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The Chilli Hunter

The Chilli Hunter | Hunter Valley Accommodation at the Vintry

Located at Windsor's Edge Vineyard, The Chilli Hunter is the hottest place to visit in the Hunter Valley where you can sample the latest range of gourmet products created from Claude's Gourmet Kitchen. Claude's range of Chilli products are all made from Australian grown Chilli's and have no artificial flavours or colourings. 

The Chilli Hunter has a range of gourmet chilli sauces that have chilli ratings from 4/10 to 10/10 and include fragrant Chilli, Lime and Lemongrass Sauce and the Liquid Fire Sauce that contains Scorpion and Habernero Chilli.

The Scoville scale is a measurement of the pungency, or spicy heat of chili peppers and other spicy foods, measured in Scoville heat units (SHU),  a function of capsaicin concentration. Capsaicin is one of many related active components found in chili peppers, collectively called capsaicinoids.

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THE SCOVILLE SCALE FOR CHILLI PEPPERS

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The Chilli Hunter

Open for tastings Monday to Thursday 10am - 4pm and Friday to Sunday 10am to 5pm

Directions from The Vintry to The Chilli Hunter at Ballabourneen Wines

THE VINTRY

The Vintry is a stunning architecturally designed Country House, luxuriously appointed with quality furnishings and fittings but with the feel of a traditional bush retreat. A contemporary property with 4 spacious bedrooms includes 1 king size bedroom with hydrotherapy spa bath and 3 queen size bedrooms each with its own ensuite bathroom and private deck for those times when you would like some personal time to relax.

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Best Deluxe Accommodation 

Hunter & Central Coast Tourism Awards Gold 2009, 2010. Silver 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012.
NSW Tourism Awards Gold 2009. Silver 2012. Finalist 2007, 2010, 2011, 2013.
Qantas Australian Tourism Awards Finalist Best Deluxe Accommodation 2009.

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Buddy Guy at Roche Estate

Buddy Guy in the Hunter Valley at Roche Estate as part of Blues in the Vine 10 February 2018

Crossroads in the Vines

Seven times Grammy award winner Buddy Guy will feature at  Blues in the Vines, one of two premium music festivals that are on their way to the spectacular Roche Estate in the Hunter Valley for Crossroads in the Vines. Joining Buddy Guy at Roche Estate on Saturday February 10 2018, will be Ian Moss, Diesel, Russell Morris and a swag of international and national superstar Blues acts.

George "Buddy" Guy is an American blues guitarist and singer.  Born in 1936 in Lettsworth, Louisiana, he moved to Chicago in 1957. As an exponent of Chicago blues, he has influenced eminent guitarists including Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, Keith Richards, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jeff Beck and John Mayer. In the 1960s, Guy played with Muddy Waters as a house guitarist at Chess Records and began a musical partnership with the harmonica player Junior Wells.

Buddy Guy was ranked 30th in Rolling Stone magazine's "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time".  His song "Stone Crazy" was ranked 78th in the Rolling Stone list of the "100 Greatest Guitar Songs of All Time".  Eric Clapton once described him as "the best guitar player alive".

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Country Music is returning to the Hunter on Saturday March 24 2018 with Crossroads Country in the Vines, featuring the biggest names in Country including the legendary Billy Ray Cyrus (USA), Lee Kernaghan, Kasey Chambers, John Williamson, The McClymonts and many more.

Buddy Guy Featuring B.B. King performing Stay Around A Little Longer

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Buddy Guy featuring at Blues in the Vines at Roche Estate

Saturday February 10 2018 Crossroads Blues in the Vines at Roche Estate, Pokolbin NSW

Tickets Oztix - Crossroads Blues in the Vines 

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THE VINTRY

The Vintry is a stunning architecturally designed Country House, luxuriously appointed with quality furnishings and fittings but with the feel of a traditional bush retreat. A contemporary property with 4 spacious bedrooms includes 1 king size bedroom with hydrotherapy spa bath and 3 queen size bedrooms each with its own ensuite bathroom and private deck for those times when you would like some personal time to relax.

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Best Deluxe Accommodation 

Hunter & Central Coast Tourism Awards Gold 2009, 2010. Silver 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012.
NSW Tourism Awards Gold 2009. Silver 2012. Finalist 2007, 2010, 2011, 2013.
Qantas Australian Tourism Awards Finalist Best Deluxe Accommodation 2009.

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Always more tastes to discover

Muse Restaurant Pokolbin Hunter Valley Restaurants

Hunter Valley Restaurants

Did you know the Hunter Valley has four SMH Good Food Guide hatted restaurants? Yes, we have all the ingredients for a tasty gourmet getaway with 60 plus eateries serving knockout food. Always more to food to try and discover.

Muse Restaurant

Two Chef Hats - SMH Good Food Guide

Bistro Molines

One Chef Hat - SMH Good Food Guide

Margan Restaurant 

One Chef Hat - SMH Good Food Guide

Muse Kitchen

One Chef Hat - SMH Good Food Guide

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THE VINTRY

The Vintry is a stunning architecturally designed Country House, luxuriously appointed with the quality furnishings and fittings but with the feel of a traditional bush retreat. A contemporary property with 4 spacious bedrooms includes 1 king size bedroom with hydrotherapy spa bath and 3 queen size bedrooms each with its own ensuite bathroom and private deck for those times when you would like some personal time to relax.

Make a booking at the Vintry

Best Deluxe Accommodation 

Hunter & Central Coast Tourism Awards Gold 2009, 2010. Silver 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012.
NSW Tourism Awards Gold 2009. Silver 2012. Finalist 2007, 2010, 2011, 2013.
Qantas Australian Tourism Awards Finalist Best Deluxe Accommodation 2009.

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Neil Diamond at Roche Estate

Neil Diamond Hunter Valley Accommodation 2018

Neil Diamond’s 50th Anniversary Tour will be coming to Roche Estate in the Hunter Valley for a concert at the winery on Saturday 7 April 2018. The 50 Year Anniversary Wold Tour celebrates Neil Diamond’s incomparable 50-year career, with hits spanning decades such as Cherry Cherry, Holly Holy, Cracklin’ Rosie, Song Sung Blue, You Don’t Bring Me Flowers, Solitary Man, Sweet Caroline, Love on the Rocks, Desiree and Shilo are sure to excite his many fans.

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Neil Diamond’s extraordinary career spans five decades and has created defining hits for generation after generation of loyal fans. He has sold over 130 million albums worldwide and has charted 37 Top 40 singles and 16 Top 10 albums. A Grammy Award-winning artist, Diamond is a member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the Songwriters Hall of Fame and a recipient of the Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award, one of the highest honours bestowed upon songwriters. Diamond’s many other achievements include a Golden Globe Award, 13 Grammy nominations and 2009’s NARAS MusiCares Person of the Year award. In 2011, Diamond received the prestigious Kennedy Center Honor for his lifetime of contributions to American culture.

NEIL DIAMOND AT ROCHE ESTATE HUNTER VALLEY

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Neil Diamond at Roche Estate

Saturday 7 April 2018 Neil Diamond 50th Anniversary Tour at Roche Estate, Pokolbin NSW

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THE VINTRY

The Vintry is a stunning architecturally designed Country House, luxuriously appointed with quality furnishings and fittings but with the feel of a traditional bush retreat. A contemporary property with 4 spacious bedrooms includes 1 king size bedroom with hydrotherapy spa bath and 3 queen size bedrooms each with its own ensuite bathroom and private deck for those times when you would like some personal time to relax.

Make a booking at the Vintry

Best Deluxe Accommodation 

Hunter & Central Coast Tourism Awards Gold 2009, 2010. Silver 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012.
NSW Tourism Awards Gold 2009. Silver 2012. Finalist 2007, 2010, 2011, 2013.
Qantas Australian Tourism Awards Finalist Best Deluxe Accommodation 2009.

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There is always more to discover

Hunter Valley Helicopter Flights

Do you think you know the Hunter Valley?

Think you have seen the Hunter Valley? There's always more to discover. From rolling romantic mountains, giving way to lush vineyards and hatted restaurants dotted along the way. The Hunter Valley satisfies your appetite for new experiences in Australia's favourite wine destination.

DISCOVER THE HUNTER VALLEY

THE VINTRY

The Vintry is a stunning architecturally designed Country House, luxuriously appointed with the quality furnishings and fittings but with the feel of a traditional bush retreat. A contemporary property with 4 spacious bedrooms includes 1 king size bedroom with hydrotherapy spa bath and 3 queen size bedrooms each with its own ensuite bathroom and private deck for those times when you would like some personal time to relax.

Make a booking at the Vintry

Best Deluxe Accommodation 

Hunter & Central Coast Tourism Awards Gold 2009, 2010. Silver 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012.
NSW Tourism Awards Gold 2009. Silver 2012. Finalist 2007, 2010, 2011, 2013.
Qantas Australian Tourism Awards Finalist Best Deluxe Accommodation 2009.

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Crossroads in the Vines at Roche Estate

Crossroads in the Vines. Roche Estate Hunter Valley

Crossroads in the Vines

Two premium music festivals are on their way to the spectacular Roche Estate for Crossroads in the Vines.

On Saturday February 10 2018, get ready for a massive day of Blues music across multiple stages with Crossroads Blues in the Vines, boasting an incredible line up featuring Seven times Grammy award winner Buddy Guy (USA), Ian Moss, Diesel, Russell Morris and a swag of international and national superstar Blues acts.

Country Music is returning to the Hunter on Saturday March 24 2018 with Crossroads Country in the Vines, featuring the biggest names in Country including the legendary Billy Ray Cyrus (USA), Lee Kernaghan, Kasey Chambers, John Williamson, The McClymonts and many more.

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CROSSROADS IN THE VINES AT ROCHE ESTATE

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Crossroads in the Vines at Roche Estate

Saturday February 10 2018 Crossroads Blues in the Vines at Roche Estate, Pokolbin NSW

Saturday March 24 2018 Crossroads Country in the Vines at Roche Estate, Pokolbin NSW

Tickets Oztix - Crossroads Blues in the Vines , Crossroads Country in the Vines

Directions from The Vintry to Roche Estate

THE VINTRY

The Vintry is a stunning architecturally designed Country House, luxuriously appointed with quality furnishings and fittings but with the feel of a traditional bush retreat. A contemporary property with 4 spacious bedrooms includes 1 king size bedroom with hydrotherapy spa bath and 3 queen size bedrooms each with its own ensuite bathroom and private deck for those times when you would like some personal time to relax.

Make a booking at the Vintry

Best Deluxe Accommodation 

Hunter & Central Coast Tourism Awards Gold 2009, 2010. Silver 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012.
NSW Tourism Awards Gold 2009. Silver 2012. Finalist 2007, 2010, 2011, 2013.
Qantas Australian Tourism Awards Finalist Best Deluxe Accommodation 2009.

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Hunter Valley Wine and Food Festival

Hunter Valley Food and Wine Festival

There’s no better time to take in the delights of Australia’s premium wine-growing region than the 2017 Hunter Valley Wine and Food Festival, Spanning May and June, the Festival showcases the epicurean pleasures of this iconic food and wine destination, and offers the perfect journey of discovery through the stunning region.

From incredible gourmet dinners at award-winning restaurants to vineyard tours, winemaking masterclasses, hands-on cooking classes and cosy evenings beside an open fire with friends, the Festival has something for everyone.

Experience the incredible hospitality of the Hunter Valley at some of the ever-popular signature events, like the Whispering Brook Olive Long Table Luncheon, the Glandore Burning of the Barrel evening, the Cheese Lovers Festival, the Lovedale Long Lunch and the Meet the Farmer Dinner.

There’s also a host of vertical tastings, vineyard tours and set-price lunches and dinners on offer during the Festival. Visitors can enjoy a range of cooking experiences from the Garden To Plate Cooking School at Margan Estate, the Semillon, Shiraz and Cheese Matching Experience at De Iullis Wines to the By The Fireside Winemakers Series at Hunter Valley Resort.

Just a two-hour drive north of Sydney, the Hunter Valley is home to more than 150 wineries and is bursting with all the delights of its highly-acclaimed food and wine culture. With accommodation and experience packages for every budget, the Hunter Valley Wine and Food Festival is the perfect opportunity for a sumptuous winter getaway.

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Hunter Valley Weddings

Hunter Valley Weddings at The Vintry

Everything for Perfect Hunter Valley Weddings

Whether you’re imagining an intimate event tucked away from the maddening crowds or a large gala celebration. The Hunter Valley can confidently meet all of your expectations – no matter your tastes.

Just like a Hunter Valley Shiraz our venues and service providers get better with age and experience. Discover what this “valley of romance” can offer you.

Venue

Distinctive venues to hold your ceremony and reception — from rustic to chic, simplistic to fancy — the ambience is uniquely ‘Hunter Valley’.

Formal Attire

From couture to ready-made, even hire — we can help.

Photographer/Videographer

A picture tells a thousand words so start your story together with one of our many award winning photographers or videographers.

Celebrant/Ceremony

Universally unique — our celebrants craft ceremonies that are ideal just for you. Also perfect for those choosing to elope!

Flowers

Hair/Beauty

From top to toe, in the Hunter Valley, it’s all about you — both inside and outside.

Entertainment

Strings to saxophone, DJ to big band — it won’t take long for our local talent to get those toes tapping.

Themeing

If you have a theme in mind for your wedding or reception — we have the décor and props — the limit is your imagination.

Car Hire/Transport Options

In the Hunter Valley it’s all about the journey, not just the destination. That’s why there are so many transport options from which to choose — by land or by air.

Accommodation

Your family & friends will be spoilt for choice when it comes to places to stay. A country homestead, a string of cabins or 5-star luxury — just a snippet of the many options available.

Honeymoon

Start your life together by honeymooning in the Hunter Valley. Tuck yourself away in a secluded cottage; enjoy the opulence of five-star, chill out amongst the vineyards or get active with one of the many activities on offer.

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Roche Estate | Pokolbin

Roche Estate Opera in the Vineyards

Located in the heart of Hunter Valley wine country, Roche Estate is the premier concert venue attracting international and national artists alike. Experience the exceptional fine dining, award winning wines, signature cocktails and spirits, local gourmet produce and a sophisticated function room all located in one exclusive venue.

Roche Estate

Roche Estate was designed by Suter Architects in Newcastle, the same architectural firm the designed and managed the construction of The Vintry. It is a stunning venue that offers visitors much more than an exceptional concert experience. Find time to try award winning wines at Tempus Two Cellar Door, experience the taste sensations at Hunter Valley Smelly Cheese Shop, stop at Oishii for exceptional Japanese and Thai dining, sample the finest local wine at Meerea Park’s Cellar Door, sip cocktails after hours at Goldfish, or consider The Barrel Room for your next event.

Roche Estate is an awe-inspiring facility with a unique setting in Australia’s premier wine region.

The award winning structure comprises a state of the art boutique winery, a Cellar Door, Function Centre, restaurants and shops and a 10,000 person capacity Amphitheatre for concerts.

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The Vintry

The Vintry is a stunning architecturally designed Country House, luxuriously appointed with the highest quality furnishings and fittings but with the feel of a traditional bush retreat. A contemporary property with 4 spacious bedrooms includes 1 king size bedroom with hydrotherapy spa bath and 3 queen size bedrooms each with its own ensuite bathroom and private deck for those times when you would like some personal time to relax.

Hunter Valley Accommodation
Best Deluxe Accommodation 

Hunter & Central Coast Tourism Awards Gold 2009, 2010. Silver 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012.
NSW Tourism Awards Gold 2009. Silver 2012. Finalist 2007, 2010, 2011, 2013.
Qantas Australian Tourism Awards Finalist Best Deluxe Accommodation 2009.

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Experience Hunter

Romantic Getaway in the Hunter Valley with a senic helicoptor flight

Time for a short break and time to experience the Hunter Valley. The Vintry, is perfect spot for a relaxing getaway. Just two hours north of Sydney, The Vintry is nestled in the heart of Hunter Valley Wine Country, surrounded by extensive vineyards and beautiful bushland. The country house was the winner in the Deluxe Accommodation category at the 2009 NSW Tourism Awards and received the Silver Award for Deluxe Accommodation at the 2012 NSW Tourism Awards.

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Experience The Vintry together, either exclusive use of the property with the Luxe Couples Escape or share with family and friends over summer. The Vintry is the perfect place to meet with others in a relaxed environment with each bedroom has its own ensuite. It’s the perfect recipe for a relaxing and secluded short break.

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Champagne Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve

Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve NV

Champagne Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve champagne is one of the most recognised by the profession. The awards belong to the Cellar Masters who, over the course of the past two decades, have been named Best Sparkling Winemaker of the Year no fewer than 12 times in the International Wine Challenge (IWC).

Charles Heidsieck success began as soon as the 19th Century. In 1859, 4 years only after the creation of the House, Charles Heidsieck received the first and only gold medal ever awarded to a champagne producer during an exhibition in Bordeaux.

Back to the modern era, recognition and awards continued to grace Charles Heidsieck champagne. Over the ten past years, the House received more than 180 gold medals and some 32 Trophies.
The prestigious Blanc des Millénaires cuvée received a Gold medal in the 2015 IWC. The iconic Rosé Réserve cuvee hit the jackpot and was named #1 of the Rosé Non-Vintage ranking of the famous Fine Champagne Magazine. In September 2015, in the Wine Spectator magazine, the Brut Réserve and Rosé Réserve scored 93 points, the the Rose Vintage 2006 scored 94 points, and the Blanc des Millénaires 1995 scored 95 points.

Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve

Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve NVCharles Heidsieck Brut Resevre is a multi-vintage worthy of a prestige cuvée.

With 40% of reserve wines (the maximum possible amount), the blend offers a complex, voluptuous nose with notes of freshly baked brioche and the richness of roasted coffee beans.

A precise selection of wines, purposely limited of 60 crus, ensures the Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve Champagne a deliciously sophisticated harmony. An opulent selection of ripe, sun-drenched fruits such as mango, apricot and greenage plum combines with dried fruits, pistachio and almond.

The texture is reminiscent of a crisp layer of nougatine on a velvety cream pastry filled with plump red plums and ripe cherries. The reserve wines, some dating back ten years, give give the wine lushness. The depth of the thousand-year old chalk quarries where the wine matures offer a touch of praline along with notes of amber and vanilla.

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Honors and medals in 2015

Number 3 Top 10 NV Blanc Champagne – Fine Champagne Magazine

93/100 – Wine Spectator September 2015

93/100 – Wine Enthusiast December 2014

92.5/100 – Blind tasting judged by Andreas Larsson, World’s Best Sommelier

Gold Medal – International Wine Challenge

Gold Medal – Sommelier Wine Awards

Gold Medal – Champagne and Sparkling Wines World Championships

Champagne Charles Heidsieck Brut NV Tasting Notes

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Tyrrell’s Vat 47 Chardonnay

Hunter Valley Semillon

Winemaker Andrew Spinaze discusses the history and style of the iconic Tyrrell's Vat 47 Chardonnay.

Tyrrell's Vat 47 Chardonnay

Vat 47 Chardonnay comes entirely from Tyrrell's Short Flat vineyard, with the original chardonnay vines on this block being planted by Murray Tyrrell in the late 1960s. The fruit was hand picked, basket pressed and matured for eight months in high quality, tight grain French oak barriques, with only a small percentage being new.

The wine shows an incredibly rich fruit profile with bright, clean acid on the finish and some secondary characters derived from the slight solids ferment. With its backbone of tight acidity and citrus, this is a very strong example of modern Hunter Valley chardonnay. As with all Tyrrell's chardonnays, Vat 47 does not undergo any malolactic fermentation.

The Tyrrell's Winemaker's Selection is one of Australia's oldest and most awarded collection of wines, adhering to timeless styles that transcend trends and fads. The wines within this range all originate from our finest and oldest vineyards around our historic Pokolbin winery in the Hunter Valley.

Each one of the Winemaker's Selection wines is unambiguously designed to surpass ordinary ageing criteria - indeed every one of these wines has a track record of bottle ageing. A number of factors set these wines apart - acid structure, length of flavour and the age of the vineyards.

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THE VINTRY

The Vintry is a stunning architecturally designed Country House, luxuriously appointed with quality furnishings and fittings but with the feel of a traditional bush retreat. A contemporary property with 4 spacious bedrooms includes 1 king size bedroom with hydrotherapy spa bath and 3 queen size bedrooms each with its own ensuite bathroom and private deck for those times when you would like some personal time to relax.

Make a booking at the Vintry

Best Deluxe Accommodation 

Hunter & Central Coast Tourism Awards Gold 2009, 2010. Silver 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012.
NSW Tourism Awards Gold 2009. Silver 2012. Finalist 2007, 2010, 2011, 2013.
Qantas Australian Tourism Awards Finalist Best Deluxe Accommodation 2009.

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Scarborough Chardonnay

Scarborough Chardonnay

Ian Scarborough talks about Scarborough Chardonnay.

Scarborough Chardonnay

At Scarborough Wine Co they take their Chardonnay very seriously. It is part of their DNA and the grape they hang their reputation on. So obsessed with Scarborough Chardonnay, they make three, each throwing up a different personality but staying true to the variety.

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The Vintry

The Vintry is a stunning architecturally designed Country House, luxuriously appointed with the highest quality furnishings and fittings but with the feel of a traditional bush retreat. A contemporary property with 4 spacious bedrooms includes 1 king size bedroom with hydrotherapy spa bath and 3 queen size bedrooms each with its own ensuite bathroom and private deck for those times when you would like some personal time to relax.

Hunter Valley Accommodation
Best Deluxe Accommodation 

Hunter & Central Coast Tourism Awards Gold 2009, 2010. Silver 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012.
NSW Tourism Awards Gold 2009. Silver 2012. Finalist 2007, 2010, 2011, 2013.
Qantas Australian Tourism Awards Finalist Best Deluxe Accommodation 2009.

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Tyrrell’s Winemaker’s Selection Range

Tyrrell's Winemaker's Selection Range

Bruce Tyrrell and winemaker, Andrew Spinaze discuss the history and style of Tyrrell's Winemaker's Selection range. This collection of wines includes the Vat 1 Semillon, Vat 9 Shiraz, Vat 47 Chardonnay, Vat 8 Shiraz Cabernet, Vat 63 Chardonnay Semillon and Vat 6 Pinot Noir.

Tyrrell's Winemaker's Selection Range

Vat 1 Semillon

Vat 47 Chardonnay

Vat 63 Chardonnay Semillon

Vat 6 Pinot Noir

Vat 8 Shiraz Cabernet

Vat 9 Shiraz

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THE VINTRY

The Vintry is a stunning architecturally designed Country House, luxuriously appointed with quality furnishings and fittings but with the feel of a traditional bush retreat. A contemporary property with 4 spacious bedrooms includes 1 king size bedroom with hydrotherapy spa bath and 3 queen size bedrooms each with its own ensuite bathroom and private deck for those times when you would like some personal time to relax.

Make a booking at the Vintry

Best Deluxe Accommodation 

Hunter & Central Coast Tourism Awards Gold 2009, 2010. Silver 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012.
NSW Tourism Awards Gold 2009. Silver 2012. Finalist 2007, 2010, 2011, 2013.
Qantas Australian Tourism Awards Finalist Best Deluxe Accommodation 2009.

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Tyrrell’s Vat 1 Semillon

Tyrrell's Vat 1 Semillon

Winemaker Andrew Spinaze discusses the history and style of the iconic Tyrrell's Vat 1 Semillon.

Tyrrell's Vat 1 Semillon

Vat 1 Hunter Semillon epitomised the benefits of patient bottle ageing that transforms this unoaked wine into a masterpiece.

First produced in 1963, the Vat 1 is fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks before it quietly spends a few years 'resting' in bottles.

It is a classic Hunter Valley semillon showing a tightly structured palate with considerable length and breadth of citrus fruit flavours. This wine is only just beginning to evolve and show a hint of toasty, bottle aged complexity.

Our flagship wine, Vat 1 is only ever made from our best old blocks on the Ashmans property. The Short Flat vineyard is the core of Vat 1, with its oldest plantings being 1923. The soil profile of this vineyard is quite specific and not like any of our other vineyards, which gives Vat 1 that amazing length of fruit. Inviting lifted citrus aromas are followed by a palate with the typical robust fruit power we commonly see in Vat 1. This is balanced by the wine’s fantastic texture and soft acid profile.

DIRECTIONS FROM THE VINTRY TO TYRRELL'S WINE

THE VINTRY

The Vintry is a stunning architecturally designed Country House, luxuriously appointed with quality furnishings and fittings but with the feel of a traditional bush retreat. A contemporary property with 4 spacious bedrooms includes 1 king size bedroom with hydrotherapy spa bath and 3 queen size bedrooms each with its own ensuite bathroom and private deck for those times when you would like some personal time to relax.

Make a booking at the Vintry

Best Deluxe Accommodation 

Hunter & Central Coast Tourism Awards Gold 2009, 2010. Silver 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012.
NSW Tourism Awards Gold 2009. Silver 2012. Finalist 2007, 2010, 2011, 2013.
Qantas Australian Tourism Awards Finalist Best Deluxe Accommodation 2009.

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The Original Margan 100 Metre Meal

Margan | Home of the Margan 100 Metre Meal

The Original Margan 100 Metre Meal is available daily during June as part of Hunter Valley Wine & Food Month. Enjoy the estate grown Suffolk lamb served with heirloom garden vegetables and accompanied with a glass of White Label Barbera. Everything is grown on site within 100m of the restaurant.

Margan 100 Metre Meal

Margan Restaurant’s food style is inspired by the seasons. The one acre Kitchen Garden and orchard produces up to 90% of vegetables and fruit for the seasonally inspired menus.

In addition, Margan have free range chickens, Black Suffolk lambs, bee hives for fresh, unfiltered honey and olive groves for table olives.

The Margan Restaurant continues with the business tag line of ‘Estate Grown and Estate Made’. As such, all menu items are freshly prepared on site, including pasta, gelati, soft cheeses, butter, small goods and bread. Additional to this, Margan chooses to source ingredients from local producers as much as possible.

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Directions to Margan Restaurant

The Vintry

The Vintry is a stunning architecturally designed Country House, luxuriously appointed with the highest quality furnishings and fittings but with the feel of a traditional bush retreat. A contemporary property with 4 spacious bedrooms includes 1 king size bedroom with hydrotherapy spa bath and 3 queen size bedrooms each with its own ensuite bathroom and private deck for those times when you would like some personal time to relax.

Hunter Valley Accommodation
Best Deluxe Accommodation 

Hunter & Central Coast Tourism Awards Gold 2009, 2010. Silver 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012.
NSW Tourism Awards Gold 2009. Silver 2012. Finalist 2007, 2010, 2011, 2013.
Qantas Australian Tourism Awards Finalist Best Deluxe Accommodation 2009.

The Vintry Hunter Valley Accommodation for the June Long Weekend

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McLeish Estate Wines | Pokolbin

McLeish Estate Wines

Australia’s most awarded Boutique Winery, McLeish Estate Wines was established in 1985 by Robert and Maryanne McLeish. Today, after more than 30 years the family continue to remain committed to producing high quality wines in Australia’s oldest wine growing region the Hunter Valley.

McLeish Estate Wines

Surrounded by 11 hectares of vineyard which is responsible for producing many Gold and Trophy Award-winning wines available to you from our small privately owned boutique cellar door. Since 1985, Bob and Maryanne McLeish have been developing viticulture on their estate in Pokolbin, which has now culminated with the opening of their cellar door to the public.

The high standard of McLeish Estate Wines reflects the finest quality. So visit McLeish Estate and enjoy the friendly cellar door atmosphere where you’ll be treated to the taste of premium current releases and aged wines through to ‘Jessica’s’ Botrytis Semillon, while nibbling on homemade delicacies.

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McLeish Estate Wines

We encourage everybody to experience the essence of what the Hunter Valley has to offer by visiting us on the property that sits in the Parish of Pokolbin with a backdrop of the Brokenback Mountains, while enjoying our premium Hunter Valley wines. Bob and Maryanne McLeish

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The Vintry

The Vintry is a stunning architecturally designed Country House, luxuriously appointed with the highest quality furnishings and fittings but with the feel of a traditional bush retreat. A contemporary property with 4 spacious bedrooms includes 1 king size bedroom with hydrotherapy spa bath and 3 queen size bedrooms each with its own ensuite bathroom and private deck for those times when you would like some personal time to relax.

Hunter Valley Accommodation

Best Deluxe Accommodation 

Hunter & Central Coast Tourism Awards Gold 2009, 2010. Silver 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012.
NSW Tourism Awards Gold 2009. Silver 2012. Finalist 2007, 2010, 2011, 2013.
Qantas Australian Tourism Awards Finalist Best Deluxe Accommodation 2009.

The Vintry Hunter Valley Accommodation

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Mount Pleasant Wines | Pokolbin

Mount Pleasant Wines Hunter Valley. Hunter Valley Wine

Mount Pleasant Wines

One of the Hunter Valley’s oldest and most iconic wineries, Mount Pleasant Wines are guardians to the legacy of the great Maurice O’Shea and defenders of excellence in regional winemaking.

Whether you are just starting your journey of wine discovery or you are well versed in the wonders of wine, a trip to the Mount Pleasant Wines Cellar Door is a must for all visitors to the Hunter Valley.

Winner of 2014 Gourmet Traveller Best Large Cellar Door – Hunter Valley, and 2013 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence, their passionate staff will ensure you experience the very best Mount Pleasant has to offer.

Mount Pleasant Wines Hunter Valley. Hunter Valley Wine

A visit to Mount Pleasant is a wonderful experience on many levels. The natural beauty of the location is framed by the backdrop of the stunning Brokenback Range and the scenery would have changed very little from the time of Maurice O’Shea.

Whether you visit to simply taste our incredible wines, to enjoy a meal or for something more auspicious like a wedding, we are confident that your experience will be everything you could hope for.

The winery, cellar door and restaurant are all surrounded by the famous vineyards that are the very reason for Mount Pleasant’s reputation as one of the truly great wine estates of Australia.

In recognition of our outstanding customer service, Mount Pleasant was recently named the Hunter Valley’s Best Large Cellar Door in the 2014 Gourmet Traveller Wines’ Australia’s Best Cellar Door Awards as well as receiving a 2013 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.

Visit Mount Pleasant Cellar Door

Contact Mount Pleasant Wines

401 Marrowbone Road
Pokolbin NSW 2320
Australia

Telephone (02) 4998 7505

Opening Hours

Open 7 Days 10am – 4pm Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day

Directions to Mount Pleasant Wines

The Vintry

The Vintry is a stunning architecturally designed Country House, luxuriously appointed with the highest quality furnishings and fittings but with the feel of a traditional bush retreat. A contemporary property with 4 spacious bedrooms includes 1 king size bedroom with hydrotherapy spa bath and 3 queen size bedrooms each with its own ensuite bathroom and private deck for those times when you would like some personal time to relax.

Hunter Valley Accommodation

Best Deluxe Accommodation 

Hunter & Central Coast Tourism Awards Gold 2009, 2010. Silver 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012.
NSW Tourism Awards Gold 2009. Silver 2012. Finalist 2007, 2010, 2011, 2013.
Qantas Australian Tourism Awards Finalist Best Deluxe Accommodation 2009.

The Vintry Hunter Valley Accommodation

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Tulloch Cellar Door | Pokolbin

Tulloch Cellar Door

At Tulloch Cellar Door you don’t just do a wine tasting, you have a wine experience. The Tulloch fun and friendly team make sure that guests have a great experience, every time. That’s why they are the only Cellar Door to have won the Hunter Valley Cellar Door of the Year Award twice.

Tulloch Cellar Door

The Tulloch Cellar Door is nestled amongst the vines at the foot of the Brokenback mountain range and incorporates a large function room and private tasting areas. Combining contemporary design with historical charm, Tulloch Wines welcomes guests to experience the true heritage of the Hunter Valley. All the wines from the Tulloch range are available for tasting and sales at their cellar door, including a range of famous Hunter Valley Verdelho and their exclusive Cellar Door Only and Limited Release ranges of wines.

Tulloch Cellar Door

Tulloch call it edutainment; a unique hybrid of education and entertainment pioneered at Tulloch Cellar Door by listening and learning from their guests and understanding that no two are the same.

Tulloch provide a bespoke tasting experience tailored to every individual, so if you want to learn, laugh or languish, they will look after you in one of their unique tasting spaces and help you get the most out of your visit.

Visit Tulloch Cellar Door

The stunning Cellar Door has a diverse range of tasting spaces and experiences to cater for all occasions. You can stand at the bar for a quick peruse through our extensive range of products, but why not relax and enjoy yourselves in one of our beautifully appointed tasting spaces. Fireside in winter, on the balcony in summer, down stairs getting serious at the Tasting Lab with a group, or enjoying the luxurious private surrounds of the 1895 Members Lounge if you are part of the wine club.

At Tulloch, their motto is to Drink Better and that means much more than just great wine, it’s about a creating better experiences with superior service, value and hospitality.

Please contact Tulloch Cellar Door to make a booking for one of their very popular private tasting rooms for a personalised tasting experience with your own wine professional. Local produce platters can be ordered mid-week with advance notice, charges may apply for some groups.

Hunter Valley Cellar Door of the Year

This award recognises excellence at the cellar door, which largely influences the overall public perception and image of the Hunter Valley Wine Industry.

The Tulloch Cellar Door is nestled amongst the vines at the foot of the Brokenback mountain range and incorporates a large function room and private tasting areas. Combining contemporary design with historical charm, Tulloch Wines welcomes guests to experience the true heritage of the Hunter Valley. All the wines from the Tulloch range are available for tasting and sales at their cellar door, including a range of famous Hunter Valley Verdelho and their exclusive Cellar Door Only and Limited Release ranges of wines.

Tulloch Wines was named Cellar Door of the Year for the second time since the awards inception and remain committed to ensuring the Hunter Valley is recognised as the pre-eminent wine region within Australia. They are highly active in all wine tourism initiatives and bodies, and continue to actively participate in forums and industry related activities year round.

Opening hours

Open 10am - 5pm daily (Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day)

Groups welcome by appointment only

Visit Tulloch Wines

Directions to Tulloch Cellar Door

 

The Vintry

The Vintry is a stunning architecturally designed Country House, luxuriously appointed with the highest quality furnishings and fittings but with the feel of a traditional bush retreat. A contemporary property with 4 spacious bedrooms includes 1 king size bedroom with hydrotherapy spa bath and 3 queen size bedrooms each with its own ensuite bathroom and private deck for those times when you would like some personal time to relax.

Best Deluxe Accommodation 

Hunter & Central Coast Tourism Awards Gold 2009, 2010. Silver 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012.
NSW Tourism Awards Gold 2009. Silver 2012. Finalist 2007, 2010, 2011, 2013.
Qantas Australian Tourism Awards Finalist Best Deluxe Accommodation 2009.

The Vintry Hunter Valley Accommodation close to Tulloch Cellar Door

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Hunter Valley 101 | First Creek Wines

Hunter Valley 101. First Creek Wines

Every day during June as part of Hunter Valley Wine & Food Month visit First Creek Wines and participate in Hunter Valley 101.

Hunter Valley 101

Hunter Valley 101 is the perfect introduction for those who want to learn a little more about the Hunter Valley and its wines, complete with a gourmet cheese platter.

First Creek Wines are situated in the Hunter Valley, NSW and have been crafting wines of exceptional regional quality since 1996. The talented and highly acclaimed team of Winemakers at First Creek are led by Liz Jackson and Greg Silkman and ensure relentless attention to detail in the winemaking process. First Creek aim to show the great diversity of wine styles from the Hunter Valley as well as examples from other wine regions.first

Visit First Creek Wines

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Valley of the Hunter River (1960)

Valley of the Hunter River (1960)

The geography and geology of the Hunter River Valley showing the river system, the dams and the activities of the area such as coal mining, race horse breeding, dairying, fat lamb raising, lumbering, wine making and vegetable growing.

This is a newly digitised copy of two 16mm film reels that form the complete copy of the Valley of the Hunter (1960).

The film reels were donated to the University of Newcastle’s Cultural Collection by Robert Harbourne. They were given to him by a painter, who rescued them from a garbage bin while working on a site at Newcastle.

Both reels were digitised in July 2014 for the University of Newcastle’s Cultural Collections (Auchmuty Library) Australia.

Title: Valley of the Hunter River

Script and Production by Fred Whatham

Commentary by Roger Climpson

Australia : Cine-Austral, 1960.

Description: 2 film reels (38 min.) : sd., bw. ; 16 mm.

Notes: Distributor: F. W. P. Whatham.

Subject: Hunter Valley (N.S.W.)
Other Author: Whatham, Fred.

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Winery Running Festival

Hunter Valley Winery Running Festival. Accommodation at The Vintry

The Winery Running Festival will be staged on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 July 2016 from Hunter Valley Gardens Village at Pokolbin in the Hunter Valley.

Search for Accommodation for the Winery Running Festival

The main races are on Sunday 24 July and include the Ultra Marathon, Winery Marathon, Half Marathon, 10.3km Vineyard Run, 5.2km Winery Wander and 2km Kids Marathon. Competitors can run or walk any event and enjoy the convenience of the start and finish lines in the same area, as well as sport and local produce expo and family entertainment on offer. Enjoy running past world famous vineyards and resorts in one of Australia’s best holiday locations.

Hunter Valley Winery Running Festival

Hunter Valley Winery Running Festival

The Vintry, in De Beyers Road Pokolbin is just 400 metres from the race route as runners leave Audrey Wilkinson Vineyard and head east along De Beyers Road. Located just 5 minutes drive from the start line, The Vintry is a great place to stay for runners and their supporters.

Check Availabilty of The Vintry for Accommodation

Here is why you should enter:

  • Minibreak time. This event is the perfect excuse to head up the beautiful Hunter Valley for a weekend away with friends or family.
  • Award-winning restaurants. Whether you are there for the weekend or just the day, take your pick of fine dining eateries for a pre-event meal or post-race brunch.
  • World-famous vineyards. The Hunter Valley is home to world-renowned wines and most of the festival’s running events have the privilege of traversing through the Audrey Wilkinson Vineyard.
  • Luxurious accommodation. The Vintry is Hunter Valley Wine Country’s most awarded Deluxe Accommodation.
  • Relaxation. Day spas and golf courses in the area make this the perfect location to unwind before or after your race;
  • Hunter Valley Gardens. Nestled at the foot of the Brokenback Ranges and in the centre of the Hunter Valley vineyards are over 60 acres of beautiful display gardens to explore.
  • Fitness. The festival offers something for everyone with run/walk distances including 2km for kids, 5km, 10.3km, 21km, 42km and the ultra marathon course of 52.2km.
  • Picturesque course. Enjoy crisp, fresh air and serenity as you run or walk through beautiful vineyards and some of Australia’s most beautiful countryside.
  • Prizes and giveaways on the day. There will be plenty of vouchers and giveaways post-race.
  • Easy access. Worried about getting there and parking? Don’t be. Parking is plentiful and it is an easy walk to the start line.

Stay at the Vintry

The Vintry is a stunning architecturally designed Country House, luxuriously appointed with the highest quality furnishings and fittings but with the feel of a traditional bush retreat. A contemporary property with 4 spacious bedrooms includes 1 king size bedroom with hydrotherapy spa bath and 3 queen size bedrooms each with its own ensuite bathroom and private deck for those times when you would like some personal time to relax.

Hunter Valley Accommodation

Best Deluxe Accommodation 

Hunter & Central Coast Tourism Awards Gold 2009, 2010. Silver 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012.
NSW Tourism Awards Gold 2009. Silver 2012. Finalist 2007, 2010, 2011, 2013.
Qantas Australian Tourism Awards Finalist Best Deluxe Accommodation 2009.

The Vintry Hunter Valley Accommodation

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Two Fat Blokes Hunter Valley Wine Tours

Two Fat Blokes Hunter Valley Wine Tours

Two Fat Blokes Hunter Valley wine tours are perfect for individuals, couples or small groups looking to taste the best local delights of the Hunter Valley including: wines, beers, cheeses, chocolates, gourmet meals and more in a light-hearted way. Two Fat Blokes visit mainly small boutique wineries that have outstanding products and offer great service.

Two Fat Blokes have many friends in most wineries and restaurants and can organise a special visit to any winery of your choice. Their tours let you relax in luxurious leather seats of a private van with free pick-up and drop-off to your accommodation at The Vintry.

Two Fat Blokes Hunter Valley Wine Tours

Two Fat Blokes Hunter Valley wine tours give you premium access to the best Hunter Valley wineries. The Two Fat Blokes half day wine tours and full day wine tours have brilliant guides eager to maximise your Hunter Valley experience and provide hassle free luxury transport to and from The Vintry.

Food and Wine Lovers

Relax in leather seats in your private van with your knowledgeable and entertaining tour guide and enjoy VIP tastings at four or five top wineries (small, boutique and large). Your day will include: sparkling wine start including freshly baked pastries, Behind-the-scenes winery tour, taste from the winemakers barrel, wines unavailable for tasting at cellar doors, scrumptous lunch at restaurant/delicatessen including wine/beer and afternoon tea/coffee, compare aged to current vintages in private McWilliams tasting, ‘Make your own wine’ including souvenir take-home bottle and you’ll see kangaroos and wildlife along the way.

Optional inclusions: cheese and wine matching experience, chocolate and wine matching experience, fun and tasty brewery tour or scenic trips. Pickup and dropoff to your wine country accommodation at The Vintry is available.

Full Day Tour – $275 per person

  • VIP tastings at 4 or 5 top wineries (small, boutique and large).
  • Relax in comfort in our luxury vans.
  • Knowledgeable and entertaining tour guide.
  • Sparkling wine brunch to begin your day.
  • Behind-the-scenes winery tour.
  • Taste from the winemakers barrel.
  • Enjoy wines unavailable for tasting at cellar doors.
  • Scrumptous lunch at restaurant/delicatessan including wine/beer and afternoon tea/coffee.
  • ‘Make your own wine’ to take home with you – one bottle per person.
  • See kangaroos and local wildlife.
  • Pickup and dropoff to your wine country accommodation at The Vintry

Book a Food and Wine Lovers Tour

Progressive Winemakers

Because the foodie in you deserves the best mouth-watering afternoon of food and wine. Relax in leather seats in your private van with your knowledgeable and entertaining tour guide. You will enjoy VIP service at four superb winery restaurants, a nine course degustation lunch matched with wine from the regions best chefs and a cheese and wine matching experience. Pickup and dropoff to your wine country accommodation at The Vintry is available.

Lunch/Afternoon Tour – $240 per person

  • VIP service at 4 superb winery restaurants.
  • 9 course degustation lunch matched with wine from the regions best chefs.
  • Relax in comfort in our luxury vans.
  • Knowledgeable and entertaining tour guide.
  • Pickup and dropoff to your wine country accommodation at The Vintry

Book a Progressive Winemakers Gourmet Wine Tour

Hunter Gatherer’s

Imagine a perfectly planned day in the Hunter Valley, because you deserve that! Relax in leather seats in your private van with your knowledgeable and entertaining tour guide and enjoy VIP tastings at four or five top wineries (small, boutique and large). You’ll even see kangaroos and local wildlife along the way. Your day will include: cheese and wine matching experience, tranquil vineyard walk, generous antipasto lunch amongst the vines, popular chocolate and wine matching experience, fun and tasty brewery tour. Pickup and dropoff to your wine country accommodation at The Vintry is available.

Full Day Tour – $180 per person

  • VIP tastings at 4 or 5 top wineries (small, boutique and large).
  • Relax in comfort in our luxury vans.
  • Knowledgeable and entertaining tour guide.
  • Cheese and wine matching experience ($25pp included value).
  • Tranquil vineyard walk (weather permitting).
  • Generous antipasto lunch overlooking the vines ($30pp included value).
  • Popular chocolate and wine matching experience ($15pp included value).
  • Fun and tasty brewery tour ($10pp included value).
  • See kangaroos and local wildlife.
  • Pickup and drop off to your wine country accommodation at The Vintry

Book a Hunter Gatherer’s Wine Tour

Half Day Snap Shot

Maximise your ‘taste time’ of the Hunter Valley with a tour guaranteed to please. Relax in leather seats in your private van with your knowledgeable and entertaining tour guide all while seeing kangaroos and local wildlife along the way. You will enjoy VIP tastings at a minimum of three top wineries (small, boutique and large), cheese and wine matching experience and morning or afternoon tea. Pickup and dropoff to your wine country accommodation is available.

Half Day Tour – $75 per person

  • VIP tastings at min of 3 top wineries (small, boutique and large).
  • Relax in comfort in our luxury vans.
  • Knowledgeable and entertaining tour guide.
  • Cheese and wine matching experience ($25pp included value).
  • See kangaroos and local wildlife.
  • Pickup and drop off to your wine country accommodation at The Vintry

Book a Half Day Snap Shot Wine Tour

Cheese and Wine Experience

Cheese lovers find your perfect match and take your dinner parties to the next level. Relax in an indoor seated environment with your knowledgeable and entertaining guide and experience nine gourmet cheeses (local, Australian and International) and taste beautiful De Iuliis wines to find your perfect match!

1 Hour Session – $30 per person

  • Experience 9 gourmet cheeses (local, Australian & International).
  • Taste beautiful De Iuliis wines to find your perfect match!
  • Knowledgeable and entertaining guide.
  • Relaxed indoor seated environment.
  • Bonus Free Cheese & Wine Matching Guide
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Margan Restaurant | Hunter Valley Wine and Food Festival

Margan Family Wines at Broke

Margan Restaurant is based in the beautiful Broke Fordwich wine sub-region of the Hunter Valley and offers guests a sophisticated dining experience in a charming rural setting.

It is part of the Margan Wines establishment which includes 100 hectares of vineyards, a state of the art winery and stunning rammed earth cellar door. Margan is an award winning dining destination in its own right and provides customers with a unique and complete food and wine experience, set in a tranquil rural setting.

Margan Sample Menu

The Restaurant’s food style is inspired by the seasons. The one acre Kitchen Garden and orchard produces up to 90% of vegetables and fruit for the seasonally inspired menus. In addition, Margan have free range chickens, Black Suffolk lambs, bee hives for fresh, unfiltered honey and olive groves for table olives. The Margan Restaurant continues with the business tag line of ‘Estate Grown and Estate Made’. As such, all menu items are freshly prepared on site, including pasta, gelati, soft cheeses, butter, small goods and bread. Additional to this, Margan chooses to source ingredients from local producers as much as possible.

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Hunter Valley Shiraz | Piggs Peake

Hunter Valley Shiraz

In this short clip Steve Langham from Piggs Peake Wines, talks about Hunter Valley Shiraz and why he loves it.

Hunter Valley Shiraz

Shiraz is undoubtedly the most important red variety in the Hunter Valley. Regionally distinctive, it is medium to full bodied, characterised when young berry, spice and plum characters developing with age to more leathery tones and complexity.

Piggs Peake Winery create unique, boutique wines merging classic styles with a new-world approach.

Come up to Piggs Peake winery and spend some time with the winemakers Steve Langham, Robert Guadagnini and Moscato specialist Rene’ Pogel.

The Piggs Peake range is quite extensive with a real focus on the Hunter with locally grown Semillon, Marsanne, Verdelho, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Viognier, Hunter Valley Shiraz, Chambourcin and Merlot featuring in the range alongside harder to find varieties such as Gewurztraminer, Zinfandel, Grenache, Tempranillo and Sangiovese.

For passionate wine drinkers who have to have the newest wine flavour pass their lips before anyone else, Piggs Peake Winery should be on your directory. With annual New Release Nights held in June, experience the newest creations with a side of duck sausages, roasted pigs and king prawns. Visit Piggs’ extensive Cellar Door all year round in the Hunter Valley to sample their popular and unique range.

Visit Piggs Peake Wines

Directions to Piggs Peake Winery

The Vintry

The Vintry is a stunning architecturally designed Country House, luxuriously appointed with the highest quality furnishings and fittings but with the feel of a traditional bush retreat. A contemporary property with 4 spacious bedrooms includes 1 king size bedroom with hydrotherapy spa bath and 3 queen size bedrooms each with its own ensuite bathroom and private deck for those times when you would like some personal time to relax.

Hunter Valley Accommodation
Best Deluxe Accommodation 

Hunter & Central Coast Tourism Awards Gold 2009, 2010. Silver 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012.
NSW Tourism Awards Gold 2009. Silver 2012. Finalist 2007, 2010, 2011, 2013.
Qantas Australian Tourism Awards Finalist Best Deluxe Accommodation 2009.

The Vintry Hunter Valley Accommodation for the June Long Weekend

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Your Summer Playground

Come Play Hunter Valley

The Hunter Valley is a summer playground. Get out of your usual routine and experience stunning scenery, nature and endless activities with the whole family this summer in the Hunter Valley. Come Play in the Hunter Valley.

Summer (December to February) is Harvest time in the Hunter Valley and is the most vibrant and exciting time of year. Warm days see both grapes and guests alike cooled by intermittent thunderstorms and cool Ocean breezes. Warm summer days provide a perfect backdrop for that special occasion with amazing star filled evenings.

Christmas Lights Spectacular

Every year thousands of families come together to celebrate the magic of Christmas at the beautiful Hunter Valley Gardens. The annual event includes millions of lights, Santa’s Workshop and new and exciting rides that all the family will enjoy. It’s festive and fun – don’t miss out! The Hunter Valley Gardens Christmas Lights Spectacular is on from 3 November 2017 to 27 January 2018.

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