“The Hunter Valley is an ideal weekend getaway with stunning vistas, great cellar door experiences and divine dining. The Hunter Valley is known for its award-wining Semillon and elegant Shiraz and with over 150 cellar doors in the region, you’re spoilt for choice. If you want to delve beyond the big name wineries and discover some hidden gems, head up some back roads to smaller, boutique wineries for a more intimate experience. We bring you a boutique list of wineries that showcase the regions best.
Andrew Thomas specialises in Hunter Valley Semillon and Shiraz to create wines of distinction. You can taste these exquisite wines at the Small Winemakers Centre and pick up a bottle of his Semillon Verjuice, a great accompaniment in cooking.
The beautiful cellar door and tasting lounge is upstairs overlooking the winery, vineyards and courtyard. Comfortably furnished and with wide verandahs taking in some spectacular Hunter Valley vistas, Keith Tulloch is in a commanding central position of Pokolbin. Cellar door tastings attract a $5 charge (redeemable on purchases). Book in for lunch at Muse Kitchen, a delightful restaurant focusing on simple cooking with great locally sourced produce.”