First Creek Wines

Opening Hours: 9:30am - 4:00pm

Immerse yourself in the wine experience at First Creek Wines, a family owned and operated winery.

First Creek is a working winery in the heart of Hunter Valley Wine Country, offering a multi-faceted visitor experience:

· View the inner sanctum of the winery through the picture window at First Creek’s  mezzanine tasting room,

· Start your day at First Creek at 10:30am and join our daily winery tour to get closer to the action and learn how a wine is made, from bunch to bottle.

· Taste a diverse selection of classic and emerging varieties, with something suitable for everyone’s price, palate and preference.

· First Creek will arm you with the knowledge and expertise to get the most out of your Hunter Valley experience.

The talented family of winemakers at Frist Creek comprises of Greg, Liz and Shaun Silkman. They lead a team of winemakers with a passion for wine and aspire to transform the best fruit characteristics into premium varietal wine styles. 

Between May and August 2015, First Creek Wines was awarded a remarkable 10 trophies, across five wine shows, for a range of Semillon, Chardonnay and Shiraz wines. Liz is considered by her peers to be one Aistralia's leading winemakers, and is a former dux of the Len Evens Tutorial. 

First Creek's emphasis on careful fruit selection and a rigorous attention to detail throughout the winemaking process has produced a range of wines that appeals to both critics and consumers alike. 

All this with a 5 red star winery in James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion consecutively each year since 2010, make First Creek Wines a winery not too be missed.


"Enjoyed the wine tasting with John and had a fabulous wine tour, which was very informative. All staff were very friendly and knowledgeable." Nicole, May 2012

"Service and experience was exceptional. Great wines and a very good selection. Very impressive." Anthony, April 2012

"Really yummy, fresh and drinkable!! Quick, give me more!! Now!!" Philippa, April 2012


Liz - Jackson - Hunter Valley Winemaker of the Year.


First Creek Wines is located in the heart of Pokolbin wine country. Travelling from Cessnock along Wine Country Drive, turn left onto Broke Road, then right onto McDonalds Road. First Creek is about 1km along, on your right, opposite Hermitage Lodge.

Operator details

Location: 600 McDonalds Road
Phone: 02 4998 7293
Fax: 02 4998 7294
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