DEGEN

New South Wales | Hunter Valley

James' Review

In June 1997 marine engineer Tom Degen, together with IT project manager wife Jean, took a weekend drive to the Hunter Valley with no particular plan in mind, but as a consequence of that drive, became the owners of an 11ha wild, heavily wooded bush block, dotted with boulders, with no fencing or water. The weekend drive became an every weekend drive to mount their John Deere tractor and slowly but surely clear tonnes of timber, remove the boulders, build a dam and work the soil. In Sept 2001 they planted 1.8ha of shiraz, 1.7ha chardonnay and 1ha semillon, and by '13 opened the cellar door and Vine Stay (now accommodating 20 guests).

About

Degen is our surname and is German in origin, meaning fencing sabre or sword. This is depicted across our branding by an antique block print of a man in lunge position, fencing with his sabre. The lunge position is a “balanced” position, highlighting our philosophy of balance in vineyard management to produce well balanced premium quality grapes for fine wine.

Degen Wines is a family owned enterprise. Thomas and Jean planted the vineyard on September 11, 2001, opening the Cellar Door in September 2013.

In 2015 they acquired accommodation on the adjoining block to the vineyard, located high above the surrounding vineyards with sweeping views across the Brokenback Range,
the 54 acre estate of Degen Wines is privately set in the beating heart of the Hunter Valley wine country and sleeps 20 guests.

Awarded 2018 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for providing consistently outstanding experiences and whose owners who offer first-class customer service to their guests.

Specialities

Semillon, chardonnay and shiraz. Showcasing strictly Single Vineyard Wines.

Cellar Door

Information

Our Cellar Door opened in September 2013, and is a fresh addition to the Hunter’s prized Single Vineyard offerings and provides a personalised approach to cellar door hospitality.

Hours

Open Friday to Sunday 10am - 5pm

Details are correct at time of writing

Please check winery website for up to date details

Accommodation

Information

Located high above the surrounding vineyards with sweeping views across the Brokenback Range, the 54 acre estate of Degen Wines is privately set in the beating heart of Pokolbin in the Hunter Valley wine country. Accommodating 20 guests in luxury surroundings. Awarded 2018 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for providing consistently outstanding experiences and whose owners offer first-class customer service to their guests.

Details are correct at time of writing

Please check winery website for up to date details

Details

Rating
Winemaker Liz Jackson
Established 2001
Dozens 1880
Vineyards (area) 4.5 ha
Opening Hours Fri-Sun 10-5
Address 365 Deasys Road, Pokolbin, NSW 2320
Telephone 0437 661 993
Website www.degenwines.com.au