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With more than 150 wineries and cellar doors, 65 restaurants and 180 comfy accommodation places to stay, where do you start?

Follow our insider tips by the people who know best… the locals. We ask talented winemakers, chefs, farmers, brewers and journalists to blog about their favourite places and experiences in this fertile wine region.
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The Hunter's hottest events

The Hunter's hottest events
​Looking for an excuse to cosy up beside a flickering fire, nursing a glass of warming red wine? Hunter Valley Wine & Food Festival is reason enough with a range of events where you can rug up and inhale the scent of burning wood outdoors or feel toasty indoors beside a flickering fireplace.​There's one event that really sums up the Hunter Vall...
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Five festival highlights you won’t want to miss

Five festival highlights you won’t want to miss
​One of the country's top food and wine festivals kicks off in May, celebrating the best of the Hunter in a glass and on a plate. Over the next two months the Hunter Valley Wine & Food Festival gives you the chance to explore the different tastes of the region with a series of masterclasses, cooking schools, long lunches and more. Here's a...
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Kid-friendly Cellar Doors

Kid-friendly Cellar Doors
Set your sights on visiting some wineries but a bit unsure whether the kids will be welcome? You'll be happy to know that here in the Hunter wine-tasting can be fun, even when you've got the entire fam bam with you. Here's a round-up of cellar doors with games and activities to keep the little ones occupied while you sample some super-tasty wines. ...
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There’s a lot to ❤ about Lovedale

There’s a lot to ❤ about Lovedale
​Looking for the perfect mix of boutique bevvies, appetising eats and fun activities on your next road trip? Then put Lovedale on your bucket list.This laidback neighbourhood used to be a side-shoot to the Hunter heartland of Pokolbin but after the opening of the Hunter Expressway it's now the gateway to Wine Country for most visitors. The back doo...
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The lust list: the most wanted wines in the Hunter Valley

The lust list: the most wanted wines in the Hunter Valley
​We all want to drink great wine – right? And let's face it, there's plenty of it in the Hunter Valley. But did you know we have half a dozen cult wines that will make your wine snob mates go bananas?Yep, we're talking the crème de la crème of wines that wine collectors worldwide lust over.So how do we know they're the most coveted, collectable win...
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