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With more than 150 wineries, 65 restaurants and 180 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.

TWIST AND SHOUT: HUNTER SHIRAZ BLENDS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT

TWIST AND SHOUT: HUNTER SHIRAZ BLENDS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT
​​Nothing says winter more than a glass of red wine in front of a roaring fire. It's the perfect time to try a Shiraz with a twist.Shiraz is the kingpin red in the Hunter Valley, with some of the oldest vines in the country, but today's winemakers are taking Shiraz to an edgy new place, blending it with some different varieties.Of course, you'll ha...
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TOP 10 MOST INSTAGRAMMED SPOTS IN THE HUNTER VALLEY

TOP 10 MOST INSTAGRAMMED SPOTS IN THE HUNTER VALLEY
Love to share your Hunter Valley experiences? Don't we all. Here are the top places that people love most from their memorable trips to Wine Country.​1. HUNTER VALLEY GARDENSWhether it's the Ferris Wheel or the flowers, peeps love posting pics from this 14-hectare garden wonderland. They take shots of the 10 themed gardens but the Mad Hatter's Tea...
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WINTER BELLY-WARMERS: PIES TO DIE FOR

WINTER BELLY-WARMERS: PIES TO DIE FOR
​Whether you're munching on a pie on the sideline watching the Pokolbin Reds play rugby or dining fireside on a restaurant shepherd's pie, it's hard to resist a good pie in winter. Here are some top spots where you can tuck into a tasty pie.BISTRO MOLINES"Whether it's being eaten as a snack or a meal, a pie is ideal for winter as it is rich, warm a...
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AUGUST ALES: WHAT'S ON TAP RIGHT NOW

AUGUST ALES: WHAT'S ON TAP RIGHT NOW
The Hunter Valley beer scene is really hoppin' with a tasty collection of award-winning breweries.​HOPE BREWHOUSE​Crowned Champion Small Brewery at the Craft Beer Awards in 2016, this brewhouse in the Hope Estate wine and concert complex also took home gold, silver and bronze medals at this year's Australian International Beer Awards and Independen...
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FIRESIDE FEASTING. BEST SPOTS TO DINE THIS WINTER.

FIRESIDE FEASTING. BEST SPOTS TO DINE THIS WINTER.
​Feeling the chill? Here's the inside scoop on the best spots to dine by a fireplace in the Hunter Valley (with a glass of red in hand). ​RIDGEVIEW RESTAURANTRidgeView Restaurant Executive Chef Donna Hollis and her team use fresh local produce to create their seasonal menu whilst their organic vegetable garden is tendered daily to supplement the fr...
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TOP 10 THINGS TO DO THESE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

TOP 10 THINGS TO DO THESE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS
There is a lot more to the Hunter Valley than award winning wineries and restaurants (I mean, that in its own right is nothing short of amazing!). What many may not know is that the Hunter Valley ticks all the boxes for dad, mum AND the kids, as the ideal school holiday destination. Breathe in the sweet valley air and explore the destination with s...
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