up close UP CLOSE & PERSONAL

Get up close and personal with winemakers, chefs and masters of the trade at a masterclass, vertical tasting, vineyard tour, or hands on cooking class.


 By the Fireside Winemakers Series

 When: Fri May 12, Sun May 21, Sun June 4, 11, 18 & 25

 Where: Hunter Valley Resort, Corner Hermitage Rd, Pokolbin

 Cost: $120pp

 Bookings are essential

 Ph. 02 4998 7777 E. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

www.hunterresort.com.au/fireside

Enjoy an intimate fireside four-course meal matched with the each winemaker’s best at one of Hunter Valley Resort’s lunches and dinners. Participating wineries include Margan, Piggs Peake, Tintilla, Mistletoe, Tyrrell’s and Lisa McGuigan.


 Ocean to Paddock RidgeViewOcean to Paddock

 When: Saturday 24 June at 630pm

 Where: RidgeView Estate, 273 Sweetwater Road POKOLBIN

 Cost: $125 per person

 Bookings are essential 

 Ph. 02 6574 7332 E. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

www.ridgeview.com.au

Winemaker's Dinner - "Ocean to Paddock" - using home grown and local produce, Executive Chef Donna Hollis, Sous Chef Kelly Scott and their team will take you on a gastronomic journey from the ocean to the paddock. 7 course degustation with perfectly paired RidgeView wines. 


Garden to plate cooking school Margan Garden to Plate Cooking School 

 When: Sunday 25th June from 10am

 Where: Margan Restaurant & Winery, 1238 Milbrodale Rd, Broke

 Cost: $150 per person

 Bookings are essential 

 Ph. 02 65791372 E. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

www.margan.com.au

Get your hands dirty! Start with a garden tour and harvest with Margan horticulturalist, Pat Hansson. Continue with a hands on cooking school and afterwards, enjoy the fruits of your labour with a delicious lunch in the award winning Margan Restaurant.


 Heroes of the Hunter

 When: Daily in May and June - 6pm to 9.30pm

 Where: Resalt Restaurant, Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley, 430 Wine Country Drive, Lovedale NSW

 Cost: $95 per person. Essential wine menu. $130 per person. Premium wine menu.

 Bookings essential, diners must be seated by 7:30pm

P. 02 4991 0944 E. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

www.crowneplazahuntervalley.com.au

Five course degustation dinner, with wine matches. $95 for essentials wine match and a premium wine pairing menu for $130.
Wines will be chosen to highlight the best of the Hunter and of course complement the menu flavours.


 Semillon, Shiraz & Cheese Matching Experience 

 When: Daily during May & June - 11am- 4pm

 Where: De Iuliis Wines, 1616 Broke Road, Pokolbin

 Cost: $20 per person

 Bookings are essential

 Ph. 02 4993 8000 E. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 www.dewine.com.au

De Iuliis Wines have recently received outstanding accolades for their Semillon & Shiraz wines. De Iuliis Wines was also awarded “2015 Hunter Valley Winemaker of the Year—Michael De Iuliis” & “2016 Hunter Valley Cellar Door of the Year”. To showcase our wines we have paired 2 Semillon / 2 Shiraz (De Iuliis Wines) with 4 sensational cheeses (Two Fat Blokes). This will certainly give your taste buds a journey not to forget


 Garden | Chef | Winemaker

 When: Saturday 3 June at 11.30am

 Where: Restaurant Botanica, 555 Hermitage Rd, Pokolbin

 Cost: $185 per person

 Bookings are essential

 Ph. 02 6574 7229

 www.spicersretreat.com

Spicers and Tyrrell’s join forces again for this year’s Hunter Valley Wine and Food Festival with Garden|Chef|Winemaker. This exclusive event gives you the chance to develop your cooking skills, with a hands on workshop starting in the garden at Spicers and culminating in a very special lunch featuring some spectacular Tyrrell’s wines. Hosted by Chris Tyrrell & Matt Bremerkamp, this is day not to be missed. 


 Wine Theatre

 When: Daily in May & June - 11am & 2pm

 Where: Hunter Valley Resort, Corner Hermitage Rd & Mistletoe Lane, Pokolbin

 Cost: Festival special price of only $10pp

 Bookings required for groups 

 Ph. 02 4998 7777 E. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 www.hunterresort.com.au/wine-theatre

The Hunter Wine Theatre - a new visual experience in Wine Education.

The fun side of seeing a winery in action is when the grapes are being picked and put through the crusher at the winery – which for The Hunter Valley happens only in January and February. For the rest of the year action at in winery is generally pretty quiet. Not so with the new Hunter Wine Theatre…

After the 15 minute show – up come the lights and it’s down to the serious business of wine tasting. In front of each visitor is a bracket of the Hunter’s best wines. This brand new experience takes just over half an hour in our dedicated theatre, running several times every day. 


Coffee Flights Hunter Valley Coffee Roaster Coffee Flights!

 When: Every weekend in May & June

 Where: The Hunter Valley Coffee Roaster, 409 Palmers Lane POKOLBIN

 Cost: $10.00 per person

www.thepropgroup.com.au

Coffee flight tasting every Saturday and Sunday at The Hunter Valley Coffee Roaster.