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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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Wine-tasting with a view: 10 Insta-worthy cellar doors you won’t want to miss!

Wine-tasting with a view: 10 Insta-worthy cellar doors you won’t want to miss!
If you're on a mission to find first-class vinos and views, look no further. Here are 10 sensational spots with cinematic views that are every Instagrammer's dream come true… with lip-smacking Hunter wines to sample and snap too. AUDREY WILKINSON VINEYARDThe panoramic views from this historic Pokolbin cellar door has made it one of the most like...
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Hermitage Road - The Hunter's Hedonistic Playground

Hermitage Road - The Hunter's Hedonistic Playground
​There are so many reasons to spend a few days around Hermitage Road in the north-west corner of Pokolbin. Jaw-dropping views, dozens of boutique wineries and cafes, a brewery or two, as well as loads of fun things to do if lying by the pool just isn't your thing.Running from Broke Road in the south to the New England Highway at Belford, this sun-s...

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