Wine, Dine, Stay & Play…

Although much of the Hunter Valley region is labelled ‘Pokolbin’, the Parish of Pokolbin is a very distinct area, declared in the late 1800s and lying at the foothills of the Brokenback Range in the southern part of the valley. 

This has always been the region’s best site for viticulture, so it’s not surprising that some of the most renowned and longest established, wineries and accommodation houses are located here. It’s also the ideal place to wine, dine, stay & play in the Hunter Valley. 

Wine

Travel these roads to explore the oldest wine region in Australia, the ‘Parish of Pokolbin’. Boasting an array of award-winning wineries and cellar doors, both old and new, experience the very best the Pokolbin region has to offer.

Nestled at the foot of the Brokenback Mountain range, the ideal viticultural conditions exist in our small corner of the Valley for producing award-winning examples of the acclaimed Hunter Valley wines styles of Shiraz, Semillon, Verdelho and Chardonnay.

But, it’s not only our wines that shine, with our Cellar Doors consistently recognised as the best wine tourism destinations in Australia, offering authentic and unique curated wine experiences for all wine enthusiasts. 

 

Dine

The Parish of Pokolbin boasts an abundance of eating opportunities, from fine dining, to organic, casual and everything in between.  Explore the history of Australia’s oldest wine region and experience the gourmet delights of the valley against the backdrop of some of the Hunter’s most stunning vistas. 

Hatted establishments sit alongside cafes and casual fare to create a true foodie destination, committed to showcasing the produce of the region. 

 

Stay

Relax and unwind at some of the Hunter Valley’s most luxurious and authentic accommodation houses located in the Parish of Pokolbin.  Picturesque landscapes, old world charm, sophisticated elegance and family friendly getaways, are all catered for at one of the many accommodation offerings.

Whether you’re after five star comfort or a cosy cabin with a fire, we’ve got a place for everyone to rest their weary head after a day exploring wine country. 

Play

The Parish of Pokolbin is a small geographical area dotted with some of the regions finest wineries, resorts and restaurants.  Many of the businesses in the area elevate your wine country stay to a whole new level with a range of curated experiences and activities that allow you to wine, dine, stay and play in our little corner of wine country. 

History

The Parish of Pokolbin (P.O.P) is part of the land title system under which land holdings are registered in NSW. The parish boundaries were established in the 1880’s and the survey into the original portions took place in what is traditionally Pokolbin on the foothills of the Brokenback Range via the Robertson Land Act in 1861. The Hunter Valley is the oldest continuous viticulture area in Australia, dating from 1920 when James Busby and his brother-in-law, William Kelman, planted vines at Kiton, near Branxton.