Think Hunter, think Tyrrell’s Wines. An outstanding cellar door experience. The Hunter Valley is a playground for wine and food lovers – and an occasional round of golf or a health retreat – think great experiences all around.

The cellar door experience in the Hunter can be found everywhere you look. Travelling along Broke Road you’ll find one of the best, on the left hand side of the road heading west, past Harrigan’s Irish Pub.

Daily at 10.30am, a tour of the Tyrrell’s winery takes place, departing from the Cellar Door.

Experience firsthand the old oak vats and historic red-dirt cellar still in full operation.

You will also see the original iron bark hut that Edward Tyrrell lived in and the Short Flat Vineyard, home of Australia’s most awarded white wine, Vat 1 Semillon, with its vines first planted in 1923.

Head back to the cellar door for a tasting and a chat with the staff about the range of wines and possibly buy a few bottles to take with you on your journey. If you are looking for Vat 1 ask about the private tasting room.

While you are tasting these multi awarded wines, you will be reminded that Tyrrell’s is one of Australia’s pre-eminent family-owned wine companies with vineyards extending from their historic home in the Hunter Valley (NSW) to Heathcote (VIC).

Headed up by fourth generation family member Bruce Tyrrell, and fifth generation Chris Tyrrell, this winery is home to some of Australia’s most awarded wines, including the iconic Vat 1 Semillon and medal-winning 2014 Vat 8 Shiraz Cabernet – RRP $75.00

  • Try it with: rare roast beef or a big beef stew.
  • Where: 1838 Broke Road, Pokolbin, Hunter Valley, NSW
  • When: Cellar Door is open Monday to Saturday 9am-5pm and Sunday 10am-4pm
  • Book a tasting: 02 4993 7028
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  • Tyrrell’s recommends: Stay at Spicers Vineyards Estate, just down the track at 555 Hermitage Road for an exceptional weekend away.

Spicers Vineyards Estate offer fine dining at Restaurant Botanica, luxury accommodation, a spa tub and free bicycles. You can pedal off or walk to visit some nearby boutique winemakers at Piggs Peake Winery or Tintilla Estate Vineyard Olive Grove only minutes away. Pick up a bottle of their olive oil while you are there.

What better way to spend a weekend?