Posted Fri 10 Mar 2023 at 08:45am
Want a weekend escape sipping through bottles of different wines? Strap in your pup and head on a road trip to taste some of the best Australian wines at these dog-friendly wineries in the Hunter Valley.
1. Briar Ridge Vineyard
With a pooch hydration station and a Pooch Platter available to order, Briar Ridge might just be your pup’s favourite dog-friendly winery in the Hunter Valley! Book a tasting experience for $10, nibble on the complimentary cheese plate and relax with your pup on their picturesque Wine Deck.
Address: 593 Mount View Road, Mount View, NSW 2325
Mon-Sun: 10 am – 4 pm
2. Pepper Tree Wines
Pepper Tree Wines is a dog-friendly winery in the Hunter Valley that can’t be missed! With various awards and trophies for their range of wines, you’ll surely find one you like. Choose from three different experiences that range from standard wine tasting to exclusive tastings of their Single Vineyard and Museum release wines. Or, grab a bottle of wine and BYO picnic and enjoy a relaxing afternoon outdoors with your pup.
Address: 86 Halls Road, Pokolbin NSW 2320
Mon-Fri: 9 am – 5 pm
Sat & Sun: 9:30 am – 5 pm
3. Gundog Estate
Head to Gundog Estate and grab your pup a Gundog Estate Tail Ale Dog-Friendly Beer while you indulge in their world-class wine-tasting experiences. Don’t furr-get to snap a pic with the iconic red dog statue! If you post a picture on Instagram of Facebook, tag #gundogmoment for the chance to win a 3 pack of Gundog Estate Wines. The competition runs till 1st January 2025 and winners are selected every 3 months.
Address: 101 McDonalds Road, Pokolbin NSW 2320
Mon-Sun: 10 am – 5 pm
4. Glandore Estate Wines
Can you name a better duo than chocolate and wine? Glandore Estate Wines’ Chocolate and Wine pairing is a must-try experience if you’re in the Hunter Valley. For $30 per person, you’ll taste six handcrafted wines, each paired with a delicious chocolate truffle. Your senses will be taken on a tantalising adventure as the wine and chocolate create harmony and balance on your palate.
Address: 1595 Broke Road, Pokolbin NSW 2320
Mon-Sun: 10 am – 5 pm
5. Stomp! Wines
Stomp! Wines is another great dog-friendly winery in Hunter Valley to put on your list. With a gourmet pantry that stocks local produce, you can ‘Create Your Own Platter’ to enjoy with your wine tasting. From flatbread leaves, olives, oils, pickles and jams to wine pastes and fudge, your platter will have you and your pup drooling!
Address: 504 Wilderness Road, Lovedale NSW 2325
Mon: 10 am – 5 pm
Tues & Wed: Closed
Thurs-Sun: 10 am – 5 pm
6. Tintilla Estate Wines
If you want to feel like you’re in the European countryside without having to fly overseas, Tintilla Estate Wines is the place to visit! There are excellent wines for you to try, and you can also taste their delicious estate-grown olives. Your furry friend can sit alongside you as you take in the sun and overlook the boutique vineyard.
Address: 725 Hermitage Road, Pokolbin NSW 2320
Mon-Sun: 10:30 am – 6 pm
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