Been to our Long Lunch and think you’ve done Lovedale? Think again! Take time together to really sink your teeth into the romance of this pretty corner of the valley and its intimate cellar doors. Where small batch wines are big on character and hitting it off with our warm and friendly winemakers brings a deep appreciation of what’s to love about the drop we share. A picture-perfect set-off point for hot-air ballooning or a heart-pumping horseback ride. Tee-off for quality time together, meet-up for a cheeky lunch and rock up to locals night. Swept up in the moment? We have a white-washed chapel too!

Make your way

Follow the signs to Lovedale via the Hunter Expressway, just 2 hours from Sydney and under an hour from Newcastle Airport. Lovedale Road exit will take you straight into the heart of where you want to be and we can’t wait to welcome you!

So much to love

Coax yourself out from under that doona! It’s well worth beating the dawn to drift into sunrise over Lovedale, in a hot-air balloon for two. Or up to 15 friends if you want to really share the love! Alight for champagne breaky at a luxury resort, and your aviators may inspire you to carry on your love affair with Lovedale, with mates rates at local cellar doors.

Lovedale Long Lunch is just a tease. Broadening your wine repertoire with vibrant, small batch wines is what we do best, one-on-one with the winemaker at your tasting bench for a personal touch.

Leave the car keys and let a local tour lead you to relax and explore more of our many different wine styles and varietals. Pre-order grazing-to-go for just such adventures, and souvenir premium oils from olive groves along the way, Our signature take on seriously good food is the last-minute lunch. Wonderfully unexpected and thoroughly enjoyable, in natural surrounds as nourishing for the soul as the locally-grown goodness on our menus.

Find your oasis at a day spa beneath Brokenback Ridge. Be moved by decadent chocolate and wine pairings. Hit the smokehouse and farm gates for charcuterie and small farm milk cheeses, so good and so hard to come by anywhere else. Admire local art or try your hand at creativity on a wilderness art retreat.

At the end of your Lovedale day, counting stars in clear night skies at your country estate, or curling up by the fire at your cosy b&b, may seem every bit as rewarding as rubbing shoulders with growers at local’s night down the road.

You’ll love every minute!

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