Content: Wineries, Vineyards & Cellar Doors

Wineries, Vineyards & Cellar Doors

With something to suit all palates, the Hunter Valley grows and produces a diverse range of grape varietals and wine styles. Famous labels and large wineries coexist with traditional boutique winemakers and single vineyards. Taste the region’s finest wines in our cellar doors, whilst learning what makes our region distinct and unique.

 

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Audrey Wilkinson Vineyard

Planted in 1866, Audrey Wilkinson Vineyard was the first vineyard established in the Parish of Pokolbin, almost 150 years ago. With breathtaking views of the Hunter Valley, this James Halliday red 5 star rated winery is an absolute must-visit for visitors to the region.


OPENING HOURS: Daily 10:00am - 5.00pm

750 Debeyers Road, Pokolbin

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Bimbadgen

Located high on a hill in the heart of Hunter Valley Wine Country, Bimbadgen is a striking winery and vineyard encompassing an expansive Cellar Door, award-winning Esca Bimbadgen Restaurant, Cafe, outdoor amphitheatre, modern tasting rooms and accommodation all in the one stunning location.


OPENING HOURS: Cellar Door : Sunday - Thursday 10:00am - 5:00pm Friday & Saturday 10:00am - 7:00pm. Esca Bimbadgen: Monday - Sunday Lunch from 12:00pm , Friday & Saturday Dinner from 6:00pm

790 McDonalds Road, Pokolbin

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Briar Ridge Vineyard & Winery

Briar Ridge is a 5 star rated winery nestled in the picturesque Mount View region. Visit our beautiful vineyard and cellar door for the ultimate tasting experience and discover a more hidden and scenic part of the Hunter Valley.


OPENING HOURS: Daily 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

593 Mount View Road, Mount View

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Brokenwood Wines

Established in 1970, Brokenwood Wines is one of Australia's most reputable premium wine labels and a must-visit while you're in the Hunter Valley.


OPENING HOURS: Monday to Saturday 9.30am - 5.00pm, Sunday 10.00am - 5.00pm

401-427 McDonalds Road, Pokolbin

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Calais Estate Wines

Calais Estate is a family owned boutique winery that is famous for both it's great wine and hospitality. Nestled into its own sun-drenched nook of Pokolbin in the Hunter Valley, Calais Estate is one of the most picturesque estates in the region.


OPENING HOURS: Daily 9.00am - 5.00pm. Twilight Tastings (Summer to 6.00pm)

151 Palmers Lane, Pokolbin


Capercaillie Wines

Capercaillie Wines was established in the Hunter Valley by Alasdair Sutherland in late 1995 when he built a small modern winery on an excellent 20 year old vineyard.In the 20 plus years since the winery was established, Capercaillie has built a firm customer base in domestic and export markets and has gained a reputation as a quality producer with many award winning wines.


OPENING HOURS: Daily 10:00am - 4.30pm

4 Londons Road, Lovedale

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Carriages Boutique Hotel and Vineyard

We think you’re going to love this place. It’s a boutique hotel with 10 rooms, set on an award-winning vineyard. In winter enjoy a roaring log-fire, a squashy sofa, a smooth bottle of wine. On warm days wander through French doors into the garden, dip into the salt-water pool, or play tennis. Sleep in the finest crisp white sheets and wake up to a fresh breakfast basket at your door.


Guests: 2 - 20 Bathrooms: 10

112 Halls Road, Pokolbin


Cockfighter's Ghost Wines

The Cockfighter's Ghost label is stabled in a state-of-the-art architecturally designed building. Located on the historic "Post Office Vineyard" and surrounded by the regions oldest Shiraz vines, a visit to the Cockfighter's Ghost cellar door is one of the highlights of the Hunter Valley.


OPENING HOURS: Daily 10:00am - 5:00pm

576 Debeyers Road, Pokolbin

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Degen Wines Pty Ltd

The DEGEN’s Vineyard, Cellar Door and luxury Vine Stay is a fresh addition to the Hunter’s prized Single Vineyard offerings and provides a personalised approach to cellar door hospitality and vineyard stays on our 54 acre property here in Pokolbin.


OPENING HOURS: Friday 10:00 am - 5:00pm Saturday & Sunday 10:00am - 4:00pm

365 Deasys Road, Pokolbin


Domaine de Binet

Over 30 years in the making, Domaine de Binet is the realization of a young boy’s dream and is the family label of winemaker Daniel Binet.


OPENING HOURS: Saturday and Sunday 10:00am - 4:00pm

477 Lovedale Road, Lovedale

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Drayton's Family Wines

Drayton's Family Wines is one of the premier wine producing companies in the Hunter Valley with over 150 years of winemaking expertise to produce wines of outstanding quality and standing.


OPENING HOURS: Monday to Friday 8.00am to 5.00pm, Saturday, Sundays and Public Holidays 10.00am - 5.00pm (Drayton's Family Wines) OPENING HOURS: Monday to Friday 9.00am to 4.00pm, Weekends 8.00am to 4.00pm. (Log Press Cafe)

555 Oakey Creek Road, Pokolbin

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Eagles Rest Wines

The Hunter’s best kept secret... Inspired by our resident Wedge Tail Eagles, Eagles Rest looks beyond the present and looks towards the future, producing wines made from handpicked low yield grapes with exceptional maturing ability. Experience Eagles Rest’s multi award winning aged Hunter Valley Wines, displaying providence, elegance and presence at our cellar door in Pokolbin along with our Es...


OPENING HOURS: Daily 10:00am - 5:00pm

534 Oakey Creek Road, Pokolbin

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Emma's Cottage Vineyard

Award winning wines in cellar door, self contained cottages, an art gallery and a restaurant.


OPENING HOURS: Cellar Door - Friday 12 midday to 5pm, Saturday 10am to 5 pm & Sunday 10am to 4pm Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day & New Years Day

438 Wilderness Road, Lovedale


First Creek Wines

First Creek have been crafting wines of exceptional regional quality since 1996. A talented and highly acclaimed team of wine makers led by Liz Jackson and Greg Silkman are regarded as amongst the best wine makers in Australia, so much so that over 25 wine companies in New South Wales also trust First Creek to make wine from a range of unique vineyards and micro climates within Australia.


OPENING HOURS: Daily 9:30am - 5:00pm

600 McDonalds Road, Pokolbin

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Gartelmann Wines

A boutique winery in the heart of beautiful Lovedale specialising in fine, handcrafted wines.


OPENING HOURS: Monday to Saturday 10.00am - 5.00pm, Sunday 10.00am - 4.00pm, Closed Good Friday, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

701 Lovedale Road, Lovedale


Greenway Wines

You will find Greenway Wines Cellar Door – just around the corner – 3.5kms south of Broke, within an ‘old world’ Red Barn. A charming wine tasting experience set against the dramatic backdrop of Wollombi Brook and the Brokenback Ranges.


OPENING HOURS: Saturday & Sunday 10:00am - 05:00pm. Saturday & Sunday (winter months) 10:00am - 04:30pm.

350 Wollombi Road, Broke


Hanging Tree Wines

Nestled in an original Parish of Pokolbin property with a host of antique history, Hanging Tree Wines offers premium wines and premium service in a historic setting with stunning views out every doorway.


OPENING HOURS: Daily 10:00am - 5:00pm

294 O'Connors Road, Pokolbin


Hart & Hunter

Winemaking couple Jodie Belleville & Damien Stevens, are the hands behind the Phat Wine Company’s HART & HUNTER brand. A boutique family winery doing things their own way, and having a lot of fun in the process, offering premium boutique Single Vineyard Wines reflecting provenance and a sense of place.


Opening Hours - Thursday to Sunday 10am to 4pm

463 Deasys Road, Pokolbin

JAMES HALLIDAY rating


Hollydene Estate Wines and Vines Restaurant

The Estate Restaurant and Cellar Door compliment each other by offering a food and wine experience, providing customers with ever changing seasonal menus and wines to suit all occasions.


OPENING HOURS: Cellar Door 10.00am to 4.00pm Everyday. Late Opening on Friday and Saturday Nights till 9.30pm Restaurant - Breakfast 9am to 11am Saturday and Sunday, Lunch 12pm to 3pm 7days, Dinner 6pm to 9pm, Friday & Saturday

3483 Golden Highway, Jerrys Plains


Hope Estate

Hope Estate wines express the deep individuality of our land and vines. All our wines are estate grown, we never dilute our character with other people’s fruit. So we bring you uniquely regional styles of wine.


OPENING HOURS: Daily 10:00am to 5:00pm

2213 Broke Road, Pokolbin


Hungerford Hill Wines

Established in 1967, Hungerford Hill is a boutique estate in the Hunter Valley.


OPENING HOURS: Sunday to Thursday 10.00am - 5.00pm, Friday & Saturday 10.00am - 6.00pm

2450 Broke Road, Pokolbin


Hunter's Dream

With award winning estate wines, serene lavender fields and an ever evolving Japanese display garden, Hunter's Dream is the place to leave the everyday behind and do some dreaming of your own.


OPENING HOURS: Weekdays 10:00am - 4:00pm, Weekends 10:00am - 4:30pm

149 Deasys Road, Pokolbin


Ivanhoe Wines

Ivanhoe Wines is a premium boutique wine business, located in the heart of Pokolbin. Specialising in handcrafted Hunter Valley wines, they are only available at the cellar door, not in bottle shops. Our team are friendly and knowledgeable and ready to help you find wines that you love.


OPENING HOURS: Daily 10:00am - 5:00pm

525 Marrowbone Road, Pokolbin

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James Estate

James Estate Wines are built on a foundation of quality, experience and a sense of 'place" that encapsulates the lifestyle and creative spirit of the Hunter Valley.


OPENING HOURS: Cellar Door: Sun 10:00am - 4:00pm, Mon -Sat 10:00am - 5:00pm. Bistro: Fri & Sat 10:00am - 8:00pm, Sun 10:00am - 4:00pm

1210 Hermitage Road, Pokolbin

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Kelman Vineyard

Kelman Vineyard covers over 100 acres with 23 acres under vines, 8 acres of olive trees and 2 acres of lemon trees. We produce and sell our premium wines at our cellar door.


OPENING HOURS: 10:00am - 4:00pm Daily

2 Oakey Creek Road, Pokolbin

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Krinklewood Biodynamic Vineyard

Certified Biodynamic Organic family owned vineyard set amongst beautiful Provencal gardens, urns and fountains, nestled in the picturesque Broke Fordwich Valley.


OPENING HOURS: Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10.00am - 5.00pm

712 Wollombi Road, Broke


Lambloch Estate

There is no other Cellar Door quiet like Lambloch Estate. The picturesque views of the vineyard are set on the stunning backdrop of the Broken Back Range, and offers the perfect spot to relax, unwind, and enjoy some of the Hunters finest premium wines.


OPENING HOURS: 10:00am - 5:00pm Daily

2342 Broke Road, Pokolbin

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Leogate Estate Wines

Our opulent cellar door is the perfect place to enjoy that unique taste which only the Hunter Valley and our award winning wines can provide: smooth, rich chardonnays from wide rimmed glasses, crisp and clear semillons of international renown, peppery earth shiraz with a touch of leather and magnificently fruitful verdelho.


OPENING HOURS: Cellar Door: Daily 10:00am -5:00pm Villa Du Pays: Lunch Daily 12:00pm - 3:00pm

1693 Broke Road, Pokolbin

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McLeish Estate Wines

Our surrounding 11 hectares of vineyard are responsible for producing many Gold and Trophy Award-winning wines available to you from our small privately owned boutique cellar door. Visit McLeish Estate and enjoy our friendly cellar door atmosphere where you’ll be treated to the taste of premium current releases and aged wines through to our ‘Jessica’s’ Botrytis Semillon.


OPENING HOURS: Daily 10:00am - 5:00pm

462 DeBeyers Road, Pokolbin

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Millbrook Estate Winery & Distillery

Millbrook Estate was established in 1996 with the planting of its first Chardonnay grapes. It is a beautiful hillside vineyard overlooking Wollombi Brook and the Watagans. We are a small boutique winery producing a full range of wines plus a variety of liqueurs and spirits.


OPENING HOURS: Daily 10:00am - 5:00pm

1617 Mount View Rd, Mount View


Moorebank Vineyard Estate

Moorebank has been in the Hunter Valley since 1986 and is a family owned and operated vineyard estate where sustainably grown grapes produce memorable wines that are made with style and character.


OPENING HOURS: Daily 10.00am - 5.00pm

150 Palmers Lane, Pokolbin

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Mount Pleasant

One of the Hunter Valley's pioneering wineries and premier estates,Mount Pleasant produces many classic wines of flagship status.


OPENING HOURS: Daily 9.00am - 5.00pm

401 Marrowbone Road, Pokolbin

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Nightingale Wines

Located in the beautiful hamlet of Broke, Nightingale Wines offers a fantastic cellar door experience, luxury spa villa accommodation and restaurant.


OPENING HOURS: Daily 10:00am - 5:00pm Accommodation Guests: 16

1239 Milbrodale Road, Broke


Oakvale Wines

Oakvale Wines is a small family-owned Hunter Valley winery producing premium handcrafted wines and ciders.


OPENING HOURS: Daily 10:00am - 5:00pm

1596 Broke Road, Pokolbin

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Peacock Hill Vineyard

We are one of the smallest cellar doors in the Hunter Valley. However, we do offer a broad range of styles- from something to enjoy with canapes through to entrees, mains, desserts and cheeses with lighter fruity styles and more complex classic styles in each.


OPENING HOURS- 10.00am to 5.00pm 7 days

29 Palmers Lane, Pokolbin


Pepper Tree Wines Pty Ltd

Pepper Tree Wines is nestled in the heart of Hunter Valley Wine Country. Set amongst spectacular landscaped gardens, it offers the perfect atmosphere for discovery!


OPENING HOURS: Daily 9:00am - 5:00pm

86 Halls Road, Pokolbin

JAMES HALLIDAY rating


Peter Drayton Wines

Peter Drayton Wines located at Ironbark Hill Vineyard is a stylish vineyard located in the heart of Hunter Valley.


OPENING HOURS: Monday to Saturday 10.00am - 5.00pm Sunday 11.00am - 4.00pm

694 Hermitage Road, Pokolbin

JAMES HALLIDAY rating


Peterson House

Peterson House was born from the vision of Ian Peterson, who, in his early years felt it necessary to celebrate each grand child's birth with a special wine. Our cellar door offers an unforgettable experience, with our bubbly staff there to help you choose your favourite sparkling wine.


OPENING HOURS: CELLAR DOOR, Daily, 9:00am- 5:00pm (Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day & New Years Day). RESTAURANT CUVEE: Daily, 8:30am - 11am breakfast, 12:00pm - 3:00pm lunch. OYSTER BAR: Weekends from 10:00am

Corner of Broke Road & Wine Country Drive


Petersons Wines

Petersons is a family Australian Winery with the art of making fine wines of distinction.


OPENING HOURS: Daily 10:00am - 4:00pm

552 Mount View Road, Mount View


Petersons Wines on Broke Road

Petersons Wines are delighted to announce that we now have another 'home' in the Hunter Valley, with the opening of our new cellar door on Broke Road in the heart of Wine Country. Conveniently located just along the road from Peterson House.


OPENING HOURS: Daily 10:00am - 6:00pm

2347 Broke Road, Pokolbin


Pokolbin Bottle Shop

Open 7 days, Pokolbin Bottle Shop situated at Pokolbin Village offers a wide range of wines from Hunter Boutique wineries, craft beer and premium spirits.


OPENING HOURS: Sunday - Thursday 10:00am - 5:00pm Friday & Saturday 10:00am - 6:00pm

2188 Broke Road, Pokolbin


Pokolbin Estate Vineyard

Arguably the most successful small producer of wine in Australia, Pokolbin Estate is also home to the Hunter Olive Centre some of the finest gourmet food produced in the Hunter Valley.


OPENING HOURS: Pokolbin Estate Vineyard 7 Days 9.00am - 5.00pm, The Hunter Olive Centre: Tastings 7 Days 10.00am - 4.00pm.

298 McDonalds Road, Pokolbin

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Roche Estate

Located in the heart of Hunter Valley wine country, Roche Estate (formerly known as Tempus Two) is the premier concert venue attracting international and national artists alike. Experience the exceptional fine dining, award winning wines, signature cocktails, local gourmet produce and a sophisticated function room all located in one exclusive venue.


OPENING HOURS: Daily 10:00am - 5:00pm (Closed Good Friday & Christmas Day)

Corner of Broke & McDonalds Roads,Pokolbin


Rothvale Vineyard & Winery & Vineyard Cottages

We are a premium family operated boutique vineyard and winery located in central Pokolbin.


Cellar Door 10:00am - 4:00pm daily

223 Deasys Road, Pokolbin

JAMES HALLIDAY rating


Saddlers Creek Wines

Established in 1990 Saddler's Creek is a boutique wine company situated in Pokolbin the heart of the Hunter Valley.


OPENING HOURS: 7 Days 10.00 to 5.00pm

15 Marrowbone Road, Pokolbin

JAMES HALLIDAY rating


Sandalyn Wilderness Estate

Family owned and operated and nestled in a garden setting surrounded by vineyards and olive groves, Sandalyn Wilderness Estate has extensive views to the Watagan, Molly Morgan and Brokenback ranges.


OPENING HOURS: Daily 09:00am - 5:00pm

162 Wilderness Road, Lovedale


Savannah Estate

Savannah Estate lies on the beautiful gateway to Mount View, a mountain which boasts some of the most stunning views of the Hunter Valley.


OPENING HOURS: Monday to Saturday 9:00am - 5:00pm and Sunday 10:00am - 5:00pm.

402 Mount View Road, Mount View


Small Winemakers Centre

The Small Winemakers Centre is a unique proposition for visitors to the Hunter Valley. We are very proud to offer the largest range of wine in the Hunter, showcasing the talents of Thomas Wines, The Little Wine Company, Silkman, Hart & Hunter, David Hook Wines, Keith Tulloch Wines and many more.


OPENING HOURS: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Daily

426 McDonalds Road, Pokolbin


Tallavera Grove

Davis Premium Vineyards/Tallavera Grove is a family owned boutique winery which consists of three premium vineyards located in the Hunter Valley, Orange and Wrattonbully.


OPENING HOURS: Thursday - Monday 10:00am - 5.00pm

749 Mount View Road, Mount View

JAMES HALLIDAY rating


Tamburlaine Organic Wines

Tamburlaine Organic Wines are Australia's largest producer of organic wines....that taste better, naturally!


OPENING HOURS: 7 Days 9.00am - 5.00pm

358 McDonalds Road, Pokolbin

JAMES HALLIDAY rating


The Garden Cellars

The Garden Cellars offers tastings and sales on a range of local boutique wines as well as Hunter Distillery vodka and craft beers.


OPENING HOURS : Daily 10:00am - 5:30pm

Shop 21, Hunter Valley Gardens Village, Broke Road

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Thirsty Palette Wines

We are a family owned boutique vineyard where you will feel you have truly left the city behind. We are located on the high point of Wilderness Road in Lovedale with spectacular views over the Brokenback range. Our cellar door is warm friendly and eclectic.


OPENING HOURS: Saturday 10:00am - 5:00pm Sunday 11:00am - 5:00pm

247 Wilderness Road, Lovedale


Tinklers Wines

Three generations of the Tinkler family have forged a family wine legacy, located at the foothills of the Pokolbin Mountains, where you're sure to relax and engage within the beautiful surrounds.


OPENING HOURS 7 Days 10.00am - 5.00pm

Pokolbin Mountain Road, Pokolbin


Tulloch Wines

Nestled among vines at the foot of the Brokenback Mountain Range is the stunning Tulloch Cellar Door, a must visit destination in the Hunter Valley.


OPENING HOURS: 10.00am to 5.00pm Daily

638 Debeyers Road, Pokolbin

JAMES HALLIDAY rating


Vinden Estate Wines

Bistro Vinden is located at Vinden Estate Wines within the heart of Pokolbin.


OPENING HOURS: Saturday & Sunday 12:00pm - 3:00pm

17 Gillards Road, Pokolbin


Whispering Brook Pty Ltd

A visit to Whispering Brook provides an experience that goes beyond wine. The estate is renowned for its welcoming ambience, relaxed Australian architecture, intimate cellar door with artisan wine and olives, boutique winery and natural beauty. The panoramic mountain views, estate vineyards and olive groves, casual dining and large guesthouse provide for a memorable experience.


OPENING HOURS: 10:30am - 5:00pm Friday to Sunday

Rodd Street, Broke

JAMES HALLIDAY rating


Wynwood Estate

Wynwood Estate is one of the newest wine brands in the Hunter Valley Wine Country focusing on Estate grown small volumes of handcrafted premium wines.


OPENING HOURS: Daily 10:00am - 5:00pm

310 Oakey Creek Road, Pokolbin

JAMES HALLIDAY rating


Allandale Winery

132 Lovedale Road, Lovedale. PH: 02 4990 4526.

Catherine Vale Wines

656 Milbrodale Road, Fordwich. PH: 02 6579 1334.

Constable Estate Vineyard

205 Gillards Road, Pokolbin. PH: 02 4998 7887.

De Bortoli Wines

532 Wine Country Drive, Pokolbin. PH: 02 4993 8800.

Ernest Hill Wines

307 Wine Country Drive, Nulkaba. PH: 02 4991 4418.

Gemelli Estate

168 Palmers Lane, Pokolbin. PH: 02 4998 7910.

Gundog Estate

101 McDonalds Road, Pokolbin. PH: 02 4998 6873.

Iron Gate Estate

Oakey Creek Road, Pokolbin. PH: 02 4998 6570.

Kevin Sobels Wines

5 Halls Road, Pokolbin . PH: 02 4998 7766.

Lucy's Run Wines Pty Limited

1274 Wine Country Drive, Lovedale. PH: 02 4938 3592.

Macquariedale Organic Wines

170 Sweetwater Road, Belford . PH: 02 6574 7012.

McGuigan Wines

447 McDonalds Road, Pokolbin. PH: 02 4998 4111.

Scarborough Wine Co.

179 Gillards Road, Pokolbin . PH: 02 4998 7563.

Tempus Two Cellar Door

Corner of Broke Road & McDonalds Road, Pokolbin. PH: 02 4993 3999.

Thomas Wines

Cnr Hermitage Road & Mistletoe Lane, Pokolbin. PH: 02 4998 7134.

Tintilla Estate

725 Hermitage Road, Pokolbin. PH: 02 6574 7093.

Undercliff Winery & Gallery

152 Yango Creek Road, Wollombi. PH: 02 4998 3322.

Wollombi Valley Wine Trail

Wollombi Valley Self Guided Trail. PH: 02 4998 1155.

Wollombi Wines

25 Charlton Street, Wollombi. PH: 02 4998 3427.

WINE APPRECIATION

  • 7 Days: Hunter Wine School, Booking essential, 9am - 11am, 2 hours, $50, POKOLBIN, 4998 7777 Sip, Taste, Discover & Graduate - two hour master class from pruning, picking and bottling. Wine certificate
  • Wednesday - Sunday: EPICTM Tasting Experience, 11am -3pm, 4998 7666, Introduction to the Hunter Valley $12.50, Classic Tasting $28, Collection Tasting $38, Ultimate Tasting $60, The friendly and knowledgeable staff at Hungerford Hill Wines will guide you through a tasting, chosen from a menu of premium, limited release and museum Hungerford Hill wines. Please note reservations are essential!