Best of the Best Wineries
Some of my favourite wineries in the Hunter Valley - This month!
Blueberry Hill A cellar door surrounded by their vineyard and a beautiful backdrop, the Brokenback Range. Blueberry Hill grow and produce wines from your classic Hunter Valley grape varieties along with Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc. A relaxed wine tasting experience in their cosy cellar door or outside amongst the vines. 999 McDonalds Rd, Pokolbin 02 4998 7295 www.blueberryhillwines.com.au
Visit the NEW stunning new cellar door, designed by innovative architects, Villa & Villa, is the largest complex in the Hunter Valley wine region, covering 1,400 square metres. Featuring unique circular tasting 'pods', an expansive outdoor terrace with views over the Hunter Valley, private tasting and dining rooms, a wine museum overlooking our working barrel hall - Brokenwood's new cellar door is a must-see. 401-427 McDonalds Rd, Pokolbin NSW 2320 02 4998 7559 www.brokenwood.com.au
Ernest Hill Wines Experience personal family service in a relaxed atmosphere overlooking the vineyards. Situated at the gateway to the Hunter’s famous Pokolbin region this boutique cellar door produces award-winning classic Hunter Valley varieties and a broad range of popular dessert wines. 307 Wine Country Drive, Nulkaba 02 4991 4418 www.ernesthillwines.com.au
Gundog Estate As one of the region’s most innovative wine producers, Gundog Estate specialises in the production of contemporary styles of Semillon and Shiraz. Sourcing fruit from some of the best vineyards in the Hunter Valley, Canberra District, and Hilltops, the diversity and quality of our award-winning range is sure to delight. The personalised and relaxed ambience of the Gundog Hunter Cellar & Gourmet Pantry is complemented by our cheese and charcuterie plates, and carefully sourced fine teas and coffee. 101 McDonald’s Rd, Pokolbin 02 4998 6873 www.gundogestate.com.au
Hart and Hunter Hart & Hunter was formed around the idea of sourcing the best parcels of fruit from the best possible vineyard sites to make a Single Vineyard Wine. Our fruit has come from some amazing parcels of land in Pokolbin that year after year turn out incredible wines truly indicative of their terroir. Our aim is to always credit the wine to the vineyard, to let it stand on its own. Lifted primary fruit, tannin structure and fresh natural acidity form the backbone of our wines. 463 Deaseys Road, Pokolbin 02 4998 7645 www.hartandhunter.com.au
Keith Tulloch Wine A fourth-generation, family-owned vineyard and winery, that have the freedom to make wines with a unique stamp of personality, power and integrity – away from the mainstream, and with an individual style and flair. 989 Hermitage Road, Pokolbin 02 4998 7500 www.keithtullochwine.com.au
Petersons Wines Petersons Wines have been at the forefront of the wine industry in the Hunter Valley since 1971 when it was established by Colin Peterson and his parents, Ian and Shirley. Since the first vintage in 1981, Petersons have become recognised for producing premium, award-winning wines; a tradition that continues today. 552 Mount View Road, Mount View 02 49 901704 www.petersonswines.com.au
Piggs Peake Piggs Peake has a reputation for bending and twisting the rules of winemaking. That’s not to say the classics don’t exist, they do. So if you are looking for classic wines, unusual varietals or something you’ve never experienced before, you should drop by for a tasting. 697 Hermitage Road, Pokolbin 02 65 747 000 www.piggspeake.com
Tintilla Estate Tintilla Estate is an enticing, family vineyard that is passionate about the unique character of Hunter wines and seek to deliver individual, handcrafted wines that reflect the single-vineyard Pokolbin terroir. They are the pioneers of Sangiovese in the Hunter Valley and along with their estate grown olives and other condiments, gives you a sense you’re somewhere in Tuscany. 725 Hermitage Road, Pokolbin 02 6574 7093 www.tintilla.com.au
I love this place as the setting is beautiful and the staff are very accommodating. They take their time explaining the wine and making sure everyone has a great experience. Its a must visit for your trip and the Wine is AMAZING.