Wind your way up to the very top of this picturesque, peaceful setting in a quiet corner of the Hunter Valley, and you will have found your way to Mount View, a rural locality situated between Cessnock and Wollombi, just to the south of Pokolbin. Travelling along Mount View Road, past terraced vineyards and lush green pastures, past cows and kangaroos and you can visit the Bimbadeen and Mt Bright Lookouts. Experience breath-taking views in every direction, stretching from Barrington Tops to the north and the stunning Hunter Coast to the East.
Just 2 hours from Sydney CBD and less than 1 hour from Newcastle Airport and the Central Coast, Mount View is easily accessible for a mid-week break, romantic getaway or family holiday complete with acclaimed boutique wineries, iconic Bistro Molines and an eclectic mix of self contained accommodation.
Amazing Things to Do, Places to See.
Although Mount View seems all about the Wines, there are a few things that the adventurous will find amongst the vineyards. But Mount View is all about the vineyards and the views.
A beautiful outlook that overlooks the city of Cessnock and connects to bushwalking and mountain biking tracks in the beautiful Mount View sub region. Take in the breath-taking scenery and learn about the natural features of the Cessnock Valley floor.
MILLFIELD TO POKOLBIN
13.1 km (moderate) – This is the second half of Hunter Wineries spur from Ellalong to Pokolbin – not officially Great North Walk. Walk from Millfield up to Mount Bright and down into the Pokolbin area to enjoy the fruits of the vine. It is a lovely walk rewarded by visit to cellar doors in the Hunter wineries if you can’t resist.
STONEBRIDGE GOLF CLUB
Offering a unique challenge to all golfing enthusiasts, the Hunter Valley’s newest 18 hole championship course, designed by local golfing master, Jack Newton, Stonebridge Golf Course provides an 18-hole, Par-72 layout.
THE BRIAR RIDGE WINE GARDEN
Newly opened at the Mount View winery you can pre-order a private picnic spot to enjoy a bottle of Briar Ridge wine and a delicious cheese and/or antipasto platter made with fresh produce from a local providore while relaxing in outdoor lounge chairs amongst the beautiful and tranquil gardens.
Briar Ridge ‘Behind the Scenes’ Winery Tour
Experience a relaxed boutique winery tour to learn more about wine and have a little fun in the process. Including an exclusive sample taste of maturing wine straight from the Barrel and a complimentary glass of wine, from our popular Varietal Range, to enjoy on the tour or post-tour on our lovely Tasting Deck.
Briar Ridge ‘Walk between the Vines’ Vineyard Tour
Stroll through the vines, learn about the lifecycle of a vineyard, the importance of terroir, viticultural techniques and regional variation. Held during Spring and Summer, you can enjoy a glass of wine from the popular Varietal Series and keep Briar Ridge picnic tumbler.
Although not the centre for numerous dining options, Mount View offers the best.
Bistro Molines combines a relaxed friendly service and European influenced serenity, with the inspiring seasonal menus showcasing locally sourced produce, all leading to the iconic Chef’s hat for 5 years.
It’s all about the views.
Choose your hidden gem from a collection of contemporary cottages, luxury villas and lovingly restored farm-houses. From cosy rooms to houses catering to large families and groups. There are soothing spas, cosy fires and beautiful, panoramic views making Mount View the perfect place to unwind and explore. Several wineries have accommodation options available within their vineyards, most with self-catering, allowing you the freedom to bring your own supplies or sample the delights from several local producers throughout the local area.
Mount View Estate
Enjoy the panoramic views from your private balcony and bathtub. All rooms come equipped with kitchen facilities and WIFI. Deluxe rooms feature fireplaces and outdoor BBQ. The perfect weekend getaway or extended stay in the Hunter Valley. Choose from 11 new luxury suites, available as 1 bedroom, 2 bedrooms or 4 bedrooms.
Enjoy quality villa accommodation surrounded by vineyards high on the slopes of the Hunter Valley’s Brokenback Range. Settle into your unique country-side getaway with that special personal touch to make you feel at home and relaxed from the moment you arrive, complete with your breakfast basket daily.
Hunter Valley Cooperage B&B
Enjoy contemporary luxury accommodation in the heart of Kelman Vineyards Estate, a working vineyard and cellar door which makes this B&B a romantic getaway like no other. Delight in breakfast al fresco on the deck overlooking Shiraz vines and take in the fresh country air or join other guests in our dining room for a leisurely start to your day.
For a comprehensive map of hidden gems in Mount View visit:
Visit accommodation websites including Airbnb, Expedia, trivago and Wotif for availability on your chosen dates.
Vineyards and Wine Tasting
Mount View is lucky to have an assortment of soil types, so new alternative grapevines grow alongside the traditional Shiraz and Semillon, and is home to a select number of vineyards and wineries, yet still manages to include acclaimed boutique cellar doors offering a wide range of wine styles. The idyllic rural backdrop sees Mount View Road weave its way past terraced vineyards and quaint tasting rooms.
Mount View vineyards include:
- Briar Ridge Vineyard
- Tallavera Grove
- Petersons Wines
- Mount View Estate
- Savannah Estate
- Millbrook Estate
- Bimbadeen Estate
- Farrells Limestone Creek
- Saddler’s Creek Wines
For a comprehensive map of the area, visit: https://www.winecountry.com.au/images/images/HVMagazine/hunter-valley-map-and-touring-guide-2018-2019.pdf
Combine these great experiences with the Hunter Valley wine region with a tour
A great way to enjoy the views and of course the sensational tastes of what the region offers is to book a wine tour with:
With pick-ups and drop-offs from your accommodation
Whether it’s for a corporate or social event, our Hunter Valley wine tasting tours are the perfect way to experience what the famous wine region has to offer.
Our tours are designed with our guest in mind, keeping it simple so that all you need to do is enjoy the day.
Since 2001, we’ve specialized in guiding small group wine tours through the Hunter Valley. We’re family owned and operated and are passionate about showcasing the beautiful Hunter Valley region and its wines, providing our guest with the ultimate wine tasting experience.