JOIN US DURING CANBERRA WINE WEEK WHEN WE LAUNCH OUR WINES
Norton Road Wines is a new family owned venture specialising in growing and making small batch cool climate wines that reflect the terroir of the Canberra District and our region.
Owners Karen and Simon are working with local viticulturists and winemakers to grow and make delicious cool climate wines.
The winery’s restaurant, Biggies BBQ, also showcases some of the region’s wines along with a selection of local and craft beers, ciders and spirits.
The restaurant and function space, is open to the public on Saturdays, and Sundays for lunch, and can be booked for private functions any day. The menu is heavily influenced by American BBQ and the menu offers drink pairings and weekly food and beverage specials, including happy hours from 5 – 7.00pm on Fridays
We are very excited to join the Canberra District wine community and we look forward to welcoming you to share some of the best local food and beverages from our region.
The Norton Road vineyard at Wamboin is a small four acre parcel of Pinot Noir, Merlot and Riesling first planted in the 1990s by the Davies family (the former Shepherd’s Run).
The vineyard is currently being rejuvenated along with new plantings of Cabernet Franc and this year we are planning to plant Gamay.
The 2020 vintage is shaping up to be a bit challenging but overall the vines are looking very promising and ladened with fruit. Again this year we are working with local winemakers to produce Rosé, Reisling, Merlot and Pinot Noir.
Norton Road Wines hosts ‘Biggies BBQ’, a new franchise which brings traditional Texas BBQ and Southern cooking to Canberra, along with some innovative recipes using the very best of local and regional produce.
The popularity of Texas BBQ and Southern style cooking in Australia stems in large part from 2011 when the Australian dollar reached parity with the US dollar and Qantas opened direct flight to Dallas/Fort Worth. At that time our family, like many others, visited Texas and experienced genuine American ‘low and slow’ BBQ cooking for the first time – and developed a passion for it.
Karen and Simon return to the US as often as possible to ‘research’ the very best in BBQ – think Franklins, Muellers, Smoke, Stubbs, Mickelthwaits, Harlem Road and others. And no Texas BBQ trip would be complete without visiting Lockhart known for it’s historical Texas BBQ joints like Smitty’s and Kreuz.
Biggies BBQ takes the very best recipes from Texas and the Carolinas – think smoked beef brisket, pulled pork, beef and pork ribs, smoked turkey, hot links all with our own rubs and sauces - and bring them to you.
BECAUSE OUR FOOD IS COOKED FOR HOURS OVER A LOW HEAT WE RECOMMEND BOOKINGS TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT
For information on private events or functions, drop us a line. We'll get right back to you.
344 Norton Road, Wamboin New South Wales 2620, Australia
Monday - Thursday: By Appointment
Friday from 4.00pm - 9.30pm
Saturday from 11.30am - 6.00pm or By Appointment
Sunday from 11.30am - 3.00pm