Breweries and Distilleries

Here’s to the brewery that will make your day.

Passion is a serious business in The Hunter Valley. That’s why its distilleries and breweries are dedicated to creating the best beers in Australia. You’ll find award-winning craft beers on tap, as well as beer, whiskey, vodka and cider distillery and brewery tours where you can sample the rewards.

The Hunter Beer Co is the Hunter Valley’s first microbrewery.  Settle into the intimate tasting area and sample award-winning craft beers, refreshing golden ales and dark German lagers. You can also enjoy a guided tour, enjoying the flavour of traditional brewing and natural products.

Couple beer tasting at the Ironbark Brewery in the Hunter Valley

Try the IronBark Hill Brewhouse for handcrafted beers and excellent food options. At Matilda Bay Brewery you can sample a range of artisan brews with the café's unique ‘Beer Tasting Paddle', accompanied by rustic fare and tasting notes from the brewers. 

Explore more on The Hunter Valley Ale Trail tour, which will collect you from your accommodation and take you on a tour of Pokolbin’s finest, including the Hunter Beer Company, Hope Estate Brewhouse and Sydney Brewery Hunter Valley in Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley.

Friends enjoying the Ironbark Brewhouse in the Hunter Valley

Hunter Distillery is a certified organic distillery that produces a top range of spirits, including vodka, liqueur and schnapps, including award-winning Valli Vodkas. Try the Black Label Chocolate vodka. A daily cellar door experience will introduce you to the full product range.

For something to cleanse the palate, try the crisp Classic Apple Draught at Pokolbin Cider House. Sample a range of varieties, from the Pear and Passionfruit or Raspberry and Cranberry to the vintage range for the traditional cider drinker. 

Breweries and Distilleries

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