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Hunter Valley

The Hunter region is comprised of the Hunter Valley, Upper Hunter and Barrington Tops. Best known for it's wineries which are found from Cessnock and Wollombi in the south, to Scone in the north and across to Merriwa in the west. The 'Hunter Valley Wine and Food Month Experience' (June) is a "month-long celebration of our Hunter Valley lifestyle through it's wines and fresh local produce". Each May Denman holds it's 'Upper Hunter Wine and Food Affair', promoted as the "Hunters Best Street Party' for wine and food lovers". Gloucester Farmers Market is the best way to meet the local area growers and producers.

There are 177 producers in this Region

Hunter Valley Producers and Trails

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Wollombi Valley Wine Trail

Author: Hunter Valley Wine & Tourism Association

Created 12th Dec, 2014

The Wollombi Valley Wine Trail was established to promote the re-emerging boutique vineyards along the Wollombi Brook, which follows part of the Great North Road built by convicts in the early 19th century. The vineyards along the wine trail are small, boutique operations run by owner operators. You will be more than welcome at any of the cellar doors. Each Spring the Wollombi Valley Wine Trail vineyards play host to Sculpture in the Vineyards, when the rows of grapes provide the perfect backdrop for outdoor sculptures of all forms. Wollombi is a peaceful, picturesque village located at the southern gateway to Hunter Valley Wine County, surrounded by National Parks. The relaxing atmosphere hides a wealth of activities and attractions. The valley is rich in colonial history. Enjoy a cafe meal, or take in one of the regular art exhibitions. Visit for a day trip or extend your stay in a range of accommodation, from a B&B or guesthouse to a secluded cottage.


Eddie McDougall's Hunter Valley Favourites

Author: Eddie McDougall

Created 12th Jan, 2016

Not only is Hunter Valley full of scenic wineries and vineyards, but it's also where many iconic winemakers call home.

Domaine de Binet: A James Halliday awarded vineyard and winery, this wine producer has the Midas touch when it comes to experiences and presenting delicious wines. With quirky and experimental with its grape varietals, Domaine de Binet is a must see stop in the heart of the Hunter. 

Brokenwood: Home of the iconic winemaker and producer of the famous Graveyard Shiraz. The ILR Semillon is a multiple award winner. The winery’s cellar door is simple, friendly and educational. If you go to the Hunter Valley and don't sample these wines then you haven't been there at all. Try the ILR Semillon ASAP. 

Tyrrell’s: A legend in the wine world who's focus is on estate fine wines namely from the Semillon grape. Settled and established in the region in 1858, this trail stop is historically significant and thoroughly Australian. Try the Vat 1 Semillon. 

De Iuliis Wines: A family estate with a collection of regionally expressive wines. The Semillon and Shiraz are its front-runners. The estate also has a quaint little restaurant that offers some European delights along with some a great selection of cheeses. Go for the boutique experience with an edge of the friendly Ma and Pop hospitality.


Going for Broke

Author: Taste Trails

Created 08th Apr, 2014

A fabulous selection of outstanding wine estates along the famous and historic Broke Road. Also a boutique organic maker of spirits & liqueurs.


Loving Lovedale

Author: Taste Trails

Created 08th Apr, 2014

Here's a great trail if you only have half a day or less, and just down the road from Cessnock. Boutique family wines, gourmet chocolate, smoked produce and lots of different tasty preserves. Yum!


Hunter Gourmet Adventure

Author: Taste Trails

Created 07th Apr, 2014

A tasty delight indeed! Start with soft cow and goat cheese at Binnorie, then to the very welcoming Scarborough family and their delicious wines. The Hunter Valley Cheese Company, with their extraordinary range of flavours and styles, is followed by Brokenwood which is a wine gem of the valley. Up the road to Tinkler's for their wines and fresh seasonal produce, then finally a much appreciated beer from the valley's very own Hunter Beer Company.