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Six new must-do cellar doors in the Hunter Valley

Six new must-do cellar doors in the Hunter Valley

With so many cellar doors and wineries, you are truly spoilt for choice in the Hunter Valley. Next time you plan on visiting us, be sure to check out these brand new or recently renovated cellar doors here in the region.

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

25 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 25 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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Vibrant Verdelhos

Vibrant Verdelhos

When you think of Hunter Valley wine, Semillon, Shiraz and Chardonnay probably all come to mind but have you tried our vibrant Verdelhos? While Verdelho may not command the same level of recognition as our esteemed Semillon and Chardonnay varietals, it doesn't aspire to. Rather, it holds its own as a delightful introductory wine, particularly suited for those seeking an occasional indulgence. Bursting with vibrant and robust flavours reminiscent of a refreshing fruit salad, it embodies the essence of vitality in every sip. Verdelho isn't a wine meant for deep contemplation; rather, it beckons you to share its convivial nature with friends, offering a perfect accompaniment to moments of relaxation and camaraderie. Prepare to be pleasantly surprised by how swiftly each glass is savoured and enjoyed in the company of loved ones. Here are some of our top picks for Vibrant Hunter Verdelhos 

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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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Hunter Valley Wine & Tourism Industry conduct traditional smoking ceremony ahead of 2024 Vintage

Hunter Valley Wine & Tourism Industry conduct traditional smoking ceremony ahead of 2024 Vintage

Over one hundred local winemakers, vignerons, and representatives from the tourism industry gathered this morning at Tyrrell’s Wines to partake in the Hunter Valley Vintage Smoking Ceremony, led by local Wannaruah elder, Uncle Warren.

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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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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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How to create the perfect wine cellar in your home

How to create the perfect wine cellar in your home

Imagine this: a cosy corner of your home adorned with exquisite bottles of wine, meticulously organised and perfectly preserved. That's the charm of having a wine cellar in your house.

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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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