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HUNTER VALLEY BLOG

With more than 150 wineries and cellar doors, 65 restaurants and 180 comfy accommodation places to stay, where do you start?

Follow our insider tips by the people who know best… the locals. We ask talented winemakers, chefs, farmers, brewers and journalists to blog about their favourite places and experiences in this fertile wine region.

Special holiday packages to get you through Summer

Special holiday packages to get you through Summer
​The Hunter Valley is a place to celebrate life and passion. More importantly, Hunter Valley Wine Country is the place to celebrate you.Plan your Summer getaway to Hunter Valley Wine Country and treat yourself, loved ones, family or friends to a holiday to remember! Explore the natural beauty of the Hunter Valley and discover its hidden gems and pe...
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Christmas All Wrapped Up: Give a Taste of the Good Life

Christmas All Wrapped Up: Give a Taste of the Good Life
​Looking for that special gift this Christmas? Here in Hunter Valley Wine Country there's plenty of hidden treasures that'll make the perfect Christmas present. The Hunter Valley is filled with incredible local produce, famous wines, award-winning restaurants and memorable experiences. Put together your own gift pack by shopping at each of our uniq...
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Bucket List School Holiday Activities

Bucket List School Holiday Activities
​It's no secret that when school holidays come around it doesn't take long to run out of things to do to keep the children busy. The Hunter Valley can be just as enjoyable for the children and teenagers as it is the adults. Whether you're looking to keep the children busy with adventure, action, excitement or relaxation, we've got you covered.There...
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Blissful Escapes: Journey to Hunter Valley Wine Country

Blissful Escapes: Journey to Hunter Valley Wine Country
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TAKEAWAY TIPPLES: SPECIAL COVID-19 DEALS & DELIVERIES

TAKEAWAY TIPPLES: SPECIAL COVID-19 DEALS & DELIVERIES
Self-isolating and need a supply of wine? Hunter Valley wineries can come to the rescue offering special deals and super-fast delivery so you can enjoy your favourite tipples while lounging in your trackie dacks in lockdown. Our winemakers have had a tough year with drought, bushfires and now, for many, temporary closure of their cellar doors to ad...
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5 TOP WINERY TOURS

5 TOP WINERY TOURS
​With more than 150 wineries, the Hunter Valley really overdelivers when it comes to wine-tasting. But if you really want to learn more about the wine you're swirling around in your glass, booking a winery tour is your best bet. Not all wineries let you go behind-the-scenes, but there are a bunch of wineries that run scheduled tours, so you can get...
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Wine-tasting with a view: 10 Insta-worthy cellar doors you won’t want to miss!

Wine-tasting with a view: 10 Insta-worthy cellar doors you won’t want to miss!
If you're on a mission to find first-class vinos and views, look no further. Here are 10 sensational spots with cinematic views that are every Instagrammer's dream come true… with lip-smacking Hunter wines to sample and snap too. AUDREY WILKINSON VINEYARDThe panoramic views from this historic Pokolbin cellar door has made it one of the most like...
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Crush Camps: Where you can pick and stomp grapes in the Hunter

Crush Camps: Where you can pick and stomp grapes in the Hunter
Want to experience the thrill of grape picking and crushing during the 2020 Hunter vintage? It's our 192nd vintage and that makes us the oldest continuous wine region in Australia!Not surprisingly, our winemakers think they know a thing or two about making great wine. We've seen it all… great vintages – 1965, 2007, 2014, 2017, 2018 – and some not s...
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Gorgeous gifts for the festive season and beyond

Gorgeous gifts for the festive season and beyond
Looking for a unique gift or stocking filler? Then it's time you filled your Christmas list with goodies from the Hunter Valley. We're blessed with tons of delicious drops, so wine lovers, beer drinkers and G&T fans are all taken care of. We also have plenty of extraordinary experiences including gourmet dining, balloon flights, cooking cl...
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The best bottles for a party? Magnums!

The best bottles for a party? Magnums!
​Bigger IS better when you want to have the best party ever. When you're planning a big bash you want something that will make a huge impact with party goers. Come on down magnums. They're the ideal size for a crowd – these big beauties hold 1.5 litres, so that's equivalent to two normal-sized bottles or 12 glasses of wine. Yep, loads of lovely win...
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