Upper Hunter Food and Wine
Endowed with rolling plains and rugged mountains, the Upper Hunter has an interesting rural history - and a taste for the good life.
Upper Hunter Valley food and wine
The Hunter Valley is the oldest continuously planted wine region in Australia. The wineries of the Upper Hunter can be explored via the Upper Hunter Valley Wine Trail which will help you discover labels from boutique wineries that you won't find in your local bottle shop.
As you tour the vineyards, you'll pass through small country towns such as Sandy Hollow and Merriwa where you can buy local produce and sample olives and macadamia products.The region has a long tradition of eating well - check out local markets such as at Aberdeen and Murrurundi.
Sample beautiful Hunter Belle Cheeses and the wonderful range of olive oils produced by local olive farms, including the Pukara Estate, both in Muswellbrook.
The Upper Hunter has plenty of food and wine events throughout the year. It's worth visiting in May for the Upper Hunter Wine and Food Fair in Denman, showcasing the best of the area's gourmet food producers, olive growers and vineyards.