Christopher Bennett, a wealthy newspaper proprietor from Sydney, built Rotherwood in 1890 for his adored wife Violet as a retreat to escape the heat and humidity of the Sydney summer. A romantic beginning to the Rotherwood story.

The Coopers are the seventh owners of Rotherwood. The property, these days, consists of 100 acres of vineyards, farmland, formal gardens and parklands. The house and gardens have been restored to their former glory and offer a glimpse of life as it must have been at the end of the nineteenth century.

The vineyard was planted in 2007 and includes the Pinot Noir clones MV6, 777, 114 and 115. Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Gris were also planted at that time, and in 2019 Chardonnay was added.

Rotherwood continues to be a work in progress. Our vineyard is now run on organic principles. We believe it is fundamental to understand the provenance of what we eat and what we drink. Romance doesn’t work in a world of toxins and poisons.

Tasting Room – by appointment only

7621 Illawarra Hway Sutton Forest, NSW 2577
02 4878 9086