What’s On – June Long Weekend

This Queen’s Birthday, June Long Weekend is looking like one of the best times to visit Hunter Valley Wine Country this year. Falling in the middle of Hunter Valley Wine and Food Festival, the June Long Weekend will feature a number of events at wineries and restaurants in Pokolbin.

The Vintry, in the heart of Pokolbin, provides the perfect place for your June Long Weekend accommodation. So close to the feature events of the Hunter Valley Wine and Food Festival.

Magnificent Magnum Dinner at Cockfighter’s Ghost

Brian Duncan, Chef at Hunters Quarter at Pokolbin in the Hunter Valley

During Hunter Valley Wine and Food Festival, Cockfighter’s Ghost Wines and HQ Restaurant invite you to join them at an intimate 4 course dinner matched to rare, aged magnums from the cellar, hosted by their winemaker. The dinner menu will highlight some wonderful winter warming slow cooked dishes from Hunters Quarter Chef, Brian Duncan. $145 per person. Bookings Essential

7:00pm – 10:00pm Saturday 11 June 2016

Trust The Chef

Twine Restaurant Pokolbin Hunter Valley

As part of the Hunter Valley June Wine and Food month, Twine Restaurant will be hosting Trust the Chef a five course degustation menu.

Leave all the difficult menu decisions to chef’s Matt Dillow and Adam Ireland with their special five course degustation dinner, including matched Hunter Valley wines and the chef cooking in front of you in the private Wine Room. The menu is revealed before you on the night…Trust the Chef!

Bookings are essential with a maximum 20 guests per evening. $120 per person.

7:00pm – 10:00pm Saturday 11 June 2016

The Grazing Blaze at Brokenwood Wines

Brokenwood Wines and The Cellar Restaurant team up for a bonfire supper and wine tasting amongst the vines in Brokenwood’s iconic Graveyard Vineyard.

During Hunter Valley Wine & Food Festival, Brokenwood Wines and The Cellar Restaurant team up for a bonfire supper and wine tasting amongst the vines in Brokenwood’s iconic Graveyard Vineyard.

Chef Andy Wright will use the burning canes to cook his grazing style menu, adding flavours of beautiful charry smoke. Brokenwood will match each dish with their latest release wines while you relax and enjoy the sun set and live music with fire side seating.

4:00pm – 8:00pm Saturday 11 June 2016

Whispering Brook Olive Sensory Tour

Whispering Brook Olive Sensory Tour. June Long Weekend, Broke Hunter Valley

Offering a sensory exploration of Whispering Brook’s handcrafted olive oils and olives, this delicious experience is a must for dedicated foodies. Learn about olive cultivation, harvest, and our artisan methods of olive and olive oil production at our estate. Immerse yourself in a guided tasting of our estate’s fresh oils and olives. This experience includes a guided tour of the olive grove, an explanation of the olive pickling process and olive oil production process followed by a sit down tasting of our olives and olive oils. Savour the differences as you journey through the elements of making olives and extra virgin olive oil and olives. Bookings Essential – Tour and tasting $20 pp

2:30pm – 4:30pm Saturday 11 June 2016

The Art of Gnocchi at Il Cacciatore

The Art of Gnocchi at Il Caccatorie in the Hunter Valley

As part of Hunter Valley Wine & Food Festival, Il Cacciatore invites you to participate in a fun, hands-on gnocchi making class followed by a two course lunch with a small group of like-minded individuals who enjoy Italian food, wine, a fun time and don’t mind getting down and dirty (floury)!

11:30am – 3:00pm Saturday 11 June 2016

Hands on Trout, Salmon and Chocolate Cooking Classes

Twine Restaurant Pokolbin Hunter Valley

Learn how to cook a Confit Trout, Crispy Skin Salmon and Chocolate Fudge Cake at Twine Restaurant with owner and chef, Matt Dillow. Class includes lunch and wine.

Twine Restaurant – 310 Oakey Creek Road Pokolbin NSW 2325

Phone: 4998 7449

9:30am – 12:30pm Saturday 11 June 2016

June Long Weekend Markets

Handmade Hunter Markets at Pokolbin in the Hunter Valley

Handmade Hunter Markets will be a great place to visit on the June Long Weekend. Discover the variety and quality of goods grown, made and crafted by Hunter Valley artisans.

As the longest running and most popular, meet-the-maker market in the vineyards, 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.

Handmade Hunter Markets will be held at Kevin Sobels Wines on both the Saturday and Sunday of the June Long Weekend.

Spanish Paella Cooking Classes

Paella Classes with Matt Dillow at The Verandah, Pokolbin in the Hunter Valley

Learn how to cook a Spanish Paella and Churros at the Verandah Restaurant guided by Chef & owner Matt Dillow. Sit down to enjoy your efforts over some yummy Sangria. Bookings are essential – $90 per person.

Phone: 02 4998 7231

9:00am – 12:30pm Sunday 12 June 2016

Hunter Valley Accommodation

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 for the June Long Weekend