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Pokolbin: Hunter Heroes Wine Tasting and Cheese Board

1. Pokolbin: Hunter Heroes Wine Tasting and Cheese Board

The Hunter Valley is Australia's oldest producing wine region. The first vines were planted in the 1820s. Today there are over 150 wineries producing a wide range of exceptional wines reflective of their origin. One of the founding families of Hunter Valley wines, the Tulloch family story began in 1895 when John Younie (J.Y.) Tulloch accepted an unusual settlement for a debt – a 43 acre property in nearby Pokolbin. Tulloch took an immediate liking to the property and the five acres of neglected Shiraz vines it contained and undertook his first foray into viticulture and winemaking. Immerse yourself in the history of Tulloch Wines in Australia's oldest wine region, the Hunter Valley. In this tasting 6 Tulloch Wines have been chosen to perfectly represent the 'Hunter Heroes', the best know grape varieties of the Hunter being Semillon, Shiraz, Chardonnay & Verdelho. Included in this tasting is a wine from our museum cellar giving you an opportunity to taste and compare an aged Hunter wine alongside current release wines. This is the perfect wine experience for those who like a slice of history with their wine tasting!

Hunter Valley: Brokenwood Wine Matching Experience

2. Hunter Valley: Brokenwood Wine Matching Experience

Arrive at Brokenwood’s stunning cellar door and be greeted by one of the friendly concierge staff who will take you to the Match Room. Enjoy a self-guided, seated wine and food flight with a selection of 6 Brokenwood wines matched with bite-sized seasonal canapés. There will be a knowledgeable staff member on hand to answer any questions you may have about the wine or the winery.

Hunter Valley: Brokenwood Behind-The-Scenes Wine Tour

3. Hunter Valley: Brokenwood Behind-The-Scenes Wine Tour

Enjoy an exclusive wine experience at Brokenwood as you take part in a guided tasting of food and wine pairings, join a behind-the-scenes winery tour of the estate, and taste pre-release wine straight from the barrel. Learn more about pairing wine with food as well as about wine-making and the history of Brokenwood Wines. After arriving at Brokenwood’s cellar door concierge, your journey will begin with an intimate tasting in our private tasting room. Your personal host will guide you through 6 premium Brokenwood wines (3 white and 3 red) as you enjoy 6 specially prepared canapés. You will have the chance to meet the chef of The Wood Restaurant as he takes you through each unique food match. Continue your experience with a behind the scenes tour of the winery where you will learn all aspects of winemaking and delve deep into the history of Brokenwood Wines. Your tour ends in the barrel hall with the opportunity to taste pre-release Brokenwood wine straight from the barrel.

Hunter Valley: 1-Hour Cheese and Barrel Wine Tasting

4. Hunter Valley: 1-Hour Cheese and Barrel Wine Tasting

Located in the foothills of the Brokenback Mountain Ranges, the Audrey Wilkinson Cellar Door offers the perfect getaway for food and wine connoisseurs.   Guided by an in-house wine expert, your seated tasting experience will take place in our heritage listed museum space. Alongside sampling a range of premium wines, your host will deliver three generous tastings direct from the barrel where our fortified wines are maturing — an experience exclusive to this package. Wine will be delicately matched with cheeses, sourced from renowned local producers.

Hunter Valley: Mystery Wine and Cheese Tasting Experience

5. Hunter Valley: Mystery Wine and Cheese Tasting Experience

Sample the sophisticated flavors of Tulloch Wines alongside a cheese and charcuterie selection. For this mystery wine tasting, you’ll be presented with 6 varieties of wine and challenged to guess what they are. Work at your own pace and with the expert assistance of a dedicated wine professional and accompanying tasting mat. Compete against the other members of your group to see who gets the most correct. This unique wine experience includes: Seated tasting with an introduction by a wine ambassador or educator 6 Tulloch wines to taste Local cheese and charcuterie board Individual tasting mat to help guide your tasting experience Take-home wine experience guide with additional information and details Children will receive a specially prepared junior tasting menu with 3 specially prepared soft drinks and 3 matching snacks (nut and gluten-free). Teenagers and other non-drinkers will be granted a sophisticated experience complete with a selection of Mailer McGuire specialty Kombucha beverages paired with local cheese.

Hunter Valley: VIP Soil-to-Cellar Winery Experience

6. Hunter Valley: VIP Soil-to-Cellar Winery Experience

Brokenwood’s Graveyard Vineyard Shiraz is consistently recognized as the best single site shiraz in New South Wales, and sits in the top echelon of Australian wine. On arrival, you will be greeted by your personal host who will take you to Brokenwood’s private Graveyard Shiraz Tasting Room. Enjoy 3 uniquely garnished oysters from The Wood Restaurant, matched with 3 styles of premium Brokenwood Semillon. Your host will then take you behind the scenes on a detailed tour of the winery. Learn the secrets of wine production before taking a closer look at the ‘Jewel in the Crown’ of the Hunter Valley - the exceptional Graveyard Shiraz vines. Enjoy an intimate fine dining experience seated in Brokenwood’s private dining room. You'll be tucking into a locally-sourced 4-course degustation lunch and expertly matched Brokenwood wines. Complete your experience with a gourmet grazing charcuterie platter amongst the wine barrels in the barrel hall and be one of the first to taste Brokenwood’s pre-release Graveyard Vineyard Shiraz.

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What people are saying about Pokolbin

We had a wine tasting hosted by Maddy and she was incredible, so knowledgeable and gave us an amazing experience and a warm welcome coming to the hunter valley for the first time! Definitely would recommend this to anyone!

Excellent wines, self tasting experience enabled us to go at our own pace, great accompanying notes and every morsel was delicious. Highly recommended

Amazing experience! We would recommend to anyone for an amazing wine tasting experience. Ask for Sean super knowledgeable and dedicated to wines.

It was a good experience; James is a great guide and gave his special touch to the winery tour. I loved to know how the wine is made.

We were lucky! Christian emigrated from Germany 20 years ago and gave us a nice impression of the Tullock wine in German!