Audrey Wilkinson

New South Wales | Hunter Valley

James' Review

Audrey Wilkinson is one of the most historic and beautiful properties in the Hunter Valley, known for its stunning views and pristine vineyards. It was, in fact, the first vineyard planted in Pokolbin, in 1866. The property was acquired in 2004 by the late Brian Agnew and has been owned and operated by his family since. The wines, made predominantly from estate-grown grapes, are released in three tiers: Audrey Series, Winemakers Selection and Reserve, the latter only available from the cellar door. Exports to the US, Canada, UK, Finland and Czech Republic.

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

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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

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.

Details

Rating
Winemaker Jeff Byrne, Xanthe Hatcher
Established 1866
Dozens 30 000
Vineyards (area) 35.33 ha
Opening Hours Open 7 days a week from 10am - 5pm
Address 750 De Beyers Road, Pokolbin, NSW 2320
Telephone (02) 4998 1866
Website www.audreywilkinson.com.au