Southern Highlands Bolter – Banjo’s Run

Three years Bill Hall retired after 40 years in real estate in Sydney to re-settle in the pleasant Southern Highlands of NSW – not to take up bowls or bridge, but to go into business again, buying and rejuvenating an old vineyard and putting out his own wine label.

Banjo’s Hits Right Notes – Central Coast Advocate

Bill Hall’s Banjo’s Run wine is already proving a hit with lovers of cool climate wines, finding itself onto lists in select local restaurants like Biota in Bowral and even Sydney, and with cellar door sales increasing weekly as word gets around.


Banjo’s Hits Right Notes


One Truly Stellar Performer – Banjo’s Run

Banjo’s Run 2011 Sauvignon Blanc

The Southern Highlands wine region in NSW is one to watch for its often-stellar sauvignon blancs off vineyards that thrive in the cool-climate conditions that suit the variety so well.

And one truly stellar performer is the small Banjo’s Run at Exeter, at the very southern end of the Highlands region, its 2011 Sauvignon Blanc a wonderfully fresh and aromatic wine with plenty of varietal flavour. Owner Bill Hall bought the old and somewhat rundown vineyard around three years ago and has achieved wonders in his program of rejuvenation.

The 2011 growing season was cool throughout, and with record high rainfall that resulted in vigorous canopy growth and subsequent slow-ripening of fruit that developed those intense flavours. With typically sauvignon blanc passionfruit and tropical fruits to the fore, it’s one to enjoy with Thai foods, or if you are not into spiciness, with a wide range of seafoods.
Value buying at $28 from the cellar door, or $308 a case – order on 0408 228 724 or Delivery charges apply to some areas. …Article Link Here



A luscious and full-flavoured wine: Banjo’s Run Pinot Gris

ONE FOR LUNCH: PINOT GRIS is Italy’s most-popular white wine being sold there as Pinot Grigio, and here local versions are enjoying an amazingly fast-growing army of Aussie fans.

Banjo’s Run in NSW’s Southern Highlands has a very moreish 2011 Pinot Gris from its cool-climate vineyard at Exeter, this one having rich pear and tropical  fruit flavours and a slight citrus zest..

A luscious and full-flavoured wine with Asian seafood as a match at the table written all over it, it is available through the cellar door at $32 a bottle or $352 a case (pay for eleven, get twelve, during July) plus freight. Give proprietor Bill Hall a ring on 0408 228 724 to order of go onto


Banjo’s Run Sydney Launch – Wednesday 23rd November 2011

Please join us in this special celebration for Banjo’s Run Winery and a city man with a country dream, and the passion and determination to follow it…

You are invited to celebrate the launch of the Banjo’s Run wine label at ‘Avido’ restaurant in Paddington.

We are proud to present our award winning wine to you together with a 4-course menu, specially created by ‘Avido’ restaurant to highlight and compliment our 6 varieties of wine you will be enjoying on the night.

The proprietor Bill Hall will be presenting the wines throughout the night, giving us insights into this boutique label and it‘s very successful varieties, some of which have won silver medals and highly regarded comments from judges throughout the region.

Menu for the Banjo’s Run Wine Label Launch Dinner

On arrival
Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2011

Sauvignon Blanc 2011
Scallop ceviche with baby herb and cucumber salad
Followed by Pinot Gris 2011

Banjo’s Run Chardonnay 2010 & 2011
Lightly steamed albacore tuna with honeydew melon finger lime pearls and lime infused olive oil.

Banjo’s Run Pinot Noir 2010
“Roast lamb rump on pea, mint & fennel risotto with pecorino.

Wine: Banjo’s Run Cabernet Merlot 2009
Gorganzola picante and spicy pear relish on dense black current cake drizzled with honey.

Pre-booking is essential
Cost: $70 /head
Date: Wednesday 23rd November, 6:30pm for 7pm
At: Avido restaurant – 438 Oxford Street, Paddington
RSVP & Payments: Avido restaurant – 8084 5465 or