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Margan Albarino 2017

Margan Albarino 2017 Albariño comes from Rías Baixas in the Galicia region of north west Spain. Andrew Margan was the first to plant it here in the Hunter Valley in 2014. Galicia is classified as a warm maritime climate and it produces textural wines with low alcohol, high fruit and high acid, just like the Hunter Valley. Being the…

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The Chilli Hunter

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…

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Margan Merlot 2015

Margan Merlot 2015 The Hunter Valley makes soft red wines and  Merlot is an inherently soft variety creating a regional varietal that is soft with full fruit and fullness. Minimal oak has been used to allow the wine to focus on the fruit quality. Margan planted their Merlot behind the winery using cuttings from an old Merlot…

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Audrey Wilkinson Tempranillo 2017

Audrey Wilkinson Tempranillo 2017 Audrey Wilkinson Tempranillo comes from the 2017 vintage, which will be regarded as a classic Hunter Valley vintage. Ideal warm growing conditions leading up to vintage, then, after some spring and early summer rains, the vines were healthy and had plenty of foliage. Very dry and hot summer conditions with temperatures over…

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Hunter Valley Wine and Food Festival 2018

If you love wine and food, it’s time to start making plans for May and June 2018! Yes, that’s right make plans now to visit the Hunter Valley. There is no better time to take in the delights of Australia’s premium wine-growing region than during the 2018 Hunter Valley Wine and Food Festival. Spanning May and June, the Festival…

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Buddy Guy at Roche Estate

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,…

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Thomas Wines Murphy’s Semillon 2017

Thomas Wines Murphy’s Semillon 2017 Thomas Wines Murphy’s Semillon 2017 is made by one of the Hunter Valley’s most renowned winemakers, Andrew Thomas. Nationally and internationally acclaimed for their exceptional, single vineyard Hunter Valley wines, Thomas Wines has gained a somewhat ‘cult status’ for its small range of personality imbued wines, many offering pure current…

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Neil Diamond at Roche Estate

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…

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There is always more to discover

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…

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Scarborough The Obsessive Semillon 2017

Scarborough The Obsessive Semillon from the 2016-2017 growing season which commenced with budburst in early September with a great start following good winter rainfall which filled the soil proile. Spring was warm and canopies ourished with regular rainfall through this period, with flowering occurring in late October in Chardonnay. Conditions were drier than normal through November but…

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Audrey Wilkinson Winemakers Selection Shiraz 2015

Audrey Wilkinson Winemakers Selection Shiraz was produced from Shiraz grapes from carefully identified vineyards in the premium cool climate Canberra District. Rated by Gourmet Traveller Wine as one of the Top 10 Cellar Doors in the country, and the only one in NSW, Audrey Wilkinson Cellar Door is perched atop a foot hill of the Brokenback Mountain…

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McLeish Estate Semillon 2017

McLeish Estate are one of the most awarded boutique Semillon producers in Australia. They create a range of single vineyard semillons acclaimed and celebrated throughout the world. This is true recognition of the premium quality and the attention to detail that is applied throughout the whole winemaking process and McLeish Estate Semillon is a fine example…

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Hunter Valley Gardens Christmas Lights Spectacular

Hunter Valley Gardens Christmas Lights Spectacular are celebrating an impressive 10 years of spreading the Christmas spirit and joy to children of all ages. To mark this momentous occasion, Hunter Valley Gardens invites you to explore the Southern Hemisphere’s biggest and most breathtaking display of over 2 million lights. This much loved family event will…

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Hunter Valley Gardens Rose Spectacular

Hunter Valley Gardens Rose Spectacular is on from 14 October to 12 November 2017. No is the time to see Hunter Valley Gardens with over 2 million blooms. With 35,000 rose bushes in over 125 different varieties, the majority of roses grown at Hunter Valley Gardens are of the fragrant variety. After all, a rose…

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Brokenwood ILR Reserve Semillon 2011

Brokenwood ILR Reserve Semillon is named after Chief Winemaker and Managing Director Iain Leslie Riggs, who joined the winery in 1982. Iain has taken Brokenwood from a small ‘hobby’ winery into the national and international arena, and was the driving force in Brokenwood extending the range to white wines. The ILR Reserve Semillon is an aged…

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Usher Tinkler Reserve Shiraz 2015

The Usher Tinkler Reserve Chardonnay and Usher Tinkler Reserve Shiraz were created to showcase single vineyard, quality, varietals of provenance with some edge. The wines were made with the ‘Of the land Man’ Mandallion in mind, to show a gentleman that appreciates the century of sweat and hard work put into our family estate but also adapts…

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Usher Tinkler Reserve Chardonnay 2016

The Usher Tinkler Reserve Chardonnay and Usher Tinkler Reserve Shiraz were created to showcase single vineyard, quality, varietals of provenance with some edge. The wines were made with the ‘Of the land Man’ Mandallion in mind, to show a gentleman that appreciates the century of sweat and hard work put into our family estate but also adapts…

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Places to Picnic in the Hunter Valley

Grab your rug, bring your food hamper and enjoy a fantastic range of barbecue and places to picnic in the Hunter Valley.  Most importantly enjoy this wonderful experience in our glorious Hunter Valley.  You can pick up some great food from some of the Hunter Valley’s gourmet providors or, let us do the selecting and order one…

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Usher Tinkler Wines | Nose to Tail Red 2016

Nose to Tail Red and the Nose to Tail wines takes the standard varieties in the Hunter Valley and turns them into something innovative and contemporary for the consumer. For example, taking a variety, like Semillon, that isn’t normally for everyone and turning it into something that is approachable for everybody. Just like nose-to-tail cooking the brand…

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Usher Tinkler Wines | Nose to Tail Rose 2016

Nose to Tail Rose and the Nose to Tail wines takes the standard varieties in the Hunter Valley and turns them into something innovative and contemporary for the consumer. For example, taking a variety, like Semillon, that isn’t normally for everyone and turning it into something that is approachable for everybody. Just like nose-to-tail cooking the…

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Usher Tinkler Wines | Nose to Tail White 2016

Nose to Tail White takes the standard varieties in the Hunter Valley and turns them into something innovative and contemporary for the consumer. For example, taking a variety, like Semillon, that isn’t normally for everyone and turning it into something that is approachable for everybody. Just like nose-to-tail cooking the brand aims to showcase how…

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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. First introduced to the West in the 1860s Katagami are paper stencils used in traditional Japanese resist dyeing. Katagami originate in the Nara…

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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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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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Crossroads in the Vines at Roche Estate

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…

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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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KC and The Sunshine Band, Village People, Sister Sledge and Marcia Hines

KC and The Sunshine Band, Village People, Sister Sledge and Marcia Hines at Bimbadgen Get set to put on your boogie shoes and party when disco legends KC & THE SUNSHINE BAND, VILLAGE PEOPLE and SISTER SLEDGE combine for a huge Australian tour this December. Disco fever will hit a day on the green on Saturday 16…

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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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