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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

Saturday, February 11, 2017 - Saturday, December 30, 2017
Kevin Sobels Wines, Pokolbin

These local markets have the reputation for being the longest running, 100 per cent handmade market in the winery area. In fact, it is one that tour buses regularly plan into their itineraries. Every item in every stall is handmade by the person selling it to you and they love to talk about their work and ideas. They take great pride in the fact that when you buy something from here, you are taking a little bit of the Hunter home with you. The markets are held on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month, Saturday and Sunday of long weekends, plus 'special event' markets.

The Grape Escape

Saturday, April 29, 2017
Hope Estate

Get ready for a stellar line up of some of Australia’s greatest and best loved bands as they prepare to rock the Hunter Valley at The Grape Escape!
This show promises to deliver all your favourite Australian superstar rock acts on the one stage, as Hope Estate proudly presents The Grape Escape. Music, food and wine – they go hand-in-hand and there are few things more pleasurable than experiencing them all at once.
The Grape Escape will be a super filled afternoon with some of Australia’s most well-loved bands gracing the stage: Hoodoo Gurus, You Am I, Ratcat, Steve Kilbey of The Church, GANGgajang, The Allniters, and The Kids.

Love in the Vines

Sunday, April 30, 2017
Lindeman Estate, Pokolbin

Not just another 'wedding expo' - Love in the Vines, brought to you by 'Your Hunter Valley Wedding Planner' magazine is an amazing, unique and creative Hunter Valley wedding festival!
On the day you can expect live music and free entertainment, to be pampered in the Pamper Pavilion, free workshops and seminars, fashion parades, prizes and goodie bags, food stalls and woodfired pizzas, wine tastings and much, much more!

Grapest 5km Run

Saturday, May 6, 2017
Domaine de Binet 469 Lovedale Road, Hunter Valley, NSW.

You've never run a race quiet like this one! The latest crazy thing to hit Australia is the Grapest 5K Run... sip happens!
They’re going to take you on an outdoor evening adventure… a fun run with a cork-stopping twist. Imagine running through the vineyards and trails of some of the most exquisite wine regions in Australia at dusk - a five kilometre or 10 kilometre sunset run - followed by a one kilometre wine tasting walk! One kilometre, four wine tasting stations, eight beautiful wines.
It is just long enough to get the heart rate up if that’s your thing, short enough to suit the more laid-back adventurer, and just right for everyone! Whether you’re a running enthusiast, a lover of fine wines, or just love a great time out, the Grapest 5K Run is a race like no other. Whatever you prefer, you will never have another experience like the Grapest 5K Run! And then let’s party... stay as the sun sets… play, take a tour, kick back, and have a blast with live band, 'Hurricane Fall'

Lovedale Long Lunch

Saturday, May 13, 2017

A two day wine and food extravaganza in Lovedale - the heart of the Hunter Valley.

Take part in the progressive style lunch where you can sample gourmet foods from local restaurants and fine wine from a selection of Lovedale wineries and vineyards.

Wineries to visit:

Allandale Winery
Emma's Cottage Vineyard
Gartelmann Estate
Saltire Wines
Sandalyn Estate
Tatler Wines
Wandin Hunter Valley

Snowtime in the Gardens

Sunday, June 25, 2017 - Monday, July 17, 2017
Hunter Valley Gardens, Broke Road, Pokolbin

Chill out for the Winter school holidays on a 14 by 35 metre real Ice Skating Rink, 25 metre Ice Toboggan and play in the man-made Snow Play Zone! There will be lots of fun for the whole family with a giant snow globe, games, warm beverages and hearty food. Plus see the Husky dogs and the amazing ice sculptor carve something incredible on the weekends.

Love on the Lawn Wedding Festival

Sunday, September 17, 2017
10am -4pm
Hope Estate, Pokolbin

Love on the Lawn is Australia's first wedding festival! A chilled festival vibe and a relaxed day out for the wedding industry to showcase their products and services to happy brides to be.
Now in its fourth year, Love on the Lawn is a fair with a distinct difference, a beautiful setting and diverse wedding vendors on display. The festival is a visual feast of colour and creativity with expert advice, live entertainment, wine tastings, food sampling, celebrity MCs and fashion shows.
The girls can take in a fashion parade and the boys can grab a beer in the man cave whilst getting measured for a suit.
Find all your wedding vendors in a chilled day out in the vines. What's not to love!


Folk In Broke

Sorry. We are fully booked for this event.

Saturday, September 30, 2017
McNamara Park, Broke

Described as "Intimate Musical Glory at its Sweetest Roots” Folk In Broke is returning to picturesque McNamara Park Broke on Saturday September 30, 2017

With a musical footprint encompassing folk, blues, country, roots & world it’s sure to be a huge celebration in Broke!!

Rose Spectacular @ Hunter Valley Gardens

Saturday, October 7, 2017 - Saturday, October 28, 2017
Broke Road, Pokolbin

Take the opportunity to see Hunter Valley Gardens blooming with millions of blooms, throughout the annual Rose Spectacular. See 35,000 rose bushes in over 125 different varieties. The majority of the roses are grown at Hunter Valley Gardens are of the fragrant variety, after all, a rose without perfume just isn't a rose! Includes rose talks and demonstrations.

Dates yet to be confirmed.

Opera in the Vineyards

Saturday, October 14, 2017
Chateau Elan Hunter Valley, Vintage Drive, Pokolbin, NSW 2320

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 at this stunning new venue.

Pokolbin Pride

Friday, October 20, 2017 - Sunday, October 22, 2017

Newcastle’s cutest export DJ Mason Andrews and Central Coast local Daniel Turner are locked in as the  talent for the Saturday night party with more Australian acts to follow shortly.

Get in early and book your Hunter Valley accommodation early.. year one saw more than 600 people visit the festival and numbers are set to rise!

The  official events for year two will be consolidated over three days – here’s the beginnings of the festival calendar;
•Friday 20th October – Welcome Dinner at Nanna Kerr’s Kitchen 7pm
•Saturday 21st October – Pokolbin Pride Party from 6.30pm to 1am
•Sunday 22nd October – Recovery Party 12-4pm
•Sunday 22nd October – Closing Reception 5pm – 7.30pm.

Balloon Fiesta

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Enjoy a spectacular ballooning adventure, flying with around twenty colourful balloons, then indulge in a delicious champagne breakfast on the deck at Peterson's Champagne House.
Balloons will take to the skies over the beautiful Hunter Valley at sunrise on the mornings of one weekend only in October to delight passengers and spectators alike.


Midnight Oil - The Great Circle 2017

Saturday, October 21, 2017
Hope Estate, Pokolbin

Midnight Oil, the legendary rockers and agitators, are preparing their first world tour in over two decades and will be performing an unmissable show amongst the vineyards of the majestic Hunter Valley at Hope Estate.

Special guests are Birds of Tokyp & Ash Grunwald.

Christmas Lights Spectacular

Saturday, November 4, 2017 - Friday, January 26, 2018
Hunter Valley Gardens, Broke Road, Pokolbin

Now in its eleventh year, Christmas Lights Spectacular has become a family tradition and it's on again with millions of Christmas lights on display! With sound and light displays, live entertainment and a special appearance from Santa, this is an event for all ages.
Also up until Christmas, have your photo taken with Santa by a professional photographer. Special night rates apply. Accommodation packages available.


Saturday, November 4, 2017
Hope Estate, Broke Road, Pokolbin NSW 2320

Get ready to return to the 80s in November 2017! Abstract Entertainment and Hope Estate is proud to announce five of the biggest 80s International music acts Paul Young, Go West, The Cutting Crew, Wang Chung and Taylor Dayne will be joined by Australia’s own John Paul Young and the Allstars, Pseudo Echo and The Chantoozies for an unforgettable 80s Fest in the Hunter Valley on Saturday, 4th November.

 The incredible lineup features some of the best artists of the era from three continents. Fans will be serenading the vineyards with some of the most memorable songs of the time including Love of the Common People, Wherever I Lay My Hat, We Close Our Eyes, The King Of Wishful Thinking, I just Died In Your Arms Tonight, Let¬ís Go, Tell It To My Heart .. and they are just the international chart toppers!

Cat Stevens 50th Anniversary Tour

Saturday, December 2, 2017
Roche Estate- Broke Road Pokolbin

British singer-songwriting legend and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Yusuf / Cat Stevens will tour Australia & New Zealand in November and December. A Cat’s Attic “Peace Train Tour” commemorates the 50th Anniversary of his first major hit single and debut album Matthew & Son released in 1967.This 50th Anniversary Tour is going to be an unmissable night for fans.

  • 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