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“Great wines and great view”

Audrey Wilkinson Vineyard
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Audrey Wilkinson Vineyard: Private Picnic with...
Ranked #14 of 117 things to do in Pokolbin
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Owner description: The Wilkinson's were true pioneers of the Australian winemaking industry. Despite two earlier ventures in Australia, the Wilkinson family returned after the brothers Frederick and John had studied winemaking in France and Germany. In 1866 the family acquired the present site of the Audrey Wilkinson vineyard. Living in tents, they cleared the land and planted vines which were sourced from the MacArthur Onslow property. By the early 1900s, Audrey Wilkinson collected awards around Australia for his Hock, claret and fortified wines. Large quantities were exported to London. Audrey committed to leading edge technology which, at the end of the 19th century, included open cement fermenters and steam powered crushers and hoppers. It was here the Audrey Wilkinson legacy was born.
Reviewed December 27, 2012

Did the usual visits to a lot of wineries in the Valley but one that does stand out not only for their excellent wines with some new and unusual mixes but the views over the valley makes it a worth while visit even if you don't drink wine, there is a great museum on the history of the winery going back into the last century and how it all started, they are very good with the amount for the tasting too, definately one of the best in the area and one of the oldest

Thank David C
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Reviewed December 18, 2012 via mobile

This was our second winery visit of the day and was Chosen based upon the reviews in local brochures on the views and cellar door.
There's a lovely little museum with information on the winery. Established in 1883(?) it is one of the more well established. The cellar door is a lovely old homestead with spectacular views over the valley. I could imagine a lovely wedding here. The range of wines was spot on - we purchased a bottle of the gerwutraminer (difficult to spell and impossible to say unless you've had a bottle or two!) which was a little different but very delicious made with 40 year old grapes I believe.
Well worth a visit if just to sit on the wraparound verandah and enjoy the view.

Thank MrsKK10
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Reviewed December 9, 2012

One of the most beautiful scenarios in Hunter Valley. The wine is also as good as the view. The Friendly service makes it almost impossible not to buy a few bottles after tasting it.

Thank maurorisch
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Reviewed December 7, 2012 via mobile

FAVOURITE place in wine country. Absolute amazing views, and wonderful staff that are very knowledgable about their wines and the local region.

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Reviewed November 5, 2012

You need to drive along some unsealed road to get to this winery but it is well worth it. The views are spectacular, the wines are great and the tasting experience was very enjoyable with a knowledgable and personable host. The tasting room is beautifully set out giving a very interesting outline of the winery's history. Of the eight wineries we visited during our stay, this was the best.

Thank Elizabeth255060
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