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Following eased restrictions announced by the NSW Government, Hunter Valley Wine Country is open for business to Regional NSW residents. For opening hours of individual Wine Country businesses, please contact the business direct. Please ensure you stay up-to-date with the latest travel advice and current restrictions by visiting the NSW Government website.

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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.

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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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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Hunter Valley preparing for a month-long party

Hunter Valley preparing for a month-long party
The Hunter Valley is back baby. One of Australia's favourite adult playgrounds is pulling in visitors following Covid-19 and few regions can match the Hunter when it comes to cellar doors, restaurants, distilleries, golf courses and day spas.But with numbers still down and precautions in place you won't have anyone jostling you for position at tast...
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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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