Hunter Valley Food and Wine
When was the last time lunch rolled into dinner? The Hunter Valley’s Semillon and Shiraz may be world-famous, but a short break in the rolling vineyards and olive groves, two hours north of Sydney, is where you connect with the passion that makes this area special.
Meet the innovative winemakers dedicated to the celebration of new varieties, and taste the distinctive flavours of Sangiovese and Vermentino. There are over 150 cellar doors and many wineries operate an open door policy, allowing visitors the freedom to turn up and taste wine.
Passionate families also work to provide a rich variety of produce, in addition to growing the grapes that create some of the world’s best wine. With fertile soils, the Hunter Valley is home to gourmet providores, festivals, fairs and markets where produce is sold.
Discover award-winning delights on a food and wine trail, or learn tasty local secrets at one of the Hunter Valley’s many cooking schools. You can even explore cheese tasting rooms. Check out upcoming events, including special long lunches, fireside tastings and vineyard concerts.
You’ll also find unique ways to explore the Hunter Valley’s wine country, from classic carriages to horse riding adventures, bike trails and hot air balloon excursions. Why not stop off at one of the breweries dedicated to creating the best beers in Australia?
Taste mouth-watering food and enjoy great company at hatted restaurants, such as Muse Kitchen, Muse Restaurant and Bistro Molines. Other highly acclaimed restaurants overlooking vineyards include EXP. Restaurant, Esca Bimbadgen, Margan and Restaurant Botanica.