At Home in The Vineyards

The popular television show “Escape to the Country” attracts an audience of people fascinated with the real-life stories of couples wanting to escape the British cities for a relaxed way of life in the countryside. Similarly, Australians have the same fascination and a whim to do likewise – to escape the smoggy city and head north for a tree change.

There is a unique residential vineyard in the Hunter Valley, where residents can indulge in a diverse lifestyle, be part of the winemaking industry and definitely live the life!

Sipping a glass of wine, while watching a perfect Hunter sunset, can sometimes bring about daydreams, more often than not unattainable, especially for people who romanticise about owning a small vineyard and enjoying the fruits of their labours.

Other people have found the perfect compromise, which comes without the financial risks and workload undertaken by boutique vineyard owners managing their own four-to-six hectare vineyard and the entire process of wine production and marketing.

These are the people who have opted for a rural lifestyle with all the conveniences in a community of eighty residential blocks, mostly one acre, right in the heart of wine country at Pokolbin, positioned in the Lower Hunter Valley close to Cessnock…

Story Marilyn Collins Images Barrie Gaubert.
Kelman Vineyard at Pokolbin: