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Looking for the latest news, stories, tips and local knowledge to help plan your trip? Discover what is happening on the Hunter Valley Grapevine.

Savoury or Sweet? Fresh Hunter Valley produce delivered to your door

Savoury or Sweet? Fresh Hunter Valley produce delivered to your door
Who doesn't love a beautiful cheese, distinctive olive oil or rich dark chocolate to accompany their favourite Hunter Valley wine? Thanks to the impressive line-up of passionate producers here in the Hunter Valley we are spoiled for choice. We've found our pick below of local delicacies that you can still enjoy at home alongside the great choice o...

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Hunter Valley inspired recipes to enjoy at home

Hunter Valley inspired recipes to enjoy at home
When we think about holidays, the memories of what we ate and drank always looms large in the memory. With so much time to both dream of holidays past, and plan for more holidays in the future, why not revisit memories of the Hunter Valley with this gorgeous three course meal inspired by some of our signature restaurants and producers.ENTRÉE ...

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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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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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Countryside Delights: Hunter Valley’s Top Outdoor Activities

Countryside Delights: Hunter Valley’s Top Outdoor Activities
As officials have laid out a three-step plan to reopen Australia after the coronavirus crisis, there are hopes that the third step could be achieved as early as July. Each state and territory is anticipating when they can be moved from one step to the next, and the Hunter Valley will certainly be an active destination once the doors open.With a hos...
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Romantic retreats you'll fall head over heels for

Romantic retreats you'll fall head over heels for
There's nothing quite like a dose of country air and rural charm to set a romantic scene. Add a snug hideaway, delicious wine and quality alone time together and it's lights, camera, action. Hands-on action! These places to stay get the big tick for passionate pampering with beautiful vineyard and bushland backdrops. But don't despair if they're ...
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5 Restaurants tailor-made for group dining

5 Restaurants tailor-made for group dining
Getting the gang together for a long lunch or delicious dinner is super-easy in the Hunter Valley with 50 plus fabulous eateries. You can break bread amid the bustle of the main dining room, which is always fun, but if you want to spoil yourself with a discreet outing away from the crowd we've got that covered too. Here are five favourites that of...
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