About Us

Our story: Usher Tinkler Wines was founded by its namesake in 2015, born from his desire to forge his own distinct style of winemaking. Nearly 10 years on and Usher Tinkler has become one of the most exciting and progressive producers the Hunter Valley has to offer. With the cellar door operating out of the original Church of Pokolbin, the team showcases a diverse range of wholly estate produced wines, accompanied by a unique salumi bar offering. Moving into the future, Usher hopes to continue to produce thought provoking wines that show the Hunter in a new light.

Meet Our Winemakers

Born and raised in the Hunter Valley, Usher grew up surrounded by vineyards planted by his Grandparents. Usher graduated with a Bachelor of Wine Science from Charles Sturt University while also working for well-known vineyards around the world, with 5 vintages in Burgundy including the Grand Cru Chardonnay Domaine Eteinne Sauzet. On the 4th of December 2015 he opened the doors of his own Cellar Door and launched Usher Tinkler Wines.

Meet Our Team

Usher Tinkler

Throughout his career Usher has spent time working for:

  • Tyrells, Hunter Valley
  • Mount Pleasant, Hunter Valley
  • Pooles Rock, Hunter Valley
  • Brands, Coonawarra
  • Domaine Etienne Sauzet, Puligny Montrachet, Burgundy
  • Château de Chamilly, Chamilly, Burgundy
  • Domaine Jean Collet et Fils, Chablis, Burgundy
  • Elio Altare, La Morra, Barolo