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Cellar Door Pokolbin Cellar Door


Hours: Fridays 1pm - 5pm, Saturdays - Sundays 10am-4pm


Visit the DEGEN's Cellar Door - a must for anyone visiting the Hunter.

Taste 100% single vineyard Semillon, Chardonnay and Shiraz wines and experience true Hunter hospitality at the Degen's tasting table while enjoying the views from this beautiful light-filled cellar door. 

Savour delicious premium wines made from the Hunter Valley's smallest commercial vineyard and be surprised to taste some carefully aged wines.




A family owned enterprise.  Thomas and Jean planted the vineyard on September 11, 2001, opening the Cellar Door in September 2013.

The DEGEN's Vineyard, Cellar Door and luxury large group accommodation is a fresh addition to the Hunter’s prized Single Vineyard offerings and provides a personalised approach to cellar door hospitality and vineyard stays on our 54 acre property here in Pokolbin.

DEGEN (pronounced D-EE-GEN) our surname and is German in origin, meaning fencing sabre or sword and is depicted across our branding by an antique block print of a man in lunge position, fencing with his sabre. The lunge position is a “balanced” position, highlighting our philosophy of balance in vineyard management to produce well balanced, low yield quality grapes for premium wine.

As the smallest commercial vineyard in the Lower Hunter, the DEGEN’s grow Shiraz, Chardonnay and Semillon, producing 100% single vineyard wine in collaboration with leading Hunter Valley winemakers.

“Everything we do is on a small scale. We want to be great at being small”,  Tom & Jean Degen.

To book your cellar door experience for groups of over 6 please call Jean on 0437 661993.  There is a $5 per person tasting charge.


  • Vineyard
  • Cellar Door
  • Luxury Large Group Accommodation for up to 20 guests

Map & Directions

365 Deasys Rd, Pokolbin NSW 2320


From the Hunter Expressway (M15), turn left at Wine Country Drive, follow Wine Country Drive towards Cessnock, turn right into McDonalds Road, then turn right into Deasys Road. DEGEN is 2 kms on the right.  

From Cessnock follow Wine Country Drive towards Branxton, turn left into McDonalds Road, then right into Deasys Road, DEGEN WINES is 2 kms on the right.


Phone: 0437661993
Mobile: 0437661993

Cancellation Policy

For Group Booking Cancellations, please call Jean on 0437 661993 1 day before your booking date - Thank you.


Wine Club coming soon