Newcastle Hunter Valley

Small Winemakers Centre

Award winning varieties at the Small Winemakers Centre

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Home to some of the best wines in the Hunter Valley
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When planning a day trip to the Hunter Valley the prospect of creating an itinerary can be a formidable task. With so much to see and so little time, Hunter Hunter recommends an excellent starting point being the Small Winemakers Centre.

Located on McDonald's Rd, in the heart of Pokolbin, the Small Winemakers Centre offers guests a unique cellar door experience with more than 26 local winemakers on display, including six of the Hunter Valley's leading winemakers: Thomas Wines, Margan, Keith Tulloch Wines, David Hook, The Little Wine Company and Hart & Hunter.

Small Winemakers Centre, Hunter Valley | HUNTERhunter

These winemakers, between them, have amassed more than 50 trophies and hundreds of medals over the years.

Over 30 varieties of wine are available for tasting. Whilst it's not encouraged to sample them all, Bron, the very attentive wine pourer, explains that the cellar door offers visitors the opportunity to experience a comprehensive range of some of the Hunter Valley's most outstanding wines, all under the one roof. Of course, your tasting choice can include the area's two most recognised varieties, Semillion and Shiraz. But, owner Suzanne Little, would encourage guests to mix it up a little and sample some of the Hunter Valley's emerging varieties, such as Vermentino, Pinot Gris, Sangiovese, Tempranillo and Barbera.

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With so many wines on offer, and Icon Lounge on the mezzanine level, a couple of hours must be pencilled in here.

Small Winemakers Centre, Hunter Valley | HUNTERhunter

426 McDonalds Rd
Pokolbin 2320
(02) 4998 7668
Semillion, Shiraz plus 30 other varieties
Mon 10am-5pm
Tue 10am-5pm
Wed 10am-5pm
Thu 10am-5pm
Fri 10am-5pm
Sat 10am-5pm
Sun 10am-5pm
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