THE GRAPEVINE BLOG

Looking for the latest news, stories, tips and local knowledge to help plan your trip? Discover what is happening on the Hunter Valley Grapevine.

The Hunter Valley's Hidden Gem Broke Fordwich

The Hunter Valley's Hidden Gem Broke Fordwich

Find your tribe and take the road less travelled to Broke Fordwich, the ultimate country tiny town to explore, savour and unwind

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What to do in the Hunter Valley at Night

What to do in the Hunter Valley at Night

The Hunter Valley is well known for its day time activities, you can drive through beautiful vineyards, enjoy long lunches in amazing restaurants and sample the world class wines from a vast range of cellar doors - there is also plenty to discover at night.

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Where to charge your electric vehicle in the Hunter Valley

Where to charge your electric vehicle in the Hunter Valley

 

Visiting the Hunter Valley in your electric vehicle? We have you covered for stations to charge your EV! See below the closest places to recharge your vehicle in the Hunter Valley: EV car

  1. Cessnock City Council: Cessnock City Council offers free charging for electric vehicles in their car park located on Vincent Street.

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Wine & Food Events: What's on in Wine Country

Wine & Food Events: What's on in Wine Country

Autumn in the Hunter Valley is a fusion of endless days of sunshine and warmth followed by crispy, clear evenings, the perfect setting to come together over good food and wine with loved ones. A time when wine, food and connection is a focus for the region, come and discover why the Hunter Valley’s reputation for food and wine is second to none. There are so many wine and food events in the region during this time that it can be hard to know where to start. Whether you are travelling with friends, with your family, or with your partner, we have helped unpack some of the events taking place over the next few weeks for you. 

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The Perfect Pairing: Chocolate and Wine Tastings

The Perfect Pairing: Chocolate and Wine Tastings

As Valentine’s Day approaches, it’s not too late to plan the perfect romantic getaway with your significant other. If you’re looking for something unique and special, why not head to Hunter Valley for a romantic wine and chocolate pairing date?

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Behind the scenes Winery Tours

Behind the scenes Winery Tours

This time of year the Hunter Valley is buzzing with action as harvest and vintage take place across our vineyards and wineries. If you’re visiting the region over the next few weeks you may come across large groups of pickers out at dawn until dusk harvesting this year’s crops, or tractors on the roads transporting tonnes of fruit from the vineyard to be crushed in the winery. Whatever the activity - it usually means vintage and with it, a crop of new whites and reds to enjoy. There is no better time to partake in a behind the scenes winery tour whilst the wineries are in full swing with their work.

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Summer Semillons

Summer Semillons

The warming weather means refreshing, easy drinking vinos are to be chilled on ice, and what better poolside beverage to have in your glass than a clean, zesty Semillon? Often referred to as the region’s white icon variety, Hunter styles of Semillon are known for being a young, light, lemon citrus wine before blossoming into a highly complex, nutty, toastier style with a bit of age. Here are some of our top summer drinking Semillons for the warm weather. 

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Delicious Dining in Delights

Delicious Dining in Delights

Picture yourself relaxed and of good cheer, living the Hunter Valley good life to the full in accommodation that feels both like an escape as well as a home away from home. You wouldn’t want to leave, right? Sometimes the best way to unwind is spending time with your significant other, family or friends in the privacy of your own abode. Whether it’s basking in the sunshine around the pool or curling up by the fire and admiring the sweeping sunset views your vista boasts, sometimes you just want to dine in and save yourself the fuss of the leave. We’ve helped narrow down our top picks for tasty takeaways for both snacking and dining.

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Grand Group Accommodation Offerings

Grand Group Accommodation Offerings

When it comes to the best of the best for group accommodation offerings, look no further than the Hunter Valley. Whether you’re looking for somewhere special to celebrate a birthday or anniversary, somewhere to house a full wedding tribe or simply a home away from home for a family getaway, the Hunter Valley boasts plenty of options. From quaint and cosy two to three-bedroom cottages to the spacious ten plus bedroom exquisite homesteads, no matter what the size of your group there are plenty of options to suit individual needs.

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Live Music Destinations

Live Music Destinations

The Hunter Valley has made its mark on the nation's live music map having hosted some of the biggest names in the world including Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Fleetwood Mac and Elton John. If you’re in the mood for some live music during your stay, you don’t always need to plan and source a ticket to one of these headline shows. Here are some of the top places to kick-back to live music each weekend in the region. Whether you’re after sunshine, vine side acoustic blues in the afternoon or a sun-drenched beer garden with a band covering all the classics, there is no better way to celebrate the end of the week than with some great vino and vibes.

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