Discover the Hunter Valley

Winter also sees the Hunter shine, as June is set abuzz by the intimate themed activities of Hunter Valley Wine & Food Month.

Home to fine wine, gourmet food, beautiful accommodation, and outstanding events, the Hunter Valley offers a taste of the good life. 

Wine lovers are catered to by way of 150 wineries, vineyards and cellar doors. Notable identities include: Brokenwood Wines, famous for its Graveyard Shiraz; Pepper Tree, renowned for its cellar door experience; and Scarborough, a family of winemakers with Chardonnay in their DNA. 

Foodies are indulged with some of the best regional dining in New South Wales, as experienced through a plethora of restaurants—with more than 65 to choose from. Esteemed local restaurants include Robert Restaurant at Tower Estate, Muse Dining at Hungerford Hill Wines and Maitland’s The Old George and Dragon.  

The region’s rich food growing reputation can also be discovered via a number of cooking schools, farm gate stalls, markets, and specialist providores such as Hunter Valley Smelly Cheese Shop, Binnorie Dairy, Morpeth Sourdough, Hunter Belle Cheese and Pukara Estate's olive oils.

Autumn is a spectacular time of the year to visit the region, as the countryside ignites with warm orange-red hues; the days are balmy and the evenings are crisp; and vineyards hosts some of the year’s most anticipated events. 

Winter also sees the Hunter shine, as June is set abuzz by the intimate themed activities of Hunter Valley Wine & Food Month.

The Winemaker’s Table Series allows guests to get up close and personal and dine with iconic Hunter Valley winemakers and chefs. Pure Wine Indulgence gives wine aficionados an in-depth understanding of local wines and winemaking. The Edible Experience sees guests create magic in the kitchen, while interacting with illustrious gastronomic names. While Eat, Drink, Run give guests the opportunity to move between four of the Hunter's leading venues, to graze on oysters, canapés and tasting plates, and swill matching wines.

Plan Your Hunter Valley Escape  

  • Flights to Newcastle: Virgin Australia operates flights to Newcastle daily, direct from Brisbane and Melbourne.
  • Hunter Valley Holiday Packages: Our partner Virgin Australia Holidays offers exceptional Hunter Valley holiday packages, which include flights, accommodation and much more.
  • Hunter Valley Hotels: Establish a great base from which explore the Hunter.  Select from a wide choice of hotels and resorts deals from Agoda.
  • Hunter Valley Car Hire:  Take to the road and discover the riches of the Hunter with car hire deals from our partners.
Words by Alice Nash - Published 30 June 2014
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