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Hope Estate

2213 Broke Road, Pokolbin, New South Wales 2320, Australia
+61 2 4993 3555
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Very good microbrewery

Hope have added beer to their wine experience, and they are doing a great job. On top of that the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Regensburg, Germany
Big Isn't Always Beautiful

Hope Estate is very large by Hunter Valley standards and it hosts some amazing concerts; however... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Perth, Australia
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Hope Estate draws a bigger crowd than any other destination in the Hunter Valley. We've had the honour of hosting some of the biggest names in the world: Elton John, The Rolling Stones, The Eagles, Fleetwood Mac and Bruce Springsteen are just a few of the acts that have graced the Hope Estate stage. The Estate has been a 'must visit' destination since "the godfather of the Australian wine industry" Len Evans constructed it in the late 60's. Owner Michael Hope has built upon Evans legacy, adding an amphitheatre holding up to 20,000 guests and greatly expanding the hospitality services available. We are proud to offer an authentic range of Estate Grown Hunter Valley wines from our vineyards across Pokolbin and Broke. There is also a wide variety of wines available from our vineyards Western Australia and Victoria. The Estate is also the home of Hope Brewhouse, the winner of the 2016 CBA "Champion Small Brewery" Award. At any given time, there are at least 12 different brews on tap. Try a tasting paddle and enjoy it amongst the open-air brewery, taking in the sights and smells of fresh beer being brewed. Located in the heart of Pokolbin, Hope Estate has grown to become the Hunter's premier destination.
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good17%
  • Average12%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible27%
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“culture club” (9 reviews)
“david bowie” (5 reviews)
“beer wine” (4 reviews)
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2213 Broke Road, Pokolbin, New South Wales 2320, Australia
+61 2 4993 3555

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Hope have added beer to their wine experience, and they are doing a great job. On top of that the food is very good, the location a marvel. Great experience.

Thank WolfJosef
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hope Estate is very large by Hunter Valley standards and it hosts some amazing concerts; however, the wine tasting experience is just average, as are the wines on offer.

Thank Bobby182
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This grand place on the top of the hill close to everything was a nice break from a day of wine tasting. A great selection of beers to taste and great service. Why not!

Thank Jb2010jb
Reviewed 6 May 2017

A reasonable range of wines for tasting for our group of 15. We also had lunch there and this was good quality and sensibly priced. Take the time to go upstairs to visit the barrel hall; most impressive - and when we had a group...More

Thank awpursey
Reviewed 1 May 2017

I have just returned from Hope Estate where I prepurchased a $300 a head brewhouse food and drinks package .... imagine my disappointment when I was told the only beer I could drink was a mid-strength watery beer and not any of the other craft...More

5  Thank Camphuis
Reviewed 30 April 2017

My husband and I went to the John Farnham concert in April. We caught a Rover bus from East Maitland, having experienced the traffic jams from previous concerts, but arrived after the first act (Black Sorrows). John Farnham was fabulous but the other acts we...More

4  Thank evyk53
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

After trying their restaurant at Nelson Bay we had to drop in in the hope of a nice lunch and a sample of the wine. They have certainly done nothing to create any type of atmosphere to the extent we pretty much walked in looked...More

2  Thank Michael D
Reviewed 18 April 2017

It was our second visit. I liked the unique display of large wine barrels. Enjoyed pizza more than wine. You can also taste beer which was a new experience. Good view and a great place for a lunch.

Thank Dilmi85
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Went there on a Sunday afternoon after a long drive and was immediately given a beer which was fantastic! The two guys working there were so awesome - very attentive and passionate about what they do. Wine tasting was fun, but selection of beers is...More

Thank Clive000001
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Went to the John Farnham concert and support acts over the weekend at Hope Estate at Pkolbin. It was made clear from the outset on their ticketing and website that no food or drink was allowed to be brought on site, including water. Being a...More

5  Thank brianwelsh2015
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Jill J
Hi.. can you purchase can/bottle of coke and what is cost? Cheers
8 December 2016|
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Response from Edleg | Reviewed this property |
Hi Jill J I have no idea, I'm sorry. We were not in the General Admission area.
Mark D
What is the capacity of the concert venue
26 October 2016|
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Response from Neale P | Reviewed this property |
It is actually an open air concert venue, so with the grounds available, and dependent on how they configure the venue, you would expect at least 5000.
Trena S
We are planning to get tickets for James Taylor in February. Having never been to the venue before, could you tell me if it is indoor or outdoor and if there is allocated seating? Thankyou.
20 October 2016|
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Response from Nicholas T | Reviewed this property |
It's an outdoor venue, and often there is some allocated seating up the front for certain ticket holders, while the rest of the visitors will set themselves up on the surrounding lawn. It's a very relaxed atmosphere.