A leading light in the new wave of Hunter winemakers, Margan Family Winegrowers produces some of the valley's best small-volume wines. Try their full-bodied Verdelho, rosé-style Saignée Shiraz, and Certain Views Cabernet Sauvignon. A riper-than-most Semillon is the flagship, and the 2004 Decanter World Wine Awards rated Margan's botrytis Semillon the world's best sweet wine at its price point (around A$20)—it's delicious. The ultramodern rammed-earth-design cellar
door and restaurant is in the tiny village of Broke, 20 km (12 miles) from Pokolbin. Many items on the fine-dining Margan restaurant lunch menu are sourced from the chef's vegetable and herb garden on-site, along with fresh eggs. Tasting plates are a great way to sample many of the dishes on offer such as panetta-wrapped quail.