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Fifteen must-try wine and food pairing experiences

Fifteen must-try wine and food pairing experiences

Next time you visit the Hunter Valley, get ready to tantalize your taste buds with one of the region's unique wine and food pairing experiences. Our expert winemakers have meticulously curated pairings that highlight the finest local produce complimenting the region's acclaimed wines. Indulge in one (or several) of these unforgettable culinary adventures that showcase the very best of Hunter Valley's gourmet offerings.

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26 fireside wine and food experiences to try this Winter in the Hunter Valley

26 fireside wine and food experiences to try this Winter in the Hunter Valley

There’s something welcoming and comforting about a fireplace that can make you feel completely at home whilst on a holiday. When the weather cools down, the Hunter Valley is always ready to turn the heat up with plenty of winter warmer options. From fiery outdoor bonfires, to intimate in-house log fires, there is something for a range of occasions. Here are 26 places or events to indulge in all things food and wine fireside this Winter. 

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Fall in love with Lovedale

Fall in love with Lovedale

It’s no surprise that some people base themselves in Lovedale and explore no more. Local cellar doors are small and intimate but make character-laden wines to a very high standard. Experience sunset trike tours, a charming trattoria, artisan smokehouse, small farm cheeserey, cooking and amazing ballooning. Here's all the inspiration you need for your next getaway.

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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 her favourite.

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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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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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