Book A Wine Tasting Experience
For over 125 years Tulloch has been dedicated to crafting wines and experiences that reach beyond the bottle. We offer a range of unique & educational tasting experiences in our stunning Pokolbin Cellar Door positioned amongst a leafy vineyard setting at the foothills of the Brokenback Mountain Range.
At Tulloch we are proudly inclusive & family friendly with our unique Junior Tasting Experience and Teen Kombucha Tasting Experience (also suitable for non-drinkers) available as an add-on to any tasting experience. Many of our experiences also include a generous local cheese and charcuterie board or gourmet vegetarian board.
Bookings are recommended and can be accessed below for groups of up to 10 people, or get in touch for larger bookings or if you would like our assistance.
As we allocate private tasting areas to bookings, all visitors to our Cellar Door require a booking including Kids, Teens & non-drinkers.
To book our Junior Experience or Teens Kombucha Tasting, first select your desired wine tasting then add the required number of Children or Teens in the participant's field.
Are kids allowed at wine tastings in the Hunter Valley?
Every winery will have its own rules, but the Hunter Valley is very child-friendly. Tulloch Wines is proud to be a family-friendly venue.
At Tulloch, we offer our famous Junior Experience. Let the kids get involved and keep them entertained whilst you enjoy your wine tasting. Four different drinks & four matching snacks (nut free) are presented along with a fun activity page. Alternatively, our Teens Kombucha Tasting is perfect for the Teenegaers or non-drinkers of the group, a selection of Mailer McGuire specialty Kombucha is paired with a local cheese box.
To book our Junior Experience or Teens Kombucha Tasting, first select your desired wine-tasting experience then add the required number of Children or Teens in the participant's field.
Do you need to book at Hunter Valley Wineries?
At Tulloch, we are open for walk-in wine tastings, subject to availability. However, it is best to secure your spot (especially for a large group) with a booking so that we can have everything ready to go upon your arrival. If you are visiting several wineries, it is also a wonderful experience to take a tour of the region. You can find a list of recommended Hunter Valley tour operators here.
How far is the Hunter Valley?
Australia's oldest wine region, the Hunter Valley is located an easy 2-hour drive from Sydney and 45 minutes from Newcastle & Port Stephens.
Tulloch Wines is centrally located in Pokolbin. Click here for driving directions to Tulloch Wines.
When is the best time to visit the Hunter Valley for a wine tasting?
The best time to visit the Hunter Valley for a wine tasting largely depends on your preferences and the experience you seek, which can be largely led by the lifecycle of the vineyard and the seasons.
March to May is often considered the prime season for Hunter Valley wine tasting. During this time, the weather remains pleasant, and the vineyards transform into a range of reds and golds as the grapevines change colours.
In the Hunter Valley, seasons are not just markers of change but opportunities for unique experiences. From the Tulloch Hunter Members Lunch in June to the Beer & Wine Festival at Rydges Hunter Valley, there's no shortage of events that showcase the region's vibrant spirit.
Budburst occurs in mid-August to September, with the vibrant early shoot and leaf growth throughout September and October. New vintage white releases typically occur from April to August, and new vintage reds making their debut from September to December, inviting sunny afternoons and balmy nights.
The Hunter Valley also lights up during the holiday season with the Christmas Lights Spectacular at Hunter Valley Gardens, a visual delight for visitors.
By December and January, berry ripening singals the impending harvest, a celebratory event that typically spans from late January to February or early March. The cycle then comes full circle as winter dormancy sets in from April to August, providing a well-deserved rest for the vines.
Is Tulloch Wines an Accessible Venue?
Yes, mobility parking spaces are available with direct level access to our Cellar Door. Guide & Support dogs are welcome inside and other dogs on the balcony. If you have specific mobility requirements, please let us know so we can help to accommodate your arrival and visit.