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Audrey Wilkinson-Hunter valley

Written by Aksel Ritenis

Audrey Wilkinson-Hunter Valley

What were his parents thinking?

Yet aged only 15 years, with his father having died, Audrey assumed the daunting role of running the family’s vineyard.

Audrey was blessed with a wonderful sense of taste and produced some of the finest wines in Australia.

He left this lasting legacy:

“It’s all about the wine!.”

The Hunter Valley has lots of cellar doors but one of the great experiences is the  Audrey Wilkinson Premium Wine Tasting!  On my last visit, the wine man was Brian who was not only a pleasant and entertaining host,.. but also very knowledgeable. After tasting a sparkling, three whites and three reds plus a sticky even I,.. was tempted to join the Wine Club,..but as a Wine Journalist and having been in the trade for over 20 years,…I can hardly keep up the pace of tasting and writing up samples as it is.


 Audrey Wilkinson is one of the Hunter’s oldest vineyards. Their $15 Premium Wine Tasting menu is very well ordered, and it takes you on an exceptional journey. The beautiful scenery and landscape outside the Cellar Door are impressive and the winery is situated in one of the best spots in the Hunter Valley.  if you are a serious wine aficionado it’s useful to know that many of our readers have actually recommended the  Heritage Cellar Experience. This gives you the opportunity to Ages Wines from the Museum,..and any Tasting fees you pay,..will be reimbursed or deducted from the price of a decent purchase.

Some of the Audrey Wilkinson range of wines are available in Sydney Retail shops including the very good Hunter Valley Semillon and the Hunter Shiraz. Retail Stockists include Dan Murphy and Liquorland.


Audrey Wilkinson

Address: 750 De Beyers Rd, Pokolbin NSW 2320

You visited 3 years ago

Hours: Closed ⋅ Opens 10AM Mon

Phone: (02) 4998 1866

About the author

Aksel Ritenis

Publisher and Custodian of the Sydney Times

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