What about a wine by the fire somewhere? We're so lucky to have the Hunter Valley next door and NHM are proud to present the Wine-Down Weekend an experience for you to win coming up soon, check out the details here

Here are some ideas for your next visit to the Hunter Valley.


Lisa Margan and daughter Alessa

Lisa Margan and daughter Alessa


Margan comes in at our favourite vineyard in the Hunter Valley to visit. It's so beautifully set out and the Restaurant is widely regarded as the best in the Hunter Valley. It's located in Broke Fordwich, home to several of beautiful vineyards, a ultra modern winery, a beautifully styled Cellar Door and an award-winning restaurant. The culmination of these things makes this an unforgettable experience. 

1238 Milbrodale Road, Broke NSW 2330


Audrey Wilkinson is one of the oldest wineries in the Hunter Valley in a prime location at the foothills of the Brokenback mountains. The staff here are very attentive and knowledgable the winery produces a selection of elegant, regionally distinct wines that are top class. The views are amazing too, you can see right across the valley. If you're a white fan try the Semillon, it comes with a recommendation from James Halliday. The chardonnay and shiraz are good too. 

750 De Beyers Road, Pokolbin NSW 2320




I met a girl the other day that was a massive Tamburlaine fan. She can only stomach organic wine and she said the great thing about Tamburlaine is that the wine is actually good! I'll second that I've had Tamburlaine a number of times and really enjoyed it. The vineyard is named after  Christopher Marlowe from the Genghis Khan period known for being a fearless leader. The Cellar Door is welcoming and chilled out and they also offer Lodge accommodation if you want to indulge in the wine a little more! 

358 McDonalds Road, Pokolbin NSW 2320



Tulloch wines go back over 100 years. They're well known for quality and as a wine you can count on to be good. You can sample chardonnay, shiraz, semillon and more from the Cellar Door. The staff have been described as 'friendly, knowledgable and passionate' by punters, nice wrap. The cheese board is also well noted. 

638 De Beyers Road, Pokolbin NSW 2320




Tyrells make great wines and have been around for 150 Years. Their wines are distinctive and always good. Their many years as winemakers have resulted in good quality vines. People have commented on it's  beautiful setting and said they were made to feel very welcome. They are also said to be more polite than other vineyards in that they don't 'rush you' to move on and make you feel like a number. Their famed ‘prince of white wines’, Hunter Valley Semillon is their most famed wine but they have many good ones. 

1838 Broke Road, Pokolbin NSW 2320


I got a great sparking wine stopper from De Luliis! No it was a great experience there, I particularly enjoyed the Sparkling. It was a little rushed in some respects though and we weren't offered any food. The vineyard was purchased in 1987 by Joss and Anna. Michael De Iuliis is now the Head Winemaker he says he try to achieve 'balance and harmony' in the wine he produces.

1616 Broke Road, Pokolbin NSW 2320



Petersons mantra is tradition and continuity. Petersons has lots of fans and has won many awards since 1981. Ian Peterson bought an old dairy farm at Mount View, Hunter Valley and established 10 acres of semillon grapes to supply a nearby winery. Then he expanded to chardonnay, shiraz, cabernet sauvignon and pinot noir. I particularly like their sparking! They also have four Cellar Doors to experience, 

552 Mount View Road, Mount View NSW 2325