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We advise you to contact individual businesses direct to check their operating status or call the Hunter Valley Visitor Information centre on 02 4993 6700 for information on our region before visiting. To stay up-to-date with the latest weather updates and warnings, please check the BOM website or download the BOM app. For traffic updates or any road closures please download the Live Traffic iPhone app / Android app or visit the Live Traffic website.

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HUNTER VALLEY BLOG

With more than 150 wineries and cellar doors, 65 restaurants and 180 comfy accommodation places to stay, where do you start?

Follow our insider tips by the people who know best… the locals. We ask talented winemakers, chefs, farmers, brewers and journalists to blog about their favourite places and experiences in this fertile wine region.

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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What a week for Hunter husband and wife wine stars

What a week for Hunter husband and wife wine stars
What a week for the Margan family from Margan Wines and Restaurant in the Hunter Valley.First Lisa Margan graduated from the WSET Diploma in Wine and Spirits course.Then her husband, Andrew Margan, was named Hunter Valley Winemaker of the Year at the Hunter Legends Awards.He was previously named 2015 Viticulturalist of the Year and has consistently...
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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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Hunter Valley preparing for a month-long party

Hunter Valley preparing for a month-long party
The Hunter Valley is back baby. One of Australia's favourite adult playgrounds is pulling in visitors following Covid-19 and few regions can match the Hunter when it comes to cellar doors, restaurants, distilleries, golf courses and day spas.But with numbers still down and precautions in place you won't have anyone jostling you for position at tast...
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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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Celebrate Mother's Day, Hunter Valley style

Celebrate Mother's Day, Hunter Valley style
It's time to spoil the special ladies in your life with an exclusive experience, gift voucher of gift pack from Hunter Valley Wine Country. Heavenly Hunter MassageMothers are Angels in disguise. A Heavenly Hunter Massage treatment would be the very finest reward. For the Mother or Mother like people in your life, show them how much they are apprec...
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Fun has no restrictions in Wine Country these Easter holidays

Fun has no restrictions in Wine Country these Easter holidays
At last, a holiday period with no Covid limitations is on the calendar, and the Hunter Valley is ready to dial it up! There is something for everyone this Easter weekend and school holidays, from action-packed, family friendly experiences to relaxing, afternoon lawn games to keep the kids occupied whilst you unwin...
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