Pokolbin Estates


Pokolbin Estate Vineyard is a boutique vineyard, set in the heart of Pokolbin in the Hunter Valley, NSW, Australia. We are one of the smallest boutique estates in the Hunter Valley. All of our exclusive wines are hand made and are created from the grapes grown on our Pokolbin Estate and Belebula Vineyards. Come and visit us in our charming 1889 circa sandstone cellar door, which is open seven days a week from 9.00am – 5.00pm. Here we offer our award winning Semillon and Shiraz, as well as other varieties including Chardonnay, Riesling, Sangiovese, Nebbiolo, and Tempranillo. All of these exquisite wines, can be savoured and purchased at our cellar door.

Location Description

Our nearest town is Cessnock

From Cessnock Town centre, take the main Highway north towards Branxton. This is Allandale Road as it leaves the town centre, but soon becomes Wine Country Drive.

Follow Wine Country Drive for 10km and you will pass The Crown Plaza Hotel on your right and the Visitor Information Centre on your left. The Visitor Information Centre is an ideal place to obtain information on Accommodation, Tours, Attractions, Dining, Services, Wineries and Cellar Doors within our Wine area.

1km past the Visitors Centre is a turn to the left – Broke Road. Turn left here. Follow Broke Road for 3km until you come to a T-junction. Tempus Two is on your left. (The Smelly Cheese shop is located within Tempus Two and they stock an impressive selection of cheeses, where wine club members are entitled to a discount )

Turn left here into McDonalds Road. Continue 3km along McDonalds Road, past the Small Winemakers Centre and past Tamburlaine Wines. Pokolbin Estate Vineyard & the Gourmet Food Centre is the next property located on your left.


  • An award winning winery!

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A Scotsman by the name of Allan originally built this Australian colonial cottage (now the Pokolbin 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. Reconstruction was painstakingly carried out by a master stonemason who moulded 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.

Estate Vineyards / AVA

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

On the 21st August 2011 a devastating fire gutted Pokolbin Estates elegant sandstone cellar door and offices.

It is a new era for Pokolbin Estate Vineyard now; the sandstone cellar door has been rebuilt to its former glory, with the accepton of a very modern interior, state of the art technology and beautifully landscaped grounds.

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Mon - Fri: 9:00 am - 5:00 am Sat - Sun: 10:00 am - 5:00 am


298 McDonalds Rd
Pokolbin, New South Wales 2320

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