Circa 1985 a picturesque sixteen acre property with a small vineyard in need of re-invigoration was purchased by the Wright Family. The vineyard featured Semillon, Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon with the addition of Shiraz in 2000 and three acres of Chambourcin in 2002.
In 2009 Vicci Lashmore-Smith & Eric Smith purchased the prospering Hunter Valley property and have since devoted their time and energy into the management of the property and it’s thriving vineyard; working tirelessly to ensure fruit production of the highest quality for every vintage.
2009 also brought about the birth of Vicci and Eric’s first boutique wine and accommodation label consisting of Misty Glen Wines, Vineyard and Cottage. Featuring an impressive wine portfolio showcasing varietals grown only in the Misty Glen Vineyard, located 60 metres above sea level consisting of Sandy alluvial loams and Volcanic podsolic soils – providing perfect conditions for producing quality Hunter wines. These varietals include Semillon, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chambourcin and Shiraz from which a combination of traditional and unusual wine styles are created.
The name Misty Glen came about because of its unique position; In the Autumn & Winter months you can watch the mist roll up across the flats from the Hunter River, through the back of the property and right through the vineyard.
The Misty Glen Cottage is a delightful 3 bedroom, self-contained, pet friendly country cottage with a wrap-around verandah and secluded country garden. Perfect for short and long stays all year round, located within close proximity to local cellar doors, dining and unique Hunter Valley attractions.
The Cellar Door, constructed in 2005, features 180 degree views of the vineyard, boasting tasting facilities for small and large groups within a friendly and welcoming setting. Seated tastings are also available from Vicci’s beautifully tended rose garden situated at the entry to the Cellar Door, the perfect way to enjoy what the Hunter Valley is all about – good wines, good company and picturesque surroundings.