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HUNTER VALLEY BLOG

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.

Celebrate Mother's Day, Hunter Valley style

Celebrate Mother's Day, Hunter Valley style
It's time to spoil the special ladies in your life with an exclusive experience, gift voucher of gift pack from Hunter Valley Wine Country. Heavenly Hunter MassageMothers are Angels in disguise. A Heavenly Hunter Massage treatment would be the very finest reward. For the Mother or Mother like people in your life, show them how much they are apprec...
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July School Holiday activities in the Hunter Valley

July School Holiday activities in the Hunter Valley
​For our friends and followers who are still able to travel, especially those in our own backyard, we are pleased to still be able to bring you a number of COVID safe events and activities that are going ahead for the July school holidays in compliance with current restrictions. We've got something fun for all ages and plenty of outdoor activities ...
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Countryside Delights: Hunter Valley’s Top Outdoor Activities

Countryside Delights: Hunter Valley’s Top Outdoor Activities
As officials have laid out a three-step plan to reopen Australia after the coronavirus crisis, there are hopes that the third step could be achieved as early as July. Each state and territory is anticipating when they can be moved from one step to the next, and the Hunter Valley will certainly be an active destination once the doors open.With a hos...
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5 TOP WINERY TOURS

5 TOP WINERY TOURS
​With more than 150 wineries, the Hunter Valley really overdelivers when it comes to wine-tasting. But if you really want to learn more about the wine you're swirling around in your glass, booking a winery tour is your best bet. Not all wineries let you go behind-the-scenes, but there are a bunch of wineries that run scheduled tours, so you can get...
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Romantic retreats you'll fall head over heels for

Romantic retreats you'll fall head over heels for
There's nothing quite like a dose of country air and rural charm to set a romantic scene. Add a snug hideaway, delicious wine and quality alone time together and it's lights, camera, action. Hands-on action! These places to stay get the big tick for passionate pampering with beautiful vineyard and bushland backdrops. But don't despair if they're ...
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5 Restaurants tailor-made for group dining

5 Restaurants tailor-made for group dining
Getting the gang together for a long lunch or delicious dinner is super-easy in the Hunter Valley with 50 plus fabulous eateries. You can break bread amid the bustle of the main dining room, which is always fun, but if you want to spoil yourself with a discreet outing away from the crowd we've got that covered too. Here are five favourites that of...
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Wine-tasting with a view: 10 Insta-worthy cellar doors you won’t want to miss!

Wine-tasting with a view: 10 Insta-worthy cellar doors you won’t want to miss!
If you're on a mission to find first-class vinos and views, look no further. Here are 10 sensational spots with cinematic views that are every Instagrammer's dream come true… with lip-smacking Hunter wines to sample and snap too. AUDREY WILKINSON VINEYARDThe panoramic views from this historic Pokolbin cellar door has made it one of the most like...
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Crush Camps: Where you can pick and stomp grapes in the Hunter 2020

Crush Camps: Where you can pick and stomp grapes in the Hunter 2020
Want to experience the thrill of grape picking and crushing during the 2020 Hunter vintage? It's our 192nd vintage and that makes us the oldest continuous wine region in Australia!Not surprisingly, our winemakers think they know a thing or two about making great wine. We've seen it all… great vintages – 1965, 2007, 2014, 2017, 2018 – and some not s...
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The best bottles for a party? Magnums!

The best bottles for a party? Magnums!
​Bigger IS better when you want to have the best party ever. When you're planning a big bash you want something that will make a huge impact with party goers. Come on down magnums. They're the ideal size for a crowd – these big beauties hold 1.5 litres, so that's equivalent to two normal-sized bottles or 12 glasses of wine. Yep, loads of lovely win...
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The wedding trends to know when you're getting hitched in the Hunter

The wedding trends to know when you're getting hitched in the Hunter
Planning your dream destination wedding? Then you'll want to know what the biggest wedding trends in the Hunter are right now, so we asked three local wedding specialists what people are pumped about when tying the knot. CHRIS ELFES – PHOTOGRAPHY ON HERMITAGE​Chris Elfes also says the trend is for more casual, informal weddings."Most couples want ...
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