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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.

Top 10 things to do these school holidays

Top 10 things to do these school holidays
There is a lot more to the Hunter Valley than award winning wineries and restaurants (I mean, that in its own right is nothing short of amazing!). What many may not know is that the Hunter Valley ticks all the boxes for dad, mum AND the kids, as the ideal school holiday destination. Breathe in the sweet valley air and explore the destination with s...
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The verdict is in: shiraz the star at this year's Hunter Valley Wine Show

The verdict is in: shiraz the star at this year's Hunter Valley Wine Show
Glasses have been raised, wines have been tasted, results have been tallied and celebrations have begun at this year's CCL Clear Image Hunter Valley Wine Show Celebrations Luncheon at Oaks Cypress Lakes Resort.Over the three days of judging leading up to today, the judging panel tasted over 700 wines, with 49 gold, 77 silver, 210 bronze and 20 trop...
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Fireside feasting. Best spots to dine this winter.

Fireside feasting. Best spots to dine this winter.
​Feeling the chill? Here's the inside scoop on the best spots to dine by a fireplace in the Hunter Valley (with a glass of red in hand). ​RIDGEVIEW RESTAURANTRidgeView Restaurant Executive Chef Donna Hollis and her team use fresh local produce to create their seasonal menu whilst their organic vegetable garden is tendered daily to supplement the fr...
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Hunter Valley Legend Award winners 2018

Hunter Valley Legend Award winners 2018
It was another triumphant evening for the Hunter Valley Wine and Tourism world last night when its industry greats came together to celebrate the 12th annual Hunter Valley Legends & Wine Industry Awards.Held at newly renovated Ben Ean, Lindeman's Estate, the evening paid homage to those who have contributed significantly to the Hunter Valley Wi...
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Tour de force

Tour de force
​CURIOUS ABOUT WHAT HAPPENS BEHIND THE SCENES IN OUR WINERIES? FOR A SNEAK PEEK YOU CAN'T BEAT A WINERY TOUR.If you've got wine on your mind and want to know more than just what each variety tastes like, you'd best book yourself a Hunter Valley winery tour. Learning how our world-class wines came to be will give you a deeper appreciation of what it...
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Hunter Valley wine women

Hunter Valley wine women
Meet some winemakers who are better with wine than they are with wheelbarrows!GWYN OLSEN, HEAD WINEMAKER BRIAR RIDGE WINES, TALLAVERA GROVE, PEPPER TREE WINESThe 33-year-old completed her first vintage in France, with a further six in New Zealand as assistant winemaker and operations winemaker at Villa Maria, before moving to the Hunter Valley and...
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