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Mercure Team Tasting favourites

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By  Hannah Joliffe
Category: Things to Do

With over 120 cellar doors in the Hunter Valley there are endless options for wine tasting. The Mercure Team have put together their top picks for guests looking for the best drops in the Hunter Valley

 

1. Audrey Wilkinson Winery

Our team member Hannah has a keen eye through the camera lens and loves the view from the Audrey Wilkinson cellar door. Often referred to as the best view in the Valley, this cellar door is a perfect spot for a lazy afternoon watching a Hunter Valley sunset. Make sure you try the Moscato when visiting the Audrey Wilkinson cellar door.

Weekdays: 10am - 5pm
Weekend: 10am - 5pm

Address: DeBeyers Road, Pokolbin (Hunter Valley) NSW 2320

Phone: (02) 4998 1866
Website: http://www.audreywilkinson.com.au/

 

2. Brokenwood Wines

Located within walking distance from the Mercure, it is not hard for our team member Mary to pop over to Brokenwood Wines to stock up on her favourite Cricket Pitch White. Although at this friendly spot there isn’t a wine on the list that Mary doesn’t like!

Weekdays: 9.30am - 5pm
Weekend: Saturdays 9.30am - 5pm, Sundays 10am - 5pm

Address:  401-427 McDonalds Rd Pokolbin, NSW 2320

Phone: (02) 4998 7559
Website:  http://www.brokenwood.com.au/

 

3. Hunter Distillery

For something a little different, Paul S suggests the Hunter Distillery. Perhaps drawing from his Polish roots he reckons you can’t go past the flavoured vodkas, although there are gins, schnapps and liqueurs as well. His tip is if you are feeling adventurous, try the chilli vodka.

 

Weekdays: 10am - 5pm
Weekend: 10am - 5pm

Address:  1686 Broke Road Pokolbin

Phone: (02) 4998 6737
Website: http://www.hunterdistillery.com.au/

 

4. Briar Ridge Vineyard and Winery

Lyn may be a little biased as her daughter manages the cellar door at Briar Ridge but she thinks you can’t go past their white wines. She loves to visit the cellar door not only for the wine but for the tranquil country views and the quiet, peaceful atmosphere.  

Weekdays: 10am - 5pm
Weekend: 10am - 5pm

Address:  593 Mount View Road, Mount View NSW 2325

Phone: (0 2) 4990 3670

 

5. McGuigan Wines

A warm welcome awaits you at McGuigan’s Wines! Located adjacent to Mercure Resort, and only steps away from your accommodation. Our team member Brian enjoys the casual and comfortable nature of the cellar door for picking up his favourite reds.

Weekdays: 9.30am - 5pm
Weekend: 9.30am - 5pm

Address: Broke Rd & McDonalds Rd, Pokolbin NSW 2320

Phone: (02) 4998 4111
Website: http://www.mcguiganwines.com.au/

 

6. Margan

Nicole’s favourite in the Valley is a little further out in Broke but she thinks well worth the trip, especially for their Verdelho. The cellar door has a beautiful mountain outlook which is perfect for enticing you to stay for lunch in such a picturesque setting.

Weekdays: 10am - 5pm
Weekend: 10am - 5pm

Address:  1238 Milbrodale Rd, Broke, NSW 2330

Phone: (02) 65791317
Website: https://www.margan.com.au/

 

7. Tempus Two

It’s a hard pick for Tara as she confesses “I like all wine” but Tempus Two is conveniently just across from the Mercure making it an easy staff pick. For those with a sweet tooth the Moscato is a popular find in the modern Roche Estate location.

Weekdays: 10am - 5pm
Weekend: 10am - 5pm

Address:  Located within the ROCHE ESTATE complex, Broke Rd & McDonalds Rd, Pokolbin NSW 2320

Phone: (02) 4993 3999
Website: http://www.tempustwo.com.au/

 

8. Meerea Park

Candice enjoys the Sauvignon Blanc Semillon when visiting Meerea Park. She suggests going later in the day so you can grab a cocktail and some delicious dishes from the neighbouring Goldfish Cocktail Lounge after wine tasting.

Weekdays: 10am - 5pm
Weekend: 10am - 5pm

Address:  Roche Estate, Broke Rd & McDonalds Rd, Pokolbin NSW 2320
Phone: (02) 4998-7474
Website: https://www.eereapark.com.au/cellar-door-sales/

 

9. Piggs Peake Winery

If you enjoy a casual atmosphere with delicious wines Gabby recommends Piggs Peake Winery.  They will tell you they are a winery not a vineyard as they know nothing about growing grapes! They do know a lot about wine though and Gabby says the dessert wine and big red are the best.

Weekdays: 10am - 5pm
Weekend: 10am - 5pm

Address:  697 Hermitage Road, Pokolbin NSW 2335
Phone: (02) 6574 7000

Website: http://piggspeake.myshopify.com/pages/home

 

10. Small Winemakers Centre

If you love the idea of exclusive private tastings Julie suggests the Small Winemakers Centre where you can book the private upstairs area. It is also great for those new to the wine tasting game as there is the opportunity to taste from half a dozen different wineries in the one place.  

Weekdays: 10am - 5pm
Weekend: 10am - 5pm

Address:  426 McDonalds Rd Pokolbin NSW 2320

Phone: (02) 4998 7668
Website: http://www.smallwinemakers.com.au/

 

11. Moorebank Vineyard

Black Sheep Shiraz is Paul’s favourite wine from Moorebank Vineyard. This old style cellar door is a favourite for its family history and true country atmosphere- sheep and all!

Weekdays: 10am - 5pm
Weekend: 10am - 5pm

Address:  150 Palmers Lane Pokolbin NSW 2320

Phone: (02) 4998 7610
Website: https://moorebankvineyard.com/