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Katagami

My introduction to katagami or Ise-katagami was provided by a gentleman who had discovered the Japanese craft of making finely cut paper stencils during a visit to the city Suzuka in Mie Prefecture in the 1960’s. Ise-katagami Katagami (finely cut paper stencils) are used in the dyeing of textiles, typically long bolts of cotton, silk, or other cloth used for kimono…

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NSW Tourism Awards 2017 Finalists Announced

Now in its 28th year, the NSW Tourism Awards 2017 acknowledge and celebrate tourism excellence. The program rewards businesses that demonstrate significant achievement throughout the year. With 27 submission categories available, the awards showcase a variety of tourism products and businesses delivering outstanding service to guests in NSW. The NSW Tourism Awards’ criteria and categories…

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Facebook Exclusive Offer

Facebook Exclusive Offer We have the following weekends available for up to 8 people during November and December with a very special accommodation offer at 40% Off our regular weekend rate. Friday 3 November to Sunday 5 November 2017 | 80’s Fest at Hope Estate Friday 17 November to Sunday 19 November 2017 | LIVE at Roche…

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James Blunt at Bimbadgen

James Blunt at Bimbadgen Hunter Valley British singer-songwriter James Blunt will be in Australia in March 2018, bringing his The Afterlove Tour to Bimbadgen in the Hunter Valley for the first time ever at a day on the green outdoor event on Saturday 10 March 2018. “It’s clear that Blunt is a born entertainer.” – The Independent, UK “A…

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LIVE at Roche Estate in the Hunter Valley

One of the world’s biggest rock acts +LIVE+ have reunited and are heading to Australia for a series of massive shows under the stars this November including a not-to-be-missed outdoor event at the Hunter Valley’s iconic Roche Estate. The original line-up of +LIVE+ – Ed Kowalczyk (vocals, guitar), Chad Taylor (guitar, backing vocals), Patrick Dahlheimer…

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Scarborough Offshoot Verdelho 2017

From a young age, winemaker Jerome Scarborough knew he’d be involved in the next generation of the Scarborough wine business – pushing forward with an Offshoot from the first foundations. One of those new inspirations is the Offshoot range, featuring a Scarborough Offshoot Verdelho, Pinot Noir Rosé and Vermentino. These wines spring from Jerome’s experimentations…

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Almighty Monster Line-up at Bimbadgen

Almighty Monster Rock Line-Up at Bimbadgen Hunter Valley Prepare for iconic indie rock anthems in the great outdoors when THE LIVING END, SPIDERBAIT, VERUCA SALT, THE LEMONHEADS, TUMBLEWEED and THE FAUVES combine for an almighty monster rock lin-up at a day on the green at Bimbadgen on Saturday 24 February 2018. It’s a bill bursting with bands…

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Muse Restaurant

Located at the entrance to Pokolbin in the iconic Hungerford Hill Winery, Muse Restaurant is the creation of Husband and Wife team Troy and Megan Rhoades-Brown. Troy and Megan opened Muse with the aim to offer a complete dining experience. With Troy applying his creativity in the kitchen and Megan her expertise in leading the…

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Historic Ben Ean vineyard bought by wine industry leaders

Hunter Valley wine industry leaders Brian McGuigan and Colin Peterson have bought the historic ‘Ben Ean’ site in the Hunter Valley.  The pair have entered into an agreement to purchase the site at 119 McDonalds Road, Pokolbin, NSW. Popularly known as ‘Ben Ean’ and historically home to the Lindeman’s Cellar Door and 1843 Harvest Café,…

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Hunter Valley Wine Show 2017

The Hunter Valley Wine Show is one of the leading regional wine shows in Australia. One of the first wine shows in Australia was held in the Hunter Valley in 1848 and the Hunter Valley Wine Show has been held continuously since 1974. The Hunter Valley Wine Show attracts the highest calibre of Australian and…

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Wollombi Music Festival 2017

Wollombi Music Festival Wollombi Music Festival is back for its 8th year but this time at a special new site at Cranky Rock just 5 minutes from Wollombi Village.  ROCK – BLUES – REGGAE – ROOTS – DUB As always, Wollombi Music Festival will be putting together a huge festival weekend, including a FREE Friday night launch-party…

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Sculpture in the Vineyards at Wollombi

Sculpture in the Vineyards Sculpture in the Vineyards is an annual arts and cultural festival held throughout the boutique vineyards and historic village of the Wollombi Valley. This free public exhibition features large scale and site-specific works, transforming the four participating vineyards into a series of spectacular temporary sculpture parks. A celebration of art, food and…

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SummerSalt The Cat Empire & Xavier Rudd

Zaccaria Concerts and Touring are very excited to present SummerSalt – a brand new concert event which exemplifies the great Australian outdoor summer. SummerSalt will take place in some of the most picturesque locations around the country. On top of showcasing the best of home-grown and international bands – it will also bring cultural attractions, placing…

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Stevie Nicks, Pretenders with Chrissie Hynde

Stevie Nicks and the Pretenders Superstar singer-songwriter Stevie Nicks will return to the Hunter Valley for an exclusive outdoor event as part of her 24 Karat Gold show this November for a day on the green including Bimbadgen on Saturday 11 November 2017. Joining Stevie for these special concerts are the legendary PRETENDERS, fronted by Chrissie Hynde.…

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Bernadette Brisbane October 2016

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…

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Yusuf Cat Stevens at Roche Estate

British singer-songwriting legend and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Yusuf / Cat Stevens will perform at Roche Estate at Pokolbin in the Hunter Valley on Saturday 2 December 2017 in what will be an unmissable night for fans. A Cat’s Attic “Peace Train Tour” commemorates the 50th Anniversary of his first major hit single…

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80’s Fest at Hope Estate

Get ready to return to the 80s in November 2017!  Abstract Entertainment and Hope Estate is proud to announce five of the biggest 80s International music acts Paul Young, Go West, The Cutting Crew, Wang Chung and Taylor Dayne will be joined by Australia’s own John Paul Young and the Allstars, Pseudo Echo and The Chantoozies for an unforgettable 80s Fest in the Hunter…

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Midnight Oil at Hope Estate

Iconic Australian band, Midnight Oil are preparing their first world tour in over two decades and will be performing an unmissable show amongst the vineyards of the majestic Hunter Valley at Hope Estate. In keeping with the band’s longstanding commitments, their carbon footprint during “The Great Circle” World Tour will, of course, be fully offset and…

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Hunter Valley Wine & Food Festival

Hunter Valley Wine & Food Festival is back and it’s bigger than ever spanning two months to include some of our favourite returning events and some great new additions. The festival showcases the region’s unforgettable wine and food culture with more than 70 epicurean events and activities during May and June in 2017, so you’re sure…

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Hot Dub Wine Machine

Expand your palate in 2017, as the indefatigable time-travelling music maestro Hot Dub Time Machine introduces Australia to Hot Dub Wine Machine. A full-bodied day of food, wine, beer and live music – a get-together in the sunshine among the vines of our country’s greatest wineries. Hope Estate Saturday 18 March 2017 That’s right, this…

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Hope Rocks: Hoodoo Gurus, You Am I

Get ready for a stellar line up of some of Australia’s greatest and best loved bands as they prepare to rock the Hunter Valley. This show promises to deliver all your favourite Australian superstar rock acts on the one stage, as Hope Rocks proudly presents Hoodoo Gurus, You Am I, Ratcat, Steve Kilbey of The…

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John Farnham at Hope Estate

It is set to be an all Aussie celebration when John Farnham, Jon Stevens, Shannon Noll and the Black Sorrows descend on Hope Estate in NSW’s Hunter Valley on Saturday 8 April 2017. John Farnham at Hope Estate Joining Farnham for this special once only experience will be JON STEVENS who rose to fame with NOISEWORKS…

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Port to Port MTB 2017

The Port to Port MTB is an annual four day MTB stage race which takes place from 25 to 28 May 2017. The race is designed to be fun and challenging for riders of all levels, from recreational to competitive. Beginning at the idyllic Nelson Bay Marina, riders are greeted by four days of sandy…

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Suzi Quatro at Hope Estate

It’s “one more time for Suzi” as Suzi Quatro returns to Australia in her Farewell Encore and will be here in the Hunter Valley on Saturday 25 February 2017 at Hope Estate during here national tour. Search Accommodation close to Hope Estate Suzi will bring Andy Scott from The Sweet on guitar and vocals, and Don…

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Not just another ‘wedding expo’, Love in the Vines is an amazing, unique and creative Hunter Valley wedding festival. Prepare to be entertained and inspired by an amazing array of talented wedding professionals, gathered at one gorgeous vineyard location and ready to bring your dream wedding to life. On arrival at the iconic Lindeman’s Estate you’ll…

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James Taylor at Hope Estate

Iconic singer-songwriter James Taylor will return to the Hunter Valley for the first time in seven years for what is expected to be one of the best concerts in Hunter Valley Wine Country in 2017. James Taylor Hope Estate Sunday 12 February 2017. James Taylor Hope Estate With a career spanning nearly 50 years since first signing…

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