Wine tasting at cellar doors in the beautiful Hunter Valley is a delightful way to learn about grape varieties and winemaking. At world-famous wineries and smaller boutique wineries you’ll have the opportunity to taste the distinctive and outstanding wines of Australia’s oldest wine region.
With rich soils fed by the Hunter, Goulburn, Williams and Paterson rivers and a temperate climate, the Hunter Valley produces some of the world’s best wines and has some of the oldest vine stocks in the world. The aged Hunter Valley Semillon is considered an international benchmark.
More cellar doors are open to visitors than any other wine region in Australia. There are plenty of tour options or you can visit cellar doors directly. Some of the wineries have restaurants, where you can enjoy the wines with delicious food created by talented chefs using fresh local produce.
A wonderful events calendar, with concerts, shows and festivals, complements visits to the cellar doors. The Bimbadgen winery is home to A Day on the Green concert series. Hope Estate is another winery hosting concerts. The annual Opera in the Vineyards is held at the Roche Estate.