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About Wombat Crossing Vineyard

Who We Are

With our vineyard first planted in 1994, and our first vintage in 2005, Wombat Crossing Vineyard is one of the smallest of the Pokolbin wine families. We make limited quantities of single vineyard table wines with consistently proven high quality.

Our vineyard is planted with Semillon, Chardonnay and Shiraz. Since establishment we continue to invest time, money and love to improve Wombat Crossing Vineyard with the aim of producing great wines and an enjoyable visit. In good vintage years we produce single vineyard wines in collaboration with our winemaker.

We simply don’t make wine in bad years.

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Visit Us

We strongly recommend booking a tasting so we can deliver our exceptional experience.

Cellar Door Hours

Friday 10:30am – 4:00pm,

Saturday 10:30am – 4:00pm

Sunday 10:30am – 3:00pm.

You can find us at 530 Hermitage Rd, Pokolbin NSW 2320.


Our Team


Ian Napier

At the core of Hunter Valley wine country are the families and people who have made our wine industry the success it is today. Ian has lived and worked in Pokolbin now for 18 years, taking an early vine change from Sydney. Ian has made a point of becoming a member of the local community organisations and contributing to local business and wine industry development. 

His day to day role involves work in the vineyard and property, liaising with our winemaker, helping acquire new assets and improvements, and contributing to local boards related to wine, tourism and local infrastructure. Loves food and wine, and loves golf at the local course. Ian stays out of Simon’s way at the cellar door!

If you ever want some background and challenges to making a career change to viticulture and wine production, then shout out when you next come to Wombat Crossing Vineyard!


Simon Brooker

Simon’s family have been farming in the Hunter Valley since the 1830’s, resulting in a very strong bond with the Hunter Valley and it’s diverse offerings for visitors. Coming from a food and wine family, it was natural for Simon to become involved in the Hunter Valley wine industry.

Simon has been with Wombat Crossing Vineyard since 2008 and is responsible for the Cellar Door, our Wine Clubs, wholesale customers, plus our marketing and social media presence. Simon is also involved with seasonal work in the Wombat Crossing vineyards – if you want to know about the vineyard, ask Simon!

Simon likes nothing better after a hard day in the vineyard than relaxing with a glass of Wombat Crossing wine and a selection of Hunter Valley cheese.

Cedar Creek Wombat Rescue Inc. & Hospital

As one may be able to deduce, something near and dear to our hearts is the wonderful wombat itself and so, we’re very proud to support the cause of Cedar Creek Wombat Rescue Inc & Hospital. 

Dedicated to rescuing, caring for and rehabilitating both wombats and other local native fauna, Roz and Kev Holme are not just friends of Wombat Crossing, but friends and guardians to all the wildlife of the Hunter Valley. 

Show your support and perhaps even contribute a donation towards this worthwhile and valuable cause protecting our native wildlife.  

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