Pokolbin Cellar Door Update

As a Family owned business, the health and wellbeing of our people and the communities in which we operate is our number one priority. James Estate has begun to take action to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Australia. We want to act proactively and do our part to responsibly mitigate the impact of the virus in our industry. 

We have therefore made the decision to temporarily close our Pokolbin Cellar Door. The Cellar Door will be closed from 20th March and hopefully reopening Saturday 3rd April 2020.

We are still operating online so please order via this site and get your favourite wine delivered to your door!

Thank you for your ongoing support and understanding – We look forward to welcoming you back soon  

Our Story

James Estate wines are built on a foundation of quality, experience and a sense of “place” that encapsulates the lifestyle and creative spirit of the Upper Hunter Valley.

James Estate is nestled into a pocket of the Upper Hunter Valley, which is approximately 3.5hrs drive from Sydney, set on a rise that takes in jaw-dropping views of Goulburn River and Wollemi National Parks. It’s a terrific setting for a winery and cellar door surrounded by the 200-plus acres of estate vineyards.

James Estate spreads across multiple sites in the Hunter Valley Region – our Cellar Door and Guest House in beautiful Pokolbin and Winery & Vineyard in Baerami, with plantings dating back to 1968.

There are 86 hectares “Under Vine” with 8 different varietals of grape.

At James Estate we know history and experience are important, but innovation is critical. We continue to build on our foundation of experience, creating sophisticated, contemporary, clever and elegant wines.


In the heart of the Hunter Valley is James Estate Guesthouse. Located on the waterfront at Terrigal is our Cottage at the Clan Terrigal.

James Estate Guesthouse

The Clan Terrigal

The Cottage @ The Clan Terrigal

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