For fine food and wine lovers who are planning a trip to New South Wales’s beautiful Hunter Valley region any time soon, Audrey Wilkinson’s magnificent ‘Picnic Among the Vines’ experience is one that cannot be looked past.
Located at 750 De Beyers Road Pokolbin, atop a foothill of the breathtaking Hunter Valley Broken-back mountain ranges, Audrey Wilkinson is one of the region’s most highly regarded and popular cellar doors. Upon arrival at Audrey Wilkinson’s incredible Colonial style cellar door, which was established in 1866, one cannot help but marvel at the 360-degree views of the mountain ranges surrounding the area. This, accompanied by the friendliness and expertise of the staff serves as a phenomenal indication of what awaits during the Audrey Wilkinson experience.
For those looking to save money, a standard wine tasting at Audrey Wilkinson costs $10 and lasts 45 minutes, during which you will be invited to try a variety of some of the hunter regions most exquisite and nuanced wines. If you are looking to make your time at one of New South Wales’ most popular cellar doors more lavish, we highly recommend organising a ‘Picnic Among the Vines’ experience. The experience involves a self-guided tour of the onsite Audrey Wilkinson museum, followed by a master class and premium tasting from their in-house wine expert. It is during this tasting that will you be able to try the Audrey Wilkinson Semillon, one of the most popular wines in the region containing lifted aromas of lemon and lime with green apple and lemongrass notes accompanied by a crisp mineral acidity. Following the wine tasting and masterclass, you will be invited to select a wine of your choice to accompany a gorgeous antipasto style picnic as you take in the stunning panoramic views of the valley below.
Overall, a trip to the Hunter Valley would not be complete without devoting time to visit the iconic colonial cellar door that is Audrey Wilkinson. Make a booking below to enjoy a picnic amongst the vines and make your trip to the Hunter more memorable than ever before.
By Trent Walsh