Welcome to McLeish Estate Wines.

– Est. 1985 –                                 

Australia’s Most Awarded Boutique Winery
Five Star Winery – Australian Wine Companion 2018
Trophy for World’s Best Semillon – London International Wine Challenge 2016
Australia’s White Wine of the Year 2014

You will find McLeish Estate nestled in the heart of the Lower Hunter Valley in Pokolbin.

Surrounded by 11 hectares of vineyard which is responsible for producing many Gold and Trophy Award-winning wines available to you from our small privately owned boutique cellar door. Since 1985, Bob and Maryanne McLeish have been developing viticulture on their estate in Pokolbin, which has now culminated with the opening of their cellar door to the public.

The high standard of McLeish Wines reflects the finest quality. So visit McLeish Estate and enjoy the friendly cellar door atmosphere where you’ll be treated to the taste of premium current releases and aged wines through to our ‘Jessica’s’ Botrytis Semillon, while nibbling on homemade delicacies.

Recent News

Vintage Changes & Challenges – the craft of quality wines

It’s the most exciting time of year for winemakers; seeing a long year of work culminate in grapes being snipped from the McLeish Estate vines as we start on our 34th vintage. Hand-harvesting is now underway, with our hard working pickers starting at daybreak to select the highest quality grapes from the canopy. This is […]

Vintage Celebration Wine Dinner

Semillon and seafood – it’s an iconic pairing that just screams ‘summer’, and both will be on the menu in plenty at the McLeish Estate Semsational Vintage Celebration Wine Dinner on February 21. Newcastle East’s historic Paymasters restaurant is our venue. Nestled just behind Customs House on the old Convict Lumber Yard and overlooking Foreshore […]

2019 Vintage Update

The start to 2019 Vintage has been warm and dry and with all the McLeish Estate hand harvested Semillon, Verdelho and Chardonnay looking great. These white varietals experienced balanced ripening exuding great flavour. In the Shiraz berries we are tasting concentrated flavour and seeing great colour, the reds will be harvested next week. Our winery […]