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Red, White and Gold take centre stage at the 50th CCL Hunter Valley Wine Show

Red, White and Gold take centre stage at the 50th CCL Hunter Valley Wine Show

2022 CCL Hunter Valley Wine Show Trophy Winners Announced

Commemorating its 50th milestone, the CCL Hunter Valley Wine Show’s week of celebrations kicked off on Monday 15th August with wine show judging at Singleton Lone Pine Barracks and concluded with an industry celebration at Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley on Friday 19th August. The luncheon was attended by over 350 industry professionals to recognise and celebrate the achievements of the Hunter Valley wine industry.

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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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  • 25741, 56816, 139690, 99293, 56690, 56695, 140671, 56722, 141260, , 128461, 97033, 67510, 139683, 66142, 97372,
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Sacred Shiraz Sites of the Hunter Valley

Sacred Shiraz Sites of the Hunter Valley

The Hunter Valley is renowned for producing world class Shiraz and stylistically it’s in a world of its own. The region’s signature red variety generates a great deal of intrigue, consistently tops wine columns and shapes out wine shows and guides and has firmly secured the Hunter Valley’s position as one of the great Shiraz producing regions of the world.

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  • 57022, 56749,
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Semsational Hunter Valley Semillon

Semsational Hunter Valley Semillon

It could be that the critters and molluscs that littered the ancient sea floor more than 250 million years ago can be credited for some of the spectacular soils which now adorn the golden circle of Semillon producing vineyards, arguably the best sites in the world.

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  • 139652, 57046
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Northern Exploration: Visit the Upper Hunter

Northern Exploration: Visit the Upper Hunter

Next time you visit Hunter Valley Wine Country, save some space in your itinerary to venture a little further and explore the northern part of the region. Known for open, green grasslands, stunning national parks, fine wining and dining and plenty of history, the Upper Hunter offers a memorable trip with plenty on offer to experience.

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  • 79133, 79133, 26146, 6882, 67931, 128472
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Delicious Degustation's

Delicious Degustation's

"What is a degustation?" one may ask themselves when deciphering the fancy word on a dining menu. ‘Degustation’ is a French word for ‘tasting’. So, it’s literally a menu that offers you a series of different dishes to sample and try.

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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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Feel-good fortifieds: top of the winter drops

Feel-good fortifieds: top of the winter drops
​It's the dead of winter and that usually conjures up dreams of a luscious, lip-smacking tipple beside an open fire – right? And a warming glass of fortified wine is just what the doctor ordered to chase away those shivery chills.So, what's a fortified wine? They're wines that have had some distilled grape spirit (like brandy) added to them, increa...
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