No trip to Pokolbin is complete without visiting a winery or two. It’d be like going to the coast and not going to the beach! Pokolbin is home to some of Australia’s best known wine labels, and there’s no better place to sample their drops than at the cellar doors. Explore Pokolbin’s winding country roads and pop into the wineries along the way to meet the winemakers, see how wine is made and, of course, taste test! If you’d rather someone else did the driving so you can go all out, there are plenty of winery tours in the region to choose from. If you’re keen to really learn the tricks of the trade, enrol in the Hunter Valley Wine School and gain your Wine Appreciation Certificate.
With all that wine tasting, you’ll be bound to work up an appetite. Good thing Pokolbin is also home to a number of great restaurants and cafes. Or if you’d rather just have cheese to go with your wine, head to the Hunter Valley Cheese Company and join a tour to see how the good stuff is made.
If you can tear yourself away from all that cheese and wine, take some time to soak up all the natural beauty Pokolbin has to offer. With rolling green hills dotted with ripening vineyards overlooked by the Brokenback Mountains, it really is as pretty as a picture. For a really special look at the region take a hot-air balloon ride, or hire a bike to explore the town.
Just a two- hour drive from Sydney, Pokolbin is the perfect place for a weekend away. With Cessnock, Singleton, Wollombi and all the other Hunter Valleytowns nearby, you’ll be bound to find a reason to return. So take a look at our range of Pokolbin accommodation and work up a thirst.Image by krossbow
Hotels in Pokolbin start at AU$160 per night. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.