If you don't want to drive, and you don't want to pay $100+ to book a tour, there are places you can spend a day out, and walk between venues. Here are three wineries and a cafe in a 1km radius. As a bonus, two of these wineries have won Cellar Door of the Year recently.
Glandore, Oakvale, and Di Iuliis wineries are three of the top-rated wineries in the Hunter Valley. Each of these wineries offers visitors a unique experience, from the award-winning wines to the picturesque vineyards and stunning cellar doors. Hunter Belle (a cheese company) has a cafe, and is conveniently located right next door.
Glandore Estate Wines is a family-owned winery located in the heart of the Hunter Valley. The winery has been producing premium wines for over 30 years, and their vineyards are known for producing high-quality Shiraz, Semillon, and Chardonnay.
The cellar door at Glandore is a welcoming and cozy space where visitors can sample a range of wines while taking in the beautiful views of the surrounding vineyards. One of the highlights of Glandore is their flagship wine, the Glandore Estate Shiraz. This wine has won numerous awards and is a must-try for any visitor to the winery. Glandore also offers guided tours of their vineyards and winery, giving visitors an insight into the winemaking process. There are also chocolates!
Oakvale Wines is one of the oldest wineries in the Hunter Valley, with a history dating back to 1893. The winery is family-owned and has been producing premium wines for over a century. Their vineyards cover 140 acres of land and produce a range of grape varieties, including Shiraz, Semillon, and Chardonnay.
The cellar door at Oakvale is a modern and stylish space where visitors can sample a range of wines in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. One of the standout wines at Oakvale is their Semillon, which has won numerous awards and is considered one of the best examples of this varietal in the Hunter Valley. Visitors can also sample their Shiraz and Chardonnay, which are equally impressive. Ask about their Fibonacci egg!
Di Iuliis Winery is a family-owned winery located in the heart of the Pokolbin region of the Hunter Valley. The winery was founded in 1988 by George Di Iuliis and has been producing award-winning wines ever since. Their vineyards cover 80 acres of land and produce a range of grape varieties, including Shiraz, Semillon, and Chardonnay. We love them for their Italian varietals, so be sure to ask about those.
Pop next door to Hunter Belle Cheese for a casual lunch. Our favourite is the beer cheese!
Amongst Australia's best for cheese, Hunter Belle Cheese produces unique, artisan cheese products from the milk of Brown Swiss Cows. All of the cheese at Hunter Belle is hand made using traditional methods, which results in the quality cheese that is loved by foodies around the country.
If your looking for a more formal lunch, you can walk a little further to The Gates restaurant at Leogate, which offers a more fine-dining style, in which case we recommend you book your taxi to collect you from Leogate at around 3.30.
Glandore, Oakvale, and Di Iuliis wineries are three of the top-rated wineries in the Hunter Valley region of New South Wales, offering visitors a unique and memorable experience. Each of these wineries has its own charm and character. If you're planning a trip to the Hunter Valley, and you'd like to walk, be sure to include these wineries on your itinerary.
We recommend you make the following bookings:
Wine Country Taxis: 9.30 pick up. Deliver to Glandore. Book to collect at Hunter Belle at 3pm. (Be aware that taxis are hard to book on concert weekends).
Links for bookings are above.
Glandore 10 am - 11.am.
Oakvale Winery 11.10 - 12.10
Di Iuliis Winery 12.15 - 1.15
Hunter Belle Cafe 1.30 - 2.45
Buy some cheese and chocolate, and ask for a lovely white bottle cold from your last cellar door to enjoy back at your camp site.