Vines were first planted in the Hunter Valley in the early 1820s. The early wine pioneers - Wyndham, Lindeman, Drayton, Tyrell and Tulloch - established family-owned wineries that still operate today and over the years Australia’s oldest wine region has attracted innovative young winemakers.
The Hunter Valley has forged an international reputation for producing outstanding wines. The most recognised of these is the Hunter Valley Semillon. When young, it’s deliciously crisp with abundant citrus aromas and with age develops depth and richness with vanilla and honey flavours.
This beautiful valley also produces outstanding shiraz, cabernet sauvignon, verdelho and chardonnay, as well as exploring new varieties and styles. Just two hours’ drive north of Sydney, the Hunter Valley has more cellar doors to enjoy wine tasting than any other wine region in Australia.
For a mouth-watering experience, pair wines with the delicious creations of talented chefs at delightful restaurants among the vineyards. Enjoy fine wine and food with splendid views of the vineyards and the Broken Back Range, part of the magnificent Great Dividing Range.