Bendooley Estate

Located between Sydney and Canberra in the beautiful Southern Highlands, Bendooley Estate is a magnificent 200-acre property boasting established cool-climate gardens and the iconic Berkelouw Book Barn. In addition to our new and antiquarian bookstore, the property hosts exquisite weddings, events, wine-tasting and private dining experiences. We also have on-site accommodation.

Visit us and enjoy:

  • lunch every day in our restaurant, within the Book Barn
  • coffee and cake in the Book Barn
  • drinks and wine tasting in the Cellar Door
  • wine tasting & delicate meals in our Cellar Door
  • a bookshop full of new, secondhand, rare and antiquarian titles
  • beautiful spaces for weddings and private events
  • vineyards and rural vistas
  • beautiful cottage accommodation with vineyard and valley views 
  • magnificent cool-climate gardens and lakeside pavilion for weddings and events


We are open every day except Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day and Good Friday.

Opening Hours

Inside our beautiful Book Barn:
Bookstore: 9am - 5pm
Coffee and Cake: 10am - 4pm every day
Lunch: 
Weekdays: From 12pm
Weekends: From 11.30am

Lunch bookings in the restaurant are recommended. Alternatively visit our Cellar Door for exquisite day-time dining and light meals. In the evenings, our Restaurant and Cellar Door are reserved for events and private dining experiences.

Inside our exquisite new Cellar Door:
Wine Tasting: 10am - 5pm
Lunch or Light Meals: 12pm - 4pm
Dinner & Events: Please contact us to arrange your special event.