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Fifteen must-try wine and food pairing experiences

Next time you visit the Hunter Valley, get ready to tantalize your taste buds with one of the region's unique wine and food pairing experiences. Our expert winemakers have meticulously curated pairings that highlight the finest local produce complimenting the region's acclaimed wines. Indulge in one (or several) of these unforgettable culinary adventures that showcase the very best of Hunter Valley's gourmet offerings.

1. Savannah Pie and Wine Tasting

The Pie and Wine Tasting experience at Savannah Estate is a culinary journey that combines the goodness of gourmet pies paired with the range of Savannah Estate wines. Guests are treated to a selection of four meticulously crafted gourmet pies, each bursting with unique and flavourful fillings. To complement these delectable pies, participants have the opportunity to savor four carefully chosen wines from Savannah Estate's collection. Click here to learn more. 

2. Brokenwood 'Match' Experience

Enjoy a seated wine and food flight with a selection of six Brokenwood wines matched with bite-sized canapés. Available for guests over 18 years of age only. Please advise dietary requirements in advance, on the day dietary alterations cannot be accommodated. $70 per person, click here to learn more. 

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3. Hungerford Hill Epic Tasting Experience

The award-winning Epic Tasting Experience at Hungerford Hill is designed for the discerning palate. It brings together the best of wine and food in perfect harmony… it’s a moment you’ll never forget. Featuring a mini-degustation of Hungerford Hill wines matched to bite-sized dishes created by award-winning two hatted Muse Restaurant. Let our expert staff guide you through each tasting course with in-depth knowledge of food and wine pairings. $60 per person, click here to learn more. 

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4. Saddler's Creek Bluegrass and Burgers

Explore full bodied red wines featuring the current release and cellared releases from the Saddler’s Creek Bluegrass range, which have been aged for 8 years. There are six wines to sample from the iconic Bluegrass collection, matched with gourmet lamb, pork and beef sliders prepared three ways.$55.00 per person, click here to learn more. 

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5. Tulloch Hunter Heroes Wine Pairing Experience

Immerse yourself in the history of Tulloch Wines in Australia's oldest wine region, the Hunter Valley. In this tasting 6 Tulloch Wines have been chosen to perfectly represent the 'Hunter Heroes', the best known grape varieties of the Hunter being Semillon, Shiraz, Chardonnay & Verdelho. Included in this tasting is a wine from our museum cellar giving you an opportunity to taste and compare an aged Hunter wine alongside current release wines paired with a range of local charcuterie and cheeses.$50.00 per person, click here to learn more. 

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6. Saltire Cheese and Wine pairing

Take your wine tasting to the next level by indulging in our Wine and Cheese Tasting Experience. We've sourced four mouth-watering cheeses from the local Lovedale dairy, Binnorie Dairy, to create the perfect pairing for our premium range of wines. Our knowledgeable staff will guide you through the pairing process and help you discover how each cheese and wine complement each other. From the smooth and creamy Pesto Labna paired with our aged Traditional Method Sparkling, to the rich and decadent Duetto matched with our luscious Muscat, each pairing is a flavor sensation that is sure to impress. $25.00 per person, click here to learn more. 

7. Glandore Wine & Chocolate Pairing

Using vibrant and fresh ingredients Adora creates high quality and unique handmade chocolates. Glandore have been working with Adora for a few years now creating an unforgettable Hunter experience that will take your senses on a journey like no other. Your experience will be led by one of our cellar door crew and with them you will taste six of our handcrafted wines matched with a chocolate. Be amazed as you experience new tastes and textures as the wine and chocolate work together to create harmony and balance on your palate. $40.00 per person, click here to learn more. 


8. Wine House Hunter Valley Sparkling Tea and Chocolate Matching

Looking for an alternative to wine while in wine country? Not a problem! The Buds and Beads sparkling tea range is the perfect indulgent pairing of non-alcoholic Sparkling Tea with artisan chocolate. $35.00 per person, click here to learn more. 

9. Radica Tasting Experience at Briar Ridge

Experience the pinnacle of our portfolio here at Briar Ridge Vineyard. Taste our most premium wines and savour the moment with a nosh of local and imported delicacies. Our professional team will guide you through a minimum of 6 Single Vineyard wines which showcase the terroir and quality of our estate vineyards in their past & present. Presented in varietal specific glassware from Riedel and paired with either Manchego & flatbread or a selection of canapés, this is the perfect experience for those that want to see the best of Briar Ridge Vineyard. $25.00 per person, click here to learn more. 

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10. Wild Ren Chocolate and Wine Pairing

Come on a guided wine adventure and taste WREN's favourite 6 wines perfectly matched with an exquisite range of hand-crafted chocolates. Sit back and enjoy as we take you on a decadent Wine and Chocolate journey.

11. Boydell's Winter Wine and Dine Pairing

Our Winter Menu is here and filled with warming wintery dishes. Diners are offered the opportunity to upgrade their dining experience with our wine pairing package. Our team will perfectly pair your menu selection, & palate, to a range of Boydell's wines taking the experience to whole new level. They'll discuss the wines and the stories behind them along your journey. Click here to learn more. 

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12. Stomp! Wines and Chocolate Pairing

Stomp! Wines has just released a new Wine & Chocolate Experience. Pairing four of their wines with Hunter Valley Chocolate Company chocolates guests are taken on the journey of how to pair & why these pairings were selected. Guests can also purchase & take home their own "Wine & Chocolate Pairing Kit to have fun with friends & their new learnings. Bookings essential & via the website here.

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13. The Ultimate Margan Experience

Embark on the Ultimate Margan Experience for a guided wine, dine and tour experience that will take you exploring through Margan's sustainably farmed vineyard, one-acre kitchen garden and winery, tasting some excellent wines along the way. Then relax in our hatted restaurant for a long lunch, enjoying our latest farm-to-table tasting menu. Add on a Margan wine match for the ultimate estate-grown food and wine matching experience. Click here to learn more. 

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14. Tempus Two Wine and Chocolate Pairing

Visit the Tempus Two Cellar Door for a tasting experience in our private tasting room including four Premium Cellar Door Exclusive wines matched with a selection of four premium chocolates. Click here to learn more. 

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15. Latitude 32 Wines Dumping and Wine Pairing 

Join the team at Latitude 32 Wines for a delicious wine and dumpling pairing! Let their team take you through their single vineyard range, each wine paired with a different dumpling. From $35 per person, click here to make a booking. 



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