Hunter Valley

Hunter Valley

Cellar doors where you can taste wine and the kids can play

If anyone needs a wine, it's parents. Thankfully, there are plenty of savvy cellar doors in the Hunter Valley that have you and your brood covered, providing space and fun activities to keep the kids entertained while you relax.

Here's a guide to some of our favourites across the Hunter Valley.

Briar Ridge Vineyard

Much-loved Mount View winery Briar Ridge Vineyard welcomes everyone – families and furry friends included! The grounds are lovely, and the kids will be entertained with hula hoops and totem tennis, or simply running around on the lawn. Adults, you'll love Briar Ridge's interesting range of wines, while the little ones will love their snack platters.
Where: 593 Mount View Rd, Mount View

Brokenwood Wines

At Brokenwood Wines, there's plenty of space for the kids to run around and play while you get to the important stuff – wine tasting. There's even kid-friendly food options on the menu at the Terrace Wine Bar, so everyone can have a bite to enjoy.
Where: 401-427 McDonalds Rd, Pokolbin

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Calais Estate Winery

Fancy a matched cheese and wine tasting in the Hunter Valley? Make a booking at Calais Estate Winery, a Pokolbin winery with expansive grounds and a great onsite restaurant. When adults book in for a cheese and wine tasting, the kids have the option of doing a juice and cheese tasting, so the whole family can get in on the tasting action. 
Where: 151 Palmers Ln, Pokolbin

Comyns & Co.

A boutique family operation, Comyns & Co. at the lovely Peppers Creek Village is a spot for the whole family. Set up the kids in the Kids Corner complete with a chalkboard, colouring, puzzles and toys then grab a seat at the tasting bar and find your new favourite Hunter drop. There’s an expansive grassed area leading down to the dam too that the kids can explore or use to play ring toss and bocce. 
Where: 1946 Broke Rd, Pokolbin

De Iuliis Wines

While the adults enjoy sampling De Iuliis' award-winning wines at the cellar door, the kids can explore the picturesque vineyard surrounds. Families can take a stroll through the grounds or visit Hunter Belle Cheese Room which is right next to the cellar door.
Where: 1616 Broke Rd, Pokolbin

Degen Wines

Are the kids wanting to get in on the wine tasting experience? Degen Wines offers a Single Vineyard Kids Experience for children under 10-years-old which includes a hot chocolate or alcohol-free grape drink, a snack plate, and a colouring in or game pack. 
Where: 365 Deasys Rd, Pokolbin

Elbourne Wines

A family-owned and operated boutique winery, Elbourne Wines offers a relaxed and personalised wine tasting experience at its lovely homestead in Pokolbin. Taste the range of wines while taking in the spectacular views and watching the kids play in the well-appointed backyard playground. They also have a menagerie of farm animals the kids will love to visit. 
Where: 236 Marrowbone Rd, Pokolbin

Hanging Tree Wines

With sweeping valley views, duck ponds, and beautiful rose gardens for the kids to explore, the Hanging Tree Wines cellar door is a great choice for the family. Kids will love the oversized chess game out the back, colouring, playing noughts and crosses and picnicking with resident wine dogs, Vodka and Muscat. 
Where: 294 O'Connors Rd, Pokolbin

Hollydene Estate Wines

This family-friendly cellar door is home to fantastic views and heaps of space for the little ones to run around – all while you wine taste and dine at Vines Restaurant, the estate's onsite restaurant. The tranquil space will be sure to have you lingering into the afternoon.
Where: 3483 Golden Hwy, Jerrys Plains

Margan Wines and Restaurant

While Margan is known for its fine dining experiences, it caters for families too, so everyone can be included in the magic. The kids can join you at the cellar door, and the restaurant offers a Mini Foodies menu for kids aged 4-11, including hand-rolled gnocchi, dessert, and a drink.
Where: 1238 Milbrodale Rd, Broke

Misty Glen

The good people at Misty Glen have created a dedicated Kids Zone in the cellar door filled with games, Play-Doh, and more to occupy your kids while you taste your way around the Misty Glen wine portfolio. Alternatively, you can BYO family picnic and enjoy a few wines in the rose garden while playing boule or croquet.
Where: 293 Deasys Rd, Pokolbin

Pepper Tree Wines

The quaint Pepper Tree Wines cellar door is an ideal spot for the whole family to get together. Why not bring a picnic and enjoy it on Pepper Tree's picturesque grounds? The kids can run off some steam while you sip a wine or two.
Where: 86 Halls Rd, Pokolbin

Peter Drayton Wines

Peter Drayton Wines have a host of outdoor activities for the kids to enjoy while you wine taste. The cellar door is also home to Ironbark Hill Brewhouse and Bistro, the outdoor dining area of which overlooks the lawns, so you can watch the kids play soccer, cricket, totem tennis, quoits, and more while you eat. Kids meals are also available.
Where: 694 Hermitage Rd, Pokolbin

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Pokolbin Estate Vineyard

If the kids want to be just like the adults, grab them a junior tasting paddle at Pokolbin Estate Vineyard. While you taste trophy-winning wines, they can taste a rotating selection of juices paired with lollies, before playing lawn games like Jenga and giant Connect Four.
Where: 298 McDonalds Rd, Pokolbin

Ridgeview Estate

The cellar door at Ridgeview Estate has an activity box for the kids to explore and plenty of colouring in. Outside, kids can play giant chess and feed the fish in the dams. There's even an onsite restaurant so you can grab a bite to eat pre or post-wine tasting.
Where: 273 Sweetwater Rd, Pokolbin

Roche Estate

You may have visited Roche Estate in days gone by for a bite to eat or while concert-going. The grassed concert area out front is a great place for the kids to kick a ball or have a little picnic of their own.
Where: Broke Rd & McDonalds Rd, Pokolbin

Saddler's Creek Wines

With an outdoor wine garden and Friday 'Wine and Chill' sessions with food, wine and live music, Saddler's Creek Wines is the place to be for the family. There's even kid's tasting paddles available, so the young ones can get in on the tasting action.
Where: 15 Marrowbone Rd, Pokolbin

Scarborough Wine Co.

The Scarborough Wine Co. cellar door has plenty of outdoor space, hula hoops, quoits, giant Jenga, and blackboard drawing to keep children entertained. They also have colouring and activity packs that’ll occupy kids while you enjoy one of Scarborough’s many wine flights.
Where: 179 Gillards Rd, Pokolbin

Tulloch Wines

Going the extra mile, Tulloch Wines have created a Junior Tasting Experience especially for kids. While you get on with wine tasting, the kids can have their own sensory experience, tasting three snacks matched to three non-alcoholic beverages. 
Where: 638 De Beyers Rd, Pokolbin

Vinden Wines

Everyone's welcome at Vinden Wines (including pooches!), making the indoor and alfresco spaces a great spot if you have the kids in tow. Vinden's wines are minimal intervention and farmed organically with regenerative practices, so you know they're made with the planet in mind.
Where: 138 Gillards Rd, Pokolbin

Whispering Brook

The cellar door at Whispering Brook is set up to take in the gorgeous views that Whispering Brook is blessed with – take in the vineyards, olive groves, and Wollemi National Park beyond. The kids are set with a cubby house to play in and lawns to run around on. 
Where: Rodd St, Broke

Wild Ren Wines

Wild Ren Wines has a beautiful tasting room at Peppers Creek Village – it's sleek but full-of-character, perfect for relaxing while you taste a selection of premium wines. The kids will love their own tasting paddle with sweet and savoury treats (plus drinks of course).
Where: 1946 Broke Rd, Pokolbin

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Winmark Wines

Winmark Wines may be known for its dedication to producing great chardonnay, but did you know the winery is home to an impressive sculpture park? Go on the Sculpture Walk that's suitable for the whole family. Stroll through the vineyards and admire the works of art dotted across the property, before heading back to the cellar door for a tasting and cheese platter.
Where: 229 Wollombi Rd, Broke

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