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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.
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Pet friendly getaway in the Hunter Valley

Pet friendly getaway in the Hunter Valley

For many pet owners, the hardest part about travelling is leaving our four-legged companions behind. Luckily for us, most venues in the Hunter Valley are in the same boat – pooches are part of the family and in many cases, staff rosters as well. You’ll find that many wineries and even restaurants will have a resident fury friend on-site, in charge of the hellos and goodbyes.

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Top 5 sweet spots in the Hunter Valley

Top 5 sweet spots in the Hunter Valley

Treat yourself in Hunter Valley Wine Country and indulge in all things sweet and dangerous. From exquisite, hand crafted bon bons, mouth-watering hot chocolates and gourmet gelatos, the Hunter Valley offers a range of unique sweet treats for sweet tooth's of all kinds. Even the non-sweet tooth's will find something they'll enjoy.

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Top fireside spots to warm up this Winter in Wine Country

Top fireside spots to warm up this Winter in Wine Country

It’s not only lap cats and dogs who like to snuggle up by the warmth and glow of a fire and bask in the heat. Many of us humans enjoy relaxing and snuggling up by the fireside just as much, both at home and when away. There’s something welcoming and comforting about a fireplace that can make you feel completely at home whilst on a holiday. When the weather cools down, the Hunter Valley is always ready to turn the heat up with plenty of winter warmer options. From fiery outdoor bonfires, to intimate in-house log fires, there is something for a range of occasions. So, grab your partner, a hearty bottle of Hunter Shiraz, and a bag of marshmallows for the ideal, low-key Hunter Valley Winter date. Here are our top fireside date spots this Winter in Wine Country.

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Northern Exploration: Visit the Upper Hunter

Northern Exploration: Visit the Upper Hunter

Next time you visit Hunter Valley Wine Country, save some space in your itinerary to venture a little further and explore the northern part of the region. Known for open, green grasslands, stunning national parks, fine wining and dining and plenty of history, the Upper Hunter offers a memorable trip with plenty on offer to experience.

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Activities Aplenty: Unwind on the wild side

Activities Aplenty: Unwind on the wild side

Not only a destination for exceptional wines and gourmet food, the Hunter Valley also offers plenty for the nature lovers, thrill seekers and adventurers.

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