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Pokolbin Village


Hunter Valley Concerts and Events

Pokolbin Village is located within a short walk to the concert and event venues of Hope Estate & Tempus Two (adjacent to Pokolbin Village), the Hunter Valley Gardens and only a 5 minute drive from Bimbadgen Estate and Tyyrell's Vineyard.

Pokolbin Village also offers return shuttle transport to and from local event locations for your convenience. Enquire with Reception for booking details.

Handmade Hunter Markets

Monday, January 1, 2018 - Monday, December 31, 2018
2nd and 4th Saturday of the month
Kevin Sobels Wines

Handmade in the Hunter Markets - where you will discover the variety and quality of goods grown, made and crafted by Hunter Valley artisans.

Held in the picturesque gardens of award-winning Kevin Sobels Wines in Pokolbin, the markets allow the authenticity of handmade produce and wares, and the talent of Hunter Valley artisans to shine.

As a meet-the-maker market, you will meet and talk with the grower, maker or artist behind each of the expertly-crafted and truly unique "Handmade in the Hunter" creations.

Come along to see, taste, try, buy and marvel for yourself at what the vibrant Hunter Valley artistic and creative community has to offer. 

Wollombi Music Festival

Friday, September 21, 2018 - Saturday, September 22, 2018

Wollombi Music Festival returns for an expanded 9th year on Friday & Saturday September 21 & 22 2018 at the beautiful 'Cranky Rock' site, just a 5 minute drive from the historic village of Wollombi.

The Friday night will be a limited ticket affair with gates opening at 3pm & live music on our Big Yengo stage from 7 till 10:30pm then a campfire jam around one of our legendary firepits. There will be  a sweet mix of food stalls catering for all tastes including vegetarian & vegan, market stalls & our well stocked bar. 

The Saturday will see the festival in full swing with 2 stages filled with an eclectic mix of artists, quality market stalls, great food & drinks at reasonable prices, a designated 'Mini Wollombi' Kidsfest area, our epic drum circle, Silent Disco & roving performers. 

'Cranky Rock' is nestled in a scenic valley & provides perfect adjacent & flat camping areas for both tent & van campers. Wollombi is colorful, friendly, a coming together of music & community but most of all it's a GREAT party! 

Hunter Valley Balloon Fiesta

Friday, September 28, 2018 - Monday, October 1, 2018
Balloon Aloft Pokolbin

The annual Balloon Aloft Hunter Valley Fiesta will take to the skies over the Hunter Valley from the 28th September to 1st October 2018 in an amazing display of colour and excitement! Each day will see upward of twenty-five hot air balloons from all around the country launch together at sunrise and float majestically over the Hunter Valley wine country. Come join in the excitement as a passenger or follow along from the ground.

The best way to view the fiesta is definitely as passengers on board one of the twenty or more balloons that will take to the skies at sunrise each morning.  You can book your space on one of our fiesta flights for the experience of a life time; the excitement begins just before dawn as more than twenty hot air balloons are inflated in the launch field - make sure to have your camera ready, it's quite the spectacle - then take off and drifting over the Hunter Valley vineyards for an hour in the company of a fleet of hot air balloons. Celebrations continue after the flight back at Peterson House Winery with live music, a gourmet breakfast and a champagne tasting to wrap up an exciting and fun-filled morning.

Opera in the Vine

Saturday, October 6, 2018
Hope Estate

Indulge your senses with an evening of elegance, style and sophistication! 

We are thrilled and excited to announce that in 2018 this much-loved annual celebration of food, wine and opera will take on a brand-new look, and be staged for the very first time INDOORS in a magnificent barrel room at the AWARD-WINNING Hope Estate.

Concertgoers can enjoy the comfortof an indoor facility, stunningly lined with wine barrels. Plus, you will thrill to the superior sound and breathtaking acoustics to make the experience unforgettable.

So, arrive early, grab a glass of wine or bubbles and wander around the lawns indulge your senses, and enjoy the beautiful views across the valley. 

We are proud to present four of our best and most-loved opera stars, soprano Greta Bradman, mezzo Milijana Nikolic, thrilling tenor Rosario La Spina and sensational young baritone Sam Roberts-Smith, who will delight you with their breathtaking voices and bold stage charisma. Joining them. And we welcome back Maestro Stephen Mould to accompany the artists on piano, accompanied by strings. 

We’re thrilled to announce the gloriously funny and brilliantly witty Stuart Maunder will be our MC for the evening, sure to delight with a unique brand of comedy and insight into the world of opera! Expect plenty of laughs and delicious surprises!

Let your spirits soar as these international stars lead you on a journey through some of the most beautiful arias and duets ever written. Even the ‘opera-shy’ will be familiar with these unforgettable masterpieces, brought to vibrant life indoors in the comfort of a great barrel room.

And be sure to enquire about the wonderful dinner and supper packages to make this a truly memorable experience and a wonderful excuse for a day or weekend away.

Opera in the Vineyards is a definite highlight in anyone’s spring calendar!

Jazz In The Vineyards

Saturday, November 24, 2018
Hope Estate

People get ready! You heard it through the grapevine… The Hunter Valley wine region is set to party again to the groovy sounds of jazz.

This spring will see it come alive for the very first time to the magic of Motown, that’ll be sure to have people in the party mood from the very first note.

Who better to perform these classic Motown hits than international jazz great, James Morrison, and his hot swingin’ band. Expect to hear all the hits like ‘Heard it Through the Grapevine’, ‘Dancing in the Streets’, ‘Get Ready’, ‘You Can’t Hurry Love’, ‘What’s Going On’, ‘My Girl’… and plenty more.

Shania Twain

Saturday, December 8, 2018
Hope Estate

Shania Twain is coming to the Hunter Valley on her first Australian tour in almost two decades.

The world’s top-selling female country artist and five-time Grammy Award winner will perform all her hits at Hope Estate on December 8.

  • Great location for touring the Hunter Valley. Very comfortable suite with good size bedroom & lounge with TV, fridge, tea/coffee making facilities. Good swimming pool with sun loungers. Very helpful reception staff & handy parade of small shops on-site.

    Edie, March 2017
  • The rooms are clean, the bed is comfortable and the ensuite bathroom has a great shower and lovely big fluffy towels. There is a separate lounge area with free wifi, and CD and DVD player. The pool looks very inviting and there is a tennis court. There is an easy walk to Blaxlands Inn Restaurant and if it is too dark when returning to your room, there is a courtesy bus.

  • Everything about this property was amazing! Especially the friendly service. Nothing was too difficult for the staff who went out of their way to help us. From the moment we arrived, we were genuinely greeted and every offer was made to be super accommodating. The room was perfect value for money considering we were staying there over a weekend. The room was also a lot bigger than what we thought it would be so we were very impressed. The bed was soft and warm and the shower was good too. It had a separate lounge and bedroom so more then plenty of space for a couple.