Where to book wine tastings for a hens weekend in the Hunter Valley

If you've ever been asked to be a bridesmaid, you'll know the list of expectations that comes with it. Buying a dress, accessories, organising a bridal shower, and planning a hen's party – it's a lot!

To hopefully help bridesmaids out there with some of their stress, we've compiled this guide to make organising an amazing hens party in the Hunter Valley so much simpler. Here's a host of Hunter Valley wineries (and distilleries) offering tastings and experiences for hens groups – just make sure you book ahead!


Kawal Rock Distillery

Kawal Rock Distillery may not offer wine tastings (unless you count its moscato), but it does offer spirit tastings, and that's certainly just as good. The beautiful property holds up to 100, so hens groups of pretty much any size can be accommodated – just give the team a heads up of your group number and date, and if you'd like cheese platters with your tasting. Tastings are $25 per head, plus extra for platters.
Where: 260 Milbrodale Rd, Fordwich

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Margan Wines

An icon of Broke, Margan Wines loves welcoming to hens groups in the Hunter. The team can cater to most group sizes – you van book online for groups of up to eight (and pre-pay for your experience), but larger groups will have to contact the team directly. 
Where: 1238 Milbrodale Rd, Broke

Mount Broke Wines

If you're basing your hens party in Broke, don't miss a stop at Mount Broke Wines. The winery doesn't have any limits on group sizes, but it's essential to book ahead to the team can accommodate you. There's a restaurant slinging out delicious pizzas on-site too, so you won't go hungry!
Where: 130 Adams Peak Rd, Broke

Talits Estate Vineyard

Stepping onto the property at Talits Estate Vineyard, it's easy to think that you've stumbled into a French country farmhouse. The stunning cellar door allows hens parties, with a maximum group booking of 32 people. The team also offers private hire of the cellar door for functions, which is a great option to consider if you won't be moving around to different tastings.
Where: 722 Milbrodale Rd, Fordwich

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Whispering Brook

Whispering Brook is a gorgeous cellar door in picturesque Broke, surrounded by groves of olive trees and feeling a little more like Spain or Portugal than the Hunter Valley. Hens parties of up to 12 guests can book via the website (tastings are $15 per person), while groups of more than 12 should email Whispering Brook directly (tastings for larger groups are $20 per person). Make sure you try the sparkling shiraz!
Where: Rodd St, Broke


Emma's Cottage

Emma's Cottage is home to boutique wines, vineyard views, and a pantry where you can customise your own grazing boards. The cellar door can accommodate up to 16 people for hens parties, if you're happy to sit across two tables, and 12 people if you're keen to all be on the same table. Wine tastings are $10 per person, so it's a lovely spot for a smaller hens group.
Where: 438 Wilderness Rd, Lovedale

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Ben Ean

Ben Ean is the ultimate hens party destination, offering a specially-crafted hens tasting experience for brides-to-be and their loved ones. For $40 per person, you'll get a private (and decorated to theme!) tasting room, a guided wine tasting, and even some 'naughty' chocolates to pair with the experience. Feel free to add on light lunch options for $15 per person, cocktail specials for $12 each, and extra naughty treats.
Where: 119 McDonalds Rd, Pokolbin

Calais Estate Wines

Calais Estate Wines has a number of experiences that are excellent for hens groups. For a hands-on experience, try the Bubbles Bonanza for groups of eight or more at $130 per person, where you'll get to make your own sparkling wine and enjoy it with a grazing picnic. Or, for groups of 15 or more can enjoy a group wine tasting of six wines with cheese and a bottle of estate range wine to take home for $45 per person.
Where: 151 Palmers Ln, Pokolbin

Comyns & Co.

Game-changing wine label Comyns & Co. is situated in the lovely Peppers Creek Village, making it an ideal spot to stop off for a tasting on your hens do. Groups of up to 10 people can be booked online, otherwise, send the team an email or give them a call to book larger groups. Only morning bookings (10am or 11am) are allowed, and wine tastings are $10 per person. If you're keen for a snack, let the team know 24 hours in advance if you'd like to add cheese platters to your booking.
Where: 1946 Broke Rd, Pokolbin

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De Iuliis Wines

De Iuliis Wines is known its award-winning drops, plus its cellar door won Hunter Valley Cellar Door of the Year in 2022, so you know it's a worthwhile stop off on a hens weekend. The cellar door caps group sizes at 10, and make sure you book ahead. You can do the $15 per person Made by Mike tasting, which goes through eight of the winery's favourite wines from the season, or the $30 per person Single Vineyard Tasting featuring single-site wines.
Where: 1616 Broke Rd, Pokolbin

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Glandore Estate Wines

Glandore Estate Wines doesn't cater for hens groups, but they can do cater to private groups by appointment – the chocolate and wine tasting looks good to us!
Where: 1595 Broke Rd, Pokolbin

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Hanging Tree Wines

Hanging Tree Wines offers picturesque grounds, award-winning wines, and estate-grown olives at its Pokolbin property. Book your hens party of up to 20 people in for a wine tasting (groups above 10 people must book before 12pm). For only $10 per person for a tasting, it's a cost-friendly option for your next hens do.
Where: 294 O'Connors Rd, Pokolbin

Hope Estate

Hope Estate welcomes groups of all sizes for wine, beer, and spirit tastings at its Pokolbin cellar door. There's no additional fees for hens groups – just ensure you pre-book and pre-pay for your tasting prior to arriving. Hope Estate also asks that you follow the cellar door's dress code out of respect for other guests (i.e. leave the phallic accessories and nipple tassels at home).
Where: 2213 Broke Rd, Pokolbin

Iron Gate Estate

This boutique Pokolbin winery offers wine tastings for small hens parties, capping groups at 15. For $15 per person, you can enjoy a wine tasting inside the cellar door (plus the cost is refundable if you purchase three or more bottles of wine). With a gorgeous European-style aesthetic, Iron Gate Estate definitely makes for a gorgeous photo spot!
Where: 178 Oakey Creek Rd, Pokolbin

Kelman Vineyard

This boutique vineyard can host groups of up to 10 for hens parties. If you're planning on enjoying a tasting at Kelman Vineyard, make sure you book ahead – it's $20 per person, and the fee is non-refundable for no-shows. 
Where: 2 Oakey Creek Rd, Pokolbin

Latitude 32

For hens parties, Latitude 32 moves its wine tasting into the winery rather than the cellar door. For just $30 per person, you'll get exclusive use of the winery space, wine tasting, cheese, a tour of the grounds, and even a barrel tasting, depending on the time of year. Bookings are essential – the maximum group size is 30, and you need a minimum of eight people to run this experience.
Where: 711 Hermitage Rd, Pokolbin

McCaffrey's Estate

McCaffrey's Estate is a family-owned and operated winery in Pokolbin, offering hens bookings for up to 10 people. There's a few tasting options on offer – try a wine tasting experience for $10 per person, a wine and cheese experience for $15 per person, or become a winemaker for a day and blend your own wine to take home for $100 per person.
Where: 614 Hermitage Rd, Pokolbin

McGuigan Wines

Enjoy a guided group wine tasting (for six or more people) at McGuigan Wines, located in Pokolbin's Roche Estate. One of McGuigan's knowledgeable team members will take you through a personalised tasting of red, white, and sparkling wines in their relaxed group seating area.
Where: Pavilion C, Roche Estate, 2144 Broke Rd, Pokolbin

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Pokolbin Estate Vineyard

The newly-renovated Pokolbin Estate Vineyard cellar door is a lovely spot to stop in for a tasting on your hen party, with up to 30 people accommodated in the barrel room, or up to 40 people outside (weather dependent). Tastings cost $15 per person, or you can add a cheese board for $35, a grazing board for $50, or an olive platter (with estate-grown olives) for $20.
Where: 298 McDonalds Rd, Pokolbin

Saddler's Creek Wines

Saddler's Creek Wines caters to hens parties on a case by case basis, depending on the size of group and the package they choose. For groups over 10 people, prices typically start around the $15 per person mark. Make sure you contact the team so they can help accommodate you best. The wine garden is a lovely spot to chill with live music, food, and a glass of wine in the afternoons on the weekend, if you're not after a structured tasting.
Where: 15 Marrowbone Rd, Pokolbin

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Tempus Two

If you've got a smaller group for a hens party, head to Tempus Two, conveniently located at Roche Estate. The cellar door can accommodate groups of up to 12 people, but make sure you book in advance to secure your spot. Also, leave the rowdy behaviour and fancy dress behind if you're visiting.
Where: Pavilion D, Roche Estate, 2144 Broke Rd, Pokolbin

Thomas Wines

Thomas Wines can accommodate hens parties of up to 10 people, for $15 per person. Make sure you book ahead by calling or emailing the team, and don't bring in all your naughty props and paraphernalia! 
Where: 28 Mistletoe Ln, Pokolbin

Tintilla Estate

If you're kicking things off in the morning, make sure you stop by Tintilla Estate. Bookings are for 15 people maximum and have to be before 12pm – you'll pay $20 for a tasting of six wines. 
Where: 725 Hermitage Rd, Pokolbin

Vamp Wine Rooms

Created by Lisa McGuigan exclusively for fabulous hens parties, Vamp Wine Rooms offers a special deal so you can have exclusive use of the cellar door's VIP tasting room for two hours. For $50 per person (minimum group size is 18 and maximum group size is 25), you'll get four to six wine tasters and a complimentary bottle of wine for each of the group to take home from Lisa's Silver or Platinum collection. Email Vamp to book!
Where: 2198 Broke Rd, Pokolbin

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John Wallace Wines

John Wallace Wines is always happy to host hens parties, catering to a group size of 20 people max, with tastings costing $10 per person. It's a lovely, underrated spot in Rothbury – don't miss it when you're next planning a hens!
Where: 168 Palmers Ln, Rothbury

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This information was correct at the time of publishing. Please contact individual cellar doors for up-to-date information.