Upper Hunter Food and Wine


Gourmet delights

In the beautiful Upper Hunter you’ll be delighted with the delicious range of wines, olive oils, handmade cheeses and other gourmet produce. A fine selection of restaurants will whet your appetite. For fresh seasonal produce, browse the monthly Denman Farmers Market.

  • Hunter Belle Cheese
  • Kangaroos at Small Forest Wines, Denman

Delicious adventures in the Upper Hunter

Lovers of fine wine and food will enjoy a delicious escape to the Upper Hunter, only a few hours’ drive north of Sydney. From wine tasting at boutique wineries to savouring the freshest pressed olive oils, tempt your senses on a food and wine experience in the Upper Hunter.

Begin your adventure in Muswellbrook at Hunter Belle Cheese, which makes its own cheeses by hand from the finest local milk of Brown Swiss cows. The cafe has a seasonal menu with its handmade cheeses the highlight. Enjoy your lunch at the cafe with elegant local wines.

Small Forest Wines, Denman

On your way to cellar doors at Denman and around Sandy Hollow you’ll pass by Pukara Estate, a producer of fine olive oils and vinegars. Stop at Denman Providore Store, between Muswellbrook and Denman, and taste Pukara’s full complement of oils, vinegars and condiments.

Discover innovative winemakers and breathtaking views at the various vineyards, such as Two River Wines, named after the beautiful Hunter and Goulburn rivers near the vineyard, and Small Forest in Denman and at James Estate Wines at Baerami, near Sandy Hollow.

You can buy fresh produce at the monthly Denman Farmers Market. On the first Saturday of May is the Upper Hunter Food and Wine Affair, a street festival in Denman with market stalls, live music, wine tasting and gourmet produce from the region. You’ll find plenty of accommodation options in the Upper Hunter and a delightful selection of restaurants, such as The Cottage in Scone.

  1. Hunter Belle Cheese

    Hunter Belle Cheese

    Treat your tastebuds to a selection of creamy camembert, washed rind, marinated feta and gourmet yoghurts, or a crumbly cheddar, Swiss or blue cheese and cultured butter, all handmade with the finest milk of local...

  2. James Estate Wines

    James Estate Wines

    Surrounded by the Wollemi National Park, James Estate enjoys an enviable position with sweeping views of the Goulburn River from their spacious cellar door sales and tasting area. The property and winery...

  3. Small Forest Wine

    Small Forest Wine

    Discover Small Forest, guided by Atsuko herself, and enjoy having an insight to her winemaking visions at the Cellar Door.At the Cellar Door, "Sake" tasting is available with Atsuko who is IWC Sake...

  4. Two Rivers Wines

    Two Rivers Wines

    The contemporary Two Rivers Cellar Door near Denman overlooks the vineyard and provides a friendly, relaxed atmosphere for wine tasting. At Two Rivers, you'll find unique wines produced from classic varietals that are...

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