First Creek Wines

First Creek Wines is a family owned and operated winery located in the heart of Pokolbin.

The talented family of winemakers 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.

Chief Winemaker, Liz, is considered by her peers to be one of Australia's leading winemakers, and is a former dux of the Len Evans Tutorial. In 2016 and 2011, Liz was named 'Winemaker of the Year' at the Hunter Valley Legends & Wine Industry Awards.

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.

Consistently rated a 5 red star winery in James Halliday's Australian Wine Companion since 2010, First Creek Wines is a must visit in the Hunter Valley.


  • Air Conditioned
  • Cellar Door Sales
  • Private Tastings
  • Working Winery
  • Cellar Door Only Wines
  • Disabled Access
  • Flexible Wine Club
  • Trophy Winning Wines

600 McDonalds Rd, Pokolbin NSW 2320

5 stars

7 Days, 10am to 5pm

Get Directions

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.


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