Overview : Hunter Valley Wine and Food Trail Around Hermitage.The north western area of Pokolbin boasts some of the best scenery in the Hunter... more »
Hunter Valley Wine and Food Trail Around Hermitage.The north western area of Pokolbin boasts some of the best scenery in the Hunter... more » Valley district as well as some of the most awarded wines and restaurants.
Follow the trail and you will find boutique wines only available at the cellar door, you’ll meet the owners and the winemakers who love to sit back and chat about their wines!
GPS information downloadable to your Smartphone! Use it to plan your visits to the many cellar doors and restaurants.
Drive, cycle or walk! Aim to visit 3-5 cellar doors in one day, anymore than that and you will not fully appreciate the fantastic wines on offer.
Don't drink and drive. If you don't want to drive then book an organised wine tour.
NB Opening times of cellar doors and restaurants are subject to change, please check with individual businesses.
There are some great places to stay along the trail, check out the Around Hermitage website. less «
When to visit:
The Hunter Valley is a great place to visit at anytime of year. Summertime can be hot but in January and February you... more » may get the chance to see a harvest in progess and winemaking happening. Autumn brings on the wonderful autumn leaf colour on the vines. Winter is a great time to visit, cooler nights but quite warm days, many of the wineries do fireside tastings. Spring the buds on the vines come to life and the valley becomes green again.
How to get here:
From Sydney - take the M1 Pacific motorway (formally F3), Continue to the Hunter Expressway M15 at Newcastle - signs towards Singleton. Continue onto the New England Highway. Turn left into Hermitage Road.
OPEN NOW Hunter Expressway M15 linking the M1 Pacific Motorway (formally known as the F3) with the New England Highway A15 ...no need to go through Cessnock!
To get to Hermitage Road:
Stay on the M15 Hunter Expressway and join the New England Highway A15 just past Branxton. Continue on the A15 and turn left into Hermitage Road.
The gateway to the Around Hermitage Wine and Food Trail.Hermitage Road junction with New England Highway
Old North Road - West junction with Hermitage Road
Travertine Wines, open Friday , Saturday, Sunday 10-4.30, varieties Sauvignon Blanc, Verdelho, Chardonnay, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Shiraz, Tannat, Chambourcin Wedding venue http://www.travertinewines.com.au
Sweetwater Road junction with Old North Road
The first Certified Biodynamic vineyard in the Hunter. Cellar door, open most days 10.00am to 5.00pm http://www.macquariedale.com.au
RidgeView Wines Cellar door opening times Wednesday to Sunday 10am to 5pm Semillon Chardonnay Pinot Gris Viognier Verdelho Traminer Merlot Chambourcin Shiraz Cab/Sav Dining Opening times Friday/Saturday/Sunday http://www.ridgeview.com.au
Old North Road / Wine Country Drive. Parts of Old North Road to Sweetwater Road are unsealed. Alternative route to Old North Road via McDonalds Road, Deasys Road, Hermitage Road.
Hermitage Road north end - junction with Old North Road
DenMar Estate Wines cellar door open Friday - Monday. Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Semillon and Cabernet Sauvignon. Cafe DenMar - private functions
Stunning contemporary wine-country dining. Open for dinner Wednesday to Sunday evenings from 6pm.Lunch Saturday and Sunday. http://www.thevineyardsestate.com.au/botanica/index.php
Wombat Crossing Vineyard; Semillon, Shiraz, Chardonnay, and Rose wine. Our cellar is open for tastings every Saturday from 10.30am to 5pm, and Sundays between 9.45am and 2.30pm. http://www.wombatcrossing.net
The wines are distinctly different, with a firm focus on food friendly, innovative styles and huge reds. Open 7 days. http://www.piggspeake.com
"A bloody great shed full of fantastic stuff". http://www.hermitageroadantiques.com
Cellar door open 10.30am-6pm 7days; Semillon, Chardonnay, Shiraz, Merlot, Sangiovese, Point Noir & Cabernet sauvignon; Olives; Wedding venue.http://www.tintilla.com.au
Open 7 ays a week 10am - 6pm. Chardonnay, Semillon, Merlot, Shiraz, Cabernet, Viognier, Rose, Sparklings, Fortifieds, Mozcato. Sculpure garden, Art gallery.http://www.mistletoewines.com
Great place for a casual and affordable bite to eat. Open 7 days.http://www.tuscanywineestate.com.au
The Mill is a uniquely-Australian experience in style of the food, building and location. Open 7 days breakfast, lunch and dinner. http://www.tuscanywineestate.com.au
Hunter Resort, Bluetongue Brewery, San Martino Restaurant, Hermitage Road Cellars, Wine School http://www.hunterresort.com.au
Open 7 days Thomas Wines available at Hermitage Road Cellars @ The Hunter Resort and online www.thomaswines.com.au http://www.hunterresort.com.au/wine/index.htm
Our premium wines epitomise the best qualities of the Hunter Valley vineyards. Semillon, Chardonnay & Shiraz. Open 7 days. Home of Muse Kitchen open for lunch Wed-Sun 12-3pm .http://www.keithtullochwine.com.au
Open Thursday - Monday 10am - 5pm Semillon, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Shiraz http://www.scarboroughwine.com.au
The cellar door showcases the range of quality James Estate Wines. Our Upper Hunter Vineyards produce many different varieties from Semillon to Shiraz. Open 7 Days 10am - 4:30pm http://www.jamesestatewines.com.au
Deasys Road - West junction with Hermitage Road
Semillon, Chardonnay, Shiraz, Merlot, Cabernet. Cellar door open 10am - 4.30pm
Accommodation. Self - contained 4 x bedroom house amongst the vines. http://www.marshestate.com.au
Open 10-4 Friday - Monday, 10-5 Saturday, other times by appointment. Varieties: Semillon, chardonnay, shiraz, chambourcin, cabernet sauvignon, Rosé, sparkling chambourcin, chambourcin dulce (sweet), white port. Just released Blanc de blanc (sparkling chardonnay).http://www.mistyglen.com.au
Cellar door - Weekends : 10am - 4pm (or later by appointment), Groups welcome, Wines - Shiraz, Chardonnay and Semillon Accommodation - Self-contained 2 bedrooms http://www.degenwines.com.au
Deasys Road junction with McDonalds Road
McDonalds Road junction with Wine Country Drive. Information bay.
Broke Road junction with Hermitage Road. Information Bay.
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.
Cellar door opening times 10am – 5pm daily
Cellar door open 10-5 every day except Christmas Day; Semillon, Verdelho, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz http://www.oakvalewines.com.au
Leogate Estate Wines cellar door on Broke Road now open. Chardonnay, Semillon, Verdelho, Shiraz, Various Blends, Sparkling Blanc de Blancs.Open 10am-5pm daily. Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday.
Villa Du Pays Restaurant at Leogate Estate Wines
The restaurant offers both dry-aged Australian Black Angus steaks sourced from their “Middlebrook Park” cattle property in the Tamworth district and delightful Modern French country cuisine.
The executive chef is Ben Armstrong who has recently returned from an eight year stint in France, working ... Morein the kitchens of the Pourcel Brothers’ up market restaurants in Paris and Montpellier. http://www.Leogate.com.auLess
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... More 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.Less
Pokolbin Village Pharmacy
open 7 days at Hunter Valley Gardens
phone 4998 6677
Belabula Wines and Olives are available at the Cellar Door of Pokolbin Estate on McDonalds Road. http://www.pokolbinestate.com.au