Fur babies are welcome at these cellar doors!
Are you heading to the Hunter Valley for the weekend, and don’t want to leave your pooch behind? Maybe you’re a local who just wants to take your pup out with you for a day among the vines. Whatever your situation, we know that your furry friends love a day out in the Hunter as much as you do.
To help you out, we’ve created this guide to dog-friendly cellar doors in the Hunter Valley. As always, make sure to follow good pet etiquette at cellar doors: keep your dog on a leash and ensure they’re well behaved.
Set your sights on the big red barn and enjoy a wine tasting with your furry friend at Greenway Wines. The outdoor space under the vines is an ideal spot to spend the afternoon with your dog.
Where: 350 Wollombi Rd, Broke
Leashed pups are welcome at the picturesque Krinklewood Estate. They might even meet the resident cellar doggo named Polare, a Maremma sheepdog – just don’t feed her cheese, even if she begs for it!
Where: 712 Wollombi Rd, Broke
A stop at Margan is a must, especially for wine lovers who value sustainability. Bringing your dog? Let the team know in advance so they can have water bowls at the ready.
Where: 1238 Milbrodale Rd, Broke
Home to vineyard and mountain views, plus an olive grove, Whispering Brook is a picturesque spot in Broke. Relax on the wide covered verandahs with your pup – the lovely way to while away the day.
Where: Rodd St, Broke
There’s plenty of space for dogs at Gartelmann Wines, just make sure you take a seat outside. Gartelmann Wines is also home to the popular The Deck Cafe – why not grab a bite to eat after your wine tasting?
Where: 701 Lovedale Rd, Lovedale
Stomp! Wines love welcoming your pups to the cellar door. Whether you book in for a wine tasting or a wine and cheese experience, doggo friends are welcome.
Where: 504 Wilderness Rd, Lovedale
Located in the heart of Lovedale, Tatler Wines is a lovely dog-friendly spot for a wine tasting. Try the Bohemian Luxury Picnic for a rustically-styled picnic overlooking the Brokenback Ranges, featuring a bottle of Tatler's wine and cheeseboard for two.
Where: 477 Lovedale Rd, Lovedale
Briar Ridge Vineyard is the place to be for dog lovers in wine country. Your dog can freshen up at the pooch hydration station and enjoy hand-crafted dog treats.
Where: 593 Mount View Rd, Mount View
Soak up the French Provincial vibes at Carillion Wines, located at Tallavera Grove in Mount View. While you enjoy a tasting, your dog can enjoy treats, courtesy of the Carillion Wines team.
Where: 749 Mount View Rd, Mount View
Four-legged friends will love joining you at Ben Ean. Choose from a comprehensive selection of wine tastings, sit back, and relax with your pup.
Where: 119 McDonalds Rd, Pokolbin
Visit Bonvilla Estate on your dog-friendly day out in the vines. For an experience you won't forget, book in for picnic in the vineyard, with a ploughman's platter and your furry friend by your side.
Where: 534 Oakey Creek Rd, Pokolbin
Caling Peppers Creek Village home, Charteris Wines showcases wines from two world-class wine regions: the Hunter Valley and Central Otago, New Zealand. Your pup is welcome to join you for a tasting!
Where: 1946 Broke Rd, Pokolbin
Comyns & Co has to be one of the friendliest cellar doors in the Hunter. It’s both kid-friendly and dog-friendly, meaning you can bring the whole gang along.
Where: 1946 Broke Rd, Pokolbin
De Iuliis Wines
Your furry friends will have a ball at De Iuliis Wines. Another family-friendly and pup-friendly cellar door, everyone feels welcome at De Iuliis Wines. Your dog might even get to meet the resident wine dogs!
Where: 1616 Broke Rd, Pokolbin
Glandore Estate Wines is a haven for doggos in wine country. With six dogs on the Glandore team, your pup is bound to enjoy getting to know the team and accompanying you as you taste some outstanding wines.
Where: 1595 Broke Rd, Pokolbin
You’d be right to assume that Gundog Estate loves welcoming friendly dogs to the cellar door – it’s in the name, after all. At Gundog Estate, your pup can enjoy a Tail Ale (dog-friendly beer) while you taste award-winning wines.
Where: 101 McDonalds Rd, Pokolbin
Hanging Tree Wines
This pet-friendly boutique cellar door is a place where it’s easy to linger long into the afternoon. At Hanging Tree Wines, your dogs will love chilling out on the grass while you wine taste.
Where: 294 O’Connors Rd, Pokolbin
Hart & Hunter
This quaint cellar door on the outskirts of Pokolbin makes single vineyard wines and is family run. Your pup will love basking on the deck on a sunny day!
Where: 463 Deasys Rd, Pokolbin
Honeytree Estate by Mount Eyre Vineyards
Known for distinctive high quality regional wines, Mount Eyre Vineyards has great respect for terroir. At its Honeytree Estate cellar door, launched in 2022, doggo friends are welcome, so you can bring them along on your wine country outing.
Where: 130 Gillards Rd, Pokolbin
Hungerford Hill loves welcoming your furry friends to its cellar door. While you taste award-winning wines, your dog can chill out (and attempt to help with tasting, of course).
Where: 2450 Broke Rd, Pokolbin
Iron Gate Estate
Cosy up by the fire or relax in the colourful courtyard at Iron Gate Estate. The Spanish-inspired boutique cellar door welcomes dogs, so you can bring along your pooch to a tasting.
Where: 178 Oakey Creek Rd, Pokolbin
Bring the doggos along to Kelman Vineyard, an award-winning boutique winery and cellar door located just below Mount View. Enjoy a tasting in the cosy tasting room – think varietals like tempranillo, rosé, chardonnay, and semillon.
Where: 2 Oakey Creek Rd, Pokolbin
Misty Glen Wines
Misty Glen Wines is a delightful spot to bring your dogs in the Hunter. Sit out in the rose garden and enjoy a wine tasting while you and your pup play with the resident wine dogs. Even better? Misty Glen’s cottage accommodation is pet-friendly too!
Where: 293 Deasys Rd, Pokolbin
Not only does Oakvale Wines welcome dogs at the cellar door, but they even provide them with water and treats! Your pup will be spoiled rotten.
Where: 1596 Broke Rd, Pokolbin
Pepper Tree Wines
Have your pup join you on a wine tasting at Pepper Tree Wines. This cellar door is family-friendly too, so the whole brood can come along.
Where: 86 Halls Rd, Pokolbin
Whether you head into the cellar door for a tasting or grab a pizza to eat on the outdoor pavilion at The Brewhouse Kitchen, your dog can come along at Peter Drayton Wines.
Where: 694 Hermitage Rd, Pokolbin
Pokolbin Estate Vineyard
Bring the fur babies along to Pokolbin Estate Vineyard, where there’s an experience for every taste. Whether you wine taste and picnic on the grass, grab the kids their own tasting plate, or play some lawn games, you’re guaranteed a good time.
Where: 298 McDonalds Rd, Pokolbin
The whole family – pets included – can come and chill at Saddler’s Creek Wines. The outdoor wine garden is lovely on a sunny day, and transforms on Friday and Saturday nights for Wine & Chill – think live music, wine, and casual eats from the food van.
Where: 15 Marrowbone Rd, Pokolbin
Tintilla Estate Wines
Your dog will love soaking up the sunshine at Tintilla Estate Wines while you taste some of its comprehensive range of wines. Complement your tasting with estate-grown olive products, local cheeses, and other goodies.
Where: 725 Hermitage Rd, Pokolbin
Tulloch Wines have been creating wine for 125 years and over four generations, so you could say they know what they're doing when it comes to creating a good drop. Head into its Pokolbin cellar door with your pup to enjoy a tasting.
Where: 638 De Beyers Rd, Pokolbin
Farmed organically with regenerative practices, and made with minimal intervention, Vinden’s wines are a must-try. Bring the furry friends along to enjoy the beautiful surrounds at Vinden Wines.
Where: 138 Gillards Rd, Pokolbin
The Wild Ren Wines cellar door is a sleek but full-of-character space, perfect for relaxing while you taste a selection of premium wines. Well-behaved dogs welcome!
Where: 1946 Broke Rd, Pokolbin
Wine House Hunter Valley showcases over 40 independent, family-owned winemakers in one tasting room. Its outdoor terrace is great for your dog to laze about while you wine taste.
Where: 426 McDonalds Rd, Pokolbin
Stop by the unique Vamp Wine Rooms with your pup for a stand-out wine experience in the Hunter Valley. Admire the medieval-inspired interiors or enjoy some sunshine in the outdoor courtyard. Don’t forget to give cellar door pup Maggie some pats!
Where: 2198 Broke Rd, Pokolbin
Blueberry Hill Vineyard
Blueberry Hill Vineyard crafts boutique, uniquely-styled wines from the vines surrounding its cellar door, plus several other vineyards across New South wales. Next time you visit, bring your furry friend along!
Where: 999 McDonalds Rd, Rothbury
John Wallace Wines
The cellar door at John Wallace Wines is a relaxed and friendly space for the whole family (canines included). Keep an eye out for resident dog Tilly – you might even spot her on one of the wine labels too!
Where: 168 Palmers Ln, Rothbury
Grape to Glass Boutique Wine Tours
Want someone to take care of the organising for you? Grape to Glass’ Signature Tour is fur baby-friendly, taking you and your pooch to the best dog-friendly Hunter Valley cellar doors. Your dog will even receive handmade treats, plus there’s opportunities for walks and off-lead time.
Vino Paw Tours
Vino Paw Tours are all about bringing your dogs along for your Hunter Valley adventure! Their package includes two nights' accommodation, a wine tasting tour with a tour guide and bus driver, 3-course Persian fusion dinner, and breakfast on both mornings.
Looking for Hunter Valley cellar doors for the whole family? Try our guide to family-friendly cellar doors.
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