Considered one of the most prominent and extraordinary wine districts in Australia, the Hunter Valley in NSW is a must visit for anyone with a passion for vino. With so many superb wineries and tastings available in the region, and such little time to visit all of them, we’ve collated a list of the 4 most exquisite and special wineries that are a must visit during your next visit to the region.
- Audrey Wilkinson
One of the oldest and most renowned wineries in the entire region, Audrey Wilkinson is home to some of the most superb fine wines in the world, as well as the most breathtaking view in the Hunter Valley. At Audrey Wilkinson, you can enjoy a vast array of wines under the guidance of experienced experts whilst taking in the stunning 360-degree views of the broken back mountain ranges surrounding the venue.
2. Krinklewood Biodynamic Vineyard
Krinklewood Vineyard is one of the most unique and interesting experiences that the Hunter Valley region has to offer for several reasons. Firstly, the winery has a key focus on sustainability, producing certified organic wines right out of their holistic vineyard. Furthermore, the scenery and ambience of Krinklewood make it a must visit location on your next trip to the Hunter, uniquely set amongst French inspired Provencal gardens.
3. Red Door Collective
Another popular Hunter Valley stop-off is the Red Door Collective. In line with the name, the winery is difficult to miss with its iconic red door and provided an air of quirkiness and fun to accompany the sophistication and class that comes with the region’s best quality wines. For red wine lovers in particular, Red Door collective is famous for its award-winning Pinot Noir, its most popular drop.
4. Usher Tinkler
Famous for their many phenomenal cellar doors throughout Australia, Usher Tinkler in the Hunter Valley is home to some of the most nuanced and diverse fine wines that the region has to offer. A smaller more intimate space, the staff at Usher Tinkler are experts that can equip you with all the knowledge needed to find the perfect vino for your palate.
So, keep an eye out for this four extraordinary and unique spots during your next trip to the Hunter Valley, the birthplace of Australian wine that is every growing and expanding.
By Trent Walsh