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Awards & Trophies

Over the past ten years, both Pokolbin Estate and Belebula Vineyards have entered a number of wine shows.

Tragically when our cellar door burnt down in 2011, we lost a lot of our old trophies, articles and memorabilia. While we were able to salvage some items and have others remade, a large part of Pokolbin Estate’s rich history has been lost.

Since 1999, Pokolbin Estate Vineyard has been presented with over 100 Hunter Valley Boutique Wine, NSW Wine & National Wine awards across Semillon, Riesling, Shiraz, Sangiovese, Tempranillo, Nebbiolo and Fortified vintages.

The highlights were certainly winning Winestate Best Semillon in Australia a record five times since 2006.  In three of the five vintages, we were also awarded the runner up in the respective category. This demonstrates Pokolbin Estate’s ability to consistently produce exceptional Semillon over a long period of time.

Additionally, winning Winestate Best Riesling in Australia in 2011 was a huge achievement. Being the only vineyard in The Hunter Valley to grow this traditional variety makes it even more impressive, beating the likes of Claire Valley & Eden Valley to the title.

When you consider all these accolades and awards, Pokolbin Estate Vineyard can be considered as one of the best boutique vineyards in Australia.

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