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Hunter Valley Wine & Tourism Industry conduct traditional smoking ceremony ahead of 2024 Vintage

Hunter Valley Wine & Tourism Industry conduct traditional smoking ceremony ahead of 2024 Vintage

Over one hundred local winemakers, vignerons, and representatives from the tourism industry gathered this morning at Tyrrell’s Wines to partake in the Hunter Valley Vintage Smoking Ceremony, led by local Wannaruah elder, Uncle Warren.

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Wine Selectors 15 top rated things to try in the Hunter Valley

Wine Selectors 15 top rated things to try in the Hunter Valley

An easy two-hour drive from Sydney and Australia’s oldest wine region, the Hunter Valley has so much on offer. From award-winning wineries and exceptional restaurants to hot-air ballooning and concerts under the stars, there’s always something to keep you going back for more.

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All things Christmas in the Hunter Valley

All things Christmas in the Hunter Valley

 ‘Tis the season to put up the tree, wrap the presents and unwind with family and friends after another big year. Make the most of Christmas in the Hunter Valley this festive season. We have compiled a list of festive events and where to dine on Christmas Day. 

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New Year's Eve in the Hunter Valley

New Year's Eve in the Hunter Valley

Kick off 2024 in the Hunter Valley at one of the many spectacular events happening over the region. From bubbles and canapes upon arrival, to show-stopping fireworks displays, there is plenty of fun to be had this New Year’s Eve in the Hunter Valley. Here are some of the events on offer: 

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Celebrate this festive season in your own private dining room

Celebrate this festive season in your own private dining room

Private dining rooms offer the perfect blend of restaurant-quality food and service, paired with the intimate ambiance and comfort of your own home. Ideally, that space isn't in your own home either – it's in one of Hunter Valley’s finest restaurants, where a team of skilled professionals takes care of all the details. Fortunately, this dream can become a reality. While they come at a premium price, they are unmatched for special occasions like birthdays or end of year celebrations. Here's a list of venues to consider when booking your end of year functions for 2023.

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