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Preserving history: Take a deep dive into our new Hunter Valley Heritage Cairn Trail

Preserving history: Take a deep dive into our new Hunter Valley Heritage Cairn Trail
​As the oldest commercial wine region in Australia, it's no surprise Hunter Valley Wine Country is filled with historical landmarks. Honouring the importance and significance of our region, the recently launched Hunter Valley Heritage Cairn Trail follows those landmarks which have influenced the course of, or made a significant contribution to, the...
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A taste of the best of the Hunter - The Distinguished Dozen, Thomas Wines

A taste of the best of the Hunter - The Distinguished Dozen, Thomas Wines
Thommo and Andy sound like a comedy duo, or a breakfast team on local radio. Winemaker Andrew Thomas from Thomas Wines and chef Andy Wright from Pokolbin Catering Co. are, in fact, deadly serious about food and wine and their collaborations are some of the hottest tickets for June's Hunter Valley Wine and Food Festival.Join them to explore 12 vinta...
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Three generations make Scarborough Wines a family affair

Three generations make Scarborough Wines a family affair
Not only are three generations of the Scarborough family actively involved, but the tasting room is in the old family homestead on Gillards Road in Pokolbin.The recently renovated facility is set up for groups large and small and you'll almost certainly meet a Scarborough, whether that be founders Ian and Merralea Scarborough, winemaker son Jerome ...
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Stress-free stays. Different ways to explore the Hunter Valley with our tour guide experts

Stress-free stays. Different ways to explore the Hunter Valley with our tour guide experts
Ditch the designated driver arguments – the secret to a stress-free getaway is to book a local tour guide to give you an insider's guide to the Hunter Valley. We have hop-on, hop-off buses, small group tours, individual tour guides, horse carriages, helicopters – you name it! We have done the hard yards for you with our top picks below. Sit back, r...
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Countryside Delights: Hunter Valley’s Top Outdoor Activities

Countryside Delights: Hunter Valley’s Top Outdoor Activities
As officials have laid out a three-step plan to reopen Australia after the coronavirus crisis, there are hopes that the third step could be achieved as early as July. Each state and territory is anticipating when they can be moved from one step to the next, and the Hunter Valley will certainly be an active destination once the doors open.With a hos...
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