The Hotel: Estate Tuscany-Pokolbin
Set on 26 acres of countryside in the heart of the Hunter Valley, this Tuscan-style hotel is 2.4km from Piggs Peake Winery and 7km from The Vintage Golf Course, designed by Greg Norman. There are two eateries on-site catering to appetites with a rich menu based on local produce. The Mill Restaurant offers guests a fine dining experience, while The Brokenback Bar presents a cafe-style bar where guests can sample wine and beer from the region. This four-star hotel offers rustic relaxation with no compromise on modern amenities, with views of acres of vineyards and the Brokenback Ranges in the background.
All rooms feature views of the gardens or vineyard. Each room includes air conditioning, heating, a private bathroom, and a lounge area with flat-screen TV and minibar. The resort also includes a swimming pool and in-house masseuse. Guests can take walks in the hotel’s scenic gardens, home to a wonderful range of Australian birds and wildlife, including kangaroos.
Olive Grove Room
- Bed size/type: One queen bed and one double sofa bed (if required)
Standard occupancy: Two people
- Adding occupants above standard:
- $90 per night per adult with breakfast, canapes, $15 food credit and all discounts
- $15 per night per adult, with twin share
- $35 per night per child on bed and breakfast(up to three children)
- Adults are considered as such 12 years old and over
- Children are 11 years old and under
- Rooms feature a bathroom, outdoor setting, air conditioning, mini-bar, tea- and coffee-making facilities, TV, hairdryer, iron and ironing board.
The Area: Hunter Valley
One of Australia’s premier wine-growing regions, the Hunter Valley is a landscape where rolling vineyards are surrounded by native bush and vast farmland. It’s a place where kangaroos skip across paddocks, locals enlighten tourists about hidden gems and an abundance of charming cafés and restaurants await hungry travellers.
Hardworking visitors reward themselves by absconding the city and spending long, carefree days vineyard hopping and enjoying the sprawling bush scenery. With dozens of wineries located nearby, retreaters embark on a self-guided vino adventure or join a tour to hear from the experts.
Foodies experience a variety of fresh food, dining at one of the many cafés for lunch or quality restaurants in the evening. Cheese and chocolate fans are in their element with numerous factories scattered about, including the famous Smelly Cheese Shop. For something different, try horse riding, hot air ballooning, or take a stroll through the beautiful Hunter Valley Gardens. There are also a number of golf courses and day spas within easy reach.