Opened in 1993, Port Stephens Winery has gained a reputation as a quality destination for families and visitors of all ages. The multi tourism award winning property offers a friendly and relaxing atmosphere in a natural setting.
First planted in 1984, we have more than 4 hectares of vines ranging from whites such as Chardonnay grapes through to the more unusual red Chambourcin grapes.
Our vineyard has deep sandy soils, an abundance of fresh ground water and cool sea breezes from the unique coastal location.
Before the wineries, Bobs Farm had a colourful history. The hamlet was actually named after a convict servant who acted as stockman to a land holder called "Gentleman Smith". After long admiring a tract of property he wished to acquire when he was ‘out of his time', Bob died before his ambition was achieved. Eventually, Magnus Cromarty bought Smith's herd and became owner of the land coveted by the stockman. Since this time, it’s been referred to it as "Bobs Farm". During World War II Bobs Farm was home to 600 Portuguese and Timorese refugees living rough in army tents hidden in bush off Nelson Bay Road.
We grow up to seven different grape varieties at any time. And while these days a lot of our wine is made offsite, you can still learn something new about wine and wine making when you visit.
Red wine is made from the pulp of red or black grapes and fermentation occurs together with the grape skins, providing its colour. White wine is made by fermenting juice which is made by pressing crushed grapes to extract a juice. The skins are removed and play no further role.
Port Stephens Winery shares its home with one of Australia’s leading craft brewers, Murray’s Craft Brewing Co. We think it’s a natural fit – so there’s something for everyone.
Why not extend your winery experience and learn more about craft beer while you’re here?