Fire destroys event space at Hunter Valley winery

event space
Photo: Kearsley Fire and Rescue

The main event space at Tamburlaine Organic Wines in Pokolbin has been destroyed after a fire ripped through the building.

It took a total of 50 firefighters more than four hours to extinguish the fire, with winery owner Mark Davidson telling ABC Radio the incident was “a shock”.

“We’ve been here for 38 years and we haven’t had an incident like this,” he said.

Davidson said the venue had been booked out over the coming weeks but they would find a way to make alternative arrangements.

“We’ve got great staff and we’ll make something happen, we know plenty of facilities in Pokolbin,” he said.

Davidson said the fire could have been caused by a lightning strike from a severe storm that swept across the region.

“It was a massive strike and that must have triggered it,” he said.