Events

Aug
26
Sat
Handmade Hunter Markets @ Kevin Sobels Wines
Aug 26 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Handmade Hunter Markets @ Kevin Sobels Wines | Pokolbin | New South Wales | Australia

Handmade in the Hunter Markets – where you will discover the variety and quality of goods grown, made and crafted by Hunter Valley artisans.

Held in the picturesque gardens of award-winning Kevin Sobels Wines in Pokolbin, the markets allow the authenticity of handmade produce and wares, and the talent of Hunter Valley artisans to shine.

As a meet-the-maker market, you will meet and talk with the grower, maker or artist behind each of the expertly-crafted and truly unique “Handmade in the Hunter” creations.

When you visit our charming country market, you will see why we have the distinction of being the longest-running, genuine, handmade market in the vineyard area. In fact, many of our customers plan their visits to the Hunter Valley around our market schedule.

Conveniently located near the four major concert venues (Hope Estate, Tyrrells, Bimbadgen, Roche Estate), numerous fine wineries, restaurants and Hunter Valley Gardens, Handmade in the Hunter Markets are held to coincide with concert dates and other major vineyard events.

Markets are held at least twice a month so check our market dates.

Come along to see, taste, try, buy and marvel for yourself at what the vibrant Hunter Valley artistic and creative community has to offer.

Sep
9
Sat
Handmade Hunter Markets @ Kevin Sobels Wines
Sep 9 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Handmade Hunter Markets @ Kevin Sobels Wines | Pokolbin | New South Wales | Australia

Handmade in the Hunter Markets – where you will discover the variety and quality of goods grown, made and crafted by Hunter Valley artisans.

Held in the picturesque gardens of award-winning Kevin Sobels Wines in Pokolbin, the markets allow the authenticity of handmade produce and wares, and the talent of Hunter Valley artisans to shine.

As a meet-the-maker market, you will meet and talk with the grower, maker or artist behind each of the expertly-crafted and truly unique “Handmade in the Hunter” creations.

When you visit our charming country market, you will see why we have the distinction of being the longest-running, genuine, handmade market in the vineyard area. In fact, many of our customers plan their visits to the Hunter Valley around our market schedule.

Conveniently located near the four major concert venues (Hope Estate, Tyrrells, Bimbadgen, Roche Estate), numerous fine wineries, restaurants and Hunter Valley Gardens, Handmade in the Hunter Markets are held to coincide with concert dates and other major vineyard events.

Markets are held at least twice a month so check our market dates.

Come along to see, taste, try, buy and marvel for yourself at what the vibrant Hunter Valley artistic and creative community has to offer.

Sep
16
Sat
Handmade Hunter Markets @ Kevin Sobels Wines
Sep 16 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Handmade Hunter Markets @ Kevin Sobels Wines | Pokolbin | New South Wales | Australia

Handmade in the Hunter Markets – where you will discover the variety and quality of goods grown, made and crafted by Hunter Valley artisans.

Held in the picturesque gardens of award-winning Kevin Sobels Wines in Pokolbin, the markets allow the authenticity of handmade produce and wares, and the talent of Hunter Valley artisans to shine.

As a meet-the-maker market, you will meet and talk with the grower, maker or artist behind each of the expertly-crafted and truly unique “Handmade in the Hunter” creations.

When you visit our charming country market, you will see why we have the distinction of being the longest-running, genuine, handmade market in the vineyard area. In fact, many of our customers plan their visits to the Hunter Valley around our market schedule.

Conveniently located near the four major concert venues (Hope Estate, Tyrrells, Bimbadgen, Roche Estate), numerous fine wineries, restaurants and Hunter Valley Gardens, Handmade in the Hunter Markets are held to coincide with concert dates and other major vineyard events.

Markets are held at least twice a month so check our market dates.

Come along to see, taste, try, buy and marvel for yourself at what the vibrant Hunter Valley artistic and creative community has to offer.

Sep
23
Sat
Handmade Hunter Markets @ Kevin Sobels Wines
Sep 23 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Handmade Hunter Markets @ Kevin Sobels Wines | Pokolbin | New South Wales | Australia

Handmade in the Hunter Markets – where you will discover the variety and quality of goods grown, made and crafted by Hunter Valley artisans.

Held in the picturesque gardens of award-winning Kevin Sobels Wines in Pokolbin, the markets allow the authenticity of handmade produce and wares, and the talent of Hunter Valley artisans to shine.

As a meet-the-maker market, you will meet and talk with the grower, maker or artist behind each of the expertly-crafted and truly unique “Handmade in the Hunter” creations.

When you visit our charming country market, you will see why we have the distinction of being the longest-running, genuine, handmade market in the vineyard area. In fact, many of our customers plan their visits to the Hunter Valley around our market schedule.

Conveniently located near the four major concert venues (Hope Estate, Tyrrells, Bimbadgen, Roche Estate), numerous fine wineries, restaurants and Hunter Valley Gardens, Handmade in the Hunter Markets are held to coincide with concert dates and other major vineyard events.

Markets are held at least twice a month so check our market dates.

Come along to see, taste, try, buy and marvel for yourself at what the vibrant Hunter Valley artistic and creative community has to offer.

Sep
30
Sat
Handmade Hunter Markets @ Kevin Sobels Wines
Sep 30 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Handmade Hunter Markets @ Kevin Sobels Wines | Pokolbin | New South Wales | Australia

Handmade in the Hunter Markets – where you will discover the variety and quality of goods grown, made and crafted by Hunter Valley artisans.

Held in the picturesque gardens of award-winning Kevin Sobels Wines in Pokolbin, the markets allow the authenticity of handmade produce and wares, and the talent of Hunter Valley artisans to shine.

As a meet-the-maker market, you will meet and talk with the grower, maker or artist behind each of the expertly-crafted and truly unique “Handmade in the Hunter” creations.

When you visit our charming country market, you will see why we have the distinction of being the longest-running, genuine, handmade market in the vineyard area. In fact, many of our customers plan their visits to the Hunter Valley around our market schedule.

Conveniently located near the four major concert venues (Hope Estate, Tyrrells, Bimbadgen, Roche Estate), numerous fine wineries, restaurants and Hunter Valley Gardens, Handmade in the Hunter Markets are held to coincide with concert dates and other major vineyard events.

Markets are held at least twice a month so check our market dates.

Come along to see, taste, try, buy and marvel for yourself at what the vibrant Hunter Valley artistic and creative community has to offer.

Oct
7
Sat
Handmade Hunter Markets @ Kevin Sobels Wines
Oct 7 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Handmade Hunter Markets @ Kevin Sobels Wines | Pokolbin | New South Wales | Australia

Handmade in the Hunter Markets – where you will discover the variety and quality of goods grown, made and crafted by Hunter Valley artisans.

Held in the picturesque gardens of award-winning Kevin Sobels Wines in Pokolbin, the markets allow the authenticity of handmade produce and wares, and the talent of Hunter Valley artisans to shine.

As a meet-the-maker market, you will meet and talk with the grower, maker or artist behind each of the expertly-crafted and truly unique “Handmade in the Hunter” creations.

When you visit our charming country market, you will see why we have the distinction of being the longest-running, genuine, handmade market in the vineyard area. In fact, many of our customers plan their visits to the Hunter Valley around our market schedule.

Conveniently located near the four major concert venues (Hope Estate, Tyrrells, Bimbadgen, Roche Estate), numerous fine wineries, restaurants and Hunter Valley Gardens, Handmade in the Hunter Markets are held to coincide with concert dates and other major vineyard events.

Markets are held at least twice a month so check our market dates.

Come along to see, taste, try, buy and marvel for yourself at what the vibrant Hunter Valley artistic and creative community has to offer.

Oct
14
Sat
Handmade Hunter Markets @ Kevin Sobels Wines
Oct 14 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Handmade Hunter Markets @ Kevin Sobels Wines | Pokolbin | New South Wales | Australia

Handmade in the Hunter Markets – where you will discover the variety and quality of goods grown, made and crafted by Hunter Valley artisans.

Held in the picturesque gardens of award-winning Kevin Sobels Wines in Pokolbin, the markets allow the authenticity of handmade produce and wares, and the talent of Hunter Valley artisans to shine.

As a meet-the-maker market, you will meet and talk with the grower, maker or artist behind each of the expertly-crafted and truly unique “Handmade in the Hunter” creations.

When you visit our charming country market, you will see why we have the distinction of being the longest-running, genuine, handmade market in the vineyard area. In fact, many of our customers plan their visits to the Hunter Valley around our market schedule.

Conveniently located near the four major concert venues (Hope Estate, Tyrrells, Bimbadgen, Roche Estate), numerous fine wineries, restaurants and Hunter Valley Gardens, Handmade in the Hunter Markets are held to coincide with concert dates and other major vineyard events.

Markets are held at least twice a month so check our market dates.

Come along to see, taste, try, buy and marvel for yourself at what the vibrant Hunter Valley artistic and creative community has to offer.

Opera in the Vineyards @ Chateau Elan
Oct 14 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Opera in the Vineyards @ Chateau Elan | Rothbury | New South Wales | Australia

Indulge your senses with an evening of elegance and sophistication at our stunning new venue!

We are thrilled to announce that in 2017 this much-loved annual celebration of food, wine and opera will be staged for the very first time at the luxurious Chateau Elan.

Located on a secluded 100-acre property in the heart of the Hunter Valley wine region, this award-winning venue provides the perfect escape with charming views and first-class facilities. Guests can enjoy excellent dinner packages, accommodation, a championship golf course designed by Greg Norman, spa and beauty salon, plus a very well-stocked whisky bar.

The event has been transformed into an intimate, VIP seated only concert, preceded by an array of tempting pre-concert activities. Tantalise your tastebuds with wine and cheese tastings from local producers, sample exquisite Hunter Valley chocolates and explore a delectable range of other culinary delights. To make the most of this special evening, we encourage you to arrive early, grab a glass of bubbles and stroll around the lawns enjoying the spectacular views across the valley.

To celebrate our new home, we are proud to present two of our best and most-loved opera stars, international soprano Cheryl Barker and popular baritone Teddy Tahu Rhodes, who will excite and delight you with their breathtaking voices and charismatic stage presence. Joining them will be gifted international flautist Jane Rutter, whose lyrical performances on the classical French flute will enchant and inspire you. We also welcome back Maestro Guy Noble from ABC Classic FM, who will conduct the proceedings and accompany the artists on piano, supported by the rich tones of a string section.

Let your spirits soar as these international stars lead you on a journey through some of the most beautiful arias and duets ever written. Even the ‘opera-shy’ will be familiar with these unforgettable masterpieces, brought to vibrant life at this stunning new venue.

Tickets are limited and seating will fill fast, so book early to ensure your premium seats!

Be sure to enquire about the wonderful dinner packages, accommodation, golf, spa and salon options available at this first-class venue, to make this a truly memorable experience and a wonderful inspiration for a day or weekend away in the gorgeous Hunter Valley region.

Oct
21
Sat
Handmade Hunter Markets @ Kevin Sobels Wines
Oct 21 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Handmade Hunter Markets @ Kevin Sobels Wines | Pokolbin | New South Wales | Australia

Handmade in the Hunter Markets – where you will discover the variety and quality of goods grown, made and crafted by Hunter Valley artisans.

Held in the picturesque gardens of award-winning Kevin Sobels Wines in Pokolbin, the markets allow the authenticity of handmade produce and wares, and the talent of Hunter Valley artisans to shine.

As a meet-the-maker market, you will meet and talk with the grower, maker or artist behind each of the expertly-crafted and truly unique “Handmade in the Hunter” creations.

When you visit our charming country market, you will see why we have the distinction of being the longest-running, genuine, handmade market in the vineyard area. In fact, many of our customers plan their visits to the Hunter Valley around our market schedule.

Conveniently located near the four major concert venues (Hope Estate, Tyrrells, Bimbadgen, Roche Estate), numerous fine wineries, restaurants and Hunter Valley Gardens, Handmade in the Hunter Markets are held to coincide with concert dates and other major vineyard events.

Markets are held at least twice a month so check our market dates.

Come along to see, taste, try, buy and marvel for yourself at what the vibrant Hunter Valley artistic and creative community has to offer.

MIDNIGHT OIL: The Great Circle @ Hope Estate
Oct 21 @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
MIDNIGHT OIL: The Great Circle @ Hope Estate | Pokolbin | New South Wales | Australia

Anyone with even a passing knowledge of Australian culture knows the basics of Midnight Oil’s story. They are the incendiary post-punk band from Sydney’s northern beaches who shunned TV shows like Countdown, instead gigging endlessly and forging a fierce bond with their audience through jagged Ozrock classics like “Back On The Borderline”, “Bus To Bondi” and “Don’t Wanna Be The One”. They are the musical innovators who turned high tech anti-jingoistic polemic into hits like “Power & The Passion”, “U.S. Forces” and “When The Generals Talk”. They are the activists whose social justice campaigning includes “The Dead Heart”, “Redneck Wonderland”, “Beds Are Burning” and hijacking the 2000 Olympic Games Closing Ceremony with their “Sorry” suits. They are the committed humanists and environmentalists who brought us anthems like “Blue Sky Mine”, “Forgotten Years” and “Say Your Prayers” plus a string of protests from the Tasmanian wilderness and the Jabiluka Uranium mine near Kakadu to mid-town Manhattan where they unforgettably stopped traffic outside the Exxon building after the Alaskan oil spill.

Their music makes you feel. Their lyrics make you think. And the combined impact live onstage is nothing less than a call to action.

In a dangerously warming world of Hanson, Trump, Petry and Le Pen the voice of Midnight Oil clearly takes on renewed relevance; they have always been a band that both reflects and shapes “the temper of the times”. So while clarion calls like “it’s better to die on your feet than live on your knees” may have been intended for earlier eras they resonate more than ever in these days of ‘alternative facts’.

In keeping with the band’s longstanding commitments, their carbon footprint during “The Great Circle” World Tour will, of course, be fully offset and sustainability initiatives will be undertaken at all shows. Midnight Oil will also continue their collaborations with local and international environmental organisations including Greenpeace, supporting their campaigns on crucial issues like dangerous climate change and the imminent threats to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.