Audrey Wilkinson

New South Wales | Hunter Valley

James' Review

One of the most historic properties in the Hunter Valley, set in a particularly beautiful location and with a very attractive cellar door, has been owned by Brian Agnew and family since 2004. The wines are made from estate-grown grapes, the lion’s share shiraz, the remainder (in descending order) semillon, malbec, verdelho, tempranillo, merlot, cabernet sauvignon, muscat and traminer; the vines were planted from the 1970s to the ’90s. Also has a 3.45ha McLaren Vale vineyard of merlot and shiraz. Exports to the UK, Canada and China.

About

A MAN NAMED AUDREY:
What were his parents thinking? Yet aged only 15 years, with his father having died, Audrey assumed the daunting role of running the family’s vineyard. Audrey was blessed with a wonderful sense of taste, and produced some of the finest wines in Australia.

He left this lasting legacy: “It’s all about the wine.”

Named after one of the pioneers of winemaking in the Hunter Valley, Audrey Wilkinson wines still have a distinctly Hunter Valley focus. Our vineyard is situated on the original site purchased by the Wilkinson family in 1866.

Specialities

Shiraz, semillon, chardonnay

Cellar Door

Information

Visitors to our Cellar Door can wander freely through our winemaking museum, housed in the original winery and showcasing the Wilkinson Family history and our heritage awarded original open cement vats. Also on display are various barrel and wine making tools and equipment also exhibited with an audio visual presentation.

Entry to our museum is free, and is open at the same times as our Cellar Door.

Hours

Open 7 days a week from 10am - 5pm

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Food

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Accommodation

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Mulberry Cottage, located on the Audrey Wilkinson property overlooking the vines, is a spacious modern country house. With four queen sized bedrooms, all with their own ensuite, Mulberry cottage can comfortably accommodate up to 4 couples or entire families.

The Dairy, located on the Audrey Wilkinson property overlooking the vines, is a recently-renovated converted dairy of immense charm. The Dairy offers two queen size bedrooms, spacious living and outdoor areas, a wood-burning fireplace, full kitchen and bathroom.

Facilities

'Mulberry Cottage' features: 4 queen size bedrooms with an ensuite and reverse cycle air conditioning, fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, open fireplace, outdoor patio with BBQ, 2 living areas, sleeps maximum of 8 people.

'The Dairy' features: 2 queen size bedrooms, 1 bathroom, reverse cycle air conditioner, full kitchen, dining and living area, fireplace, outdoor patio with BBQ, private garden, sleeps a maximum of 4 people.

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Details

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Winemaker Jeff Byrne, Xanthe Hatcher
Established 1866
Dozens 40 000
Vineyards (area) 35.33 ha
Opening Hours 7 days 10-5
Address 750 De Beyers Road, Pokolbin, NSW 2320
Telephone (02) 4998 1866
Website www.audreywilkinson.com.au