PUT A LOCAL IN YOUR POCKET And Find... Pokolbin Estate

A short trip to the Hunter Valley will no doubt leave you wishing you'd allowed more time to experience and taste the delights of the region. You may be surprised to learn that Wine Country boasts more than 150 cellar doors and over 60 restaurants. Which means you may need some help making the most of your time here.

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With a historic stone cottage cellar door dating back to 1889, a freakish competition record, a reputation for producing outstanding wines – particularly with their Riesling, Semillon and Shiraz, the Hunter’s only vineyard growing a dry Riesling and one of the largest speciality food outlets in the region, Pokolbin Estate Vineyard is hands-down our number one Hunter Valley Guide go-to this month.

Pokolbin Estate’s multi-award-winning boutique-style wines are meticulously crafted, elegantly structured and exclusively handpicked and crafted from the grapes grown on their Pokolbin Estate and Belebula Vineyards. Their philosophy is to create wines of distinction that easily complement everyday foods – a philosophy that has seen them at the forefront of producing Mediterranean varieties in the Hunter Valley.

Taste Tempranillo, Nebbiolo and Sangiovese – fondly referred to as the ‘three musketeers’ and an excellent complement to the more traditional Hunter Valley varieties on tasting – Semillon and Shiraz.

Offering an authentic vineyard education, luxurious tasting experience and carefully crafted wines, visitors can also stop into the Hunter Olive Centre for a taste of a dazzling array of locally made gourmet product (400ish to be exact!) – 60 or so of which are on tasting at any given time. It’s a complete taste of Hunter Valley Wine Country – all in one location!

The Hunter Olive Centre was launched in late 2003 to integrate the love for food and wine tasted together and showcase some of the finest gourmet foods produced in the Hunter Valley. Since then, the Olive Centre has grown to be one of the largest speciality food outlets in the Hunter Valley, displaying a range of olives, extra virgin olive oil, jams, preserves, conserves, mustard, oil dippers, vinegars, chutneys, dukkah, chilli products, confectionery, jerky, an extensive range of herbs and spices and much more!

You can find Pokolbin Estate at 298 McDonalds Road, Pokolbin or get directions from wherever you are on your phone at www.huntervalleyguide.com.au/pokolbin-estate