Hunter Valley’s ‘Around Hermitage Wine and Food Trail’ where matching food and wine in a relaxed setting is a wonderful experience only 2 hours from Sydney via the Hunter Expressway (M15).

Follow the “RED” trail along this north western area of Pokolbin boasting some of the best scenery and the most awarded boutique wineries and restaurants in the Valley. Stay here in one of the wide ranging accommodation options just a stone’s throw from concert and wedding venues, an art gallery and sculpture garden, antiques and locally made produce.

Additionally, the area offers boutique beers, cheese tasting, golf, cycling, wine and cooking schools, wine tasting tours, horse and carriage tours, horse riding, hot air ballooning and day spas.

You’ll be assured of a memorable experience Around Hermitage! Why go anywhere else?

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 How to get to Around Hermitage, Pokolbin


From Sydney:

Head north on the Pacific Motorway (M1) towards Newcastle, follow the signs to the Hunter Expressway (M15).

To get to Hermitage Road continue to the end of the Expressway where it joins the New England Highway and then turn left into Hermitage Road.

Alternatively, exit at Wine Country Drive (Branxton interchange), TURN LEFT at the ROUNDABOUT towards Cessnock and turn right into Old North Road* or right into McDonalds Road. *the eastern section of Old North Road is unsealed, proceed with caution.

From the North via Pacific Highway (A1), Port of Newcastle, Newcastle Airport and the Pacific Motorway at Beresfield:

Follow John Renshaw Drive (B68) access the Expressway at the Buchanan interchange. (You can not join the Expressway from north at the Newcastle interchange.)

From Newcastle:

Via Newcastle Link Road (A15) and join the Expressway at the Newcastle Interchange.

From Cessnock / Wollombi:

Follow Wine Country Drive (B82) and turn left into McDonalds Road and right into Deasys Road.

From the West via Singleton:

Go east on the New England Highway (A43) and turn right into Hermitage Road.

From Broke Fordwich:

Head east on Broke Road and turn left in to Hermitage Road.