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Easter for Adults - Wine and Chocolate Pairings

​It's nearly Easter Holidays here in the Hunter Valley and if you think the Easter Bunny only has plans to treat your children, think again! We have you covered with the perfect Wine and Chocolate pairings and have simplified your search for the perfect pair these holidays. If you manage to find the right balance in their characteristics and flavour profiles, you may have just discovered your new guilty pleasure. After all, Easter has no age limit right? 

​The perfect indulgence of artisan chocolate and premium wine. Four super premium wines paired with the Hunter Valley's most exclusive handmade, hand painted chocolates from from Cocoa Nib.

To Book: https://www.exploretock.com/winehousehuntervalley/

Greenway Wines have been working with a chocolatier who has designed chocolates especially to match their wines - and are offering guided wine, chocolate & cheese tastings.

A delicious addition to the Greenway wine tasting experience, the Wine, Cheese and Chocolate tasting explores the boundaries of food and wine matching and is designed to maximise the enjoyment of our wines. Anne Greenway has partnered with the fabulous Wonderland Kitchen to take your tastebuds to heaven. Your cellar door host will guide you through a tasting of the full list of Greenway wines, four of which have a cheese or chocolate match specifically developed to compliment the wine and help you better understand the art and science of wine and food matching.

Available Good Friday, Easter Saturday and Easter Sunday

To book: Call Greenway Wines at 02 6579 1175

This special tasting will be exclusively available over the Easter Weekend: April 14th - April 18th. Showcasing the 2017, 2015, 2014 and 2013 vintages of their Black Label Shiraz, expertly paired with local Cocoa Nib Bonbons for the ultimate Easter experience. 

Guided by your dedicated Scarborough host, your tasting will consist of the following pairings: 

  • 2017 Black Label Shiraz and a black forest bonbon 
  • 2015 Black Label Shiraz and a raspberry delight bonbon 
  • 2014 Black Label Shiraz and a Vietnamese coffee bonbon 
  • 2013 Black Label Shiraz and a lamington bonbon. 

To book click here or for more information phone (02) 4998 7563.


​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.

PLEASE NOTE - We will only accept bookings up to a maximum of TEN people. If your group is over ten please call us to discuss 02 4998 7140. 


Experience the indulgence of artisan chocolate made locally in the Hunter Valley paired with the mouth-watering flavours of Tulloch Wine. Which wine is best with white chocolate and can you enjoy chocolate with dry red wines? It's time to find out!

This unique wine experience includes:

  • Private seated tasting with introduction by a Wine Ambassador or Educator
  • 5 Tulloch wines to taste
  • 5 hand made chocolates to match
  • Individual tasting mat to help guide your tasting experience
  • Take home wine experience guide with additional information and details
For more information or to book click here.

Indulge in ​five luxurious Madam Cocoa chocolates paired with Saltire Estate wine. Book now for this exciting tasting experience! 

Only at Saltire Estate can you experience premium wine matched with Madam Cocoa's visually beautiful and wickedly decadent creations. Be delighted by such pairings as sweet and zesty lemon ganache wrapped in a delicate blanket of smooth and creamy white chocolate shell with Saltire's acclaimed Claremont Traditional Method Sparkling. Just delicious! 

To book your experience or more information click here

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