Fortified and Fromage
Barrel and cheese tasting
Located in the foothills of the scenic Brokenback ranges in the Hunter Valley, 165 km north of Sydney, the family-run business produces award-winning Semillon. It is rated a 5-star winery by Australian wine critic and vigneron James Halliday and has been named in the top 10 wineries to visit in Australia by Gourmet Traveller.
Audrey Wilkinson planted the first vines in Pokolbin in 1866 and was an early innovator in the production of fine wine. Audrey’s legacy of ‘It’s all about the taste’ is at the centre of everything the winery continues to do.
The sandstone and timber building tips its hat to the history of the vineyard. Find a spot on the expansive veranda, relax and enjoy a bottle of wine. Wander through the museum, which is housed in the original winery and displays a curated collection of original vats and wine and barrel making equipment.
Stay the night in a self-contained guest cottage on the property. Mulberry Cottage and The Dairy have stunning 360-degree views of the Hunter Valley and the magnificent Brokenback Ranges.
Australia’s most visited wine region is also renowned for its national parks, wine and cooking schools, fine dining, spa retreats, and golf.
Semillon, Verdelho, Gewurztraminer, Chardonnay, Shiraz, Merlot, Malbec, Tempranillo, Cabernet, Muscat
De Beyers Road, Pokolbin 2320
Visit during spring and autumn, when the weather is good and vines full. You may also be lucky and catch harvest.
10am - 5pm, every day (except Christmas Day and Boxing Day)
+61 2 4993 3644