Pokolbin Hunter Valley Area
Viticulture in the Hunter Valley is considered to have commenced with James Busby. He brought over cuttings of European wines in the 1830s and established what was probably the first vineyard in the district.
The Drayton family then established a vineyard at Pokolbin around the late 1850s and the Tyrrells Estate was set up in 1859 and produced the first batch of wine in 1864.
It was not really until the 1960s that the wine industry of the Lower Hunter Valley really began to boom due to the closure of local mining operations.
Pokolbin, at the heart of the Hunter Valley, is Australia oldest commercial wine region. With a staggering 120 wineries, and home to award-winning Hunter Valley Gardens, Pokolbin is popular for a short break or day trip.
Situated only 150km (2.5hrs) north of Sydney, the famous Lower Hunter Valley wine region offers an excellent selection of country resorts, golfing resorts, motels and guest houses and hostels to suit every taste and budget. And the spectacular scenery includes views of the magnificent Brokenback Mountains.
Links Relating to the Local Area
Hunter Valley Wine Country
Accommodation - Pokolbin
Hunter Valley Garden Lodge and Harrigans
Chez Vous Villas
Hunter Valley Cooperage
Accommodation - Pokolbin - Hermitage Road.
Thistle Hill Guest House
Accommodation - North Rothbury
Hunter Hideaway Cottages
Cycling Links Bicycles Network Australia