Drayton’s Family Wines is the oldest winery in Pokolbin with 170 years of experience!
Drayton’s Family Wines is 170 years old and is family owned and fully independent. The Drayton family is passionate about wine and creates high quality wines for you to enjoy on your visit.
Drayton’s Family Wines has wine tastings, a winery tour, events, and a cafe that you can do during your visit.
Enjoy the wine tastings
Drayton’s has a selection of different wine tastings you can book to do. There is a pioneer tasting, a heritage tasting, a pioneer fortified tasting, and a heritage fortified tasting. You’ll learn about the different wines as you’re getting to try them for the first time.
Join the winery tour
Experience a guided tour around Drayton’s Family Wines and learn about the 170 years of history. The tour takes you underground to their Cellar Museum where you get to taste six wines.
Discover the events
Throughout the year there are events happening at Drayton’s Family Wines. There are mainly wine festivals which include tastings, market stalls, live music, and more!
Eat at Café 1853
Next to the cellar door is Café 1953 to taste and enjoy your favourite types of foods like pizza or hot chips. The café has delicious stonebaked pizzas, wines, beer, and a selection of desserts.
Join Club 1853
Drayton’s Family Wines has its own members club that comes with benefits. If you join as a member, you can enjoy a discount at Café 1853, get priority access to new products, promo offers, and events.
The history of Drayton’s Family Wines
Drayton’s Family Wines has a history starting from 1853 when Joseph Drayton bought land in Pokolbin and built the Bellevue. A few years later he planted his first lot of vines.
Joseph and his wife Mary Ann Chick had eight children, and one of their children took over the Bellevue property. Now there have been over six generations who have had part of the winery’s history over the years.
The wines of Drayton’s Family
You can buy and try a range of different wines from Drayton’s Family Wines! Drayton’s has a selection of white, red, fortified, and sparkling wines. Drayton’s has your favourite wine types like shiraz, semillon, and chardonnay to name a few.