Featured Events

No other region does an outdoor concert or wine festival quite like the Hunter Valley. Signature events like Jazz in the Vines & Lovedale Long Lunch have been running for over 20 years.
Read on below about some of the featured annual events that are happening this year in the Hunter Valley.


Taste and Play around Hermitage

May 1 - June 30, 2016
Part of Hunter Valley Wine & Food Festival, Taste & Play is a two month long activity that highlights all the very best of the food and wine trail in and around Hermitage Road amidst a playful mood of games the w...

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#Viva Verdelho – Food & Wine Matching

May 1 - June 30, 2016
Have you ever wanted to break all the rules?  Then our VivaVerdelho food and wine matching experience is for you. Designed to entertain, reward, educate and engage you, this tasting experience will delight you with some...

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Heroes of the Hunter

May 1 - June 30, 2016
As part of Hunter Valley Wine & Food Festival, Redsalt Restaurant is delighted to bring you Heroes of the Hunter, a decadent five course degustation. Taking you on a journey through the Hunter Valley, the specially d...

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Lovedale Long Lunch

May 14 - May 15, 2016
Lovedale Long Lunch is a once a year opportunity to indulge your senses; taste world class wines; indulge in delectable cuisine and dance the weekend away to some of the best live music in the Hunter Valley.  Take the w...

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By the Fireside Winemakers Dinners

7:00pm - 10:00pm
May 27, 2016

As part of Hunter Valley Wine & Food Festival, each Friday evening in May and June, Hunter Resort will have a different Hunter Valley Winemaker on hand for you can hear their stories and sample their latest releases ...

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The Art of Gnocchi at Il Cacciatore

11:30am - 3:00pm
May 28, 2016

As part of Hunter Valley Wine & Food Festival, Il Cacciatore invites you to participate in a fun, hands-on gnocchi making class followed by a two course lunch with a small group of like-minded individuals who enjoy ...

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Gypsy and all That Jazz

2:00pm - 5:00pm
May 28, 2016

Come along and enjoy the music of Feel the Manouche and Monica Trapaga. Buy a concert ticket only or a food and concert ticket. Food by Emerson's Restaurant and wine by Adina Vineyard. Entry ticket only: $30/head Food an...

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A Taste of Wollombi

10:00am - 4:00pm
May 29, 2016

During Hunter Valley Wine & Food Festival, come and enjoy a ‘Taste of Wollombi’ as the village celebrates with live music and an abundance of local produce including jams, olives, cured meats, cheese and more. Me...

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By the Fireside Winemakers Dinners

7:00pm - 10:00pm
June 3, 2016

As part of Hunter Valley Wine & Food Festival, each Friday evening in May and June, Hunter Resort will have a different Hunter Valley Winemaker on hand for you can hear their stories and sample their latest releases ...

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Whispering Brook Olive Long Table Luncheon

10:00am - 10:00pm
June 4, 2016

COST: $125 members pp, Non-members $139 pp including lunch, matching wines, olive oil and olive tutorials BOOKINGS: Bookings essential via www.whispering-brook.com or phone 02 9818 4126. At the heart of the event is a s...

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Hunter Valley Wine Festival

11:00am - 5:00pm
June 4, 2016

The fourth Hunter valley Wine Festival will take place on the 4th of June 2016, within the grounds of the picturesque Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley. A Schwartz Family Company initiative, this community event will be one to ...

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By the Fireside Winemakers Dinners

7:00pm - 10:00pm
June 10, 2016

As part of Hunter Valley Wine & Food Festival, each Friday evening in May and June, Hunter Resort will have a different Hunter Valley Winemaker on hand for you can hear their stories and sample their latest releases ...

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The Art of Gnocchi at Il Cacciatore

11:30am - 3:00pm
June 11, 2016

As part of Hunter Valley Wine & Food Festival, Il Cacciatore invites you to participate in a fun, hands-on gnocchi making class followed by a two course lunch with a small group of like-minded individuals who enjoy ...

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The Grazing Blaze at Brokenwood Wines

4:00pm - 8:00pm
June 11, 2016

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

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Magnificent Magnum Dinner at Cockfighters Ghost

7:00pm - 10:00pm
June 11, 2016

During Hunter Valley Wine & Food Festival, Cockfighter's Ghost Wines and HQ Restaurant invite you to join them at an intimate 4 course dinner matched to rare, aged magnums from our cellar, hosted by our winemaker. T...

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By the Fireside Winemakers Dinners

7:00pm - 10:00pm
June 17, 2016

As part of Hunter Valley Wine & Food Festival, each Friday evening in May and June, Hunter Resort will have a different Hunter Valley Winemaker on hand for you can hear their stories and sample their latest releases ...

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Cork and Fork Cup

10:00am - 5:00pm
June 18, 2016

Part of Hunter Valley Wine & Food Festival, Cork and Fork Cup is the ultimate indulgence of golf, wine and food. Cork & Fork Cup offers you the opportunity to play alongside some of the Hunter Valley’s renowned...

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RidgeView Ocean to the Paddock Degustation Dinner

6:30pm - 10:00pm
June 18, 2016

The Ridgeview team draw inspiration from the local culinary offerings to bring you a seven-course degustation dinner matched perfectly with estate-grown RidgeView wines. Meet the RidgeView crew and embark on a gastronomi...

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By the Fireside Winemakers Dinners

7:00pm - 10:00pm
June 24, 2016

As part of Hunter Valley Wine & Food Festival, each Friday evening in May and June, Hunter Resort will have a different Hunter Valley Winemaker on hand for you can hear their stories and sample their latest releases ...

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Cheese Lovers Festival at the Sebel Kirkton Park

10:00am - 4:00pm
June 25, 2016

Cheese Lovers Festival is an exciting new event that uses one of our favourite dairy products, CHEESE! as its hero, to combine elements of food, beverages and entertainment culminating in a fun, family day out! The festi...

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The Art of Gnocchi at Il Cacciatore

11:30am - 3:00pm
June 25, 2016

As part of Hunter Valley Wine & Food Festival, Il Cacciatore invites you to participate in a fun, hands-on gnocchi making class followed by a two course lunch with a small group of like-minded individuals who enjoy I...

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Glandore Estate's Burning of the Barrel

5:00pm - 10:00pm
June 25, 2016

The Glandore Burning of the Barrel has grown in reputation, and size!, dramatically over the past few years.  What started as a casual evening with a few friends is now one of the "Bucket List" events in the Hunter each...

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Meet the Farmer Dinner at Margan

6:00pm - 10:00pm
June 25, 2016

Margan Restaurant joins forces with 5 local food producers to present a fantastic dinner featuring the best of Hunter Valley Produce and the people behind it. Casual. Fun. Delicious! $99.00 per person 4 course degustatio...

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A Taste of Wollombi

10:00am - 4:00pm
June 26, 2016

During Hunter Valley Wine & Food Festival, come and enjoy a ‘Taste of Wollombi’ as the village celebrates with live music and an abundance of local produce including jams, olives, cured meats, cheese and more. Me...

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Winery Running Festival - Hunter Valley

6:00am - 3:00pm
July 24, 2016

A major Recreational Running Festival staged in and around the vineyards of Pokolbin. Attracting 3000+ runners and 6000 spectators the event is now celebrating 11 years. Events on offer include an Ultra Marathon, Maratho...

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Wollombi Music Festival

11:30am - 10:00pm
September 24, 2016

Wollombi Music Festival is returning for it's 7th year on Saturday September 24 & are really looking forward to bringing to life another great year of Wollombi. Now firmly a full weekend of celebration, they'll once...

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Opera in the Vineyards

4:00pm - 10:00pm
October 8, 2016

The wait is over – this October heralds the triumphant return of Opera in the Vineyards, Australia’s beloved annual celebration of food, wine and opera. This year will see its debut at the stunning Roche Estate, lo...

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Hunter Valley Uncorked Balmoral

10:00am - 5:00pm
October 9, 2016

On the second Sunday of October (October 9th), Hunter Valley Uncorked will be landing on the sunny shores of Balmoral Beach. For the 11th year running, Uncorked brings together family and friends with food and wine. Hunt...

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Folk in Broke

11:00am - 10:00pm
November 12, 2016

Described as "Intimate Musical Glory at its Sweetest Roots” Folk In Broke is returning to picturesque McNamara Park Broke on Saturday November 12 2016. After a fantastic first year organizers are keeping it intimate wi...

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