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.
576 Debeyers Road, Pokolbin
Meet our passionate team who love guiding customers through our diverse portfolio whilst enjoying a view of the sweeping landscape and the architecturally designed space.
The Legend of Cockfighter’s Ghost
The Legend states that in 1835, Governor Macquarie directed explorers to find routes to open up the Hunter Valley. One wild and windy night, as the explorers attempted to cross a flooded creek, their strongest horse, Cockfighter, drowned bravely trying to get his rider across the raging waters.
When convict gangs were later sent to construct a bridge over what was now known as Cockfighter’s Creek, they swore that on stormy nights you would see Cockfighter’s Ghost galloping across the countryside. The Legend was born. To this day it is still reported that Cockfighter’s Ghost still haunts the vineyards planted on the bank of the creek.
Wines of Legend:
The Cockfighter’s Ghost and Poole’s Rock wine labels have become synonymous with passionate winemaking which exemplifies the best of regions and varieties.
Today, under the ownership of Agnew Wines Pty Ltd, Cockfighter’s Ghost wines continue to be made from the best grapes, specifically selected from vineyards and regions throughout Australia, acknowledged as amongst the best of each variety. At the same time, they have introduced a renewed vigour in pursuing single vineyard perfection with the Poole’s Rock range of wine.
Through working closely with a number of select and trusted grape growers from some of the premier wine regions of Australia, as well as sourcing grape from our own prime vineyards in the Hunter Valley, including the Cockfighter’s Ghost Vineyard, the Cockfighter’s Ghost range seeks to make “the best of the best” available for all wine lovers.
Chief Winemaker: Jeff Byrne. Winemaker: Xanthe Hatcher. Assistant Winemaker: Rick Staniford.
OPENING HOURS: Daily 10:00am – 5:00pm