Hot air ballooning for the experience of a lifetime!
Hot air ballooning is a pursuit like no other, fun, exciting, visual, peaceful and utterly addictive. Whether you are a single person joining one of our groups or a couple looking for that something special, each and every champagne balloon flight makes for an unforgettable and breathtaking aerial adventure.
Moorebank Private Vineyard is a family owned and operated boutique estate, where outstanding wines come from outstanding grapes.
Moorebank specialises in ultra premium wines with straight varietals of Semillon, Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer, Merlot and Shiraz, a range of blends like the Chardonnay Verdelho, Shiraz Merlot and signature styles like the Muscat Liqueur and Sparkling Merlot..
Also available is a small collection of Ginseng infused wines crafted by Shannon the eldest son..
Whilst on this picturesque estate, indulge in wide selection of wine inspired, hand-made condiments, spreads and sauces.
Moorebank Vineyard look forward to seeing you soon, cheers!
Tasting and sales of multi award winning vintage wines that capture distinct varietal character in harmony with full body flavours. Savor new and exciting tastes from Europe with Sangiovese, Tempranillo and Nebbiolo grown here in the Hunter Valley.
The current line up of wines has been developed to showcase true varietal character. These include Semillon, Riesling and Chardonnay in the whites and Shiraz, Tempranillo, Sangiovese and Nebbiolo in the reds. An aged fortified Shiraz and fortified Riesling are also produced.
Having won a number of awards and medals at various wine shows over the years, Pokolbin Estate Vineyard is one of the most successful small vineyards in the Hunter Valley. Come and visit our cellar door to taste their range of premium wines.
Coaches by Appointment only.
There's no place like Briar Ridge.
Nestled amongst the rolling hills of Mount View, Briar Ridge is an iconic vineyard producing classic Hunter Valley wines. Gywn Olsen, the 2014 Gourmet Traveller WINE's Young Winemaker Medal recipient, works her magic as Chief Winemaker and is passionate about producing estate grown wines for the Briar Ridge range.
Enjoy a tasting while taking in the tranquil gardens and mountain views, or why not relax a little longer over an antipasto or cheese plate and be ensconced in the beauty that is Briar Ridge.
The natural beauty of Briar Ridge is also a perfect function or wedding venue.
Established in 1858, Tyrrell’s is one of Australia’s pre-eminent family owned wine companies with vineyards extending from their historic home in the Hunter Valley to the Limestone Coast (South Australia) and Heathcote (Victoria). Headed up by fourth generation family member Bruce Tyrrell, and fifth Generation Chris Tyrrell, Tyrrell’s is home to some of Australia’s most awarded wines, including the iconic Vat 1 Semillon.
The cornerstone of the Tyrrell’s portfolio is their Winemaker’s Selection range – one of Australia’s oldest and most awarded collection of wines, adhering to timeless styles that transcend trends and fads. These five individual wines, including the Vat 1 Semillon, Vat 6 Pinot Noir Vat 8 Shiraz, Vat 9 Shiraz and Vat 47 Chardonnay, all originate from Tyrrell’s finest and oldest vineyards around their historic Pokolbin winery in the Hunter Valley.
The company motto of ‘nothing is great unless it is good’ began with Edward Tyrrell from England, and has been a guiding beacon for the family for more than 150 years. It has been, and will continue to be, the basis of all that Tyrrell’s do. This commitment to quality and the never ending quest by the winemaking team to produce the best wines, has garnered many local and international accolades.
Since 1971, Tyrrell’s has been awarded over 5,000 trophies and medals, and in 2015 alone, was awarded 73 Bronze medals, 45 Silver medals, 37 Gold medals, 3 Top Gold medals, 19 Trophies…plus Wine of Provenance for Johnno’s Shiraz at the Hunter Valley Show for 2004, 2009 and 2013 vintages.
With the fifth generation, Chris, Jane and John, involved in the business, Tyrrell’s will continue to drive family as being pinnacle to the ethos of the company, with the simple philosophy of producing high quality wine that people love to drink.
Calais Estate is a family owned and operated boutique winery set in a picturesque vineyard and is home to the Cellar Door, The Verandah Restaurant and Come What May; a homewares and gift shop.
The Cellar Door is located in the charming colonial-style building built from convict cut bricks and solid timber bridging beams. Calais offers wine tastings every day and features one of the largest boutique wine lists in the Valley. Boasting everything from classic wine varieties, to a range of hand crafted sparkling wines in the French traditional method, unusual wine styles and even apple ciders and balsamic vinegars!
We are unique in the cluttered Australian wine market in that 85% of our domestic sales are directly to consumers and not through the confusing retail shop market place.
This is a wonderful opportunity for us as winemakers, in that we have a special relationship with each of our customers and have the opportunity to listen to Australia’s wine lovers and make wines they want to enjoy.This allows us to be more critical of our methods and be more introspect in our wine making direction.
This opportunity is not available to those producers who are kept at arms length from their ultimate customers. We are lucky enough to have a VIP customer group called Club Equus that has a substantial membership of very loyal and committed customers proud to be a member and have the chance to enjoy wines of this calibre.
As well as a focused direct approach to our domestic sales we are now embarking on exciting export markets that are opening up to us.
Our future direction in export markets are niche sales to restaurants and prestige luxury hotels.
We are very excited with our prospects in this area and our ability to supply increased quantities to these premium establishments.
Already our fine wines can be enjoyed on the best tables in such places as U.S.A., Germany, United Kingdom, Sweden, Cook Islands, Fiji and China.