Pokolbin Estate is a boutique vineyard located in the heart of Hunter Valley wine country. Our heritage sandstone cellar door was originally constructed in 1889 as a cottage. In the early 80s the property was transported to its current location, where expert stonemasons recrafted the structure to its original design. Unfortunately in August 2011 we suffered a devastating office fire which gutted the interior of the cellar door. Today, a large majority of the original sandstone blocks still stand on the outside of the building, contrasted with a sleek modern interior.
Our wines are exclusively handpicked and crafted from the grapes grown on our Pokolbin Estate and Belebula Vineyards. Our philosophy of wine is to create wines of distinction that easily compliment every day foods. Our most recognisable achievements are winning the Winestate Best Semillon in Australia 5 times in the last 10 years, Winestate Best Riesling in Australia 2011 and Winestate Best Shiraz in NSW 2015. The Riesling is particularly impressive considering we are the only vineyard in the Hunter Valley who grows this variety, beating the likes of Claire & Eden Valley to the title. In addition, we also produce three distinct Mediterranean varieties including Tempranillo, Sangiovese and Nebbiolo.
We also offer a range of gourmet foods at our Hunter Olive Centre. Where possible, our selection of foods and are locally grown using only the best produce available. Some of the products available to taste include olives, dukkah, olive oil, balsamic, jam, chutney, marinades, spreads etc.