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Cellar Door

Calais Estate is a family owned and operated boutique winery set in a picturesque vineyard and is home to the Cellar Door, Kawul on the Verandah and Come What May; a homewares and gift shop.

The Cellar Door is located in the charming colonial-style building built from convict cut bricks and solid timber bridging beams. Calais offers wine tastings every day and features one of the largest boutique wine lists in the Valley. Boasting everything from classic wine varieties, to a range of hand crafted sparkling wines in the French traditional method, unusual wine styles and even apple ciders and balsamic vinegars!

Come and join us for one of our Winery Long Lunches or enjoy one of our Gourmet Picnic Packs, a light meal for two that you can take away from Cellar Door and enjoy on the property or back in your accomodation at the end of a long day of wine tasting!

You can also wander down the narrow sandstone hallway and discover a gorgeous little homewares and gift shop, Come What May which specialises in the unique, handmade and vintage. Or step upstairs to the sweeping verandah with stunning views across the Valley to the Brokenback Ranges.

Our Cellar Door won the 'Best Cellar Door'  in the Lower Hunter Business Awards for five years consecutively, so come and experience the hospitality for which we have become famous. 



Open 7 days (except Christmas Day), 10am - 5pm Sunday-Friday and 9am-5pm Saturday
Any changes to opening times will be posted on our facebook page.

Calais Estate 151 Palmers Lane Pokolbin NSW | +61 2 4998 7654



Private Party Groups:
We welcome private party groups at Calais and offer some unique experiences you can choose from or you are able to design your own by emailing us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Bookings are essential for any of our experiences below.

- Private VIP group Tasting - We will host your group for a private tasting with cheese and crackers, and each member will be able to choose a bottle of Estate wine to take home with them at the end. 

- Cheese, Condiments and Wine Tasting- An educational, fun and delicious way to taste some of Calais' range. We will match 3 gourmet cheeses and 3 handmade condiments to 6 wines and take your group on a journey through each pairing. 

Bubbles Bonanza - The perfect experience for sparkling lovers. This hands on session gives an in-depth view of the French traditional method for making sparkling wines. Your group will then split into groups of 3 and get hands on to disgorge and style a bottle of sparkling wine per group. Your hand-crafted sparkling will then be enjoyed over a picnic lunch.

- Winery Long Lunch - Explore the inner workings of a boutique winery as you enjoy canapes with bubbles, then lend a hand to make your own sparkling wine. Linger over a long lunch, enjoying your hand crafted sparkling with canapes followed by a 5 course meal with matching Calais Estate Wines. 

CLICK HERE TO BOOK A WINE EXPERIENCE or to organise and book a custom group experience please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.