HUNTER VALLEY ATTRACTIONS

Around Hermitage and the local area offers boutique beers, cheese tasting, golf, cycling, markets, wine and cooking schools, wine tasting and vineyard tours, horse and carriage tours, horse riding, hot air ballooning and day spas. You’ll not want for something to do.

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Wombat Crossing Vineyard

Work 530 Hermitage Road Pokolbin NSW 2320 Phone: 02 6574 7357 Visit the Website
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Are you hunting for a quality table wine native only to a cellar door in Pokolbin? Are you curious to taste a few single vineyard wines that have won trophies and medals at the local wine shows?

Hidden behind the entrance at 530 Hermitage Road you’ll find our scenic but wine-lover focused cellar door.

Wombat Crossing Vineyard is one of the Hunter Valley’s smallest boutique producers of fine table wines. Our wines are available exclusively from the cellar door, or at selected restaurants in the valley.

Recognition: 4 Trophies, 8 Gold, 15 Silver, 25 Bronze medals awarded to our wines.

Wines: Semillon, Chardonnay, Rose, Shiraz.

Open: Saturday 10.30 to 4.30pm until wine sold out, some Sundays and other times by appointment.

Tasting Format and Charge: We charge $5 for a structured tasting of our current vintage release wines using Riedel stems, with cheese and biscuits. We also offer a premium tasting flight that includes our trophy and museum release wines at an additional charge. These tasting fees are refundable on purchase of a set number of wines. More extensive antipasto platers for small groups available by arrangement.

Groups: Groups over 8 by appointment please.

Taste and Play: Wine and boules; or bring your own picnic to enjoy on a sunny day by our dam.

Hermitage Road Cellars

Work Cnr Hermitage Road and Mistletoe Lane Pokolbin NSW 2320 Phone: 02 4998 7777 Visit the Website
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Open 7 days from 10am – 5pm (Except Good Friday and Xmas Day). An exclusive range of over 30 premium wines from small Hunter Valley winemakers – including Andrew Thomas, David Hook, Andrew Margan, Ian Little, Polin & Polin, Stormy Ridge, San Martino, Crisford Family and Hele Family wines.

The Hunter Wine Theatre runs twice daily at 11am and 2pm. The 2 hour Hunter Wine School runs daily at 9am with bookings essential. Also onsite is the Bluetongue Brewery and San Martino Bites, Pizza and Pasta.

Taste and Play: enjoy wine tasting and a range of fun activities.

Tours: take a walk through our vineyard.

Macquariedale Organic Wines

Work 170 Sweetwater Road Rothbury NSW 2335 Phone: 02 6574 7012 Visit the Website
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We are a fully Certified Organic/Biodynamic vineyard and winery which offers a wide range of natural wines that have a clarity and intensity of flavour. We specialise in the grapes which are most suited to the Hunter Valley region i.e. Semillon, Verdelho, Chardonnay, Shiraz, Merlot and Pinot Noir. Come and experience these beautiful wines which include a vintage Sparkling Chardonnay/Pinot Noir blend and are all chemical free produced with minimal preservative ( sulphur 220) levels. We also have a range of Olive Oil and fresh Garlic when in season for you to purchase.

Cellar Door is open 7 days 10am to 5pm (Christmas / Boxing Days excluded).

Taste and Play: enjoy wine tasting and a game of giant jenga at our cellar door.

Tours: enquire about winery and vineyard tours.

Pokolbin Estate Vineyard

Work 298 MacDonalds Road Pokolbin NSW 2329 Phone: 02 4998 7524 Visit the Website
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Belebula Vineyard, located on Old North Road in Pokolbin, was planted in 1999 to Tempranillo, Sangiovese and Nebbiolo, on a geological formation known as the Belford Dome of Limestone. This is an elevated, exposed site and slopes away steeply towards the West.  Arguably the most successful small producer of wine in Australia.

Tasting and sales of multi award winning vintage wines that capture distinct varietal character in harmony with full body flavours. Belebula wines can be purchased from Pokolbin Estate Vineyard.

The cellar door showcases other varietal wines which include Semillon, Shiraz and Riesling which is the only Estate grown Riesling in the Hunter Valley.  Pokolbin Estate Vineyard have won many awards and Trophies which include Winestate Semillon of The Year in 2006, 2007, 2010, 2013 and the coveted Winestate Riesling of the year with our 2011 Riesling.

Produce: Our Olive Centre has grown to be one of the largest specialty food outlets in the Hunter Valley. We have a range of over four hundred locally made products on display, of which forty are available for tasting at any one time.

Opening hours are Monday – Friday 9am to 5pm and Saturday to Sunday 10am to 5pm.

Pokolbin Village Pharmacy

Work Shop 13, Hunter Valley Gardens Village 2090 Broke Road Pokolbin NSW 2320 Phone: 02 4998 6677 Visit the Website
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Pokolbin Village Pharmacy is located in the Hunter Valley Gardens Village. Open 7 days a week, from 10:00am to 5:00pm, we offer a full prescription service plus much more- medicines, vitamins, first aid, skin care, hair care, sun care, sunglasses, and cosmetics.

Tuscany Wine Estate Cooking School

Work Cnr Hermitage Road & Mistletoe Lane Pokolbin NSW 2320 Phone: 02 4998 7288 Visit the Website
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Cooking classes at Tuscany Wine Estate Resort are hosted by award-wining Executive Chef, Rebecca Kaye and can be constructed as either a relaxing and fun way to experience a spectacular meal whilst learning about culinary art; or a team based challenge aimed at building teamwork skills, cooperation and leadership whilst having fun at the same time.

Get a group of friends, or colleagues together and escape to the Hunter Valley Wine Country for something a little different… This exclusive hands-on cooking school is available for both small intimate numbers or large corporate groups and takes approximately two to four hours.

Attendees will be involved in an afternoon of hands on experience, participating in the preparation and creation of a stunning two course meal.

The friendly, professional and dedicated staff offer an experience that makes you feel at home from the moment you arrive.

Denmar Estate Wines

Work 479 Hermitage Road Pokolbin 2320 Phone: 02 6574 7291 Visit the Website
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DenMar Estate is one of the smallest producers of wine in the Hunter Valley, producing high quality single vineyard wines.  We have 4 varieties of grapes, being Chardonnay and Semillon in the white variety and Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon in the reds.  Our wines have been well awarded over the years with current wines on sale receiving the following awards:  2009 Chardonnay a Gold Medal 2013 Hunter Valley Boutique Winemakers show, plus 2 Silver Medals in the 2010 & 2011 Hunter Valley Boutique Winemakers Show and a silver medal in the prestigious 2012 Hunter Valley Wine Show; 2010 Semillon a Bronze Medal NSW Small Winemakers Show, 2009 Pinot Noir a Bronze Medal in 2011 Boutique Winemakers Show.

DenMar Estate Cellar Door is currently open 4 days a week on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday between 10:30am and 5pm or by appointment for small groups of six up to sixteen.

Cafe DenMar is adjacent to our Cellar Door and is currently operating for our accommodation guests and for groups of 12 to 20 persons for private bookings and functions.

Taste and Play: enjoy wine tasting and a game of giant chess at our cellar door.

Produce: a range of olive oils from locally grown olives.

Hunter Wine Theatre @ Hunter Valley Resort

Work Cnr Hermitage Road and Mistletoe Lane Pokolbin NSW 2320 Phone: 02 4998 7777 Visit the Website
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The fun side of seeing a winery in action is when the grapes are being picked and put through the crusher at the winery – which for The Hunter Valley happens only in January and February. For the rest of the year action at in winery is generally pretty quiet. Not so with the new Hunter Wine Theatre … Up on the big screen, the 15 minute movie shows the whole year’s winemaking process including the harvest, crushing the grapes, making & blending and finally bottling the wine. After the show – it’s down to the serious business of wine tasting …

Misty Glen Wines

Work 293 Deasys Road Pokolbin NSW 2320 Phone: 02 4998 7781 Visit the Website
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Visit Misty Glen and try some of our fabulous wines in a relaxed atmosphere amongst the vines. We have a great range of wines from traditional Semillon to the unusual Sparkling Chambourcin and our new Blanc de Blanc all made from grapes grown on our vineyard. Enjoy our wines with a sumptuous meal or simply when relaxing on the verandah.

Accolades: James Halliday 4 star winery; Blanc de Blanc – Silver medal Hunter Valley Boutique Winemakers Show 2011.

Varieties: Semillon, Chardonnay, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Chambourcin.

Open: Friday, Sunday, Monday 10-4pm, Saturday 10-5pm other times by appointment.

Groups: welcome up to 15 people, bookings essential.

Vineyard Tours: on request.

Taste and Play: enjoy wine tasting and a game of boules or croquet at our cellar door.

Produce: a range of A Taste of the Bush products including macadamia nut oils, dukka and caramalised balsamic vinegar.

RidgeView Wines

Work 273 Sweetwater Road Pokolbin NSW 2320 Phone: 02 6574 7332 Visit the Website
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RidgeView wines is a family owned boutique producer of multi award winning, 100% Hunter Valley wines. Sample from Riedel glasses our flagship “Generations” Semillon and Shiraz or modern style “Impressions” Chardonnay and Shiraz, all of which have won many gold medals. We also produce an eclectic array of estate grown wines which include varieties such as Pinot Gris, Viognier, Traminer, Merlot, Chambourcin and Cabernet Sauvignon.

“Our Passion, Your Reward”.

Taste and Play: enjoy wine tasting and a game of boules or giant chess at our cellar door.

Produce:  selection of olive oils and balsamic vinegars.

Cellar Door open Wednesday – Sunday 10am – 5pm.

Hunter Private Tours

Work n/a Pokolbin NSW 2330 Phone: 0419 851 010 Visit the Website
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Exclusive private tours in a gorgeous Range Rover, showcasing Hunter boutique wines, and local gourmet produce, for just you and your chosen companions. Each tour is exclusive to you and can be tailored exactly to your itinerary or created for you using our extensive local knowledge and contacts.

There’s lots to do and see in Hunter Wine Country and we specialise in visiting small boutique wineries which reflect the Hunter, with the opportunity to meet the people who create our famous wines. Your tour can also include cheese tasting, olives and olive oils tasting, local gourmet produce, and of course our exquisite hand made chocolates, even our special chocolate and wine matching experience!

Choose from a half day tour (4 hrs) starting anytime between 10am and midday to suit your morning, or our full day tour (6 hrs) starting at 10am. Both tours are yours to create or let us know your preferences and we’ll put it together for you – either way, it’s your day!

Wine and Cooking School @ Hunter Valley Resort

Work Cnr Hermitage Road and Mistletoe Lane Pokolbin NSW 2320 Phone: 02 4998 7777 Visit the Website
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The two-hour Wine School promises an education of wine. Walk through the vineyard and learn how and why a grapevine grows. Then it is a comprehensive winemaking tutorial with our Cellarmaster. You receive a personalised Wine Appreciation Certificate. Cooking School – Join Executive Chef Phillip Collis and his team and experience the entertaining Hunter Valley Cooking School in their purpose built Cooking School Kitchen with Library. This is a hands on class and all dishes are cooked from scratch using local organic produce. Bookings essential for both Wine & Cooking School.

Tintilla Estate Vineyard & Olive Grove

Work 725 Hermitage Road Pokolbin NSW 2320 Phone: 02 6574 7093 Visit the Website
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Tintilla Estate is an enticing, family vineyard that is passionate about the unique character of Hunter wines and seek to deliver individual, hand crafted wines that reflect the Single Vineyard Pokolbin terroir.

Wines made at Tintilla include classic Hunter Semillon, barrel fermented Chardonnay, traditional Hunter Shiraz as well as a renowned Merlot.

We have pioneered the Italian varietal Sangiovese, in the Hunter producing a Rosato di Jupiter, a Saphira Sangiovese and Super Tuscan blend Tarantella. Modern Spritzanti styled wine The Lizzie and Sparkling Blush Rosalind are also extremely popular wine.

We have a range of Olives and assorted condiments.

Open 10.30am-6pm 7 days, group booking welcome.

Glandore Estate Wines

Work 1595 Broke Road Pokolbin NSW 2320 Phone: 02 4998 7140 Visit the Website
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Glandore Estate is one of the must visit cellar doors in the Hunter Valley, known as a great way to experience not only wines from the Hunter but also from around NSW. With vineyards in 6 different wine regions across NSW an experience at the Glandore Estate cellar door is a friendly and informative way to experience NSW wines at its best. With wines made from the traditional varieties Glandore Estate has also branched out to bring some of the most exciting and emerging varieties to the cellar door experience. Come and visit us today.

Small Winery with cellar door open 7 days a week from 10am to 5pm. All wines are made on site with cellar door run by not only friendly but educated staff. We believe wine should be fun and not too stuffy.

Taste and Play: enjoy wine tasting and a game of giant pickup sticks at our cellar door.

Tours: enquire about winery and vineyard tours.

Spa Anise @ Spicers Vineyard Estate

Work 555 Hermitage Road Pokolbin NSW 2320 Phone: 02 6574 7229 Visit the Website
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Spa Anise at Spicers Vineyards Estate is an elegant new day spa with two treatment rooms, natural timber flooring and private courtyards. Fully qualified therapists are on hand to help take the stress out of life with a luxurious range of massages, treatments, body wraps and facials. It’s the perfect invitation to settle in and truly indulge the senses. Open 7 Days.

Two Fat Blokes Gourmet Tours

Work 1616 Broke Road Pokolbin NSW 2321 Mobile: 0414 316 859 Visit the Website
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Two Fat Blokes Gourmet Tours – Taste Around Hermitage – Wine tasting tour

Hermitage Road Antiques

Work 712 Hermitage Road Pokolbin NSW 2320 Phone: 02 6574 7333 Visit the Website
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A large shop specializing in a broad range of quality products including Restoration and repair. General Antiques, collectables and furniture. Marine, industrial and railway. Memorabilia, silverware and porcelain. Books, tools, china and glass. Products from around the world and around the corner, with the emphasis on quality, value and craftsmanship.

Recycled Australian hard woods, Kauri and various pines are prominent throughout the shop and our restored furniture is guaranteed.

Two Fat Blokes Gourmet Kitchen

Work 1616 Broke Road Pokolbin NSW 2321 Phone: 02 4998 6699 Visit the Website
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We are open 7 days from 9 am – 5 pm and serve a sumptuous breakfast on Saturdays and Sundays from 7.30 am. Lunch is nice and casual – a menu offering many choices of snacks or more formal dishes at very reasonable prices. The deli is stocked with an amazing range of local, Australian and International cheeses. We also have a big range of Authentic smallgoods, sourced from the best Artisan producers – Prosciutto & salamis from Italian butchers or the very popular range of Kransky sausages from Mentges butchery in Taree. We also stock smoked Trout from Arc-de-Ciel troutfarm in Nundle, Fresh bread, baked daily and fresh pasta & pasta sauces.

Taste and Play: enjoy a meal and a game of boules, croquet, giant chess, volleyball or badminton.

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