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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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Stay n' Sip crowned 2023 Hunter Valley Tourism Operator of the Year

Stay n' Sip crowned 2023 Hunter Valley Tourism Operator of the Year

Media Release: July 2023

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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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Hunter Valley Wine & Beer Festival returns next weekend

Hunter Valley Wine & Beer Festival returns next weekend

Friday June 16, 2023

A stellar line-up of wineries, brewers and entertainers confirmed for 2023 Hunter Valley Wine & Beer Festival – Saturday 24 June, 2023 

 

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Behind the scenes Winery Tours

Behind the scenes Winery Tours

This time of year the Hunter Valley is buzzing with action as harvest and vintage take place across our vineyards and wineries. If you’re visiting the region over the next few weeks you may come across large groups of pickers out at dawn until dusk harvesting this year’s crops, or tractors on the roads transporting tonnes of fruit from the vineyard to be crushed in the winery. Whatever the activity - it usually means vintage and with it, a crop of new whites and reds to enjoy. There is no better time to partake in a behind the scenes winery tour whilst the wineries are in full swing with their work.

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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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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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Pet friendly getaway in the Hunter Valley

Pet friendly getaway in the Hunter Valley

For many pet owners, the hardest part about travelling is leaving our four-legged companions behind. Luckily for us, most venues in the Hunter Valley are in the same boat – pooches are part of the family and in many cases, staff rosters as well. You’ll find that many wineries and even restaurants will have a resident fury friend on-site, in charge of the hellos and goodbyes.

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Alluring al-fresco dining and tasting experiences in the Hunter Valley

Alluring al-fresco dining and tasting experiences in the Hunter Valley

 

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​Fireside tastings - the best places to sip and sit fireside

​Fireside tastings - the best places to sip and sit fireside
​If warming reds, fortified wines, toasted marshmallows and log fires is your idea of the perfect winter's day, you're in luck. Here's a list of cosy cellar doors where fine wines, flames and friends go hand in hand. Pictured: Oakvale Wines.Blueberry Hill Vineyard​Blueberry Hill keeps their firepit cranking from 4.30-6pm on Friday and Saturday...
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