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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

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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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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 2018

Hunter Valley Wine and Food Festival | The Vintry. Hunter Valley accommodation in the vineyards at Pokolbin

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 showcases the epicurean pleasures of our iconic food and wine destination. Join us for the perfect journey of discovery through our stunning region, Hunter Valley Wine Country.

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.

You will have the opportunity to enjoy a host of vertical wine tastings, vineyard tours and set-price lunches and dinners that are on offer during the Festival. Round up your friends, and set a date for the 2018 Hunter Valley Wine and Food Festival. Remember, book your accommodation early.

Hunter Valley Food and Wine Festival 2018

This much anticipated annual event showcases Hunter Valley Wine Country's diverse wine and food culture with two months of themed activities and events throughout May and June.

The Hunter Valley Wine and Food Festival provides the chance to wine and dine with leading Hunter Valley winemakers and chefs, take part in an array of fun and interactive classes to fine tune your culinary skills or, if you are after a relaxing experience, simply curl up beside and open fire with a glass of Hunter Valley wine and a local cheese plate.

HUNTER VALLEY WINE AND FOOD FESTIVAL 2018

THE VINTRY | AT HOME IN THE VINEYARDS

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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.

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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

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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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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 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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Hunter Valley Gardens Christmas Lights Spectacular

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 officially open on Friday 3 November 2017 and run through to Saturday 27 January 2018.

The entire family will be able to enjoy the festive season with a delicious selection of food and beverage stalls, roaming entertainment including carollers (until Boxing Day), and nightly performances by much loved children’s music group Little Scallywagz.

Gates will open at a new time of 5.30pm and will close at 10.00pm.

Hunter Valley Gardens Christmas Lights Spectacular 2017

Hunter Valley Gardens was created by Bill and Imelda Roche over a period of four years, with a dedicated team of over 40 landscape gardeners, architects, and engineers. The completion of the Gardens realised a long-held ambition to build a garden that would be enjoyed for many generations to come. A garden which would bring joy and excitement into many lives.

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There are eight kilometres of walking paths winding through 12 hectares of gardens consisting of over 6000 trees, 600,000 shrubs and over 1 million ground cover plants, plus waterfalls, statues, murals and much more. The ten individually themed gardens showcase the artistry of gardens around the world and use both native and exotic varieties of plants.

The Garden displays remain the focal point of Hunter Valley Gardens, however to enhance the visitor experiences our calendar includes horticultural talks, festivals and signature events, such as Snow Time and our Christmas Lights Spectacular. Plus, enjoy our beautiful new rides, imported from Italy and permanently installed in our event area, adding extra appeal for the young ones during our events and in the school holidays.

Hunter Valley Gardens is a beautiful, nature based, experience for local, national and international visitors.

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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.

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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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Hunter Valley Gardens Rose Spectacular

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 without perfume just isn’t a rose!

Hunter Valley Gardens Rose Spectacular 2017

Hunter Valley Gardens was created by Bill and Imelda Roche over a period of four years, with a dedicated team of over 40 landscape gardeners, architects, and engineers. The completion of the Gardens realised a long-held ambition to build a garden that would be enjoyed for many generations to come. A garden which would bring joy and excitement into many lives.

There are eight kilometres of walking paths winding through 12 hectares of gardens consisting of over 6000 trees, 600,000 shrubs and over 1 million ground cover plants, plus waterfalls, statues, murals and much more. The ten individually themed gardens showcase the artistry of gardens around the world and use both native and exotic varieties of plants.

The Garden displays remain the focal point of Hunter Valley Gardens, however to enhance the visitor experiences our calendar includes horticultural talks, festivals and signature events, such as Snow Time and our Christmas Lights Spectacular. Plus, enjoy our beautiful new rides, imported from Italy and permanently installed in our event area, adding extra appeal for the young ones during our events and in the school holidays.

Hunter Valley Gardens is a beautiful, nature based, experience for local, national and international visitors.

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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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James Blunt at Bimbadgen

James Blunt at Bimbadgen, Hunter Valley NSW

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 brilliant entertainer.” – The Telegraph, UK

Currently on tour throughout North America with good friend Ed Sheeran, Blunt is looking forward to embarking on his own world tour and returning to Australia to play for his loyal Aussie fans:

“Australia has always been the most fun part of every world tour I’ve ever done, and the fans at the shows have always given me the warmest of welcomes. I can’t wait to get back.”

James Blunt will be performing all his hits with Pete Murray, Busby Marou, Alex Lloyd and Karise Eden on Saturday 10 March 2018 at Bimbadgen, Hunter Valley NSW.

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JAMES BLUNT will be joined by PETE MURRAYBUSBY MAROUALEX LLOYD and KARISE EDEN, making these concerts an unforgettable jam-packed day of entertainment.

Blunt first captured the world’s attention in 2005 with his multi-platinum debut Back To Bedlam, featuring its history-making number one classic single You’re Beautiful. The British tunesmith has since become one of the most popular singer-songwriters of the modern era, with more than 20 million albums and 12 million singles sold worldwide. He has also been the recipient of a remarkable range of top honours, including: five Grammy Award nominations, two BRIT Awards, two Ivor Novello Awards (honouring British music and songwriters), and a host of MTV Awards.

Since his first visit to Australia in 2005, James Blunt has kept audiences spellbound with his heartfelt poignancy fused with touches of his classic, self-deprecating sense of humour. See him performing songs from his latest album plus his incredible catalogue of hits including BartenderYou’re BeautifulGoodbye My LoverCarry You HomeNo Bravery1973WisemenStay The Night and Bonfire Heart.

Byron Bay singer-songwriter and one of Australia’s most-loved musicians, PETE MURRAY released his sixth studio album Camacho in June, debuting at number three on the ARIA chart. In 2003 Pete released his breakthrough record Feeler, featuring hit single So Beautiful, which topped the Aussie charts and went on to sell more than 450,000 copies and earn him 12 ARIA Award nominations. With more than one million album sales to his name, PETE MURRAY has remained one of Australia’s hottest and most in-demand touring properties, repeatedly enjoying sold-out tours across the country and abroad.

BUSBY MAROU are Rockhampton duo Thomas Busby and Jeremy Marou. Their debut self-titled album was certified ARIA Gold in Australia in July 2014, while their follow-up album Farewell Fitzroy debuted at number five on the album chart. Postcards From The Shell House is their first ARIA number one album. Their meaningful lyrics, melodic guitar riffs and delightful harmonies have seen them win over fans and critics alike and they were recently announced as supports for Sir Elton John’s Australian tour.

ALEX LLOYD is one of Australia’s most popular singer-songwriters. Winning critical acclaim with his debut album, 1997’s Black The Sun, Alex followed this with 2001’s Watching Angels Mend, featuring his breakout hit, Amazing, which topped triple j’s Hottest 100 and won APRA’s Song of the Year. The multi ARIA Award-winner continued his run of hits with GreenComing Home1000 MilesEverybody’s Laughing and Never Meant To Fail. Last year saw the release of Alex’s seventh studio album, Acoustica, featuring stripped back re-recordings of some of his much-loved classics.

KARISE EDEN was launched into the national spotlight in 2012 when she won Australia’s first series of The Voice, blowing away the judges and audiences with her powerful and raw voice. Breaking sales and chart records, Karise became the first artist since The Beatles to have four songs in the ARIA Top 5 singles chart. Her debut album, My Journey, entered the Australian charts at number one, and the follow-up album, 2014’s Things I’ve Done, hit number five. Karise is looking forward to making her a day on the green debut.

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A Day on the Green Concert at Bimbadgen

Saturday 10 March 2018 at Bimbadgen, Hunter Valley, New South Wales. A day on the green - James Blunt

2.00pm     Gates Open
3.05pm     Karise Eden
4.15pm     Alex Llyod
5.30pm     Busby Marou
6.45pm     Pete Murray
8.15pm     James Blunt
9.30pm     Approximate Finish

Tickets from ticketmaster.com.au and 136 100

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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.

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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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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

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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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LIVE at Roche Estate in the Hunter Valley

Live 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 (bass) and Chad Gracey (drums, percussion) recently reunited for this worldwide tour, bringing their explosive live show to Australia for the first time in over a decade with special guests, Lifehouse, The Calling and Thirsty Merc.

The band couldn't be more excited to return to Australia and celebrate our reunion. We are having the time of our lives and can't wait to share this experience with our fans down under. It's gonna be amazing!" said Ed Kowakczyk.

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Live at Roche Estate Hunter Valley

 

LIVE | ALL OVER YOU

The multi-platinum band from Pennsylvania--Ed Kowalczyk (vocals, guitar), Chad Taylor (guitar, backing vocals), Patrick Dahlheimer (bass) and Chad Gracey (drums, percussion)--have sold over 22 million albums worldwide and earned two number one albums (Throwing Copper, Secret Samadhi). Their catalog is filled with such gems as Lightning Crashes, Alone, All Over You, and Lakini's Juice, which live on today as classics on rock radio. Throwing Copper produced the band's biggest single, Lightning Crashes, which was #1 at Modern Rock radio for 10 consecutive weeks. Throwing Copper reached #1 on the Billboard Top 200 and eventually surpassed sales of 10 million albums sold with Rolling Stone honoring the album with placement on their 1994: The 40 Best Records From Mainstream Alternative's Greatest Year. Secret Samadhi (1997) immediately shot to #1 on the Billboard Top 200 and eventually went double platinum. The release of the platinum-selling The Distance to Here (1999) turned +LIVE+ into an international powerhouse and moved the band from arenas into stadiums. +LIVE+ has been and remains today a global concert juggernaut.

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Live at Roche Estate

Saturday 18 November 2017 at Roche Estate, Hunter Valley, New South Wales.

Tickets from ticketmaster.com.au

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

KC & The Sunshine Band, Bimbadgen Hunter Valley

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 December at Bimbadgen at Pokolbin in the Hunter Valley.

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Get up and shake your booty with the kings of disco, KC & THE SUNSHINE BAND. Formed in Miami, Florida in 1973 by Harry Wayne Casey (KC), the band ruled the charts in the mid-'70s with four number one hits in a row - Get Down Tonight, That's The Way (I Like it), (Shake Shake Shake) Shake Your Booty and I'm Your Boogie Man. 

With irresistible elements of funk, disco and R&B, KC & THE SUNSHINE BAND music has resonated with fans for four decades. The Grammy Award-winners have sold more than 100 million records and were honoured with a star on the prestigious Hollywood Walk of Fame. 

A DAY ON THE GREEN AT BIMBADGEN

Also celebrating 40 years in show business, VILLAGE PEOPLE have sold more than 100 million records and ingrained themselves into pop culture history with some of the biggest hits and most memorable characters of all time, including the Top 10 smash hits on the Australian charts - Can't Stop The Music, Y.M.C.A, In The Navy and Macho Man. 

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In 1979 SISTER SLEDGE teamed with Chic's Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards and released their iconic album We Are Family. The album's first single, He's The Greatest Dancer, shook up dancefloors around the world, while the follow-up title track skyrocketed the group into disco royalty. Known for their electrifying live shows, they have performed on some of the most prestigious stages in the world. 

MARCIA HINES quickly became one of our most-loved stars, crowned Queen of Pop in 1976, 1977 and 1978, and having hits in three decades, with 11 Top 40 entries, including You, From The Inside, I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself and Music Is My Life. Marcia shows no signs of slowing down, recently starring in the smash hit musical Velvet. 

A Day on the Green Concert at Bimbadgen

Saturday 16 December 2017 at Bimbadgen, Hunter Valley, New South Wales. A day on the green - KC and The Sunshine Band, Village People, Sister Sledge and Marcia Hines

Tickets from ticketmaster.com.au and 136 100

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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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Almighty Monster Line-up at Bimbadgen

The Living End and Spiderbait

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 who were part of the alternative heyday of the 1990s, a period that has left a remarkable legacy on Australian music fans and continues to be held with muchos affection.

In the live arena their reputations were made through performances marked by energy, passion and verve – qualities that will once again be on display during this tour.

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ALMIGHTY MONSTER ROCK LINE UP | A DAY ON THE GREEN

THE LIVING END have earnt their enviable standing as one of the most compelling and captivating bands in Australian rock history. Their 1998 self-titled debut album hit number one on the ARIA chart, spawning singalong anthems Prisoner Of Society, All Torn Down, Second Solution, West End Riot and Save The Day, beginning a chart domination that continued with Roll On, Pictures In The Mirror, What’s On Your Radio, Wake Up and White Noise to name but a few. Twenty years on they continue to be a force to be reckoned with, with last year's Shift becoming their seventh ARIA Top 10 album. Having just completed a huge US tour, their live shows continue to excite fans worldwide.

“Check it out folks, grab the esky and your picnic blanket because we are excited to announce we're playing a day on the green! After spending a huge chunk of this past year touring internationally we can't wait to play shows in our own beautiful Australian backyard. As anyone who's ever gone to a day on the green knows, they're always unique gigs but this one is extra special. The line-up is killer! We'll be joined by Spiderbait, Veruca Salt, The Lemonheads, Tumbleweed and The Fauves … Hot damn! Get on it!” Chris Cheney, The Living End

SPIDERBAIT thrilled audiences when they saddled up for their first a day on the green tour in 2016, so are very happy to being doing another lap of the winery map. With five Top 20 albums, two ARIA Awards, a massive number one anthem with the irrepressible Black Betty and a huge and loyal following, it’s true to say Kram, Janet and Whitt’s special musical alchemy is a wondrous thing! Earlier this year they embraced their past by playing in full their most popular album, Ivy And The Big Apples, – home to the triple j Hottest 100 number one Buy Me A Pony. We can’t wait to welcome them back!

“We're all so stoked be playing a day on the green again next year all around Australia. The last time we did these shows the response was amazing and the gigs were so awesome. Thanks to the fans that came out and made these events so brilliant for us. We hope to see you all again with our mates The Living End, Veruca Salt, The Lemonheads, Tumbleweed and The Fauves … such a great line-up and we can't wait for it all to start!”   Kram - Spiderbait

VERUCA SALT’s signature hit Seether remains one of the most-loved rock tunes of the ’90s. Not surprisingly, the band experienced a meteoric rise, doing everything a young band coming of age in the grunge era could hope for – selling more than a million records, touring with alt-rock royalty Hole and PJ Harvey, and winning critical acclaim for albums like American Thighs (named after an AC/DC lyric). After breaking up in 1998, the original line-up – Nina Gordon, Louise Post, Jim Shapiro and Steve Lack – re-formed in 2013 and were warmly welcomed back on stage. In 2015 they released their fifth studio album, Ghost Notes, the first to feature the band’s original line-up since 1997’s Eight Arms To Hold You. This will be their first a day on the green tour.

THE LEMONHEADS’ Evan Dando was ’90s rock royalty, writing much of his band’s breakthrough album – 1992's It's A Shame About Ray – in his second home of Australia. A concentrated blast of pure pop perfection, Come On Feel The Lemonheads, followed reaching number 19 on the ARIA chart, giving the band their first Top 20 album in the world. Since then, Evan has been a regular visitor to Australia, both as a solo act and reactivating THE LEMONHEADS. We look forward to hearing those melodic masterpieces like Into Your Arms, Being Around, The Outdoor Type, The Great Big No, Rudderless, Big Gay Heart, Alison's Starting to Happen, It's A Shame About Ray and Mrs. Robinson.

Straight outta Tarrawanna, TUMBLEWEED personified stoner rock in the ’90s with signature thundering riffs through tracks like Sundial, Hang Around and Gyroscope. They won the prestigious support slot on Nirvana’s only Australian tour and cemented themselves as one of the most-loved bands of the era with the 1995 release of their ARIA Top 10 album, Galactaphonic. Reactivated nearly 10 years ago, they've effortlessly picked up where they left off.

Known for their witty lyrics, melodic pop-rock and often satirical explorations of Australian themes, THE FAUVES fast became the best band to come out of the Mornington Peninsula since Australian Crawl. Releasing 11 studio albums with radio hits like Everybody’s Getting A 3 Piece Together and Dogs Are The Best People, scoring an ARIA nomination for Future Spa, as well as being the subject of the acclaimed documentary 15 Minutes To Rock, nearly 30 years later The Fauves continue to do what they do best.

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A Day on the Green Concert at Bimbadgen

Saturday 24 February 2018 at Bimbadgen, Hunter Valley, New South Wales. A day on the green - Almighty Monster Rock Line-Up

Tickets from ticketmaster.com.au and 136 100

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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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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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Wollombi Music Festival 2017

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 at the Wollombi Tavern featuring 2 great acts, a Sunday chillout session at the tavern, awesome markets and food, Kidsfest and more.

Each year is bigger and better than the last! 

There will be music on 2 stages with the Big Yengo Stage in a field overlooking The Millpond, plus the Big Top Stage will once again be an incredible space to listen to music and get involved in a couple of festival workshops before morphing into the venue for our Silent Disco after-party.

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There are 2 ticket options available plus discounted ticket bundles.

$110 + BF for onsite camping OR $100 + BF for Wollombi Tavern or non-campers. We also have some great value ticket bundles in which if you buy 10 tickets in 1 purchase 2 of those tickets are FREE. Great option for those looking to get a crew together. 

** Kids 12 & under are FREE with parent or guardian **

 
NB: Wollombi Music Festival is a NO BYO alcohol or food event. Glass will not be permitted on site and all bags will be inspected upon arrival by our very friendly security staff. Please note Wollombi Music Festival is an All Ages event HOWEVER any person under-18 must be accompanied by a guardian or parent to enter the festival. Proof of age will be required to be shown at the gate to receive entry.

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Wollombi Music Festival 2017

Saturday 30 September to Sunday 1 October 2017 at Wollombi, Hunter Valley, New South Wales.

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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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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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Sculpture in the Vineyards at Wollombi

Wollombi Sculptures in the Vineyards

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 wine, this month long event includes guided sculpture, wine and local Aboriginal history tours, as well as tailored educational tours and workshops for groups of all sizes.

Visitors can expect to see innovative artworks set in a uniquely picturesque environment, whilst taking in the true Hunter Valley experience over a wine tasting at boutique cellar doors.

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SCULPTURE IN THE VINEYARDS

28 October – 3 December  2017

A month long festival of art and culture held across three boutique vineyards in the Wollombi Valley and at selected locations in the historic Wollombi Village.

Visitors to Sculpture in the Vineyards can enjoy the latest in contemporary outdoor sculpture by talented Australian artists and wander through the picturesque landscape of the Wollombi Valley. A unique opportunity to sample premium wines and local produce as well as a bespoke range of public programmes for children and families, wine and art lovers or lovers in general. 

During the festival our visitors can enhance their exhibition experience through guided tours, artist talks artist-led workshops and degustation tours.

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Sculpture in the Vineyards at Wollombi

28 October to 3 December 2017 at Wollombi, Hunter Valley, New South Wales.

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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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