Robyn Drayton Wines
Location: Cnr McDonalds Road & Pokolbin Mountain Road, POKOLBIN NSW 2320
Phone: 02 4998 7523
Opening hours: 7 Days
Robyn Drayton Wines – 5 Generation of Winemakers.
In 1853, farmer William Joseph Drayton bid farewell to his native England and arrived in Australia with a dream to become a vigneron and winemaker. William settled in the breathtaking Hunter Valley, producing his first wine in 1860, establishing a family tradition that has been continued on by subsequent generations.
Today, the legendary Drayton name is renowned for producing some of the finest premium wines in Australia. Five generations and more than 150 years after William made the journey from England; his great-great granddaughter Robyn Drayton is the first and only female vigneron in the Drayton family. Robyn grew up on the family estate and has carried on her father’s label, Reg Drayton Wines, since her parents were tragically killed in a plane crash in 1994. 2006 marked the first vintage Robyn has carried under her own name, and Robyn and her three sons continue to harvest the vines on the family estate.
Robyn Drayton Wines continue the proud tradition of producing award winning boutique wines. Since 1992, Robyn Drayton Wines has been awarded 15 Trophies, 26 gold, 12 Silver and 31 Bronze Medals on their estate grown Semillon alone and were recently awarded “Best Semillon of the Year” (Twice), with WineState Magazine, an outstanding result given the strong competition from more than 10,000 entries across Australia and New Zealand.
Other recent awards include:
Top 40 in the NSW Wine Awards Small Business of the Year for Best "Small Winery"1998, 1999, 2000, 2002
Top 100 Fastest Growing Hunter Companies
Three times Finalist for "Tourism Wineries" for the Hunter Region Awards for Excellence in Tourism.
Since 1992 the winery has been awarded 24 Trophies, 41 gold, 49 Silver and 103 Bronze Medals for wines produced from their own 100% Hunter grapes. Robyn’s delectable range of hand crafted wines include Reginald Reserve Semillon, Liam Reserve Verdelho, Justin Reserve Chardonnay Verdelho, Pamela Reserve Rosé (named after her late Mother), “Foreplay” botrytis Semillon referred to by members as “An orgasm in a bottle® "3 Sons" Shiraz ® (Named after her 3 boys), and Taylor Reserve Petit Verdot. Robyn’s Signature wine is her “Classic Hunter Verdelho Liqueur” known as “White Port” served chilled with a wedge of fresh lime.
Robyn Drayton Wines is located on the Corner McDonalds and Pokolbin Mountain Roads Pokolbin. The stunning location and rustic homestead cellar door is set amongst the grapevines overlooking the majestic Brokenback Mtn. Range incorporating all the charm of yesteryear. Wine tasting including private tasting rooms, Wine Club, Family Museum, Gift Gallery, BBQ & picnic facilities. Air-conditioned with a modern on-site catering facilities, Robyn Drayton Wines is also available for corporate groups and private functions for up to 150 people.
- Air Conditioned
- Brewery or Wine Bar
- Cellar Door Only Wines
- Cellar Door Sales
- Conference Facilities
- Disabled Access
- Function Area
- Functions/Weddings/Group Bookings
- Gallery On Site
- Group Tastings
- Group Tastings (by prior appointment)
- Local Produce for Sale/Tasting
- Picnic Facilities
- Private Tastings
- Restaurant on Site
- Wine Club