Pokolbin Guided tours

Our most recommended Pokolbin Guided tours

Hunter Valley: Brokenwood Wine Matching Experience

1. 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

2. 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.

Pokolbin: Scenic Hunter Valley Helicopter Flight

3. Pokolbin: Scenic Hunter Valley Helicopter Flight

Beyond the Range is a flight for those that want to see more than the wine region. You will see wineries, vineyards, rolling green hills, Broken Back Range and Hunter Valley Gardens. Then you will go Beyond The Range, where you will see valleys with fresh water creeks running through them, Cedar Creek, valley views to the south looking towards Congewai, and views down towards the Wollombi Valley. So to get a great overview of the area, Beyond the Range is definitely a flight that will get you smiling. Highlights include: - Flying in a helicopter - Hunter Valley Gardens from the air - The beautiful Hunter vineyards  - The Broken Back range  - Views across the enormous Great Dividing Range and the Hunter Valley Accommodation pick-up also available, please contact one of our friendly staff. Additional charges may apply.

Sydney: Hunter Valley Wineries Day Trip with Food Tastings

4. Sydney: Hunter Valley Wineries Day Trip with Food Tastings

Explore 3-4 Hunter Valley wineries on this private day trip from Sydney. Delight your senses as you taste local specialties. Take the opportunity to purchase some of the best wine in Australia directly from the wineries. Enjoy the convenience of being picked up at your accommodation in Sydney or meet the bus at a centrally-located meeting point. Relax on the air-conditioned drive with a rest stop where you can stretch your legs or purchase some coffee at Oliver’s Café. Take in views of idyllic countryside on your way to each of the 3-4 winery stops in the Hunter Valley. Have the chance to purchase tastings red and white wine varieties at each stunning location. Stop at the Hunter Valley Village for a chance to buy a nice sit down lunch in a charming local café. After lunch, head to the tempting Olive Centre to sample a selections of olive oils, chilies, chutneys, and some mouth-watering dips. Taste some local award-winning cheeses and chocolates. After a delightful day in the countryside, start your journey back to your accommodation in Sydney.

Pokolbin: Hunter Region Wine Tasting with Cheese Board

5. Pokolbin: Hunter Region Wine Tasting with 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 and Broken Back Range Helicopter Flight

6. Hunter Valley and Broken Back Range Helicopter Flight

Board a helicopter for this flight over the Hunter Valley that is an extension of the original 10-minute tour. You’ll be taken farther along Broken Back Range over the stunning Mount View area. During your 15-minute sightseeing tour, you’ll be able to look to the west and the maze of vineyards in the prestigious Pokolbin wine region below. This is the perfect way to get a different perspective on the Hunter Valley and the surrounding mountains. You’ll also enjoy a bird's-eye view of the Cypress Lakes Golf Course and learn more about the region from the pilot’s commentary during the flight.

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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

Good trip, friendly tour guide. Like the flexibility of this private day trip. Recommend!

I had the most amazing 20 minutes. It was really scenic and the weather was perfect.

Excellent experience and a must try, excellent pilot!