The best wine to drink in Australia right now, according to the judges of the 2017 Sydney Royal Wine Show, is Riesling. While the Hunter may not be recognised for producing Rieslings, Pokolbin Estate on McDonalds Road in Pokolbin has been described as "The rogue Riesling producer of the Hunter" - turning out fantastic Rieslings year after year from their 55 year old vines.
Their 2011 Riesling won Riesling of the Year at the 2011 Winestate Awards and the 2007 Riesling recently won a Gold medal at the KPMG Sydney Royal Wine Show where Riesling was a standout star of the show.
Described as a beautifully balanced aged Riesling, the 2007 displays colours of light gold hues with a hint of green and a soft palate acidity with a mouth-filling complexity. Wonderful with fresh oysters, fettuccini carbonara and pan-fried scallops.