The Pokolbin South Trail is located on the southern side of Pokolbin, stretching from Broke Road to Oakey Creek Road and encapsulating the Parish of Pokolbin.
Officially established in the 1880s, the ‘Parish’ is the oldest wine region in Australia, encompassing some of the region’s best viticulture sites. Although much of the Hunter Valley region is labelled ‘Pokolbin’, the Parish of Pokolbin is a very distinct area lying at the foothills of the Brokenback Range in the southern
part of the Valley. As a result, the area includes the names of some of the early pioneering families who continue to leave their mark on the wine industry.
Unsurprisingly, it’s home to many of the area’s most popular places to wine, dine, shop, stay and play – and back in 2010, several such destinations came together to form the Parish of Pokolbin group and build on the area’s solid foundation of history, heritage and unique character. The ideal viticultural conditions of the
Pokolbin South Trail produce some of the most highly regarded examples of the acclaimed Hunter Valley wine styles of Shiraz, Semillon, Verdelho and Chardonnay, promising an authentic and unique curated wine experience for both the novice and expert wine enthusiast.
In addition to classic Hunter wines, you’ll also find varieties not commonly seen in the region like Tempranillo, Fiano, Grenache, Vermentino, and Nebbiolo.
Hungerford Hill, Hunter Valley (Courtesy: Hungerford Hill)