Food and wine in Lovedale
As a major Hunter Valley wine-producing area, Lovedale dates back to the early 1800s when local wheat and general produce farmers turned to grape growing.
Lovedale is an interesting community of boutique wineries, quality guesthouses and B&B accommodation, good restaurants and some fun activities, such as ballooning and horse-riding.
Only a couple of hours from Sydney, Lovedale is a pleasant base for touring the local wineries, where you can buy direct from the cellar door. Be sure to visit historic St Paul’s Rothbury cemetery in Wilderness Road and see where the famous winemaking families have been laid to rest. Nearby, be sure to visit Pokolbin and Cessnock.