In the heart of Australian wine country, Pokolbin is a charming rural village in New South Wales. Accessible via a day trip from Sydney, Pokolbin is a perfect destination for those interested in exploring Australian wineries, sampling the produce and exploring the beautiful nature that surrounds the nearby Hunter Valley.
As Pokolbin is in the middle of a well-known Australian wine region, one of the best things to do here is to take winery and vineyard tours in order to see firsthand how wine is produced and to sample the best-loved blends. McGuigan wines and Hope Estate Winery are among favorites -- the latter often hosts frequent events and musical performance to keep visitors entertained. Other great things to do in Pokolbin include wandering the grounds of the beautiful, oriental-inspired Hunter Valley Gardens, or finding a delectable cheese to pair with wine purchases at the Hunter Valley Cheese Company.
The best time to visit Pokolbin is during the spring (September to November) or fall (January to March) when temperatures are pleasant and wineries are open for tours and tastings.