Hunter Valley is a major wine growing region in New South Wales Australia known for both its red and white wine varieties. Tours of vineyards and wine tasting are a huge industry in this part of the Region. There are many wineries to explore on this magnificent territory and most of them are open daily for visitors. Here is a list of some of the great wineries you can find in the Hunter Valley. Go ahead and take your pick!
Tyrell’s is one of the valley’s oldest and most popular wineries. They received the Winemaker of the Year Award for two consecutive years. It is family owned with the simple philosophy of producing high quality wine that people love to drink. Its tasting room is lined with 100-year-old wine vats, a great atmosphere for tastings. They received the Winemaker of the Year Award for two consecutive years.
AUDREY WILKINSON WINERY
Audrey Wilkinson Winery started in 1866 they were true pioneers of the Australian winemaking industry. It is widely regarded as the first wine vineyard in the Pokolbin area and boasts of astonishing views across the Hunter Valley. Wines are styled on tradition and enriched by the characters of the Oakdale vineyards.
LINDEMANS BEN EAN
Lindeman has been in the winemaking industry for 170 years. Their estate combines the original historic site with modern facilities offering exceptional views, including private tasting rooms, a spacious external courtyard and an open, grassy meadow. The venue offers a unique and unforgettable setting perfect for weddings.
Established more than 40 years ago, Brokenwood has become a regional institution. They produce flawless wines year after year and are famous for their award-winning Shiraz. Pay them a visit, they have knowledgeable staff to answer all your questions.
DRAYTON’S FAMILY WINES
The Drayton’s are proud to be one of only two pioneer wineries established in the Hunter Valley still operating. The unbroken line of family and winemakers carried forward by five generations. They have been established for about 140 years and represent one of the few remaining family owned and operated companies in the Australian Wine Industry today.
McGuigan has been part of the Hunter wine industry for over 50 years and offers an extensive winery and cellar door. They are proudly one of the most awarded wineries in the world. They are the only winery in the world that have won ‘world’s best winemaker’ three times.
DE BARTOLI WINES
This is a third generation wine company established in 1928 by the couple Vittorio and Giuseppina De Bortoli. They’ve received the prestigious Winemaker of the Year Award in 2007. De Bortoli strive to make genuinely interesting wine styles with a strong regional focus that offer outstanding value.
MCWILLIAMS MOUNT PLEASANT ESTATE
Mount Pleasant was established in 1921 by Maurice O’Shea. It is home to the Old Hill Vineyard, Mount Pleasant is one of Australia’s most treasured vineyard sites. They create some of Australia’s most celebrated and awarded wines. They won the 2014 Gourmet Traveller Best Large Cellar Door in Hunter Valley.
Mistletoe winery produces small runs of single vineyard wines typical of the region. Mistletoe has received hundreds of awards and accolades since it was established. It also houses a small art gallery and a pleasant sculpture garden at their garden. They have ‘Twilight tastings’ making it the perfect place for final stops of your winery hopping.
Wyndham Estate is established as one of Australia’s leading wine brands, exported to over 65 countries. They are attracting 40,000 visitors a year, crowned one of Australia’s best tourism attractions – winning best Tourism Winery at the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards.
Pokolbin Estate is a boutique style vineyard located just 2 hours north of Sydney. This estate is one of the smallest old wineries in the Hunter Region. They have a tasting room in a 114-year-old sandstone cottage. All of their exclusive wines are handmade and are created from the grapes grown on Pokolbin Estate and Belebula Vineyards.
Scarborough is known for their home-grown hospitality. They make Semillon, Verdelho, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Shiraz. Feel instantly at home when you drop in and try their critically acclaimed wines made by two generations of this family.