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Hope Estate

2213 Broke Road, Pokolbin, New South Wales 2320, Australia
+61 2 4993 3555
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The Worst Meal Of My Life?

The Hope Estate offers its “Signature Dinner” package as a meal option at concerts. We booked for... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Sydney, Australia
Midnight oil concert

Great place for a concert but restrictions re low chairs is ridiculous! A picnic blanket takes up... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Megan M
Sydney, Australia
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Hope Estate draws a bigger crowd than any other destination in the Hunter Valley. We've had the honour of hosting some of the biggest names in the world: Elton John, The Rolling Stones, The Eagles, Fleetwood Mac and Bruce Springsteen are just a few of the acts that have graced the Hope Estate stage. The Estate has been a 'must visit' destination since "the godfather of the Australian wine industry" Len Evans constructed it in the late 60's. Owner Michael Hope has built upon Evans legacy, adding an amphitheatre holding up to 20,000 guests and greatly expanding the hospitality services available. We are proud to offer an authentic range of Estate Grown Hunter Valley wines from our vineyards across Pokolbin and Broke. There is also a wide variety of wines available from our vineyards Western Australia and Victoria. The Estate is also the home of Hope Brewhouse, the winner of the 2016 CBA "Champion Small Brewery" Award. At any given time, there are at least 12 different brews on tap. Try a tasting paddle and enjoy it amongst the open-air brewery, taking in the sights and smells of fresh beer being brewed. Located in the heart of Pokolbin, Hope Estate has grown to become the Hunter's premier destination.
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good17%
  • Average11%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible27%
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2213 Broke Road, Pokolbin, New South Wales 2320, Australia
+61 2 4993 3555

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Reviewed yesterday

The Hope Estate offers its “Signature Dinner” package as a meal option at concerts. We booked for the Signature Dinner with the Midnight Oil concert at the Hope Estate on 21 October 2017. It costs $350 per head. To put that in perspective, it is...More

Thank David_Murr
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great place for a concert but restrictions re low chairs is ridiculous! A picnic blanket takes up more room than 4 chairs... plus to send people back to cars as they have a cushion to sit on is absolutely stupid... just because it’s sold out...More

Thank Megan M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great concert. However catering and bar and prices for both were disgusting. Queued for 20mins at a tent with a banner across the top advertising steak sandwiches only to find out there never was steak sandwiches - beef rissole sandwiches only - $8 each. Queues...More

Thank AlisonR1965
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Oils played a great gig, this review is more about the venue. Hope have very strict rules, this includes a parking and entry point restrictions, no food, drinks,10pm curfew for shows etc., - we all need rules but maybe they are a bit over...More

Thank Tony H
Reviewed 2 days ago

A party of 8 of us paid $400 each for Midnight oil tickets combined with premium parking and a "cocktail package". We arrived to no car spaces left in the premium parking, was told to line in a long queue until redirected to another long...More

2  Thank Nina6682015
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Suzi Quatro concert. Only around 7000 people there. As a result, only a handful of food vendors, all over priced, and a Couple of bars. Wine $7 a glass, mostly the Hope brand. Beer unspecified brand. We assume Hope, was a midstrength variety for $7/8...More

Thank katie2686
Reviewed 29 August 2017

We visited HOPE on our second day in the valley and was quite impressed with the cider and the beer, we took a tasting paddle and sat outside as it was quite cool inside. Hubby really liked the gluten free pilsner and I loved the...More

Thank GCPurple
Reviewed 12 August 2017

I had a 25th Birthday lunch booked at Calais Estate but when I had a arrived with my friends they had no idea of the booking. I had arranged platters to be ready upon arrival but they weren't. They were rude an unaccommodating. So we...More

1  Thank Ashlee B
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Management were rude about our group booking. "Can only serve 20 at a time". Really, you cater for large crowds. They tried to rectify the catering but most of the staff couldn't care less. One waitress dropped something on the floor and I'm sure she...More

Thank Christine G
Management response:Responded 9 August 2017

Hi Christine G, It appears that you were in the same group as the review below from Michael so I will respond with a similar reply. I will cover your points as well. I looked into your situation that occurred over the weekend and while...More

Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Of all wineries visited today, the worst by far. Refused our pre-booking. Inconvenienced by our presence. Very disappointing. Manager highly arrogant.More

Thank michaelrX4684KN
Management response:Responded 9 August 2017

Hi MichaelX4684KN, I looked into your situation that occurred over the weekend and while I am disappointed that you feel you didn't have a good time, it appears you either weren't aware of the context of the situation and/or the organisation/persons you booked through did...More

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Jill J
8 December 2016|
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Response from Edleg | Reviewed this property |
Hi Jill J I have no idea, I'm sorry. We were not in the General Admission area.
Mark D
26 October 2016|
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Response from Neale P | Reviewed this property |
It is actually an open air concert venue, so with the grounds available, and dependent on how they configure the venue, you would expect at least 5000.
Trena S
20 October 2016|
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Response from Nicholas T | Reviewed this property |
It's an outdoor venue, and often there is some allocated seating up the front for certain ticket holders, while the rest of the visitors will set themselves up on the surrounding lawn. It's a very relaxed atmosphere.