Making Wine Since
The iconic Sobels cellar door and winery was constructed in the 1993-94 by Kevin Sobels and his friend Graham Walker. The unique design of the main tasting room is a 12-sided shape – a dodecahedron. The timber was sourced from the nearby Watagan mountains and is white mahogany (eucalyptus acmenoides).
The tasting room offers panoramic views of Pokolbin and our landscaped gardens through its 240 degree surrounding windows. The iceberg rose garden is spectacular when flowering! There is also a a spacious verandah where you can choose to relax for a tasting outdoors – and where dogs are welcome too.
At each end of the tasting room are our covered barbeque areas, featuring long tables and catering for groups of up to 40. Please contact us on 02 49987766 to book the area for your group get-together, and arrange the use of our stainless steel gas barbeque.
Behind the cellar door room is our small private tasting room (seats 10-12) and beyond that, our winery. The winemaking team craft our range of wines from Hunter Valley fruit sourced from our own 20 acre vineyard as well as from a small group of local growers. They also make a range of cooler climate wines from the Hilltops region (around Young). Our winery is small but well equipped and even boasts one of the Hunter Valley’s few bottling lines, allowing us to produce wine end-to-end from vineyard to bottle.
Sobels Wines plays host to the very popular Handmade in the Hunter markets. Markets run on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month, along with the Sunday of long weekends, from 9am to 3pm.