We thought it would be a good idea to give you some information about different restaurants, wineries and tour operators in the Pokolbin area that we recommend. This will give you an opportunity to plan your visit before you arrive or make a tour booking. There are direct links to all websites we recommend to make it easier for you.
At Bistro Molines you could easily imagine you were in the South of France. Wrought iron chairs and candelabras, white painted cupboards and casual flower arrangements, paved courtyard and vines that stretch almost as far as the eye can see all speak ‘Provence’.
Hunters Quarter (HQ) is a relaxed and elegant dining destination, located in the Cockfighters Ghost Vineyard of Pokolbin, in the heart of the picturesque Hunter Valley. Our restaurant is a dining space with something for everyone – whatever the occasion, come and discover a contemporary dining experience with welcoming service in a unique and beautiful setting. With a private terrace in the vineyards, it’s the perfect place to while away a few hours with family, friends and fantastic food. Whatever the occasion come in and settle into a chair in our restaurant and dine on a fresh seasonal dish or two.
Muse Kitchen is a regional European Bistro style restaurant that is situated in the picturesque Keith Tulloch Wines courtyard. Chef Sean Townsend has a passion for local ingredients and his ever-evolving menu will showcase the best produce of the season.
Muse Kitchen aims to exceed our guests expectations and will always go out of our way to make this happen. Our professional and knowledgeable staff will do everything in their power to give our guests the full Muse Kitchen experience.
Muse Kitchen is known for its relaxed atmosphere and continues to be a very popular destination for both lunch and dinner.
Restaurant Botanica mixes modern Australian dining with a regionally distinctive style using fresh picked Hunter Valley ingredients.
Dining at Restaurant Botanica begins with the belief that great chefs must be great gardeners. The menu delivers produce picked fresh that morning with seasonal dishes effortlessly matched with wines from the Hunter Valley – Australia’s oldest wine region.
Please note that our Chefs are happy to cater for specific dietary requirements
Sabor Dessert Bar
Sabor in The Hunter, the first Dessert Bar in the Hunter Valley and the only spot to pair up desserts with local wines from all over the region. SABOR IN THE HUNTER is still the original and the only Dessert Bar to have over 50 desserts on the menu.
Centrally located in the heart of Pokolbin, just a short stroll from the world class Hunter Valley Gardens and within easy access to wineries and golf clubs, The Cellar Restaurant offers rustic Mediterranean inspired cuisine in elegant yet relaxed surroundings.
The Wood Restaurant at Brokenwood Wines
LUNCH: EVERYDAY FROM 11.30AM
DINNER: FRIDAY AND SATURDAY FROM 6:00PM
The Wood Restaurant is located at Brokenwood Wines new cellar door complex which opened in December 2018 in the Hunter Valley.
Open for lunch daily and dinner on Friday and Saturday evenings, the restaurant offers contemporary Australian dishes with a strong focus on seafood.
On the menu, guests will find fresh oysters, caviar, salt cod fritters with tarragon mayo and market fish with Stormy Bay clams, n'duja, caper and anchovy butter cooked en papillote.
The 90 seat restaurant will feature a large display of fresh seafood from the Sydney Fish Market, all of which will also be available for retail along with condiments, Normandy fish stew, oyster knives and a verjuice made by Brokenwood.
Yellow Billy Restaurant
Burning bright in the heart Hunter Valley. Yellow Billy has fire at its core.
A culmination of talents – chef’s Emerson Rodriguez, Sam Alexander and Sommelier Pat Hester bring you the hottest new venue in the Hunter.
Focussing on the art of cooking over fire, Yellow Billy’s drawcard is a custom-made fire pit which will be used daily to cook proteins and vegetables.
Want a 500g Local Lovedale Suckling Pig to share?
We have created a flexible sharing menu to suit your needs and is unlike anything else in the Hunter Valley.
Matched to a progressive list of local, national and International wines that are desperate to be paired with anything off the grill.
Wednesday 11am - 4pm
Thursday 11am - 4pm
Friday 11am - 4pm / 6pm -10pm
Saturday 11am - 4pm / 6pm - 10pm
Sunday 11am - 4pm
First Creek Wines
First Creek Wines is located in the heart of Pokolbin.
We invite you to join us for a relaxed and informative tasting where you can view the daily activities of a working winery from our viewing window, or sit out on the verandah and watch the kangaroos graze upon our spacious grounds.
We produce a selection of award-winning wines from the Hunter Valley and carefully selected vineyards across New South Wales. Come and experience for yourself why we've been consistently rated 5 red stars by James Halliday Wine Companion since 2010.
There is something for all tastes and budgets - from light and delicate through to rich and robust, and of course a little something for those who enjoy the sweeter things in life...
Keith Tulloch Wine
This small completely family owned winery and vineyard produces wines that express our unique terroir and climate, from the ancient soils of the Brokenback Range. Our family and team work to attain the full potential of these vineyards, crafting wines of personality, creativity and excellence
Now in its 29th year Mistletoe is a proven, and consistent maker of high quality table wines.
Mistletoe is not just another Cellar Door, it is a genuine working vineyard and winery.
All the wine we sell is made in our dedicated onsite winery and is exclusively available for purchase at our cellar door which also is home to Pokolbin Fine Art Gallery and the Mistletoe Sculpture Garden.
We pride ourselves on the friendly welcome and courteous, knowledgeable service, that we extend to each and every visitor.
Peter Drayton Wines
Peter Drayton is a 5th generation descendant of the Drayton Family in Australia.
Peter is a proud producer of a range of award winning wines at his Ironbark Hill vineyard. Set at the foot of the Brokenback range, the 40 hectare property has 18 hectares under vine and includes a Cellar Door, Wedding Chapel, Function Centre, Accommodation and a newly built custom Brewery.
The vineyard produces wine from the grape varieties for which the Hunter is famous, including Shiraz, Semillon and Chardonnay. It also has extensive plantings of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Verdelho and the CSIRO hybrid grape Tyrian. As well as delicately crafted premium dry wines, Peter Drayton Wines also produces sparkling wines and a selection of Liqueur Fortified wines. The extent of the range is truly exceptional for a small, boutique producer.
Piggs Peake is a very interesting little winery. Since winemaker Steve Langham took the reins in 2003 it has rapidly become known as one of the wineries to watch in Australia. Huon Hooke describes it as “one of the most talked about young boutiques in the Hunter” and for good reason with fellow reviewers like Franz Scheurer and James Halliday ranking wines like Semillon, Cabernet Merlot and Zinfandel in the top few that Australia produces. Ask to speak to Steve or Robert, they'll look after you.
Enjoy our Home Grown hospitality and discover our Hunter Valley Cellar Doors & wine tasting experience.
Thomas Wines is one of the Hunter Valley’s most renowned winemakers, nationally and internationally acclaimed for it’s exceptional, single vineyard Hunter Valley wines. Thomas Wines has gained a somewhat ‘cult status’ for its small range of personality imbued wines, many offering pure current drinking pleasure, as well as remarkable cellaring potential.
The first vintage was produced in 1997, with an absolute focus and determination to specialise in producing top shelf examples of the two signature varieties of the Hunter Valley, Semillon and Shiraz.
Tintilla Estate is for everyone with a love of food, wine and family. The winery cellar door has that wholesome family warmth that keeps people returning. A truly unique experience, at Tintilla you can take a seat across the table in their tasting room and sip from a large Riedel glass eating fresh bread with rich olive oil and biscuits to nibble, all whilst looking out over the magnificent rolling vineyard.
Located within the Hunter Valley, Travertine Wines is in the heart of the oldest winemaking region in Australia.
We current produce Chardonnay, Chambourcin, Verdelho, Merlot, Sauvingnon Blanc, Tannat, Shiraz and Pinot Noir grape varieties.
Our wines have a distinctive flavour that showcase strong Hunter Valley characteristics and reflect the limestome dome on which our vineyard sits atop.
Usher Tinkler Wines
Usher Tinkler is one of Australia’s most dynamic young winemakers. Along with his grandfather and father, he is apart of three generations of farming expertise; the dairyman, the cattleman and the winemaker. They all share the same name and united passion for the land. As a tribute to this, Usher Tinkler Wines was born. Usher and wife Ebony bought and renovated the original Pokolbin Church, that was built in 1905, to create a place to showcase their new brand. Shifting a gear in the Hunter Valley the wines are authentic yet adventurous. Blurring the lines between traditional and contemporary winemaking. Wines that create discussion – born for sociability.
Wombat Crossing Vineyard
Wombat Crossing Vineyard is one of the newest of the Pokolbin wine families. We make limited quantities of consistently awarded single vineyard table wines.
Multi-award winning Balloon Aloft has been offering Hunter Valley balloon flights for over thirty-five years. Located just two hours north of Sydney and forty-five minutes from Newcastle, the Hunter Valley - Australia’s premier vineyard region - offers the perfect backdrop for the flight of a lifetime.
Our Hunter Valley balloon flights begin at sunrise and take in views of the picturesque wine regions of Pokolbin, Lovedale, Rothbury or Broke. Balloon flights last approximately one hour and are followed by a delicious gourmet breakfast and champagne celebration at the famous Peterson House winery and Restaurant.
No bookings required! Pop in anytime to try and buy cheeses and salamis, browse our pantry products, or stay a whilst for coffee or a meal.
Grapemobile Bicycle Hire
Grapemobile Bicycle Hire is the Hunter Valley’s most popular & longest established provider of quality men’s and ladies mountain bikes & tandems. We cheerfully cater for singles, couples, groups & families.
Situated on our own vineyard, Pokolbin Brothers Wines, centrally located in the premium wine region of Pokolbin, we are within easy cycling distance to a host of boutique wineries & sumptuous restaurants.
Whether your desire is a romantic experience, a jolly jaunt with friends, or a pedal power mission, we’ve got your cycling needs covered.
Halls Private transfers
Chauffeur driven hire cars available for personalised wine tours for 1-4 people. Full day & half day personalised wine tours. Restaurant transfers, airport and railway transfers also available.
Hunter Valley Cadillacs
Hunter Valley Cadillacs, a touring experience with a big difference! Make the most of your break away to the Hunter Valley. Enjoy the fresh air, wind in your hair and freedom of a classic Cadillac convertible. Prefer a hardtop car? How about their amazing 1958 Cadillac limousine? Either way you’ll have a Cadillac to yourself on your very own private wine tour. Come and enjoy the day with them, it’s an experience unlike anything else.
Hunter Valley Cheese Factory
The Hunter Valley Cheese Factory is a purpose built operating cheese factory, maturation & tasting rooms which commenced production in 1995 to fulfil the tourism desire for regional produce to compliment the already vibrant winemaking & cellar doors of the Hunter Valley.
Hunter Valley Gardens
A naturally beautiful experience in the heart of Hunter Valley Wine Country.
The Gardens are a place for the appreciation of nature and peaceful reflection…but they are also a place for families and fun. Our unique events like Snow Time and our Christmas Lights Spectacular bring generations together for a fun day out and feature our beautiful custom-built rides.
Hunter Valley Horse Riding
Ride the unique and beautiful Molly Morgan Range, experiencing the spectacular views of the Hunter Valley Wine Country and Lower Hunter and as far North as Barrington Tops, the northern boundary of the Upper Hunter.
Riding is available every day for the inexperienced (the beginner) and the experienced rider.
iHop Hunter Valley
Our tours have been designed to showcase the best the Hunter Valley Region has to offer by day and night. From internationally renowned and boutique wineries, micro breweries, casual through to fine dining options, cheese shops, chocolatiers, and shopping villages, our tours cover the most popular locations in the Hunter Valley as well as the lesser known hidden gems!
Slattery Helicopter Charter
Join us for an aerial experience in Hunter Valley! With the expert leadership of our directors and experienced pilots, Slattery Helicopters has positioned itself as a well respected aerial charter company.
Operating seven days a week and providing expertly led, professional flight services, our service is unparalleled in the area. Our pilots and crew are trained to the highest standards and meet the annual proficiencies set out by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority.
Smelly Cheese Shop
Established in 2002, Hunter Valley Smelly Cheese has three retail stores within New South Wales. Hunter Valley Smelly Cheese is the place to stock up on local, Australian and imported Artisan Cheese, Gourmet Delights, Gelato that is made on site, Cured meats and accompaniments.
At Hunter Valley Smelly Cheese we also offer Cheese Platters, Antipasto Platters and a selection of different Olives.
Grab a cup of coffee and a slice of House Made Baked Cheesecake, sit outside and enjoy the view.
Spa Anise at Spicers Vineyards Estate is an elegant day spa with two treatment rooms with private courtyards. Our fully qualified therapists are on hand to ease the stress of life with a luxurious range of treatments including:
- Aromatherapy massage
- Hot stone massage
- Manicure and pedicure
- Performance facial
- Full body treatments
Spa at Chateau Elan
Relaxation, rejuvenation, recuperation – whatever your reason for visiting The Spa at Château Élan Hunter Valley, we are dedicated to your peace of mind and physical wellbeing.
Upon arrival you are greeted by our reception team and personally guided through to our exquisite Spa consisting of 17 beautifully appointed treatment rooms and a team that understands care, comfort and discretion.
Sunday - Friday 9am - 6pm | Saturday 9am - 7pm
Two Fat Blokes Gourmet Tours
Voted the Number 1 Hunter Valley Tour Company by the world's largest travel website tripadvisor. Guests have been delighted with the unique, personalised Hunter Valley food & wine experiences they have created. Join them on an exquisite adventure exploring the wonderful foods and delicious wines you will find on offer in the Hunter Valley. Their aim is to give you a fun filled day enjoying a food & wine experience you will not find elsewhere. Their promise to you is that they will introduce you to outstanding wines, delicious food, beautiful scenery and wildlife and meet interesting locals. But above all, they know you will have a fun day out.