Eagles Rest Wines

Hunter Valley

Star Rating:

www.eaglesrestwines.com.au

Address
Lot 1, 534 Oakey Creek Road, Pokolbin, NSW 2320
Pokolbin
Hunter Valley NSW 2320
Telephone
(02) 4998 6714
Facsimilie
Not Available
Opening Hours
7 days 10-5
Winemaker
Jeff Byrne
Established
2007
Dozen
5000
Vineyards
20 hectares

James' Review

Eagles Rest has flown under the radar since its establishment in 2007, and still does. The estate is planted to 11ha of chardonnay, 10ha shiraz, 6ha semillon and 2ha verdelho.

Author: James Halliday


About this winery

The Hunter’s best kept secret… nestled high in valleys of the Brokenback Range in Pokolbin, Hunter Valley.

Eagles Rest is gold medal winning boutique wine & olive oil producer specialising in premium Semillon (3ha), Chardonnay (8ha), Shiraz (7ha), Cabernet Sauvignon, Verdelho (2ha), Muscat & Olive Oil with less than 5000 cases produced annually with our first vintage produced in 2007.

Inspired by our resident Wedge Tail Eagles, Eagles Rest looks beyond the present and looks towards the future, producing wines made from handpicked low yield grapes with exceptional maturing ability. Experience Eagles Rest’s multi award winning aged Hunter Valley Wines, displaying providence, elegance and presence at our cellar door in Pokolbin along with our Estate grown and pressed extra virgin olive oil & exclusive vineyard tours.

The Eagles Rest Vineyard like many other Hunter Valley Vineyards is most likely one of the earliest planted in Australia dating back to the 1800s. It was planted by the Grand Father of Audrey Wilkinson, Frederick. The original name was "Maluna"! Unfortunately the 1930's struck the Hunter winemaking community with a vengeance and Maluna passed to the hands of the Phillips family and a new life of grazing country. Not until Don Maxwell, a Sydney doctor, originally of Maitland stock, bought the property in 1968 did Maluna return to its former glory under vine named "Maxwells Vineyard".

The vineyard blocks are unique in that some lay in their own small valley, have an outstanding diversity of soils along with fantastic moisture availability. The soils, aspect and hydraulic dynamics of this place truly set it apart from its surrounds. According to many old timers, Eagles Rest laying in its valleys and gorges that run from the Brokenback ridge, is one of the last sites in the Hunter Valley to ever suffer a drought.

Our vision has given the opportunity for the vineyard to express its colours, aromas and flavours like never before. In the past, grapes were grown to be sold, meaning higher tonnage was the aim, compromising the quality of the grapes. Our immediate goal was to produce the highest quality fruit possible by pruning for low yield effectively lowering the crop quantity, removing excessive fruit growth along with many other techniques. Eagles Rest Wines are now the byproduct of these high quality/low yield grapes.

The fruit from the Eagles Rest vineyard has always been highly regarded amongst Pokolbin’s winemakers for its quality. Many great award winning and famous wines have the fruit from Eagles Rest Vineyard in their DNA and none more than our very own.

The wines from Eagles Rest display finesse and elegance. They show a positive acid structure which gives the wines brightness and liveliness. The fruit characters are always well defined and distinctive. All wines are made from carefully selected low yield grapes with age ability in mind, and most importantly quality not quantity.

The Cellar Door

Our Cellar Door is located at our Echo Ridge picturesque Vineyard nestled between the scenic fields and striking ranges of the Hunter Valley. Visitors to our cellar door may taste and purchase a fine range of our premium award winning wines made from hand picked & carefully selected, low yield grapes from our Eagles Rest Vineyard. Our Cellar Door is quite unique, smaller than some and very cosy. It has a European country cottage look and feel, perfectly equipped with a fire place for cold winter days.

Vineyard Tours

Our "Eagles Rest Vineyard" tours take you up to one of the highest elevation points in the Hunter Valley, with views all the way to the Barrington Tops. We are lucky to have a parcel of land known as the "Tree Tops" with trails to take you even higher up to top of the ridge! Breath taking is an under statement. Bookings essential.

The Olives

Eagles Rest is one of the few vineyards in the Hunter region with Olive Trees. With thousands of trees of various varieties. Eagles Rest Extra Virgin Cold Pressed Olive Oil is pressed onsite from the best of these fruits. We also supply bulk EVOO to business who either use the oil for their cooking or infused oils. As of 2016 we also harvest and press the olives of many local businesses.

Specialties

Semillon
Shiraz
Chardonnay
Verdelho
Dessert Verdelho
Cabernet Sauvignon
Muscat

Cellar Door

Sun: 10:00am till 5:00pm
Mon: 9:00am till 5:00pm
Tue: 9:00am till 5:00pm
Wed: 9:00am till 5:00pm
Thu: 9:00am till 5:00pm
Fri: 9:00am till 5:00pm
Sat: 10:00am till 5:00pm

The Cellar Door

Our picturesque cellar door located at our Echo Ridge Vineyard is nestled between the scenic fields and striking ranges of the Hunter Valley. Visitors have a chance to taste and purchase our range of premium award winning single block & estate wines produced from the hand picked & carefully selected low yield grapes from the Eagles Rest Vineyard.

Our Cellar Door is quite unique, smaller than some and very cosy. It has a country cottage look and feel, you will feel like you are at our home. Come and sit around the dinner table next to the toasty fire place in the winter.

Reservations are not required however being a boutique wine producer, we do prefer a reservation (this will be a more intimate and relaxed experience) if you have a large group. Please contact our cellar door for reservations.
Food - Restaurant

Sun: 10:00am till 5:00pm
Mon: 9:00am till 5:00pm
Tue: 9:00am till 5:00pm
Wed: 9:00am till 5:00pm
Thu: 9:00am till 5:00pm
Fri: 9:00am till 5:00pm
Sat: 10:00am till 5:00pm

Cuisine: Olive Oil

Eagles Rest Cold Pressed Extra Virgin Olive Oil - Estate grown and pressed.

Eagles Rest is one of the few estates in the Hunter region with Olive Trees.

With thousands of trees of various varieties, Eagles Rest Olive Oil is bottled onsite from the best of these fruits. Extra-virgin olive oil comes from the first pressing of the olives.

Eagles Rest Extra Virgin Olive Oil is the perfect complement to any meal - Enjoyed on its own, on salad, or for cooking.

Accomodation

The Eagles Rest Villa

A 'stone and rendered' residence with 2 bedrooms upstairs, an old english bathroom, kitchen & large open living areas as well as a deck overlooking the breath taking views over the Estate.

Downstairs has 2 more bedrooms, another bathroom & private tasting room which leads out to an expansive courtyard and garden with BBQ and dining facilities.

Facilities
The house features:

• 4 bedrooms - 1 x king bed, 2 x Queen Beds and 2 x Single Beds (can be rented by 2 bedroom options)

• 2 bathrooms

• Comfortably styled & furnished

• Open plan lounge, dining and full kitchen - complete with most staple foods

• Private tasting room

• Television

• Air conditioning

• Balcony & Out Door Area

• BBQ Area

• Old English Bathroom

• Laundry Facilities on request

• Desk, Ethernet and Wifi

• Views of Hunter Valley
Stocklist

Download the latest stocklist - Eagles Rest Wine List.pdf

Distribution Information

Not Available

International Sales Information

Not Available

Information Provided By: Eagles Rest Wines
  • Event name:
    Heroes Of the Hunter
    Date:
    01 May 2016 to 30 Jun 2016
    Time:
    18:00:PM to 22:00:PM
    Price:
    $0.00
    Description:
    To celebrate the Hunter Valley Wine Festival, Redsalt at the Crowne Plaza has carefully selected 2 of our premium award winning wines, the 2011 Maluna Chardonnay and 2010 Maluna Shiraz, to have a permanent place on their Premium Degustation Menu for all of May & June 2016. Please contact Redsalt for reservations.
  • Event name:
    Historic Vineyard Tours
    Date:
    01 May 2016 to 30 Jun 2016
    Time:
    10:00:AM to 17:00:PM
    Price:
    $0.00
    Description:
    To celebrate this years Hunter Valley Wine Festival, the historic and renowned Eagles Rest Vineyard will be open for the first time to the pubic for a breath taking tour of our stunning vineyard!
  • Event name:
    Hunter Valley Wine Festival
    Date:
    04 Jun 2016 to 04 Jun 2016
    Time:
    10:00:AM to 05:00:AM
    Price:
    $0.00
    Description:
    Eagles Rest Wines will be showcased at The Hunter Valley Wine Festival held at the Crowne Plaza Lovedale.
  • Event name:
    Taste Of Sydney
    Date:
    11 Mar 2016 to 14 Feb 2016
    Time:
    00:00:AM to 22:00:PM
    Price:
    $0.00
    Description:
    Eagles Rest will be showcasing our amazing wines at The Taste Of Sydney 2016 at Centennial Parklands.
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Outstanding winery capable of producing wines of very high quality, and did so this year. Also will usually have at least two wines rated at 95 points or above.

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