Daniel Binet has secured himself as one of the Hunter Valley’s most recognised young winemakers due to his innate ability to de-mystify the world of wine in a natural, engaging way. A winemaker for over 18 years, Daniel lives in the picturesque Hunter Valley wine region of New South Wales with his beautiful wife Natalie, and their two boys, Jacques and Manu.
“As the Australian wine industry roars ahead, on the coat-tails of success “young gun” winemakers like Daniel Binet are enjoying the freedom to tantalise our palates like never before”
John Fordham – Sydney Morning Herald
Born in Efate Vanuatu and immigrating to Australia in the late 1980’s, Daniel completing his schooling and left for Europe to explore his French heritage, completing multiple vintages while abroad. He then returned to Australia to pursue his lifelong dream of becoming a qualified winemaker and was soon working for well-regarded Hunter Valley brands Bimbadgen and Capercaillie.
Daniel has twice been nominated for The Wine Society’s Young Winemaker of the Year, Hunter Valley Rising Star, and the Hunter Wine Excellence scholarship.
With extensive wine show judging experience, Daniel often travels regionally, nationally and internationally, with his most recent invitations leading him to Shanghai and New Zealand.
Married to long-term sweetheart Natalie, they have embarked on a new family label, Domaine de Binet, which is the realisation of a childhood dream. This label embodies Daniels creative expressions for new world wines, designed to complement traditional hunter label, Ballabourneen by Binet Family Wines.
Most of Daniel’s life has been dedicated to the growing, cultivation and making of wine. He has a natural palate for wine, which allows him to create wines with personality, structure, and finesse.
“We always create wines that tell a story about the vineyard, the seasons and the style of the wine, almost everything is done by hand.”
Daniel and Natalie Binet