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WINE INTRODUCTION

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Sample the region’s range of award-winning wines

GOURMET 45–50 Feast on local produce and discover boutique brews

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Get a taste for the Hunter Valley way of life

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Discover the Hunter Valley way of life, just a two-hour drive north of Sydney

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DEEPLY FASCINATING WITH RICH OVERTONES OF ENJOYMENT, AND A LONG, MEMORABLE FINISH.

Located just 160 km to the north of Sydney, the Hunter Valley is nestled in the lee of the Great Dividing Range, the majestic Brokenback Range. This forms the perfect foil to the soft folds of a gently undulating valley floor. Cool ocean breezes produce Mediterranean-like temperatures, perfect for winemaking, while the range provides shelter from the harshest elements.

180 years young, Australia’s oldest and best-known wine region is soaked in history but is certainly not a museum piece. It’s a dynamic and fascinating area that brims with over 150 top-class wineries, 65 indulgent restaurants and 180 places to stay as well as gourmet produce, boutique breweries, special experiences and friendly local communities. The Hunter Valley is like a sip of its finest wine: refined and elegant, with depth, balance, vibrancy and longevity. Its flavours range from simple sophistication to deep complexity, with an innate style and substance in every drop.

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WINE Wine Country, as the Hunter Valley is known, plays a pivotal role in the history of Australian wine. Carrying the proud mantle of over 180 years of winemaking experience, the founding families of the Hunter Valley are instantly familiar. Over five generations of pioneering families – the Draytons, Tullochs and Tyrrells – have farmed this land and created unique and discerning wine styles known the world over. And the new generations of dynamic up-and-coming young guns provide the edgy sophistication of contemporary winemaking that cannot be ignored.

With an enviable reputation for long-lived Semillons and Shiraz – Hunter Valley Semillon is described as one of the ‘wine world’s enigmas’ – there is astounding variety in the vines grown in this region. The Valley is studded with vineyards, wineries and cellar doors, with hundreds of winemakers producing an array of exceptional wines reflective of their origin, including the iconic Semillon and Shiraz as well as Chardonnay and Verdelho and a myriad of specialty varieties and wines (organic, biodynamic, sparkling, fortified and dessert).

Home to more than 150 wineries, Wine Country invites you to learn about the great wines, the legendary characters and the rich history of the area. It invites you to savour its spoils. With wine-tasting seminars, wine schools, structured wine tutorials, private tastings, wine tours –  from horse-drawn to helicopter –  and wine and food matching, this exciting world of wine is just waiting to be discovered.

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The Hunter Valley is one of the most popular places in New South Wales, a place where Sydneysiders and visitors love to escape their busy lives, relax and rejuvenate. Of course, people come for the wine, but the region also offers a smorgasbord of imaginative, remarkable and indulgent experiences for every discerning traveller.

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Let’s talk Wine Country... Visit our blog and immerse yourself in all things Wine Country. Meet the people behind our award-winning food and wine, find recipes and cooking tips, and discover some of the Valley’s best-kept secrets.

Where there’s great wine, great food usually follows and Wine Country does not disappoint – with restaurants, pubs, cafés and gourmet food outlets at every turn. Chefs and producers in the Valley champion food provenance and embrace organic, biodynamic and sustainable production, and this is reflected in the purity of the produce and dynamic menus that excite the senses.

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rom fine dining in stately country houses, languid lunches deep within the vineyards or a quick snack at an al fresco café, to bespoke providores offering singularly unique flavours, there are taste sensations at every turn. Looking for action instead? The Hunter Valley offers a wealth of other activities that promise to be as relaxing or as energetic as you demand. For a bird’s-eye view of this famous region, there’s the high-octane thrill of hurtling through the air in a fighter jet or skydiving through crystal-clear skies. Soar high above the vines in a hot-air balloon, or get active with a round of championship golf, bicycle tours or horseriding. More sedate activities include strolling through the idyllic Hunter Valley Gardens, pampering your mind, body and soul in a spa, or wandering through the vines past grazing kangaroos. The Hunter Valley won’t disappoint, however, if art and culture are more your thing. From historical architecture to the natural beauty of the

Be sure to follow the stories from our three ambassador bloggers as they explore every corner of the Valley, revealing the best places to eat, drink and rest their heads. Read more at blog.winecountry.com.au & Twitter #hvsecrets

Billy Law

countryside, Wine Country provides plenty of inspiration, tapped into by a collection of artists, craftsmen and artisans. Galleries, craft shops and museums dot the landscape, rich in authenticity and channelling the Hunter Valley way of life. Pokolbin and Rothbury represent the traditional heart of the Hunter Valley, but there are plenty of other townships to explore and secrets to discover. Kurri Kurri has an intriguing mural project that charts the history of the area; the rural community of Wollombi is caught in the 1930s, evoking a convictbuilt settler past with gentle hospitality and lush bushland; while Broke, Lovedale and Mount View represent a tranquil side of the Hunter Valley. Evocative, engaging and frankly quite delicious, the Hunter Valley is truly a feast for the senses. The region is the ultimate escape, a sophisticated adult playground that invites you to laugh a little louder, drink a little better, breathe a little deeper and love a little more.

Mother of two, Siobhan Curran, loves the intimate connections created between food and memories. @ cookingfromtheheart.com.au

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Former MasterChef contestant Billy Law delights in great food and wine. @ atablefortwo.com.au

Lisa Perkovic Lisa Perkovic is a food and travel photojournalist fascinated by art, food, culture and history. @ lisaperkovic.com.au

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Drayton’s Family Wines Vintage Fair Sun 10th March 2013 Enjoy music, entertainment, amusement rides, winery tours and food stalls.  draytonswines.com.au

Hunter Valley Wine & Food Month Throughout June Sample world-renowned Hunter Valley wine, produce and cuisine.  hunterwineandfood.com.au

Kurri Kurri Nostalgia Festival Fri 22nd–Sun 24th March A great line-up of rock ’n’ roll bands, market stalls, hot rods and classic American cars.  kurrikurrinostalgiafestival. com.au A Little Bit of Italy in Broke Sat 13th April & Sun 14th April Celebrate the Italian lifestyle at Broke’s local cellar doors, olive groves and farm outlets.  littlebitofitaly.com.au

From music festivals to sculpture in the vineyards, the Hunter Valley sure knows how to entertain. Whatever the season, there’s always a reason to visit.

The Gum Ball – Dashville, Johnston Family Estate Thurs 25th–Sun 28th April A boutique weekend music and arts festival set in secluded bushland in Belford and featuring BYO, camping, kids’ play area, delicious food and market stalls, a real laid-back vibe and a fine selection of live music performances from around Australia and overseas.  thegumball.com.au

May Lovedale Long Lunch Sat 18th & Sun 19th May Seven wineries, seven top chefs – sumptuous cuisine and an array of music and art.  lovedalelonglunch.com.au All Spokes Festival Sat 25th & Sun 26th May Showcasing the beautiful surroundings of the Hunter Valley, this event encourages participation by novice and elite cyclists alike in a cycling classic through the heart of Wine Country.  allspokesfestival.com.au

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Snow Time @ Hunter Valley Gardens Sat 29th June–Sun 14th July Hunter Valley Gardens’ Formal Garden will be transformed into an enchanting winter wonderland, complete with ice-skating rink. Daily icy experiences for the whole family in the snow garden.  hvg.com.au

July Chocolate Festival  @ Hunter Valley Gardens Sat 6th & Sun 7th July Fun family activities, stalls and information inspired by chocolate. hvg.com.au Coal & Allied Winery Running Festival Sat 20th & Sun 21st July Unique running festival through the vines, including a full marathon and a 10km fun run.  huntervalleymarathon.net


SPRING September Festival of Flowers  @ Hunter Valley Gardens Sun 1st–Mon 30th September 250,000 annuals and 10,000 bulbs, plus activities for all the family.  hvg.com.au Wollombi Wild Ride Sat 7th September Take on the scenic Wollombi Valley in a 15 km, 30 km or 60 km adventure bike ride.  wollombiwildride.net

October Sculpture in the Vineyards – Wollombi Sat 2nd November– Sun 1st December An eclectic range of large outdoor works, plus tours and workshops for visitors to learn more about the sculptures.  sculptureinthevineyards. com.au Rose Spectacular  @ Hunter Valley Gardens Sat 12th October– Sun 17th November More than 35,000 rose bushes in 125 different varieties, with expert talks and demonstrations.  hvg.com.au Opera in the Vineyards  @ Wyndham Estate Sat 19th October Experience the thrill of listening to the best-loved arias and duets accompanied by a full orchestra under the stars.  operainthevineyards.com.au Broke Fordwich Spirit of the Vine Sat 26th October Meet the winemakers, taste award-winning wines and experience local fare from the Broke Fordwich area.  spiritofthevine.com.au

Jazz in the Vines  @ Tyrrell’s Vineyards Sat 26th October Not your average jazz festival, this is a party in the paddock with Australia’s big names in jazz, plus great food and wine.  jazzinthevines.com.au

November Wollombi Valley Country Fair Sat 2nd–Sun 3rd November Come along and enjoy a funfilled weekend in historic Wollombi. The Country Fair is all about celebrating what makes Wollombi unique… stalls from local vineyards, farmers’ market, book stall at the church, activities for the kids, Lantern Parade on Saturday night, Open Day at the Endeavour Museum and much more.  wollombicountryfair.com.au Hunter Valley Uncorked – Balmoral, Sydney Sun 3rd November Meet the region’s winemakers, as well as their teams and learn more about their wines in beachside Balmoral.  huntervalleyuncorked.com.au Christmas Lights Spectacular @ Hunter Valley Gardens November 2013–January 2014 Over one million lights on show every night from 6.30pm to 10pm over the Christmas season.  hvg.com.au

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Big name acts From operatic superstar Dame Kiri Te Kanawa to country music favourites Faith Hill and Tim McGraw, the Hunter Valley plays host to some of the world’s biggest acts. Recent star performers also include: Jimmy Barnes Lionel Richie Alicia Keys Guy Sebastian Blondie The Pretenders Simply Red Tom Jones Thirsty Merc CMC Rocks the Hunter Elton John Matchbox 20

Rod Stewart Il Divo Duran Duran Simple Minds David Campbell Katie Noonan Ronan Keating Tina Arena Damien Leith INXS Crowded House Neil Diamond Dolly Parton Elton John Cold Chisel Steely Dan Steve Winwood Joe Cocker Sting Santana

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VISIT To indulge in awardwinning wine is reason enough to visit the Hunter Valley, but there are at least nine other good excuses for staying longer or coming back.

The Hunter Valley is one of Australia’s oldest wine regions and is famous for its Semillon and Shiraz, and more recently, Chardonnay and Verdelho. There are more than 150 cellar doors to visit – so much wine, so little time!

2 CREATIVE CUISINE

Lunch at a casual al fresco café overlooking the vineyards, dinner at a fine-dining restaurant with a crackling fire… whatever the weather and occasion, there’s nothing better.

7 Start off slow and greet the morning with a sunrise hot-air balloon flight, then ramp it up and take a joy ride in a classic Warbird or make an impression by arriving at your event in your own private helicopter.

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3 GOURMET FARM-GATE PRODUCE

Olives, olive oils, tapenades, jams, chocolate, cheese, coffee, beer and smokehouse goods all abound… just waiting for you to sample them!

The Hunter Valley boasts several destination spas each offering a holistic approach to the mind and body. Sign up for an hour, a day or even stay in five-star luxury for a week of treatments.

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4 TOURS OF ALL TYPES

Take a tour in a horse-drawn carriage, a Cadillac convertible, a private helicopter, a modern limousine, on the back of a bike or with an expert guide, to mention just a few options.

ARTISAN LANDSCAPES

The Hunter Valley’s artists work in a range of mediums from paint to sculpture, glasswork to photography. Local galleries are a nirvana for art lovers and curio hunters.

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5 Fancy yourself as a bit of a pro? Tee off among the vines at one of the three international-class courses, which take advantage of the views provided by the natural terrain.

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Hunter Valley Gardens hosts over 25 landscaped hectares of magnificently themed display gardens with a personality that changes from garden to garden, as well as from season to season.

FLIGHTS OF FANCY

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Watching your favourite performer live on stage, with great food and wine at your fingertips, while dusk turns into a sparkling evening… what could be better? Enjoy this and more at one of the Hunter Valley’s signature events, concerts and festivals.


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POKOLBIN/ROTHBURY/NULKABA Arrowfield Estate

Cnr Hermitage Rd & Mistletoe Lane, Pokolbin

02 4998 7440

Ballabourneen Wine Co.

2347 Broke Rd, Pokolbin

02 4998 6505

Bimbadgen

790 McDonalds Rd, Pokolbin

02 4998 4600

Blueberry Hill Vineyard

999 McDonalds Rd, Pokolbin

02 4998 7295

Brokenwood Wines

401–427 McDonalds Rd, Pokolbin

02 4998 7559

Calais Estate Wines

151 Palmers Lane, Pokolbin

02 4998 7654

Constable Estate

205 Gillards Rd, Pokolbin

02 4998 7887

David Hook Wines

Cnr Ekerts & Broke Rds, Pokolbin

02 4998 7121

De Bortoli Wines

532 Wine Country Drive, Pokolbin

02 4993 8800

De Iuliis Wines

1616 Broke Rd, Pokolbin

02 4993 8000

Dimbulla Estate

250 Sweetwater Rd, Pokolbin

0411 586 564

Drayton's Family Wines

555 Oakey Creek Rd, Pokolbin

02 4998 7513

Ernest Hill Wines

307 Wine Country Drive, Nulkaba

02 4991 4418

First Creek Wines

600 McDonalds Rd, Pokolbin

02 4998 7293

Gemelli Estate

168 Palmers Lane, Pokolbin

02 4998 7910

Glandore Estate

Cnr Broke & Hermitage Rds, Pokolbin

02 4998 7140

Gundog Hunter Cellar & Gourmet Pantry 101 McDonalds Rd, Pokolbin

02 4998 6873

Hanging Tree Wines

294 O'Connors Rd, Pokolbin

02 4998 6601

Hermitage Road Cellars & Winery

@ Hunter Valley Resort, Hermitage Rd, Pokolbin

02 4998 7777

Honeytree Estate Wines

130 Gillards Rd, Pokolbin

02 4998 7693

Hope Estate

2213 Broke Rd, Pokolbin

02 4993 3555

Hunter Wine Online

Hunter Valley

0408 826 455

Ivanhoe Wines

525 Marrowbone Rd, Pokolbin

02 4998 7325

James Estate

1210 Hermitage Rd, Pokolbin

02 4998 7992

Keith Tulloch Wine

Hermitage Rd, Pokolbin

02 4998 7500

Kelman Vineyard

2 Oakey Creek Rd, Pokolbin

02 4991 5456

Kevin Sobels Wines

5 Halls Rd, Pokolbin

02 4998 7766

Lake's Folly Vineyard

2416 Broke Rd, Pokolbin

02 4998 7507

Lambloch Estate

2342 Broke Rd, Pokolbin

02 4998 6722

Leogate Estate Wines

1693 Broke Rd, Pokolbin

02 4998 7499

Lindeman's

119 McDonalds Rd, Pokolbin

02 4993 3700

Littles Wines

270 Palmers Lane, Pokolbin

02 4998 7626

Macquariedale Organic Wines

170 Sweetwater Rd, Rothbury

02 6574 7012

Marsh Estate

Deasys Rd, Pokolbin

02 4998 7587

McGuigan Wines

447 McDonalds Rd, Pokolbin

02 4998 4111

McLeish Estate

462 DeBeyers Rd, Pokolbin

02 4998 7754

McWilliam's Mount Pleasant

401 Marrowbone Rd, Pokolbin

02 4998 7505

Mistletoe Winery

771 Hermitage Rd, Pokolbin

1800 055 080

Misty Glen Wines

293 Deasys Rd, Pokolbin

02 4998 7781

Moorebank Vineyard

150 Palmers Lane, Pokolbin

02 4998 7610

Oakvale Wines

1596 Broke Rd, Pokolbin

02 4998 7088

Peacock Hill Vineyard

29 Palmers Lane, Pokolbin

02 4998 7661

Pepper Tree Wines

86 Halls Rd, Pokolbin

02 4909 7100

Peterson House

Cnr Broke Rd & Wine Country Drive, Pokolbin

02 4998 7881

Piggs Peake Winery

697 Hermitage Rd, Pokolbin

02 6574 7000

Pokolbin Brothers Wines

307 Palmers Lane, Pokolbin

02 4998 7660

Pokolbin Estate Vineyard

298 McDonalds Rd, Pokolbin

02 4998 7524

Racecourse Lane Wines

Cnr O'Connors Rd & Racecourse Lane, Pokolbin

0408 242 490

RidgeView Wines

273 Sweetwater Rd, Pokolbin

02 6574 7332

Robyn Drayton Wines

Cnr McDonalds & Pokolbin Mountain Rds, Pokolbin

02 4998 7523

Rothvale Winery

223 Deasys Rd, Pokolbin

02 4998 7290

Saddler's Creek Wines

15 Marrowbone Rd, Pokolbin

02 4991 1770

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WINE VARIETIES The Hunter Valley produces less than two per cent of Australia’s wine, yet lays claim to some of the industry’s oldest and most well known winemaking families and consistently produces an impressive, award-winning array of varieties and styles. Semillon The Hunter Valley sets the world benchmark for Semillon, and it is, both nationally and internationally, the most highly awarded variety produced in the region. In its youth, it is zesty, bright with lemon/lime aromas and flavours, and has a delicate acidity to finish – perfect for fresh seafood. Those that are prepared to wait are rewarded with complexity – biscuit, malt, honey and toasty richness. Chardonnay Typically medium to full bodied in style, Hunter Valley Chardonnay is characterised by peach, fig and tropical fruit-like flavours with crisp and fresh unwooded styles, and full-bodied, rich and fulfilling wooded styles. Verdelho A style unique to the Hunter Valley, Verdelho, customarily made without oak, is a fruit-driven medium-bodied wine. Shiraz Shiraz is undoubtedly the most important red variety in the Hunter Valley. Regionally distinctive, it is medium to full bodied, characterised when young by blackberry, mulberry and plum characters, as well as spice, chocolate and liquorice with the characteristic regional earthy, leathery tones and complexity developing with age. Cabernet Sauvignon Hunter Valley Cabernet is somewhat of an enigma, producing wines with firm tannins, a fragrant bouquet and smoky aromas developing into cigar-box complexity with age. Merlot Merlot from the Hunter Valley shows suppleness, fine tannins and leafy complexity. A number of specialty wines, including organic, sparkling, fortified and dessert wines are also produced. No matter what your preference, you’ll always find a style to share and enjoy in the Hunter Valley.

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POKOLBIN/ROTHBURY/NULKABA CONTINUED Scarborough on Hermitage

972 Hermitage Rd, Pokolbin

Scarborough Wine Co.

179 Gillards Rd, Pokolbin

02 4998 7563

Small Winemakers Centre

426 McDonalds Rd, Pokolbin

02 4998 7668

Tamburlaine Organic Wines

358 McDonalds Rd, Pokolbin

02 4998 4200

Tempus Two Cellar Door

Cnr Broke & McDonalds Rds, Pokolbin

02 4993 3999

Thomas Wines

@ Small Winemakers Centre, 426 McDonalds Rd, Pokolbin

02 4998 7668

Tinklers

53 Pokolbin Mountains Rd, Pokolbin

02 4998 7435

Tintilla Estate Vineyard and Olive Grove

725 Hermitage Rd, Pokolbin

02 6574 7093

Tower Estate Winery

Cnr Halls & Broke Rds, Pokolbin

02 4998 7989

Travertine Wines

110 Old North Rd, Pokolbin

0421 289 905

Tulloch Wines

638 DeBeyers Rd, Pokolbin

02 4998 7580

Tyrrell's Wines

1838 Broke Rd, Pokolbin

02 4993 7000

Vinden Estate Wines

17 Gillards Rd, Pokolbin

02 4998 7410

Waverley Estate Aged Wines

207 Palmers Lane, Pokolbin

02 4998 6750

Wombat Crossing Vineyard

530 Hermitage Rd, Pokolbin

02 6574 7357

Wynwood Estate

310 Oakey Creek Rd, Pokolbin

02 4998 7885

02 4998 6538

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LOVEDALE/NORTH ROTHBURY/DALWOOD Adina Vineyard

492 Lovedale Rd, Lovedale

02 4930 7473

Allandale Winery

132 Lovedale Rd, Lovedale

02 4990 4526

Capercaillie Wine Co.

4 Londons Rd, Lovedale

02 4990 2904

Emma’s Cottage Vineyard

438 Wilderness Rd, Lovedale

02 4998 7734

Gartelmann Wines

701 Lovedale Rd, Lovedale

02 4930 7113

Majors Lane Wines

64 Majors Lane, Lovedale

02 4930 7832

Sandalyn Estate

162 Wilderness Rd, Rothbury

02 4930 7611

St Clements Estate

135 Talga Rd, Rothbury

02 4930 7799

Tatler Wines

477 Lovedale Rd, Lovedale

02 4930 9139

Tellace Wines

356 Tuckers Lane, North Rothbury

02 4938 7173

Wandin Hunter Valley

12 Wilderness Rd, Lovedale

02 4930 9888

Warraroong Estate

247 Wilderness Rd, Lovedale

02 4930 7594

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700 Dalwood Rd, Dalwood

02 4938 3444

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BROKE FORDWICH Catherine Vale Wines

656 Milbrodale Rd, Fordwich

02 6579 1334

Glenguin Estate Wines

997 Milbrodale Rd, Broke

02 6579 1009

Krinklewood Vineyard

712 Wollombi Rd, Broke

02 6579 1322

Margan Winery & Restaurant

1238 Milbrodale Rd, Broke

02 6579 1372

Mount Broke Wines

130 Adams Peak Rd, Broke

02 6579 1314

Stomp! Wines

1273 Milbrodale Rd, Broke

0409 774 280

Whispering Brook

Rodd St, Broke

02 6579 1386

Briar Ridge Vineyard

593 Mount View Rd, Mount View

02 4990 3670

Millbrook Estate Winery & Distillery

1617 Mount View Rd, Millfield

02 4998 1155

Mount View Estate

502 Mount View Rd, Mount View

02 4990 3307

Petersons Wines

552 Mount View Rd, Mount View

02 4990 1704

Savannah Estate

211 Mount View Rd, Mount View

02 4990 6326

Tallavera Grove

749 Mount View Rd, Mount View

02 4990 7535

Tallowwood Mount View

147 Mount Bright Rd, Mount View

02 4991 7696

Noyce Brothers

2884 Wollombi Rd, Wollombi

02 4998 3483

Stonehurst Wines

1840 Wollombi Rd, Cedar Creek

02 4998 1576

Undercliff Winery & Gallery

152 Yango Creek Rd, Wollombi

02 4998 3322

Wollombi Tavern

2994 Great North Rd, Wollombi

02 4998 3261

Wollombi Village Vineyard

2971 Paynes Crossing Rd, Wollombi

0419 997 434

Wollombi Wines

Wollombi Rd, Wollombi

02 4998 3427

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TROPHY WINNERS Congratulations to the Hunter Valley wineries that were honoured with trophies at the 2012 Clear Image Hunter Valley Wine Show. “The best wines demonstrated purity, perfume and elegance as only the Hunter Valley can achieve.” Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW ›T  yrrell’s Vineyards – Most successful exhibitor of young wines ›D  e Iuliis Wines 2011 Steven Vineyard Shiraz – One-year-old dry red ›T  empus Two Wines 2011 Pewter Semillon – One-year-old dry white wine ›T  homas Wines 2010 Sweetwater Shiraz – Two-year-old dry red wine ›T  yrrell’s Vineyards 2009 Vat 8 Shiraz – Premium vintage dry red wine ›D  rayton’s Family Wines Liqueur Verdelho Heritage Vines – Premium vintage fortified wine ›M  cGuigan Wines 2000 Personal Reserve Shiraz – Museum vintage dry red wine ›T  empus Two Wines 2003 Copper Zenith Semillon – Museum vintage dry white wine ›T  yrrell’s Vineyards 2012 Chalkboard Semillon – Current vintage dry white wine ›D  e Iuliis Wines 2011 Steven Vineyard Shiraz – ­Dry red wine currently available ›F  irst Creek Wines 2011 Winemakers Reserve Chardonnay – Best Chardonnay any vintage ›D  e Iuliis Wines 2011 Steven Vineyard Shiraz – Best named vineyard dry red wine ›D  e Iuliis Wines 2011 Steven Vineyard Shiraz – Best dry red wine of the show

Iain Riggs Wine of Provenance Winners ›W  hite: Tyrrell’s Vineyards Vat 1 Semillon – 1999, 2006 & 2009 ›R  ed: Tyrrell’s Vineyards Vat 9 Shiraz – 1996, 2006 & 2009 The wineries listed above are Hunter Valley Wine Country Tourism members. For full results, visit www.hunterwineshow.com.au

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BIMBADGEN MAP � H7

��� MCDONALDS ROAD, POKOLBIN ����

T 02 4998 4600 E office@bimbadgen.com.au www.bimbadgen.com.au

Located high on a hill in the heart of Hunter Valley Wine Country, Bimbadgen is a striking winery and vineyard encompassing an expansive cellar door, award-winning Esca Bimbadgen restaurant, café, outdoor amphitheatre, open-plan winemaking facility with public viewing platforms, and accommodation all in one stunning location. The Bimbadgen cellar door stocks the entire range of Bimbadgen wines in over 23 varieties and styles for tasting, and you can relax in the courtyard café with a coffee, staying connected with free WiFi. Home to the popular ‘A Day on the Green’ concert series, Bimbadgen is committed to providing a total Wine Country experience, and as such, has been inducted into the Hunter Region and NSW Tourism Hall of Fame, along with national acclaim for its consecutive wins. We believe, it’s all about the wine … and the experiences you have while enjoying it! › James Halliday ★★★★★ winery 2013. Open Sun–Thurs, 10am–5pm; Fri & Sat, 10am–7pm (extended trading hours for ‘Twilight Tastings’)

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MISTLETOE WINERY MAP � F2

��� HERMITAGE ROAD, POKOLBIN ����

T 1800 055 080 E office@mistletoewines.com www.mistletoewines.com

Mistletoe Winery is a unique family-owned and operated boutique winery that was established by the current owners in 1989. From vineyard to bottle, Mistletoe’s no-compromise approach to producing small quantities of true-toorigin premium-quality wine has seen it rewarded with many hundreds of awards and accolades, including: › NSW Wine of the Year 2011 › Winestate magazine Chardonnay of the Year 2011 › James Halliday ★★★★★ winery 2007–2013 With more than 20 different wines to taste, including sparkling, whites, reds, rosés, fortified and dessert styles, Mistletoe has one of the most comprehensive wine ranges in the Hunter Valley. › All wines are made in our onsite winery › Mistletoe Wines are only available from the winery cellar door › Knowledgeable and friendly staff to make you welcome › Working vineyard at the winery Take the time to visit Pokolbin Gallery & Mistletoe Sculpture Garden located in the grounds, close to the cellar door (see Experiences). Don’t miss Mistletoe! Open daily, 10am–6pm for twilight tastings (closed Christmas Day)

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PEACOCK HILL VINEYARD MAP � 19

�� PALMERS LANE, POKOLBIN ����

T 02 4998 7661 E info@peacockhill.com.au www.peacockhill.com.au

Do you enjoy classic varieties, innovative winemaking, distinctive style and personal service? Then visit Peacock Hill Vineyard and experience micro-boutique, limited release, hand-crafted wines that embody: › The personality of the vintage › Our pride and dedication › The pleasure and excitement of fine, food-friendly wines Godfather MCZD Sparkling – an ultra-dry aperitif-style sparkling wine. Absent Friends – a crisp, fruity, unoaked white blend. Top Block Chardonnay – a surprise packet of elegance and finesse. Godfather Chardonnay – a flavourful and opulent wine. Fond Memories – our fruity, chilled red with more punch than a rosé. A Great Life – an easy-drinking Cabernet Sauvignon. Jaan Shiraz – an elegant, savoury style. Godfather Cabernets – a rich, mouth-filling Cabernet Sauvignon/Cabernet Franc. Urban Myths – our fortified Shiraz (perfect with dark chocolate desserts and cheeses). Good Company – a tantalisingly refreshing, sweet dessert style. Which will be your favourite? Make your next trip to the Hunter Valley a memorable experience and book a private tasting, ideal for individuals, family groups or corporate outings, with tastings styled to suit every need. Ask about functions in The Hilltop Room, featuring formal seating for up to 24. Or join the Top of the Hill Club and enjoy a range of privileges on wines and our boutique accommodation (see Stay). Your enjoyment is our reward. We look forward to welcoming you to our cellar door soon. George & Silvi

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Open daily, 10am–5pm (closed Christmas Day)

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PIGGS PEAKE WINERY

MAP � F2 ��� HERMITAGE ROAD, POKOLBIN ���� T 02 6574 7000 E uniquewine@piggspeake.com www.piggspeake.com

Because most of these wines are pre-ordered each year, many wine lovers have never heard of Piggs Peake, let alone know where this fascinating winery is. If you like big reds, sweet wines, classic styles or the unusual, then you really should try to find Piggs Peake. Open daily, 10am–5pm winecountry.com.au

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ARROWFIELD ESTATE MAP � F2

CNR HERMITAGE ROAD & MISTLETOE LANE, POKOLBIN 2320 T 02 4998 7440 www.arrowfieldestate.com.au

The Arrowfield Estate cellar door is situated in Pokolbin in the famous Hunter Valley wine region located approximately two hours north of Sydney. At our cellar door, you will find a range of wines to suit every taste from hand-crafted Show Reserve wines to everyday quaffers as well as artistic merchandise and delicious produce. Our range includes our famous Show Reserve, Arrowfield Estate, Sophie’s Bridge and Bowman’s Crossing.

You will quickly note the relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Let our cellar door staff guide you through our range in a tutored tasting and answer all your questions on the mystery of wine from production to palate. We look forward to welcoming you soon! Open daily, from 10am

Far left: Chris Elfes

BROKENWOOD WINES MAP � K6

401–427 MCDONALDS ROAD, POKOLBIN 2320

T 02 4998 7559 E sales@brokenwood.com.au www.brokenwood.com.au

At 43 years young, Brokenwood Wines, in the heart of the Hunter Valley, can lay claim to not only an iconic vineyard but also to the preservation of a wine fraternity that proudly has as its mission statement, To make great wine and have fun. Brokenwood boasts an impressive array of premium-quality wines, sourced from all the right regions, for all the right reasons. From our flagship wine, the acclaimed Graveyard Vineyard Shiraz, to the popular Cricket Pitch range, Brokenwood’s commitment to producing wine of the highest quality is always evident. And what better way to taste our stunning range of wines than at the very source?

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The Brokenwood cellar door is located in what was our original winery, built in 1975. We offer comprehensive tastings of our premium wines from the Hunter Valley and other premium wine regions throughout Australia. So come along and join the Brokenwood Cru at our welcoming cellar door to taste great wine and have fun. “The line-up of great wines for tasting makes this place a must, and the service here from experienced tasting staff is second to none.” Huon Hooke Open daily, 9.30am–5pm. Groups by appointment

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CONSTABLE ESTATE MAP � I5

205 GILLARDS ROAD, POKOLBIN 2320

T 02 4998 7887 E hunter@constablevineyards.com.au www.constablevineyards.com.au

Please come and join us at Constable Estate. Explore the beautifully landscaped Rose Garden, Secret Garden and Elizabethan Knot Garden. Walk the Millennium Walk and meander through the Camellia Garden. Visit the exciting marble and bronze sculptures and marvel at the balance of the giant steel mobile that moves with the slightest breath of wind.

At the newly renovated cellar door, our friendly, knowledgeable staff will help you taste and enjoy our award-winning wines and produce. Try the mouth-watering Sparkling Pink and Botrytis Semillon. Meet Matilda the Cow and solve the mystery tune painted on her shoulder. Relax with a coffee. This must-visit Hunter Valley property is cradled against the magnificent Brokenback Range. Open daily, 10am–4pm

DAVID HOOK WINES MAP � J4

CNR EKERTS & BROKE ROADS, POKOLBIN 2320

T 02 4998 7121 E sales@davidhookwines.com.au www.davidhookwines.com.au

One of the district’s most exclusive small cellars, David Hook Wines is located in a relaxed garden setting. It’s a rare find, with provincial sandstone buildings, eclectic shops and a café. It specialises in single vineyard wines made from the Hunter Valley’s traditional varieties such as Semillon, Chardonnay and Shiraz from vineyards planted in

the 1980s. These vineyards are planted on selected sites on the family grazing property that provide wines of consistent quality, integrity and individual character. We are also renowned for the emerging Italian varieties, Barbera and Pinot Grigio, which we have been producing for two decades! Open daily, 10am–5pm

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ERNEST HILL WINES MAP � L10

307 WINE COUNTRY DRIVE, NULKABA 2325

T 02 4991 4418 E wines@ernesthillwines.com.au www.ernesthillwines.com.au

Unique & boutique › Family owned and operated. Call in and meet the Wilson family › Wines exclusive to the cellar door and selected restaurants Superb wines › We are passionate about the quality of our vineyard and winemaking practices, which enable us to produce wines of the highest quality › Home of the multi-award-winning Alexander Chardonnay, Cyril Semillon, William Henry Shiraz and Shareholders Shiraz Something different › Come in and sample our unique range of sweet wines

› White and red moscato styles, Luna Spark and Luna Rouge › Late-harvest Gewurztraminer, Moondance › Traditional Botrytis Semillon, Silver Moon › Muscat liqueur, Eleven O’Clocker Excellent service › Friendly and informative service in the relaxed surroundings of our picturesque cellar door with superb views of the Brokenback Range and Lovedale It’s our pleasure to be part of your wine journey. Open daily, 10am–5pm

FIRST CREEK WINES MAP � I7

600 MCDONALDS ROAD, POKOLBIN 2320

T 02 4998 7293 E sales@firstcreekwines.com.au www.firstcreekwines.com.au

The accolades for First Creek Wines speak for themselves. In 2012, First Creek was awarded the trophy for Best Chardonnay in the Hunter Valley Wine Show and Most Successful Exhibitor at the NSW Small Winemakers Show. In 2011, First Creek winemaker Liz Jackson was a finalist in the Gourmet Traveller WINE Winemaker of the Year Awards, crowned the Winemaker of the Year at the Hunter Valley Legends and Wine Industry Awards, and named as one of the top 10 people to watch by the (sydney) magazine. All this and a rating of five stars in James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion for three successive years means that First Creek is an essential destination for wine lovers visiting the Valley.

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The First Creek cellar door is located in the heart of wine country, just minutes from the junction of Broke and McDonalds Roads, and offers an exceptional winery experience. Not only can visitors taste an impressive line-up of wines, they can also get a bird’s-eye view of one of the Hunter Valley’s busiest working wineries from our mezzanine tasting room. Daily tours at 10.30am offer visitors a chance to get closer to the action and learn how a wine is made, from bunch to bottle. Open Mon–Sat, 9.30am–5pm; Sun, 9.30am–4pm (closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day)

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GLANDORE ESTATE WINES MAP � I�

���� BROKE ROAD (CNR HERMITAGE ROAD), POKOLBIN ����

T 02 4998 7140 E info@glandorewines.com www.glandorewines.com

Situated in the heart of the Hunter Valley, with vines more than 50 years old, Glandore Estate is a must-visit winery for those wishing to try truly hand-crafted boutique wines. Visit the cellar door to meet friendly and knowledgeable staff and enjoy great award-winning wines. Relax and enjoy the view and, if time permits, a tasting inside the winery is very much a part of the Glandore experience (it’s always best to book ahead). Glandore Estate has always been committed to producing highquality wines and as part of that Glandore winemakers use traditional methods, including basket pressing, as well as new technologies such as cross-flow filtration. The wines, including the Elliott Semillon,

Hamish Shiraz and TPR Tempranillo, are some of the finest examples of these wine varieties and have each won numerous awards. In addition, Glandore also produces Chardonnay, Late Harvest Viognier, Savagnin, Sparkling, Rosé, Moscato, Shiraz and Pinot Noir, and we are proud to promise that only the highest quality grapes are selected for Glandore wines. Winemaker Duane Roy and his staff look forward to showing you Glandore Estate and wines that have yet again won gold medals and a place in the top 40 NSW wines in 2012. Open daily, 10am–5pm

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GUNDOG HUNTER CELLAR � GOURMET PANTRY MAP � L4

��� MCDONALDS ROAD, POKOLBIN ����

T 02 4998 6873 E info@gundogestate.com.au www.gundogestate.com.au

Gundog Estate is a boutique wine producer owned and operated by the Burton family. Our passion for high-quality, regionally distinct wine has inspired us to pursue two of Australia’s most highly acclaimed varieties, Semillon and Shiraz. Set in the historic Pokolbin Schoolhouse, the Gundog Hunter Cellar & Gourmet Pantry offers a premium Hunter Valley tasting experience. Visitors not only have the chance to taste and purchase our range of premium, award-winning wines, but also discover a hand-picked selection of gourmet products reflecting our philosophy that quality is more important than quantity.

The personalised and relaxed ambience of the Gundog Hunter Cellar & Gourmet Pantry is complemented by our cheese and charcuterie plates as well as carefully sourced fine teas and coffee. This is the Hunter Valley’s most dynamic new cellar door. Gundog – redefining the tasting experience. › Rated ★★★★★ in James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion 2012 › Winemaker Matt Burton – Hunter Valley’s Rising Star 2010 Open daily, 10am–5pm

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HOPE ESTATE MAP � J6

���� BROKE ROAD, POKOLBIN ���� T 02 4993 3555 E info@hopeestate.com.au www.hopeestate.com.au

Hope Estate is perfectly located in the heart of Pokolbin in the Hunter Valley and set on 420 acres of rolling countryside with picturesque vineyards that offer breathtaking views. All the wines you love from the Hope Estate range, including our famous Ripper Shiraz, are available for tasting at our cellar door. Visitors can enjoy a personalised experience with our friendly and knowledgeable staff in the unforgettable and

unique surrounds of this historic Hunter Valley site. Hope Estate is home to The Great Cask Hall, one of the most impressive barrel rooms in the country. Part of the working winery, The Great Cask Hall is surrounded by 59 enormous wine-filled casks. With its inviting ambience, it’s no wonder that it has become one of the Hunter Valley’s most popular wedding and function venues. Open daily, 10am–5pm

LAMBLOCH ESTATE MAP � J�

2342 BROKE ROAD, POKOLBIN 2320 T 02 4998 6722 E cellardoor@lambloch.com www.lambloch.com Lambloch Estate is ranked among the Top 10 New Wineries in Australia and rated ★★★★★ in James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion 2013. As Lambloch Wines are only available to members, wine clubs and luxury hotels globally, a visit to the cellar door is a great chance to taste these exclusive wines in the Hunter Valley. Lambloch Estate is home of The Loch, a highly rated Hunter Valley Shiraz (96 points by James Halliday in 2009 and 2010). The Loch is made exclusively from Shiraz grapes grown on a small block on the Estate planted in the 1950s, and is a fantastic expression of Hunter Valley Shiraz at its best. Lambloch also makes the Flipside Semillon, a modern, light Semillon that is becoming a cult favourite among lovers of lighter and more elegant white wines.

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The Lambloch cellar door won a Master Builders of Australia award for its design and construction in 2011. The elegant and modern cellar door, on Broke Road, has some of the best views in the Valley and offers visitors a chance to relax and enjoy a tasting experience like no other. There is no rush or queues for tasting and seats in Lambloch. With ample parking and seating and a fantastic members room, with a private balcony overlooking the vines, Lambloch is a must-visit for both the casual and serious wine visitor to the Hunter Valley. › Tastings daily. Groups are encouraged to phone in and book in advance › Private functions Open daily, 10am–5pm

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SOME OF OUR VINES ARE OLDER THAN THE ONES IN FRANCE. LUCK Y YOU.

A curious fact but true. Planted in 1867, our vines were untouched by the phylloxera epidemic of the late 1800’s which wiped out all of France’s vineyards. Come visit and taste the difference heritage makes.


LEOGATE ESTATE WINES MAP � J3

1693 BROKE ROAD, POKOLBIN 2320

T 02 4998 7499 E sales@leogate.com.au www.leogate.com.au

The new Leogate Estate Wines cellar door, now located at Brokenback Vineyard, is open for visitors to enjoy our wines in the most comfortable of surroundings. Situated at the foot of the rugged Brokenback Range, this picturesque vineyard was planted by a Len Evans-led Rothbury Estate syndicate over 40 years ago. The old Chardonnay, Semillon and Shiraz vines are capable of producing some of the finest wine grapes in Australia, and the younger Verdelho vines have produced a remarkably fruit-driven

style. Bill and Vicki Widin purchased Brokenback Vineyard in 2008 and then formed Leogate Estate Wines. Visit our new cellar door and try the Leogate Estate trophyand medal-winning wines, or just relax and enjoy the tranquil surroundings with a platter of local cheeses in our fountained courtyard. Tours of our James Halliday ★★★★★ rated winery are welcome and can be arranged by appointment. Open daily, 10am–5pm (closed Christmas Day)

LINDEMAN’S MAP � L4

��� MCDONALDS ROAD, POKOLBIN ���� T 02 4993 3700 E cellardoor@lindemans.com.au www.lindemans.com.au

Lindeman’s has been an integral part of the Hunter Valley landscape for more than 165 years. Since establishing the original winery in 1843, Lindeman’s has been producing wines of distinction from the Hunter Valley and all across Australia. Visitors to the Lindeman’s Hunter Valley cellar door will experience friendly country hospitality, all while tasting great wines and enjoying the wholesome food at Café 1843. Large events and weddings for more than 300 are also our specialty. All this in one of the Valley’s most historic sites. We look forward to you enjoying the Lindeman’s trademark hospitality on your next visit to the Hunter Valley. › Ultimate Indulgence & Simple Pleasures food & wine matching tasting experiences

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› Wedding & event space for 300-plus guests › Café 1843 serving lunch every day, featuring local produce & woodfired pizza › Lindeman’s Wine Club with special member-only benefits › Exclusive cellar door wines Cellar door open daily, 10am–5pm. Café 1843 open daily, 10am–4pm (closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day & Good Friday) “The one true purpose of wine is to bring happiness.” Dr Henry Lindeman, Founder

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MCLEISH ESTATE MAP � L6

462 DEBEYERS ROAD, POKOLBIN 2320 T 02 4998 7754 E mcleishwines@exemail.com.au www.mcleishhunterwines.com.au › ★★★★★ rating, James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion 2013 › Trophy for Best Semillon at the 2012 London International Wine Challenge › One of the Hunter Valley’s most awarded premium wine producers McLeish Estate, established in 1985, is a true family affair and we are passionate about producing wines that reflect the diversity of regional characters of the Hunter Valley. The cellar door is surrounded by 11 hectares of lush vineyard and the high standard of estate-grown fruit reflects the finest quality that you

will taste in our wines. McLeish Estate has generated many awardwinning wines, including the internationally awarded Semillon and flagship styles of Verdelho, Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Rosé, dessert wine and blends. A visit to the McLeish Estate cellar door is a must: experience the atmosphere and be treated to a taste of current release and aged vintages. Open daily, Mon–Fri, 9am–5pm; Sat & Sun, 10am–5pm

MCWILLIAM’S MOUNT PLEASANT MAP � N5

401 MARROWBONE ROAD, POKOLBIN 2320 T 02 4998 7505 E mtpleasant@mcwilliamswines.com.au www.mountpleasantwines.com.au From the planting of the first vines in 1880 at Mount Pleasant and the legend of Maurice O’Shea, to the involvement of the McWilliam family and its award-winning wines, Mount Pleasant is rich in both history and acclaim. Experience our award-winning service and iconic Hunter Valley wines such as the world-acclaimed Semillons – Elizabeth and the

single vineyard Lovedale, and distinctive regional Shiraz – Rosehill, Old Paddock and Old Hill, and Maurice O’Shea. Taste our wines at the cellar door, or enjoy a meal at Elizabeth’s restaurant. Cellar door open daily, 10am–5pm; Elizabeth’s open daily, 8.30am–4pm. Guided winery tours daily, 11am

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OAKVALE WINES MAP � I2

���� BROKE ROAD, POKOLBIN ����

T 02 4998 7088 E info@oakvalewines.com.au www.oakvalewines.com.au

Established in 1893, we are proud to be one of the oldest working wineries in the Hunter Valley and privileged to be part of one of Australia’s oldest and best-known wine regions. Family owned and operated, we are passionate about all facets of winemaking. We strive to produce unique and distinctive premium hand-crafted wines that are a true reflection of both the region and our uncompromising approach to winemaking. Our wines are sold exclusively through our cellar door, which nestles serenely at the base of the Brokenback Range. Here, our friendly staff are available seven days a week to help wine lovers of all levels explore our range of wines and discover the unique characteristics of the Hunter Valley. In winter our log fire is waiting to welcome you and in summer our beautiful estate gardens offer the perfect place to relax and unwind. Open daily, 10am–5pm

BLUEBERRY HILL VINEYARD MAP � F8

999 MCDONALDS ROAD, POKOLBIN 2320

T 02 4998 7295 M 0412 648 033 E blueberryhill@pacific.net.au www.blueberryhill.com.au

Blueberry Hill is an ageing vineyard growing six varieties – Merlot, Pinot Noir, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. Grapes from the well-established vines produce wonderful characteristics in the wines. Blueberry Hill has a uniquely positioned cellar door with magnificent views across Hunter Valley vineyards to the Brokenback Range. It’s a ‘must-see’. Ask to view the beautiful B&B accommodation. Open daily, 10am–5pm

CALAIS ESTATE WINES

MAP � I8 151 PALMERS LANE, POKOLBIN ���� T 02 4998 7654 E info@calaiswines.com.au www.calaiswines.com.au

Discover our passion! Calais Estate is your must-visit destination in the Hunter Valley. Located in our convict-carved sandstone cellar door, Calais’ collection is one of the largest ranges of boutique wines in the Valley, including a full range of hand-produced Methode Traditionelle sparkling wines. Our cellar door has a wide range of locally made gifts and condiments to add to your shopping experience. While dining at the Verandah Restaurant enjoy panoramic views of our beautifully landscaped grounds, the wines and the famous Calais hospitality. Discover your passion! Open daily, 9am–5pm

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PEPPER TREE WINES MAP � K8

�� HALLS ROAD, POKOLBIN ���� T 02 4909 7100 E ptwinery@peppertreewines.com.au www.peppertreewines.com.au

Nestled in the heart of the Hunter Valley, Pepper Tree offers a unique and relaxed wine experience set among the spectacular gardens that surround the property. Continuing to receive high accolades and awarded a coveted James Halliday rating in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013, Pepper Tree Wines produces wine of purity, elegance and distinction. The team at Pepper Tree cellar door are passionate about wine and offer a friendly and relaxed atmosphere of discovery.

Continuing the passion that is shared for terroir, Pepper Tree now offers customers the opportunity to experience single origin coffee, roasted on site through our new venture Contango Espresso Roasters, where we endeavour to express the flavour components of each variety through every cup. James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion 2013 Cellar door open Mon–Fri, 9am–5pm, Sat & Sun, 9.30am–5pm; Contango Espresso Roasters open daily, 9am–3.30pm

PETERSON HOUSE MAP � J9

CNR BROKE ROAD & WINE COUNTRY DRIVE, POKOLBIN 2320

T 02 4998 7881 E cuvee@petersonhouse.com.au www.petersonhouse.com.au

Peterson House is the specialist in sparkling wines in the Hunter Valley. We offer an array of sparkling varieties, from our easy-drinking Blush to our more premium blends. Our cellar door is an unforgettable experience, with our friendly staff there to help you choose your favourite wine.

While absorbed in the views from our picturesque venue, allow the time to enjoy a glass of bubbles on our deck with an oyster platter or a selection of local cheeses. Open daily, 9am–5pm

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RIDGEVIEW WINES MAP � E4

��� SWEETWATER ROAD, POKOLBIN ���� T 02 6574 7332 E wines@ridgeview.com.au www.ridgeview.com.au

Located in the picturesque Sweetwater Ridge area of the Hunter Valley, RidgeView Wines is a small family-owned and operated winery. Over the past 12 years we have produced trophy-winning wines reflecting the true terroir of the region. For the classic Hunter Valley varieties of Shiraz and Semillon we have created our renowned Generations reserve range, while our eclectic range of varieties extends to Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chambourcin, Verdelho, Chardonnay, Traminer, Viognier, Verdelho and Pinot Gris. We also produce sweet, sparkling and fortified wines. Our new cellar door is designed for casual sampling of our wines from Riedel glasses while enjoying freshly made produce from the

restaurant. Our private tasting room, with its stunning outlook, is available for small groups (bookings essential). Whether on the verandah overlooking the vineyards or by the cosy fire in winter, you will be sure to have a memorable experience. Our Passion, Your Reward Cellar door open Wed–Sun, 10am–5pm (also some public holidays) RidgeView Restaurant & Café (page 70) open for breakfast, Fri–Sun; lunch & dinner, Thurs–Sun RidgeView Cottages (page 98) – luxurious self-contained cottages

SCARBOROUGH WINE CO. MAP � I5

��� GILLARDS ROAD, POKOLBIN ���� T 02 4998 7563 E info@scarboroughwine.com.au www.scarboroughwine.com.au

Scarborough Wine Co – Home grown hospitality The Scarborough family would like to invite you to experience one of the most unique tasting experiences in the Hunter Valley. Revel in the home grown environment that extends from the warm welcome at our cosy and inviting cellar door, to the taste of our wines that are distinctly regional. After just one visit to Scarborough Wine Co. you’ll feel like part of the family, especially after you’ve met Ian, Merralea, Jerome and Sally and their incredibly friendly and welcoming staff.

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Once you have enjoyed critically acclaimed wines in the heart of the cellar door, which commands sweeping views of the Hunter Valley, it will become like a second home. Experience new tastes, make new friends and keep lasting memories of a place that you won’t want to leave. For a taste of home grown hospitality, make sure you visit Scarborough Wine Co. – Our home. Your wine. Open daily, 9am–5pm

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TYRRELL’S WINES MAP � J3

���� BROKE ROAD, POKOLBIN ���� T 02 4993 7000 E cellardoor@tyrrells.com.au www.tyrrells.com.au

Nil magnum nisi bonum – ‘Nothing is great unless it is good’ For more than 150 years, this has been the guiding beacon of the Tyrrell’s winemaking dynasty. Established in 1858, our family-owned and operated winery is set across 320 acres at the base of the Hunter Valley’s famous Brokenback Range and is home to some of Australia’s oldest and rarest vines. Tyrrell’s is one of Australia’s most awarded wine companies, with more than 5,000 trophies and medals to our name. In 2010 we were named ‘Winery of the Year’ in James Halliday’s prestigious Australian Wine Companion. We invite you to share in our rich heritage, see the original ironbark hut built by our founder, Edward Tyrrell, admire our authentic reddirt cellar and enjoy the aromas of our oak casks. Let our friendly cellar door team guide you through a wine tasting to suit all palates.

You may like to experience our unique Vat 1 Semillon tasting flight, a true Hunter Valley classic allowing you to compare and contrast three spectacular vintages of this iconic varietal. WHAT’S ON: › 10.30am daily Winery Tour – $5 per person, children FOC, no booking required › 11am–3pm Saturday – Murray Tyrrell private portfolio tasting in the original homestead – $15 per person, bookings essential › Private charters, tour groups and buses welcome by appointment only › BBQ and picnic facilities available Open Mon–Sat, 9am–5pm; Sun, 10am–4pm

WYNWOOD ESTATE MAP � N7

��� OAKEY CREEK ROAD, POKOLBIN ���� T 02 4998 7885 E cellar@wynwood.com.au www.wynwoodestate.com.au

Wynwood Estate is one of the Hunter Valley’s newest wine labels. The vineyard has many old vines, and using local vineyard knowledge these are carefully nurtured to produce the very best possible fruit, while the winemaker, Peter Lane, hand-selects the grapes to create elegant Hunter Valley wine. The Wynwood Estate wine range is comprehensive, with something to suit an array of wine consumers. In particular, the Grey Gum range of wines can be enjoyed on their own or with a range of

different food styles. There are light, zesty, fruity and sparkling styles, which are all fresh and easy to drink. The top seller is the 2012 Cherry Blossom Moscato. The cellar door and surrounds create a lovely ambience in which to taste the wines and enjoy one of the Valley’s best views. Wynwood Estate is a must-visit on your next wine-tasting tour of the Hunter Valley. Open daily, 9am–5pm

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DE BORTOLI WINES

KELMAN VINEYARD

532 WINE COUNTRY DRIVE, POKOLBIN 2320

� OAKEY CREEK ROAD, POKOLBIN ����

Proudly family owned since 1928. Taste from our huge portfolio of wines, many exclusive to the cellar door. › Locally grown Shiraz and multi-award-winning bottle-aged Semillon › World-famous Noble One dessert wine › The popular Emeri Pink Moscato › Sparkling wines › Premium fortified wines and liqueur Muscat A warm welcome is extended to all visitors. Coach groups by appointment only. Open daily, 10am–5pm

Kelman is a 100-acre community vineyard, producing both classic premium wines and a sweet wine range. Visit our cellar door, which is nestled in a quiet corner of Pokolbin, at the gateway to Mt View. Try our award-winning wines. Taste our delicious home-grown olives, oils and other local gourmet produce. Come and see why Kelman is a unique vineyard development. “We don’t have an exceptional amount of wine, just an amount of exceptional wine.” Open daily, 10am–4pm

DRAYTON’S FAMILY WINES

KEITH TULLOCH WINE

��� OAKEY CREEK ROAD, POKOLBIN ����

HERMITAGE ROAD, POKOLBIN ����

MAP � J10

MAP � O10

T 02 4993 8800 E hunter_info@debortoli.com.au www.debortoli.com.au

T 02 4991 5456 E admin@kelmanvineyard.com.au www.kelmanvineyard.com.au

Chris Elfes

MAP � M5

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MAP � G3

T 02 4998 7513 E drink@draytonswines.com.au www.draytonswines.com.au

T 02 4998 7500 E info@keithtullochwine.com.au www.keithtullochwine.com.au

Joseph Drayton first trod on Hunter Valley soil in 1853. Today the Drayton family proudly celebrates over 150 years of fine winemaking tradition, carried forward by five generations. Visit Drayton’s, in the Parish of Pokolbin, and appreciate winemaking first-hand. Stroll through the winery, see the winemaking process and enjoy a premium wine-tasting experience. Complete your trip at our delicious Log Press Café. BBQ and picnic facilities available. Open Mon–Fri, 8am–5pm; Sat & Sun, 10am–5pm. Tours Mon–Fri, 11am

A unique cellar door experience, with seated tastings either in our lounge or on the upstairs verandah, with magnificent panoramic vineyard vistas. Enjoy our courtyard setting with winery, cellar door and restaurant offering great lunches. Cellar door open daily, 10am–5pm

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DE IULIIS WINES

WINE

KEVIN SOBELS WINES

MAP � J2 1616 BROKE ROAD, POKOLBIN 2320 T 02 4993 8000 E sales@dewine.com.au www.dewine.com.au

MAP � J8 5 HALLS ROAD, POKOLBIN 2320

T 02 4998 7766 E kevin@sobelswines.com.au www.sobelswines.com.au

De Iuliis Wines is one of the top producers in the Hunter Valley. The last few years has seen a vast array of awards and great reviews. Attention to detail and a small-batch philosophy is the secret to success. Regionality and a modern approach to winemaking ensure unique yet highly identifiable wines with a sense of time and place. Located in the heart of Pokolbin, the De Iuliis label draws from new and historic Hunter Valley vineyards. One of the hardest names to say in the Australian wine industry, but also one of the best! Visitors are also able to relax over coffee or lunch at Cracked Pepper Restaurant and browse original art by Australian artists in the peaceful ambience of Butterflies Gallery. Open daily, 10am–5pm

One hundred per cent Hunter Valley winemakers, specialising in a range of fruity, sweeter styles all made and bottled in-house. Like their ancestors, Kevin, Margaret and Jason share the same love of and dedication to the winery that bears their name and they continue an unbroken Sobels winemaking tradition that began in 1848. Informative staff will invite you to taste our wines in relaxed surroundings. Picnic facilities and barbecues are free to use. Group bookings welcomed. Archie, our St Bernard, is always ready to greet visitors. Open Mon–Sat, 9.30am–5pm; Sun, 10am–4pm

MCGUIGAN WINES

MOOREBANK VINEYARD

MAP � J6 447 MCDONALDS ROAD, POKOLBIN 2320 T 02 4998 4111 E hunter@mcguiganwines.com.au www.mcguiganwines.com.au

Announced 2012, 2011 and 2009 International Winemaker of the Year and 2012 International White Winemaker of the Year, McGuigan Wines’ cellar door and winery is a ‘must-visit’ when you are touring the Hunter Valley. Recently refurbished and offering a range of museum and cellar-door-only wines, showcasing medal-winning wines for every palate, take the journey from Semillon to Shiraz. We cater for all group sizes, offer a members’ tasting room and accommodate all corporate occasions. Winery Tour and Taste runs at noon each weekday and at 11am and noon on weekends. (Closedtoe shoes are essential for all winery tours.) Open daily, 10am–5pm (closed Christmas Day and Good Friday)

MAP � I8

��� PALMERS LANE, POKOLBIN ����

T 02 4998 7610 E sales@moorebankvineyard.com.au www.moorebankvineyard.com.au

Experience a taste sensation for your memory with fun and knowledge. Taste our ultra premium, sustainably grown wines, along with the handmade, wine-inspired range of condiments, including the famous Spicy Grape Sauce and fresh Lemonade Syrup. Truly a celebration of the senses! Voted Best Small Winery by the Business Enterprise Centre for three consecutive years. Open daily, 10am–5pm

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ROBYN DRAYTON WINES

SADDLER’S CREEK WINES

CNR MCDONALDS & POKOLBIN MOUNTAIN ROADS, POKOLBIN 2321

�� MARROWBONE ROAD, POKOLBIN ����

Share our piece of paradise, set among the vines. Relax on the wide, covered verandah as you sample award-winning wines. Famous for Devonshire teas, coffees, cakes, antipasto platters and light lunches with wine by the glass. Family museum and gift room. Robyn Drayton, fifth-generation and the only female vigneron and winemaker in the family, continues a proud tradition of 160 years in the Hunter Valley. Open daily, 10am–5pm

Saddler’s celebrated 20 years of winemaking in 2011 and, with a five-star rating, we are clearly getting better with age. Visit our friendly team at the cellar door and enjoy one of the best wine experiences in the Hunter Valley – our hand-crafted, award-winning wines come from some of Australia’s premium fruit-growing regions. Saddler’s Creek is also home to Club Equus, where our members enjoy our superb wines at the best possible prices. Open Mon–Fri, 9am–5pm; Sat & Sun, 10am–5pm

SCARBOROUGH ON HERMITAGE

SMALL WINEMAKERS CENTRE

972 HERMITAGE ROAD, POKOLBIN ����

��� MCDONALDS ROAD, POKOLBIN ����

Scarborough on Hermitage is another home for the Scarborough Wine Co. This bright, modern space is one of the Hunter Valley’s most exciting venues and offers a unique and exceptional tasting experience. If you want the definitive Hunter Valley experience and to feel like you are part of the extended family, make sure you stop by. Scarborough Wine Co. Our Home. Your Wine. Open Thurs–Mon, 10am–5pm

We are home to The Little Wine Co., Thomas Wines and Hart & Hunter as well as a great selection from David Hook, Margan and Keith Tulloch Wines. With more than 70 wines from the Hunter Valley’s best winemakers, you will be spoilt for choice. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff will guide you through our range and make your stay in the Hunter Valley truly memorable. Also home to the Icon Lounge, where you will enjoy a unique tasting experience. With changing themes throughout the year, you can sample international wines against our Hunter Valley icons. Open daily 10am–5pm

MAP � M4

T 02 4998 7523 E cellardoor@robyndraytonwines.com.au www.robyndraytonwines.com.au

MAP � G2

T 02 4998 6538 E info@scarboroughwine.com.au www.scarboroughwine.com.au

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MAP � O9

T 02 4991 1770 E winery@saddlerscreek.com www.saddlerscreek.com www.clubequus.com.au

MAP � J6

T 02 4998 7668 www.smallwinemakers.com.au

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TEMPUS TWO CELLAR DOOR

MAP � J6 CNR BROKE & MCDONALDS ROADS, POKOLBIN ���� T 02 4993 3999 E cellardoor@tempustwo.com.au www.tempustwo.com.au

Tempus Two Cellar Door is a ‘must-visit’ destination in the Hunter Valley. In an extraodinary location you will experience world-class wines, relaxing views and the unique architecture of this expansive site. Our wine-loving team will guide you through a range of wines, including the 2012 Hunter Wine Show Young White Wine of the Year – Tempus Two 2011 Pewter Semillon. Rated ★★★★★ in James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion 2012. Please contact us to arrange your group tasting prior to your visit and we look forward to meeting you. Tempus Two, Celebrate in Style Open daily, 10am–5pm, (closed Christmas Day and Good Friday)

TINKLERS

WINE

THOMAS WINES MAP � J6

@ SMALL WINEMAKERS CENTRE, ��� MCDONALDS ROAD, POKOLBIN ���� T 02 4998 7668/02 6574 7371 E andrew@thomaswines.com.au www.thomaswines.com.au

Specialising in single-vineyard Semillon and Shiraz, Thomas Wines has access to some of the Hunter Valley’s most distinguished vineyards, producing world-class uniquely regional wine styles. “The quality of the wines and the reputation of Andrew Thomas has never been higher.” James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion 2013 › Rated James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion 2013 › Taste Thomas Wines also at the Hunter Valley Resort cellar door

TINTILLA ESTATE VINEYARD AND OLIVE GROVE

MAP � M4

MAP � F2 725 HERMITAGE ROAD, POKOLBIN 2320 T 02 6574 7093 E info@tintilla.com.au www.tintilla.com.au

�� POKOLBIN MOUNTAINS ROAD, POKOLBIN ����

T 02 4998 7435 E enjoy@tinklers.com.au www.tinklers.com.au

The Tinkler family invites you to enjoy our individual vineyard wines. The vineyard, winery and cellar door are located in the foothills of the Pokolbin Mountains, in the heart of the historic Parish of Pokolbin. Pokolbin Mountains Road provides access to the Pokolbin Mountains Lookout and the Brokenback Range. Open Mon–Fri, 10.30am–4.30pm; Sat, 10am–5pm; Sun, 10am–4.30pm. See Gourmet for Tinklers Produce on page 46.

One of the Hunter Valley’s best-kept secrets, this thoughtful familyrun vineyard and olive grove is a leader in the burgeoning cellar door wine-and-food experience. At Tintilla you can take a seat at the table in the tasting room and sip from a large glass, eating fresh bread with rich olive oil and biscuits, all while looking out over the magnificent rolling vineyards. Olives are also an important element of this grand estate, with five varieties grown on site. Tintilla finds that perfect blend of food, wine and family. You are always welcome at Tintilla Open daily, 10.30am–6pm

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TOWER ESTATE WINERY

VINDEN ESTATE WINES

CNR HALLS & BROKE ROADS, POKOLBIN ����

T 02 4998 7410 www.vindenestate.com.au

Tower Estate Winery selects the very best varietals from local Hunter Valley vineyards as well as from individual vineyards throughout Australia. Our philosophy is to produce classic wines from fruit sourced from the specific Australian region that best suits a particular grape variety and style. Established in 1999, Tower Estate Winery was designed with the latest equipment while keeping in mind that the wines produced here are made using traditional techniques. Open daily, 10am–5pm

Established in 1990 by Guy and Sandra Vinden, Vinden Estate Wines is a family-owned boutique winery located in Pokolbin, with an exceptional reputation among Sydney’s top sommeliers. We supply many of Sydney’s hatted restaurants, including Quay, Aria, Bécasse and Lucio’s and produce small quantities of premium wine on site from hand-picked grapes using the traditional methods of open fermentation, hand plunging and basket pressing. Our wine is sold onsite only at our stylish cellar door. Cellar door open Wed–Sun, 10am–5pm. Winery tours daily, 11am & 3.30pm. Bistro Vinden open Sat & Sun, 12pm–3pm

MAP � J8

MAP � I5

T 02 4998 7989 E sales@towerestate.com www.towerestate.com

�� GILLARDS ROAD, POKOLBIN ����

HONEYTREE ESTATE WINES MAP � I6 130 GILLARDS ROAD, POKOLBIN 2320

T 02 4998 7693 E honeytree@bigpond.com www.honeytreewines.com

Honeytree Estate Wines are grown from vines that are over 40 years old and is the home of the famous Clairette wine. All wines produced here are estate grown. Visit us for a unique and friendly cellar door experience. Open Sat, Sun & public holidays, 10am–5pm

HANGING TREE WINES MAP � M9

294 O’CONNORS ROAD, POKOLBIN 2320

T 02 4998 6601 E colleen@hangingtreewines.com.au www.hangingtreewines.com.au

The Hanging Tree cellar door is located in the heart of Pokolbin. It is one of the most picturesque properties in the valley, with rose gardens, a duck pond and an antique-filled cellar door, all teeming with character. Pop in to taste our award-winning wines. Open Fri–Sun, 11am–5pm

IVANHOE WINES

525 MARROWBONE ROAD, POKOLBIN 2320

T 02 4998 7325 www.ivanhoewines.com.au

Home of the Round Table Wine Membership. Excellent wines, a friendly team and a beautiful location. Open daily, 10am–5pm 36

MAP � M5

GEMELLI ESTATE MAP � I8

��� PALMERS LANE, POKOLBIN ����

T 02 4998 7910 E info@gemelliestate.com.au www.gemelliestate.com.au

One of the Hunter Valley’s newest cellar doors! › Wines exclusive to cellar door › Family owned and operated › Wine by the glass › Cheese platters › Beautiful gardens › High tea Open Fri–Mon, 10am–4pm

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Pokolbin

HERMITAGE ROAD CELLARS & WINERY

WINE

MACQUARIEDALE ORGANIC WINES MAP � E4

��� SWEETWATER ROAD, ROTHBURY ��25

MAP � F2

T 02 6574 7012 E sales@macquariedale.com.au www.macquariedale.com.au

@ HUNTER VALLEY RESORT, HERMITAGE ROAD, POKOLBIN ���� T 02 4998 7777 www.hunterresort.com.au

Largest outlet of boutique wine producers in the Hunter Valley, including Margan, Littles, Thomas and Macquariedale Wines, plus many more. Bluetongue Brewery Café on site, open 10am–late Hunter Valley Wine School open daily, 9am–11am Wine Theatre sessions daily, 11am & 2pm

Come and experience our award-winning range of certified organic and biodynamic wines, rich in flavour, full of colour and with a fabulous diversity of aromas (as well as low in sulphur preservatives) achieved through sustainable farming practices. Biodynamic olives and olive oil also available. Open daily, 10am–5pm

TRAVERTINE WINES

WAVERLEY ESTATE AGED WINES

110 OLD NORTH ROAD, POKOLBIN 2320

T 02 4998 6750 www.waverleyestate.com.au

Travertine Wines, with vineyards in the rolling hills of Pokolbin, produces traditional and niche grape varieties including Tannat, Chambourcin and Sauvignon Blanc. Travertine Wines adds to the Hunter Valley’s most exceptional wines: visit our cellar door and try them today. Open Fri–Sun, 10am–4.30pm

Savour the ambience of the vineyard and cellar door at Waverley Estate, where age and experience matter. Guests are invited to a unique tasting of Waverley’s aged and museum wines, the subtleties of which can be sampled at different stages of development in a vertical tasting with same variety wines but at different ages; or horizontal tastings of different wines at the same age. Cellar door open daily, 10am–5pm

MAP � I7 ��� PALMERS LANE, POKOLBIN ����

MAP � D3

M 0421 289 905 E sales@travertinewines.com.au www.travertinewines.com.au

LAKE’S FOLLY VINEYARD

MAP � J9

2416 BROKE ROAD, POKOLBIN 2320 T 02 4998 7507 E wine@lakesfolly.com.au www.lakesfolly.com.au

MARSH ESTATE

T 02 4998 7587 www.marshestate.com.au

One hundred per cent unirrigated vines, all grown, made and bottled on site. Open daily, 10am–4.30pm

293 DEASYS ROAD, POKOLBIN 2320

MAP � G5

T 02 4998 7781 E wines@mistyglen.com.au www.mistyglen.com.au

Australia’s first boutique winery, established 1963. Cabernet and Chardonnay. Open daily, 10am–4pm (when wine available)

DEASYS ROAD, POKOLBIN 2320

MISTY GLEN WINES

Relax. Indulge. Enjoy! Friendly service, great wines. Open Fri–Mon, and by appointment

MAP � G3

There are more than 4,400 hectares of wine grapes planted in the Hunter Valley. �HVSECRETS

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SPOTLIGHT ON... POKOLBIN / ROTHBURY Pokolbin is at the heart of Wine Country and where most of the first vineyards were planted. Here you will find the largest collection of wineries (both the original family wineries and new boutique establishments), accommodation, restaurants and activities.

LOVEDALE / NORTH ROTHBURY

MAP � J10

��� LOVEDALE ROAD, LOVEDALE ����

East of Pokolbin is the established region of Lovedale/North Rothbury. This community of boutique wineries, places to stay and eat, and unique galleries is home to the Lovedale Long Lunch each year in May.

EMMA’S COTTAGE VINEYARD

ALLANDALE WINERY T 02 4990 4526 E wines@allandalewinery.com.au www.allandalewinery.com.au

Established in 1978, Allandale Winery is located on a hill in Lovedale with panoramic views across vineyards to the Brokenback Range. Come and try our diverse range of regional multi-awardwinning wines that are known for their full flavour, excellent structure and distinctive varietal characters. Open daily

GARTELMANN WINES

MAP � G10

��� WILDERNESS ROAD, LOVEDALE ����

701 LOVEDALE ROAD, LOVEDALE 2325 T 02 4930 7113

Single-vineyard wines, sparkling and liqueurs. Onsite gallery. Open Sat & Sun, 10am–5pm

Discover: stylish, elegant wines. Learn: what makes our wines special. Open Mon–Sat, 10am–5pm; Sun, 10am–4pm

T 02 4998 7734 E emmascottage@bigpond.com www.emmascottage.com.au

MAP � H12

E sales@gartelmann.com.au www.gartelmann.com.au

CAPERCAILLIE WINE MAP � K10

4 LONDONS ROAD, LOVEDALE 2325

T 02 4990 2904 E sales@capercailliewine.com.au www.capercailliewine.com.au

The Capercaillie Wine Company was established in the Hunter Valley by Alasdair Sutherland in 1995, when he built a small, modern winery adjoining an excellent 20-year-old vineyard. Alasdair was Scottish and his heritage is reflected in the very name ‘Capercaillie’, as it is the Gaelic name given to the black woodlands grouse, native to the pine forests of Scotland. To enhance its already extensive range of individual Hunter Valley wines, Capercaillie has chosen top-quality parcels of grapes from 38

other proven regions of Australia. This creates exciting multiarea blends that highlight climatic and varietal differences. Wine production capped at 5,000 cases a year ensures the highest quality standards. Since Capercaillie was established, the winery has built a firm customer base in the domestic and export markets and has gained a reputation as a quality producer with many awardwinning wines. Open daily, 10am–4pm

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Lovedale/North Rothbury

WINE

TELLACE WINES MAP � D12

356 TUCKERS LANE, NORTH ROTHBURY 2335 T 02 4938 7173 E info@tellace.com.au Tellace Wines is a working vineyard situated in Tuckers Lane in North Rothbury with a beautiful cellar door and a spectacularly beautiful three-bedroom cottage. At our cellar door you can sample our Single Vineyard Range of wines. Venture further and our dam, full of yabbies, is a short stroll away. Catch some and you can cook them on the barbecue, which is

available at our cellar door. Why not stay awhile? You can purchase any of our wines by the glass or bottle and relax on the expansive verandahs, while enjoying the views over our vineyards, the abundance of bird life and the kangaroos that laze about during the morning and early evening. Open Thurs–Sun, 10am–5pm

RUGS & ROLLS

Pick up some goodies from one of the Hunter Valley’s gourmet producers (page 46) and head to a vineyard for a picnic or barbecue: Calais Estate Wines Drayton’s Family Wines Gemelli Estate Hanging Tree Wines Hermitage Road Cellars & Winery Kevin Sobels Wines McLeish Estate Pepper Tree Wines Petersons Wines Pokolbin Estate Vineyard Robyn Drayton Wines Stonehurst Wines Tamburlaine Organic Wines Tellace Wines Tyrrell’s Wines Undercliff Winery & Gallery Wollombi Wines Wyndham Estate

3 x Gas BBQs 2 x Electric BBQs 1 x Gas BBQ 1 x Gas BBQ 2 x Gas BBQs 1 x Gas BBQ 4 x Gas BBQs 1 Gas BBQ 1 x Gas BBQ 2 x Timber BBQs Picnic Area Picnic Area 1 x Gas BBQ 2 x Gas BBQs 3 x Electric BBQs 2 x Gas BBQs 2 x Gas BBQs 2 x Gas BBQs

Families should also consider making tracks to Hunter Valley Gardens Village, which offers the biggest and best public barbecue and picnic area, featuring six electric barbecues and a children’s playground to keep the little ones happy. winecountry.com.au

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WYNDHAM ESTATE MAP � B13

��� DALWOOD ROAD, DALWOOD ���� T 02 4938 3444 E wecellardoor@pernod-ricard.com www.wyndhamestate.com

Established in 1828, Wyndham Estate sits peacefully on the banks of the Hunter River, surrounded by undulating vineyards and quiet countryside. The estate offers visitors a range of experiences, including intimate tastings of one of Australia’s favourite wine brands, leisurely afternoons in the Olive Tree Restaurant, relaxing picnics with family and friends, spectacular outdoor concerts, or the serenity of a stroll through picturesque, peaceful vineyards that transport you back to a simpler time.

The Wyndham Estate function centre caters for weddings, dinners and parties in the gentle ambience of the century-old winery. Enjoy great food, great wine, family, friends and good times. Cellar door open daily, 9.30am–4.30pm (closed Christmas Day, Good Friday and for ticketed events) Restaurant open Saturday, 12pm–3pm; Sunday, 10am–3pm

SPOTLIGHT ON...

DALWOOD

Dalwood is the site of the Hunter Valley’s first grapevines and you will find links to the area’s history at Wyndham Estate.

BROKE FORDWICH Nestled in the foothills of the Brokenback Range, Broke Fordwich is known as the quiet side of the Hunter Valley – home to boutique wineries, fine restaurants, local gourmet produce and country accommodation with splendid vistas.

STOMP! WINES

1273 MILBRODALE ROAD, BROKE 2330

MAP � I0

��� WOLLOMBI ROAD, BROKE ����

Join our winemakers to taste our hand-crafted wines. Open Sat & Sun, 10.30am–4.30pm

GLENGUIN ESTATE WINES

997 MILBRODALE ROAD, BROKE 2330

T 02 6579 1009 E glenguinestate@bordernet.com.au www.glenguinestate.com.au

Handmade, award-winning wines. James Halliday ★★★★★ rated. Unique Tannat. 40

KRINKLEWOOD VINEYARD MAP � I0

M 0409 774 280 E meredith@stompwine.com.au www.stompwine.com.au

T 02 6579 1322 E info@krinklewood.com www.krinklewood.com

MAP � I0

Krinklewood is a certified biodynamic, organic, family-owned vineyard. Every aspect of the vineyard and farm is managed in a holistic and sustainable way. Krinklewood’s French-inspired boutique cellar door is set among beautiful Provençal gardens, urns and fountains, with the Wollombi Brook and Brokenback Range providing a spectacular backdrop. Cheese platters are available. More than just a cellar door experience… Open Sat & Sun, 10am–5pm

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Dalwood/Broke Fordwich

WINE

WHISPERING BROOK MAP � H0

RODD STREET, BROKE 2330 T 02 6579 1386 E info@whispering-brook.com www.whispering-brook.com

Whispering Brook is surrounded by the picturesque beauty of the Yengo and Wollemi National Parks in the heart of the Hunter Valley. We are a boutique, family business underpinned with a passion and dedication to producing fine artisan wines. Experience a tutored tour through the winery, surrounding vineyards and olive groves accompanied by a tasting at our cellar door. Unwind

MARGAN WINERY & RESTAURANT MAP � I0 1238 MILBRODALE ROAD, BROKE 2330 T 02 6579 1372 E cellardoor@margan.com.au www.margan.com.au

Leading winemaker Andrew Margan handcrafts premium estategrown, estate-made wines from his own vineyards, growing on the Fordwich Sill. His philosophy is to make wines with exceptional varietal and regional definition that are contemporary in style but show respect to the great Hunter Valley wines of the past. › “The cellar door and restaurant at Margan is one of the most impressive in the country.” Australian Gourmet Traveller Wine › Rated ★★★★★ James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion 2013 › Winery › Tastings › Restaurant › Weddings › Events Cellar door open daily, 10am–5pm; restaurant open Fri–Sun

with a casual lunch on the verandah overlooking our vineyards with a gourmet cheese and antipasto platter or delicious pizza. “Whispering Brook is one of the best cellar doors in the area, with sweeping vistas and a stellar wine list.” Thomas Woodgate, www.cnngo.com – Seven best Hunter Valley wineries Open Sat & Sun, 10.30am–5pm

THE PEOPLE’S CHOICE Hunter Valley voted #1 wine region in Australasia and #3 in the world. The Hunter Valley has been recognised as one of the best fine wine districts of the world by TripAdvisor. The award, which is based on reviews and opinions of millions of travellers, has listed Hunter Valley in the 2012 Traveller’s Choice Wine Destination Awards as number one in the South Pacific and number three in the world. The Hunter Valley leads the South Pacific list, followed by wine regions in New Zealand, South Australia and Western Australia.

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SPOTLIGHT ON... MOUNT VIEW One of the most idyllic and scenic parts of the Hunter Valley, Mount View’s roads weave their way past award-winning boutique cellar doors and unique accommodation up to the breathtakingly beautiful Brokenback Range.

PETERSONS WINES MAP � P8

��� MOUNT VIEW ROAD, MOUNT VIEW ����

T 02 4990 1704 E sales@petersonswines.com.au www.petersonswines.com.au

You can see all the way to Stockton Beach and Barrington Tops from Bimbadeen Lookout in Mount View. �HVSECRETS

Petersons Wines is proudly family owned and operated and has been producing wines of distinction for wine lovers since 1981. Come and taste our award-winning wines and enjoy our stunning views across Mount View. Open Mon–Sat, 9am–5pm; Sun, 10am–5pm

SAVANNAH ESTATE

TALLOWWOOD MOUNT VIEW

��� MOUNT VIEW ROAD, MOUNT VIEW ���� T 02 4990 6326

��� MOUNT BRIGHT ROAD, MOUNT VIEW ����

Owned by Colin Peterson, named after his daughter and operated by Rita Hourigan, Savannah Estate is a wooden slab cabin with side verandahs, perfect to sit under and sample medal-winning wine and the cool breeze in the summer months. In the winter, sit by the open log fire inside the cellar door and enjoy the wines available for tasting, the great service and friendly hospitality. Open daily

Discover one of the Hunter Valley’s hidden treasures, perched high in beautiful Mount View. Experience Tallowwood’s boutique cellar door and winery where we produce elegant, complex, premium-quality wines. Meet the winemakers and taste their passion in every glass. Cellar door open long weekends, other times by appointment

MAP � O9

MAP � P7

E rita@savannahestate.com.au www.savannahestate.com.au

T 02 4991 7696 E info@tallowwood.com.au www.tallowwood.com.au

THE SECRET’S OUT

MILLBROOK ESTATE WINERY & DISTILLERY

Download the free iPad edition of the 2013 Hunter Valley Visitors Guide and discover more #HVSECRETS from Australia’s oldest wine grapegrowing region.

MAP � R6

1617 MOUNT VIEW ROAD, MILLFIELD 2325

T 02 4998 1155 E info@millbrookestate.com.au www.millbrookestate.com.au

› Fully operational winery, distillery & underground wine cellar, tasting room › Magnificent views › A full range of red & white table wines, including grape spirit liqueurs, brandy & sparkling wine › Dessert & fortified wines, including Lemonella & chilli wine. Open daily, 10am–5pm 42

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WINE

BRIAR RIDGE VINEYARD MAP � P8

��� MOUNT VIEW ROAD, MOUNT VIEW ����

T 02 4990 3670 E indulge@briarridge.com.au www.briarridge.com.au

Briar Ridge has a 40-year heritage as one of the Hunter Valley’s leading wine producers and is celebrated for its Signature Range, made by Hunter Valley legend Karl Stockhausen. New chief winemaker Scott Comyns, rising star of the industry, now adds his passion and commitment to the Briar Ridge story. Surrounded by secret gardens, Briar Ridge also offers the fabulous food of Briar Grillade – the ultimate indulgence! James Halliday rating. Open daily, 10am–5pm

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Introducing the 2012 Hunter Valley Wine Legends and Wine Industry Award Winners: › 2012 Hunter Valley Wine Industry Living Legend: Patrick Auld

TALLAVERA GROVE

› Winemaker of the Year: Nick Paterson, Dogliani Winemaking & Consulting

749 MOUNT VIEW ROAD, MOUNT VIEW 2325

› Rising Star of the Year: Chris Tyrrell, Tyrrell’s Wines

MAP � P8

T 02 4990 7535 E cellardoor@tallaveragrove.com www.tallaveragrove.com.au

One of the Hunter Valley’s hidden gems, Tallavera Grove is located in one of the area’s most scenic vineyard locations. We specialise in hand-crafted traditional Hunter Valley and cult Italian varieties grown on the favoured Mt View terroir. Our rock and fossil display showcases the area’s unique soil characteristics. Come and discover us today! ★★★★★ James Halliday rating Thurs–Mon, 10am–5pm (closed Tues & Wed)

› Viticulturist of the Year: Carl Davies, Audrey Wilkinson Vineyard › Hunter Valley Cellar Door of the Year: Hungerford Hill Wines › Heritage Award: Tulloch Wines for the Pokolbin Dry Red Label

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WINE

Wollombi

SPOTLIGHT ON... WOLLOMBI

HUNTER WINE ONLINE

HUNTER VALLEY M 0408 826 455 E info@hunterwineonline.com.au

Wollombi Village is famed for its heritage colonial architecture, convict structures, museums and ancient Aboriginal sites.

www.hunterwineonline.com.au

STONEHURST WINES

WOLLOMBI WINES

Browsing genuine Hunter Valley boutique wines online was impossible until now. Quality, cellar-door-only wines from all over the Hunter are now listed together in one convenient location. Mixed cases, shipped direct.

MAP � R4

MAP � R3 WOLLOMBI ROAD, WOLLOMBI 2325 T 02 4998 3427/0408 401 772 E orders@wollombiwines.com.au www.wollombiwines.com.au

T 02 4998 1576 E wines@stonehurst.com.au www.stonehurst.com.au

› Picnic area, BBQ, platters available › Come and relax; kids and friendly pets welcome › Sculpture in the Vineyards, 2 November–1 December 2013 › Visit our website for more information Open daily, 10am–5pm

1840 WOLLOMBI ROAD, CEDAR CREEK 2325

“A great wine begins in the vineyard...” Family owned and run, Stonehurst Wines produce award-winning wines... from organically grown, hand-picked fruit. Open daily, 10am–5pm

NOYCE BROTHERS

2884 WOLLOMBI ROAD, WOLLOMBI 2325

UNDERCLIFF WINERY & GALLERY

MAP � S2

152 YANGO CREEK ROAD, WOLLOMBI 2325

T 02 4998 3483 E sales@noycebros.com.au www.noycebros.com.au

T 02 4998 3322 E finewines@undercliff.com.au www.undercliff.com.au

Beautiful cellar door in historic sandstone building. Open Wed–Mon, 10.30am–4pm

WOLLOMBI TAVERN

2994 GREAT NORTH ROAD, WOLLOMBI 2325

Undercliff Winery produces fine handmade wines of distinction. Open daily, 9am–5pm

WOLLOMBI VILLAGE VINEYARD

MAP � S2

2971 PAYNES CROSSING ROAD, WOLLOMBI 2325 M 0419 997 434 E wollombivino@hotkey.net.au www.wollombivillagevineyard.com.au

T 02 4998 3261 E wollombitavern@bigpond.com www.wollombitavern.com.au

Chardonnay, Shiraz and Rose´ wines as well as wonderful Italian-style liqueurs including Limoncielo, digestifs and Frizzante.

Home of the infamous Dr Jurd’s Jungle Juice. Open daily, 10am–10pm

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At the 2012 NSW Wine Awards, the Hunter Valley again showed its calibre and relevance in the NSW wine industry by taking out half of the 10 trophies awarded, including the 2012 Wine of the Year. And as if that’s not enough, 22 of the wines selected for the 2012 Top 40 were also Hunter Valley top drops. Visit www.nswwine.com.au for full results.

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Feast on local produce and discover boutique brews

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02 4998 6800

@ Tuscany Wine Estate,  Cnr Hermitage Rd & Mistletoe Lane, Pokolbin

02 4998 6660

Hunter Valley Cheese Factory

@ McGuigans Complex, 447 McDonalds Rd, Pokolbin

02 4998 7744

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MAP 1 J6

Hunter Valley Chocolate Company

Boutique Factory & Showroom, 820 Lovedale Rd, Lovedale

02 4930 7388

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MAP 1 G13

Hunter Valley Chocolate Company

Shop 5, Hunter Valley Gardens Village, Broke Rd, Pokolbin

02 4998 7221

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MAP 1 J5

Hunter Valley Chocolate Company

The Stonehouse @ Petersons Champagne House, Broke Rd, Pokolbin

02 4998 7301

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MAP 1 J9

Hunter Valley Smelly Cheese Shop

@ Tempus Two Complex, 2144 Broke Rd, Pokolbin

02 4998 6713

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MAP 1 J6

Hunter Valley Smelly Cheese Shop

@ Pokolbin Village, 3/2188 Broke Rd, Pokolbin

02 4998 6960

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MAP 1 J6

02 4930 7832

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MAP 1 H12

Australian Regional Food Store & Café Binnorie Dairy

Lovedale Smokehouse & Gourmet Pantry 64 Majors Lane, Lovedale

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426 McDonalds Rd, Pokolbin

ADDRESS

PRODUCE

FREE WI-FI

FREE TASTINGS

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PHONE

NAME

MAP

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MAP 1 J6

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MAP 1 F2

Pukara Estate

1440 Denman Rd, Muswellbrook

02 6547 1055

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MAP 1 B00

Pukara Estate

@ Ballabourneen Wine Co., 2347 Broke Rd, Pokolbin

0408 144 149

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MAP 1 J9

Tempus Two

Cnr Broke & McDonalds Rds, Pokolbin

see listing

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MAP 1 J6

Tinklers Produce

53 Pokolbin Mountains Rd, Pokolbin

02 4998 7435

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MAP 1 M4

Bluetongue Brewery Café

@ Hunter Valley Resort, Hermitage Rd, Pokolbin

02 4998 7777

Hunter Beer Co. 

@ Potters Hotel Brewery Resort, Wine Country Drive, Nulkaba

02 4991 7922

Hunter Distillery

1686 Broke Rd, Pokolbin

02 4998 6737

BREWERIES � DISTILLERIES

GOURMET KEY

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MAP 1 M11

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MAP 1 J3

FREE TASTING

TOUR

PUKARA ESTATE MAP � J9

���� DENMAN ROAD, MUSWELLBROOK ����

T 02 6547 1055 E info@pukaraestate.com.au www.pukaraestate.com.au

Pukara Estate’s olive oils and vinegars are considered some of the finest in Australia. Visit one of our tasting rooms at the olive grove near Denman in the Upper Hunter Valley or at 2347 Broke Road, Pokolbin. Taste our extensive range of fresh and flavoursome gourmet products today. Open daily, Pokolbin 10am–5pm; Denman 9.30am–4.30pm 46

TINKLERS PRODUCE

MAP � M4 �� POKOLBIN MOUNTAINS ROAD, POKOLBIN ����

T 02 4998 7435 E enjoy@tinklers.com.au www.tinklers.com.au

Experience the best farm-grown produce at Tinklers, with over 30 grape varieties, peaches, nectarines, plums, avocados, figs, citrus, jams and preserves. See Wine for Tinklers vineyard, page 35. VISITOR S GUIDE

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HUNTER VALLEY CHOCOLATE COMPANY MAP � J5/J9/G13

SHOP 5, HUNTER VALLEY GARDENS, BROKE ROAD, POKOLBIN 2320 T 02 4998 7221 ‘THE STONEHOUSE’ @ PETERSONS CHAMPAGNE HOUSE, BROKE ROAD, POKOLBIN 2320 T 02 4998 7301 FACTORY & SHOWROOM, 820 LOVEDALE ROAD, LOVEDALE 2325 T 02 4930 7388 E admin@hvchocolate.com.au www.hvchocolate.com. au

Taste the difference! Established in the Valley in 1999, the Hunter Valley Chocolate Company remains a favourite destination and is one of the premier attractions in the area, earning an enviable reputation for quality and innovation. Recent expansion now includes a boutique chocolate- and fudgemaking facility at the Lovedale location, where visitors to the Factory Shop are able to view our chocolatiers, Peter and Lorraine, preparing the range of chocolate and fudge for our stores. At Hunter Valley Chocolate Company we have an ongoing passion for

our products, and indeed, for all good chocolate! We continually strive for perfection and use only the finest Belgian couverture chocolate, together with Australian dried fruits and roasted nuts. A distilled, pure fruit oil is used for infusion and results in the subtle flavour of the fruit coming through. We prefer to keep the fillings and flavourings very simple as we believe that chocolate should be the experience. Bus groups welcome – please book to arrange a tasting Open daily, 9am–5pm (closed some public holidays)

HUNTER VALLEY SMELLY CHEESE SHOPS MAP � J6

HALL OF FOOD – PAVILION G @ TEMPUS TWO, ���� BROKE ROAD, POKOLBIN ���� T 02 4998 6713 E info@smellycheese.net.au SHOP �, POKOLBIN VILLAGE, ���� BROKE ROAD, POKOLBIN ���� T 02 4998 6960 E pvr@smellycheese.net.au www.smellycheese.net.au

Hunter Valley Smelly Cheese Shops are providores of the finest local and imported gourmet foods, including our own quality produce. Our cheese range is sourced from both near and far, featuring a huge number of international and hard-to-find Australian cheeses, as well as local favourites such as Smelly’s own, Binnorie Dairy and Hunter Belle. In addition, we are home to the Hunter Valley Gelato Company – the only ‘real’ Italian handmade gelato in the region. Select from more than 200 flavours, made on site, including our own Aussie range.

Take our delicious products home or stay for a bite to eat with a glass of local wine or beer. Smelly’s kitchen bakes French-style bread daily as well as serving gourmet pizzas, stuffed baguettes and wraps, and burgers ’n’ chips. A gourmand’s delight: come in and have a snoop around. Enjoy a Merlo coffee and handmade Adora chocolate or choose from hampers, wedding fromage cakes and gelato cakes, all made to order – just give us a call. Open daily (closed Christmas Day)

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Immerse yourself in the Hunter Valley way of life during our month-long series of intimate events in celebration of the region’s unique culture of fine wine and food. Cosy up fireside to be treated to decadent indulgences or dine in the company of our iconic winemakers and chefs as part of our Winemaker’s Table Series. The Edible Experience will have you plating up delectable creations using local produce with some of the best names in food. These are just some of the experiences on offer that are sure to delight and inspire.

Come and indulge in the simple pleasures of life. Throughout the Hunter Valley region.

Whether for a week or weekend, these events make the Hunter Valley an even more deliciously irresistible escape.

The month of

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Produce/Breweries & Distilleries

GOURMET

BINNORIE DAIRY MAP � F�

@ TUSCANY WINE ESTATE, CNR HERMITAGE ROAD � MISTLETOE LANE, POKOLBIN ����

T 02 4998 6660 www.binnorie.com.au

Cheesemaker Simon Gough opened Binnorie Dairy in April 2003, after travelling and making cheese throughout Europe and working in Victoria’s Yarra Valley. Simon’s passion and skill, combined with locally sourced milk, produces world-standard cheeses – the gourmet choice on many local restaurant menus. Located opposite The Mill Restaurant, Binnorie Dairy invites you to come in and sample some of these exquisite cheeses. Open Tues–Sat, 10am–5pm; Sun, 10am–4pm

LOVEDALE SMOKEHOUSE

& GOURMET PANTRY

HUNTER VALLEY CHEESE FACTORY MAP � J6

� MCGUIGANS COMPLEX, ��� MCDONALDS ROAD, POKOLBIN ����

T 02 4998 7744 E huntervalleycheese@westnet.com.au www.huntervalleycheese.com.au

Welcome to the Hunter Valley Cheese Factory, home to the finest regional specialty cheese, guaranteed preservative-free and manufactured on site. Visit our working artisan cheesery and tasting rooms, and purchase regional cheese and our house range of gourmet preserves and cheese accompaniments at factory outlet prices. Watch our cheesemakers in action through viewing windows showing our cheesemaking and maturation rooms, and enjoy free cheesemaking talks daily at 11am and 3pm. Sample our award-winning Australian cheese, including: › Riley’s Marinated Fromage Blanc › Hunter Valley Marinated Feta › Pokolbin White Natural Rind › Branxton and Grape Vine Ashed Brie › Hunter Gold and Pokolbin Smear-Ripened Washed Rinds Dine al fresco with a bottle of McGuigan wine – located next door to our tasting rooms – and an ever-changing range of cheese platters, cold cuts and antipasti make the perfect vineyard lunch or snack. Enter our regional produce room where, before you purchase, you can sample our huge range of regional and house-brand oils, jams, chutneys and cheeseboard must-haves. Educational cheese books, boards, knives and accessories round off your Hunter Valley Cheese Factory tour and tasting experience. Factory shop and dining area open daily, 9am–5.30pm

MAP � H12

64 MAJORS LANE, LOVEDALE 2325 T 02 4930 7832

E majorslane@bigpond.com www.majorslane.com

House-made charcuterie, including smoked meats, fish and cheeses plus a full range of gourmet deli items. Open daily, 10am–5pm

HUNTER DISTILLERY MAP � J3

���� BROKE ROAD, POKOLBIN ����

T 02 4998 6737 E info@hunterdistillery.com.au www.hunterdistillery.com.au

Award-winning makers of premium organic vodka, gin and spirits. Experience the only organic distillery in the Southern Hemisphere – even learn how to become a distiller!

The first commercial Shiraz vines were planted by George Wyndham of Dalwood in 1820, making the Hunter Valley’s vineyards some of the oldest in Australia. �HVSECRETS

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Produce/Breweries & Distilleries

TEMPUS TWO MAP � J�

CNR BROKE � MCDONALDS ROADS, POKOLBIN ���� T 02 4998 4000

Tempus Two is widely considered the food, wine and entertainment heart of Hunter Valley Wine Country, a hub of activity that offers everything from an acclaimed cellar door, cheese shop, restaurant, cocktail lounge and more: › Tempus Two cellar door is open daily for wine tasting, 10am–5pm T 02 4993 3999 › Enjoy great food with a French twist at Boy-O-Boy. Open Thurs–Mon for lunch & dinner. T 02 4998 6980

› Taste delicious Japanese & Thai cuisine at Oishii T 02 4998 7051 › Feast on handmade cheeses, light meals, gelato, fresh breads & pastries at the Hunter Valley Smelly Cheese Shop T 02 4998 6713 › Book the spectacular wedding & function venue, The Barrel Room T 0478 076 980

HUNTER BEER CO. @ POTTERS HOTEL BREWERY RESORT MAP � M11

WINE COUNTRY DRIVE, NULKABA ���� T 02 4991 7922 E info@pottershbr.com.au www.pottershbr.com.au

Beer! Beer! Beer! A trip to the Hunter Valley is not complete without at least one visit to the Hunter Beer Co., the Hunter Valley’s only microbrewery at Potters Hotel Brewery Resort. Sit back, relax and enjoy a drop of our fantastic array of awardwinning beers in the new Brewery Bar or partake in an informative and fun beer-making tour. 50

Enjoy a tasty snack or recharge with a hearty meal in the Brickworks Brasserie. Kids will love the outdoor playground and the free jumping castle every Sunday and there is great live entertainment and karaoke at the weekends. Once you arrive, you’ll never want to leave... Beer-making tour daily, at noon, 2pm & 4pm

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FREE WI-FI

MAP

Aqua Golf & Putt Putt

Hunter Valley Gardens Village, Broke Rd, Pokolbin

02 4998 7896

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MAP 1 J6

Balloon Aloft

Meeting @ Peterson House, Broke Rd, Pokolbin

1300 723 279

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MAP 1 J9

1800 818 191

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MAP 1 J9

1300 555 711

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MAP 1 K10

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NAME

ADDRESS

PHONE

ACTIVITIES

Balloon Safaris Cloud 9 Balloon Flights

Meeting @ Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley, 430 Wine Country Drive, Lovedale

Cypress Lakes Golf & Country Club

15 Thompsons Rd, Pokolbin

1800 465 318

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MAP 1 K5

East Coast Corporate & Group Xperiences

Hunter Valley

0448 866 048

N/A

N/A

Grapemobile Bicycle Hire

307 Palmers Lane, Pokolbin

0418 404 039

55

MAP 1 H7

Hunter Valley Cycling

266 DeBeyers Rd, Pokolbin

0418 281 480

55

MAP 1 L7

Hunter Valley Golf

@ Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley, 430 Wine Country Drive, Lovedale

02 4991 4777

N/A

MAP 1 K10

288 Talga Rd, Rothbury

02 4930 7111

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MAP 1 F11

@ Hunter Valley Resort, Hermitage Rd, Pokolbin

02 4998 7777

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MAP 1 F2

Majors Lane Cooking School

64 Majors Lane, Lovedale

02 4930 7832

N/A

MAP 1 H12

Skydive the Hunter Valley

Moores Lane, Elderslie

02 4915 7429

55

MAP 1 A9

TeamActivity.com.au

@ Hunter Valley Resort, Hermitage Rd, Pokolbin

02 4998 7222

55

MAP 1 F2

The Vintage Golf Club

Vintage Drive, Rothbury

02 4998 2208

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MAP 1 H7

Tuscany Wine Estate Cooking School

Cnr Hermitage Rd & Mistletoe Lane, Pokolbin

02 4998 7288

N/A

MAP 1 F2

Wine Country Ballooning

Meeting @ Mercure Resort Hunter Valley Gardens, Pokolbin

02 4991 7533

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MAP 1 J6

Wine School Australia

PO Box 3616, Wamberal

0408 444 300

55

N/A

Hunter Valley Horse Riding & Adventures Hunter Wine Theatre/School & Bluetongue Brewery Café

ART � CRAFTS

Australian Alpaca Barn

@ Peppers Creek Village, Cnr Broke & Ekerts Rds, Pokolbin

02 4998 6669

55

MAP 1 J4

Australian Woodwork Hunter Valley Gallery

Cnr Wine Country Drive & Fleming St, Nulkaba

02 4990 4994

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MAP 1 M11

Butterflies Gallery

1616 Broke Rd, Pokolbin

02 4998 7724

55

MAP 1 J2

Emma’s Cottage Art Gallery

438 Wilderness Rd, Lovedale

02 4998 7734

N/A

MAP 1 G9

Marthaville Guildry & Craft Centre

200 Wollombi Rd, Cessnock

02 4990 2653

N/A

MAP 1 O11

Ogishi Craft Centre

540 Wilderness Rd, Lovedale

02 4998 7979

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MAP 1 G9

Peter Sesselmann Art Studio & Gallery

245 Frame Drive, Sawyers Gully

0408 722 092

N/A

MAP 1 J15

Pokolbin Gallery & Mistletoe Sculpture Garden

771 Hermitage Rd, Pokolbin

1800 055 080

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MAP 1 F2

The Gate Gallery

2480 Wollombi Rd, Wollombi

02 4998 3370

N/A

MAP 1 R4

Wine Glass Gallery

Shop 3, Hunter Valley Gardens Village, Broke Rd, Pokolbin

02 4998 6888

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MAP 1 J5

ATTRACTIONS

Cessnock Regional Art Gallery

16 Vincent St, Cessnock

02 4991 6619

N/A

MAP 2 B4

Gems 4 U

Shop 19, Hunter Valley Gardens Village, Broke Rd, Pokolbin

02 4998 6647

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MAP 1 J5

Harrigan’s Irish Pub  & Accommodation

Broke Road, Pokolbin

1800 800 522

N/A

MAP 1 J5

Hunter Valley Gardens

2090 Broke Rd, Pokolbin

02 4998 4000

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MAP 1 J5

Hunter Valley Gardens Village

2090 Broke Rd, Pokolbin

02 4998 4000

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MAP 1 J5

Hunter Valley Zoo

138 Lomas Lane, Nulkaba

02 4990 7714

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MAP 1 L11

Pokolbin Village

2188 Broke Rd, Pokolbin

02 4998 7670

58

MAP 1 J6

Richmond Vale Railway Museum

Leggetts Drive, Kurri Kurri

02 4001 0197

N/A

MAP 1 S15

Sir Edgeworth David Memorial Museum

Deakin St, Kurri Kurri

02 4937 4418

N/A

MAP 2 C10

Tempus Two

Cnr Broke & McDonalds Rds, Pokolbin

02 4998 4000

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MAP 1 J6

SPAS

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Château Élan Spa

Vintage Drive, Rothbury

02 4998 2500

58

MAP 1 H7

Hunter Valley Reflections Day Spa

@ Adina Vineyard, 492 Lovedale Rd, Lovedale

02 4930 9006

N/A

MAP 1 H11

Tea Tree Spa

@ Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley, 430 Wine Country Drive, Lovedale

02 4991 0959

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MAP 1 K10

Thai Nature Massage

40 Cumberland St, Cessnock

02 4991 3331

N/A

MAP 2 D5

The Golden Door Elysia

Thompsons Rd, Pokolbin

02 4993 8500

58

MAP 1 K5

Zen Hair Skin Body

Shop 4, Hunter Valley Gardens Village, Broke Rd, Pokolbin

02 4998 6844

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MAP 1 J5

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HUNTER VALLEY HORSE RIDING � ADVENTURES MAP � F11

��� TALGA ROAD, ROTHBURY/ LOVEDALE ���� T 02 4930 7111 E ride@huntervalleyhorseriding.com.au www.huntervalleyhorseriding.com.au

Ride at the one and only Hunter Valley Horse Riding & Adventures at Hill Top for the best horseriding experience. Explore more than 300 acres of the beautiful Molly Morgan Range, with 360 degrees of breathtaking Hunter Valley views, lookouts and an abundance of kangaroos and other wildlife. › Beautiful, well-cared-for horses › Trail rides – all levels › Personalised rides – ideal for marriage proposals › Picnic rides, pony rides, birthday rides, family rides

CYPRESS LAKES GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB

› Sunset rides with the kangaroos and even cattle mustering › Corporate groups – team building › Meet our majestic Suffolk punch/percherons – an endangered breed – and the ruby red Devons, the first breed of cattle in Australia You won’t want to leave: stay and enjoy the accommodation – modern villas and charming guest house. › Spa baths › Wood fires › Massages › Winery tours › Spectacular scenic bushwalks › Peace & tranquillity Open daily, bookings required

THE VINTAGE GOLF CLUB MAP � H7

MAP � K5

VINTAGE DRIVE, ROTHBURY ����

15 THOMPSONS ROAD, POKOLBIN 2320

T 02 4998 2208 E golf@thevintage.com.au www.thevintage.com.au

Cypress Lakes Golf & Country Club offers the golfer an unrivalled experience in the Hunter Valley Region. Consistently ranked in Australia’s Top 20 golf resorts, and attracting events like the Jack Newton Celebrity Classic, the spectacular resort course offers golfers stunning panoramic views across the Hunter Valley’s famous vineyards and surrounding Brokenback Range from each tee and green.

Visit the Hunter Valley’s prestigious Greg Norman-designed 18-hole championship golf course. Facilities include a fully stocked golf shop, Spike Bar, Vintage Café and Legends Grill restaurant, open daily. Rated as being among the top two per cent of courses in Australia, The Vintage is a sheer pleasure to play – challenging but fair to all levels of players. The Vintage has a fully serviced driving range, which is open seven days a week. Stay-and-play packages are available all within walking distance of the first tee. Open daily

T 1800 465 318 E rs@cypressresort.com.au www.cypresslakes.com.au

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AQUA GOLF & PUTT PUTT

MAP � J6

HUNTER VALLEY GARDENS VILLAGE, BROKE ROAD, POKOLBIN 2320 T 02 4998 7896 E aquagolf@

golftothemax.com.au www.golftothemax.com.au

Win cash and prizes as you hit aqua golf balls into the lake, or play 18 holes of putt putt.

MAP � J9

CLOUD 9 BALLOON FLIGHTS

MEETING @ PETERSON HOUSE, BROKE ROAD, POKOLBIN 2320

T 1300 723 279 E balloons@balloonaloft.com www.balloonaloft.com

MAP � K10

MEETING @ THE CROWNE PLAZA HUNTER VALLEY, 430 WINE COUNTRY DRIVE, LOVEDALE 2325

Relax, escape and enjoy a romantic adventure with Cloud 9, an award-winning Australian company with personalised service and a passion for ballooning. › Gift vouchers available › Corporate and group bookings › VIP flights › Buffet breakfasts All flights include champagne toast, online photos and certificate. Go online or call us to book!

Experience a balloon flight over the vineyards with the awardwinning Balloon Aloft. › Most experienced hot-air balloon operator in Australia, flying over the Hunter Valley for more than 30 years › Gourmet breakfast and champagne celebration at a local winery › Exclusive charter flights for small groups of 2–6 people available As seen on Sydney Weekender, Farmer Wants a Wife & BBC’s Australian Balloon Adventure.

BALLOON SAFARIS

WINE COUNTRY BALLOONING

T 1800 818 191 E flights@balloonsafaris.com.au www.balloonsafaris.com.au

MEETING @ MERCURE RESORT HUNTER VALLEY GARDENS, POKOLBIN ����

T 1300 555 711 E info@cloud9balloons.com.au www.cloud9balloons.com.au

MAP � J6

MAP � J�

Enjoy panoramic views of Wine Country from a Balloon Safaris hot-air balloon. › Best-value flights in the Valley › 100% safety record › Optional gourmet breakfast › Award-winning operator › VIP and group flights › Local company, local pilots, local knowledge

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T 02 4991 7533 E info@winecountryballooning.com.au www.hunterballoonrides.com.au

Experience the Hunter Valley’s only genuine boutique balloon company. › Never more than 10 passengers on board and still the best value › Fly with the Hunter Valley’s most-experienced local pilot Inclusions: champagne, chocolates and flight certificates. In-flight photos and video available. “The professionalism shown by Wine Country Ballooning proves you are local and love what you do. Highly recommended.”

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Activities/Art & Crafts

HUNTER WINE THEATRE/ SCHOOL � BLUETONGUE BREWERY CAFÉ MAP � F2

@ HUNTER VALLEY RESORT, HERMITAGE ROAD, POKOLBIN ����

T 02 4998 7777 E fun@HunterResort.com.au www.hunterresort.com.au

Enjoy the Hunter Wine Theatre, a 15-minute movie that charts the progress of the grape from the vineyard to the bottle, followed by a 15-minute wine tutorial, while the indoor/outdoor café setting is the perfect place to enjoy our boutique brews. Café open daily, 10am–late. Wine Theatre sessions daily, 11am & 2pm

GRAPEMOBILE BICYCLE HIRE

307 PALMERS LANE, POKOLBIN 2320

MAP � H7

TEAMACTIVITY.COM.AU MAP � F�

� HUNTER VALLEY RESORT, HERMITAGE ROAD, POKOLBIN ����

T 02 4998 7222 E info@TeamActivity.com.au www.teamactivity.com.au

For 20 years we have been creating team activities for delegates and both corporate and non-corporate groups in the Hunter Valley. Catering from small groups of four right up to groups of 400, we offer a range of activities all at the one property. Our team will tailor-make a team activity just for you.

HUNTER VALLEY CYCLING

M 0418 281 480 www.huntervalleycycling.com.au

Mountain bike and tandem hire, delivered to you, helmets and maps included. Roadside assistance available. Open daily

Mountain bikes, tandems. Cane baskets. Bus pick-up and downhill ‘Mountain Ride’ options. For details see web. Open daily, 10am–6pm

MAP � A9

WINE SCHOOL AUSTRALIA

MOORES LANE, ELDERSLIE ����

T 02 4915 7429 www.skydivethehuntervalley.com

M 0408 444 300 E cuvee@ozemail.com.au www.wineschoolaustralia.com.au

Get high in the vines! Tandem skydive from 14,000ft above the vineyards. Present this ad for $30 off your tandem skydive. Book now!

Quality recreational wine appreciation seminars. Entertaining and informative! Visit the website for booking details.

AUSTRALIAN ALPACA BARN

BUTTERFLIES GALLERY

@ PEPPERS CREEK VILLAGE, CNR BROKE & EKERTS ROADS, POKOLBIN 2320

���� BROKE ROAD, POKOLBIN ����

MAP � J4

T 02 4998 6669 E sales@australianalpaca.com www.australianalpaca.com

The Australian Alpaca Barn specialises in high-quality alpaca products made from Australian alpaca. Alpaca is uniquely soft, lightweight and warm due to its semihollow characteristics. Visit the Australian Alpaca Barn for coats, vests, sweaters, throw rugs, scarves, socks, gloves, beanies, knitting yarn and bedding. Open daily, 10am–5pm

MAP � L7

��� DEBEYERS ROAD, POKOLBIN ����

T 02 4998 7660 www.grapemobile.com.au

SKYDIVE THE HUNTER VALLEY

EXPERIENCES

MAP � J2

T 02 4998 7724 www.butterflies.com.au

Butterflies Gallery is adjacent to De Iuliis Wines and Cracked Pepper Restaurant. › Paintings › Sculptures › Ceramics › Jewellery › Wood › Glass Open Fri–Wed, 10am–4.30pm (Thurs by appointment only)

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AUSTRALIAN WOODWORK HUNTER VALLEY GALLERY MAP � M11

CNR WINE COUNTRY DRIVE & FLEMING STREET, NULKABA 2325

T 02 4990 4994 E info@australianwoodwork.com.au www.australianwoodwork.com.au

One of the premier wood galleries in Australia, we specialise in fine woodcraft from native timbers by Australia’s leading craftsmen. Our range includes gifts, homewares and furniture. Open daily, 9.30am–4.30pm

OGISHI CRAFT CENTRE MAP � G9

540 WILDERNESS ROAD, LOVEDALE 2320 T 02 4998 7979 www.ogishi.com.au

POKOLBIN GALLERY � MISTLETOE SCULPTURE GARDEN MAP � F2

��� HERMITAGE ROAD, POKOLBIN ����

T 1800 055 080 E info@mistletoewines.com.au www.mistletoewines.com.au

Located in the Mistletoe Wine Cellars building, Pokolbin Gallery has a unique collection of fine art including: › Paintings in all media › Limited edition prints › Exclusive handmade jewellery › Ceramics › Glassware › Woodwork › Sculptures › Black-and-white photography When visiting Mistletoe make sure you leave enough time to take a tour of the ever-changing Sculpture Garden. Currently exhibiting over 30 external works, including Talking Heads by Col Henry, winner of the Mistletoe Sculpture Prize, October 2011 (shown below), it continues to grow as a permanent display. Marvel at works by local and distant sculptors, in materials such as stainless steel, copper, wood, ceramic, sandstone, granite and concrete. Open daily, 10am–6pm (closed Christmas Day)

Much loved by Australian glass lovers, Setsuko Ogishi’s craft centre is a glass studio, art gallery and chocolate café all in one. › Art glass › Glass-blowing lessons › Ogishi art chocolate › Glass jewellery › Ceramics › Textiles › Painting Open Fri-Mon, 11am–4pm, public holidays or by appointment

GEMS � U

MAP � J� SHOP ��, HUNTER VALLEY GARDENS VILLAGE, BROKE ROAD, POKOLBIN ����

T 02 4998 6647 E info@gems4u.com.au

Gems 4 U invites you to browse its unique and wonderful gemstone, mineral, fossil, crystal and bead collection, sourced from around the world. Gift certificates available. Open daily, 10am–5pm

WINE GLASS GALLERY MAP � J5

SHOP �, HUNTER VALLEY GARDENS VILLAGE, BROKE ROAD, POKOLBIN ����

T 02 4998 6888 E wineglassgallery@bigpond.com

Over 3,000 gifts in one gallery, including colourful wine glasses and homewares. Browse Cheryl Cusick’s original artworks, some exclusive to our gallery. Handbags, jewellery and decorator items, plus Hunter Valley and Australian souvenirs. Open daily, 10am–5pm

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Art & Crafts/Attractions

EXPERIENCES

HUNTER VALLEY GARDENS MAP � J5

2090 BROKE ROAD, POKOLBIN 2320

T 02 4998 4000 E welcome@hvg.com.au www.hvg.com.au

Winner of the Best Tourist Attraction in the Hunter Valley six years in a row, NSW Best Tourist Attraction for many years in a row and inducted into the NSW Tourism Hall of Fame, Hunter Valley Gardens is exquisite. Set over 60 acres, explore 10 stunning feature gardens and bask in the lavish array of colour and scent in the Rose Garden. Laze above the 10-metre waterfall and take in the superb views from the lookout, or step back in time with all your favourite characters in the Storybook Garden. Enjoy garden talks, school holiday activities, annual events such as our Christmas Lights Spectacular, or a casual lunch in the Garden Terrace, which is also available for weddings and functions.

“A visit to Hunter Valley Gardens is certainly not your ordinary garden experience. While some may feel it has elements of a Disneyland-style theme park, a closer look reveals that it is, in fact, an inspirational landmark that will reveal the joys of gardening to coming generations.” Cheryl Maddocks, The Sydney Morning Herald “The things that left the greatest impression were the bountiful colours of nature and the dragonflies, frogs and tadpoles that wrap this beautifully designed garden complex in a cocoon of peace and tranquillity.” John Wright, The Daily Telegraph Open daily, 9am–5pm (closed Christmas Day)

HUNTER VALLEY GARDENS VILLAGE MAP � J5

2090 BROKE ROAD, POKOLBIN 2320 T 02 4998 4000 E welcome@hvg.com.au www.hvg.com.au Hunter Valley Gardens Village is located in the heart of beautiful Hunter Valley Wine Country and features boutique specialty shops, restaurants, essential services and more. Browse through the fashion, antique and gift shops or perhaps enjoy a massage, facial or hair treatment in the salon. Stop for a coffee, Devonshire tea or an old-fashioned ice-cream cone.

During your visit have a hit on the Aqua Golf driving range, where you can win some great prizes, or bring your family and enjoy the beautifully landscaped gardens while making the most of the picnic and barbecue facilities located right next door to the fully enclosed children’s playground. Open daily, 9am–5pm (closed Christmas Day)

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EXPERIENCES

Attractions/Spas

HUNTER VALLEY ZOO

MAP � L11

138 LOMAS LANE, NULKABA 2325

T 02 4990 7714 E info@huntervalleyzoo.com.au www.huntervalleyzoo.com.au

Native and exotic animals; interactive encounters. Open daily (except Weds), 9am–4pm; daily in school holidays

POKOLBIN VILLAGE

MAP � J6 2188 BROKE ROAD, POKOLBIN 2320 T 02 4998 7670 E relax@pokolbinvillage.com.au www.pokolbinvillage.com.au

Welcome to the heart of the Hunter Valley! At Pokolbin Village we invite you to explore our range of specialty stores, dining and accommodation. Sample gourmet chocolate and cheese or your favourite drop of Hunter Valley wine, or browse the homewares, jewellery, fashion and accessories on display. Experience the relaxed and friendly dining on offer at our popular restaurant or collect fresh takeaway meals and groceries from the general store. Open daily, breakfast from 8am; shopping from 10am

TRUSTY FRIEND OR CITY SLICKER?

Download the official Wine Country iPhone app and discover your Hunter Valley personality.

THE GOLDEN DOOR ELYSIA

THOMPSONS ROAD, POKOLBIN 2320

MAP � K5

T 02 4993 8500 www.goldendoor.com.au

Indulge, relax and be pampered in the largest day spa in NSW. With more than 50 treatments to choose from, treat yourself.

TEA TREE SPA MAP � K10

@ CROWNE PLAZA HUNTER VALLEY, 430 WINE COUNTRY DRIVE, LOVEDALE 2325 T 02 4991 0959

E spa.hunter@ihg.com www.teatreespa.com.au

CHÂTEAU ÉLAN SPA

Relax your body, soothe your soul and uplift your spirits with a visit to Tea Tree Spa at Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley. Indulge in our extensive spa menu or be pampered in our Spa Sanctuary or VIP suites, perfect for couples and hens groups. Professional therapists can assist you when selecting your spa ritual, massage therapy, facial, body treatment or beauty therapy.

MAP � H7

VINTAGE DRIVE, ROTHBURY 2320

T 02 4998 2500 E thespa@chateauelan.com.au www.chateauelan.com.au

Relaxation, rejuvenation, recuperation – whatever your reason for visiting the spa at Château Élan Hunter Valley, we are dedicated to your peace of mind and physical wellbeing. Our exquisite spa, which consists of 17 beautifully appointed treatment rooms and therapists who understand care, comfort and discretion, includes an exclusive spa menu using internationally acclaimed Kerstin Florian skincare and French Thalgo products. Open daily 58

ZEN HAIR SKIN BODY SHOP �, HUNTER VALLEY GARDENS VILLAGE, BROKE ROAD, POKOLBIN ����

T 02 4998 6844 www.sublimezen.com.au

The Hunter’s premier hair and beauty salon. Come to your senses... be pampered!

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TOUR

TOURS TOUR

Discover the secrets of the Hunter Valley

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0400 427 050

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Hunter Valley

0401 827 568

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Aussie Wine Tours

Hunter Valley

0402 909 090

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215 Brighton Ave, Toronto

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A Grape X Pectations Tour

Cessnock

0405 155 456

Activity Tours Australia

Wine tours from Sydney

1800 990 457

All Around the Vines

Hunter Valley

All Hunter Wine Tours

Boutique Wine Tours

PHONE

Cheers Bus

0408 987 057

Country Trails Private Tours

0430 543 465

diVine Tours

0437 149 612 02 9436 1300

Pokolbin

Fine Wine Tours

Hall's Private Transfer Service

0431 810 548

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Heidis Hunter Valley Tours

Hunter Valley

0408 623 136

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0419 419 931

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Hunter Valley Bus & Coach

18 Gavey St, Mayfield

02 4960 8787

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Hunter Valley Cadillacs

PO Box 8, Clarence Town

02 4996 4059

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Hunter Valley Horse Riding & Carriage Tours

917 Hermitage Rd, Pokolbin

0431 337 367

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Hunter Valley Private Tours

39 Angophora Drive, Rothbury

0411 204 142

Hunter Valley Safaris

@ Blaxlands Inn, 2198 Broke Rd, Pokolbin

0458 875 502

Hunter Valley Vine Link

84 Wilderness Rd, Lovedale

02 4930 7689

Hunter Valley Wine Tasting Tours

Cessnock, Pokolbin, Rothbury, Lovedale

1800 011 103

Hunter Valley YHA Wine Tours

100 Wine Country Drive, Nulkaba

02 4991 3278

Hunter Vineyard Tours

PO Box 618, Cessnock

James’ Vineyard Tours

18 The Glade, Singleton

Rover Coaches

231 Vincent St, Cessnock

02 4990 1699 0427 001 100 (weekends)

Slattery Helicopter Charter

Cessnock Airport Terminal,  Wine Country Drive, Pokolbin 

0408 649 696

Hunter Valley Boutique Wine Tours

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02 4991 1659

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0410 462 540

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The Yellow Brick Guide

02 4990 0900

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2889 Wollombi Rd, Wollombi

0408 995 152

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Vineyard Shuttle Service & Hunter Valley Classic Carriages

02 4991 3655

Wine Country Limousines

37 Moon Mountain Drive, Mount View

02 4991 7484

Wine Country Tours

42 Thorn St, Pennant Hills

02 9484 0477

Timetravellers Motorcycle Tours & Events Two Fat Blokes Gourmet Tours

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SYDNEY PICK-UP

TOUR CHART

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TOUR

HUNTER VALLEY WINE TASTING TOURS

CESSNOCK, POKOLBIN, ROTHBURY, LOVEDALE T 1800 011 103 E info@huntervalleywinetastingtours.com.au www.huntervalleywinetastingtours.com.au

› We specialise in small personal day tours touring the Hunter Valley wineries in luxurious 14-seat Mercedes Benz minibuses › The local day tour operates every day picking you up from your Hunter Valley accommodation and another day tour departs from Sydney › Our day tour visits five local wineries/cellar doors, where you will taste a wide variety of wines › Enjoy a visit to one of the Hunter Valley Smelly Cheese Shops and try some local products › Stop for lunch at the Hunter Valley Resort, home to the Bluetongue Brewery Café and San Martino Restaurant, where there are various lunch options to choose from

› In the afternoon we stop off at one of the Hunter Valley Chocolate Company shops for some little ‘treats’ to complement your day in the Hunter Valley › Private tours for groups are available from both the Hunter Valley and Sydney Tour prices from the Hunter Valley HWT1 Wine Tour only – purchase your own lunch HWT2 Wine Tour including lunch Tours operate daily

$75 $95

SLATTERY HELICOPTER CHARTER MAP � K10

CESSNOCK AIRPORT TERMINAL, WINE COUNTRY DRIVE, POKOLBIN ���� M 0408 649 696 E deb@helicharter.com.au www.helicharter.com.au

Slattery Helicopter Charter is the Hunter Valley’s leading helicopter company, offering affordable services seven days a week. Our modern fleet of helicopters and friendly, experienced local pilots will transport you in exclusive style and comfort, ensuring you have a relaxing and memorable experience. We specialise in gentle flying techniques and offer exclusive door-to-door helicopter pick-ups from most locations. › Scenic flights starting from $70 per person › Tours including champagne breakfasts, cellar door lunches, picnic escapes, spa retreats, brewery tours and packages from Sydney

› Airport connections to all airports › Corporate, conference and special event transfers › Weddings, engagements and honeymoon transfers › Aerial film and photography › Document delivery › Interstate holiday charters and helicopter fishing safaris across Australia › Last-minute bookings available. Groups small and large are welcomed Slattery Helicopter Charter is proud to hold a 100% safety rating.

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E X P E R I E N C E A DAY YO U W I L L A LWAYS R E M E M B E R I N A P L A C E YO U W I L L N E V E R F O R G E T.

Serene beauty, breathtaking views. There’s no setting more romantic to begin your married life than the spectacular Hunter Valley. Whether you’re imagining an intimate event tucked away from the maddening crowds or a large gala celebration, the Hunter Valley has any number of venues that will suit your tastes. And with so many things to see and do in the area, your guests will look forward to your special day as much as you. Come discover what this magical area has to offer.


TOUR

VINEYARD SHUTTLE SERVICE & HUNTER VALLEY CLASSIC CARRIAGES T 02 4991 3655 M 0409 327 193 www.vineyardshuttle.com.au www.huntervalleyclassiccarriages.com.au

Winery tours, transfers or private bus charters Vineyard Shuttle Service is family owned and operated and has been thrilling visitors for years showcasing the wonders of Wine Country. › Boutique winery specialists › Daily guided winery tours including wine appreciation tours – visit wineries of your choice or let us show you the highlights › Group tours tailor-made to suit your requirements › Exclusive VIP service for two or more people › Restaurant return transfers from $15 per person › Wedding, golf, airport and bus terminal transfers › Air-conditioned minibuses and coaches › Optional olive, cheese and chocolate tastings We’re only one call away for the complete Wine Country experience!

ALL HUNTER WINE TOURS

Classic horse-drawn carriage tours The Lovett family offers you a unique opportunity to explore the wonders of Wine Country with people who know the area like no-one else. › Relax as you clip-clop your way around Pokolbin › Exclusive VIP tastings at leading Hunter Valley wineries › Enjoy cheese, olive and chocolate tastings › Weddings, private parties, formal events, group tours, special occasions and gift certificates › Our classic carriages range from our Victorian or Landau for the intimate party of two to four, to our western-themed covered wagons for larger parties › Full-day tours, half-day tours and private charters

HUNTER VALLEY BOUTIQUE WINE TOURS

MAHOGANY DRIVE, ROTHBURY ����

M 0400 427 050 www.allhunterwinetours.4t.com

All Hunter Wine tours offers a great day out at competitive prices. We have a brand-new 13-seat Toyota Commuter air-conditioned bus and we offer group tours for up to 13, or special private charter packages tailored to suit you. We visit the smaller cellar doors for personalised tasting with prices and wine styles to suit all. Your day begins around 10am, with local Pokolbin-area pick-up; we call into three cellar doors prior to lunch at a local café (at your own cost), then, after a relaxing lunch, we visit two more cellar doors, tasting olives and oils as well. The day finishes at a local cheese and chocolate shop for gelato or perhaps coffee to end the day and we’ll see you home to your accommodation at around 5pm.

M 0419 419 931 E tours@huntervalleytours.com.au www.huntervalleytours.com.au

For a personal, comprehensive yet informal wine tour experience, choose fully accredited, wine-qualified owner/operator Brian Metcalfe. Each tour includes wine tutorial and true VIP treatment. We are the small-group specialist and full- or half-day tours include gourmet food tastings, or a delicious degustation lunch with wine pairing on the Wine Indulgence tour. View us on TripAdvisor and book securely online via our website. › Tailor your own group tour › Corporate groups welcome › Detailed itineraries with wine and food matching

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HUNTER VALLEY HORSE RIDING AND CARRIAGE TOURS

HUNTER VALLEY SAFARIS MAP � J8

MAP � F2

@ BLAXLANDS INN, 2198 BROKE ROAD, POKOLBIN 2320

M 0431 337 367 E hvhorseriding@yahoo.com.au www.huntervalleycarriages.com.au

Come on a safari with us! We can arrange an array of packages to suit your needs – winery tours, horseriding, ballooning, helicopter rides, golf packages, wine tastings, whisky tastings, beer tastings, cheese and chocolate tastings, and lunch at Blaxlands Inn. We also offer airport transfers, concert transfers, wedding guest transfers, plus free pick-up and drop-off for dinner at Blaxlands Inn. Our safari vehicles seat up to 12 people. Bookings essential.

M 0458 875 502 E info@blaxlandsinn.com.au

917 HERMITAGE ROAD, POKOLBIN, ����

“A ride on the horse or a drink in the carriage, it’s fun for the kids and good for the marriage!” › Horseriding, pony rides › Full and half-day horse and carriage wine tours › Romantic tours, private charters › Wedding carriage hire › Available daily. Bookings essential

ALL AROUND THE VINES

HUNTER VALLEY M 0459 145 065 E enquiries@allaroundthevines.com.au www.allaroundthevines.com.au

We offer you a great time touring the picturesque Hunter Valley with half- and full-day wine tours for small or large groups, private tours where you can create your own itinerary, golf packages, and cheese, chocolate and olive tours. Join us for a day all around the vines. › Restaurant, social functions and airport transfers

HEIDIS HUNTER VALLEY TOURS MAP � H12

HUNTER VALLEY M 0408 623 136 E heidi@heidishuntervalley.com.au

www.heidishuntervalley.com.au

Heidis Hunter Valley Tours specialises in private tours of boutique wineries for a maximum of four guests conducted in a stylish Range Rover Sport. Each tour itinerary is custom-made and can include wineries you wish to visit or you can leave all the planning up to us. Luxury accommodation and tour packages and gift vouchers are also available.

One of the wines from one of the first Semillon vintages was selected to be placed on the table in front of Louis Napoleon at the Paris Exhibition in 1855. �HVSECRETS 64

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HUNTER VINEYARD TOURS

TWO FAT BLOKES GOURMET TOURS

M 0414 316 859 E info@twofatblokes.com.au www.twofatblokes.com.au

T 02 4991 1659 E tours@huntervineyardtours.com.au www.huntervineyardtours.com.au

Hunter Vineyard Tours is a family-owned and operated company and has carried thousands of people throughout the Hunter Valley for more than 20 years. Let us do the driving – we specialise in: › Wine tours with personal service & commentary › Conference and incentive groups › Excursions & sporting trips › Social events › Restaurant transfers › Airport transfers Bookings essential.

ALMIGHTY TRANSPORT � TRANSFERS

The Hunter Valley’s no. 1 tour operator – awarded a ‘Certificate of Excellence’ for the past three years by the world’s largest travel community TripAdvisor.com. We have a choice of three amazing full-day tours and two half-day Hunter Valley ‘snapshot’ tours, or can tailor a tour to suit your needs. Our guides are knowledgeable but light-hearted. We love our region and love to show it off and share our passion. Our late-model vehicles are custom-made to ensure your day with us is also a comfortable one. Small groups only; from 2–10 guests.

BEST TOUR

215 BRIGHTON AVENUE , TORONTO 2283

HUNTER VALLEY M 0401 827 568 E gs.at@bigpond.net.au www.amtt.net.au

M 0437 149 612 E besttour@bigpond.com www.besttour.com.au

Hunter Valley winery tours, specialising in the Lovedale wineries as well as general wine tours and private tastings. Airport transfers, concert transfers, wedding guest transfers and general charter. Guided Kurri Kurri mural tours available.

Best Tour is family-owned and operated and has been conducting the best small-group tours of the Hunter Valley vineyards since 2001. Your tour bus is modern, air conditioned and comfortable; your driver is knowledgeable and friendly. A great day out!

DIVINE TOURS

HUNTER VALLEY BUS & COACH

MAP � N7

POKOLBIN M 0414 858 671 www.divinetours.com.au

Treat yourself to a diVine day out! Gourmet Wine Tour – $135pp › 4–5 private wine tastings › Restaurant lunch with wine › Guided winery tour › Cheese & chocolate tasting Private Tour – from $55pp › Exclusive use of vehicle › Design your own itinerary › 2–24 passengers. Operating daily A GRAPE X PECTATIONS TOUR M 0405 155 456 www.grapetours.com.au

Discover the Hunter Valley’s hidden treasures with a memorable guided tour, private tour, intimate tour or exclusive tour. You couldn’t pick better...

18 GAVEY STREET, MAYFIELD 2304

T 02 4960 8787 E hvc@huntervalleycoaches.com.au www.huntervalleycoaches.com.au

For your complete bus, coach and tour experience. With more than 20 years’ industry experience, HVBCT specialises in providing you with transport for any occasion at affordable prices. Whether it’s transferring 200 wedding guests or two people on a wine tour, HVBCT will take the worry out of moving you and your guests today.

AUSSIE WINE TOURS

M 0402 909 090 E tours@aussiewinetours.com.au www.aussiewinetours.com.au

Exclusive, private, boutique (1–4 people), as featured in Australia’s Best Wine Tours.

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TOUR

FOOD FANATIC OR EDUCATED PALATE?

Download the official Wine Country iPhone app and discover your Hunter Valley personality.

HUNTER VALLEY CADILLACS MAP � E14

PO BOX 8, CLARENCE TOWN 2321 T 02 4996 4059

E cruise@huntervalleycadillacs.com.au www.huntervalleycadillacs.com.au

Private and exclusive wine tasting tours. Fun, friendly and unique, the ultimate way to enjoy the Hunter Valley. Rated 5 stars on tripadvisor.com.au Operating daily

HUNTER VALLEY PRIVATE TOURS 39 ANGOPHORA DRIVE, ROTHBURY 2320

M 0411 204 142 E glenn@huntervalleyprivatetours.com.au www.huntervalleyprivatetours.com.au

Your hosts, Glenn and Margaret Wendt. Full- and half-day personalised group or private boutique wine tours. Gourmet lunch inclusive with full-day experience. Hosted in Mercedes-Benz MPVs.

JAMES’ VINEYARD TOURS

M 0437 151 500 www.vineyardtours.com.au

Our Hunter Valley – Your unique experience Join James for a wonderful day of wine tasting. Visit a selection of our boutique cellar doors where you can share the passion of those creating great wines. Cheese, chocolate and olive oil tastings included. Group discounts and private 4WD tours available.

WINE COUNTRY TOURS

T 02 9484 0477 www.winecountrytours.com.au

WINE COUNTRY LIMOUSINES

MAP � Q8 37 MOON MOUNTAIN DRIVE, MOUNT VIEW 2325 www.winecountrylimousines.com.au T 02 4991 7484 M 0414 917 970

The luxury wine tour specialists. Thirty years of local knowledge. You may plan your own itinerary. We have a limousine for up to nine passengers and a sedan for four passengers. We cater for weddings, and restaurant and airport transfers.

CHEERS BUS

M 0408 987 057 E book@cheersbus.com www.cheersbus.com.au

Boutique winery tours for the young and young at heart.

HUNTER VALLEY VINE LINK

T 02 4930 7689 M 0411 628 752 E bradley@vinelink.com.au www.vinelink.com.au

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Small group, ‘wine expert’ hosted and flexible itinerary tour with pick-up from Sydney or within the Hunter region. Your host is Richard Everett, an oenologist (winemaker) with 37 years’ experience in the wine trade. Richard conducts the private tastings at the best and most interesting wineries. Morning tea at Peppers Guesthouse and several lunch options including Bistro Molines or Esca Bimbadgen. Private luxury car tours and hosting of larger groups on request.

HALL’S PRIVATE TRANSFER SERVICE

M 0431 810 548 E pwjkhall@hotmail.com

Personalised half or full-day wine tours for 1–4 people. Restaurant, airport, railway or cruise boat transfers. Operating daily

TIMETRAVELLERS MOTORCYCLE TOURS & EVENTS

2889 WOLLOMBI ROAD, WOLLOMBI 2325

M 0408 995 152 E info@timetravellers.com.au www.timetravellers.com.au

Royal Enfield guided motorcycle tours. › Weddings & corporate events VISITOR S GUIDE

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Briar Grillade Wollombi Tavern

02 4990 9553 02 4990 8601

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@ Tallavera Grove, 749 Mount View Rd, Mount View @ Briar Ridge Vineyard, 593 Mount View Rd, Mount View 2994 Great North Road, Wollombi

Bistro Molines

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CESSNOCK/KURRI KURRI Al Oi Thai Restaurant

17 Vincent St, Cessnock

02 4990 8666

Bread Basket

161 Lang St, Kurri Kurri

02 4936 2226

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4 Wollombi Rd, Cessnock

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@ Windsor’s Edge Vineyard, 1039 McDonalds Rd, Pokolbin @ Small Winemakers Centre, 426 McDonalds Rd, Pokolbin @ Vinden Estate, 17 Gillards Rd, Pokolbin

Black Creek Farm Blaxlands Inn

Amanda’s on the Edge

Bluetongue Brewery Café Bodega Restaurant & Bar Boy-O-Boy Café 1843 at Lindeman’s Café Enzo Café Pokolbin Hill Chez Pok Cracked Pepper Restaurant

02 4998 7900 02 4998 6800

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803 Old North Rd, Rothbury

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2198 Broke Rd, Pokolbin @ Hunter Valley Resort, Cnr Hermitage Rd & Mistletoe Lane, Pokolbin @ Grand Mercure Apartments Cypress Lakes Resort, 15 Thompsons Rd, Pokolbin @ Tempus Two, Cnr Broke & McDonalds Rds, Pokolbin @ Lindeman’s Wines, 119 McDonalds Rd, Pokolbin Cnr Broke & Ekerts Rds, Pokolbin @ Leisure Inn Pokolbin Hill, Cnr Broke & McDonalds Rds, Pokolbin Peppers Guest House, Ekerts Rd, Pokolbin

02 4998 7550 02 4998 7777 1800 061 818

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Esca Bimbadgen

@ De Iuliis Wines, 1616 Broke Rd, Pokolbin @ Drayton’s Family Wines, 555 Oakey Creek Rd, Pokolbin @ McWilliam’s Mount Pleasant, 401 Marrowbone Rd, Pokolbin @ Casaurina Estate, 1014 Hermitage Rd, Pokolbin @ Bimbadgen, 790 McDonalds Rd, Pokolbin

02 4998 4666

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2090 Broke Rd, Pokolbin

1800 800 522

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Harvest Restaurant

@ Hope Estate, 2213 Broke Rd, Pokolbin @ Mercure Resort Hunter Valley Gardens, Hunter Valley Steakhouse 2090 Broke Rd, Pokolbin @ Hermitage Lodge, Il Cacciatore Restaurant 609 McDonalds Rd, Pokolbin Oishii Japanese Thai @ Tempus Two, Cnr Broke Restaurant & McDonalds Rds, Pokolbin @ Potters Brewery Resort, Old Brickworks Brasserie Wine Country Drive, Pokolbin @ Spicers Vineyard, 555 Hermitage Rd, Restaurant Botanica Pokolbin @ Peterson House, Cnr Broke Rd & Wine Restaurant Cuvée Country Drive, Pokolbin @ Ridgeview Estate, RidgeView Restaurant & Café 273 Sweetwater Rd, Pokolbin Roberts Restaurant Halls Road, Pokolbin Cnr McDonalds & Pokolbin Mountain Rds, Robyn Drayton Wines Pokolbin @ Hunter Valley Resort, Cnr Hermitage Rd San Martino Italian Restaurant & Mistletoe Lane, Pokolbin The Beltree on Hermitage 266 Hermitage Rd, Pokolbin Hunter Valley Gardens Village, Broke Rd, The Cellar Restaurant Pokolbin @ The Vintage Golf Club, Vintage Dr, The Legends Grill Rothbury @ Tuscany Wine Estate Resort, Cnr The Mill Restaurant Hermitage Rd & Mistletoe Lane, Pokolbin The Verandah Restaurant @ Calais Estate, 151 Palmers Lane, Pokolbin @ Wynwood Estate, 310 Oakey Creek Rd, Twine Restaurant Pokolbin

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BROKE Margan Restaurant & Winery

1238 Milbrodale Rd, Broke

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02 6579 1372 WINERY/CELLAR DOOR

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Emma’s of Lovedale Harry’s at Tatler Leaves & Fishes

@ Emma’s Cottage Vineyard, 438 Wilderness Rd, Rothbury @ Tatler Wines, 477 Lovedale Rd, Lovedale

02 4998 7333

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02 4930 7832

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Magpie Café

@ Gartelmann, 701 Lovedale Rd, Lovedale

02 4930 9007

Majors Lane Restaurant

64 Majors Lane, Lovedale @ Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley, 430 Wine Country Drive, Lovedale

02 4930 7832

Redsalt Restaurant Sabor in the Hunter Dessert Bar Shakey Tables Restaurant The Olive Tree Restaurant Wandin Wine Bar & Diner

319 Wilderness Rd, Lovedale @ Hunter Country Lodge, 1476 Wine Country Drive, North Rothbury Wyndham Estate Winery, Dalwood Rd, Dalwood @ Wandin Hunter Valley, 12 Wilderness Rd, Lovedale

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737 Lovedale Rd, Lovedale @ St Clements Estate, 136 Talga Rd, Rothbury 64 Majors Lane, Lovedale

Lillino’s Bar & Trattoria

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SSS BBQ BARNS CESSNOCK

4 WOLLOMBI ROAD, CESSNOCK 2325 MAP � P10 T 02 4991 4700 E cessnock@sssbbq.com.au www.sssbbq.com.au sSs BBQ Barn… not just a steakhouse: it’s welcoming; it’s an atmosphere; it’s country right down to its cowboy boots! There is more to the sSs menu than thick, tender steaks. Great kids meals, and desserts so good they’re almost criminal. Open daily for dinner

BRIAR GRILLADE

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��� MOUNT VIEW ROAD, MOUNT VIEW 2325

T 02 4990 8601 E briargrillade@briarridge.com.au www.briarridge.com.au

Indulge your passion for food and wine with a visit to Briar Grillade @ Briar Ridge Vineyard, nestled in the foothills of beautiful Mount View. Be inspired by our fresh approach to seasonal food, served al fresco on our scenic garden terrace. Come for a quick coffee, lazy brunch or long lunch. Briar Grillade is a perfect venue for intimate weddings, corporate dinners and private parties. Relax! Enjoy! Indulge! Open Wed–Sun, from 9am

BISTRO MOLINES

749 MOUNT VIEW ROAD, MOUNT VIEW 2325

Or rather ‘hats on’ to Bistro Molines of Mount View, which was awarded one Chef’s Hat at the Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide 2012 Awards. This is the fourth year in a row that Bistro Molines has been recognised for its outstanding efforts in the regional food scene and it was joined by six other restaurants in the Hunter Valley area in being awarded this badge of distinction.

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FOLLOW US

T 02 4990 9553 www.bistromolines.com.au

Like us on Facebook for exclusive offers and competitions. facebook.com/HunterValleyWineCountry

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RIDGEVIEW RESTAURANT & CAFÉ MAP � E4

��� SWEETWATER ROAD, POKOLBIN ���� T 02 6574 7332 E dine@ridgeview.com.au www.ridgeview.com.au

Set overlooking our picturesque vineyards, RidgeView Restaurant is the perfect setting for our sumptuous Cypriot meze menu. Using only the freshest seasonal produce from our onsite organic vegetable garden, our chefs promise to satisfy even the biggest appetite. The Cypriot feast has Middle Eastern and Mediterranean influences, designed to entice the senses and enhance the flavour of our estategrown wines. Comprising at least 15 dishes over four courses, you will be treated to homemade dips such as hummus, skordalia, taramasalata and tzatziki, as well as a variety of meats from the Cypriot grill, accompanied by Cypriot salads and vegetables. For those with neither the appetite nor time, smaller, seasonally changing meals (created from the kitchen garden and local markets) as well as cheese and ploughman’s platters are available. Our RidgeView ‘taste plate’ is another way of sampling larger dishes, perfectly matched to estate-grown wines. Our casual all-day dining is sure to create a memorable experience and we cater for all dietary requirements.

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Breakfast comprises fresh free-range estate eggs from Bren’s Hens and we invite you to design your own RidgeView Big Breakfast. Why not try our mango and lime fondue with fresh fruit and biscotti? Casual al fresco dining on the verandah in the warmer months is perfect for couples, families and small groups, with a large grassed area leading to the organic kitchen garden, water feature and vineyard, while in winter, the open log fireplace creates a cosy dining experience. Morgan’s boutique coffee available Wednesday–Sunday. Free WiFi in the restaurant and cellar door. Restaurant available for private functions and weddings. Kopiaste – come, eat, enjoy! Open breakfast, Fri–Sun, 8am–11.30am (summer), 9am–11.30am (winter); lunch & dinner, Thurs–Sun, all-day dining (from midday) Cellar door (page 30) open Wed–Sun, 10am–5pm RidgeView Cottages (page 98) – luxurious, self-contained cottages

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AMANDA’S ON THE EDGE MAP � F8

1039 MCDONALDS ROAD, POKOLBIN ����

T 02 4998 7900 E dine@amandas.com.au www.amandas.com.au

Amanda’s on the Edge offers magnificent vineyard views from every table: dine by the log fire in winter, al fresco on the verandah, or at lawn tables that are ideal for families dining with young children. Savour delicious international and modern Australian seasonal

flavours, including rack of lamb, crispy-skinned duck, beef eye fillet, seared scallops, garlic prawns and more. Making a selection from the dessert menu might be the toughest choice of the day. Open nightly for dinner, 6pm–late; lunch, Fri–Mon, noon–3pm

CAFÉ ���� AT LINDEMAN’S MAP � L4

��� MCDONALDS ROAD, POKOLBIN ���� T 02 4993 3700 E cellardoor@lindemans.com.au www.lindemans.com.au

Lindeman’s was founded in 1843 by Dr Henry Lindeman and since that date Lindeman’s has been an integral part of the Hunter Valley landscape. Café 1843 is the perfect place to enjoy one of the Hunter Valley’s most historic sites combined with great local food and wine. Café 1843 features premium locally sourced produce, drawing inspiration for its extensive menu from its wholesome country surrounds. It pays homage to the great Italian tradition of feeding vineyard workers with country fare at the long vineyard table. › Extensive seasonal & regional menu › Wood-fired pizza

› Great coffee › Indoor & outdoor dining options › Child-friendly venue Café 1843 open daily, 10am–4pm. Cellar door open daily, 10am–5pm (closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day & Good Friday) “The one true purpose of wine is to bring happiness.” Dr Henry Lindeman – Founder

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HARVEST RESTAURANT MAP � J6

2213 BROKE ROAD, POKOLBIN 2320 T 02 4993 3599 E harvest@hopeestate.com.au www.harvestrestaurant.com.au Harvest Restaurant is perfectly situated in the heart of Hunter Valley Wine Country, set at the top of the Hope Estate winery. Harvest features an incredible deck overlooking the amphitheatre and surrounding vineyard, showcasing a 270-degree view over Wine Country. The delicious food is complemented by the cutting-edge design features, an open kitchen and stylish finishes. Harvest’s intimate setting spills out to the wraparound deck, perfect for al fresco dining. After your meal, feel free to enjoy a wine tasting in our cellar door and see why Hunter Valley Semillon is so famous, or taste the best-selling

“Cracker” Cabernet Merlot. The professional and friendly staff will be happy to assist you, and if you are really lucky, you might be able to get a taste of the latest release Virgin Hills – also produced by Hope Estate’s winemakers. The estate is home to The Great Cask Hall, one of the most impressive barrel rooms in the country. The hall is featured on The Farmer Wants a Wife and is surrounded by 59 enormous wine-filled casks. With its inviting ambience it’s no wonder that it has become one of the Hunter Valley’s most popular wedding and function venues.

RESTAURANT BOTANICA MAP � D2

��� HERMITAGE ROAD, POKOLBIN ���� T 02 6574 7229 E vineyardsestate@spicersgroup.com.au www.restaurantbotanica.com.au

The Hunter Valley’s freshest regional dining experience... › A passionate hospitality team led by owner/operators Mark and Belinda Stapleton › A multi-award-winning international wine list › Stunning rural vineyard and mountain views › Relaxed and comfortable dining ambience › An abundant kitchen garden with rare and organic heirloom vegetables, fruits and herbs picked daily for our menu 72

Recent Awards › 2011 & 2012 Hunter Region and National Finalist ‘Best Restaurant in a Guesthouse/Hotel’ › 2009–2012 Gourmet Traveller Wine List Awards – 2 Goblets › 2012 Hunter Region Young Achiever in Tourism Award Winner – Belinda Stapleton (Owner/Operator) Dinner experiences, Wed–Sun from 6pm. Relaxed weekend lunches, Sat & Sun 12–3pm. Private dining room available

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RESTAURANT CUVÉE MAP � J9

CNR BROKE ROAD & WINE COUNTRY DRIVE, POKOLBIN 2320

T 02 4998 7881 E cuvee@petersonhouse.com.au www.petersonhouse.com.au

Located within the beautiful sandstone building of Peterson House, Restaurant Cuvée offers modern Australian cuisine at its best. Our à la carte menu has been designed using fresh local produce and with seasonal menu changes you will be sure to find something to please your palate.

Restaurant Cuvée is also the perfect venue for weddings, private dinners and corporate functions, winning the 2012 Restaurant Wedding Caterer in Northern NSW. Open daily, breakfast, 8.30am–11am; lunch, 12pm–3pm

BLAXLANDS INN

CAFÉ ENZO

2198 BROKE ROAD, POKOLBIN 2320

CNR BROKE & EKERTS ROADS, POKOLBIN 2325

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T 02 4998 7550 E info@blaxlandsinn.com.au www.blaxlandsinn.com.au

Looking for a bite to eat, or a glass of wine, beer or a coffee? Come to Blaxlands Inn. We are famous for our country hospitality and serve wholesome and hearty, well-priced food. Try our deepdish pies or Certified Angus steaks. Dine outside under the stars or by the open fire. Our Hunter Valley wine list showcases the best of local boutique wineries. We specialise in weddings, functions and parties. Our courtesy vehicle, able to seat up to 12 people, is available for pick-up or drop-off for locals and guests in the Hunter Valley. Bookings essential, 0400 812 816. Open Wed–Sun, 12pm–9pm

T 02 4998 7233 E cafeenzo@westnet.com.au www.enzohuntervalley.com.au

Café Enzo is set in a sandstone village in the heart of the Hunter Valley and is praised for its unique ambience and enchanting courtyard. Feast on Italian delicacies with homemade and locally grown produce and Campos coffee. Our antique open fireplace, which dates back to the 1700s, will keep you warm in the winter and there’s air-conditioned comfort for those hot summer days. Operating since 1996, Enzo is a must-do when visiting Wine Country. Open daily, breakfast & lunch

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ESCA BIMBADGEN MAP � H7

��� MCDONALDS ROAD, POKOLBIN ����

T 02 4998 4666 E esca@bimbadgen.com.au www.bimbadgen.com.au

AUSTRALIAN REGIONAL FOOD STORE � CAFÉ MAP � J6

��� MCDONALDS ROAD, POKOLBIN ����

T 02 4998 6800 E australianregionalfood@westnet.com.au www.australianregionalfoods.com.au

The Australian Regional Food Store & Café is three stores in one, incorporating cellar door, all-day café and gourmet food store. Experience our fantastic showcase of clean, green Aussie produce, including our own range of jams, relishes and chutneys, as well as many other gourmet delights that truly highlight the regional diversity of Australian produce. Sample our homemade foods, make up your own picnic hamper or order a divine gourmet food and wine gift hamper. Relax in our bright and airy lounge café, which serves breakfast and lunch all day, Sprocket coffee, specialty teas and sweet treats sure to tempt your tastebuds. Dine indoors or al fresco overlooking the stunning natural bushland setting with its peaceful water views. The café offers modern and traditional Australian cuisine, and is fully licensed, serving Australian beers and wines.

Esca Bimbadgen, located within the Bimbadgen Winery, is situated high on a hill in the heart of Hunter Valley Wine Country. Dedicated to the art of food and wine matching, Esca’s modern Australian cuisine and stunning views make for a truly memorable dining experience. Esca’s contemporary design incorporates large glass windows and an open balcony to allow guests spectacular views overlooking the Bimbadgen vineyards to the Barrington Tops. Winner of 19 awards for excellence over its 13-year history within the Hunter Valley, Esca exemplifies the unique nature of a winery restaurant, rather than simply a restaurant in a winery. Open daily for lunch, from 12pm; dinner, Wed–Sat, from 6pm. Functions and private groups by appointment

› Child-friendly parents’ room › Disabled facilities › Corporate events › Offsite catering Open daily, 9am–5pm

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Entrées › Cured salmon, orange butter sauce, horseradish crème, savoury tuile › Braised Wallarobba rabbit and morel cannelloni, carrot and thyme emulsion, prune and Bimbadgen Fortified Verdelho jam Mains › Seared fillet of snapper, salad of crab, beanshoots and mint with a lime and chilli dressing › Braised Cowra lamb shank, de-boned and rolled in prosciutto, soft polenta, broad beans, raisin compote Desserts › Bimbadgen basil and vanilla bean panna cotta, strawberry and chambord sorbet, fortified jelly › “Lamington” – chocolate jelly, coconut ice, sponge crumbs, chocolate truffle sauce, vanilla cream

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THE VERANDAH RESTAURANT MAP � I8

@ CALAIS ESTATE, ��� PALMERS LANE, POKOLBIN ���� T 02 4998 7231 E info@verandahrestaurant.com.au www.verandahrestaurant.com.au

Located on the award-winning Calais Estate, The Verandah Restaurant is the ultimate in dining for those who enjoy tapas-style modern Australian food. After sampling the delights of the tapas menu, try one of our sensational signature desserts, soft-centred chocolate soufflés, with a choice of four flavours: chocolate, Grand Marnier and pistachio, chilli chocolate, and Kahlua and hazelnut. The service at The Verandah Restaurant is first-class and the setting sheer beauty. Group bookings are welcome and offsite catering is available. For more menu options, special events and much more, please visit our website. Open for lunch & dinner, Thurs–Sun

310 OAKEY CREEK ROAD, POKOLBIN 2320

T 02 4998 7449 E bookings@twinerestaurant.com.au www.twinerestaurant.com.au

Twine Restaurant at Wynwood Estate is the ultimate for those who enjoy Modern Australian food with a twist. Enjoy our signature Singapore chilli mud crab, our half-dozen oysters six different ways or, for something sweet, try our raspberry semifreddo. Overlooking the picturesque vineyards, Twine Restaurant spills out onto a rose-trimmed courtyard, perfect for lunch in the sunshine or evening cocktails under the stars. For the ultimate dining experience, we have one of the Hunter Valley’s most elegant private dining rooms available for use. This stunning location also boasts all the qualities for the perfect wedding, corporate event or special occasion. We welcome group bookings and offsite catering is also available. For further details and sample menu, please visit our website. Open daily for lunch; dinner à la carte, Fri & Sat; ‘Fireside Dining’, Sun

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EMERSON’S AT POKOLBIN

HUNTER VALLEY STEAKHOUSE MAP � J6

MAP � H� ���� HERMITAGE ROAD, POKOLBIN ���� T 02 4998 7733 E emersonsatpokolbin@gmail.com www.emersonsatpokolbin.com

2090 BROKE ROAD, POKOLBIN 2320

Established in 1982, Emerson’s at Pokolbin has one of the most iconic dining rooms in the Hunter Valley. Award-winning owner and head chef Emerson Rodriguez, and his wife Samantha, have given the restaurant a new lease of life. With an elegant country atmosphere it makes it easy to relax and enjoy your intimate dining experience. › Best New Restaurant, Restaurant & Catering Awards 2011 Open for tapas lunch Thurs–Mon; contemporary modern Australian dinner & degustation option Thurs–Sat

The Hunter Valley Steakhouse offers relaxed and affordable dining in an atmosphere of refined country style. Executive chef Jean Marc Pollet has created a menu that features the highest quality local grain- and pasture-fed beef, a perfect match to Hunter Valley Shiraz. Although featuring quality beef, lovers of seafood and pasta will not be disappointed, with a large range of enticing dishes to choose from. Open Mon–Fri, 5.30pm–9pm; Sat & Sun, 12pm–9pm

CHEZ POK

ROBERTS RESTAURANT

PEPPERS GUEST HOUSE, EKERTS ROAD, POKOLBIN ����

HALLS ROAD, POKOLBIN ����

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T 02 4998 2000 E reservations@mercurehuntervalley.com.au www.mercurehuntervalley.com.au

MAP � K8

T 02 4993 8999 E chezpok@peppers.com.au www.chezpok.com.au

T 02 4998 7330 E roberts@towerestate.com www.robertsrestaurant.com

Indulge in one of the best gourmet experiences in the region at the multi-award-winning Hunter Valley institution, Chez Pok. Enjoy sweeping views from the restaurant’s setting on the Peppers Guest House estate at the base of the Brokenback Range. Let Chez Pok take you on a taste-laden journey of a great food and wine-producing region. On the terrace or at a fireside table for two, it’s a wonderful dining experience. Open daily for breakfast & dinner; lunch, Sat & Sun

Roberts Restaurant is a unique and memorable dining experience that has a reputation as the Hunter Valley’s finest. Located among the vineyards in a National Trust slab cottage dating from 1876 and filled with antiques, Roberts offers charm, elegance and a sense of history. Combine this unique dining experience with a wine tasting at the renowned Tower Estate; this is Australian food and wine at its best. Open nightly for dinner; lunch, Sat & Sun

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Pokolbin

DINE

BISTRO VINDEN MAP � I5

� VINDEN ESTATE, �� GILLARDS ROAD, POKOLBIN ����

T 02 4998 7410 www.vindenestate.com.au

THE MILL RESTAURANT MAP � F2

@ TUSCANY WINE ESTATE RESORT, CNR HERMITAGE ROAD & MISTLETOE LANE, POKOLBIN ���� T 02 4998 7288 www.tuscanywinestate.com.au

Bistro Vinden offers diners the opportunity to enjoy an al fresco lunch on the terrace overlooking our estate vineyard. The seasonal menu is an eclectic compilation of foods, with a distinct focus on high-quality meals with incredible depth of flavour. Food is matched with highly awarded Vinden Estate Wines, which are available for tasting at the cellar door. Bistro Vinden open Sat & Sun, 12pm–3pm. Cellar door open Wed–Sun, 10am–5pm

With a menu that changes seasonally, a predominantly Hunter Valley wine list and views from every table of vineyards and the mountain range, experience the flavours of Tuscany melded with Modern Australian cuisine at The Mill Restaurant. Perfect for long lunches or a romantic dinner, as well as for weddings and large groups, we offer a children’s menu, vegetarian options and takeaway – reservations are recommended. The Mill Restaurant open daily for breakfast from 8am & dinner from 6.30pm; lunch Sat & Sun from 12.30pm. Brokenback Bar open daily for al fresco dining from noon.

BLACK CREEK FARM MAP � E8

803 OLD NORTH ROAD, ROTHBURY 2320

T 02 4938 3484 E eat@blackcreekfarm.com.au www.blackcreekfarm.com.au

BLUETONGUE BREWERY CAFÉ

Black Creek Farm offers good food, simply cooked, in a relaxed atmosphere. A quirky, old farmhouse in the middle of our private vineyard offers a truly special location to share a meal among friends. See you soon! The Team at The Farm.

MAP � F� � HUNTER VALLEY RESORT, HERMITAGE ROAD, POKOLBIN ����

T 02 4998 7777 E brewery@HunterResort.com.au www.huntervalley.com.au

Enjoy the best of both worlds at the Bluetongue Brewery Café, with picturesque outdoor spaces and air-conditioned casual dining inside. Try six of the best brews on the beer-tasting paddle and enjoy cool tunes and the pool table. › Wine Theatre, 11am and 2pm › Groups and children welcome Bar open daily, 10am–late; café open 12pm–5pm; dinner from 6pm

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DRIVE?

Let the Visitor Information Centre organise a dinner shuttle service. For bookings and details, call 49 900 900.

ELIZABETH’S MAP � N5

401 MARROWBONE ROAD, POKOLBIN 2320 T 02 4998 7505 E elizabeths@mcwilliamswines.com.au www.mountpleasantwines.com.au

Elizabeth’s restaurant is open daily for indoor and al fresco breakfast, lunch, morning and afternoon tea, with McWilliam’s wines available by the glass or bottle. Available for functions and weddings. Bookings required for groups. Open daily, breakfast, 8.30am–11.30am; lunch, 11.30am–3.30pm

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CRACKED PEPPER RESTAURANT

IL CACCIATORE RESTAURANT

1616 BROKE ROAD, POKOLBIN 2320

@ HERMITAGE LODGE, ��� MCDONALDS ROAD, POKOLBIN ����

Seasonal menus focused on local, sustainably produced and organic ingredients, served in a casually elegant and relaxed dining room. Adjacent to Butterflies Gallery and de Iuliis Wines. Open for brunch, Sat & Sun; lunch, Fri–Tues; dinner, Wed–Sat, from 6pm, or by arrangement

Il Cacciatore Restaurant offers Northern Italian-inspired cuisine using fresh local and imported ingredients. Long a favourite with visitors and locals alike, dine in a relaxed, casual atmosphere with friendly, attentive service. Takeaway pizzas and pastas available daily from 5pm. Open nightly from 6pm

MAP � J2

MAP � I7

T 02 4998 7076 E dine@cracked-pepper.com.au www.cracked-pepper.com.au

T 02 4998 7639 E info@hermitagelodge.com.au www.hermitagelodge.com.au

Chris Elfes

THE CELLAR RESTAURANT MAP � J5

THE LEGENDS GRILL MAP � H7

HUNTER VALLEY GARDENS VILLAGE, BROKE ROAD,

POKOLBIN 2320 T 02 4998 7584 E thecellar@bigpond.com

@ THE VINTAGE GOLF CLUB, VINTAGE DRIVE, ROTHBURY ����

2011 Winner – Contemporary Australian Restaurant, Informal Dining. Centrally located in the heart of Pokolbin, The Cellar Restaurant delivers award-winning modern Australian cuisine in a unique indoor garden setting. Dine by the open fire in winter, or in the summer months our wisteria-surrounded courtyard is a haven for a leisurely meal with friends. Open for lunch, Mon–Sat, 12–3pm; dinner, Mon–Fri, 6.30–9pm, Sat 6–9pm

With the largest selection of famous Australian steaks at the finest location in the Valley, it’s no wonder Legends is the most talked about grill this side of Pokolbin. Boasting a friendly relaxed atmosphere with uninterrupted views of the Greg Norman-designed championship golf course and Brokenback Range, sit back and enjoy a legendary dining experience. Open daily

www.the-cellar-restaurant.com.au

T 02 4998 2213 E dining@thevintage.com.au www.thevintage.com.au

THE BELTREE ON HERMITAGE

MAP � C2 ��� HERMITAGE ROAD, POKOLBIN ���� T 02 6574 7216 E info@beltree.com.au www.beltree.com.au

ROBYN DRAYTON WINES

MAP � M4 CNR MCDONALDS & POKOLBIN MOUNTAIN ROADS, POKOLBIN 2325 T 02 4998 7523 E cellardoor@robyndraytonwines.com.au

www.robyndraytonwines.com.au

Famous for Devonshire teas, coffees, cakes, cheese and antipasto platters, light lunches, wine by the glass and beer. Relax on the wide, covered verandah overlooking vines. Open daily 78

› Contemporary Italian trattoria › Ever-changing chalkboard menu › Eclectic wine list Boutique weddings, private occasions and intimate celebrations any time, by appointment. Open for lunch, Fri–Sun; dinner, Fri & Sat, plus dinner Sun & lunch Mon on long weekends

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DINE

SAN MARTINO ITALIAN RESTAURANT MAP � F2

@ HUNTER VALLEY RESORT, HERMITAGE ROAD, POKOLBIN ����

T 02 4998 7777 E SanMartino@HunterResort.com.au www.hunterresort.com.au

An authentic Italian dish starts with the best flour and the best-quality garden-fresh local produce. Sounds simple right? At San Martino we make all our own pasta and sauces from scratch in the traditional Italian way. Matched to wines from our award-winning wine list, this is a truly authentic Italian experience – bellissimo! › Groups welcome › Bookings essential Open nightly for dinner, from 6pm

LEAVES AND FISHES MAP � H12

��� LOVEDALE ROAD, LOVEDALE ����

T 02 4930 7400 E eat@leavesandfishes.com www.leavesandfishes.com

Leaves and Fishes is the unique dining alternative, with our proven fresh, smart and simple approach… stylish, relaxed surroundings and fabulous food. Leaves and Fishes – a balance of what’s good. Open for lunch, Wed–Sun; dinner, Fri & Sat

MARGAN RESTAURANT & WINERY MAP � I0

1238 MILBRODALE ROAD, BROKE 2330

T 02 6579 1372 E cellardoor@margan.com.au www.margan.com.au

The complete food and wine experience! Modern Mediterraneaninspired cuisine sourced locally and from the Margan kitchen garden matched with estate-grown, estate-made premium wines. › “Sustainable agri-dining at its best.” SMH Good Food Guide › Top 10 Best NSW Regional Restaurants 2012, Gourmet Traveller › Best Restaurant NSW Tourism Awards 2010, 2011, 2012 › Best Restaurant, Hunter Tourism Awards 2010, 2011, 2012 › Best Regional Wine List of the Year, SMH Good Food Guide 2011 Open lunch & dinner, Fri & Sat; breakfast & lunch, Sun WINERY + TASTINGS + RESTAURANT + WEDDINGS + EVENTS

Western settlers first discovered the Hunter Valley in 1797, accidentally, during a search for escaped convicts. �HVSECRETS

SHAKEY TABLES RESTAURANT MAP � E9

@ HUNTER COUNTRY LODGE, ���� WINE COUNTRY DRIVE, NORTH ROTHBURY ��35 T 02 4938 1744 www.shakeytables.com.au

Award-winning contemporary cuisine matched with fine wines provides a unique dining experience in this colourful and creative ambient space. › 2009 Hunter Region Restaurant of the Year › Modern Australian Restaurant of the Year 2001–2009 › Functions and private groups by arrangement › Accommodation available onsite Open for lunch, Sat & Sun; dinner nightly, from 6.30pm Reservations required

LILLINO’S BAR & TRATTORIA

136 TALGA ROAD, ROTHBURY 2320 T 02 4930 7799

MAP � F12

www.stclementsestates.com.au

Traditional Sardinian food, estate-grown wines and the best views in the Hunter Valley. Open lunch & dinner, Thurs–Mon

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MAJORS LANE RESTAURANT MAP � H12

64 MAJORS LANE, LOVEDALE 2325

T 02 4930 7832 E majorslane@bigpond.com www.majorslane.com

Majors Lane Restaurant takes the term ‘regional cuisine’ to a new level. Seasonal menus showcase produce from our own livestock and charcuterie range, free-range poultry and game from local farms together with wild-caught seafood from our nearby coastline. Stunning vineyard location, friendly service and indoor/ outdoor dining. Dinner nightly

SABOR IN THE HUNTER DESSERT BAR MAP � G10

��� WILDERNESS ROAD, LOVEDALE 2320

T 1300 958 850 E enquiries@casadesabor.com.au www.saborinthehunter.com.au

The Valley’s newest sweet spot, offering the region’s largest range of desserts paired with wines and dessert wines. Indulge in our multiaward-winning Portuguese Chocolate Mousse, decadent cakes, handmade chocolates and macarons: an experience you’ll never forget. Gluten-free range; limited light lunches and barista-made coffee to enjoy on our al fresco patio or to take away. Open Fri & Sat, 10am– 10pm; Sun, 10am–6pm; Mon, school & public hols only, 10am–4pm

EMMA’S OF LOVEDALE

MAP � G9 438 WILDERNESS ROAD, LOVEDALE/ROTHBURY 2320 T 02 4998 7333 E lapiazza1@bigpond.com www.emmasoflovedale.com.au

Modern European cuisine with unpretentious pricing. Try authentic Swiss Bircher muesli, eggs Benedict or the traditional Bavarian Pan, which will certainly satisfy hearty appetites. Open for breakfast, Sat & Sun from 8am; lunch, Thurs–Sun; dinner, Thurs–Sat

REDSALT RESTAURANT

@CROWNE PLAZA HUNTER VALLEY, MAP � K10 430 WINE COUNTRY ROAD, LOVEDALE 2325 T 02 4991 0900

E redsalt.hunter@ihg.com www.crowneplazahuntervalley.com.au

THE OLIVE TREE RESTAURANT MAP � B13

WYNDHAM ESTATE WINERY, DALWOOD ROAD, DALWOOD VIA BRANXTON ���� T 02 4938 1831 E info@olivetreerestaurant.com.au

LOVEDALE SMOKEHOUSE CAFÉ

64 MAJORS LANE, LOVEDALE 2325

T 02 4930 7832 E majorslane@bigpond.com www.majorslane.com

Enjoy our range of house-made charcuterie in a relaxed vineyard setting. Lunch, Fri–Mon 80

MAP � H12

www.olivetreerestaurant.com.au

Our unique combination of rustic Mediterranean cuisine served on beautiful antique crockery in a stylish country setting makes The Olive Tree Restaurant an ideal place for a leisurely weekend lunch or breakfast. Our shady outdoor tables offer captivating views of manicured vineyards and the tranquillity of the meandering Hunter River. Open for breakfast, Sun from 10am; lunch, Sat & Sun VISITOR S GUIDE

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Redsalt at Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley is the hotel’s signature restaurant and is set against expansive views over the golf course, pool and surrounds. Sample the exceptional à la carte menu of premium grill selections, utilising the region’s best-quality produce matched with an extensive wine list. Open daily for breakfast & dinner


Resorts/Hotels

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15 Thompsons Rd, Pokolbin

1800 061 818

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Harrigan’s Irish Pub and Accommodation Broke Rd, Pokolbin

1800 800 522

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Hermitage Lodge

609 McDonalds Rd, Pokolbin

02 4998 7639

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Hunter Country Lodge

1476 Wine Country Drive, North Rothbury

02 4938 1744

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Hunter Valley Hotel Academy

McLeod Rd, Kurri Kurri

02 4936 0341

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Hunter Valley Resort

Cnr Hermitage Rd & Mistletoe Lane, Pokolbin

02 4998 7777

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Leaves & Fishes

737 Lovedale Rd, Lovedale

02 4930 7400

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Leisure Inn Pokolbin Hill

Cnr Broke & McDonalds Rds, Pokolbin

02 4998 7000

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Mercure Resort Hunter Valley Gardens

Cnr Broke & McDonalds Rds, Pokolbin

02 4998 2000

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Peppers Guest House

Ekerts Rd, Pokolbin

02 4993 8999

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Pokolbin Village

2188 Broke Rd, Pokolbin

02 4998 7670

Potters Hotel Brewery Resort

Wine Country Drive, Nulkaba

02 4991 7922

Quest Maitland

1 Ken Tubman Drive, Maitland

The Sebel Kirkton Park Hunter Valley

336 Oakey Creek Rd, Pokolbin

Tonic Hotel

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Grand Mercure Apartments Cypress Lakes Resort

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02 4998 2500

430 Wine Country Drive, Lovedale

WINERY

Vintage Drive, Rothbury

Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley

SWIMMING POOL

Château Élan at The Vintage

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02 4998 7680

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251 Talga Rd, Lovedale

02 4930 9999

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Tower Lodge

Halls Rd, Pokolbin

02 4998 7022

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Tuscany Wine Estate Resort

Cnr Hermitage Rd & Mistletoe Lane, Pokolbin

02 4998 7288

Accommodation@Wandin

12 Wilderness Rd, North Rothbury

02 4930 9888

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Adina Vineyard Accommodation

492 Lovedale Rd, Lovedale

02 4930 7473

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Amelies on Pokolbin Mountain

338 Pokolbin Mountains Rd, Pokolbin

02 4998 7712

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Araluen Mistletoe Cottage

108 Mistletoe Lane, Pokolbin

02 4998 7567

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Belford Cabins

659 Hermitage Rd, Pokolbin

02 6574 7100

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Bellbird & Swallows

Lewis Lane, Mount View, near Millfield

0414 786 705

Beltana Villas

186 Old North Rd, Pokolbin

0448 867 114

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Berenbell Vineyard Retreat

60 Mistletoe Lane, Pokolbin

02 4998 7468

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Billabong Moon

393 Hermitage Rd, Pokolbin

02 6574 7290

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Bimbadeen Estate

Mount View Rd, Mount View

02 4990 1577

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Bimbadgen Homestead & Cottage

790 McDonalds Rd, Pokolbin

02 4998 4600

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Blackthorn Hill Retreat

148 Old North Rd, Pokolbin

0420 901 006

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Blackwattle Luxury Retreats

169 Talga Rd, Lovedale

02 4930 7449

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Blue Cliff Retreat

15 Blue Cliff Rd, Pokolbin

0488 881 100

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Bracken Ridge Villas

447 Old North Rd, Pokolbin

0401 288 840

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Broken View Estate

547 Old North Rd, Pokolbin

0400 112 341

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Buffs at Pokolbin

47 Coulson Rd, Pokolbin

02 4998 7636

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Cam-Way Estate

Campbells Lane, Pokolbin

02 4998 7655

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Capers Cottage

2859 Wollombi Rd, Wollombi

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Casa La Vina

657 McDonalds Rd, Pokolbin

Cedar Creek Vineyard Cottages

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1840 Wollombi Rd, Cedar Creek

02 4998 1576

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Cedars Mount View

60 Mitchells Rd, Mount View

02 4990 9009

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Chez Vous Villas

148 DeBeyers Rd, Pokolbin

02 4998 7300

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Clydes at Mount View

27 King Rd, Mount View

0414 294 840

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Coopers Shoot

88 Hill St, Broke

0418 470 203

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636 Lovedale Rd, Lovedale

02 4930 7938

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Cottages on Mount View

1329 Mount View Rd, Mount View

02 4990 8989

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Dandaloo Cottages

100 Green Lane, Lovedale

0419 200 017

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Deja Vu Estate

280 Old North Rd, Pokolbin

02 6574 7178

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Emma’s Cottage Vineyard

438 Wilderness Rd, Lovedale

02 4998 7734

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Englewood Ridge

65 Talga Rd, Lovedale

0417 287 345

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Gemelli Estate

168 Palmers Lane, Pokolbin

02 4998 7910

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Ghost Riders Vineyard Lodge

535 Hermitage Rd, Pokolbin

0412 522 779

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Glen Ayr Cottages

776 DeBeyers Rd, Pokolbin

02 4998 7784

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Grand Mercure The Vintage

Vintage Drive, Rothbury

02 4998 2222

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Grapevines Boutique Accommodation

1941 Broke Rd, Pokolbin

02 4998 6766

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Grasmere Estate

62 Lomas Lane, Lovedale

0439 000 050

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Gundog Hunter’s Retreat

101 McDonalds Rd, Pokolbin

02 4998 6873

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Holman Estate

Lot 3, 173 Gillards Rd, Pokolbin

0488 881 100

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Hunter Hideaway Cottages

234 Tuckers Lane, North Rothbury

0408 499 557

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Ironbark Country Cottages

96 Olsen Rd, Lovedale

02 4991 6011

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Kinsale Cottage

551 DeBeyers Rd, Pokolbin

0412 931 191

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Krinklewood Cottage/Trains

333 Palmers Lane, Pokolbin

0428 277 276

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Lilies Cottage

60 Majors Lane, Lovedale

0408 623 136

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Lillians on Lovedale

356 Lovedale Rd, Lovedale

02 4990 6958

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Littles Wine Lodge

270 Palmers Lane, Pokolbin

02 4998 7626

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Lovedale Lodge

197 Londons Rd, Lovedale

02 4384 3394

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Madigan Vineyard

504 Wilderness Rd, Rothbury

02 4998 7815

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Manzanilla Ridge

442 Talga Rd, Rothbury

02 4930 9082

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Misty Glen Cottage

293 Deasys Rd, Pokolbin

02 4998 7781

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Mount View Lodges

839 Mount View Rd, Cnr Bimbadeen Rd, Mount View

0419 479 001

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Mystwood Retreats

117 Milsons Arm Rd, Wollombi

02 4998 3234

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North Lodge Cottages

198 Old North Rd, Pokolbin

02 6574 7259

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Old Hillside Homestead

493 Marrowbone Rd, Pokolbin

02 4998 7504

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Old Talga Vines Vineyard Escape

269 Talga Rd, Lovedale

0432 179 505

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Olive Grove Cottages

576 Hermitage Rd, Pokolbin

02 6574 7080

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Peacock Hill Vineyard Lodge

29 Palmers Lane, Pokolbin

02 4998 7661

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Possum’s Retreat

Lot 11, 621 McDonalds Rd, Pokolbin

02 4991 3166

RidgeView Cottages

273 Sweetwater Rd, Pokolbin

0419 475 221

Serenity Grove

556 Milbrodale Rd, Broke

02 6579 1444

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Somewhere Unique

Narone Creek Rd, Wollombi

02 4998 3257

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Stay@Warraroong Estate

247 Wilderness Rd, Lovedale

02 4930 7594

Talga Estate

307 Talga Rd, Rothbury

02 4930 7100

Tallowwood Mount View

147 Mount Bright Rd, Mount View

02 4991 7696

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Tatler Vineyard Accommodation

477 Lovedale Road, Lovedale

02 4930 9139

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Tellace Wines

356 Tuckers Lane, North Rothbury

02 4928 7173

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The Artist Cottage @ Ogishi Craft Centre

540 Wilderness Rd, Rothbury

02 4998 7979

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The Grange on Hermitage

820 Hermitage Rd, Pokolbin

02 4998 7388

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The Hunter Habit

@ Rothvale Winery, 223 Deasys Rd, Pokolbin

02 4998 7290

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The Vintry

780 DeBeyers Rd, Pokolbin

02 4998 6825

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The Woods @ Pokolbin

107 Halls Rd, Pokolbin

02 4998 7368

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Valley View Cottage

605 Old North Rd, Pokolbin

0418 262 990

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Verona Vineyard

426 McDonalds Rd, Pokolbin

02 4998 7284

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Villa Siena

96B Mistletoe Lane, Pokolbin

0430 053 021

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Vineyard Hill Retreat

Lovedale Rd, Lovedale

02 4990 4166

$$$

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Wattle-Wilde Country Hideaway

154 Londons Rd, Lovedale

0407 559 917

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Whispering Brook

165 Hill St, Broke

02 6579 1386

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Wild Edge Retreat

260 Craft Rd, Wollombi

02 4998 3304

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Windsor’s Edge

1039 McDonalds Rd, Pokolbin

02 4998 7737

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Wirral Grange Vineyard & Cottage

168 Lomas Lane, Lovedale

02 4991 2874

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Woodlane Cottages

45 McCarthy Rd, via Lomas Lane, Nulkaba

02 4991 3762

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Woolshed Hill Estate

342 Deasys Rd, Pokolbin

02 4998 7685

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Arcadian Retreat

3868 Great North Rd, Laguna

02 4998 8085

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Bluebush Estate

196 Wilderness Rd, Lovedale

02 4930 7177

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Carriages Boutique Hotel & Vineyard

112 Halls Rd, Pokolbin

02 4998 7591

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Elfin Hill

250 Marrowbone Rd, Pokolbin

02 4998 7543

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Getaway Inn Hunter Valley

97 Wine Country Drive, Cnr Austral St, Nulkaba

02 4990 6222

Grays Inn

2884 Wollombi Rd, Wollombi

02 4998 3483

Greta Main Pay Office Guest House

988 Wollombi Rd, Greta Main, Cessnock

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02 4998 3254 02 4998 3286

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Hill Top Country Guesthouse

288 Talga Rd, Rothbury

02 4930 7111

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Nirvana Vista Resort

Lot 3, Sweetwater Rd, Pokolbin

0409 461 711

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Peppers Convent

Halls Rd, Pokolbin

02 4998 4999

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Spicers Vineyards Estate

555 Hermitage Rd, Pokolbin

02 6574 7229

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Splinters Guest House

617 Hermitage Rd, Pokolbin

02 6574 7118

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Thistle Hill Guesthouse

591 Hermitage Rd, Pokolbin

02 6574 7217

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Australia Hotel Motel

136 Wollombi Rd, Cessnock

1800 104 010

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Cessnock Motel

13 Allandale Rd, Cessnock

02 4990 2699

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Kurri Motor Inn

313 Lang St, Kurri Kurri

02 4937 2222

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Station Hotel/Motel Kurri Kurri

26 Coronation St, Kurri Kurri

02 4936 0700

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Windarra Lodge

266 DeBeyers Rd, Pokolbin

02 4998 7648

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Wine Country Motor Inn

5 Darwin St, Cessnock

02 4993 2999

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Abelia House Bed and Breakfast

745 Lovedale Rd, Lovedale

02 4930 7118

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Avoca House B & B

2683 Wollombi Rd, Wollombi

02 4998 3233

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Bimbadeen Mountain Retreat

37 Moon Mountain Drive, Mount View

02 4991 7484

$$$

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Blueberry Hill Vineyard

999 McDonalds Rd, Pokolbin

02 4998 7295

$$

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Brilex Park B & B

1214 Leggetts Drive, Mount Vincent

0438 505 045

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Danica House Bed & Breakfast

119 Wine Country Drive, Nulkaba

02 4991 4893

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Lochinvar House

1204 New England Highway, Lochinvar

02 4930 7873

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Rosedale Bed & Breakfast

377 Lovedale Rd, Lovedale

02 4990 9537

$$$

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BIG4 Valley Vineyard Tourist Park

137 Mount View Rd, Cessnock

02 4990 2573

Hunter Valley YHA

100 Wine Country Drive, Nulkaba

02 4991 3278

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Resorts/Hotels

STAY

CROWNE PLAZA HUNTER VALLEY MAP � K10

430 WINE COUNTRY DRIVE, LOVEDALE 2325 T 02 4991 0900 E reservations.hunter@ihg.com www.crowneplazahuntervalley.com.au Appreciate Wine Country’s ambience with deluxe accommodation and picturesque views at Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley. Charmingly located with easy access to wineries and attractions on Wine Country Drive, Lovedale, Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley provides a favourable choice for a carefree break or stimulating meeting. The hotel features deluxe rooms and spa suites, as well as two- and threebedroom villas providing generous space to relax. Rejuvenate with a spa treatment at Tea Tree Spa, enjoy a round of golf on our 18-hole course or relax in the 25-metre outdoor heated pool, while the kids are entertained in our complimentary kids’ club.

Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley’s restaurants and bars are no exception to the region’s exquisite cuisine and wine reputation. The hotel’s signature restaurant, Redsalt, has a delectable menu showcasing the Hunter’s best produce and wines, set against a backdrop of magnificent views of the pool and golf course. Enjoy a drink with friends in the lounge, well known for having one of Australia’s largest whisky collections.

CHÂTEAU ÉLAN AT THE VINTAGE

HARRIGAN’S IRISH PUB AND ACCOMMODATION

VINTAGE DRIVE, ROTHBURY 2320

BROKE ROAD, POKOLBIN ����

MAP � H7

MAP � J5

T 02 4998 2500 E reservations@chateauelan.com.au www.chateauelan.com.au

T 1800 800 522 E enquiries@harrigans.com.au www.harrigans.com.au

If you are searching for the serenity of a true resort sanctuary, look no further than Château Élan at The Vintage, widely considered to be the Hunter Valley’s luxury destination spa hotel. This award-winning hotel offers a selection of luxurious suites, rooms and villas, all with breathtaking views over a championship golf course. It is the perfect place to escape, re-energise or relax.

At the heart of the Hunter Valley, close to many wineries and events, Harrigan’s is the perfect place to stay. Spectacular gardens, vineyards and mountains surround 48 spacious guest rooms and suites. Great for couples, groups and families; relax around the pool, kick back in the pub or taste some local wines at Harrigan’s Cellars. Call in and enjoy the good times at Harrigan’s! › TAB › Dining › ATM › Live entertainment

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HUNTER VALLEY RESORT MAP � F2

LEISURE INN POKOLBIN HILL

CNR HERMITAGE ROAD � MISTLETOE LANE, POKOLBIN ����

T 02 4998 7777 E stay@hunterresort.com.au www.hunterresort.com.au

Featuring wonderful four-star rooms with timber cathedral ceilings, the Hunter Valley Resort is nestled deep within 40-yearold vineyards and overlooks Wine Country. Home to everything you are looking for in the Hunter Valley, the resort offers: › Daily vineyard/winery tours › Hunter Wine Theatre sessions, 11am & 2pm › Horse and carriage tours and horseriding › Bluetongue Brewery Café › Cooking schools › Hunter Valley Wine School & Hunter Wine Theatre › San Martino Italian Restaurant › Massage centre › Pool table, 3km walking/jogging track, swimming pool, tennis courts, spa and mountain bikes

PEPPERS GUEST HOUSE

T 02 4998 7000 E pokolbin@staywellgroup.com www.leisureinnhotels.com

Leisure Inn Pokolbin Hill is set on 25 acres of tranquillity in the heart of Hunter Valley Wine Country. Enjoy our studio, one- or two-bedroom apartments that are sprawled across the landscaped gardens of the property. Guests are welcome to relax by the hotel’s swimming pool, play tennis, have a barbecue or dine at the onsite Café Pokolbin Hill.

POTTERS HOTEL BREWERY RESORT

MAP � J4

EKERTS ROAD, POKOLBIN 2320

MAP � M11

T 02 4993 8999 E guesthouse@peppers.com.au www.peppers.com.au/guest-house

WINE COUNTRY DRIVE, NULKABA ����

Discover the Hunter Valley at its most relaxed, surrounded by the sweeping lawns, lake and vineyard vistas of Peppers Guest House, one of the region’s most loved retreats. Bring an appetite for fine gourmet experiences and a desire to rejuvenate with an indulgent escape to a place where you will be completely looked after. With the charm of fine country accommodation and the superb onsite restaurant, Chez Pok, you’ll experience the Hunter Valley at its best.

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MAP � J6

CNR BROKE & MCDONALDS ROADS, POKOLBIN 2320

T 02 4991 7922 www.pottershbr.com.au

Set in the heart of Hunter Valley Wine Country, Potters offers a range of accommodation to suit everyone’s needs. The perfect setting for your upcoming family holiday, short break, business trip, celebration or wedding. Relax and unwind around the pools or in the heated spa, play a game of tennis or boules, or simply take it easy with a stroll around the grounds. Recharge with a hearty meal in our famous brasserie or a tasty snack in our new brewery bar and enjoy our 2pm Sunday check-out. Once you arrive, you’ll never want to leave.

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HUNTER COUNTRY LODGE

STAY

THE SEBEL KIRKTON PARK HUNTER VALLEY

MAP � E9

MAP � M7

���� WINE COUNTRY DRIVE, NORTH ROTHBURY ����

T 02 4938 1744 E stay@huntercountrylodge.com.au www.huntercountrylodge.com.au

��� OAKEY CREEK ROAD, POKOLBIN ����

Tucked away on 100 acres of bushland, deep within a working vineyard, Hunter Country Lodge has 16 ensuite rooms with vineyard views, a swimming pool, entertainment deck and BBQ. Imagine waking up to birdsong and grazing kangaroos. The lodge is also home to Shakey Tables, Hunter Region Restaurant of the Year/Modern Australian Restaurant of the year 2001–2009. Open for dinner nightly, from 6.30pm; lunch, Sat & Sun

T 02 4998 7680 E reservations_H8797@accorpacific.net www.sebelhuntervalley.com.au

Nestled within the foothills of the Brokenback Range, The Sebel Kirkton Park is set on 40 acres of beautifully manicured gardens and gently rolling grounds. The stylish hotel combines the elegance of a bygone era with all the comforts and luxuries of a contemporary lifestyle, making it the perfect retreat at which to unwind and reconnect.

NATURAL BEAUTY SPOTS For breathtaking views across the Hunter Valley, head up to Mount Bright Lookout (Map 1 P7), Bimbadeen Lookout (Map 1 P7) or Pokolbin Mountains Lookout (Map 1 O3). Then make the most of the surrounding countryside and explore one of the nearby national parks. › Werakata National Park: Scattered around the Cessnock area, the park has a rich history of Aboriginal occupation and conserves a diversity of plants and animals. › Watagans National Park: Less than one hour’s drive from Cessnock, bushwalk on marked trails or explore the forest roads by mountain bike, 4WD vehicle or horseback.

› Yengo National Park: Stretching 70km from Wisemans Ferry to the Hunter Valley, this wild area of steep gorges and rocky ridges is of cultural significance to local Aboriginal communities. › Wollemi National Park: Encompasses the largest wilderness area in NSW, with rich biodiversity and spectacular scenery. › Chichester State Forest: Featuring the southern foothills of the Barrington Tops,

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there are day-use areas, lookouts and walking trails. › Pokolbin State Forest: This 13,000 hectare forest is popular for 4WD driving, bushwalking, camping and off-road motorcycling. › Mount Royal National Park: 50km north of Singleton, the park’s areas of rainforest are home to wallabies, koalas, platypus and more!

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Resorts/Hotels

TOWER LODGE

TUSCANY WINE ESTATE RESORT

HALLS ROAD, POKOLBIN ����

CNR HERMITAGE ROAD & MISTLETOE LANE, POKOLBIN ����

MAP � K8

MAP � F2

T 02 4998 7022 E retreat@towerestate.com www.towerlodge.com.au

Tower Lodge is a unique, intimate and luxurious five-star hotel in the Hunter Valley, a romantic retreat with accommodation for a maximum of 24 people in individually decorated rooms. Recognised as a member of the world’s most prestigious hotel association, Relais & Châteaux, the intimate and distinctly styled Tower Lodge is nestled in a vineyard and forms part of the chic compound that comprises of the highly acclaimed Tower Estate Winery and the renowned Roberts Restaurant. Tower Estate is a place dedicated to the enjoyment of the finer things in life.

T 02 4998 7288 E reservations@tuscanywineestate.com.au www.tuscanywineestate.com.au

This award-winning 38-room, four-star boutique hotel, set on 26 acres, is a true Hunter Valley experience. With a stunning backdrop of the Brokenback Range and local vineyards, Tuscany Wine Estate Resort is perfect for couples, groups, conferences or weddings, and features a massage therapist, swimming pool, tennis court, cellar door and the acclaimed Binnorie Dairy cheese factory. The Mill Restaurant open daily for breakfast & dinner; lunch, Sat & Sun. Brokenback Bar open daily for al fresco dining from noon.

TONIC HOTEL

MAP � F11 251 TALGA ROAD, LOVEDALE 2320 T 02 4930 9999 E stay@tonichotel.com.au www.tonichotel.com.au

A place of uninterrupted relaxation and style. Six king rooms, crisp white linen, indulgent bathrooms with heated floors and a selfcontained two-bedroom apartment with kitchen, lounge, dining room, fireplace, ensuite bathrooms, deck and BBQ. Lounge to play or relax in.

HERMITAGE LODGE MAP � I7

��� MCDONALDS ROAD, POKOLBIN ����

T 02 4998 7639 E info@hermitagelodge.com.au www.hermitagelodge.com.au

Set on 25 acres, the award-winning Hermitage Lodge is nestled in the heart of the vineyards and is within easy walking distance of many popular wineries and tourist attractions. Our award-winning restaurant, Il Cacciatore, offers Northern Italian-inspired cuisine in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere.

QUEST MAITLAND

1 KEN TUBMAN DRIVE, MAITLAND 2320

T 02 4999 6000 www.questmaitland.com.au

Quest Maitland is a ★★★★ serviced apartment property in Maitland just 25 minutes to Hunter Valley Wine Country.

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GIVE YOUR NEX T BUSINESS EVENT A B R E AT H O F F R E S H A I R.

Your business event should be carefully tailored to engage your people and ensure desired outcomes are achieved. The natural beauty and range of business experiences offered by the Hunter Valley make it a unique location to promote productivity, focus and maximise the delegate experience. Speak to our Convention Bureau about your next conference, meeting, exhibition, product launch or team building exercise, to see how a breath of fresh, Hunter Valley air can help achieve your business objectives.


BELTANA VILLAS MAP � D3

��� OLD NORTH ROAD, POKOLBIN ����

M 0448 867 114 E admin@beltanavillas.com.au www.beltanavillas.com.au

Surrounded by vineyards and bushland with views of the Brokenback Range, these one- and two-bedroom villas offer style, comfort and privacy. All villas are self-contained with well-equipped kitchens and barbecues on private balconies.

Close to vineyards, concert venues, restaurants and galleries, our 10 villas are ideal for couples or small groups, accommodating up to 28 guests. Two one-bedroom villas have easy wheelchair access with purpose-designed facilities. Please visit our website for more information.

BILLABONG MOON MAP � D2

393 HERMITAGE ROAD, POKOLBIN 2320 T 02 6574 7290 E info@billabongmoon.com.au www.billabongmoon.com.au Located for privacy and focusing on the natural environment, our five tastefully appointed cottages are scattered throughout our 10-hectare property. Stay on the billabong, in the forest, among the treetops or with country views. Billabong Moon is a romantic escape to the country or can be a haven to share with special friends. You may even see Matilda our friendly ’roo. Cottages are fully equipped. Studios have king beds and the twobedroom ensuite cottages suit two couples. Features include full-brick 90

construction with verandahs, wood fires, spas, HD TVs, small home theatre systems and gas BBQs. Provisions for full cooked breakfasts, wine and cheese are included and gourmet barbecue hampers are available. Activities include fishing, swimming, golf (practise your short game), wandering forest tracks, in-house massage and relaxing. When you venture out, you’ll find award-winning wineries and restaurants, cafés, galleries, cheese, olive products, beer, bars and horseriding all close by.

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STAY

CAM-WAY ESTATE

MAP � K6 CAMPBELLS LANE, POKOLBIN ���� T 02 4998 7655 E stay@camwayestate.com.au www.camwayestate.com.au

Cam-Way Estate offers undoubtedly the best location in Pokolbin and is set on 60 acres of tranquil parkland. › Boutique accommodation for two to 60 people in studio suites, one-bedroom villas, and two-, three- and four-bedroom cottages › Well-appointed, clean and comfortable rooms, with all linen, LCDLED TVs, DVD, reverse cycle air conditioning, kitchens, verandahs, complimentary tea/coffee/milk/biscuits/fruit and amenity packs › Generous continental breakfast basket available › Guest laundry and BBQs

› Saltwater swimming pool, tennis court and bicycles › Six vineyards, six restaurants and general store right next door. Five- to 10-minute walk to concert venues, Hunter Valley Gardens, vineyards and restaurants. Balance of restaurants, cellar doors, golf courses and other attractions only minutes away by car › Ideal for romantic getaways, couples, families, groups, conference and wedding accommodation › Ask about our mid-week specials and indulgence packages, plus gourmet picnic and BBQ hampers

MAP � F12

ENGLEWOOD RIDGE MAP � F12

65 TALGA ROAD, LOVEDALE 2320 M 0417 287 345 E mike@englewoodridge.com.au www.englewoodridge.com.au Surrounded by vineyards, Englewood Ridge is a beautifully decorated home that takes full advantage of superb views of the Brokenback Range and its own gently undulating 25 acres. This very comfortable country house has spacious living areas, fully equipped kitchen, four bedrooms with linen provided, three new bathrooms, a woodburning stove, two dining areas, laundry, DVD/CD-radio, two TVs and a gas barbecue. An attractive outdoor entertaining area features a fully fenced pool area and an enclosed yard. Located in the Lovedale district, Englewood is minutes from wineries, restaurants,

horseriding, chocolate making, golf courses and more. Imagine sipping wine in the glow of the setting sun, grazing kangaroos, a gentle breeze, a laugh with a friend and a feeling of utter peace and joie de vivre – you will find it all here. Englewood Ridge is an ideal location for family reunions, wedding accommodation, golf weekends, concert weekends, the Lovedale Long Lunch and other special weekends. Pets are allowed by prior arrangement.

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THE VINTRY MAP � L3

��� DEBEYERS ROAD, POKOLBIN ���� T 02 4998 6825 M 0414 641 838 E stay@thevintry.com.au www.thevintry.com.au

With its AAA ★★★★ rating, The Vintry offers a unique location and an outstanding level of quality in a luxurious, self-contained country home for as many as eight guests. Set on the foot slopes of the Brokenback Range, the property is secluded and private, overlooks the vineyard and is just minutes from some of the best wineries and restaurants in the Hunter, as well as the concert venues at Hope Estate and Bimbadgen Estate. Architecturally designed to be part of the landscape, with emphasis on environmental and social sustainability, The Vintry is luxuriously appointed and boasts a fully equipped kitchen, perfect to make the most of the gourmet produce the area has to offer. Or you can use The

› Wood fire › Air conditioning › BBQ › Espresso machine › Satellite TV › CD/DVD/MP3 player › iPod dock › Boules court Hunter Tourism Awards 2012 – Silver Award, Deluxe Accommodation NSW Tourism Awards 2012 – Silver Award, Deluxe Accommodation

BELLBIRD � SWALLOWS

BIMBADEEN ESTATE

LEWIS LANE, MOUNT VIEW ����, NEAR MILLFIELD

MOUNT VIEW ROAD, MOUNT VIEW 2325

MAP � Q8

MAP � Q�

M 0414 786 705 www.bellbirdcottage.com.au

A Good Weekend magazine Best Weekend Away. Just 15 minutes from Pokolbin, concert venues and other Hunter Valley attractions, yet wake up to bellbirds in your away-from-it-all retreat. Three picturesque cottages set on 120 private acres are suitable for couples and groups of up to 20. They have well-equipped kitchens, wood fires, gas BBQs, TV/CD/DVDs, electric blankets and rustic charm galore. Ideal for artists, walkers, readers, golfers, birdwatchers, wine tasters and just plain bone-idlers (hammocks provided). Pooch-friendly. Late, late check-out.

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Vintry as a base to sample the best restaurants and cafés in Hunter Valley Wine Country. Contemporary in design, The Vintry includes one king bedroom with hydrotherapy spa and three queen bedrooms, each with their own ensuite bathroom and private terrace. Ideally suited to four couples, The Vintry is perfect for groups of friends and family, the bride-to-be and her parents or the groom and his family.

T 02 4990 1577 E relax@bimbadeen.com.au www.bimbadeen.com.au

Undoubtedly the most amazing views you will find anywhere in the Hunter Valley. Simply relax, kick back and escape completely. Stroll through our vineyard and take in the tranquillity and beauty that abounds. Each villa is fully self-contained, has a spa bath and open fire and there is an onsite swimming pool. We also provide you with a daily breakfast basket. For a truly romantic getaway, all you need bring is the person you love.

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BRACKEN RIDGE VILLAS

CEDARS MOUNT VIEW

��� OLD NORTH ROAD, POKOLBIN 2320

60 MITCHELLS ROAD, MOUNT VIEW 2325

Your home in the Hunter is set on the picturesque Bracken Ridge Vineyard Estate. Our individual two-storey villas sleep 2–10 guests, providing privacy and space for your getaway. All villas are fully self-contained with log fire, full-size kitchen, BBQ, TV/DVD, iPod dock and air conditioning. Crisp, clean bath and bed linen provided. › Complimentary bottle of Estate wine with every booking › Breakfast hamper or cheese platter with every weekend stay

Ultra-private one- and two-bedroom luxury villas with two-person spa and gas log flame fires are scattered over a stunning 100-acre mountain valley, with expansive views, meandering creek, picnic spots and walking trails. › Flat-screen TV › Foxtel › iPod docks › Fully equipped kitchen › BBQ › Helicopter transfers › Romance packages › In-house massage › Bistro Molines and boutique wineries nearby › Free WiFi › BOSE sound system › Personalised itineraries

MAP � E4

MAP � P6

M 0401 288 840 E info@brackenridgevillas.com www.brackenridgevillas.com.au

T 02 4990 9009 E info@cedars.com.au www.cedars.com.au

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COTTAGES ON MOUNT VIEW MAP � Q6

1329 MOUNT VIEW ROAD, MOUNT VIEW 2325

GRAPEVINES BOUTIQUE ACCOMMODATION MAP � J5 1941 BROKE ROAD, POKOLBIN 2320

T 02 4990 8989 E stay@cottagesonmountview.com.au www.cottagesonmountview.com.au

T 02 4998 6766 E stay@grapevines.com.au www.grapevines.com.au

Escape everyday life with a visit to our AAA ★★★★ deluxe spa cottages, a tranquil retreat where you can immerse yourself in you own private open-air spa, or relax in front of the wood-burning fireplace, cook up a storm in your fully equipped kitchen or drift in the hammock under the gumtrees. Just minutes to Mount View’s cellar doors and al fresco dining, each cottage sleeps up to six and there are also romantic packages available. Expect wallabies, birdsong, peace and quiet in this special place.

Located in central Pokolbin. Walking distance to Harrigan’s Irish Pub, Hunter Valley Gardens and our own Wine Glass Gallery. Close to outstanding restaurants, wineries, major concert and wedding venues. Self-catering, air-conditioned villas; four studio, one 2-bed conjoined with Deluxe Villa. Gourmet breakfast basket included. Ideal for couples or groups up to 20. Enjoy the peace and quiet of our 12 acres, the attractive gardens and spectacular views. Check our website or ring Michael for availability, rates, bookings, packages, specials. AAA ★★★★

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LILIES COTTAGE

LOVEDALE LODGE

60 MAJORS LANE, LOVEDALE 2320

��� LONDONS ROAD, LOVEDALE ����

MAP � H12

MAP � J12

T 02 4930 7335 E stay@lilies.com.au www.lilies.com.au

Lilies Cottage is a luxury two-bedroom, two-bathroom country house located in the vineyards of the Hunter Valley. The cottage features a spacious open-plan living area with a full kitchen, dining setting, leather lounges, plasma TV, DVD, stereo and a woodburning fireplace. Both bedrooms are exactly the same and feature king-sized beds, luxury linens, a private bathroom with open shower, double basins and huge two-person spa. Outside is a wide wraparound deck with barbecue, outdoor dining, hammocks and fabulous views.

T 02 4384 3394 E info@lovedalelodge.com www.lovedalelodge.com

Charming AAA ★★★★-rated homestead, villa and two cottages on a secluded 36-acre property. Enjoy a leisurely stroll, listen to the birds and meet the resident kangaroos, or just relax with a glass of wine in front of the log fire. Perfect for a weekend getaway with a group of friends, the lodge offers spacious living, flexible sleeping (sleeps 4–30) and features a corner spa bath and barbecue.

MOUNT VIEW LODGES

SINGLETON, HUNTER VALLEY

��� MOUNT VIEW ROAD, CNR BIMBADEEN RD, MOUNT VIEW ����

TOWNHEAD PARK, NEW ENGLAND HIGHWAY, SINGLETON ����

MAP � P8

MAP � B0

M 0419 479 001 www.mountviewlodges.com.au

Visit these stunning architect-designed eco-lodges, perched on the slopes of the Brokenback Range with spectacular views over vineyards and rolling hills. Walking distance to Bistro Molines and minutes from Mount View and Pokolbin vineyards, open-plan living and wide balconies take advantage of the sun and view, queen-size bedrooms have split-level privacy, luxury linen and air conditioning, while bathrooms feature double showers. Fresh local produce, gourmet kitchens and barbecues are perfect for self-catering. › Open fires › TV/DVD › WiFi

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T 1800 449 888 E sviec@singleton.nsw.gov.au www.visitsingleton.com

Take a break from the everyday, enjoy life’s simple pleasures and immerse yourself in Singleton, heart of the Hunter Valley. Unearth the delights of Singleton and surrounding areas with help from the friendly staff at the Singleton Visitor Information and Enterprise Centre. With a wide selection of brochures, maps and an accommodation booking service we will ensure that you discover and explore the gems of this beautiful region. Open daily, 9am–5pm

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Self-Contained

STAY

THE GRANGE ON HERMITAGE

THE WOODS @ POKOLBIN

��� HERMITAGE ROAD, POKOLBIN ����

107 HALLS ROAD, POKOLBIN 2320

Quality affordable country accommodation on 28 acres of parkland, with a family-run vineyard. Close to wineries, restaurants and other attractions. Generous breakfast provisions provided. Guest rooms [★★★★ ] and two-bedroom cottages with ensuites › Equipped kitchens › Disability facilities › King & queen beds › Spa › Spacious › A/C › Log fire › WiFi

Two beautiful country houses in the centre of Pokolbin. Each house features: › Four queen-size bedrooms, all with ensuites and some with spas › Crisp, white, waffle weave linen and robes › L’Occitane bathroom products › Fully equipped kitchen, stocked with a full breakfast for each morning › Open fire and ducted A/C › Wide-screen TV featuring Foxtel › BOSE docking station › Private courtyard dining, including hooded BBQ › Beautiful grounds and gardens

MAP � F2

MAP � K8

T 02 4998 7388 E stay@thegrangeonhermitage.com.au www.thegrangeonhermitage.com.au

T 02 4998 7368 E enquiries@thewoods.com.au www.thewoods.com.au

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WOODLANE COTTAGES MAP � L11

45 MCCARTHY ROAD, VIA LOMAS LANE, NULKABA 2325 T 02 4991 3762 E info@woodlanecottages.com www.woodlanecottages.com

A secluded 24-acre property, with a big emphasis on relaxation amid a tranquil bushland setting. There are two large cottages that accommodate up to eight guests each and two villas designed for couples. The property sleeps up to 24 guests. Each cottage and villa has a fully equipped kitchen and a wood fire in the lounge room. There is also a swimming pool to cool off in during the warmer months. We look forward to seeing you soon. winecountry.com.au

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Self-Contained

BELFORD CABINS

CASA LA VINA

��� HERMITAGE ROAD, POKOLBIN ����

657 MCDONALDS ROAD, POKOLBIN 2320

Enjoy the serenity of Wine Country in comfortable cedar cabins, offering peace and privacy in a beautiful bushland setting. Enjoy a nature walk, abundant wildlife, games room and pool, and relaxing on your verandah. Four-bedroom cabin with log fire and twobedroom cabins. Featuring full kitchen, linen, A/C, CD/TV/DVD, BBQ. Quality accommodation for the price-conscious traveller.

The new Casa La Vina offers three luxurious and spacious villas for that intimate couples escape. Our Santa Fe-inspired adobe villas, with rustic south-western décor, boast exposed timber ceilings, a cosy gas log fireplace, plush king beds, courtyards and undercover parking, and create the ambience of a contemporary Mexican adobe. Located in the heart of Pokolbin’s popular wineries, restaurants and attractions.

CEDAR CREEK VINEYARD COTTAGES

GHOST RIDERS VINEYARD LODGE

MAP � F2

MAP � I7

T 02 6574 7100 E guide@ belfordcabins.com.au www.belfordcabins.com.au

MAP � R4

1840 WOLLOMBI ROAD, CEDAR CREEK 2325 T 02 4998 1576

MAP � D2 535 HERMITAGE ROAD, POKOLBIN 2320 M 0412 522 779 E stay@ghostriderslodge.com.au www.ghostriderslodge.com.au

Picturesque self-contained cottages overlooking our vineyards in beautiful Wollombi Valley – for 2, 4, 6 or more! The perfect getaway; unwind, relax, recharge. Enjoy bushwalks, bird-watching and a taste of our Stonehurst premium wines at the sandstone cellar door. Spa bath › Wood fire › BBQ › Breakfast hamper › Noon check-out

Luxury five-bedroom, four-bathroom holiday house built in 2011 sleeps up to 10. This magical estate with stunning views and privacy is centrally located and situated within its own vineyard. Facilities include: log fire, A/C, pool table, Foxtel, BBQ, and several indoor/outdoor entertaining areas. All attractions are close by. AAA ★★★★ rating.

BLUE CLIFF RETREAT

DANDALOO COTTAGES

E relax@cedarcreekcottages.com.au www.cedarcreekcottages.com.au

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M 0406 770 294 E stay@casalavina.com.au www.casalavina.com.au

MAP � I2 15 BLUE CLIFF ROAD, POKOLBIN 2320 M 0488 881 100 E stays@staysinthevines.com.au www.bluecliffretreat.com.au

MAP � I11 100 GREEN LANE, LOVEDALE 2325 M 0419 200 017 E info@dandaloocottages.com.au www.dandaloocottages.com.au

Just completed, architectural masterpiece, spacious living areas featuring sandstone fireplace, fully equipped gourmet kitchen and impressive quality throughout. Perfect for couples, families or small groups. Pool and tennis court also on estate.

Country accommodation nestled in a quiet, secluded bush enclave on a 320-acre property in the heart of Lovedale near Adina Vineyard. Featuring three bedrooms, two with queen beds and one with two singles, log fire and verandahs with uninterrupted views.

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THE LUXURY OF MANY ACCO M M O DAT I O N O P T I O N S , WITH THE CONVENIENCE OF ONLINE BOOKING.

Book your accommodation online at winecountry.com.au, with the largest selection of place to stay at your fingertips. Or let the friendly team at the Visitor Information Centre book for you. For reservations, call 02 4990 0900 or drop by 455 Wine Country Drive, Pokolbin. Open daily Mon–Sat 9am–5pm and Sun 9am–4pm (extended hours during daylight savings).


GLEN AYR COTTAGES MAP � L3

��� DEBEYERS ROAD, POKOLBIN ���� (MAIL: PO BOX ���, CESSNOCK ����)

T 02 4998 7784 E davmar@glenayrcottages.com.au www.glenayrcottages.com.au

Glen Ayr Cottages sleep up to 36 people and are located just five minutes from Hunter Valley Gardens, Harrigan’s Irish Pub and some of the finest wineries and restaurants of Wine Country. The six cottages are discretely placed a distance from each other to ensure privacy and seclusion, with two-bedroom, three-bedroom and four-bedroom accommodation on offer. › Open fires › Air conditioning › Ensuites › BBQs and linen

HUNTER HIDEAWAY COTTAGES MAP � D11

��� TUCKERS LANE, NORTH ROTHBURY ����

M 0408 499 557 E stay@hunterhideaway.com.au www.hunterhideaway.com.au

Experience kangaroos at dusk and dawn in this peaceful bushland setting. Hidden among shady gums are three two-bedroom queensize cedar cottages accommodating up to eight each. Self-contained, the cottages feature cosy fireplaces, fully equipped kitchens, A/C, shady verandahs and BBQs, and are affordable as well as petfriendly. Contact owner Paul about last-minute weekend specials.

OLIVE GROVE COTTAGES

MAP � E2 576 HERMITAGE ROAD, POKOLBIN 2320 T 02 6574 7080 E enquiries@olivegrovecottages.com www.olivegrovecottages.com

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RIDGEVIEW COTTAGES MAP � E4

��� SWEETWATER ROAD, POKOLBIN ����

M 0419 475 221 E sleep@ridgeview.com.au www.ridgeview.com.au

Close to fine restaurants, wineries, cafés, bars, and with full facilities to self-cater, this truly is the perfect Hunter Valley accommodation experience. Delightful one- and two-bedroom private cottages complete with: › A/C › TV/DVD/CD › Queen-size beds/crisp white linen › Outdoor settings/BBQs, pool Hearty breakfast hamper and other complimentaries included. Offering winery tour/dinner packages.

Secluded setting among vineyards and bushland. Features include spa bath, double shower, log fire, air conditioning, full kitchen, undercover parking, private undercover BBQ area, jacuzzi, sauna, infinity-edge swimming pool and tennis court – plus onsite cellar door (page 30) and restaurant (page 70). Our passion, your reward.

LILLIANS ON LOVEDALE

PEACOCK HILL VINEYARD LODGE

MAP � I11 356 LOVEDALE ROAD, LOVEDALE 2325 T 02 4990 6958 E info@lillians.com.au www.lillians.com.au

�� PALMERS LANE, POKOLBIN ����

MAP � I9

Minutes from wineries and restaurants, this generously proportioned, elegantly furnished country house, set on 25 acres, is self-contained and caters for four with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, spa, A/C, open fire, BBQ, full kitchen, breakfast provisions, TV/DVD/CD/Ipod dock.

Imagine a private wine tasting, a vineyard stroll, a spacious firstfloor lodge with two bedrooms, two bathrooms and much more... Now contact us for details and personal service.

T 02 4998 7661 E info@peacockhill.com.au www.peacockhill.com.au

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BROKEN VIEW ESTATE

547 OLD NORTH ROAD, POKOLBIN 2320

MAP � F4

T 02 4998 7636 www.buffsatpokolbin.com.au

Recharge... rekindle... rediscover... relax... in your four-star private and romantic spa villa. Fireplace. Breakfast hamper.

CAPERS COTTAGE

Four self-contained cottages in a secluded bushland setting, close to wineries, restaurants & concert venues. › Log fires › Pool › A/C › BBQ

MAP � S2

T 02 4998 3211 E stay@capers.com.au www.capers.com.au

MADIGAN VINEYARD

504 WILDERNESS ROAD, ROTHBURY 2320

Four fully self-contained cottages. Romantic, family-friendly, relaxing and tranquil.

MAP � T�

OLD TALGA VINES VINEYARD ESCAPE

��� MILSONS ARM ROAD, WOLLOMBI ����

��� TALGA ROAD, LOVEDALE ���5

Outdoor spas in one- and two-bedroom luxuriously appointed private cabins. Full breakfast hamper included in tariff.

Self-contained country house with vineyard views. › Fire › Pool › Spa › BBQ › Sleeps 2–15

T 02 4998 3234 www.mystwood.com.au

POSSUM’S RETREAT

MAP � I7

Your home away from home. Fully selfcontained four-bedroom homestead and twobedroom cottage on 25 acres of parklands.

Peaceful three-bedroom vineyard cottage with pool, barbecue, log fire and views. Farm breakfast and bottle of wine included. Pets welcome.

VINEYARD HILL RETREAT

LOVEDALE ROAD, LOVEDALE 2325

MAP � J11

T 02 4990 4166 E relax@vineyardhill.com.au www.vineyardhill.com.au

T 02 4991 3166 www.possumsretreat.com.au

T 02 4991 2874 www.wirralgrange.com.au

MAP � F11

M 0432 179 505 E info@talgaescape.com.au www.talgaescape.com.au

LOT ��, ��� MCDONALDS ROAD, POKOLBIN ����

WIRRAL GRANGE VINEYARD � COTTAGE ��� LOMAS LANE, LOVEDALE ����

MAP � G9

T 02 4998 7815 E reservations@madiganvineyard.com.au www.madiganvineyard.com.au

Undoubtedly the best. Clean, cosy, quiet, 2–8 people, gardens, swimming pool.

MYSTWOOD RETREATS

MAP � F�

�� COULSON ROAD, POKOLBIN ����

T 0400 112 341 www.brokenviewestate.com.au

2859 WOLLOMBI ROAD, WOLLOMBI 2325

BUFFS AT POKOLBIN

STAY

Eight self-contained villas with terraces and views on 27 acres. A/C, pool, spa, licensed café. A total retreat. MAP � L11

WOOLSHED HILL ESTATE

MAP � G5

��� DEASYS ROAD, POKOLBIN ����

T 02 4998 7685 www.woolshedhill.com.au

Discover a boutique resort, perfect for large groups (up to 28), with nine-hole golf course, tennis court and swimming pool.

BEYOND

THE WINE

Yes, the Hunter Valley is famous for its prize-winning wines, but the region also picks up a fair few awards for other things too. Congratulations to the 2012 NSW Tourism Award winners. GOLD Margan Restaurant – Restaurants & Catering Services Wyndham Estate Winery – Wineries, Distilleries & Breweries Somewhere Unique – Unique Accommodation SILVER Bimbadgen – Wineries, Distilleries & Breweries The Vintry – Deluxe Accommodation BRONZE Newcastle Airport – Specialised Tourism Services

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TH E H U NTE R VA L L E Y PRODUCES LESS THAN TWO PERCENT O F AU S TR A LI A’ S W I N E . F U S S Y B A S TA R DS .

If it was easy everyone would be doing it. And quite frankly, when you have the weight of Australian winemaking history on your shoulders, it’s not a job for everyone. When you are one of the smallest wine growing areas in the country, there’s only one way to stand out, and that’s by consistently producing some of the best wines in the world. Come visit and taste the difference heritage makes.


Guesthouses

STAY

NIRVANA VISTA RESORT MAP � E4

LOT �, SWEETWATER ROAD, ROTHBURY ���� M 0409 461 711 E mail@nirvanavista.com.au www.nirvanavista.com.au

Nirvana Vista Resort is a magnificent 54-acre property boasting panoramic views of Wine Country. The luxurious seven-bedroom, four-bathroom homestead is surrounded by five acres of beautiful landscaped gardens, including an in-ground swimming pool, outdoor spa, huge deck and gorgeous wedding gazebo. The homestead is filled with original artwork and includes a bridal suite with ensuite and circular spa. Up to 20 people can be

accommodated, and the resort is perfect for bridal parties, or groups of family and friends. Next to the homestead is the wedding marquee, for sit-down dining for up to 120 guests. The kitchen is spacious and fully equipped, and ideal for catering. All linen is provided. Nirvana Vista Resort is the perfect setting for your wedding or other special occasion and we can tailor an affordable wedding and accommodation package.

CARRIAGES BOUTIQUE HOTEL

PEPPERS CONVENT

MAP � K7

HALLS ROAD, POKOLBIN ����

& VINEYARD

��� HALLS ROAD, POKOLBIN ����

T 02 4998 7591 E stay@thecarriages.com.au www.thecarriages.com.au

Unwind in this gorgeous boutique hotel in the heart of Wine Country, set in vineyards and lush gardens at the end of a pretty lane. The ultimate retreat, with 10 luxury suites featuring log fires, goose-down duvets and crisp white sheets, a saltwater swimming pool, tennis court, barbecue and country breakfast basket delivered each morning. Carriages’ award-winning wines are grown on the estate and are available at the cellar door, and Roberts Restaurant is just a stroll through the grapevines.

MAP � K7

T 02 4998 4999 E convent@peppers.com.au www.peppers.com.au/convent

Lovingly restored to reflect the building’s charming heritage and character, Peppers Convent Hunter Valley infuses the ambience of an indulgent French Baroque hotel with the distinctive character of an Australian country guesthouse. Boasting 17 well-appointed accommodation rooms, you’ll find all the Peppers luxury you envisaged at Peppers Convent.

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GUESTHOUSE MULLA VILLA

MAP � S2 ���� GREAT NORTHERN ROAD, WOLLOMBI ���� T 02 4998 3254/02 4998 3286 www.mullavilla.com.au

Stay in an authentic 1840 convict-built magistrate’s house, set on 100 acres of native bush. Marvel at the native wildlife, revitalise in the pristine rainwater spa and enjoy estate-grown organic produce. A warm welcome awaits at award-winning Mulla Villa.

SPICERS VINEYARDS ESTATE MAP � D2

��� HERMITAGE ROAD, POKOLBIN ����

T 02 6574 7229 E vineyardsestate@spicersgroup.com.au www.spicersgroup.com.au

Intimate weekends, special occasions or relaxing getaways – whatever your reason, an unforgettable experience awaits you at Spicers Vineyards Estate. Twelve spacious suites, dedicated day spa, award-winning Restaurant Botanica, and service so personal and professional you will feel tremendously spoilt. With treats such as complimentary arrival mini bars, open fires and ensuite spas in every suite, these ingredients add up to create a unique Hunter Valley experience.

THISTLE HILL GUESTHOUSE MAP � E2 ��� HERMITAGE ROAD, POKOLBIN ���0

T 02 6574 7217 E thistle.hill@hunterlink.net.au

Rated No. 1 Guesthouse in the Hunter Valley by TripAdvisor, Thistle Hill Guesthouse blends true Australian country style with European chic. The perfect romantic getaway, with space for larger groups too. Log fire, lounge, pool and AAA ★★★★ rating.

ARCADIAN RETREAT

MAP � T2

���� GREAT NORTH ROAD, LAGUNA ����

T 02 4998 8085 E enquiries@arcadianretreat.com.au www.arcadianretreat.com.au

Four private suites: open fires, spa baths, breakfast, WiFi, DVD library included.

ELFIN HILL

250 MARROWBONE ROAD, POKOLBIN 2320

MAP � N6

T 02 4998 7543 E relax@elfinhill.com.au www.elfinhill.com.au

BLUEBUSH ESTATE

Enjoy outstanding hospitality with stunning panoramic views in an excellent location.

MAP � G10

196 WILDERNESS ROAD, LOVEDALE 2325

T 02 4930 7177 E unwind@bluebush.com.au www.bluebushestate.com.au

Stay on 10 acres amid spacious gardens and a small vineyard in Lovedale. Guesthouse B&B plus three self-catering houses, private, yet big enough for up to 40 guests. Full-size tennis court, swimming pool, billiard tables, air conditioning and fireplaces. Ideal for family reunions, weddings and small conferencing. Wineries, restaurants, golf courses, plus local attractions are within easy reach.

GRETA MAIN PAY OFFICE GUEST HOUSE ��� WOLLOMBI ROAD, GRETA MAIN , CESSNOCK ����

M 0410 746 968 E lorraine.mercer@live.com www.gmpo.com.au

Five spacious rooms set on 85 acres of eucalypt forest. Single-night bookings accepted.

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Motels/Bed & Breakfasts/Caravan Parks

STAY

AUSTRALIA HOTEL MOTEL

CESSNOCK MOTEL

T 1800 104 010 www.australiahotel.com.au

�� ALLANDALE ROAD, CESSNOCK ����

The best of both worlds awaits you at The Australia Hotel, one of Australia’s best country hotels at the doorstep of the beautiful Hunter Valley. Offering both pub-style and motel accommodation the hotel has an award-winning bistro (NSW AHA 2002/2003), caters specifically for big groups and has WiFi, full bar and TAB facilities, swimming pool, golf stay-and-play packages and more. › AHA Best Traditional Bar NSW 2010

Offering comfort, cleanliness and courtesy, enjoy an affordable experience in freshly renovated AAA ★★★★ accommodation. Just a five-minute drive to vineyards and within walking distance of shops, clubs and restaurants, this is the perfect way to enjoy all the Hunter Valley has to offer without blowing the budget.

MAP � P�� ��� WOLLOMBI ROAD, CESSNOCK ����

MAP � O��

T 02 4990 2699 E cess.mot@bigpond.net.au www.cessnockmotel.com.au

ROSEDALE BED � BREAKFAST

MAP � I11

��� LOVEDALE ROAD, LOVEDALE ����

T 02 4990 9537 www.rosedalebnb.com.au

Privacy and tranquillity in a beautiful garden setting. Private entrance, lounge and dining room, A/C, open fire, WiFi and ensuites.

WINE COUNTRY MOTOR INN

MAP � P11 5 DARWIN STREET, CESSNOCK 2325 T 02 4993 2999 E stay@winecountrymotorinn.com.au www.winecountrymotorinn.com.au

Just 10 minutes’ drive from vineyards and golf courses, the Wine Country Motor Inn offers four-star accommodation in 50 modern, spacious suites › Specialist golf-and-food packages › Bus groups and group bookings welcome › Perfect for concert event weekends

AVOCA HOUSE B&B

2683 WOLLOMBI ROAD, WOLLOMBI 2325

MAP � S3

T 02 4998 3233 E info@avocahouse.com.au www.avocahouse.com.au

Beautiful, private › A/C › Vine-covered verandahs › Courtyard › Log fire › Sleeps 8–10

BRILEX PARK B&B

MAP � S15

���� LEGGETTS DRIVE, MOUNT VINCENT ����

BIG� VALLEY VINEYARD TOURIST PARK

Three-bedroom self-contained cottage for one to eight guests. One group at one time policy.

��� MOUNT VIEW ROAD, CESSNOCK ����

M 0438 505 045 E brilexparkbnb@bigpond.com www.brilexparkbnb.com.au

LOCHINVAR HOUSE

1204 NEW ENGLAND HIGHWAY, LOCHINVAR 2321 T 02 4930 7873 E enquiry@lochinvarhouse.com www.lochinvarhouse.com

Grand, historic homestead and cottage on Kaludah Estate, an 88-acre Hunter River grazing property.

MAP � O10

T 02 4990 2573 E info@valleyvineyard.com.au www.valleyvineyard.com.au

MAP � D14

Sip Hunter Valley wines, savour delicious food at our onsite BYO restaurant and snooze your time away in a brand-new selfcontained apartment overlooking the pool, a villa, cottage, cabin or powered site. Located close to golf clubs, 1km from Cessnock and 1km from the nearest winery. Valley Vineyard Tourist Park features a large resort-style pool with spa, campers’ kitchen with open fire and wood-fired pizza oven and kids’ giant jumping pillow. winecountry.com.au

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SERVICES

SERVICES

NAME

ADDRESS

PHONE

PAGE

SERVICES CHART

Essentials to cover all your needs

Around Hermitage Association

Hermitage Rd, Pokolbin

02 4998 7781

N/A

N/A

Beveridges Menswear

88 Vincent St, Cessnock

02 4990 1310

N/A

MAP 2 D4

Bluebird Florist

134 Vincent St, Cessnock

02 4990 5641

N/A

MAP 2 D4

Broke Fordwich Wine Tourism Association

Broke

02 6579 1004

N/A

N/A

Fairchild Media

Pokolbin

0428 882 271

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N/A

Hair by Jenni

Hunter Valley

0404 177 352

N/A

N/A

Harrison's Photography

1646 Wollombi Rd, Millfield

02 4998 1526

N/A

MAP 1 R5

Helen Pickering – Marriage Celebrant

Vineyard Hill Retreat, Lovedale Rd, Lovedale

02 4990 4166

N/A

N/A

Hertz – Cessnock & Singleton

1A Aberdare Rd, Cessnock

02 4991 2500

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MAP 1 P11

HOSPITAL – Cessnock

View St, Cessnock

02 4991 0555

N/A

MAP 2 A1

Hunter Region Business Enterprise Centre

Cnr Barton & Merthyr Sts, Kurri Kurri

02 4936 2557

N/A

N/A

INFORMATION – Hunter Valley Wine Country Tourism

455 Wine Country Drive, Pokolbin

02 4990 0900

N/A

MAP 1 K10

Mallik Rees Lawyers

141 Vincent St, Cessnock

02 4990 1266

N/A

MAP 2 D3

Maree Callaghan – Hunter Marriage Celebrant

80 Caledonia St, Kearsley

02 4990 4917

N/A

MAP 1 Q13

Natural Lightscapes

PO Box 213, Cessnock

02 4998 1950

N/A

MAP 1 T9

Newcastle Airport

1 Williamtown Drive, Williamtown

02 4928 9800

N/A

N/A

Parish of Pokolbin

Pokolbin

02 4998 7513

N/A

N/A

Pokolbin Community Hall

128 McDonalds Rd, Pokolbin

02 4998 7513

N/A

MAP 1 L5

Princess Classic Cars

4B Pinchen Street, Nulkaba

02 4991 5500

N/A

N/A

Red Zebra Babysitting & Childcare Agency

Pokolbin & surrounds

0419 411 636

N/A

N/A

Ron McSporran – Marriage Celebrant

22 The Quarterdeck, Carey Bay

02 4950 4224

N/A

N/A

02 4991 4150

N/A

N/A N/A

RURAL FIRE BRIGADE Sheer Design & Publishing

Level 1, 245 High St, Maitland

02 4933 9000

N/A

Silver Classic Limousines

PO Box 51, Jesmond

02 4925 3454

N/A

N/A

St Michael's Wollombi

Wollombi Rd, Wollombi

02 4998 1576

N/A

MAP 1 S2

Studio Valentine Photography

4B Pinchen Street, Nulkaba

02 4991 5500

N/A

N/A

TAXI – Cessnock Radio Cabs

52 Cumberland St, Cessnock

02 4990 1111

N/A

MAP 2 E5

The Advertiser

155 Vincent St, Cessnock

Two Play Strings Ungooroo Aboriginal Corporation

26 George St, Singleton

Valley Fresh Flowers

1413 George Booth Drive, Buchanan

Wollombi Valley Tourism

Wollombi Rd, Wollombi

02 4990 1244

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0400 788 229

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02 6571 5111

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02 4936 1644

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FAIRCHILD MULTIMEDIA

POKOLBIN 2320

MAP � P�� �A ABERDARE ROAD, CESSNOCK ���� T 02 4991 2500

M 0428 882 271 E hunter.valley@fairchild.com.au www.fairchild.com.au

A local company providing audiovisual across 60 venues in Australia. Utilising ‘turn key’ installations with local support, Fairchild is a proven, cost-effective partner for your audiovisual requirements.

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Explore the Hunter Valley at your own pace. Our friendly team are waiting to assist you with your touring needs and we also cover Maitland. › Competitive rates › One-way rentals › Delivery to your hotel › Earn Virgin frequent flyer points › Hatches, sedans, wagons & buses

VISITOR S GUIDE

2013


Published in January 2013 by Hunter Valley Wine Country Tourism Inc. (T: 02 4990 0900, winecountry.com.au) and Hardie Grant Media (T: 02 9908 8222, hardiegrant.com.au). Printed in Australia by Offset Alpine. Circulation of 200,000 and distribution by Hunter Valley Wine Country Tourism. While every endeavour has been made to ensure the absolute accuracy of the information, Hunter Valley Wine Country Tourism and their agents cannot be held responsible for any consequences resulting from misdescription or inadvertent errors contained herein. The publication is representative of members of Hunter Valley Wine Country Tourism Inc. only. Photography: Tomas Friml, Peter Ryle, Dean Mackenzie, Chris Elfes/Photography on Hermitage. All images are the copyright of the respective photographers/members and may not be copied or used in any other form. Special thanks to Strategy Design & Advertising, Brian McGuigan, Tower Lodge, Tyrrell’s Wines, Zen Hair & Beauty, Restaurant Sanctuary, McWilliam’s Mount Pleasant and Cypress Lakes Resort for their assistance.


Hunter Valley Visitors Guide 2013  

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