Food and Wine
Hunter Valley Wines
A huge variety of high quality wines are grown in the Hunter region, with reds, whites and champagnes to suit a wide range of palates. The Hunter Valley Semillon, a crisp and lemony dry white, has become known as one of Tyrrell's Wines specialties, while the Hunter Valley Shiraz, a medium bodied red wine with hints of spice and a smooth texture, has won De Iuliis Wines several awards.
Best food and wine in the Hunter Valley
The Hunter Valley region attracts more visitors than any other wine region in Australia. It stretches from the Hunter Valley area around Pokolbin and Lovedale to the Upper Hunter area that includes Scone and Muswellbrook.
The region is well known for the number of award-winning wineries and the unique flavours of the red and whites that are produced in the region. With a range of vineyards in the area, there are plenty of opportunities to sample wines directly at cellar doors.
With many wine producers opening their doors to the public, visitors may explore wineries on a self-guided tour or as a member of one of the many pre-arranged tours that operate in the area. Choose from bus tours, or see the region in classic cars, bicycles and horse drawn carriages for something different. Along the way you'll not only sample the Hunter Valley's wines, but also explore about the area's historic wineries, picturesque villas and stunning countryside settings.
The Hunter Valley is also home to a wide range of specialty food producers, including several cheesemakers and olive growers. Some popular local producers include Binnorie Dairy, the Hunter Valley Cheese Factory, Bunna Bunno Olive Grove and Pukara Estate. There are also several breweries in the region.
Other fresh produce farmed in the region can be purchased direct from local growers at one of the many regular farmers markets. Those wishing to experience the Hunter Valley's delicious produce hands-on can learn how to cook up a feast at the Hunter Valley Cooking School.
Sample the Hunter Valley's noteworthy red and white wines directly at the region's many cellar doors. Learn about the history and flavours of Hunter wine as you're guided through each winery's products. Discover how the wines are manufactured, following the journey from the vine to the bottle.
Experience the Hunter Valley's diverse wineries and superb wines with a pre-arranged or self-guided tours of the Hunter region. Choose from a private or group tour in a bus, classic car, horse-drawn carriage or bicycle, and sample local wines directly at the cellar door.
Pay a visit to one of the region's weekend farmers markets and purchase fresh, locally-grown produce. Celebrate the region's food and wine, at one of the many annual festivals and events. Prepare a feast at a cooking school or learn all about local wines at the Hunter Valley Wine School.
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