205 Gillards Road, Pokolbin
The estate is home to the Constable family, who have landscaped an awe-inspiring garden containing many unique sculptures. Cradled against the magnificent Brokenback Ranges within this world famous wine region, Constable Estate’s boutique charm and has earned a reputation as one of the most beautiful and successful vineyards in Australia.
In 1963, David Constable went to Wee Waa to attend a board meeting of a cotton plantation he and some friends had recently acquired. One of his associates, who flew up in his own plane, experienced engine problems on the return journey to Sydney and was forced to land at Cessnock Airport. After renting a car and looking at nearby vineyards, he became convinced that wine could be a more interesting investment than cotton. Subsequently, the same group purchased a 323-hectare farm owned by dairyman Alan Hungerford. This became Hungerford Hill, a vineyard listed on the Sydney Stock Exchange. The company quickly expanded, and was proud to introduce Australia’s first ‘bag in the box’ wine.
19 years later, in early 1982, David was in London with his wife Ida when he received a telephone call notifying him that Hungerford Hill was selling some property – three blocks of approximately 15 hectares. Sight unseen, he decided to purchase one in partnership with his long term friend, Michael Hershon. Later that year, David returned to Australia and began the process of transforming the 15 hectare site from a vacant block with several ailing vines into the beautiful property now known as Constable Estate.
Our wines have won trophies and gold medals from various national and state shows, testament to our ability to consistently produce a wide range of distinguished and world-class wines that suit the palates of anyone who is searching for ones that stand out.
As one of the most successful and well-known wineries in Australia, our team at Constable Estate is more than happy to welcome wine tasting parties to our vineyard to enjoy a day sampling our finest.
David Constable is an avid horticulturalist. Over 32 years, he has created numerous gardens of extraordinary beauty. All are welcome to have a walk around from 10am-4pm, 7 days a week. Please note we are closed some public holidays so call our cellar door to confirm. We will provide you with a map for your convenience, giving you the chance to discover our Oak Walk, Sculpture Park, Camellia Garden, Secret Garden, Millennium Walk, Rose Garden, and much more.
The Len Evans Memorial Lookout
On Friday 12 September 2014, the Len Evans Memorial Lookout was unveiled by his widow Trish. The lookout commemorates Len’s immense contribution to the Hunter Valley wine industry and is appropriately located in the heart of his beloved Valley, with unbroken, breathtaking views over the region. Visitors are welcome seven days a week from 10am-4pm.