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Hunter Valley Wine & Food Festival, presented by Wine Selectors, is back for 2021.

Curl up beside an open fire, warm yourself amongst outdoor firepits, enjoy hearty reds, and lazy lunches that roll into dinner, celebrated under the crisp winter open skies. As our vines go into hibernation, we invite you to awaken your senses and join us on a journey of discovery through this diverse wine and food destination.

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Escape the winter blues and explore the warmth of all the experiences that the Hunter Valley has to offer during Hunter Valley Wine & Food Festival with exclusive deals from our HVWFF official accommodation partner, Hunter Valley Resort.

Hunter Culinary Association Food Fight

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Monday 28th June
11:30am - 2:30pm

Cost: $195 (non Hunter Culinary Association members)


The Hunter Culinary Association Food Fight is one of the Hunters longest standing and most popular lunches. Two top Hunter Valley Chefs cook off against two of Sydney’s leading Chefs, in a light hearted competition where the audience are the Judges. Masters of Ceremonies Matt Kemp and Colin Fassnidge ensure that the afternoon is as much fun as it sounds.
The wonderful four course meal, is accompanied by a range of Hunter Valley wines from our leading producers.
Proceeds from the lunch and auction, support and nurture apprentice chefs from with a range of scholarships.

Tickets are available from

$175 for HCA members, $195 non-members, $90 apprentice chefs. Price includes a four course meal, canapes and matching wines

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