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Emma's Cottage Vineyard Lovedale

Cellar Door Lovedale Wine Club Disabled Access


Hours: 12pm to 6pm Friday, 10am to 5pm Saturday, 10am to 4pm Sunday

Enjoy premium award winning boutique from seven varieties of vines planted nearly 30 years ago. Home of the famous Pirates Treasure Liqueur Shiraz and Ruby sparkling red. Guests are welcomed with true family hospitality. Come join us, make new friends, feed your soul with great wine, art and food and leave 'Time' at the gate for just awhile.


Emma's Cottage Vineyard is a secret garden hidden from view on Wilderness Road. You will find at Emma's Cottage Vineyard that our total focus is on quality. Taste premium boutique wines produced from vines planted nearly 30 years ago. 
When you visit our cellar door you will experience welcoming family hospitality, meet people who are passionate about wine and what they do. We love presenting a great product for your enjoyment. All our wines are made from grapes that we have loved and cared for on our own property.  

Every decision we make in the vineyard is aimed at providing the best quality wine for you to enjoy. And as winemaker says, “good grapes are what make good wine”.

Our art gallery displays works from Hunter based artists and artisans. The works are changed regularly, and there are regular exhibitions, and our artists are often bringing in their latest piece to hang.

And if you are looking for a place to stay when you visit the Hunter Valley. Stay in one of our comfortable cottages which overlook our vineyard. Wake up to gorgeous sunrises and the sound of birds. The perfect place to visit, stop and relax!

If you love premium hand-picked boutique wines, then Emma's Cottage Vineyard has to go on your “must do” list!


  • Cellar Door
  • Art Gallery
  • Small Group tastings
  • Air Conditioned
  • Cellar Door Only Wines
  • Disabled Access
  • Functions/Weddings/Group Bookings
  • Group Tastings (by prior appointment max 12)
  • Wine Club
  • Accommodation on Site

Map & Directions

438 Wilderness Road


How to find us:

From the South

Join the “M1” and head North towards Newcastle. Turn left onto the Hunter Expressway which exits the M1 at the Newcastle Interchange, follow the signs to “Hunter Valley Wineries” and the signs to Singleton. Stay on the Hunter Expressway for 27.5km and exit left following the signs to “Lovedale”. At the roundabout turn left and stay on Lovedale Rd for 2.5km then turn right onto Wilderness Road. Emma’s Cottage (438 Wilderness Rd) is 4.38km on the right.

From the West

Turn off the New England Highway at Branxton, and head South toward Cessnock. You will be on Wine Country Drive (sometimes known as Branxton Rd). Follow this road from Branxton for 9km’s then turn left into Wilderness Rd. Emma’s Cottage Vineyard is 1.1km on your left.

From the North and Newcastle airport

Head towards Sydney, Kurri Kurri and Cessnock, go straight across the roundabout that intersects the M1, crossing onto John Renshaw Drive and head towards Kurri Kurri and Cessnock. Follow the signs to Hunter Valley Wineries and Singleton exiting John Renshaw Drive right onto the Hunter Expressway at the Buchanan Interchange. Stay on the Hunter Expressway for 17.5km and exit left following the signs to “Lovedale”. Stay on Lovedale Rd for 2.5km then exit right onto Wilderness Rd. Emma’s Cottage (438 Wilderness Rd) is 4.38km on the right.



Phone: 02 4998 7734
Mobile: 0416187791