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North Hermitage Road - Pokilbin Wine District

North Hermitage Road Wine District is located in the Pokolbin Wine Region the Hunter Valley, New South Wales, north-west of Newcastle. The district includes wineries located along the northern half of Hermitage Road, extending about 10 km south of the village of Bedford, which is located on the New England Highway. The district includes a number of excellent wineries: Crisford Farm Winery, David Hook Wines, The Gorge, Ghost Riders Vineyard, Kurrajong Vineyard, Margan Family Winegrowers, Montagne View Estate, Pothana Vineyards, The Vineyards Estate, Wombat Crossing Vineyard.

The Pokolbin Wine Region is home to 19 districts: Belford ; Wine Country Drive ; Branxton ; Hermitage Road-North ; Hermitage Road-Central ; Old North Road ; Deasys Road ; Palmers Lane ; Gillards Road ; Broke Road-West ; Broke Road-Central ; Broke Road-East ; De Beyers Road ; McDonalds Road-South ; Oakey Creek Road ; Marrowbone Road ; O`Connors Road ; Mistletoe-Hermitage.

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Crisford Farm, NSW  556 Hermitage Road, Pokolbin NSW 2022
Carol and Neal Crisford have established 2.6 hectares of merlot and cabernet franc which go to produce Synergy (Merlot Cabernet Franc blend). Opening hours: Not open to the Public. The Crisford Farm is a small vineyard in the Hunter Valley predominantly growing the Cabernet Franc grape variety, with a scattering of Merlot of which we blend to make one style of wine. The wine is available for tasti...

David Hook Wines, NSW  Pothana Vineyards, Pothana Lane, Belford NSW 2335
The Gorge and Pothana labels are produced at Pothana Vineyards, Belford, which is situated in the Lower Hunter Valley, Australia. Pothana Vineyard was established in the 1980`s by David Hook and his family and is now fully mature, producing excellent high quality fruit from the low yielding vines. David has over 20 years experience in grape growing and winemaking. Initially working for Tyrrells an...

Kurrajong Vineyard, NSW  614 Hermitage Road, Pokolbin NSW 2320
Kurrajong is a working vineyard and guests are welcome to walk through it. There are 18 acres of vines, in five grape varieties. Verdelho, a white grape from Madeira, which was first planted in 1992 and is grown in two blocks, there are also two blocks each of Semillon and Shiraz established in 1994. In 2001 they planted two more blocks, one of Merlot and the other Cabernet Sauvignon. The vineyard...

Margan Family, NSW  266 Hermitage Road, Pokolbin NSW 2320
Andrew and Lisa Margan selected the beautiful Broke Fordwich sub-region of the Hunter Valley, Australia to establish vineyards and build their state-of-the-art 700 tonne winery. The Margan wine range includes the flagship varieties of Semillon and Shiraz as well as award winning Verdehlo, Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet and Botrytis Semillon. Andrew Margan followed in his father`s footsteps by enteri...

Peter Drayton Wines 601, NSW  694 Hermitage Road, Pokolbin NSW 2320
Wine and beer tasting with freshly made gourmet pizzas all under the one roof Our brand new state of the art cellar door and Brewhouse located on Hermitage Road with an outstanding collection of medal-winning wines, including Shiraz, Cabernet, Merlot, Chardonnay, Verdelho and Semillon. Delicious sparkling Semillon/Chardonnay and fortifieds and now with 8 rotating taps of our delicious craft beers and ciders. Onsite accommodation, Brewery,wedding chapel and function centre surrounded by vines. Daily 10am–5pm

Pothana Vineyards, NSW  Pothana Vineyards, Pothana Lane, Belford NSW 2335; PO Box 34 Braxton NSW 2335
See David Hook Wines - This is a label of David Hook Wines. The fruit from the Pothana label has been specially selected from the Pothana Vineyard. Production for this range is limited and is produced only in vintage years. The vineyard was established in the early 80`s and is now fully mature, producing excellent high quality fruit....

Tamburlaine Organic Wines, NSW  358 McDonalds Rd, POKOLBIN NSW 2325
Tamburlaine Organic Wines is the largest producer of Organic wine in Australia. Our Contemporary Organic philosophy simply aims to produce wines of terroir while limiting environmental pollution and leaving the land in the best condition possible for the generations to follow. Our contemporary winemaking uses plant-based fining agents and minimal sulphur additions to craft award-winning wines from Orange and the Hunter Valley. Discover the difference! Tamburlaine Organic Wines is the largest producer of Organic wine in Australia.

The Gorge, NSW  Pothana Vineyards, Pothana Lane, Belford NSW 2335; PO Box 34 Braxton NSW 2335
See David Hook Wines - This is a label of David Hook Wines. The Gorge wines are produced from the 20 acres of vineyard surrounding the winery. The winery is small, crushing approximately 200 tonnes and is a blend of both traditional and modern winemaking practices. The Gorge wines are quality varietal wines from the Hunter Valley. The wines are typically fresh and fruity and made to accompany our ...

Vineyards Estate, NSW  555 Hermitage Rd, Pokolbin NSW 2320
The Vineyards Estate Country House is a small, 5 star, award winning, luxury retreat set amidst the estate`s private vineyard. The Vineyards Estate boasts many facilities including an intimate award winning seafood restaurant, one of the prettiest vineyards in Hunter Valley Wine Country and excellent hand crafted wines. Do nothing or do everything - the choice is yours. Recreational pursuits inclu...

Wombat Crossing, NSW  530 Hermitage Rd, Pokolbin NSW 2320
Welcome to our vineyard and our gold medal winning wines! And to our new accommodation for 2 couples - The Burrows Lodge. Our physical cellar door is at 530 Hermitage Rd, Pokolbin - and is open Saturdays (10.30AM-4.30PM) and Sundays (9.45AM TO 2.30PM). Otherwise - By Appointment 6574 7357. Our wine is only available through the cellar door, or direct by ordering from the vineyard - see Order Wine ...