First Creek Wines

Opening Hours: 9:30am - 500pm

Immerse yourself in the wine experience at First Creek Wines, a family owned and operated winery.

First Creek is a working winery in the heart of Hunter Valley Wine Country, offering a multi-faceted visitor experience:

· View the inner sanctum of the winery through the picture window at First Creek’s  mezzanine tasting room,

· Learn how a wine is made, from bunch to bottle while enjoying a wine tasting from our multi award winning range.

· Taste a diverse selection of classic and emerging varieties, with something suitable for everyone’s price, palate and preference.

· First Creek will arm you with the knowledge and expertise to get the most out of your Hunter Valley experience.

The talented family of winemakers at Frist Creek comprises of Greg, Liz and Shaun Silkman. They lead a team of winemakers with a passion for wine and aspire to transform the best fruit characteristics into premium varietal wine styles. 

Over the past 18th months, First Creek Wines has been awarded a remarkable 12 trophies. Liz is considered by her peers to be one Australia's leading winemakers, wining Winemaker of the Year award in 2016 & 2011. 

First Creek's emphasis on careful fruit selection and a rigorous attention to detail throughout the winemaking process has produced a range of wines that appeals to both critics and consumers alike. 

A 5 red star winery in James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion consecutively each year since 2010, make First Creek Wines a winery not too be missed.


"This Winery offered an excellent tasting from knowledgeable staff. If you are unsure of your palate this may be a good place to start. Wine available by the bottle as well as the case. Without feeling intimidated you can try the wine and I am sure you will find one you love, at least". Roger P December 2016

"I recently visited the First Creek Cellar Door in Pokolbin, and was much impressed with the cellar door, service, and wine on offer". Maurie J December 2016


"Whenever I am in the Hunter, I always stop into First Creek, my favourite winery. First Creek have amazing facilities & outstanding customer service. The staff here at First Creek are very warm, accommodating, knowledgeable, informative & make you feel very welcomed, which makes your wine tasting experience an enjoyable one". Sarah B November 2016


Liz - Jackson - Hunter Valley Winemaker of the Year 2016 & 2011

Special events

Harvest Season Dinner


First Creek Wines is located in the heart of Pokolbin wine country. Travelling from Cessnock along Wine Country Drive, turn left onto Broke Road, then right onto McDonalds Road. First Creek is about 1km along, on your right, opposite Hermitage Lodge.

Operator details

Location: 600 McDonalds Road
Phone: 02 4998 7293
Fax: 02 4998 7294
Location map

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