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With more than 150 wineries and cellar doors, 65 restaurants and 180 comfy accommodation places to stay, where do you start?

Follow our insider tips by the people who know best… the locals. We ask talented winemakers, chefs, farmers, brewers and journalists to blog about their favourite places and experiences in this fertile wine region.
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June Long Weekend in the Hunter Valley

June Long Weekend in the Hunter Valley

The June Long weekend is the perfect time to pack your bags and escape to the Hunter Valley for a little bit of exploration and adventure. From June 11 until 13, make the most of the fresh days and cool nights with your partner, your family or a group of friends and take the time to reconnect over memorable experiences this Winter in Wine Country. Whether you’re eager to unwind and recharge your batteries with a glass of red next to a cozy open fire pit, or see the sun rise over the region from the heights of a hot air balloon, there is something for everyone to enjoy. With only three days to do so, it’s hard to fit it all in, so to make it simple we have handpicked some of the top activities and events happening across the region.

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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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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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Activities Aplenty: Unwind on the wild side

Activities Aplenty: Unwind on the wild side

Not only a destination for exceptional wines and gourmet food, the Hunter Valley also offers plenty for the nature lovers, thrill seekers and adventurers.

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Mother's Day - Spoil the special ladies in your life

Mother's Day - Spoil the special ladies in your life

What better way to spoil mum this Mother’s Day than an escape to the Hunter Valley? The region is full of fabulous experiences and activities that we're sure will crown you as the favourite child! These are the top gift and experiences from the Hunter Valley that we will be spoiling the ladies with this Mother’s Day.

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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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Chardonnay Queens of the Hunter

Chardonnay Queens of the Hunter

According to Google the “Hunter Valley Chardonnay Queen” royalty comprises a viticulturist, a winemaker and a marketer, all playing their part in the resurgence of Hunter Valley Chardonnay and producing wines that rival the greats of the world. Each queen represents a mighty fine, strong woman all from competing wine businesses yet so aligned in playing their part to producing outstanding wines from one region and all the way from the vineyard to the glass.

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Romantic retreats to Hunter Valley Wine Country: Home of your heart’s desire

Romantic retreats to Hunter Valley Wine Country: Home of your heart’s desire

Fan the flames of romance with an intimate escape to Hunter Valley Wine Country, and the thrill of vintage in full flight. Re-ignite your sense of adventure together, exploring vineyard-fringed wine tasting trails, foraging for indulgences from local cheese-makers, chocolatiers and smokehouses, and ballooning-up to meet the sunrise. Delight your date with a loved-up lunch at a hatted restaurant, or crack a bottle of bubbles and take in the sunset spectacle of rugged mountain ranges glowing gold. Then snuggle down in a hidden-away haven, or lavish your special someone with a five-star stay that caters to every whim.

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It's vintage time! Where you can pick and stomp grapes in the Hunter Valley

It's vintage time! Where you can pick and stomp grapes in the Hunter Valley

As you can expect around vintage time, it’s all go go go here in the Hunter Valley. Our winemakers, viticulturists, vignerons and vineyard staff are all hard at work preparing for the 2022 harvest.

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How to Spend the Summer Holidays in the Hunter Valley

How to Spend the Summer Holidays in the Hunter Valley

Your 2021 guide for summer holiday activities we’re sure the whole family will enjoy!

Planning a trip with the fam to the Hunter Valley these summer holidays? Whether you’ve got tiny tots or young adults in tow we’ve put together our top selection of activities that’ll keep everyone happy!

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