person - Premium Wine Tasting

As an alternative to the Esca Bimbadgen menu, we have a range of light café style options available

within Bimbadgen Bar Espresso. Offering an assortment of panini’s, cheese platters, antipasto platters and

sweet temptations to tantalise your taste buds within the leafy surrounds of the cafe. Menus tailored to

requirements, bookings essential.

790 McDonalds Road, Pokolbin

Phone: 02 4998 4600 www.bimbadgen.com.au


Bimbadgen Cellar Wine Games

Duration: 1- 1.5 hours

Location: Cellar Door and Club Bimbadgen Private Tasting Room

The games price: $40 per person games with cheese platters.

The package price: $140 includes a selection of games plus cheese platters,

3 course limited choice menu for groups of 20 – 40 guests,

3 course set menu for groups above 40 guests.

Package also includes ridge beverages in Esca, to enjoy with meals. During which time winners of the

games will be announced, and prizes issued to the winning team.

Games - Choose 3 games from the following:

1. Heaven Scent – Team members smell the aromas from some of the sample scent bottles and

match them with wine characters and descriptors (this game does not involve the

use of alcohol).

2. From Nose to Notes – This game involves matching the characteristics of sample wines to our

cellar tasting notes.

3. Varying Varietals – This ‘blind tasting’ game to challenge the wine knowledge to determine the

wine/grape varieties.

4. To Oak or Not To Oak – In this game the teams will be asked to identify which of the wine

samples presented contains the use of oak in its production.

5. Pick the Price – “The Price is Right!” is to test your wine retail knowledge. We will present teams

with samples of our three most prominent wine ranges. Teams will be asked to

arrange them in order of price from least to most expensive.

6. De – Vine - Taste 3 wines and put in order from sweetest to driest.

7. Golden Oldies - Taste a range of wines and put them in age order.

8. Premium Selection - Tell us which wine is our Signature style in a line up of like varietal wine.

790 McDonalds Road, Pokolbin

Phone: 02 4998 4600 www.bimbadgen.com.au


Bimbadgen Hands On Blending Challenge

$250 per person (minimum 30 guests)

A night of great wine, fabulous food and some spirited competition!!

Team members collaborate to blend a red wine to be judged by the winemaking team at Bimbadgen. The

challenge takes place in the centre of the Bimbadgen Estate Winery. Surrounded by stainless steel tanks

you will feel like the winemaker as you test, taste and determine what will make the winning blend. As the

judging takes place make your way upstairs for a fabulous dining experience in the award-winning Esca

Bimbadgen.

The Challenge continues over dinner with teams presenting their wines through promotional skits to the

audience – very entertaining! Finally our Winemaker critiques the wine and announces the winner of the

Bimbadgen Challenge!

Brief outline of event and times:

5.30 pm Welcome & Activity Briefing Cellar Door

MC & Wine Maker to welcome the guests to Bimbadgen and invite them to take up the challenge of wine

making for the evening. Sparkling wine is offered to guests. Announce teams & hand out bandanas. MC to

explain the challenge and brief the teams on the flow of the activity. Teams are invited into the winery to

their team tables.

5.45 pm Wine Blending Winery

Teams are educated by the Winemaker on the “art of blending a well balanced wine” and learn about 3 wine

varieties they will be using for the blending. Teams are encouraged to taste the samples of wine and become

familiar with their characteristics (referred to blending notes). Teams then are required to blend a wine using

the three red wines to produce a quality wine that is well structured and balanced – that tastes good! Teams

are encouraged to make trial blends (using the blend sheets for notes) and ultimately submit their final

blend in the provided bottle. Wines are judged based on balance, structure and taste.

790 McDonalds Road, Pokolbin

Phone: 02 4998 4600 www.bimbadgen.com.au


Wine Name & Label

Teams are asked to create a unique name & front and back label for their wine using their company and

wine as a theme. The labels are attached to the team’s blended wine bottle.The percentage of each variety

used is to be recorded on the back label. Names and labels are judged on creativity and product relevance.

6.45 pm Blends handed in for Judging & move to Esca

Teams to hand in final blended wines. The team blends & labels will be judged by Wine Maker and

facilitators. Guests move upstairs to Esca Restaurant for dinner.

8.00 pm Wine Promotion & Presentation Esca

This segment (about 20 minutes) happens between entrée and main as part of the dinner entertainment!

Teams to present a 2 minute promo to advertise their wine to the audience eg; TV commercial, song, ditty

etc (they will be asked to work on this during the activity time in the winery).

Promotional skits are judged on creativity and product relevance.

Bimbadgen Wine Maker to talk about the teams wine blends.

Points are tallied from all the challenges and the Wine Makers medals are presented to the Winning Team!

Depart Bimbadgen

We do endeavor to be as flexible as possible, please feel free to contact us with any question if these

options do not suit your requirements.

790 McDonalds Road, Pokolbin

Phone: 02 4998 4600 www.bimbadgen.com.au


Bimbadgen Entertainment and Function Times

Although music is filtered throughout the restaurant and terraces you may wish to organise entertainment,

for which our events team can assist you with recommendations.

We do request information on power requirements, size of entertainment set-up and time of arrival. For

announcements or speeches, we have a PA system available for use. A designated dance floor area is

available (in accordance with your table plan) on the Esca Bimbadgen Balcony, with views over the vineyard.

Esca Bimbadgen restaurant or The Private Dining Room are available for private bookings at any time.

For lunch events, we suggest commencement 12 midday.

Our Cellar Door is open 10am – 5pm daily, and for twilight tastings on Thursday, Friday and Saturday until

7pm. The Cellar Door Courtyard can be offered exclusively after 5pm for your function.

Our experienced Esca Bimbadgen events team can guide you through a range of table plans and/or seating

arrangements, tailoring everything to suit your needs.

790 McDonalds Road, Pokolbin

Phone: 02 4998 4600 www.bimbadgen.com.au


Bimbadgen Accommodation

Situated within the tranquil Estate grounds and nestled amongst the vines, our luxury four-bedroom

Homestead and two-bedroom Cottage are both available for booking your Hunter Valley getaway.

Both residences are fully self-contained and are perfect for families and groups looking for a relaxing

getaway.

Bimbadgen Homestead

Our very popular Homestead accommodation offers spacious accommodation; with three double bedrooms

and a bathroom downstairs, featuring claw foot bath and shower facilities. The spacious master bedroom is

upstairs and features ensuite with luxurious spa, shower, lounge and TV/CD/DVD entertainment unit.

The Homestead sleeps up to 8 people. There is also a baby’s cot available upon request. The kitchen is fully

equipped with kitchen utensils, microwave, oven, dishwasher and formal and casual dining and living areas.

Complimentary bottle of wine, tea/coffee making facilities and light breakfast items are available for guests.

In the large open-plan living area, we have a games board and billiard table with two wood fireplaces that

are perfect for relaxing evenings. The spacious family room also contains a stereo and TV/CD/DVD. Large

windows allow for guests to take in the panoramic views over the vineyard and to experience the peace

and tranquillity of the surrounding area. There is an in-ground swimming pool, with spa area for those hot

summer days and a BBQ and outdoor setting for alfresco dining.

790 McDonalds Road, Pokolbin

Phone: 02 4998 4600 www.bimbadgen.com.au


Bimbadgen Accommodation

Bimbadgen Cottage

The Bimbadgen Cottage contains two double bedrooms, kitchen, dining and lounge area offering panoramic

views. The lounge area is equipped with CD stereo and TV/DVD. The Cottage sleeps up to 4 people. Two

complimentary bottles of wine, light breakfast items and tea/coffee making facilities are available for guests.

The bathroom features a luxurious claw foot bath for your relaxation. There is a BBQ and outdoor setting

provided for those that enjoy outdoor dining and residents also have use of the outdoor swimming pool. All

linen is supplied.

Prices:

Homestead

MIDWEEK MIDWEEK WEEKEND WEEKEND WEEKLY

Per Night Mon/

Tue/Wed/Thu

Three Night Rate

(Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu)

Per Night

Fri/Sat/Sun

Two Night Stay

Fri/Sat OR Sat/Sun

Seven Night Stay

M/T/W/T/F/S/S

Club Bimbadgen $400.00 $960.00 $680.00 $1200.00 $3200.00

Cottage

Club Bimbadgen $240.00 $560.00 $400.00 $720.00 $1760.00

Cottage & Homestead

Club Bimbadgen $600.00 $1440.00 $1040.00 $1760.00 $4800.00

Two-night minimum stay applies. Public Holiday Surcharge of 20%. Club Bimbadgen Members receive a

20% discount on standard rate. A 25% deposit is required one week after making the reservation to secure

your booking. The final payment is required one week prior to arrival. Deposit is non-refundable if you

cancel 14 days or less prior to arrival or if you fail to arrive. Any damage incurred during your visit must be

paid for accordingly. Prices subject to change.

790 McDonalds Road, Pokolbin

Phone: 02 4998 4600 www.bimbadgen.com.au

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