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Winter Warmers: Best red wines to open fireside

Winter Warmers: Best red wines to open fireside

As winter settles in, there's no better way to embrace the season than by cosying up next to a crackling fire with a glass of Hunter Valley red wine. Known for producing some of Australia's finest red wines, the Hunter Valley offers the perfect selections for those intimate winter evenings. Here's a curated list of the best Hunter Valley red wines that promise to warm your heart and enhance your fireside experience.

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

26 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 26 places or events to indulge in all things food and wine fireside this Winter. 

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Top fireside spots to warm up this Winter in Wine Country

Top fireside spots to warm up this Winter in Wine Country

It’s not only lap cats and dogs who like to snuggle up by the warmth and glow of a fire and bask in the heat. Many of us humans enjoy relaxing and snuggling up by the fireside just as much, both at home and when away. 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. So, grab your partner, a hearty bottle of Hunter Shiraz, and a bag of marshmallows for the ideal, low-key Hunter Valley Winter date. Here are our top fireside date spots this Winter in Wine Country.

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Cosy cottages, cabins & hideaways in the Hunter Valley

Cosy cottages, cabins & hideaways in the Hunter Valley

Are you seeking a relaxing, intimate getaway without the crowds or common areas that can be found at hotels? Does the idea of retro board games fireside with a glass of red in hand appeal to you? Or how about unwinding in your own private hot spa, set on an impressive, private acreage with rolling hill views?

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Twist and shout: Hunter shiraz blends you need to know about

Twist and shout: Hunter shiraz blends you need to know about
​​Nothing says winter more than a glass of red wine in front of a roaring fire. It's the perfect time to try a Shiraz with a twist.Shiraz is the kingpin red in the Hunter Valley, with some of the oldest vines in the country, but today's winemakers are taking Shiraz to an edgy new place, blending it with some different varieties.Of course, you'll ha...
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