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Emma's Cottage Vineyard Cellar Door

Restaurant Lovedale


Hours: 2pm to 6pm friday, 10am to 5pm Sat & Sun


Emma's Cottage Vineyard has to go on your “must do” list!! You will find at Emma's Cottage Vineyard that our total focus is on quality. You will experience the small, friendly, family operation that is how the Hunter started. Every decision we make in the vineyard is aimed at providing the best quality wine to our customers in an atmosphere that cares about what YOU think. 

All our wines are made from grapes that we have loved and cared for on our own property and as David Hook has said “good grapes are what make good wine”. The meaning of the word “Terroir” is hard to define, but it refers to everything that goes into the process of producing great grapes. You will get a taste of how fulfilling it is to produce the best quality grapes available then serve the product to you and enlighten you to the steps involved. You will experience the lifestyle choice that you may wish to make at some time in your life. On top of a great experience you can take home great Emmas Cottage wine, not available anywhere else. Do yourself a favour – don’t miss out!! Visit this unique Hunter Valley accommodation today!

Don’t forget that Megan Barrass is an acclaimed fine artist and you can experience her passion for life in the gallery at the cellar door.


  • Accommodation on Site
  • Air Conditioned
  • Cellar Door Only Wines
  • Cellar Door Sales
  • Disabled Access
  • Functions/Weddings/Group Bookings
  • Gallery On Site
  • Group Tastings
  • Group Tastings (by prior appointment)
  • Picnic Facilities
  • Wine Club

Map & Directions

438 Wilderness Road


How to find us

From the South.

Join the “F3” and head North towards Newcastle. You will find a McDonalds rest stop approximately 30 minutes into the journey. Your turn off to Cessnock and the Hunter Valley is 30km from McDonalds.

Follow the signs to Cessnock and Branxton. As you leave Cessnock you turn onto “Wine Country Drive” (sometimes known as Branxton Rd or Allandale Rd) heading North towards Branxton. After 5 km’s you will pass Cessnock airport and the Visitor information centre (worth a stop to gather reference material for your stay) on your left. Keep traveling North along Wine Country Drive for another 7km, turning right into Wilderness Rd. Emma’s Cottage Vineyard is 1.4km on your left.

From the North

Turn off the new England Highway at Branxton, heading South for Cessnock. You will be on Wine Country drive (sometimes known as Branxton Rd). Follow this road from Branxton for 7km’s then turn left into Wilderness Rd. Emma’s Cottage Vineyard is 1.4km on your left.

Phone: 02 4998 7734