THE GRAPEVINE BLOG

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Picturesque Pools: Top spots to swim in the Hunter Valley

Picturesque Pools: Top spots to swim in the Hunter Valley

In the scorching heat of summer, when the sun beats down relentlessly, finding relief becomes a priority. While an ice-cold beverage provides a momentary reprieve, there's nothing quite like the invigorating sensation of plunging into a refreshing body of cool water.

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Wine Selectors 15 top rated things to try in the Hunter Valley

Wine Selectors 15 top rated things to try in the Hunter Valley

An easy two-hour drive from Sydney and Australia’s oldest wine region, the Hunter Valley has so much on offer. From award-winning wineries and exceptional restaurants to hot-air ballooning and concerts under the stars, there’s always something to keep you going back for more.

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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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Best bubbles to pop this festive season

Best bubbles to pop this festive season

It’s time to deck the halls and pop the bubbles this December as we near the end of another year and enter the festive season. Whether it’s Christmas Day, New Years Eve, or an unexpected visit from family, we have plenty of drops to fill your flutes with this December.

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New Year's Eve in the Hunter Valley

New Year's Eve in the Hunter Valley

Kick off 2024 in the Hunter Valley at one of the many spectacular events happening over the region. From bubbles and canapes upon arrival, to show-stopping fireworks displays, there is plenty of fun to be had this New Year’s Eve in the Hunter Valley. Here are some of the events on offer: 

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Stay and Play: Summer Accommodation Deals in the Hunter Valley

Stay and Play: Summer Accommodation Deals in the Hunter Valley

Summer is officially underway and what better way to welcome the warm weather than a cheeky getaway to start the year. As the warm breeze ushers in the season, dive into a getaway that suits your style, from family-friendly resorts to luxurious retreats, all nestled in the heart of the Hunter Valley. Check out some of the stay deals for Summer below.

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Chris Tyrrell elected as 6th Hunter Valley Wine & Tourism Association President

Chris Tyrrell elected as 6th Hunter Valley Wine & Tourism Association President

Chris Tyrrell, CEO of Tyrrell’s Wines has been elected as the new President of the Hunter Valley Wine & Tourism Association (HVWTA), replacing Stuart Hordern, Senior Winemaker at Brokenwood, who stands down after his two-year term.

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NSW Wine Awards winners as smooth as Silk

NSW Wine Awards winners as smooth as Silk

MEDIA RELEASE: 13 November 2023

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Celebrate this festive season in your own private dining room

Celebrate this festive season in your own private dining room

Private dining rooms offer the perfect blend of restaurant-quality food and service, paired with the intimate ambiance and comfort of your own home. Ideally, that space isn't in your own home either – it's in one of Hunter Valley’s finest restaurants, where a team of skilled professionals takes care of all the details. Fortunately, this dream can become a reality. While they come at a premium price, they are unmatched for special occasions like birthdays or end of year celebrations. Here's a list of venues to consider when booking your end of year functions for 2023.

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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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