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Hunter Valley Wine & Food Month


Love food & wine? Then you’ll love Hunter Valley Wine & Food Month!

Hunter Valley Wine & Food Month is a month-long celebration of the region’s fine wine and food. The Hunter Valley is home to over 150 wineries and with over 60 decadent events to choose from, we’ve handpicked the ultimate itinerary.

Just two-hours north of Sydney, or fly into Newcastle airport a weekend getaway in the Hunter Valley is a 'must do' this June.

Going to a Garden Party

Stroll through Roberts Circa 1876’s organic garden with Executive Chef George Francisco with a glass of Champagne Taittinger and then sit down to a 3 course lunch featuring produce from the garden.

When: Sunday 22 June 2014, 12pm

Where: Roberts Circa 1876 Restaurant, 64 Halls Rd, Pokolbin

Bookings: 02 4998 4998, $75 pp


The Original Margan 100 Metre Meal

Enjoy estate grown Suffolk lamb with garden vegetables with a glass of White Label Barbera. Everything is grown on site within 100 metres of the restaurant! Bookings essential

When: Every Friday-Sunday in June, 12-3pm

Where: Margan Restaurant & Winery, 1238 Millbrodale Rd, Broke

Bookings: 02 6579 1372 $45pp


Icon vs Icon: Grange vs Hunter

Taste Australia’s most iconic wine ‘Penfolds 2009 Grange’ against 3 of the Hunter’s Icons. Taste the wines at your own leisure or join a master class at no extra cost. Bookings required for master class.

When: Daily in June 2014, 10am-5pm

Where: Small Winemakers Centre, 426 McDonalds Rd, Pokolbin

Booking: 02 4998 7668 $58pp


Hands on Gnocchi Making Class

A fun, hands-on gnocchi making class followed by a 2 course lunch including the gnocchi dishes prepared by chefs right at your table, using the gnocchi you made. Bookings required

When: Saturday 7 & Saturday 21 June 2014, 11.30am-2pm

Where: Il Cacciatore at Hermitage Lodge, 609 McDonalds Rd, Pokolbin

Booking: 02 4998 7639 $110pp


Garden to Plate Cooking School

Tour the beautiful Margan Kitchen Garden with gardener Pat Hansson, then head to the kitchen for a cooking school with renowned chef Michael Robinson. Afterwards enjoy a leisurely lunch matched with award winning Margan wine. Bookings essential.

When: Friday 13th & Friday 20 June 2014, 10am

Where: Margan Winery, 1238 Millbrodale Rd, Broke

Booking: 02 6579 1372 $85pp


Eat, Drink, Run – Progressive Lunch

A progressive lunch for serious foodies and wine lovers. Travel by bus between 4 venues, grazing along the way on oysters, canapés and tasting plates by renowned local chef Matt Dillow, with matching Hunter wines. Bookings essential.

When: every Saturday & Sunday in June 2014, 10am-3pm

Where: First Creek Wines, Gartelmann Wines, The Deck Café, Verandah Restaurant & Twine Restaurant

Booking: 02 4998 7293, $110pp


Breakfast in the Air

Experience the wide open skies and enjoy a selection of Peterson House breakfast canapés and bubbles whilst floating above the scenic Hunter Valley with Restaurant Cuvee & Balloon Aloft. Bookings essential.

When: Every Saturday in June 2014, Sunrise

Where: Meet at Peterson House, Cnr Broke Rd & Wine Country Drive, Pokolbin

Bookings: 1300 723 279, $319pp


Fireside Port & Cheese Tasting

Join the Tintilla family by the fire & learn about different winemaking techniques. Taste a range of delicious liqueurs wines and examples of vintage and barrel-aged styles. Bookings required.

When: Every Saturday in June 2014, 4.30-6pm

Where: Tintilla Estate, 725 Hermitage Rd, Pokolbin

Bookings: 02 6574 7093, $30pp


High Tea at Café Elan

High Tea at Café Elan is a decadent affair in the cosy lounge best shared with friends or family. Indulge in Tea Forte teas and a tiered platter of delightful treats, served on crisp white linen and vintage crystal. Bookings required.

When: Every Friday-Monday in June 2014, 9am-5pm

Where: Chateau Elan, Vintage Dr, Rothbury

Bookings: 02 4998 2501, from $45pp

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