What is Pokolbin known for?

What is Pokolbin known for?

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: 03/04/2024

Reading time: 2 mins

In the heart of the Hunter Valley wine region, you will find the lively town of Pokolbin.

Pokolbin is known for having some of the top wineries in the Hunter Valley, also known for being the wine capital. These wineries have award-winning wines and excellent fine dining restaurants.

To discover the best of Pokolbin, read on to find out the best wineries to visit and other places to go to!


There are so many great wineries in Pokolbin to visit to taste some of the local wines. The wineries usually have taste testing available at a fee with some recommending to book online.

If you are overwhelmed by the choice of wineries to visit, we recommend Sobels Wines, Tyrrell’s, Tempus Two, and Pepper Tree Wines.

Brokenwood Wines and Roche Estate have a restaurant attached that has mouth-watering meals.

Stay in Pokolbin

Pokolbin provides different accommodation options from luxury stays to budget-friendly motels. There is a lot of accommodation available in the area, so you will be spoilt for choice.
Ideally, to explore Pokolbin and other parts of Hunter Valley, you will want about three days in the area.

Hunter Valley Gardens

Within Pokolbin is the Hunter Valley Gardens, a beautiful area with a range of stunning plants.

Ideally, you will want to spend around three to four hours walking around the gardens to see the individual gardens.

Not only does the Hunter Valley Gardens showcase the exotic and native plants, but there are a range of events and even the Shopping Village to see! The most exciting event to not miss is the annual Christmas Lights Spectacular!

Hunter Valley Chocolate Company

Are you a sweet tooth? The Chocolate Company will cure all chocolate cravings. Here you can enjoy a delicious hot chocolate, try a flavoursome gelato, or buy some fudge and a range of chocolates.

Hunter Valley Smelly Cheese Shop

It is only right for there to be a cheese shop in the middle of a wine region. The Hunter Valley Smelly Cheese Shop has a selection of the very best international and Australian cheeses.
Why not stay for some food and enjoy a cheese toastie, the classic cheesecake, and some burgers.

You can visit Pokolbin in a day or spend three days exploring Hunter Valley. Whether you drive yourself or book a tour, Pokolbin is the town to visit in the region.

Cameron Ward
Cameron Ward
Managing Director at Sightseeing Tours Australia

Cameron Ward turned his travel passion into a thriving Australian tourism business. Before he co-founded his own business, Sightseeing Tours Australia, he was enjoying being a Melbourne tour guide. Even now, Cameron delights in helping visitors from all around the world get the most out of their incredible Australian trip. You’ll see Cameron leading tours or writing about his favourite Australian places where he shares his local insights.