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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

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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Places to Picnic in the Hunter Valley

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  • 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 of the great Pokolbin Picnic Co. baskets showcasing fine local produce, the creations of other Hunter Valley regional providors.

Places to Picnic

Hunter Valley Gardens and Village Grounds - 6 electric BBQs plus childrens playground - Broke Rd, Pokolbin

Hunter Valley Visitor Centre, - 2 picnic tables, Wine Country Drive, Pokolbin

Peace Park -  BBQ facilities - Kurri Kurri

Pokolbin Community Hall Grounds - McDonalds Rd, Pokolbin

Pokolbin Hill Picnic Park - Cnr Debeyers Rd and McDonalds Rd, Pokolbin

McNamara Park - Wollombi River, Broke

Bimbadeen Lookout - Mount View Rd, Mount View

Wollombi Mill Pond - Wollombi

Places to Picnic in the Vineyards

Or maybe you would prefer to picnic in the vineyards. Here are some of our favourites. Please be aware that when picnicking at one of our many wonderful vineyards you may be required to purchase a bottle of their wine.  

Calais Estate Wines - 3 gas BBQs - Pokolbin

Drayton's Family Wines - 2 electric BBQs - Oakey Creek Road, Pokolbin

Gemelli Estate Wines - 1 gas BBQ - Pokolbin

Hanging Tree Wines - 1 gas BBQ - Nulkaba

Kevin Sobel Wines - 1 gas BBQ and under covered seating for approx 60 - Halls Road, Pokolbin

Lambloch Estate - picnic tables - Broke Road, Pokolbin

McLeish Estate Wines -  4 gas BBQs - De Beyers Road, Pokolbin

Pepper Tree Wines -  1 gas BBQ - Halls Road, Pokolbin

Petersons Wines - picnic facilities - Mount View Road, Mount View

Pokolbin Estate Vineyard - 2 wood BBQs - McDonalds Road, Pokolbin

Stonehurst Wines - picnic tables - Wollombi

Tellace Wines - 2 gas BBQs- Greta

Tyrrells Wines - 3 electric BBQs - Broke Road, Pokolbin

Undercliff Winery - 2 gas BBQs - Wollombi

Wollombi Wines, - 1 gas BBQ - Wollombi

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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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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.

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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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SummerSalt The Cat Empire & Xavier Rudd

SummerSalt. with special performances by. The Cat Empire & Xavier Rudd. Saturday 25 Nov. Hope Estate | Hunter Valley, NSW

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 a very heavy emphasis on local community and sustainability. This will be a first of its kind. Launching the first SummerSalt series of concerts, will be some of Australia’s best loved and most notable bands and artists.

SummerSalt with special performances by The Cat Empire & Xavier Rudd

Celebrated as one of the world’s energetic festival bands and party powerhouses, The Cat Empire continue to deliver a spectacular live show. To this day, they remain fiercely independent and are one of the most successful mash ups of jazz, funk, and world music that Australia has ever seen.

They have had hit singles and headlined festivals around the globe, placing them as one of the country’s biggest and most notable live bands. 2016 saw their Rising With The Sun album debut at No. 1 on both the National ARIA & AIR charts, Top 10 in six other countries and then Top 20 in 16 countries around the world, along with a global debut at No. 9 on the iTunes worldwide chart. Their last international tour saw them play to over a quarter of a million people throughout Europe, North and South America, Australia and Asia. Their varied and exploratory approach to music has brought together a global army of fans of all ages. The Cat Empire experience is inimitable and unforgettable all at once.

Since the very beginning, Xavier Rudd’s ability to connect with people has been his most powerful gift. The more he has toured the world, the more hearts he has touched and the more of the world he has put back into his music. Hailed as one of Australia’s most proficient multi-instrumentalists, Xavier Rudd continues to enthral audiences worldwide. In 2016, Xavier topped the charts in the Netherlands with his single Follow the Sun, achieving platinum sales in Italy and sparking insatiable demand for his live show from all corners of the globe. Xavier will soon return from a massive 45 date tour of Europe and North America which saw him grace festival stages and headline iconic theatres.

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SummerSalt

with special performances by The Cat Empire & Xavier Rudd

Saturday 25 November 2017 at Hope Estate

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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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Yusuf Cat Stevens at Roche Estate

Yusuf Cat Stevens

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 and debut album Matthew & Son released in 1967. This 50th Anniversary Tour 

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Cat Stevens at Roche Estate Hunter Valley

Having first found fame as a teenager in 1960s England, Cat Stevens grew from being a teen idol into becoming one of the most influential singer-songwriters of all time. In addition to his vast musical achievements, his lifelong spiritual quest and search for meaning has added intrigue and depth to a groundbreaking career.

Cat achieved early success in the mid 60s with “Matthew and Son”, “Here Comes My Baby” and “The First Cut Is The Deepest”. In 1968 the heavy work load of non-stop appearances and touring, the excesses of a pop-star lifestyle took its toll and Cat contracted TB. He was hospitalised for several months and began a significant process of inner reflection and meditation. During this time Stevens began to question aspects of his life and spirituality and underwent a profound musical transformation. From 1970 to 1978 he recorded and released the albums that would establish him as a leading singer-songwriter of his generation.

His album, Tea for the Tillerman, from 1970, went multi-platinum in the U.S. and Australia with such songs as Wild World, Hard Headed Woman, Where Do the Children Play? and Father & Son. It was Teaser and the Firecat in 1971 that made him a megastar, with songs like Morning Has Broken, Peace Train and Moonshadow – spending fifteen weeks at the top of the Australian charts, becoming the biggest-selling album of the country in 1972. In 1975 Cat experienced another momentous and life-changing event after nearly drowning in the Pacific Ocean. Following this he dedicated himself to the Divine path, leaving music he concentrated on the education and humanitarian relief.

The tragic events of 9/11 motivated Yusuf to, once again, take to the global stage. He spoke out in the media against the atrocities, against fanaticism and war, and called for peace and unity. In 2006 Yusuf returned to mainstream music with the album An Other Cup, which was followed in 2009 by Roadsinger. 2014 was another monumental year for Yusuf, as he released his fourteenth studio album Tell ‘Em I’m Gone and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He is currently working on a children’s animation series and writing his autobiography, which is expected to be surface next year.

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Yusuf Cat Stevens at Roche Estate

Saturday 2 December 2017 at Roche Estate, Hunter Valley, New South Wales.

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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.

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80’s Fest at Hope Estate

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 YoungGo West, The Cutting CrewWang 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 Valley on Saturday, 4 November.

The incredible lineup features some of the best artists of the era!

Paul Young: Paul Young is best remembered for his unique singing voice that had a distinct tone. His hit singles included Love of the Common People, Wherever I Lay My Hat, Come Back and Stay, Everytime You Go Away and Everything Must Change, all reaching the top 10 of the UK Singles Chart. He won a Brit Award in 1985 for Best Male Artist.

Go West: the much loved duo Peter Cox and Richard Drummie enjoyed massive international success with hits such as We Close Our Eyes, Call Me and Don’t Look Down. Their biggest hit was The King Of Wishful Thinking which featured on the soundtrack to Pretty Woman and was a US Top 10 Hit.

Taylor Dayne: The only American on the tour, Taylor Dayne’s hits included Tell It To My Heart, Prove Your Love, I’ll Be Your Shelter and Love Will Lead You Back – which went #1 on the Billboard charts.  Taylor Dayne is also an actress – having appeared on the TV show Nightman and on Broadway in 2001 Elton John Production Aida.

Wang Chung: This English new wave band formed in the early 80s but enjoyed their biggest success in the mid 80s with songs such as Let’s Go!, Everybody Have Fun Tonight and Hypnotize me. The phrase Everybody Wang Chung Tonight became a popular phrase in the 80s and is still recognized now!  It has been referenced on various TV shows and movies including The Simpsons, Cheers, Veronica Mars, That 70s Show, The Spy Who Shagged Me and so many more.

Cutting Crew: This English rock band formed in 1985 and are best remembered for songs such as (I Just) Died in Your Arms, I’ve Been in Love Before, One for the Mockingbird, and Everything But My Pride.

Joining these international are some of Australia’s finest 80s music acts

John Paul Young and the Allstars: JPY is surely one of Australia’s most loved and iconic music acts. The Scottish born singer/songwriter enjoyed worldwide chart success in the 1970s with Love Is In The Air – still one of the most requested and loved songs in the Australian songbook.  His long association with Vanda and Young have produced some of Australia’s most recognized songs including Love Is in the Air, Yesterday’s Hero, I Hate the Music and “Standing in the Rain.  He was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame in 2009 and continues to tour and perform across Australia.

Pseudo Echo:  Pseudo Echo are best remembered for their synthesized pop songs that put Melbourne pop music on the map!  In the 1980s, Pseudo Echo had Australian top 20 hits with Listening, A Beat for You, Don’t Go, Love an Adventure, Living in a Dream and their cover of Funky Town (from Lipps Inc.), which peaked at No. 1 in 1986. In 1987, it reached No. 1 in Canada and New Zealand, No. 6 in United States and No. 8 in United Kingdom.

The Chantoozies:  The Chantoozies were one of our favourite female pop bands of the 80s with songs such as Wanna Be Up, Witch Queen, He’s Gonna Step On You Again and Baby It’s You. The current lineup features three of the four girls –  Totti Goldsmith, Ally Fowler and Eve Von Bibra.

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Paul YoungGo West, The Cutting CrewWang ChungTaylor DayneJohn Paul Young and the Allstars, Pseudo Echo and The Chantoozies

Saturday 4 November 2017 at Hope Estate

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Midnight Oil at Hope Estate

Midnight Oil Hunter Valley

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 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.

At one level “The Great Circle 2017” simply reflects the geographic reality that the tour will loop around the world and then circle Australia. At another level the name clearly implies the planet itself but it has a further meaning too. Sailors, and airmen use “the great circle” to navigate the globe because on a sphere the shortest distance between two points is not usually a straight line. How appropriate for a group who has always been deeply engaged with the world around them but whose career path has never been linear.

Midnight Oil is more than just a rock ‘n’ roll band. In 2017 they will finally bring things back to where they all began. The circle remains unbroken.

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Birds of Tokyo & Ash Grunwald

Saturday 21 October 2017 at Hope Estate

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Hot Dub Wine Machine

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 March and April, Australian audiences will be given the opportunity to immerse themselves in the exceptional experience that is Hot Dub Wine Machine as it expands nationally into a (wine) regional tour like no other. Escape the big smoke and come un-wine-d with Hot Dub and his carefully curated collection of famous bands and djs – food, wine, and merry-making in the spirit of a traditional European get-together in the grapevines. We chianti think of a better way to spend a sunshine-soaked, late summers’ day!

Hot Dub Wine Machine is a civilised, boutique offering, with a capped capacity – which means there will be plenty of space to find a comfortable spot to relax, while taking in sweeping views of the scenic vineyards, and the stage spectacular. The live concert experience will retain the intimacy and familiarity accompanying one of Hot Dub’s nightclub shows, whilst taking on scale of a larger outdoor event, with an array of attractions on offer. At each Wine Machine, attendees can expect to quaff their way through top-notch local vino that will dazzle the palette, craft beer and cocktails, to get you loosened up for the dance floor. Also on offer will be a decadent selection of gourmet chow – be swept up in a frenzy of local flavours from fresh finger food to delicious baos and burgers and that’s just the start! “The McLaren Vale event was a fantastic vibe,” says Loud of what to expect of Wine Machine: “joyous, wild and really good fun”.

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Saturday 8 April 2017

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Hope Rocks: Hoodoo Gurus, You Am I

Hoodoo Gurus

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 Church, GANGgajang, The Allniters & The Kids.. Music, food and wine – they go hand-in-hand and there are few things more pleasurable than experiencing them all at once.

Hope Rocks with Hoodoo Gurus and You Am I

Hoodoo Gurus are one of Australia’s greatest, best loved and most enduring rock bands. For over three decades the Hoodoo Gurus have consistently been one of the most inventive, lyrically smart and goddamn exciting rock’n’roll bands Australia has ever produced.

And they’ve done it with style, panache and a wicked sense of humour. Consistent chart-toppers, ARIA Hall of Famers, co-curators of the Dig It Up! Invitational and many other accolades, they’ve influenced an entire generation of bands including the likes of You Am I, The Living End, Dallas Crane, Grinspoon and many others. Hoodoo Gurus who have earnt their household name, are up there with the greats in the industry having produced songs like What’s My Scene, Like Wow – Wipeout , Bittersweet and I Want You Back.  These smash hits have gone on to become quintessential Australian classics that continue to be staple tracks on radio playlists today.

We’re really excited we’re gonna be playing in The Hunter soon. I love music and I love wine, so what could be better than to put ’em both together? Hoodoo Gurus, You Am I, Ratcat at Hope Estate? As they say in the trade, that’s a top drop! Dave Faulkner

You Am I are without doubt one of Australia’s all-time essential rock n’ roll bands. Two and a half decades on from their first album release, You Am I have not only had one of the longest and most successful recording careers in Australia, but are also without doubt one of our most loved live bands.

Featuring guitarist and vocalist Tim Rogers along with band mates Russell Hopkinson on drums, Andy Kent on Bass, and (since 1999) Davey Lane on guitar, You Am I have released ten studio albums to date. The band have won a total of Ten ARIA Awards including Album of the year, Best Group, and Best Independent Release.

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Saturday 8 April 2017

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John Farnham at Hope Estate

John Farnham

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 and also boasts a long and successful solo career, the resurgent SHANNON NOLL and the ever popular THE BLACK SORROWS.

I have not performed at Hope Estate for some time now and I am so looking forward to being there again on April 8th. This will be the last show on my current regional tour and could not wish for a better venue to play. John Farnham 

In a country of 22 million people, John Farnham is the one Australian artist who stages arena-sized concerts whenever he tours to satisfy the demand. He is Australia’s most successful solo artist, on-stage and on record. His Whispering Jack album was the first album to sell over a million copies in Australia alone.

The anthemic single “You’re the Voice” restored Farnham to number one for the first time in 17 years. The carefully crafted adult contemporary October 1986 album Whispering Jack was number one 18 weeks, and became the biggest-selling album in Australian history. “You’re the Voice” sold a million copies in Europe and reached the Top Ten in England.

A consummate singer and performer since 1986, Farnham has been Australia’s number one attraction, with successive big-selling albums and sold-out concert tours. International interest has continued to beckon, but the dedicated family man is happy with his career as it is.

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Saturday 8 April 2017

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Suzi Quatro at Hope Estate

Suzi Quatro Hope Estate Hunter Valley

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.

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Suzi will bring Andy Scott from The Sweet on guitar and vocals, and Don Powell from Slade on drums. They will perform as QSP for the opening act. The trio have a new album “QSP” to be released in October. Suzi will have an eight-piece band, performing all the hits for the second half of the show.

Well, what can I say, eh! Australia. You’re in my bones, you’re in my blood, I was born to entertain, I had to come back, I missed you too much.

Suzi Quatro

Hope Estate, considered one of Australia’s premier winery concert destinations, continues to bring together the finest musical talents as well as delivering quality live music and sound experience. They have staged some of the best live shows in Australia and recently were announced as winners of the “Mo Awards: Venue of the Year – providing the best facilities overall for performers and the presentation of shows.

Suzi Quatro Hope Estate Hunter Valley

Saturday 25 February 2017

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James Taylor at Hope Estate

James Taylor 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 to The Beatles’ Apple Records in 1968, James Taylor’s music embodies the art of songwriting in its most personal and universal forms, resonating with people all over the world, while his warm baritone is among the most recognized voices in popular music.

His songs have had a profound influence on both songwriters and music lovers of all generations and from all walks of life; Fire and Rain, Country Road, Something in the Way She Moves, Sweet Baby James, Carolina In My Mind and many more. In 1971 James scored his first #1 single with You’ve Got a Friend, written by long time friend Carole King and earning him his first Grammy Award for Best Pop Male Vocal.

Joining James Taylor as very special guest on Hope Estate Hunter Valley shows is singer songwriter, Bernard Fanning. Bernard has accumulated one of the most celebrated and distinct songbooks on the Australian rock spectrum; charting a course from creation to an interactive live experience like no other. With his solo career now spanning ten-plus years, Fanning has firmly cemented his position as one of Australia’s finest songwriters and lyricists. From the country folk-tinged charm of his multi-platinum debut solo album Tea and Sympathy (#1 ARIA debut), to the rock grooves and horn breaks of its follow up, Departures (#1 ARIA debut). Now Bernard has delivered the delicate acoustic guitar track ‘Reckless’ which is the second official single from his ARIA nominated third solo release, Civil Dusk, out now.

Also appearing at with James Taylor Hope Estate Hunter Valley will be country singer songwriter Kasey Chambers, whose new EP Ain’t No Little Girl has just been released ahead of the January release of her tenth album Dragonfly. Chambers’ story-telling is as integral in her performances as it is in her albums, and has led her to win eleven ARIA Awards, 22 Golden Guitar Awards, two Americana Music Awards nominations and ten APRA Awards.

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Sunday 12 February 2017

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Culture Club at Hope Estate

Culture Club Hope Estate Hunter Valley

Culture Club return to Australia in December and will be at Hope Estate at Pokolbin in the Hunter Valley on Saturday 10 December. In a super 80’s line up, Culture Club will be joined by 1927, Pseudo Echo, Kids in The Kitchen, Wa Wa Nee and Real Life.

Culture Club at Hope Estate

Hot off the back of sold out shows and rave reviews across the USA and Australia, Culture Club are returning to our shores for another run of shows. Australia adores Culture Club – both the mayhem and success of their June tour has cemented our love affair with the iconic 80’s pop band.

The tour will feature the original line-up: singer Boy George, guitarist/keyboardist Roy Hay, bassist Mikey Craig and drummer Jon Moss. Says the band “after the success of our June visit and the huge warm welcome we received from our Australian fans, we have decided to come back and do it all again – you simply can’t get rid of us that easily!’’

When you go to a Culture Club show, you can expect to have loads of fun and be fully immersed into a huge party atmosphere – then add to the mix this fantastic line up, what more could you ask for?

Grab your friends and be sure to get your tickets quickly so you don’t miss out.

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Saturday, 10 December 2016

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Barry Gibb at Hope Estate

Barry Gibb Hope Estate Hunter Valley

Barry Gibb will be at Hope Estate at Pokolbin in the Hunter Valley on Saturday 8 April 2017 as part of the In The Now Tour, Barry Gibb will showcase a generous selection of Bee Gees songs, global hits that resonate so strongly with audiences to this day.

Blending perfectly alongside solo material from Barry’s brand new studio album, In The Now, it is a live set to satisfy even the most ardent fan. ‘In The Now’, is only the second solo release of Gibb’s career and his first album of all new material since the Bee Gees’ final studio album in 2001.

The shows will feature the same outstanding band that impressed audiences on the Mythology Tour in 2013, including Barry’s son Stephen on guitar – this is a concert event not to be missed.

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Saturday, 8 April 2017

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Bruce Springsteen in February

Bruce Springsteen Hunter Valley 2017

While the Vintry has been booked for the weekend of the Bruce Springsteen Hunter Valley concert on Saturday 18 November at Hope Estate, you may wish to search accommodation at www.shortbreaksandescapes.com

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Rumours rock legend Bruce Springsteen may be making a return to Australian shores in the near future first surfaced last month and now further fuel has been added to the fire.

With both teaser advertising on Sydney FM Radio Triple M on Monday and Frontier Touring dropping the biggest hint yet The Boss will be coming Down Under. “Now sometimes tomorrow comes soaked in treasure,” the company posted at lunchtime on Monday.

Springsteen is set to release his autobiography, Born To Run, later in September, and a new album, Chapter And Verse, will be released just before it.

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band played in the two shows in the Hunter Valley at Hope Estate during his last Australian tour in February 2014. It is hoped he will be back again with Saturday 18 February 2017 a likely date.

And apparently a reformed Jet are set to be supporting the tour.

Frontier Touring chief Michael Gudinski first stoked the rumour mill after an appearance on Triple M, when he told the hosts and listeners to expect a “massive February and March of rock” and hinted at a 2017 Springsteen tour.

“That was an interesting visit from Michael Gudinski,” the official Triple M Hot Breakfast account tweeted. “We’ve been warmed up to expect a MASSIVE February/March of rock!” The tweet was post-scripted with the hashtag #TheBoss.

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Saturday 18 February 2017

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Hope Rocks

Hope Rocks Concert at Hope Estate Hunter Valley

Get ready for an all-star line-up of some of the country’s finest acts as they prepare to rock the Hunter Valley! This show promises to deliver all your favourite Australian classic rock legends on the one stage, as Hope Estate proudly presents Hope Rocks on Saturday 26 November 2016.

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Music, food and wine – they go hand-in-hand and there are few things more pleasurable than experiencing them all at once. Hope Rocks will be a super filled evening with some of Australia’s most well-loved bands gracing the stage: Baby Animals, The Screaming Jets, Ian Moss, Richard Clapton, The Superjesus, Dragon and Choir Boys. Hope Rocks will take place at one of NSW most picturesque outdoor concert venues and be a spectacular night.

We are thrilled to be a part of the first ever Hope Rocks festival. We love a great outdoor gig and what better than to partner that with some fine wine and a picturesque location… it’s a win win. Suze DeMarchi, Baby Animals

Hope Estate, considered one of Australia’s premier winery concert destinations, continues to bring together the finest musical talents as well as delivering quality live music and sound experience. They have staged some of the best live shows in Australia.

We’re thrilled to support the Australian music industry by bringing Hope Rocks to the Hunter Valley. This stellar line-up of home-grown talent is sure to be a crowd pleaser and will have the vineyards rocking. It will be a brilliant show! Michael Hope

Hope Rocks at Hope Estate

Saturday, 26 November 2016

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Rock Symphony in the Vines

Rock Symphony in the Vines presents the music of David Bowie

Hope Estate is proud to present the inaugural Rock Symphony in the Vines, which will see this concert series launch with the music of the legendary, David Bowie on Saturday 15th October 2016.

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Rock Symphony In The Vines Presents Bowie

World renowned conductor George Ellis will lead the charge with the Australian Symphony Orchestra and the Ziggy Band featuring members of Baby Animals, The Whitlams, Jimmy Barnes Band and The Badloves.

Coming off the back of the award winning and highly successful Ziggy – Songs of David Bowie, which sold out shows across the country and to rave reviews, it’s only fitting that singers Jeff Duff, Steve Balbi and Brydon Stace reunite for this very special, one off show.

Take your protein pills and put your helmet on as you expect to hear all of Bowie’s greatest hits including Changes, Let’s Dance, Space Oddity, Life on Mars, Heroes, Starman, Suffragette City, Golden Years and many more. The combination of rock and symphony is a match made in heaven – in the vines and under the stars.

Don’t miss this stunning evening, as it pays homage to one of the world’s greatest and most important artists of all times, in full symphonic sound.

Rock Symphony in the Vines

Saturday, 15th October 2016

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Roche Estate | Pokolbin

Roche Estate Opera in the Vineyards

Located in the heart of Hunter Valley wine country, Roche Estate is the premier concert venue attracting international and national artists alike. Experience the exceptional fine dining, award winning wines, signature cocktails and spirits, local gourmet produce and a sophisticated function room all located in one exclusive venue.

Roche Estate

Roche Estate was designed by Suter Architects in Newcastle, the same architectural firm the designed and managed the construction of The Vintry. It is a stunning venue that offers visitors much more than an exceptional concert experience. Find time to try award winning wines at Tempus Two Cellar Door, experience the taste sensations at Hunter Valley Smelly Cheese Shop, stop at Oishii for exceptional Japanese and Thai dining, sample the finest local wine at Meerea Park’s Cellar Door, sip cocktails after hours at Goldfish, or consider The Barrel Room for your next event.

Roche Estate is an awe-inspiring facility with a unique setting in Australia’s premier wine region.

The award winning structure comprises a state of the art boutique winery, a Cellar Door, Function Centre, restaurants and shops and a 10,000 person capacity Amphitheatre for concerts.

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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.

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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.

The Vintry Hunter Valley Accommodation for the June Long Weekend

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Tyrrell’s Vat 47 Chardonnay

Hunter Valley Semillon

Winemaker Andrew Spinaze discusses the history and style of the iconic Tyrrell's Vat 47 Chardonnay.

Tyrrell's Vat 47 Chardonnay

Vat 47 Chardonnay comes entirely from Tyrrell's Short Flat vineyard, with the original chardonnay vines on this block being planted by Murray Tyrrell in the late 1960s. The fruit was hand picked, basket pressed and matured for eight months in high quality, tight grain French oak barriques, with only a small percentage being new.

The wine shows an incredibly rich fruit profile with bright, clean acid on the finish and some secondary characters derived from the slight solids ferment. With its backbone of tight acidity and citrus, this is a very strong example of modern Hunter Valley chardonnay. As with all Tyrrell's chardonnays, Vat 47 does not undergo any malolactic fermentation.

The Tyrrell's Winemaker's Selection is one of Australia's oldest and most awarded collection of wines, adhering to timeless styles that transcend trends and fads. The wines within this range all originate from our finest and oldest vineyards around our historic Pokolbin winery in the Hunter Valley.

Each one of the Winemaker's Selection wines is unambiguously designed to surpass ordinary ageing criteria - indeed every one of these wines has a track record of bottle ageing. A number of factors set these wines apart - acid structure, length of flavour and the age of the vineyards.

DIRECTIONS FROM THE VINTRY TO TYRRELL'S WINES

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.