A Day with Chardonnay & Sauvignon Blanc- In the Vineyards of Pokolbin, #NSW, #Sydney, #Australia

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29th Apr 2016
Photo of A Day with Chardonnay & Sauvignon Blanc- In the Vineyards of Pokolbin, #NSW, #Sydney, #Australia by Sanghamitra Bordoloi

The Hunter valley region in New South Wales is one of the Australia’s best wine regions with over 150 Vineyards. Drive to Pokolbin from the main city centre in Sydney will take approx. two and a half hours, depending on traffic. A heaven for Wine lovers, this town is located in a rural area with approx. 63 acres of vineyards stretching from Cessnock in the south to the New England Highway in the north.

Photo of Pokolbin NSW, Australia by Sanghamitra Bordoloi
Photo of Pokolbin NSW, Australia by Sanghamitra Bordoloi

Pokolbin comprises of vineyards and very small villages of Lovedale, Mount View and Rothbury.

Visiting the Hunter Valley region is a must if you are vacationing in Sydney either in summers or winters. Hop on a guided tour bus and enjoy the ride to this region with nothing but lush greenery on opposite sides and an open road.

Photo of A Day with Chardonnay & Sauvignon Blanc- In the Vineyards of Pokolbin, #NSW, #Sydney, #Australia by Sanghamitra Bordoloi
Photo of A Day with Chardonnay & Sauvignon Blanc- In the Vineyards of Pokolbin, #NSW, #Sydney, #Australia by Sanghamitra Bordoloi

Reaching the Hunter Valley estate, we find ourselves surrounded by these magnificent gardens of a horticultural standard you won't find anywhere in Australia.

Photo of Hope Estate Winery, Broke Road, Pokolbin NSW, Australia by Sanghamitra Bordoloi
Photo of Hope Estate Winery, Broke Road, Pokolbin NSW, Australia by Sanghamitra Bordoloi

We were greeted by the manager and were taken for a tour on the vineyards along with behind the scenes in the brewery, distillery, talking us through the intensive process of wine making. During the tour you understand how your favorite wines are made right from picking the grape till you pour it in your glass.

Enjoy the wine tasting sessions with variety of wines such as Chardonnay, Shiraz, and Sauvignon Blanc and try to detect the ingredients the wines are made of, by taking in the aroma and the taste. Feel free to act like a wine expert and savor the taste and the moment.

Photo of A Day with Chardonnay & Sauvignon Blanc- In the Vineyards of Pokolbin, #NSW, #Sydney, #Australia by Sanghamitra Bordoloi
Photo of A Day with Chardonnay & Sauvignon Blanc- In the Vineyards of Pokolbin, #NSW, #Sydney, #Australia by Sanghamitra Bordoloi
Photo of A Day with Chardonnay & Sauvignon Blanc- In the Vineyards of Pokolbin, #NSW, #Sydney, #Australia by Sanghamitra Bordoloi

Followed by a luncheon with the visitors in the estate, mingle and have a delightful afternoon sipping Chardonnay (White Wine) with seafood specially Calamari and Sauvignon Blanc (Red Wine) with meat.

Till your time arrives to head back to Sydney, you can laze around in the gardens, enjoy the ambience, walk through the vineyards or shop in the nearest supermarket in the village.

Photo of A Day with Chardonnay & Sauvignon Blanc- In the Vineyards of Pokolbin, #NSW, #Sydney, #Australia by Sanghamitra Bordoloi
Photo of A Day with Chardonnay & Sauvignon Blanc- In the Vineyards of Pokolbin, #NSW, #Sydney, #Australia by Sanghamitra Bordoloi

Visitor Information:

Hunter Valley Wine Tours start from $85.

Hunter Valley Visitor Centre

Address: 455 Wine Country Drive, Pokolbin

Hours: Monday to Saturday 9.00 am to 5.00 pm and 9.00 am - 4.00 pm Sunday.

Hope Estate Winery

Address: 2213 Broke Rd, Pokolbin NSW 2320, Australia

Hours: Monday to Friday 10.00 am to 5.00 pm

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