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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 wedding trends to know when you're getting hitched in the Hunter

The wedding trends to know when you're getting hitched in the Hunter
Planning your dream destination wedding? Then you'll want to know what the biggest wedding trends in the Hunter are right now, so we asked three local wedding specialists what people are pumped about when tying the knot. CHRIS ELFES – PHOTOGRAPHY ON HERMITAGE​Chris Elfes also says the trend is for more casual, informal weddings."Most couples want ...
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Hermitage Road - The Hunter's Hedonistic Playground

Hermitage Road - The Hunter's Hedonistic Playground
​There are so many reasons to spend a few days around Hermitage Road in the north-west corner of Pokolbin. Jaw-dropping views, dozens of boutique wineries and cafes, a brewery or two, as well as loads of fun things to do if lying by the pool just isn't your thing.Running from Broke Road in the south to the New England Highway at Belford, this sun-s...
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Splash zones: desirable digs where you can take a dip

Splash zones: desirable digs where you can take a dip
​ When it's time to choose a place to stay for your summer getaway, odds-on a pool will be on your holiday wish list. Here's a list of some tempting swim spots where you can make a splash all summer long. #poolhairdon'tcare #endlesssummer SPICERS GUESTHOUSEIf you want to plunge into the cool waters of a pool and enjoy oodles of atmosphere, views an...
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Eco-friendly wines: they taste terrific and they’re good for the planet too!

Eco-friendly wines: they taste terrific and they’re good for the planet too!
​There's no doubt climate change is trending with millions of people around the world joining the biggest climate protest ever in September. No surprise then that sustainability is a hot topic in the hospitality industry as concern for the environment grows and more people want to know how our food and wines are produced.Here in the Hunter Valley w...
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Top 10 most instagrammed spots in the Hunter Valley

Top 10 most instagrammed spots in the Hunter Valley
Love to share your Hunter Valley experiences? Don't we all. Here are the top places that people love most from their memorable trips to Wine Country.​Pictured: Hunter Valley Gardens @itsfezzyo via IG.1. IVANHOE WINES It's #1 of 89 things to do in Pokolbin on TripAdvisor thanks to the gorgeous views from the back verandah, delish wines, gourmet chee...
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Top 10 things to do these school holidays

Top 10 things to do these school holidays
When the school holidays roll around it's time to think of new ways to keep the kids busy – right? Check out our Top 10 things to do in the Hunter Valley this spring. There's heaps of affordable activities and adventures for the whole family!1. 360 ALL STARS: Fresh from sell-out Sydney and Adelaide shows, 360 ALLSTARS is bringing its...
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Dog-friendly Cellar Doors in the Hunter Valley

Dog-friendly Cellar Doors in the Hunter Valley
​Love wine-tasting but get the guilts when you leave your pampered pooch at home? Join the club. Luckily there are plenty of dog-friendly wineries where my spoilt staffy Rosie has been given a warm welcome while I swirl and sip to my heart's content. So, which cellar doors are paw-fect for a dog-friendly Hunter Valley wine tour? I thought I'd ask R...
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Spring into Seafood. Our top picks for seasonal favourites.

Spring into Seafood. Our top picks for seasonal favourites.
Spring is here! That means it's time to start eating lighter after all the hearty winter fare we've been wolfing down while wrapped up against the cold. And what could be better than some fresh, light seafood on a sunny spring day?Our chefs love the change in season as there are so many seafood-friendly wines made in the Valley, including the flags...
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Semillon steals the Hunter Valley Wine Show

Semillon steals the Hunter Valley Wine Show
​It was bottoms-up for the Hunter Valley's Semillon this year after beating Shiraz on a total medal count to be the most successful variety exhibited at last week's CCL Label Hunter Valley Wine Show held at Oaks Cypress Lakes Resort.Over the three days of judging, the 19-strong panel judged 722 wines, with 50 gold, 75 silver, 225 bronze and 21 trop...
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Have pooch, will travel. Pet-friendly stays.

Have pooch, will travel. Pet-friendly stays.
​Is your pooch your bestie? Don't think a holiday is the same without them? No need to leave your four-legged friend behind with these pet-friendly stays in the Hunter. Let's face it, we all know pets like a weekend break too!voco Kirkton Park Hunter ValleyAre you a discerning dog owner looking for designer digs? You'll want to check in to the gran...
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