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Discover the Around Hermitage food and wine trail in the Hunter Valley

Discover the Around Hermitage food and wine trail in the Hunter Valley

There are numerous reasons to spend a few days in the vicinity of Hermitage Road, located in the north-west corner of Pokolbin. Marvel at breathtaking views, explore dozens of charming boutique wineries and cafes, visit a brewery or two, and discover plenty of enjoyable activities if lounging by the pool isn't your preferred pastime.

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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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Giddy Up in the Hunter Valley this Melbourne Cup

Giddy Up in the Hunter Valley this Melbourne Cup

Horse racing aficionados insist that the iconic race that brings the nation to a standstill deserves a celebration that is truly exceptional. That's why we've curated a guide highlighting some of the finest experiences in the Hunter Valley.

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Spring Flings: Sip your way into Spring!

Spring Flings: Sip your way into Spring!

What better way to welcome the warm weather than to gather with friends over good food and wine on a glorious Spring Day. Whether it’s a sit down, degustation delight on a long table among an enchanted pear grove, or kicking back with spring-style cocktails, live music and watching the sun set, there is plenty of options to tickle your fancy.

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Wine Selectors' Heart of the Hunter

Wine Selectors' Heart of the Hunter

This article has been supplied by Wine Selectors. 

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Mum's the word this May in the Hunter Valley

Mum's the word this May in the Hunter Valley

This Mother's Day, treat Mum to a luxurious, well deserved escape to the Hunter Valley. The region is renowned for its wineries, but it also has a host of wonderful experiences and activities that will make Mum feel like the queen she is. Here are the best gifts and experiences you can give Mum from the Hunter Valley region to show your appreciation and crown you as the favourite. 

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What to do in the Hunter Valley at Night

What to do in the Hunter Valley at Night

The Hunter Valley is well known for its day time activities, you can drive through beautiful vineyards, enjoy long lunches in amazing restaurants and sample the world class wines from a vast range of cellar doors - there is also plenty to discover at night.

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Wine & Food Events: What's on in Wine Country

Wine & Food Events: What's on in Wine Country

Autumn in the Hunter Valley is a fusion of endless days of sunshine and warmth followed by crispy, clear evenings, the perfect setting to come together over good food and wine with loved ones. A time when wine, food and connection is a focus for the region, come and discover why the Hunter Valley’s reputation for food and wine is second to none. There are so many wine and food events in the region during this time that it can be hard to know where to start. Whether you are travelling with friends, with your family, or with your partner, we have helped unpack some of the events taking place over the next few weeks for you. 

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Delicious Dining in Delights

Delicious Dining in Delights

Picture yourself relaxed and of good cheer, living the Hunter Valley good life to the full in accommodation that feels both like an escape as well as a home away from home. You wouldn’t want to leave, right? Sometimes the best way to unwind is spending time with your significant other, family or friends in the privacy of your own abode. Whether it’s basking in the sunshine around the pool or curling up by the fire and admiring the sweeping sunset views your vista boasts, sometimes you just want to dine in and save yourself the fuss of the leave. We’ve helped narrow down our top picks for tasty takeaways for both snacking and dining.

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Live Music Destinations

Live Music Destinations

The Hunter Valley has made its mark on the nation's live music map having hosted some of the biggest names in the world including Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Fleetwood Mac and Elton John. If you’re in the mood for some live music during your stay, you don’t always need to plan and source a ticket to one of these headline shows. Here are some of the top places to kick-back to live music each weekend in the region. Whether you’re after sunshine, vine side acoustic blues in the afternoon or a sun-drenched beer garden with a band covering all the classics, there is no better way to celebrate the end of the week than with some great vino and vibes.

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