Explore Like A Local

Where the locals go and what the locals know

This page contains little known things to do around the wine country area that the locals know about and you might want to discover.  It is intended to help find the things that you are most interested in and get the most out of your visit. These things happen on a daily or weekly basis and may require booking ahead.  Each section is organised by locality (Pokolbin, Hermitage, Lovedale, Nulkaba, Mount View, Broke, Wollombi) to help find what is closest to you.

Any monthly, annual or larger events are  published on our facebook page, Handmade in the Hunter Markets, every Monday morning at 6am.

Wine History and Wine Making Tours


Pepper Tree Wines (POKOLBIN)

  • Sunday
  • 10am & 12pm
  • Behind the Scene Winery Tour
  • Book 02 4909-7107

Tyrrell’s Wines (POKOLBIN)

  • Daily
  • 10:30am
  • $5/person (children free)
  • Approx. 1 hour
  • Enclosed shoes required
  • 4993-7000

McGuigan Wines (POKOLBIN)

  • Daily
  • 12pm (arrive 15 min prior to tour)
  • $5/person (no children under 14 yrs)
  • Approx 45 min.
  • Enclosed shoes required
  • 4998 4111