Scenic vineyards view, Hunter Valley by Destination NSW
Hunter Valley Wineries
Filled with bright, clear days in winter, and warm, lazy days in summer, the Hunter Valley is the perfect destination for those who want to get away from it all. Take in the glorious greens and rich reds of the New South Wales countryside, enjoy clear, unpolluted air, and marvel at the Hunter Valley vineyards that stretch as far as the eye can see. Whether you want to take a winery tour, sample the extraordinary local produce, or just kick back and relax, the Hunter Valley provides the perfect setting.
Wineries & Vineyards
Emerging as a successful wine-growing region in the 1820s the Hunter Valley has long known the benefit of rich, fertile soils and warm, humid temperatures.
The Hunter Valley is home to some of the oldest and best-known wine producers in the country. With over 180 years in the business, these producers have a wealth of experience in growing and producing their own unique wine styles.
Famous wine families like the McWilliams', Tullochs and Tyrrells all have homes in the Hunter Valley, while names like Murray Tyrrell, Len Evans, Audrey Wilkinson and Maurice O'Shea have become part of the fabric of the region.
While steeped in tradition, the Hunter Valley also boasts new and upcoming talent in the wine industry. As well as the more traditional Hunter Valley wineries, there are also numerous innovative young growers, utilising new techniques to develop new styles and flavours.
Take in magnificent vistas of the region on a vineyard tour with a difference. Ride a bike between cellar doors or drive through the picturesque countryside from one winery to the next.
It’s ON! in NSW – Hunter Valley
The Hunter brings together a superb calendar of events during this beautiful time of year. Enjoy the highly anticipated Hunter Valley Wine and Food Festival, now held for two months across May and June. A lively celebration of all things culinary, take part in winemaking masterclasses, vineyard tours, food and wine trails, cooking classes, long lunches, open fires and much more. Join Whispering Brook for their annual Long Table Luncheon, held alfresco amongst the estate's olive groves with spectacular views over the Broke Fordwich region. Participate in the Cork and Fork Cup at the magnificent Vintage Golf Course, where winemakers and chefs indulge you with delights as you play. Or join the captivating and popular Lovedale Arts Trail, where visitors can explore galleries and studios and meet the artists behind the incredible works.
...a trip round the wineries is a must. Tours of the vineyards & wineries can be arranged directly in advance but can also be made by simply turning up at the cellar door. You may also wish to look at an official wine tour to take in several wineries throughout a day.
You can use your own transport, travel as part of a group, or even by horse and carriage. For a bird's eye view of this stunning region, why not take a helicopter or hot air balloon tour.