Hunter Valley is one of Australia’s most well known wine regions and has been internationally acclaimed for its wineries. Hunter Valley was part of my top 5 holiday destinations in NSW. It’s a fantastic destination to enjoy the countryside, relax and take advantage of visiting some of Australia’s best wineries.
Most of the wineries are located in Pokolbin. All of the wineries I will mention are in Pokolbin meaning they are all so close together (no more than 10 minutes away from each other). This makes it really convenient to winery hop and spend the day drinking wine and taking cute pictures.
Here is my list of the best and most insta-worthy wineries in the Hunter Valley.
1 Audrey Wilkinson
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This one is consistently on top lists and for good reason. We visited here and the views are amazing. There are so many cute photo opportunities across the vast green landscape or between the vineyards. You can also have a picnic at the winery which would be breath-taking. Overall, it’s a really relaxed and warm vibe.
The wine tasting was $5 which is on the cheaper end of wine tastings here (apparently wine tastings used to be free once upon a time sigh). I really enjoyed the wines here. The moscato, the dessert wine, was beautiful and I enjoyed the white wines and even the reds. I tend to not drink red wine but I really enjoyed the sparkling taste and our guide going through what sort of notes to expect in each wine.
2 Scarborough Wine Co
This place is so scenic and definitely very Instagrammable. The wine tasting is more expensive compared to other wineries but it has a really relaxed and homely vibe to it. I’ve definitely seen heaps of people chose this winery so this is a great choice.
3 Tempus Two Wines
Tempus Two Wines is known for its wines and its food. Establishing itself as a cutting edge Australian winery, this place feels really premium and contemporary.
4 Brokenwood Wines
Brokenwood Wines is also a place to wine and dine. Wine would taste amazing with canapés, oysters and burrata (I love cheese). Its shiraz was voted the best shiraz and wine of the year 2021 so it does have the accolades to back it up.
5 Ivanhoe Wines
Ivanhoe wines offers a really picturesque vineyards and is one of the most photographed wineries of the Hunter Valley. Swoon.
Due to Covid-19, I would strongly recommend to book wine tastings in advance. Nowadays, I am always booking dinner reservations especially on Fridays and on the weekend. Beforehand, I would rarely but nowadays it’s pretty much a must to ensure satisfaction.
I also wouldn’t be too hung up on which winery to go to. All in all, they are all really similar and all share picturesque views and amazing wine and food to offer. You will have an amazing time at the vineyards in the Hunter Valley.