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Moorebank Private Vineyard

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by Girlie Diaz (subscribe)
Part-time writer, full-time mum.
Published April 27th 2016
Great wines in new Bellissima bottles
Regardless of whether or not you have already dropped by First Creek to learn behind-the-scenes in an active winery, another stop in a cellar door tour of the Hunter Region is Moorebank.

The Moorebank Private Vineyard is small, yet one of the finest, estates in the Hunter Valley, owned and managed by the Moore family of the Hunter region with a wine history going back to the 1860's. It is probably one of the few operational vineyards and wineries, which means that they plant their grapes and they make their wines. The original family grape press has withstood the test of time and is currently housed in its beautiful barn-style winery.

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Moorebank presents a sexy, new style of wine bottles. Come and see for yourself.


Moorebank practices sustainable viticulture, relying on applications of seaweed kelp, mushroom compost, and worm castings to replenish and nourish the soil. This probably explains why it has one of the finest wines in the region. As they say, "fine wine begins long before it goes to the winery."

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Moorebank is a family owned and run boutique cellar door, vineyard and winery. It practices sustainable viticulture, which explains the great tasting wines they produce.


Whilst in Moorebank, we were after dessert wines and were treated to the 25-year-old muscat. It was the sweetest and most exquisite wine I have tasted. But it is not only in the wines that Moorebank excels. It has bottled wines using the bellissima bottle, an elegant Italian-designed bottle that is more slender than the standard wine bottle. Apparently, it is not all aesthetics, as there is a utilitarian reason for the choice; wines in bellissima bottles mature slightly faster.

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Moorebank has a nicely landscaped surroundings that a visit is always lovely capped by a few sips of the best wines.


Visit the Moorebank Private Vineyard in the Hunter Valley. It is a boutique cellar door that offers a great selection of wines, located at 150 Palmers Ln, Pokolbin NSW 2320. Remember also to drop by First Creek for a behind-the-scenes tour of a winery.
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Why? Boutique family-run vineyard, winery and cellar door
When: Open 7 days, 10am to 5pm
Phone: 02 4998 7610
Where: 150 Palmers Lane, Pokolbin, NSW 2320
Cost: Free wine tasting
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