Sourcing grapes from two local vineyards of theirs as well as various providers, this quality producer has a wide range on offer. It's worth paying the redeemable $15 to try the premium wines, which include a spicy Shiraz-Touriga Nacional blend.

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1. Glandore Estate

0.28 MILES

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2. Hunter Distillery

0.29 MILES

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3. Tyrrell’s Wines

1.49 MILES

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4. Keith Tulloch Winery

1.96 MILES

Keith Tulloch is a fourth-generation winemaker who creates small-batch premium drops. His estate has one of the most inviting tasting settings in the…

5. Thomas Wines

2.22 MILES

Focusing only on shiraz and semillon, this quality winery has a slick cellar door operation, all stainless steel and artful sales pitches. There are nice…

6. Audrey Wilkinson Vineyard

2.35 MILES

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7. Hunter Valley Gardens

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This sizeable garden, beloved of coach parties to give them a break from the shiraz, is an impressive fairy tale of mazes and floral displays fronted by a…

8. Tulloch Wines

2.77 MILES

The flexibility offered is a particularly appealing aspect of the tastings at this upmarket winery. Pick from around 30 bottles on the free tasting of six…