From the highest vineyard in the Hunter Valley.
Named after the resident wedge-tailed eagles, Eagles Rest is a boutique, family owned and operated winery located in Pokolbin, Hunter Valley New South Wales. The Eagles Rest team aim to honour the beauty and wildness of the land in every aspect of their business.
The estate vineyard is nestled 180-240m above sea level in the foothills of the Broken Back range, sharing the western border with the Pokolbin state forest and over 100 kilometres of untouched wilderness. Through the centre of the property flows the Flemming gully, and to either side lie the steeply terraced vineyard blocks. This orientation allows for a variety of unique microclimates, from cool south-facing slopes and higher altitude blocks, to the warmer north-facing terraces. Fruit grown in this vineyard, the highest in the Hunter, produces outstanding wines that have been recognised for their quality, with all current wines receiving between 93 and 95 points in the 2022 Halliday Awards.
"The soil on the Eagles Rest vineyard is over 300 million years old and is incredibly diverse. On the ridgetops you will find red volcanic duplex soils planted to Syrah and on the valley floor lies sandy loam planted to Chardonnay and Semillon."