Calais Estate is a family owned and operated boutique winery set in a picturesque vineyard and is home to the Cellar Door, The Verandah Restaurant 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 monthly 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 which is home to the Verandah Restaurant, serving modern Australian food served tapas style 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 (including extended hours in summer) will be posted on our facebook page.
Calais Estate 151 Palmers Lane Pokolbin NSW | +61 2 4998 7654
Groups: We ask that groups over 8 people please book in advance to ensure we have a space reserved for them.
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 calling Katrina on 0400 747 072.
- Private 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. $28pp
- Cheese and Wine Matching - An educational, fun and delicious way to taste some of Calais' range. We will match 6 gourmet cheeses and 1 chocolate to the Calais range and take your group on a journey through each pairing. $35pp
- Bubbles Bonanza - The perfect experience for sparkling lovers. This hands on session gives an in-depth view of the French traditonal method for making sparkling wines. One lucky member of your group will even get hands on to disgorge some sparkling wine, which the group will then style to their own preferences. Your hand-crafted sparkling will then be enjoyed over a picnic lunch. $65pp (includes the Bubbles Bonanza session, picnic lunch and your hand crafted sparkling wine to enjoy with 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 a 5 course degustation by the renowned Verandah Restaurant with matching Calais Estate Wines. $159pp / $139 wine club members. Additional $50pp for individuals to make and take home their own bottle of methode traditionalle sparkling wine.