Audrey Wilkinson Vineyard
Audrey Wilkinson Vineyard
4.5
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Set on the crest of a hill, the cellar door has 360-degree views of the picturesque patchwork of vines and paddocks of the Hunter Valley. The sandstone and timber building tips its hat to the history of the vineyard. The Wilkinson's were true pioneers of the Australian winemaking industry. Despite two earlier ventures in Australia, the Wilkinson family returned after the brothers Frederick and John had studied winemaking in France and Germany. In 1866 the family acquired the present site of the Audrey Wilkinson vineyard. Living in tents, they cleared the land and planted vines which were sourced from the MacArthur Onslow property. By the early 1900s, Audrey Wilkinson collected awards around Australia for his Hock, claret and fortified wines. Large quantities were exported to London. Audrey committed to leading edge technology which, at the end of the 19th century, included open cement fermenters and steam powered crushers and hoppers. It was here the Audrey Wilkinson legacy was born.
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  • jesswatson15
    Guildford, United Kingdom9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful winery and people!
    Can't recommend visiting Audrey Wilkinson enough! Fantastic visit, with Allie as our lovely wine guide. They were so attentive, generous, welcoming and informative! We'll definitely be back next time we're in the Hunter :) Thank you Allie! Jess and Nick x
    Dear Jess, Wow!! What a lovely review about Allie! Thank you for taking the time to write to us during your visit to our Cellar Door. I will be sure to pass on your wonderful feedback to them in due course. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind Regards, Brian Rooney Operations Manager
    Written 27 April 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 27 April 2023
  • Nicki T
    Sydney, Australia15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Everything was amazing!
    What a fantastic location, perched up high above the winery and the weather was perfect. Not only did we enjoy all the wines, but we had excellent service from our sommelier Allie (AKA Galadriel). Thanks for a wonderful experience. Highly recommended!
    Dear Nicki, Wow!! What a lovely review about Allie! Thank you for taking the time to write to us during your visit to our Cellar Door. I will be sure to pass on your wonderful feedback to them in due course. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind Regards, Brian Rooney Operations Manager
    Written 7 May 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 May 2023
  • clare p
    Gosford, Australia26 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wine tasting
    30 members from U3A Maitland visited Audrey Wilkinson for a wine tasting in April. Everyone enjoyed the visit, were impressed by the friendly hospitality, the history, the magnificent views and not least the wine. It was a wonderful start to a tour of the Valley which was enjoyed by all. Thank you everyone at Audrey Wilkinson.
    Dear Clare, I am delighted to read that you and your colleagues had an enjoyable experience and that the staff looked after you. I will be sure to pass on your wonderful feedback to them in due course. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind Regards, Brian Rooney Operations Manager
    Written 10 May 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 8 May 2023
  • faith m
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Magical location, delicious wines!
    We visited Audrey Wilkinson as part of a girls weekend away, visiting from Sydney. We were blown away by the location of the cellar door - set high up on a hill, it has the most beautiful panoramic views. We sat inside, but even on a winters day, a picnic out on the grass would have been divine. The wines were delicious and our host, Allie, made the whole experience so wonderful. They had a fantastic knowledge of the wines, a great sense of humour and an all round great presence. We will definitely be back to visit again when we’re next in the Hunter region.
    Dear Faith, Wow!! What a lovely review about Allie! Thank you for taking the time to write to us during your visit to our Cellar Door. I will be sure to pass on your wonderful feedback to them in due course. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind Regards, Brian Rooney Operations Manager
    Written 29 June 2023
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    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 28 June 2023
  • Kelli M
    Albany Creek, Australia10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Spectacular Views and Wines.
    We had a standard wine tasting today. Firstly the views from all verandahs are spectacular. The tasting room itself is well decorated and allows views to the vineyards below. The staff were very friendly and knowledgeable about the wines and growing conditions. She (sorry forgot her name) personalized the tasting to what we liked. Would definitely recommend.
    Dear Kelli, I am delighted to read that you had an enjoyable experience and that the staff looked after you. I will be sure to pass on your wonderful feedback to them in due course. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind Regards, Brian Rooney Operations Manager
    Written 7 September 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 6 September 2023
  • Gai T
    Sydney, Australia6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Don't miss a wine tasting in an idyllic spot in the Hunter Valley.
    My husband and I brought our Queensland son and his wife along to an Audrey Wine Tasting. We added the cheese platter. Delicious. The wines are just beautiful, the views take your breath away and our host was so knowledge and helpful. Everything was just perfect. Highly recommend visiting. Thank you!!
    Dear Gai, I am delighted to read that you had an enjoyable experience and that the staff looked after you. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind Regards, Brian Rooney Operations Manager
    Written 2 October 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 29 September 2023
  • Jill H
    Gold Coast, Australia88 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wine with a view to match
    What a beautiful winery! Hadn’t booked in for a tasting but was greeted and taken to a table. Oliver was the young man who looked after us. What pure delight he is. Although having only been at AW’s a few months, Oliver knew what he was talking about and had a passion for his job. The wines we tasted were delightful, purchased one to have with dinner. A must winery to visit when in Pokolbin.
    Dear Jill, Wow!! What a lovely review about Oliver. Thank you for taking the time to write to us during your visit to our Cellar Door. I will be sure to pass on your wonderful feedback to Oliver in due course. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind Regards, Brian Rooney Operations Manager
    Written 23 October 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 23 October 2023
  • Sven Ö
    Västerås, Sweden483 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice views and nice wines.
    We did the "basic" Audrey Wilkinson experience, but it was very good. Varied wines and good wines, too. Unfortunately I can't remember our guide's name, but he was informative and nice, even though he did seem a little distracted and tired. Well worth a visit.
    Dear Sven, Thank you for taking the time to write to us during your recent visit to our cellar door. I am pleased to read that you had an enjoyable experience. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind Regards, Brian Rooney Operations Manager
    Written 26 October 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 26 October 2023
  • David G
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great sit down tasting
    We had a 3 pm Sunday booking as there was not a lot of availability left. Really enjoyed this, especially having a table which made it more relaxed. Allie did an excellent job of explaining the wines and the history of winemaking in the region, as well as answering our questions. We did not feel rushed at all. The tasting room is in a great location with impressive views. Highly recommended.
    Dear David, Wow!! What a lovely review about Allie! Thank you for taking the time to write to us during your visit to our Cellar Door. I will be sure to pass on your wonderful feedback to them in due course. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind Regards, Brian Rooney Operations Manager
    Written 29 October 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 October 2023
  • Brock K
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Premium Tasting Experience
    Audrey Wilkinson is a beautiful venue (inside and out). As you drive up the hill you get glimpse to your left of the north valley with sloping hills filled with vines (Beautiful Forest Green leaves at this time of year). You then walk up the stone steps to a stunning contemporary building with allusions to the ages facets which is then elaborated on in the walk through museum (hosting a range of historical wine making and storage equipment / utilities) My experience was a premium tasting so the 'higher end' range of 3 whites, 3 reds and a sweet. My wife, friend / extended cousin and child were experiencing this. (Child not drinking wine) The service and explanations provided by Dee (assumed spelling) was professional, courteous and friendly. The wines were amazing as always (I recommend the Verdelho and Cab Sav)
    Dear Brock, Wow!! What a lovely review about our property and our staff member, Dee. Thank you for taking the time to share your wonderful experience with us. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind Regards, Brian Rooney Operations Manager
    Written 2 November 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 31 October 2023
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Libby P
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
We were welcomed with a glass of Blanc de Blanc bubbles (delicious). Then the wine tasting with Zoe was informative, relaxed and thoroughly enjoyable.
Our gourmet picnic, which we enjoyed overlooking some of the vineyard, was also sumptuous and delicious.
This was a great way to celebrate our 30 - 34th Wedding Anniversaries!
Written 22 April 2024
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Dear Libby, What a lovely review about Zoe. Thank you for taking the time to write to us in relation to your "picnic among the vine" experience on your wedding anniversary. I will be sure to pass on your wonderful feedback to Zoe in due course. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind Regards, Brian Rooney Operations Manager
Written 23 April 2024
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Tommo
Melbourne, Australia50,610 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
This is my second visit in 12 months.

The views here are beautiful and the cellar door well presented with a museum included.

I had a mixed tasting or reds and wines. They really do great wines here. My server was informative in the explanation of the various wines.
Written 17 April 2024
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Dear Guest, I am delighted to read that you had an enjoyable experience on your return experience. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind Regards, Brian Rooney Operations Manager
Written 23 April 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Trail23856553470
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
The Floor Manager clearly couldn't care less about me and my husband. I pre-orered a gluten free cheese latter, when it was brought over by a young lady I double checked it was gluten free crackers, she checked with the Floor Manager who said "we don't have any gf crackers". I overheard, and advised her I pre-ordered a gf option, to which she relayed to him, and he turned around and ignored her, and myself.
Other than him, we had a lovely Wine Advisor called Ali, who was amazing and made our experience lift up, great sense of humour and you could tell Ali loved what they did for work.
Views were pretty. But we won't be going back to Audrey Wilkenson Vineyard.
Written 15 April 2024
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Dear Guest, Thank you for taking to write to us during your recent visit to our cellar door. I take on board your feedback regarding the gluten free option request that you made with your experience. Although it’s not something we advertise I believe it’s important to offer so through your feedback we will now be doing so. I apologise that we were not able to offer this at the time of your experience and how it was communicated to you. I will be addressing this with my team. I am pleased to read that Allie made your experience and will be sure to pass on your feedback in due course. Many thanks, Brian Rooney Operations Manager.
Written 23 April 2024
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kiran n
Sydney, Australia2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
The views were amazing! It was a very pleasant experience - the person who was assisting us with the tasting answered all our questions and had a smiling face throughout :)
We bought wine as well!!
Written 6 April 2024
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Dear Kiran, I am delighted to read that you had an enjoyable experience. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind Regards, Brian Rooney Operations Manager
Written 8 April 2024
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CharliAnt
Newcastle, Australia22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Awesome experience. The setting is divine, our host was engaging and knowledgeable. We will back, and spend a bit of time wandering around the museum
Written 3 April 2024
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Dear CharliAnt, I am delighted to read that you had an enjoyable experience. We look forward to welcoming you back to enjoy the museum and our Wupa art trail which is also located in the museum in the near future. Kind Regards, Brian Rooney Operations Manager
Written 4 April 2024
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B138877
Queensland, Australia724 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
Took a tour. Boutique Hunter Valley Wine Tour Departing from Newcastle. Excellent views. Good wines, but did not buy any here. Great hostess.
Written 1 April 2024
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Dear Guest, I am delighted to read that you had an enjoyable experience. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind Regards, Brian Rooney Operations Manager
Written 2 April 2024
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Louise K
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a lovely afternoon at Audrey Wilkinson, the highlight being a picnic overlooking the valley. Meg was also a fantastic host. Highly recommend
Written 30 March 2024
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Dear Louise, What a lovely review about Meg. Thank you for taking the time to write to us in relation to your "picnic among the vine" experience. I will be sure to pass on your wonderful feedback to Meg in due course. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind Regards, Brian Rooney Operations Manager
Written 1 April 2024
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Paul S
Sydney, Australia29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
An amazing experience. The setting was beautiful, views amazing and staff were super friendly and knowledgeable. Went the extra mile to make the wine tasting a memorable experience. Our host,Harry was fantastic. This is by far the best experience we have had so far in the Hunter Valley. Highly recommended.
Written 28 March 2024
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Dear Paul, What a lovely review about Harry. Thank you for taking the time to write to us in relation to your wine experience. I will be sure to pass on your wonderful feedback to Harry in due course. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind Regards, Brian Rooney Operations Manager
Written 1 April 2024
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Shelley K
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
This was an amazing experience! Wines were great but the fortifieds were next level. Thanks to Allie rose, he was outstanding in his knowledge of the area & taught us so much. Highly recommend if you’re looking for something to do in the HV, but book in Advance 😊
Written 28 March 2024
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Dear Shelley, What a lovely review about Allie. Thank you for taking the time to write to us in relation to your "Fortified and Fromage" experience. I will be sure to pass on your wonderful feedback to Allie in due course. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind Regards, Brian Rooney Operations Manager
Written 1 April 2024
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Vallan B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
We had a great host, Oliver, who was both knowledgeable and personable during our wine tasting. Which made our wine tasting experience even better.
But the absolute highlight was just sitting out in the vineyards with our picnic. Great food, great wine and great views.
Would recommend anyone visiting the Hunter to do this tour.
Written 26 March 2024
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Dear Vallan, What a lovely review about Oliver Thank you for taking the time to write to us in relation to your "picnic among the vine" experience. I will be sure to pass on your wonderful feedback to Oliver in due course. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind Regards, Brian Rooney Operations Manager
Written 28 March 2024
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