With a sweet location by a little dam, this winery has a good attitude and showcases numerous varieties of wine from five great little estates, some of which don't have cellar doors. The upbeat tasting sessions include up to eight wines. There's also a casual eatery here.

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1. Roche Estate

0.13 MILES

This sprawling complex is a favourite with tour buses, which descend upon the Tempus Two cellar door, Japanese/Thai restaurant, bar and cheese shop. The…

2. Brokenwood


Known for semillon and shiraz, plus the popular 'Cricket Pitch' range, this acclaimed winery has a slick modern visitor centre appropriately decked out in…

3. Hunter Valley Gardens

0.48 MILES

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…

4. Tamburlaine

0.69 MILES

Australia’s largest producer of certified organic wines, Tamburlaine has a busy, attractively rustic cellar door. It does a full range of white varietals,…

5. Tower Estate

0.76 MILES

Established by one of Australia’s major wine-industry figures, the late Len Evans, this classy fauxdobe winery is part of a package of sophisticated…

6. Pepper Tree Wines


This is a typically upmarket Hunter boutique operation in lovely grounds, producing a range of wines from the valley and further afield. On the property…

7. First Creek Wines


Very centrally located, this winery produces a range of elegant, well-balanced styles from local chardonnay, semillon and shiraz as well as from varietals…

8. Cockfighter's Ghost


This is a big player, producing the mid-priced Cockfighter’s Ghost range, which you can taste at its contemporary cellar door. There's also a good…