WELCOME TO THE MISTLETOE WINERY WEBSITE.
UPDATE – AUGUST 21st 2021
Well, here we are another weekend in shutdown.
We miss you,all of our wine-loving friends who cannot travel.
It is so quiet here in the Valley currently that we get excited when we see a car going past.
Spring is in the air and we have had the most magnificent spell of fine weather of late.
Cold nights with temperatures getting down to -1 C ( still getting frosts) but followed by beautiful cloudless warm days up to 23 or 24 degrees.
We love all the seasons here but Spring is special after along cold Winter such as we have experienced this year.
We are currently closed to visitors and have been for over a month now.
Who knows when we shall get back to normal trade?
We are able to ship wine (must be an essential service) if you would like to place an order.
Extra Special pricing for our mail list members runs until the end of August.
Join our no-obligation mail-list and get yourself some lovely wines at Great prices.
Hopefully sanity will prevail and we can get back to welcoming people back to the Hunter in the not too distant future.
We are looking forward to welcoming you!
JAMES HALLIDAY – AUSTRALIAN WINE COMPANION 2022 has just been released and Mistletoe has been upgraded to the highest possible rating.
i.e. 5 red stars plus winery name in red. This rating places Mistletoe in the top 5% of wineries in Australia.
We can now say that all the blood,sweat and tears we have contributed to producing the best wines possible over the past 30 years has been worthwhile.
The two standout wines in the Wine Companion 2022 are the Reserve Semillon 2019 – 95 points – and the Grand Reserve Shiraz 2018. – 96 points
UPDATE JULY 5th 2021
Mistletoe has re-opened after a brief shutdown.
We are open from 10 am until 5 pm daily with conditions of entry strictly enforced.
At this stage we shall not accept visitors from the Greater Sydney region as defined by the NSW State Government. This area includes the Blue Mountains and Central Coast regions.
We shall be thoroughly checking ID’s and will only accept visitors who are wearing masks upon entry and who check-in using the Service NSW app.
Hands must be sanitised before entering our premises.
The NSW Police and also inspectors from the OLGR are working in the area with several fines being handed out to offenders over the past week.
If the current Greater Sydney lockdown is lifted, as proposed from midnight Friday July 9th, we shall be back to normal trading and open to all visitors.
Let us all keep safe,and follow the rules so we do not have to endure another lockdown.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
Don’t forget, our couriers are still delivering so we can accept orders by phone or through our online shop.
Delivery to most areas in Greater Sydney will be completed within 2-3 days.
We wish you all well.
Keep safe,take care,
Ken and Gwen and all at Mistletoe.
UPDATE – JUNE 21st 2021.
EOFY SPECIAL OFFER FOR OUR MAIL-LIST MEMBERS.
Join the Mistletoe Mail List and receive an extra 10% discount off all purchases completed before July 31st 2021.
The subscription link is at the bottom of this page.
BAD NEWS: We regret to advise that we have sold out of all our current Chardonnays at this time.
GOOD NEWS: We have made two lovely Chardies from the 2021 Vintage.
The very popular WILD Chardonnay returns together with the 2021 Hunter Chardonnay.
These wines will be released in the last week of July.
Mail-list members will be messaged as soon as these wines are ready to ship.
UPDATE – MAY 11th 2021.
Mistletoe was recently closed for some well overdue renovations which have now been completed and our gates are open again with visitors being welcomed 7 days a week between the hours of 10 am and 5 pm.
Because of Covid travel restrictions the Hunter Valley is very busy with visitors, even in mid-week.
Therefore, reservations for wine tastings are welcomed, and recommended, especially for groups of 4 or more.
Please bear in mind the following,
For Mistletoe staff to deliver an informative,engaging and thorough wine-tasting experience we will not accept group bookings for more than 10 people.
Vintage 2021 has been very kind with the Wine Gods smiling on us.
Today marks the release of the first of the 2021 wines.
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UPDATE – NOVEMBER 14th 2020
James Halliday has included the Mistletoe Reserve Semillon 2019 in his selection of the Top 100 wines for 2020 rating it at 95 points.
Today’s Australian newspaper has the full list of the Top 100.
SPREADING THE WORD.
Thank you so much to everyone who has referred friends and family to Mistletoe, it has resulted in many new members signing up and increased sales.
This has been much welcomed, and needed, in this uncertain economic time, so please recommend us whenever possible.
Thank you again everybody for your interest in Mistletoe and your support.
Also, our heartfelt thanks to all the people who have recommended Mistletoe on social media, it is very much appreciated!
We look forward to welcoming you back to Mistletoe in the not too distant future.
We shall keep you posted.
Ken, Gwen and family
UPDATE – OCTOBER 24th 2020.
PLEASE NOTE: Mistletoe Winery Cellar Door is open every day 10am until 5pm – final tastings for the day commence at 4.30pm SHARP.
The Cellar door is closed on Christmas Day,Boxing Day and New Years Day.
Because of COVID-19 regulations we are strictly governed and limited in the numbers of guests on site at any one time.
It is advisable to make a reservation for a tasting time for any day of the week.
We suggest you call us toll-free on 1800-055-080 to reserve a time and place.
THERE IS A NON-REFUNDABLE – $3 PER PERSON CHARGE WHICH COVERS PART OF THE COST OF OUR ” PANDEMIC PACK”.
UPON ARRIVAL YOU WILL RECEIVE A MISTLETOE SHOW BAG CONTAINING A HIGH QUALITY DISPOSABLE POLYCARBONATE TASTING GLASS, A BOTTLE OF WATER,DISPOSABLE SPITTOON AND A SEALED SERVE OF CRACKER BISCUITS AND CHEESE.
PLEASE READ THROUGH THE CONTENT BELOW SO YOU MAY UNDERSTAND THE PRACTICES WE HAVE PUT IN PLACE TO PROTECT YOU.
WE LOOK FORWARD TO WELCOMING YOU TO MISTLETOE,
THE MISTLETOE FAMILY
IMPORTANT UPDATE – JULY 4th 2020.
DUE TO GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS REGARDING SOCIAL DISTANCING FOR CELLAR DOOR TASTINGS,
WE ARE VERY LIMITED IN THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE WE CAN ACCOMMODATE AT ANY ONE TIME.
BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL FOR VISITS EVERY DAY OF THE WEEK.
WE TAKE OUR RESPONSIBILITY TO OUR VISITORS SERIOUSLY AND SANITISE TABLES AND CHAIRS ETC. AFTER EVERY VISITOR DEPARTS.
THIS DOES TAKE TIME SO TIME SLOTS ARE NORMALLY AROUND ONE HOUR IN DURATION.
THIS INCLUDES THE TIME TAKEN TO PROCESS SALES.
PLEASE CALL US ON 1800-055-080 TO MAKE A RESERVATION
OPEN EVERY DAY* – TRADING HOURS 10 AM UNTIL 5 PM WITH LAST TASTINGS COMMENCING 4.30 PM SHARP.
*N.B. – CLOSED CHRISTMAS DAY, BOXING DAY AND NEW YEARS DAY
FANTASTIC NEWS. June 1st. 2020
Mistletoe Winery will re-open for tasting and sales on Wednesday June 3rd after nearly three months closure due to the COVID 19 pandemic.
Social distancing regulations apply, and will be enforced, therefore limiting us to just 20 visitors on site at any one time.
If you wish to visit,especially over the June long weekend,we recommend that you make reservations prior to your arrival.
Most restaurant and cellar door venues permitted visitor numbers are much less than pre-COVID19 levels.
Also, tours are still prohibited from operating at this time.
We look forward to welcoming you to Mistletoe.
April 1st 2020. At this time Mistletoe Cellar Door is closed indefinitely because of the implications of Covid-19.
We are however still able to ship wine direct to your door as we use Fastway Couriers, not Australia Post.
You may order online or call toll-free 1800-055-080 – 7 days a week between 9am and 5pm.
If you wish to order online you will need to set up a no-obligation account to access the members pricing structure.
Any queries,please call us on the above number.
UPDATE: May 1st 2020.
As the current lock-down regulations are gradually being eased we have decided to accept visits,for wine purchases only,for visitors making a prior appointment.
If you are passing this way or just wish to get our of the house for a drive give us a call- 1800-055-080 – and we will be more than happy to see you to discuss our wines and assist with purchases.
Call any day between 9am and 4pm to make an appointment.
We look forward to your visit.
Established by the current owners in 1989 Mistletoe is a unique, boutique, family owned and operated winery.
With three generations of our family involved in the day to day operations it is a great example of a passionate Australian family business.
Now in its 31st. year Mistletoe is a proven, and consistent maker of high quality table wines.
Mistletoe is not just another Cellar Door, it is a genuine working vineyard and winery.
All the wine we sell is made in our dedicated onsite winery and is exclusively available for purchase at our cellar door which also is home to Pokolbin Fine Art Gallery and the Mistletoe Sculpture Garden.
We pride ourselves on the friendly welcome ,and courteous, knowledgeable service, that our family members extend to each and every visitor.
Our approach is to treat every customer in the way we like to be looked after ourselves.
“Quality without compromise”
is our motto and we employ this approach at every stage of the wine-making process from the vineyard, through the winery and into the bottle and the attention afforded to visitors to our winery cellar door.
Because of this meticulous attention to detail we have been rewarded with many, many hundreds of awards and accolades.
We are regarded in the wine-making community as “ punching well above our weight”.
We invite you to call by, taste the wines, enjoy the interaction with our family and learn why Mistletoe is a special place that Hunter visitors return to time and time again.
We look forward to welcoming you,
Ken and Gwen and all The Mistletoe Family.
Recent visitor reviews:
|“Just been on a wine tour, this (Mistletoe) was by far the friendliest and most engaging producer of them all, 3 generation family run, just lovely time!
Highly recommend if you’re ever here” March 7th 2020
|Worth visiting, very friendly owners and scenery is beautiful. January 8th 2020|
Beautiful wines, beautiful location, beautiful staff 🥰🍷 January 6th 2020
We Are Family!
Mistletoe Winery is located on the beautifully scenic Hermitage Road area of Pokolbin in the Lower Hunter Valley NSW, Australia . Mistletoe was established by the current owners in 1989 and will celebrate it’s 31st anniversary in 2020.
Mistletoe Winery Collection.
Mistletoe is a “unique, boutique” winery that produces 4-5,000 cases of wine each year. With 15 – 20 wines on offer,for tasting and sales, Mistletoe has one of the most comprehensive ranges of wines in the Hunter Valley.
Australian Wine Companion
James Halliday is arguably Australia’s greatest living wine scribe. His whole life has revolved around his love of wine, especially Australian Wine. He has rated Mistletoe a 5 RED STAR winery every year from 2007 to 2020.