Bunnamagoo is an historic property, settled in the 1820s. It comprises 2030 hectares in the Central Tablelands of New South Wales near the village of Rockley about 50 km south of Bathurst. The property was only the second land grant made to the west of the Great Dividing Range.
When Bunnamagoo was acquired by the Paspaley family in 1992, the original soapstone house had fallen badly into decay. It was described by local architect, Henry Bialowas as ‘little more than a pile of rocks under a roof’.
After extensive renovations, the house was restored to modern standards, with due regard to its historical significance, and is now used as the homestead of a working farm.
The completed house was awarded a heritage commendation by the National Trust.
Bunnamagoo continues to be run as a grazing property with prime lambs reared for the New South Wales domestic market.
Bunnamagoo has become well-known for its cool climate wines. Bunnamagoo Estate wines are produced from a five hectare vineyard planted in 1995. Fine Chardonnay table wines are produced together with sparkling Chardonnay/Pinot Noir. A second vineyard located at Eurunderee, near Mudgee, NSW also produces wines under the Bunnamagoo label. The Bunnamagoo Estate wine label features a sketch of the historic Bunnamagoo homestead, and Bunnamagoo Reserve vintages are designated ‘1827’ to commemorate the date of its construction.