Welcome to McCaffrey’s Estate

Boutique Hunter Valley Winery & Accommodation

McCaffrey’s Estate is a boutique Hunter Valley winery and accommodation, located on the popular Hermitage Road, Pokolbin.

Only 2 hours north of Sydney and 50 minutes from Newcastle.

Visit the Cellar Door open daily for wine tasting and sales from 10.00am-5.00pm.

Stay in one of the two bedroom self-contained cottages for a truly relaxing vineyard escape.

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for the day!

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Join us for a relaxed seated wine tasting, inside the cellar door or outside overlooking the vines. We’ll share tales of life amongst the vines as you sample our single vineyard wines, grown here on the estate. Charge your electric vehicle whilst sipping on wine.

Book ‘A Winemaker for the Day’ where you can create and blend your own unique bottle of wine to take home with our hands-on blending experience.

Stay in one of the self-contained cottages, in your own home away from home, for a relaxing break in the Hunter Valley. Unwind by the saltwater pool, picnic in the vineyard or curl up with a glass of wine by the fire, every season has something wonderful to offer. Our cottages have their own bbq and entertaining areas, with an outdoor firepit and views of the vineyard.  Relax and soak up the serenity, visit the local sights or head to one of the many popular concerts in the Hunter Valley.

Award-winning restaurants, boutique cellar doors, and a microbrewery all within walking distance. Or for some outdoor fun you’ll find horse riding, a family friendly farm experience and a dedicated bicycle path right here on Hermitage Road.

We can assist you with planning your stay at our Hunter Valley winery accommodation, from booking your wine tour, bicycle hire, and concert transfers to recommending our favourite restaurants and must do activities. Whether it be a special occasion or a family getaway, there are plenty of wonderful places to explore here in our beautiful wine region.

Be sure to book direct to receive the best price for your accommodation.  Wine tasting reservations are also recommended to ensure you don’t miss your preferred time. Although walk-ins are always welcome.

Sign up to our newsletter to follow our tales on the vineyard, or perhaps you may be interested in our Convivial Club for regular wine deliveries at member’s prices and special member only events. We look forward to welcoming you to our family owned Hunter Valley winery and accommodation.


McCaffrey’s Estate has received the following acknowledgements:

Hospitality & Tourism Award 2023 & 2024 – Hunter Region Business Excellence Awards

Highly Commended, Business of the Year 2023 – Hunter Region Business Excellence Awards

Traveller Review Award 2015-2023, Booking.com

Tripadvisor Travellers Choice Award 2021

Airbnb Superhost



You will not be disappointed.

From the moment you arrive at this beautiful winery you will not be disappointed. The owners Declan and Danielle are there to greet you, share their knowledge whilst also making sure everyone has a laugh. Be sure to enquire about the cheese platters, they are delicious and go well with these amazing wines. The cellar door is extremely comfortable, with air-conditioning in the summer months. Ask about the artwork in the room, every piece has a story – ‘the lost key’ is hilarious!. My favourite was the Verdelho followed closely by the Rosé. Friends who really enjoy reds loved the 2021 Merlot-Cabernet ‘The Lost Key’. Thank you for making our experience so enjoyable, we can’t wait to return and purchase your delicious wines.

FD, January 2023

Absolutely loved this experience, highly recommend!!

My family, friends and I absolutely loved our experience at McCaffrey’s. The wine making class was fun and informative. It was great tasting, mixing, bottling & taking home the wine made by yourself! Declan was very helpful and knowledgeable. Highly recommend this experience as it’s something different to the usual wine tasting.

Alanna, January 2024

The most delightful stay in the Hunter

We recently took my in-laws from the UK for a three-night stay at the beautiful McCaffrey’s Estate. We had the most wonderful stay with my in-laws absolutely raving about it! The cottages are a home away from home – hosts Danielle and Declan have thought of everything – fresh produce in the cottage, a gorgeous bottle of wine chilling in the fridge, and the fire stacked and ready to go. Our 6 and 4 year old enjoyed the pool, toasting marshmallows over the outside fire pit, and running amongst the vines. And our afternoon spent wine tasting in their cellar door was such an experience. Some of the best tasting wines in the Hunter and incredible stories from the host, Declan. Thank you so much for a fabulous stay – we’ll definitely be returning for more!

Belinda, April 2022