The colourful countryside, rolling valleys and vineyards back dropped by the magnificent Brokenback Mountains are a breathtaking experience. Boutique Hunter Valley wineries and famous names of the Hunter are all found here, with festivals and celebrations of food and wine plentiful, making a Hunter Valley wine tour a must.
Destination NSW; Murray Vanderveer
Constable Estate, Hunter Valley
Views of the Brokenback Mountains from this picturesque Pokolbin winery are elevated by the unique sculptures, walks and parks that were introduced more than 30 years ago by David Constable, an avid horticulturist. The boutique Hunter Valley winery produces exceptional varieties, with Shiraz and Semillon a speciality. Pick up a map from the cellar door and discover the Oak Walk, Sculpture Park, Camellia Garden, Secret Garden, Millennium Walk and Rose Garden. The recently added Len Evans Memorial Lookout offers a panoramic vista of the region and is well worth the walk.
Cellar door & Estate Gardens open 7 days a week
Tallavera Grove, Hunter Valley
The Mount View Road location of Tallavera Grove winery provides a breathtaking aspect of the vine-covered hills and tranquil valleys of the Hunter. It’s charming and relaxed ambience make it very easy to enjoy the wine-tasting experience.
A dedication to advanced viticultural and winemaking techniques produces Hunter Valley wines of outstanding and distinctive character, but mostly in small quantities only available through the winery cellar door. With stunning views and exceptional wines– put this one at the top of your Hunter Valley wineries wish list.
Cellar Door open 7 days a week
Reserve wines tasting $5pp (redeemable with purchase)
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Audrey Wilkinson Wines, Hunter Valley
The views of the rolling hills and vineyards of Pokolbin from the Audrey Wilkinson cellar door are captivating. The oldest vineyard site in the Hunter, it features 7 different soil types and the legacy of its pioneers is evident in everything it does. Gourmet Traveller recently rated Audrey Wilkinson Wines as one of the Top 10 Cellar Door experiences in Australia. When you’re perched on top of a foothill of the Brokenback Mountain Ranges with a superb wine in your hand, we’re sure you’ll also agree.
Cellar Door open 7 days a week (Closed Christmas Day)
Winemaking Museum (free entry)
Destination NSW: Murray Vanderveer
Whispering Brook, Hunter Valley
This boutique, family owned winery in the village of Broke near Pokolbin makes premium wines and was awarded a 5-star rating by acclaimed wine critic James Halliday in the Australian Wine Companion 2015. Enjoy panoramic mountain views overlooking the national park, estate vineyards and olive groves. Relax with a glass of wine on the wide, sweeping verandahs of the tasting room, with its soaring ceiling, Oregon and Sandstone bar and French doors. Picnic on the lawns overlooking Wollemi National Park or take a guided tour of the vineyards.
Cellar Door open Saturday, Sunday, and by appointment
Guided walking tours of the vineyards by appointment
Tyrrell’s Wines, Hunter Valley
Bordered by mountain ranges and overlooking the Hunter River system catchment, Tyrrell’s is a 5th generation family owned winery in Pokolbin and one of Australia’s best-known labels. With a full calendar of events you could be sitting down to a Meet the Maker tasting or Winemaker’s Luncheon on your visit to this historic and scenic winery. Daily winery tours let you explore the historic red cellar and original iron bark hut that the pioneering winemaker Edward Tyrrell lived in.
Cellar Door open 7 days a week (Closed Good Friday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day)
Winery Tours daily $5pp
By the Fireside Winemaker Dinner, Fri 10 June 2016
European Wine Discovery, Fri 5 August 2016