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McDonalds Road-South - Pokolbin Wine District

The McDonalds Road-South Wine District is located in the Pokolbin Wine Region which is part of the Hunter Valley Winery Zone, north-west of Newcastle, on the Central Coast of New South Wales. The McDonalds Road-South Wine district includes vineyards and wineries with cellar doors located along McDonalds Road south of the Broke Road crossing. The McDonalds Road-South Wine district includes many wonderful boutiques wineries: Audrey Wilkinson, Lindemans (Hunter Valley), Littles Wines, Reg Drayton Wines, Tamburlaine Wines.

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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Wineries

Ben Ean, NSW  119, McDonalds Road, Pokolbin, NSW, 2320, Australia
It is with much delight that we are able to announce the new ownership of Ben Ean, Lindeman’s estate, to the McGuigan and Peterson families, returning the property to its historical roots of the Hunter Valley. The McGuigan and Peterson families are dedicated to maintaining and developing the estate as a salute to some of the best-known viticulturists and winemakers of the last 170 years in the Hunter. Our team of tradesman have been busy bringing the 174 year strong Winery & Vineyard back to its former glory after extensive refurbishment to the Cellar Door, Restaurant, Function and Winery areas. The onsite Restaurant renamed BAUME (pronounced bow-may) is now open 7 days a week for Lunch and Dinner Thurs-Mon 6pm- late.

Blueberry Hill Vineyard, NSW  25 Coulson Road, Pokolbin NSW 2325
Situated at the northern end of McDonalds Road, Pokolbin, Blueberry Hill is a long established vineyard which was once part of the old McPherson Estate. Grapes from the well established vines produce wonderful characteristics in the wines. Six varieties are grown for wine production - Shiraz, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.

Gundog Estate, NSW  101 McDonalds Road, Pokolbin NSW 2325, Australia
Set in the historic Pokolbin Schoolhouse, visitors not only have the chance to taste and purchase our range of premium, single-vineyard, award winning wines, but also discover a hand-picked selection of gourmet products reflecting our quality over quantity philosophy.Gundog Hunter Cellar and Gourmet Pantry offers a Hunter Valley tasting experience like no other. Set in the historic Pokolbin Schoolhouse, visitors not only have the chance to taste and purchase our range of premium, single-vineyard, award winning wines, but also discover a hand-picked selection of gourmet products reflecting our quality over quantity philosophy. The personalised and relaxed ambience of the Gundog Hunter Cellar & Gourmet Pantry is complimented by our cheese and charcouterie plates, and carefully sourced fine teas and coffee.

Usher Tinkler Wines, NSW  97 McDonalds Road, Pokolbin NSW 2320
Usher Tinkler is one of Australia’s most dynamic young winemakers. Along with his grandfather and father, he is apart of three generations of farming expertise; the dairyman, the cattleman and the winemaker. They all share the same name and united passion for the land. As a tribute to this, Usher Tinkler Wines was born. Usher and wife Ebony bought and renovated the original Pokolbin Church, that was built in 1905, to create a place to showcase their new brand. Shifting a gear in the Hunter Valley the wines are authentic yet adventurous. Blurring the lines between traditional and contemporary winemaking. The Cellar Door has an energetic and sociable environment to enjoy the wines. Whilst Usher's wines are avant-garde he still only uses grapes from his own family estate in Pokolbin and believes in a 100% Hunter Valley production, paying homage to his rich heritage.