First Creek Wines is the family business of Greg Silkman (managing director and winemaker), son Shaun Silkman (chief operating officer and winemaker) and Shaun’s wife Liz (née Jackson, chief winemaker). The quality of the wines has been consistently exemplary and there is every reason to believe this will continue in the years to come. Associated business First Creek Winemaking Services is the main contract winemaker operating in the Hunter Valley. Exports to the US, Canada, Ireland, Singapore, Japan and China.
First Creek is a working winery in the heart of Hunter Valley Wine Country, offering a multi-faceted visitor experience:
- View the inner sanctum of the winery through the picture window at First Creek’s mezzanine tasting room,
- Start your day at First Creek at 10:30am and join our daily winery and bottling line tour to get closer to the action and learn how a wine is made, from bunch to bottle ($5pp)
- Taste a diverse selection of classic and emerging varieties, with something suitable for everyone’s price, palate and preference.
- First Creek will arm you with the knowledge and expertise to get the most out of your Hunter Valley experience.
The First Creek range of wines is carefully crafted to showcase the company’s winemaking expertise, with a string of major show successes and accolades over the past years bearing testament to the skill and passion of its winemaking team, led by Liz Jackson. In recent years, Liz Jackson was; crowned the Winemaker of the Year at the Hunter Valley Legends and Wine Industry Awards, a finalist in the Gourmet Traveller WINE, Winemaker of the Year Awards and named as one of the top ten people to watch in SMH Sydney Magazine.
Recent wine successes have included trophies for Best Chardonnay at the 2012 Hunter Valley Wine Show and Best Red Wine at the 2011 NSW Wine Awards. Additionally First Creek have been rated a 5 star winery in James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion for four successive years, 2011 I 2012 I 2013 I 2014.
First Creek Wines really is a winery not to be missed.