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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.

Best Spots for a Hunter Valley Picnic

Best Spots for a Hunter Valley Picnic

Cover image credit: McLeish Estate

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Honouring Hunter Valley Shiraz on International Shiraz Day 2021

Honouring Hunter Valley Shiraz on International Shiraz Day 2021
22 July is the day to shine for one of the Hunter Valley's most popular varietals. Step forward, Hunter Valley Shiraz.To honour International Shiraz Day, we sat down this week, in the birthplace of Shiraz in Australia, with Andrew Thomas of Thomas Wines.Andrew, award-winning Hunter Valley winemaker, shared with us his expert knowledge on Shira...
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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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What a week for Hunter husband and wife wine stars

What a week for Hunter husband and wife wine stars
What a week for the Margan family from Margan Wines and Restaurant in the Hunter Valley.First Lisa Margan graduated from the WSET Diploma in Wine and Spirits course.Then her husband, Andrew Margan, was named Hunter Valley Winemaker of the Year at the Hunter Legends Awards.He was previously named 2015 Viticulturalist of the Year and has consistently...
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