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Pokolbin Estate Vineyard

Cellar Door Pokolbin Wine Club Disabled Access


Hours: 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday. 10am to 5pm Saturday & Sunday


At Pokolbin Estate we offer a range of premium wines and a sensual selection of gourmet foods at our Hunter Olive Centre. Where possible, our foods and wines are locally grown and produced in the hunter using only the best produce available.

Our wines are exclusively handpicked and crafted from the grapes grown on our Pokolbin Estate and adjacent Belebula Vineyards. Our multi-award winning boutique style wines are meticulously crafted and balanced yet maintain their elegant structure. Our wines include Semillon, Riesling, Rose, Sangiovese, Nebbiolo, Tempranillo, Shiraz and Fortified all of which can be tasted and purchased at our cellar door.

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 a destination not to be missed.

Here at Pokolbin we offer a friendly personalised service while still maintaining high levels of sophistication. Pokolbin Estate and Belebula Vineyard have been awarded over 400 medals and Trophies in major wine shows in Australia.


The Cottage

A Scotsman by the name of Allan originally built this Australian colonial Cottage now the Pokolbin Estate cellar Door in 1889, on a property adjoining the Hunter Valleys first vineyard planted by James Busby in 1831. The old ‘Kirkton’ Vineyard at Lower Belford.

The owners of Pokolbin Estate were anxious to preserve such an historic part of the Hunters heritage. In 1978 they purchased the cottage and moved it to its present site at McDonalds Rd, Pokolbin. Reconstruction was painstakingly carried out by a master stonemason who molded the bricks and appointed every stone to faithfully reproduce it to its original design.                                                                                                                           

It is perhaps appropriate that a significant aspect of the Hunter’s early settlement is now located in the midst of one of Australia’s premium wine growing areas – the Pokolbin district in the Hunter Valley.

The Vineyards

Pokolbin Estate Vineyard was first planted in 1970 comprising of the Hunters more traditional wine varieties such as Shiraz, Semillon and Riesling grapes and was developed to showcase true varietal character. Our sister label Belebula was planted some time later in 1999 and not conforming to the tradition styles elected to propagate wine varieties with a more  Mediterranean influence such as Tempranillo, Sangiovese and Nebbiolo,


Since 1998, Pokolbin Estate and Belebula Vineyard have been awarded over 400 medals and Trophies in major wine shows in Australia.        

In 2011 Achieving the prestigious Winestate Australasian Riesling of the year award, Semillon on four occasions for our 1999, 2000, 2003 and in 2014 for our 2004 vintages and NSW Trophy’s for varieties such as Shiraz Viognier, Semillon, Riesling  and Tempranillo.

Our fortified wines and other Mediterranean varieties have also achieving significant notoriety.

So, come along and visit Pokolbin Estate and taste some of our award winning wines. Visit our gourmet food centre and pick up some mouth watering delights or just bring along a picnic lunch sit back and relax on our manicured lawns...


  • Air Conditioned / Heating
  • Cellar Door Sales
  • Private Tastings (by appointment )
  • Disabled Access
  • Group Tastings ( by appointment only )
  • Wine Club
  • Picnic Tables

Map & Directions

298 McDonalds Road, Pokolbin NSW 2320, Australia


Phone: 02 4998 7524