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Hunter Valley Wine Country Visitors Information Centre Take your visit to Wine Country to the next level with the inside information from a local. Drop into the Hunter Valley Wine Country Visitors Information Centre and let a local help you put together your own unique individual Wine Country experience. We can help with: ◗ Accommodation bookings ◗ Tours ◗ Activities ◗ Events and what’s on during your stay. Open 7 days, 9am-5pm Monday-Saturday and 9am-4pm Sunday (extended hours during daylight savings).

455 Wine Country Drive, Pokolbin NSW 2325 T 02 49 900 900 F 02 49 900 901 E info@winecountry.com.au W www.winecountry.com.au

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Looking for more? Find out on the web. Visit our website at www.winecountry.com.au to: Book: ◗ Accommodation ◗ Tours ◗ Tickets

Download: ◗ Maps ◗ Brochures ◗ Postcards

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AUSTRALIA Hunter Valley Wine Country Two hour drive north of Sydney NSW Hunter Valley Wine Country

CONTENTS ◗ Wineries – 13 ◗ Attractions and Galleries – 47 ◗ Tours, Adventures and Sport – 59

Sydney

◗ Restaurants – 71 ◗ Accommodation – 85 ◗ Services – 114

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WELCOME TO THE HUNTER VALLEY Australia’s oldest Wine Region, just two hours from Sydney. A visit to Australia’s oldest and most well-known wine region is a truly special experience. Savour a mix of heritage and contemporary, selective and discerning wine styles from fifth generation winemaking families as well as up and coming ‘young gun’ winemakers. Indulge in an array of modern cuisine to match any city in the world, try a range of active and more leisurely

pursuits or quietly relax and reflect in the unspoilt serenity of this beautiful region. Our welcoming and vibrant local communities invite you to share in what we know is the recipe for a balanced life, full of love and laughter – family, friends, delicious food and world renowned Hunter Valley wine.

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DISCOVER WORLD-CLASS WINES In the Hunter Valley there are always new wine stories to tell and contemporary experiences born out of the fruits of our rich history.

Enjoy Hunter wine with the satisfaction that the exceptional bottle you chose to take home is just that – often uniquely available from the cellar door and not a standard drop found in local wine stores. Our history of over 200 years of winemaking in one of Australia’s best locations has produced a strong family culture that has lasted more than five generations. Drayton, Tulloch and Tyrrell – names synonymous with the Hunter Valley, lead a blend of old and extended families in conjunction with a new breed of ‘young guns’ assuring the Hunter Valley’s winemaking future.

“H unter Semillon and Shiraz is something not replicated in any other wine region.” Anthony Gismondi – Gismondi on Wine

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Varieties Semillon The Hunter Valley produces 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 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 cigarbox complexity with age.

“Hunter Valley Semillon is Australia’s unique gift to the wine world.” Jancis Robinson MW

Beyond the Tasting Room The Hunter Valley offers learning and educational experiences that add to skills and know-how gained from a visit to one of our many cellar doors.

Merlot Merlot from the Hunter Valley shows suppleness, fine tannins and leafy complexity.

Several wineries offer wine schools, structured wine ‘tutorials’ and private tastings, or you can learn how to match wine and food through an array of cuisine combination classes.

A number of specialty wines including organic, sparkling, fortified and dessert wines are also produced – no matter what your preference, you will find a style to share and enjoy in Hunter Valley Wine Country.

If you crave the experience, but not the hassle of organisation why not sample one of our many wine tour options – from small group to large, horsedrawn to helicopter, tours from Sydney or your own private self-guided tour.

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Wine is BUT the beginning When in the Hunter Valley, begin your experience with our world-renowned wines, then enrich your stay with one of the most extensive range of imaginative, remarkable and indulgent experiences in any wine destination. Stay, play and unwind!

Fresh fare Let’s start with food. Many accomplished and awarded chefs have shaped a dining experience that for many is the reason to visit the Hunter Valley. Quality fare is served in a range of styles from world-class fine dining to more relaxed café and bistro style with a local produce focus. Dine in grand country manors, eclectic rustic buildings or enjoy alfresco style as you soak up the fresh air and the vines gently curve and twist in the breeze. It’s not just the winemakers that have been attracted to the Hunter Valley’s distinctive terroir. Specialty food producers have embraced this distinctive region, crafting a unique range of products, many found exclusively in the Valley. And when your appetite for wine and food is appeased (we know, it will only be for a short time) it’s time to reward your other senses. Activities abound Fine tune your swing with one of a number of international-class golf courses, designed to maximise the challenges of the natural terrain and take advantage

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of the stunning views. With several courses planned by world-leading designers you’ll be comfortably stretched no matter your level. Get active with a cycling tour, horse riding or rock climbing. Float over the valley in a hot air balloon, or push your boundaries sky diving or in a vintage plane or jet. Take a scenic flight in a helicopter and arrive in style as you touch down directly at your destination. For a change of pace stroll amongst the renowned Hunter Valley Gardens which has over 25 landscaped hectares of changing themed display gardens. The Hunter Valley also boasts several ‘destination spas’ offering a holistic approach to your mind as well as your body. Sign up for an hour, a day or even stay in five star luxury for a week. Artisan landscapes Revel in the discovery of your own unique piece to take with you from the many artists based in Hunter Valley Wine Country. Gaining inspiration and energy from the people and places here, local artists provide galleries with exceptional works in a range of mediums.


The Golden Door Health Retreat – Elysia

An event to remember No other region does an outdoor concert or wine festival quite like the Hunter Valley. Signature events like Jazz in the Vines and the Lovedale Long Lunch have been running close to 20 years, while for many Australian and International performers, an open-air Hunter Valley concert is fast becoming an essential engagement on a tour schedule. Picture your favourite performer live on stage, great food and wine at your fingertips, while dusk turns into a sparkling evening. This is the Hunter Valley concert experience.

Take the journey We believe the journey is just as important as the destination. Touring within the Hunter Valley can be as relaxing or as energetic as you make it. Choose from a horse and carriage, Cadillac convertible, modern limousine, pushbike, shuttle bus or flexible guided tour. The sky’s the limit – well almost the Hunter Valley offers several airborne touring experiences.

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An event to remember In Hunter Valley Wine Country, we know how to put on a party. We’ve been hosting world-class concerts, festivals, exhibitions and competitions for two decades. What’s more, there is always something on, no matter when you visit. Keep updated at www.winecountry.com.au

FEBRUARY

APRIL

JUNE

Drayton’s Family Wines Vintage Fair

A Little Bit of Italy in Broke

Hunter Valley Wine and Food Month

Sunday 27 February 2011 Music, entertainment, amusement rides, winery tours and food stalls to enjoy. www.draytonswines.com.au

9-10 April 2011 Italian Festival - local cellar doors, olive groves and farm outlets. www.littlebitofitaly.com.au

Throughout the month of June 2011 Sample world renowned Hunter Valley wine, produce and cuisine. www.hunterwineandfood.com.au

MARCH

Hunter Valley Uncorked (Pyrmont Sydney)

JULY

17th Annual Reg Lindsay Wine Country Rodeo and Music Re-union

Sunday 17 April 2011 Hunter Valley winemakers, chefs, producers and their teams. www.hunteruncorked.com.au

Lawler Partners Winery Running Festival

Saturday 12 March 2011 Rodeo from 3pm. Bands from 8.30pm. www.reglindsay.com.au

MAY

Kurri Kurri Nostalgia Festival

Lovedale Long Lunch

25-27 March 2011 A great line up of bands, market stalls, hot rods and classic American cars. www.kurrikurrinostalgiafestival.com.au

14-15 May 2011 7 wineries, 7 top chefs – sumptuous cuisine and an array of music and art. www.lovedalelonglunch.com.au

Sunday 17th July 2011 Unique running festival through the vines, offering the full package of running, tourism and lifestyle experiences. www.huntervalleymarathon.net AUGUST Chocolate Festival @ Hunter Valley Gardens 6-7 August 2011 Fun family activities, stalls and information inspired by chocolate. www.hvg.com.au

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SEPTEMBER

Rose Spectacular at Hunter Valley Gardens

NOVEMBER

Festival of Flowers

10 October - 13 November 2011 Over 35,000 rose bushes in 125 different varieties. Expert talks and demonstrations. www.hvg.com.au

Christmas Lights Spectacular @ Hunter Valley Gardens

Throughout September 2011 250,000 annuals and 10,000 bulbs. Activities for all the family. www.hvg.com.au Funk n’ Grooves Festival

Opera in the Vineyards @ Wyndham Estate

Saturday 10 September 2011 Great live bands, plenty of room to move, in a magical outdoor Hunter Valley setting. www.funkngrooves.com.au

Saturday 15th October 2011 Experience the magic of a full orchestra under the stars. www.operainthevineyards.com.au

OCTOBER

Jazz in the Vines at Tyrrell’s Vineyards

Hunter Valley Semillon and Seafood October 2011 A weekend celebration of Hunter Valley Semillon throughout the region. www.huntersemillonandseafood.com.au Sculpture in the Vineyards @ Wollombi Sat. 1 Oct. 2011 - Thurs. 26 Jan. 2012 An eclectic range of large outdoor works. www.wollombivalley.com

29 October 2011 Australia’s big names in jazz, with great food and wine. www.jazzinthevines.com.au Spirit of the Vines at Broke Fordwich 22 – 23 October 2011 Meet the winemakers and taste award winning wines from the Broke Fordwich. www.spiritofthevine.com.au

11 November 2011 - 6 January 2012 Over one million lights on show every night from 6.30pm to 10.00pm. www.hvg.com.au NSW Open Golf Championship @ The Vintage 25-28 November 2011 Greg Norman designed Golf Course sets the scene for this year’s championship. www.nswopen.com Hunter Valley Uncorked (Balmoral Sydney) Sunday, 6 November 2011 Meet the winemakers, their teams and learn more about their wines. www.hunteruncorked.com.au

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LOCAL COMMUNITIES AND TOWNSHIPS Tour the local communities and townships of the Hunter Valley, where you can indulge in food and wine experiences, heady action or peaceful sojourns, wander through historical streetscapes or uncover unique places to stay. Pokolbin/Rothbury Pokolbin/Rothbury forms the epicentre of Wine Country. 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 East of Pokolbin is the established region of Lovedale/ North Rothbury. A community of boutique wineries, places to stay and eat, unique galleries and is home to the Lovedale Long Lunch each year in May.

Mount View One of the most idyllic and scenic parts of the Hunter Valley. Roads that weave their way past awardwinning boutique cellar doors and unique accommodation up to the breathtakingly beautiful Brokenback Range, a revealing vista you’ll just have to capture. Wollombi Valley/Millfield Wollombi Village is famed for its heritage colonial architecture, convict structures, museums and ancient aboriginal sites. A gateway to the convict trail, National Parks and alternative scenic route to and from Sydney. Broke Fordwich Nestled at the foothills of the Brokenback Range, Broke Fordwich is known as the ‘quiet side of the Hunter Valley’ – home to boutique wineries, fine restaurants, gourmet local produce and country accommodation with splendid vistas.

Branxton/Elderslie/Dalwood Small village centres displaying historic architecture, arts and crafts stores and friendly locals. Dalwood is the site of the Hunter Valley’s first grapevines and you will find links to the area’s history at Wyndham Estate. Cessnock Wine Country’s hub for business and shopping – from groceries, gifts, fashion and hardware to essential services including post office and banks. There are also several accommodation options, restaurants, cafés, pubs and cinemas. Kurri Kurri Kurri Kurri is rich in heritage and features a railway museum, grand old pubs and the famous ‘Town Murals Project’. Singleton/Upper Hunter Country lifestyle offering boutique wineries, rolling green pasture, horse studs and natural wonders.

“As the Mayor of Cessnock City I extend a warm and friendly welcome to the many visitors who visit our Hunter Valley Wine Country. I invite you to stay and enjoy our award winning wineries, restaurants and accommodation and attend our many hallmark events. As you will discover, our region offers a feast of experiences. To see it all, return visits will be necessary”.

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WINERIES Unearth an exclusive Hunter Valley treasure

KEY TO SYMBOLS

Winery

Cellar Door Wine Tasting

Scheduled Winery Tour

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Address

492 Lovedale Rd, Lovedale 132 Lovedale Rd, Lovedale Cnr Hermitage Rd & Mistletoe Ln, Pokolbin DeBeyers Rd, Pokolbin 2347 Broke Rd, Pokolbin 790 McDonalds Rd, Pokolbin Cnr McDonalds & Coulson Rds, Pokolbin 593 Mount View Rd, Mount View  401-427 McDonalds Rd, Pokolbin Palmers Ln, Pokolbin 4 Londons Rd, Lovedale 110 Old North Rd, Pokolbin DeBeyers Rd, Pokolbin 205 Gillards Rd, Pokolbin Cnr Ekerts & Broke Rds, Pokolbin 532 Wine Country Dr, Pokolbin 1616 Broke Rd, Pokolbin 479 Hermitage Rd, Pokolbin 555 Oakey Creek Rd, Pokolbin 438 Wilderness Rd, Lovedale 307 Wine Country Dr, Nulkaba 600 McDonalds Rd, Pokolbin 701 Lovedale Rd, Lovedale 168 Palmers Ln, Pokolbin 1595 Broke Rd, Pokolbin 310 Oakey Creek Rd, Pokolbin 294 O'Connors Rd, Pokolbin Hermitage Rd, Pokolbin 130 Gillards Rd, Pokolbin 2213 Broke Rd, Pokolbin 2450 Broke Rd, Pokolbin @ Small Winemakers Centre 426 McDonalds Rd, Pokolbin Cnr Oakey Creek Rd & Inglis Ln, Pokolbin 694 Hermitage Rd, Pokolbin 525 Marrowbone Rd, Pokolbin Hermitage Rd, Pokolbin 2 Oakey Creek Rd, Pokolbin 5 Halls Rd, Pokolbin 712 Wollombi Rd, Broke 2416 Broke Rd, Pokolbin 119 McDonalds Rd, Pokolbin 270 Palmers Ln, Pokolbin 170 Sweetwater Rd, Rothbury 504 Wilderness Rd, Rothbury 64 Majors Ln, Lovedale 1238 Milbrodale Rd, Broke 447 McDonalds Rd, Pokolbin 462 DeBeyers Rd, Pokolbin 401 Marrowbone Rd, Pokolbin

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Adina Vineyard Allandale Winery Arrowfield Estate Audrey Wilkinson Vineyard Ballabourneen Wine Co Bimbadgen Estate Blueberry Hill Vineyard Briar Ridge Vineyard Brokenwood Wines Calais Estate Wines Capercaillie Wine Co. Centurion Wines Cockfighter's Ghost Wines Constable Estate Vineyards David Hook Wines De Bortoli Wines  De Iuliis Wines DenMar Estate Drayton's Family Wines Emmas Cottage Vineyard Ernest Hill Wines First Creek Wines Gartelmann Wines Gemelli Estate Glandore Estate Golden Grape Estate Hanging Tree Wines  Hermitage Road Cellars Honeytree Estate Wines Hope Estate Hungerford Hill Wines Icon Lounge Iron Gate Estate IronBark Hill Vineyard Ivanhoe Wines Keith Tulloch Wine Kelman Vineyard Kevin Sobels Wines Krinklewood Vineyard Lake's Folly Vineyard Lindemans & Rosemount Wines Littles Wines Macquariedale Organic Wines Madigan Vineyard Majors Lane Wines Margan Wines McGuigan Cellars McLeish Estate McWilliam's Mount Pleasant

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Meerea Park Wines Millbrook Estate Mistletoe Wines Misty Glen Wines Molly’s Cradle Vineyard Moorebank Vineyard Estate Mount Broke Wines Mount View Estate Nightingale Wines Noonji Estate Noyce Brothers Oakvale Wines Peacock Hill Vineyard Pepper Tree Wines Peterson Champagne House Petersons Wines Piggs Peake Winery Pokolbin Brothers Wines Pokolbin Estate Vineyard Poole's Rock Wines Ridgeview Wines Robyn Drayton Wines Rosemount Wines Rothvale Winery Saddler's Creek Wines Savannah Estate Scarborough Wine Co. Small Winemakers Centre Stanleigh Park Vineyard Stonehurst Wines Swish Wine - Cellar Door Tallavera Grove Vineyard Tallowwood Mount View Tamburlaine Organic Wines Tatler Wines Tempus Two Cellar Door The Beltree The Boutique Wine Centre The Little Wine Company Thomas Wines Tinklers  Tintilla Estate Vineyard and Olive Grove Tower Estate Wines Tranquil Vale Vineyard Tulloch Wines Tyrrell's Wines Undercliff Winery Vinden Estate Wines Wandin Valley Estate  Waverley Estate Aged Wines Whispering Brook Windsors Edge Wollombi Valley Wine Trail Wollombi Village Vineyard Wollombi Wines Wyndham Estate 6574 7093 4998 7989 4930 6100 4998 7580 4993 7000 4998 3322 4998 7410 4930 7317 4998 6750 6579 1386 4998 7737

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Cnr Halls & Broke Rds, Pokolbin 325 Pywells Rd, Luskintyre 638 DeBeyers Rd, Pokolbin Broke Rd, Pokolbin 152 Yango Creek Rd, Wollombi 17 Gillards Rd, Pokolbin Cnr Wilderness & Lovedale Rds, Lovedale 207 Palmers Ln, Pokolbin Rodd St, Broke 1039 McDonalds Rd, Pokolbin   2971 Paynes Crossing Rd, Wollombi Wollombi Rd, Wollombi 700 Dalwood Rd, Dalwood   0419 997 434 4998 3427 4938 3444

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@ The Boutique Wine Centre, 2198 Broke Rd, Pokolbin 1617 Mount View Rd, Millfield 771 Hermitage Rd, Pokolbin 293 Deasys Rd, Pokolbin 356 Tuckers Ln, North Rothbury Palmers Ln, Pokolbin Adams Peak Rd, Broke 502 Mount View Rd, Mount View 1239 Milbrodale Rd, Broke 386 Wilderness Rd, Rothbury 2884 Wollombi Rd, Wollombbi 1596 Broke Rd, Pokolbin 29 Palmers Ln, Pokolbin 86 Halls Rd, Pokolbin Cnr Broke Rd & Wine Country Dr, Pokolbin 552 Mount View Rd, Mount View 697 Hermitage Rd, Pokolbin 307 Palmers Ln, Pokolbin 298 McDonalds Rd, Pokolbin DeBeyers Rd, Pokolbin 273 Sweetwater Rd, Pokolbin Cnr McDonalds & Pokolbin Mountain Rds, Pokolbin 119 McDonalds Rd, Pokolbin 223 Deasys Rd, Pokolbin 15 Marrowbone Rd, Pokolbin 211 Mount View Rd, Mount View 179 Gillards Rd, Pokolbin 426 McDonalds Rd, Pokolbin 375 Wilderness Rd, Rothbury 1840 Wollombi Rd, Wollombi @ Warraroong Estate, 247 Wilderness Rd, Lovedale 749 Mount View Rd, Mount View  147 Mount Bright Rd, Mount View 358 McDonalds Rd, Pokolbin 477 Lovedale Rd, Lovedale Cnr Broke & McDonalds Rds, Pokolbin 266 Hermitage Rd, Pokolbin 2198 Broke Rd, Pokolbin @ Small Winemakers Centre, McDonalds Rd, Pokolbin @ Small Winemakers Centre, McDonalds Rd, Pokolbin 53 Pokolbin Mountains Rd, Pokolbin 

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MISTLETOE WINERY

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771 Hermitage Rd, Pokolbin 2320 T 1800 055 080 F 02 4998 7792 E info@mistletoewines.com.au www.mistletoewines.com.au

OPEN 10AM UNTIL 6PM DAILY NOT OPEN CHRISTMAS DAY Mistletoe is a “unique, boutique” family owned and run 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 to origin” premium quality wine has seen it rewarded with many, many, hundreds of awards and accolades. With over 20 different wines, including Sparkling, Whites, Reds, Rosés, Fortified and Dessert styles on tasting, Mistletoe has one of the most comprehensive range of wines to be seen in the Hunter. ◗ All wines are made in our onsite winery ◗ M  istletoe Wines are only available from the Winery Cellar Door ◗ K  nowledgeable and friendly staff to make you welcome ◗ Working vineyard at the winery

DON’T MISS MISTLETOE!

2007– 2011

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POKOLBIN GALLERY MISTLETOE SCULPTURE GARDEN Gallery, Sculpture Garden information on page 54

“Mistletoe Wines – worth fighting for!”

TWILIGHT TASTINGS – OPEN UNTIL 6PM DAILY!

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PEACOCK HILL VINEYARD 29 Palmers Lane, Pokolbin 2320 T 02 4998 7661 F 02 4998 7661 E info@peacockhill.com.au www.peacockhill.com.au Classic varieties ... innovative winemaking ... distinctive style ... always a pleasure Come and experience “micro-boutique”... limited release, handcrafted estate grown wines that reflect the personality of the vineyard, the vintage and the winemaker! Exclusive to Cellar Door and selected restaurants. Which will be your favourite? Absent Friends – a crisp, fruity, unoaked white blend. Top Block Chardonnay – a surprise packet of elegance and finesse. Godfather Chardonnay – flavourful and opulent. Fond Memories – our fruity, chilled red with more punch than a rosé.  Jaan Shiraz – an award winning, elegant and food-friendly shiraz. Godfather Cabernets – a mouth filling Cabernet Sauvignon/Cabernet Franc. Good Company – a tantalisingly refreshing, sweet dessert style. “Urban Myths” Fortified – perfect with chocolate desserts or cheeses. ...or will it be our Godfather MCZD sparkling? ◗ Make your next trip to the Hunter a real experience-ideal for individuals, family groups and corporate outings, tastings are styled to suit every need. Ask about functions in the Hilltop Room (max 24 formal seating) ◗ Join the Top of the Hill Club for a unique range of privileges on wines and accommodation plus a chance to win a weekend for 4 at Peacock Hill. ◗ Boutique accommodation available - (see “self-contained – page 103”). Hours: 10am-5pm Thurs-Mon inclusive, public holidays, school holidays (7 days). Other times by appointment. We look forward to welcoming you soon, George & Silvi.

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‘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.’

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PIGGS PEAKE WINERY 697 Hermitage Road, Pokolbin 2325 T 02 6574 7000 F 02 6574 7070 E uniquewine@piggspeake.com www.piggspeake.com

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Wollombi Valley Wine Trail www.wollombivalleywinetrail.com.au Follow the wine trail to historic Wollombi savouring delightful hand-made

◗ Millbrook Winery & Gallery

wines at boutique wineries and vineyards. OPEN EVERY DAY.

◗ Stonehurst Wines

Visit unique galleries and from Oct-Jan Sculpture in the Vineyards. Stay

◗ Wollombi Wines

in first class guest houses or secluded self contained cottages. Dine out

◗ Noyce Brothers

at local Cafés & Restaurants. Take a private tour with a local operator. A warm welcome awaits you in Wollombi Valley! www.wollombi.com.au

T 02 4998 1155 Map Ref 1 R6 T 02 4998 1576 Map Ref 1 R4

T 02 4998 3427 Map Ref 1 R3 T 02 4998 3483 Map Ref 1 S2 ◗ Wollombi Tavern T 02 4998 3261 Map Ref 1 S2 ◗ Wollombi Village Vineyard T 0419 997 434 Map Ref 1 R2 ◗ Undercliff Winery & Gallery T 02 4998 3322 Map Ref 1 S2

Poole’s Rock Wines

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DeBeyers Road, Pokolbin 2320 T 02 4993 3688 F 02 4993 3622 E cellardoor@poolesrock.com.au www.poolesrock.com.au Rated a 5-star winery in the 2011 edition of the James Halliday Wine Companion. Poole’s Rock Wines is a dynamic family company committed to crafting exceptional quality wines. The award-winning portfolio encompasses the flagship Poole’s Rock label, the eye-catching Cockfighter’s Ghost varietal range, and the popular Firestick brand – an array of wines for all occasions. Visit the contemporary Cellar Door at the historic Post Office vineyard in Pokolbin, one of the oldest vineyards in the hub of the Hunter Valley, where our knowledgeable and friendly staff look forward to introducing you to a diverse selection of medal-winning wines. Continue the Poole’s Rock experience at the adjacent Two-Hat ROCK Restaurant – named Best Regional Restaurant by the Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide 2009 – and FIRESTICK Café where relaxed daytime meals and elegant dinners are crafted by chef Andrew Clarke. Then unwind at the comfortable Cockfighter’s Ghost Vineyard Cottage near Broke. Cellar Door: Open Daily 10am – 5pm FIRESTICK Café: Open Daily 9.30am – 5pm ROCK Restaurant: Open Thursday – Saturday from 6.30pm Cottage: Available all year

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IRON GATE ESTATE

Cnr Oakey Creek Road & Inglis Lane, Pokolbin 2320 T 02 4998 6570 F 02 4998 6571 E sales@irongateestate.com www.irongateestate.com Iron Gate Estate is one of the Hunter’s leading boutique wineries. The Estate is one of only a handful in the Hunter where the wines are all produced on site from fruit grown on site. The winery incorporates the latest Italian winemaking technology and is designed to enable small parcels of selected grapes to be crafted individually to provide the highest possible quality. The Cellar Door exudes the ambiance of the Southern Mediterranean to enhance your wine tasting experience.

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BIMBADGEN ESTATE 790 McDonalds Road, Pokolbin 2320 T 02 4998 4600 F 02 4998 7732 E office@bimbadgen.com.au www.bimbadgen.com.au Located high on a hill in the heart of Hunter Valley Wine Country,

country experience, and as such, has been inducted in the Hunter

Bimbadgen is a striking winery and vineyard encompassing an

Region and NSW Hall of Fame, along with national acclaim for its

expansive Cellar Door, award-winning Esca Bimbadgen restaurant,

consecutive award wins.

Cafe, outdoor amphitheatre, open plan winemaking facility with public

Open 10am to 5pm Sunday to Thursday with extended ‘Twilight

viewing platforms, modern tasting rooms and accommodation all in

Tastings’ Friday and Saturday 10am to 7pm.

the one stunning location. Home to the popular ‘A Day on the Green’ concert series, Bimbadgen is committed to providing a total wine

5 star rating, James Halliday Wine Companion 2011.

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Small Winemakers Centre

426 McDonalds Road, Pokolbin 2320 T 02 4998 7668 F 02 4998 7430 E info@smallwinemakers.com.au www.smallwinemakers.com.au ◗ Thomas Wines ◗ The Little Wine Company ◗ David Hook Wines ◗ Margan Family ◗ Keith Tulloch Wines

The Small Winemakers Centre is home to an outstanding line-up of

have between them amassed more than 60 trophies and hundreds of

wines from some of the leading Hunter Winemakers. From benchmark

medals. Small Winemakers Centre is a showcase for their talents.

Semillon & Shiraz to emerging varieties such as Sangiovese, Barbera,

Also home to the renowned Icon Lounge, the Small Winemakers Centre

Tempranillo and Viognier, we have the best of the Hunter.

is the best place to start your discovery of the Hunter Valley.

Six winemakers - Andrew Thomas (2008 Winemaker of the Year),

Open 10.00am to 5.00pm 7 days a week.

Suzanne Little, David Hook, Ian Little, Andrew Margan and Keith Tulloch

Groups by appointment only.

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Icon Lounge Small Winemakers Centre, 426 McDonalds Road, Pokolbin 2320

T 02 4998 7668 F 02 4998 7430 E info@iconlounge.com.au www.iconlounge.com.au Imagine a place where you can relax, create your own wine journey,

Enomatic dispensing system to showcase a brilliant collection of Hunter

look out across the Brokenback Ranges and have the best wines of the

wines, from museum release to the latest trophy winners. Many are

Hunter Valley at your fingertips. Welcome to the Icon Lounge.

exclusively for tasting at the Icon Lounge.

The Icon Lounge is a stage for Hunter Valley talent and includes

The perfect place for a special wine experience, the Icon Lounge is open

established icon wines such as Brokenwood Graveyard, McWilliams

7 days a week from 10am to 5pm and is located on the mezzanine level

O’Shea and Thomas Kiss as well as aspiring greats from the new wave

of the Small Winemakers Centre.

of winemakers in the region. The Icon Lounge utilises the world class

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McWilliam’s Mount Pleasant 401 Marrowbone Road, Pokolbin 2320 T 02 4998 7505 F 02 4998 7761 E mtpleasant@mcwilliamswines.com.au www.mountpleasantwines.com.au Winner of Cellar Door of the Year 2008!

purchase are our limited release wines – only available at the cellar door.

Founded in 1921 by the late Maurice O’Shea, who is regarded as one

To complement your tasting, delicious meals are served at Elizabeth’s,

of Australia’s greatest winemakers, Mount Pleasant produces a wide

including breakfast, lunch, wine appreciation lunches, morning or

range of classic Hunter wines under the guidance of Phil Ryan, only the

afternoon tea.

third winemaker in the history of Mount Pleasant.

Mount Pleasant is open from 10am to 5pm, 7 days. Guided wine tours

Mount Pleasant is part of the McWilliam’s Wine Group, one of the

are available daily at 11am only. $5 per person. Mini buses and coaches

largest family owned Australian wine companies.

are welcome by appointment.

Take time to sample and enjoy our classic Hunter Valley wine styles,

For updates on events at Mount Pleasant, or to join our mailing list

including museum releases, Elizabeth Semillon, Australia’s most

and receive the quarterly newsletter, view our website,

awarded white wine, and our highly awarded individual vineyard wines,

www.mountpleasantwines.com.au or

Lovedale Semillon and Rosehill Shiraz. Also available for tasting and

email mtpleasant@mcwilliamswines.com.au

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Audrey Wilkinson Vineyard DeBeyers Road, Pokolbin 2320 T 02 4998 7411 E wines@audreywilkinson.com.au www.audreywilkinson.com.au Breathtaking views, history & award-winning wines

welcome and leave with unforgettable memories. Let them show you

Perched atop a foot hill of the Brokenback Mountain Ranges, Audrey

our award winning wines available only at our Cellar Door and discover

Wilkinson Vineyard is a true must see site of the Hunter Valley.

for yourself the quality, charm and history of Audrey Wilkinson Vineyard.

Established in 1866, Audrey Wilkinson Vineyard is one of the most

Rated ★★★★★ James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2008,

historic vineyards in Pokolbin and features breathtaking 360 degree

2009 and 2010. Home of the 2008 NSW Wine of the Year.

views, an architect designed Cellar Door and Museum.

Open 7 Days, 9am – 5pm weekdays and

Our Cellar Door staff have a true passion to make each visitor feel

9.30am – 5pm weekends.

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Wyndham Estate 700 Dalwood Road, Dalwood 2335 T 02 4938 3444 F 02 4938 3555 E www.wyndhamestate.com Situated on the banks of the Hunter River and only 20 minutes from

BBQ or picnic on the riverbank. Fly kites on the amphitheatre.

Pokolbin, Wyndham Estate is a destination not to be missed.

Specialising in private functions and spectacular events; encompassing

Enjoy internationally acclaimed wines in our 100 year old winery.

stunning views and a tranquil atmosphere.

Join our fun & friendly group tastings and learn more about wine.

Where great wine, great food, family, friends and good times are just

Wander the Estate on a self guided tour, soaking up the history.

part of life.

Relax with a glass of wine on the verandah.

Cellar Door open 7 Days – 9.30am to 4.30pm.

Unwind with lunch at the Olive Tree Restaurant.

Restaurant open Saturday – 12pm to 3pm. Sunday – 10am to 4pm.

Lindemans & Rosemount Wines

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119 McDonalds Road, Pokolbin 2320 Lindemans: T 02 4998 7684 F 02 4998 7324 E cellardoor@lindemans.com www.lindemans.com.au Rosemount: T 02 4998 6670 E cellardoor@rosemountestate.com www.rosemountestate.com.au Two of the leading & most well-known Wineries in Australia & the

For something a little more indulgent consider a Stillhouse or Steven

Hunter Valley under one roof!

Room Tasting or perhaps a Food & Wine Matching Exercise. These

Lindemans & Rosemount Wines have an enviable reputation for

relaxing & informative private tastings reveal our super premium wines

producing some of the worlds most revered Australian Wines.

and can be accompanied by fresh local produce and gourmet cheese

With unforgettable and unique surroundings, we invite you to our Cellar Door and Ben Ean Function Centre for general, group and private tastings. We offer a diverse range of experiences onsite and our stunning Ben Ean Function Centre caters for groups of up to 450 people.

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platters. Coffee and other light refreshments are also available at the Cellar Door. Lindemans & Rosemount are open daily 10am - 5pm (closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, Good Friday, and New Years Day). Groups & coaches by appointment only.


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ROBYN DRAYTON WINES Corner McDonalds & Pokolbin Mountain Roads, Pokolbin 2320

T/F 02 4998 7523 E cellardoor@robyndraytonwines.com.au www.robyndraytonwines.com.au Come share our piece of paradise, experience one of the most

goodies are your style, indulge your taste buds with our Devonshire

beautiful outlooks set amongst the vines in the valley.

Teas, coffee’s, cheese, antipasto and ploughman’s platters all year round, soup with crusty toast in the winter. Local oils, tapenades and dukkahs. Robyn Drayton is a fifth generation and only female vigneron

Relax on the wide covered verandah and sample our awarded wines while enjoying uninterrupted views of the majestic Brokenback Mountain Range. Browse through the family history museum or pick a piece of jewellery and other fabulous items from our gift gallery. If gourmet

and winemaker in the family. Robyn continues a proud tradition of 158 years of Drayton winemaking in the Hunter Valley.

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GLANDORE ESTATE

1595 Broke Road (Cnr Hermitage Rd) , Pokolbin 2320 T 02 4998 7140 F 02 4998 7142 E info@glandorewines.com www.glandorewines.com Situated in the heart of the Hunter Valley with vines over 50 years old

highest quality grapes are selected for Glandore wines. Our wines

Glandore Estate is a must visit winery for those wishing to try truly hand

including the Elliott Semillon, Hamish Shiraz and TPR Tempranillo are

crafted boutique wines.

some of the finest examples of these wine varieties and have each won

Visit the cellar door to enjoy great award winning wines. Meet friendly and

numerous awards. Glandore also produces Estate grown Chardonnay,

knowledgeable cellar door staff, relax, and enjoy the view. If time permits

Semillon, Viognier, Rose, Moscato, Shiraz, Pinot Noir and Savagnin.

a tasting inside the winery is also a part of the Glandore experience (best

Glandore Wines have again this year won gold medals and a place in the

to book first).

top 40 NSW wines.

Glandore Estate has always been committed to producing high quality

Wine maker Duane Roy and the staff would be happy to show you our

wines. Our winemakers use traditional methods, including basket

wonderful wines.

pressing and new technologies such as cross flow filtration. Only the

Open 10am – 5pm 7 days

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Vinden Estate Wines 17 Gillards Road, Pokolbin 2320

T 02 4998 7410 F 02 4998 7175 E finewines@vindenestate.com.au www.vindenestate.com.au Hand Crafted Wines James Halliday’s 2011 Wine Companion ★★★★ A boutique Winery and Vineyard owned and operated by Guy and Sandra Vinden. Founded in 1990, with emphasis being placed on producing small quantities of premium wines in our onsite winery. Our Winemaker Guy Vinden uses handpicked grapes, the traditional methods of open fermenters and a basket press and combines these with new age winemaking techniques to create a distinctive range at reasonable prices. In 2010 & 2011 Vinden Estate Wines continue to be rated very highly by James Halliday, one of Australia’s most acclaimed wine writers. In the 2011 Wine Companion Vinden Estate has been awarded a four star rating. The 2007 Basket Pressed Shiraz was awarded 91/100, the 2006 Merlot 88/100, the 2009 Verdelho 90/100, the 2007 Late Harvest Semillon 89/100, the 2008

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First Creek Wines 600 McDonalds Road, Pokolbin 2320

T 02 4998 7293 F 02 4998 7294 E sales@firstcreekwines.com.au

Alicante Bouschet 89/100, the 2006 Chardonnay 87/100, the

www.firstcreekwines.com.au

2008 Semillon 90/100 and the 2002 Semillon was the Best 2002

First Creek Wines have been crafting wines of exceptional regional

Semillon - Class 34 - at the Hunter Valley Wine Show.

quality since 1996.

“The wines show the same finesse as the house where you’ll

The winemaking team, led by Liz Jackson and Greg Silkman aim to

taste them” Nick Bullied Hunter Valley Wineguide.

show the great diversity of wine styles from the Hunter Valley, as well

Bistro Vinden open Saturday and Sunday Lunch 12.00 - 3.00pm.

as examples from other wine regions.

Winery Tours - Daily at 11.00am and 3.30pm.

Enjoy a tasting on the verandah surrounded by spectacular views of the Hunter Valley. Observe the activities of a working winery through the viewing window in the Cellar Door. Join the winery tour daily at 10.30am for a fascinating insight into the inner sanctum of a working winery. ★★★★★ Winery - 2011 James Halliday Australian Wine Companion

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Thomas Wines C/- Small Winemakers Centre, McDonalds Road, Pokolbin 2320

T 02 6574 7371 F 02 6574 7392 E sales@thomaswines.com.au www.thomaswines.com.au Andrew Thomas has been crafting some of the Hunter Valley’s finest quality wines for over two decades. Specialising in Semillon & Shiraz, Thomas Wines produces small parcels of two of Australia’s most sought after wines, the highly awarded Braemore Semillon and Kiss Shiraz. “The commitment to quality shines through right across the range of (Andrew’s) wines. Consistency, quality and value are all his hallmarks.” Gary Walsh, The Wine Front, March 2009. Rated ★★★★★ James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2011 Taste Thomas Wines also @ The

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TYRRELL’S WINES

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Broke Road, Pokolbin 2320

T 02 4993 7000 F 02 4998 7723 E info@tyrrells.com.au www.tyrrells.com.au Rich in history and pioneering achievements. English immigrant Edward Tyrrell established Tyrrell’s Wines in 1858 after receiving a land grant in apparently poor pastureland, in the lee of the Hunter Valley’s Brokenback Range, New South Wales. It is one of life’s fortuitous incidents that this land has become MAP 1 J9

Hungerford Hill Wines

recognised as home to some of the Hunter Valley region’s finest vineyards, and the basis for development of one of Australia’s most successful family owned wine companies.

2450 Broke Rd, Pokolbin 2320

Discover 150 years of winemaking experience with a trip to Tyrrell’s

T 02 4998 7666 F 02 4998 7375 E wines@hungerfordhill.com.au www.hungerfordhill.com.au

Hunter Valley winery. Visit the cellar door and taste some of our

Hungerford Hill is an icon of the Australian Wine Landscape. With Michael Hatcher as Chief Winemaker, Hungerford Hill embraces contemporary winemaking blended with history, talent and experience. Michael has developed an outstanding range of wines

award winning wines, take a tour and experience first hand the old oak vats and historic red cellar still in full operation. You will also see the original iron bark hut that Edward Tyrrell lived in and the Short Flat Vineyard, home of Australia’s most awarded white wine, Vat 1 Semillon, its vines first planted in 1923.

from traditional favourites as well as varieties to suit the more

Visit Us 1838 Broke Road, Pokolbin NSW 2320

adventurous wine enthusiast. Hungerford Hill produces exceptional

Phone: +61 2 4993 7000

wines from grapes grown in the premium NSW wine regions. Upon

Cellar Door Monday to Saturday 9am - 5pm

visiting Hungerford Hill’s cellar door be prepared to experience the

Sunday 10am - 4pm

ultimate in food and wine.

Email: info@tyrrells.com.au

The Hungerford Hill brand is family owned and proudly Australian.

Winery Tours Monday to Sunday at 1.30pm

Cellar Door Open 10am to 5pm daily. Friday and Saturdays 10am

Cost $5 per person

to 6pm. Tutored tastings and winery tours available by appointment.

www.tyrrells.com.au

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HOPE ESTATE 2213 Broke Road, Pokolbin 2320 T 02 4993 3555 F 02 4993 3556 E info@hopeestate.com.au www.hopeestate.com.au Hope Estate is perfectly located in the heart of Pokolbin in the Hunter

our cellar door. Visitors can enjoy a personalised tasting experience

Valley - just 15kms from the township of Cessnock and less than

with our friendly and knowledgeable staff in unforgettable and unique

2 hours drive north of Sydney and set on 420 acres of picturesque

surrounds of this historic Hunter Valley site.

vineyards and offers breathtaking views.

Hope Estate is open 7 days from 10am to 5pm.

All the wines you love from the Hope range, including our famous

Groups welcome by appointment.

‘Cracker’ Cabernet Merlot is available for tasting and sales through

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Oakvale Wines 1596 Broke Road, Pokolbin 2320 T 02 4998 7088 E info@oakvalewines.com.au www.oakvalewines.com.au Established in 1893, Oakvale Wines is one of the most historic

The famous cellar door features an open fireplace, seated tastings and

wineries in Australia. The five-star rating in James Halliday’s 2011 Wine

a wide range of specially selected local olive oils, sauces, spices and

Companion reflects the number of outstanding wines available, these

cheeses to complement any wine purchase.

premium handcrafted wines makes a trip to Oakvale a must for those

On sunny weekends, enjoy live music and a picnic in the picturesque

visiting the Hunter Valley. The experienced and friendly staff at the cellar

Estate gardens with one of Oakvale’s pre-ordered wine hampers.

door welcome visitors for personal tastings seven days a week.

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TULLOCH WINES 638 DeBeyers Road, Pokolbin 2320 T 02 4998 7580 F 02 4998 7226 E cellardoor@tullochwines.net www.tulloch.com.au “The Tulloch brand continues to build success on success.”

so began the proud family tradition that continues today.

James Halliday, 2011 Australian Wine Companion.

Visitors to the cellar door can experience wines from varieties the

5 STAR RATING for the 5th consecutive year; 2011, 10, 09, 08 & 07.

Hunter is renowned for; such as Semillon, Verdelho, and Shiraz;

Named in ‘Best Wineries of the Region’.

together with limited releases, fortified styles and a diverse range of

The Tulloch story began in 1895 when John Younie Tulloch accepted

wines only available for tasting and sales at the cellar door.

an unusual settlement of a debt - a 43 acre property at Pokolbin, and

Open 7 days 10am - 5pm. Bus groups welcome by appointment.

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ERNEST HILL WINES

307 Wine Country Drive, Nulkaba 2325 T 02 4991 4418 F 02 4991 7724 E ernesthillwines@optusnet.com.au www.ernesthillwines.com.au Unique & Boutique ◗ Family owned and operated. Call in and meet the Wilson Family. ◗ Wines exclusive to Cellar Door and selected local restaurants.

◗ Sample our delicious quartet of unique, lighter styles of dessert wines.

The ‘Silver Moon’ botrytis Semillon, the red and white moscato styles, Luna Spark and Luna Rouge and our late harvest Gewurztraminer.

Superb Wines

Excellent Service

◗ We are passionate about the quality of our vineyard and winemaking

◗ Friendly and informative service in the relaxed atmosphere of our

practices, which enable us to produce wines of the highest quality. ◗ Home of the multi-award winning ‘Alexander’ chardonnay,

‘Cyril’ semillon and the ‘William Henry’ shiraz.

picturesque cellar door with spectacular views of the Hunter Valley. It’s our pleasure to be part of your wine journey. Cellar Door - open 7 days, 10am - 5pm

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McGUIGAN CELLARS Corner Broke & McDonalds Roads, Pokolbin 2320 T 02 4998 7400 F 02 4998 7445 E mcguigancellars@australianvintage.com.au www.mcguiganwines.com.au A warm welcome awaits you at McGuigan Cellars, the home of

Company and Wine Design, label design and gift shop, where you can

McGuigan Wines in the heart of Pokolbin.

have your own wine label designed while you wait.

Our friendly, knowledgeable team will guide you through a tasting of the

Groups and coaches of up to 100, welcomed by appointment.

comprehensive range of McGuigan wines including the Cellar Door only

Winery Tours daily at 12.00 noon and on weekends at 11.00 am

Vineyard Selects’ and premium Personal Reserves. You are assured to

& 12.00 noon.

find a wine that delights.

Open Daily - 9.30am to 5.00pm (excluding Christmas Day and

Included in the complex you will find The Hunter Valley Cheese

Good Friday)

De Iuliis Wines 1616 Broke Road, Pokolbin 2320 T 02 4993 8000 F 02 4998 7168

E sales@dewine.com.au www.dewine.com.au Nestled at the foothills of the magnificent Brokenback Range, De Iuliis Wines Cellar Door & Boutique Winery provides the complete Wine Country experience. Modern and spacious, the cellar door is light and airy with floor to ceiling windows allowing for an uninterrupted view of the manicured gardens. A collaboration of art and engineering design, the cellar door provides the perfect atmosphere to enjoy sampling our award-winning wines. Our traditional winemaking techniques combine with modern technology to produce quality wines from a sparkling Pinot Chardonnay and dessert wine to a Semillon, Verdelho, Chardonnay, Shiraz and Merlot. For the serious minded, learn the art of sensory evaluation with a private tasting with our trained staff, or simply enjoy a group tasting at the bar. Take a winery tour (by appointment only), browse the artworks in Butterflies Gallery (page 55) or enjoy lunch at Cracked Pepper Restaurant (page 81). Open 7 days 10am to 5pm. MAP 1 J2

Congratulations to the... 2010 Hunter Valley Legends and Wine Industry Award Winners ◗ Christoper Barnes AM – 2010 Hunter Valley Living Legend ◗ P  J Charteris – Winemaker, Brokenwood Wines – Hunter Valley Winemaker of the Year ◗ M  att Burton – Winemaker, Wandin Valley Estate – Hunter Valley Rising Star of the Year ◗ B  rett Keeping – Two Rivers – Hunter Valley Viticulturist of the Year ◗ B  rokenwood Wines – Hunter Valley Cellar Door of the Year ◗ D  rayton’s Family Wines ‘Old Cellar’ & Audrey Wilkinson Vineyards ‘Old Vats’ – 2010 Heritage Award.

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Ivanhoe Wines 525 Marrowbone Road, Pokolbin 2320 T 02 4998 7325 E winesales@ivanhoewines.com.au www.ivanhoewines.com.au A History of Excellence. Stephen and Tracy Drayton invite you to taste the quality that is Ivanhoe.

and taste our wines, talk with our friendly team, sit back and enjoy the

Created from a fine history and passion for producing the finest of wines

sweeping view, and take home a few good knights.

from our beautiful property set on 80 acres. Growing the finest fruit from

Special offer - Personalise any wine purchase for a special event or

the best soils in the Hunter, we call it soil matching, the right soil that is

function. Join our Round Table Membership and enjoy exclusive benefits

most suitable for the grape varieties, a tradition that has continued for

and events.

5 generations. Creating classic Hunter wines such as crisp Semillon, tropical Verdelho, soft oak Chardonnay, luscious dessert wine, soft and smooth Chambourcin and full bodied Shiraz. We invite you to drop in

Ivanhoe - Continuing the tradition of producing exceptional wines. Open 7 days 10am to 5pm

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De Bortoli Wines 532 Wine Country Drive, Pokolbin 2320 T 02 4993 8800 F 02 4993 8899 E hunter_info@debortoli.com.au www.debortoli.com.au In Conversion 11179IC Australian Certified Organic

Visit us at our friendly cellar door situated at the gateway to Wine Country.

A natural expression of the Vineyard

Taste from a select portfolio of wines featuring our award winning

The De Bortoli family are proud to have a presence in the heart of the Hunter Valley. Our 34 hectare vineyard is farmed using biological principles and are one of the very few certified organic in the region.

Murphy’s Vineyard Semillon and Wills Hill Shiraz, through to our DBHV range showcasing alternative varieties (Vermentino) and innovative wine styles (Syrah MC), made right here in the Hunter Valley.

Combining this with a hands-off approach in the winery, delivers wines

A warm welcome is extended to all visitors.

that are a natural expression of the vineyard.

Group bookings and inquiries welcome. Open Monday - Sunday 10am - 5pm

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Blueberry Hill Vineyard Cnr McDonalds & Coulson Rds, Pokolbin 2320

T 02 4998 7295 M 0412 648 033 F 02 4998 7296 E blueberryhill@pacific.net.au. www.blueberryhill.com.au You’ll find your thrill on Blueberry Hill. Boutique wines from 100% estate grown grapes. Blueberry Hill is a long established vineyard which was once part of the old McPherson Estate. Grapes from the well-established vines produce wonderful characteristics in the wines. Six varieties are grown - Merlot, Pinot Noir, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc - some featuring in wines winning international awards. Blueberry Hill has a uniquely positioned cellar door with magnificent views across Hunter vineyards to the Brokenback Range. It’s a ‘must see’ for tourists and wine lovers. Ask to see the beautiful B&B accommodation while you are there. You’ll find your thrill! MAP 1 F8

BROKENWOOD WINES 401-427 McDonalds Road, Pokolbin 2320

T 02 4998 7559 F 02 4998 7893 E sales@brokenwood.com.au www.brokenwood.com.au To “make great wines and have fun” has been the mission statement for the Brokenwood Cru for over 40 years and that is exactly what we do! From the flagship wine – the famed Graveyard Vineyard Shiraz to the popular Cricket Pitch Range, Brokenwood’s commitment to producing wine of the highest quality is always evident. Join the Brokenwood Cru at our welcoming cellar door to “taste great wine and have fun”. Open daily from 9.30am – 5pm. Groups by appointment. “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. MAP 1 K6

ONLINE RESERVATIONS Planning your next trip to the Hunter Valley is now easy with our online booking system giving you the freedom to plan the perfect escape from the comfort of your own home or office. Book your accommodation online by visiting www.winecountry.com.au or call the visitor information centre for assistance on 02 49 900 900.

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SCARBOROUGH WINE CO.

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179 Gillards Road, Pokolbin 2320 T 02 4998 7563 F 02 4998 7786 E cellar@scarboroughwine.com.au www.scarboroughwine.com.au Experience the heart and soil of Scarborough Scarborough Wine Co. is established as a leading Hunter Valley wine producer, with a 5-star rating by James Halliday for being an ‘outstanding winery capable of producing wines of very high quality.’ Ian, Merralea, Jerome and Sally Scarborough and their experienced staff will welcome you with their intimate knowledge of the region and guide you through a structured tasting of their premium Hunter Valley wines. The Cellar Door’s stunning views of the Hunter Valley confirms this is one experience not to be missed. Open 7 days 9am to 5pm.

Pepper Tree Wines 86 Halls Road, Pokolbin NSW 2320 T 02 4998 7539

F 02 4998 7746 www.peppertreewines.com.au Nestled in the heart of the Hunter Valley, Pepper Tree offers a unique and relaxed wine experience set amongst the spectacular gardens that surround the property. Winemaker, Jim Chatto named ‘2009 Hunter Valley Winemaker of the Year’, handcrafts wines of purity, elegance and distinction. “Jim Chatto is one of the most impressive all-round wine people of recent years: a fine palate, a fastidious winemaker and someone who really understands wine like quality and character...” Huon Hooke Gourmet Traveller Wine. The team at Pepper Tree are passionate about wine and offer a friendly and relaxed atmosphere of discovery. Rated ★★★★★ James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2010 & 2011 Open 7 days. Buses by appointment. HAND CRAFTED WINES SINCE 1991 ◗ Semillon ◗ Shiraz ◗ Chardonnay ◗ Verdelho ◗ Pinot Gris ◗ Cabernet Sauvignon ◗ Merlot

Picnic spots ◗ A  llandale Winery – 2 x Gas BBQ’s ◗ C  alais Estate – 3 x Gas BBQ’s ◗ E  mma’s Cottage Vineyard – 1 x Gas BBQ ◗ G  olden Grape Estate – 2 x Wood BBQ’s ◗ H  unter Valley Garden Village – 6-8 x Electric BBQ’s ◗ K  evin Sobels Wines – 1 x Gas BBQ ◗ M  oorebank Vineyard – 1 x Wood BBQ ◗ O  akvale Winery – 1 x Gas BBQ

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◗ P  okolbin Estate Vineyard – 2 x Wood BBQ’s ◗ Pooles Rock Wines/Cockfighters – 2 x Wood BBQ’s ◗ Robyn Drayton Wines – 1 x Gas BBQ ◗ Tamburlaine Wines – 1 x Gas BBQ ◗ Tyrrell’ s Vineyards – 1 x Gas BBQ ◗ Wyndham Estate – 2 x Gas BBQ’s Hunter Valley Wine Country Tourism is not responsible for the provision of these facilities.

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TEMPUS TWO Cnr Broke & McDonalds Roads, Pokolbin 2320 T 02 4993 3999 F 02 4993 3988 E cellardoor@tempustwo.com.au www.tempustwo.com.au Come enjoy our fine range at the acclaimed Pokolbin cellar door - a

Groups welcome by appointment (maximum 40).

breath-taking contemporary space designed to complement your

Private Tastings available by appointment.

Tempus Two experience. Our dynamic cellar door team will guide you through our excting range of wines, including cellar door exclusive products.

Bookings essential on 02 4993 3999 Cellar Door open 7 days a week 10am-5pm (closed Christmas Day and Good Friday)

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Petersons Champagne House ltd Cnr Broke Road & Wine Country Drive, Pokolbin 2320

T 02 4998 7881 F 02 4998 7882 www.petersonhouse.com.au

MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR TRIP A great way to see the Hunter Valley’s Wineries and Cellar Doors is to take a tour or attend a wine class. For bookings and information call the Visitor Information Centre on 02 49 900 900 or visit www.winecountry.com.au

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Specialising in Sparkling Wine, Peterson House cellar door offers a unique experience not to be missed on your Hunter Valley visit. Peterson House hosts a series of wine styles to suit the discerning drinker. Our Sparkling range consists of easy drinking “Blush” through to the premium blends we all enjoy. Allow our friendly staff to help you choose your favourite sparkling with the diversity of our range we can certainly cater for any sparkling wine occasion. Relax in the ambience enjoying a cheese platter and bubbles. Cellar Door Open 7 Days 9.00am – 5.00pm


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Adina 492 Lovedale Road, Lovedale 2325 T 02 4930 7473 www.adinavineyard.com.au ◗ The Hunter’s newest Italian Restaurant

◗ Gourmet farmhouse breakfasts Saturday and Sunday

◗ Award winning wines and cellar door - open 9am – 5pm every day

◗A  rchitecturally designed 4 star accommodation lodges overlooking

◗ Our own olives & olive oils – grown & hand processed on site

the vines

Nightingale Wines 1239 Milbrodale Road, Broke 2330

T 02 6579 1499 www.nightingalewines.com.au Come to Broke and taste award winning wines. Enjoy our hospitality and the ambiance of a picturesque vineyard under the view of Yellow Rock. Relax with our wines, have lunch or dinner. Stay in one of our boutique spa villas. Come to Broke for that boutique wine experience. Call 6579 1499 Open 7 days, 11am - 4pm midweek, 11am - 5pm weekends.

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Noonji Estate

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386 Wilderness Road, Rothbury 2320 M 0413 996 625 www.noonji.com.au James Halliday awarded Noonji ★★★★★ and the best new NSW Winery for 2011. ◗ Vertical tastings ◗ Relaxed personal service ◗ Open weekends and public holidays, and weekdays by appointment.

WINDSORS EDGE

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1039 McDonalds Road, Pokolbin 2320 T 02 4998 7737 F 02 4998 7341 E stay@windsorsedge.com.au www.windsorsedge.com.au A small family owned resort featuring small parcels of hand made wine, fine food & luxury accommodation. Open weekends & public holidays 10am – 5pm or midweek call Tim or Jessie on 0414 997978 for a private tasting. Specialising in Sparkling Shiraz, Port, Rosé plus all the classics.

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Tower Estate

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Corner Corner Halls & Broke Roads, Pokolbin 2320

T 02 4998 7989 F 02 4998 7919 E sales@towerestate.com www.towerestate.com

Tinklers

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53 Pokolbin Mountains Road, Pokolbin 2320 T 02 4998 7435 F 02 4998 7469 E enjoy@tinklers.com.au www.tinklers.com.au The Tinkler Family invites you to come and “enjoy” our individual vineyard wines. The Vineyards, Winery and Cellar Door are located in the historic “Parish of Pokolbin”. Pokolbin Mountains Road also gives you access to the Pokolbin Mountains Lookout and the Brokenback Range. See Attractions and Galleries for Tinklers Produce. Page 58.

“you have only so many bottles in your life – never drink a bad one.” the late Len Evans AO OBE. Excellence in wine, fine food and hospitality form the basis of Tower Estate. Created by the late Len Evans AO OBE, Tower Estate Winery selects the very best varietals not just locally, but from individual vineyards throughout Australia. Tower Estate’s winemaker, Samantha Connew sources fruit from regions around Australia. Our philosophy is to produce wines of classic style with an uncompromised approach to winemaking. We invite you to visit our winery and cellar door, which were awarded a 5 Star rating by James Halliday in the 2010 Wine Companion. Open daily from 10am. Mini buses by appointment.

More reasons to visit the Hunter Valley! Hunter Valley Semillon and Seafood October 2011 A weekend celebration of Hunter Valley Semillon throughout the region. www.huntersemillonandseafood.com.au Hunter Valley Wine and Food Month Throughout the month of June 2011 Sample world renowned Hunter Valley wine, produce and cuisine. www.hunterwineandfood.com.au

MAP 1 F2 Hermitage Road Cellars Winery Bluetongue Brewery CAFé

Hunter Resort, Hermitage Road, Pokolbin 2320 T 02 4998 7777 F 02 4998 7787 E wines@hunterresort.com.au www.huntervalley.com.au

Lovedale Long Lunch

Wines. Nowhere in Wine Country can you sample Wines from so

14-15 May 2011 7 wineries, 7 top chefs – sumptuous cuisine and an array of music and art. www.lovedalelonglunch.com.au

many small boutique producers at one location. Try wines from

For further information on all Hunter Valley events see our website www.winecountry.com.au or call the Visitor Information Centre on 02 49 900 900.

Hunter Valley Wine School. Daily 9am – two hour informal tutorial

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Thomas Wines, Little Wine Co, Macquariedale, Stormy Ridge, Crisford, Margan Family, Polin & Polin, Gartelmann and San Martino Family Wines. with personalised certificate. Bookings essential. Hunter Wine Theatre. Daily at 11am & 2pm - 1/2 hour visual experience showing wine making from grape to bottle.


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Hanging Tree Wines 294 O’Connors Road, Pokolbin 2320 T 02 4998 6601

The Little Wine Company

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@ Small Winemakers Centre, McDonalds Road, Pokolbin 2320

T 02 4998 7668 F 02 4998 7430 E info@olivine.com.au www.thelittlewinecompany.com.au “A Little wine is good.....”

F 02 4998 6602 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, duck pond and antique filled Cellar Door, all teeming with character. Pop in to taste our award winning wines. Open from 11am - 5pm, Friday to Sunday.

Pinot Gris, Sangiovese, Viognier, Gewurz, Petit Verdot, Tempranillo; all made by Ian and Suzanne Little, two winemakers bringing a wealth of experience to new varieties. The full range from The Little Wine Company is now available in the heart of Pokolbin at The Small Winemakers Centre. “There can’t be many wineries that boast the in-house expertise of the Littles” Newcastle Herald.

David Hook Wines

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Corner Ekerts & Broke Roads, Pokolbin 2320 T 02 4998 7121 E sales@davidhookwines.com.au www.davidhookwines.com.au David Hook cellar is situated in a relaxed garden setting. A rare find with its provincial sandstone buildings, eclectic shops, cafe & winery. Our winery provides a unique experience in the Hunter Valley. One of the districts exclusive small wineries, our charming sandstone cellar is open daily for sales and tastings. We specialise in single vineyard wines made from the Hunter’s traditional varieties of Semillon, Chardonnay & Shiraz as well as emerging grape varieties such as Viognier, Pinot Grigio and Barbera.

DID YOU KNOW... Hunter Valley Semillon is a perfect match with seafood?

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Swish Wine @ Warraroong Estate – Cellar Door

Centurion Wines

MAP 1 D3

110 Old North Road, Pokolbin 2320

T 0421 289 905 E sales@centurionwines.com www.centurionwines.com

Warraroong Estate, 247 Wilderness Road, Lovedale 2321

Centurion Wines is located on a breathtaking 30 hectare property

T 02 4930 7594 F 02 4930 7199 E huntercellar@swishwine.com www.swishwine.com

off Old North Road on the rolling hills of Pokolbin. The area is Australia’s oldest wine region and is also home to some of the most

◗ Family owned, boutique winery and cellar door ◗ Trophy winning Tin

Soldier, Saltire and Warraroong Estate wines ◗ Estate grown olives and oils and local cheeses ◗ Private wine tastings available on request ◗ Luxury self-contained accommodation Cellar Door seven days, 10am to 5pm

exceptional and distinctive wines in the country. Centurion Wines produce a number of traditional as well as niche grape varieties including Tannat, Chambourcin and Sauvignon Blanc. Centurion Wines has a cellar door catering to small groups or winery tours.

POKOLBIN ESTATE VINEYARD 298 McDonalds Road, Pokolbin 2321

T 02 4998 7524 F 02 4998 7765 E pokolbinestate@hunterlink.net.au www.pokolbinestate.com.au One of the most successful boutique wine producers in Australia. Enjoy your wine experience and taste multi

Allandale Winery

award winning wines that capture true

132 Lovedale Road, Lovedale 2320 T 02 4990 4526

Hunter characters.

F 02 4990 1714 E wines@allandalewinery.com.au www.allandalewinery.com.au

Try some new and exciting Mediterranean varieties like Tempranillo, Sangiovese and

Established in 1978, Allandale Winery is located on a hill in

Nebbiolo.

Lovedale with panoramic views across vineyards to the Brokenback

Visit our Hunter Olive Centre, boasting the

Range. Come and try our diverse range of regional multi-award

largest range of olives, oils and gourmet

winning wines that are known for their full flavour, excellent structure

produce in the Hunter. 7 Days 9.00am – 5.00pm

and distinctive varietal characters.

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Capercaillie Wine Co.

MAP 1 K10

4 Londons Road, Lovedale 2325 T 02 4990 2904 F 02 4991 1886 E capercaillie@hunterlink.net.au www.capercailliewine.com.au Awarded a 5 Red Star rating by James Halliday (2008, 2009 & 2010) and described as an “outstanding winery regularly producing wines of exemplary quality.” Cellar door and art gallery open 7 days.

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gartelmann WINES

MAP 1 H12

701 Lovedale Road, Lovedale 2321 T 02 4930 7113 E sales@gartelmann.com.au www.gartelmann.com.au You are invited on a journey! DISCOVER - Stylish, elegant wines; high on finesse, high on flavour. LEARN - What makes our wines so highly regarded, so sought-after. ENJOY - Serene, peaceful ambience, far from the madding crowd. A fun, relaxed & informed approach to wine & its enjoyment. Open 7 days, 10am - 5pm. Close at 4pm Sunday.

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Waverley Estate Aged Wines 207 Palmers Lane, Pokolbin 2321 T 4998 6750

Waverley Estate offers a unique tasting of their Aged and Museum Wines. Visit Waverley Estate and savour the experience of Aged Wines, and the ambience and romance of the vineyard and cellar door.

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Experience the rare opportunity and the subtleties of Aged Wines in

KEVIN SOBELS WINES

a vertical tasting. Sample wines of the same variety, but at different

5 Halls Road, Pokolbin 2320

stages of development or try a horizontal tasting of different wines but the same age.

T 02 4998 7766 F 02 4998 7475 E kevin@sobelswines.com.au www.sobelswines.com.au

The Cellar Door is open 10am to 5pm every day.

At Sobels winery, experienced staff will introduce you to our range of

Where Age and Experience Matter

wines that include traditional Hunter styles along with some sweeter fruitier red and white wines and also fortified White and Tawny port. All are made using minimal preservatives and every wine you taste will have been made, aged and bottled in our winery. You will almost certainly see and meet our St Bernard “Archie” whilst here. We welcome groups but ask that they book and our BBQ and Picnic area is free to use. We are open every day if the doors are open and/or the light’s on.

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POKOLBIN BROTHERS WINES 307 Palmers Lane, Pokolbin 2320 T 02 4998 7660 www.pokolbinbrothers.com.au Family owned, trophy awarded, small, limited production, traditional boutique vineyard, established 1976. This is a place where you can still find authentic single vineyard, estate grown, low yield, hand-picked, gently pressed, genuine 100% Hunter Valley Wines. Not blended with other wine regions. Original Chardonnay, Shiraz, Merlot.

Calais Estate Wines

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Palmers Lane, Pokolbin 2320 T 02 4998 7654 E info@calaiswines.com.au www.calaiswines.com.au Discover our passion at Calais Estate Wines - voted Best Cellar Door

Only available here in Pokolbin, Tokyo & Yokohama.

in the Valley 5 years running. This is your must visit destination in the

Tasting & sales OPEN 7 Days 10am - 6pm. All welcome.

Hunter. Located in our convict carved sandstone cellar door, the Calais collection is one of the largest ranges of boutique wines in the

LITTLES WINES

MAP 1 H7

valley. Our cellar door also has a wide range of gifts and condiments

270 Palmers Lane, Pokolbin 2320 T 02 4998 7626 www.littleswinery.com.au

for your shopping pleasure. Whilst dining at our Verandah Restaurant

Great value handcrafted wines. Cellar door open Fri, Sat, Sun & Public Holidays 10am-4.30pm.

The tranquil picnic spots and BBQ area are available for your leisure.

WINE SYMBOLS KEY

enjoy the panoramic views of our beautifully landscaped grounds. Open 7 days a week 9am to 5pm. Come and enjoy our famous wines, hospitality and “Discover Your Passion.”

Wollombi Village Vineyard Winery Cellar Door Wine Tasting Scheduled Winery Tour

2971 Paynes Crossing Rd, Wollombi 2325

M 0419 997 434 F 02 9918 6830 www.wollombivillagevineyard.com.au Sample our Limoncielo, Frizzante, Italian-style liqueurs, digestifs as well as wines.

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WINERIES Stanleigh Park Vineyard

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Gemelli Estate

MAP 1 I8

168 Palmers Lane, Pokolbin 2321 T 02 4998 7910 E info@gemelliestate.com.au www.gemelliestate.com.au

375 Wilderness Road, Rothbury 2320 T 02 9699 3311 F 02 9319 1007 E enquiries@stanleighparkwines.com.au www.stanleighparkwines.com.au ◗ Boutique Hunter Wines ◗ Accolades 34 awards

Gemelli - More than wine to double your experience!

◗ Distinct on: Semillion, Chardonnay, Verdelho

Order online www.stanleighparkwines.com.au

THE BOUTIQUE WINE CENTRE

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BIG NAMES COME TO THE HUNTER VALLEY

2198 Broke Road, Pokolbin 2320

T 02 4998 7474 F 02 4998 7974 www.boutiquewinecentre.com.au A must stop for the wine enthusiast -

In 2010 the Hunter Valley played host to some of the most talented, local and international musical performers.

featuring the wines of Glenguin Estate, Meerea Park and other micro boutique producers, in a friendly Cellar Door

Artists including Cliff Richard, Fleetwood Mac, Whitney Houston, Eric Clapton, Rob Thomas, Chicago, Blondie, Pretenders, Simply Red, Jimmy Barnes, Tom Jones and Ronan Keating to name but a few.

atmosphere. Open 7 days: 9am-5pm Weekdays, 10am - 5pm Weekends.

For information on more amazing concerts planned for 2011 in the Hunter Valley visit www.winecountry.com.au or call the Visitor Information Centre on 02 49 900 900.

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Wandin Valley Estate – Cellar Door Corner of Wilderness Road & Lovedale Road, Lovedale, 2320 T 02 4930 7317 F 02 4930 7814 E sales@wandinvalley.com.au www.wandinvalley.com.au Set in 100 acres of rolling vineyards and pristine bushland, Wandin Valley Estate is renowned for its trophy winning, boutique wines made by talented winemaker Matt Burton, the 2010 Hunter Valley Rising Star of the Year. ◗ James Halliday ★★★★★ Winery (2011 Australian Wine Companion) ◗ The Wandin Valley Bar & Grill, and Wandin Valley Microbrewery ◗ Function Centre and Cricket Ground ideal for Weddings,

Functions and Corporate Entertaining ◗ Luxury self-contained villa accommodation ◗ Private wine tastings available on request ◗ Gourmet products prepared by our acclaimed chefs ◗ Cellar Door open 7 days 10am to 5pm.

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H U N T E R

V A L L E Y

◗ al fresco dining ◗ boutique wineries ◗ cottages and villas ◗ events

Briar Ridge Vineyard

◗ personalised tours

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593 Mount View Road, Mount View 2325

T 02 4990 3670 F 02 4990 7802 E indulge@briarridge.com.au www.briarridge.com.au Briar Ridge, established in 1972, sits nestled in the heart of the Brokenback Range, a secret garden of tranquillity producing some of the Hunter’s most awarded wines. Our reputation is enviable and

Petersons Wines

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552 Mount View Road, Mount View 2325 T 02 4990 1704

F 02 4991 1344 E sales@petersonswines.com.au www.petersonswines.com.au WINES OF DISTINCTION – to suit your great taste

our unique location offers visitors a total indulgence of premium

Petersons Wines have been producing quality wines for wine lovers

wines, alfresco dining and superb scenery. ★★★★★ winery rating

since 1981. We would love for you to join us at our picturesque

by James Halliday. Open Daily 10am-5pm.

backdrop of Mount View to laugh, relax, unwind, imbibe.

SAVANNAH ESTATE

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211 Mount View Road, Mount View 2325 T 02 4990 6326 E rita@savannahestate.com.au www.savannahestate.com.au

Tallavera Grove Vineyard

MAP 1 P8

749 Mount View Road, Mount View 2325 T 02 4990 7535

The Estate is owned by Colin Peterson, named after his daughter

F 02 4990 5232 E cellardoor@tallaveragrove.com.au www.tallaveragrove.com.au

and operated by Rita Hourigan. The building is a wooden slab cabin

Nestled atop a small valley in the Mount View region, Tallavera Grove

style with side verandahs under which you can sit and sample the

has one of the best views on offer. Combining a unique microclimate

medal winning wine and the cool breeze in the summer months.

with the talents of our winemaker, visitors will experience the visual

In the winter, sit by the open log fire, inside the Cellar Door and

splendour of the vineyard whilst enjoying the tastes this vineyard has

enjoy the wines available for tasting and experience the great award

to offer. This experience is enhanced with the opening of Bistro

winning service and friendly hospitality.

Molines, so visit us and enjoy!

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KELMAN VINEYARD

MAP 1 O10 MAP 1 O9

2 Oakey Creek Road, Pokolbin 2320 T 02 4991 5456 F 02 4991 7555 E sales@kelmanvineyard.com.au www.kelmanvineyard.com.au A love for the land and a passion for wine-craft were the hallmarks of William Kelman, a founding father of Australian wine. Today William Kelman’s spirit lives on at the vineyards that bear his name. Come to our cellar door nestled in a quiet corner of Pokolbin at the gateway to Mt View. Try our award winning wines. Taste our delicious olives, oils and local gourmet produce. Discover why Kelman Vineyard is Australia’s most unique vineyard development. Open 10am - 5pm daily.

Saddler’s Creek Wines 15 Marrowbone Road, Pokolbin 2320 T 02 4991 1770 F 02 4991 2482 E info@saddlerscreek.com www.saddlerscreek.com Saddler’s celebrates 20 years of winemaking this year and with a 5 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. 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.

Map 1 P7 MAP 1 P8

Tallowwood Mount View

Mount View Estate

147 Mount Bright Road, Mount View 2325

502 Mount View Rd, Mount View 2325

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

T 02 4990 3307 F 02 4991 1289 E sales@mtviewestate.com.au www.mtviewestate.com.au

Discover one of the Hunter’s hidden treasures... perched high in

Rated ★★★★★ by James Halliday 2010 and 2011.

beautiful Mount View.

For 40 years Mount View Estate has been quietly producing some

Experience Tallowwood’s new boutique cellar door and winery

of the most awarded wines in the Hunter Valley. In our own boutique

where we produce elegant, complex, premium quality wines. Meet

winery, we craft premium fruit from our two vineyards into individual

the winemakers and taste their passion in every glass!

wines of distinction. These wines truly express the unique terroir of

Cellar door open weekends 11am to 5pm but closed the last

the beautiful Mount View region. Come and see for yourself why

weekend of every month. Weekdays by appointment only.

Mount View Estate has built up such a loyal following of wine lovers!

www.mountview.biz H U N T E R

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The north west part of Pokolbin based around Hermitage Road boasts a high concentration of the Hunter’s best wines and acclaimed wine makers. This friendly rural destination offers a wide range of accommodation styles, restaurants, cafes and galleries. Come and explore. www.aroundhermitage.com.au

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Ridgeview wines 273 Sweetwater Road, Pokolbin 2320 T 02 6574 7332 E wines@ridgeview.com.au www.ridgeview.com.au Family owned and operated – estate grown, trophy winning wines. Darren & Tracey Scott invite you to sample their extensive range of awardwinning wines in their new stylish cellar door. Taste from Reidel glasses, our renowned single vineyard “Generations” Semillon & Shiraz as well as alternative estate grown Pinot Gris, Viognier and Chambourcin. In winter relax by the cozy fire and during the warmer months sit on the verandah overlooking the vines and take in the natural beauty of the Hunter.

Why not stay for a while and enjoy the vista by dining at our new restaurant/café – enjoy great local produce with RidgeView wines at cellar door prices. “Our Passion, Your Reward” Open daily 10-5pm (10am-6pm Friday & Saturday during daylight savings)

Tintilla Estate Vineyard and Olive Grove 725 Hermitage Road, Pokolbin 2320

T 02 6574 7093 F 02 6574 7094 E info@tintilla.com.au www.tintilla.com.au You are welcome to visit Tintilla Estate - an enticing, family run vineyard and winery. You can share our passion for the unique character of Hunter wines and enjoy their individual, hand crafted qualities. Taste the wines made at Tintilla, including classic Hunter Semillon, barrel fermented Chardonnay, a long lasting traditional Hunter Shiraz, a Pinot Noir as well as our renowned Merlot. Our passion extends to pioneering the Italian varietal Sangiovese. We produce a Rosato di Jupiter, a Saphira Sangiovese and the Catherine de’M blend of Sangiovese and Merlot. Sample our modern Spritzanti styled wines the Lizzie, based on Semillon, and the Rozzie from a blend of Sangiovese and Shiraz. Don’t leave before trying our olives, tapenade, vinegar and verjus. Open 7 days 10.30am-6.00pm

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WINERIES Misty Glen Wines

MAP 1 G5

293 Deasys Road, Pokolbin 2320 T 4998 7781 E wines@mistyglen.com.au www.mistyglen.com.au Misty Glen Wines are made from grapes grown on our boutique vineyard. Come and taste our wines at one of the prettiest cellar doors in the Hunter. Friendly service and great wines! We also sell locally made produce. Open seven days.

Arrowfield Estate Cnr Hermitage Road & Mistletoe Lane, Pokolbin 2320

T 02 4998 7440 F 02 4998 7443 E info@arrowfieldestate.com.au www.arrowfieldestate.com.au At Arrowfield Estate you will find a range of wines to suit every taste –

Macquariedale Organic Wines 170 Sweetwater Road, Rothbury 2335 T 02 6574 7012

F 02 6574 7013 E sales@macquariedale.com.au www.macquariedale.com.au Certified Organic Wines. We are the first fully Certified Biodynamic vineyard in the Hunter. Our broad range of award winning wines reflect the true taste of our beautiful, pristine location. Come and experience the richness of flavour, fullness of colour and diversity of aromas from the fully sustainable farming practices. Our Certified Biodynamic wines comply to the Aust. Organic standard for low sulphur preservatives (220) and are free of synthetic chemicals. We extend a warm welcome to you. Open 7 days 10am - 5pm

from hand crafted reserve wines to everyday quaffers.

MAP 1 E4

We have a special group tasting area available and conduct wine, olive oil

DENMAR ESTATE

and produce tastings.

479 Hermitage Road, Pokolbin 2320 T 02 6574 7291 F 02 6574 7292 E enquiries@denmarestate.com.au www.denmarestate.com.au

Open 10am - 5pm daily.

MAP 1 F2

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Quality wine, accommodation and views.

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KEITH TULLOCH WINE Hermitage Road, Pokolbin 2321 T 02 4998 7500 E info@keithtullochwine.com.au www.keithtullochwine.com.au

Keith Tulloch is a fourth generation Hunter Valley winemaker creating Ultra Premium Hunter Valley wines. Our cellar door tasting room is set upstairs looking out across wide verandahs to a 360 degree view of vineyards and the Brokenback Range. Enjoy the comfort of our leather lounges and table seating inside or on the verandah, for a relaxed and informative structured wine tasting experience. 7 days per week 10-4pm weekdays & Sunday, 10-5pm Saturday.

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Krinklewood Vineyard 712 Wollombi Road, Broke 2330 T 02 6579 1322 F 02 9986 2154 www.krinklewood.com Krinklewood is a family owned Biodynamic vineyard and farm that

Shiraz, Sparkling wines and a very popular Dessert wine. More than a

strives to produce wines that reflect the unique characteristics of the

cellar door experience for visitors, Krinklewood is a living example of

Krinklewood terroir.

the importance of Biodynamic viticulture. The cellar door is set amongst

Every aspect of the vineyard is managed in a holistic and sustainable

Provencal gardens, urns and fountains and is open every weekend from

way which is shown in the individuality and superior quality of the wines.

10am to 5pm and by appointment.

Wines available for tasting are Semillon, Verdelho, Chardonnay, Rosé,

Margan Wines

MAP 1 I0

WHISPERING BROOK

MAP 1 H0

Rodd Street, Broke 2330 T 02 6579 1386 F 02 9818 4156

1238 Milbrodale Road, Broke 2330

E info@whispering-brook.com www.whispering-brook.com

T 02 6579 1372 F 02 6579 1267 E cellardoor@margan.com.au

A boutique family owned winery & olive grove. We produce

www.margan.com.au

complex, fine quality wines which are a natural expression of the

Leading winemaker Andrew Margan handcrafts premium estate grown

‘terroir’; soil, climate, orientation and seasons.

and made wines from the Margan old vine vineyards. His philosophy

We invite you to experience our wines, wine flights and our delicious

is to make wines with exceptional varietal and regional definition which

cheese/antipasto platters at our beautiful Australian themed cellar

are contemporary in style but show respect to the great Hunter wines

door with its wide verandahs & sweeping mountain views.

of the past.

CELLAR DOOR + FUNCTIONS/CONFERENCES

Rated ★★★★★ by James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2011

+ ACCOMMODATION + CHEESE/ANTIPASTO PLATTERS

Finalist Hunter Valley Cellar Door of the Year 2010 Finalist Tourism Hunter - Best Winery 2010 “The Cellar Door and Restaurant at the Margan Winery and Vineyards is one of the most impressive in the Country.” AGT Wine Magazine Visit the stunning rammed earth cellar door 7 days, restaurant Friday-Sunday. TASTING ROOM + WINERY + RESTAURANT + EVENTS

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Broke Fordwich, the tranquil side of the Hunter Valley. “Broke Fordwich is like a secret ... one you can’t wait to share!”


ATTRACTIONS and GALLERIES A tonic for mind, body and soul

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ATTRACTIONS AND GALLERIES Name

Address

Phone

Australian Alpaca Barn

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

4998 6669

52

Map 1 J4

Australian Regional Food Store & Café

426 McDonalds Rd, Pokolbin

4998 6800

50

Map 1 J6

Australian Woodwork Gallery

Cnr Wine Country Dr & Fleming St, Nulkaba

4990 4994

54

Map 1 M11

Binnorie Dairy

Cnr Hermitage Rd & Mistletoe Ln, Pokolbin

4998 6660

56

Map 1 F2

Bluetongue Brewery Café

Hermitage Rd, Pokolbin

4998 7777

55

Map 1 F2

Butterflies Gallery

1616 Broke Rd, Pokolbin

4998 7724

55

Map 1 J2

Capercaillie Wine Co. & Gallery

4 Londons Rd, Lovedale

4990 2904

58

Map 1 K10

Cessnock Performing Arts Centre

198-202 Vincent St, Cessnock

4993 4200

n/a

Map 2 E4

Cessnock Regional Art Gallery

16 Vincent St, Cessnock

4991 6619

56

Map 2 B4

Cessnock Supporters Club

1 Darwin St, Cessnock

4993 2655

58

Map 2 B3

Convict Trail Project Inc

Great North Rd, Wollombi

9489 3603

n/a

Map 1 S2

Edgeworth David Museum

36 Gillies St, Kurri Kurri

4937 4418

n/a

Map 2 C10

Emmas Cottage Vineyard

438 Wilderness Rd, Lovedale 

4998 7734

n/a

Map 1 G10

Gems 4 U

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

4998 6647

56

Map 1 J5

Harrigan's Irish Pub

2090 Broke Rd, Pokolbin

1800 800 522

94

Map 1 J5

Hunter Olive Centre

@ Pokolbin Estate, 298 McDonalds Rd, Pokolbin

4998 7117

39

Map 1 K5

Hunter Valley Cheese Company

@ McGuigans Complex, McDonalds Rd, Pokolbin

4998 7744

50

Map 1 J6

Hunter Valley Chocolate Company

Shop 5, Hunter Valley Gardens, Broke Rd, Pokolbin

4998 7221

49

Map 1 J5

Hunter Valley Chocolate Company

The Stonehouse @ Peterson House, Cnr Broke Rd & Wine Country Dr, Pokolbin

4998 7301

49

Map 1 J9

Hunter Valley Chocolate Company - Factory & Showroom

820 Lovedale Rd, Lovedale

4930 7388

49

Map 1 G13

Hunter Valley Cooking School

Hermitage Rd, Pokolbin

4998 7777

55

Map 1 F2

Hunter Valley Gardens

2090 Broke Rd, Pokolbin

4998 4000

53

Map 1 J5

Hunter Valley Gardens Village

Broke Rd, Pokolbin

4998 4000

53

Map 1 J5

Hunter Valley Reflections Day Spa

@ Potters Brewery, Wine Country Dr, Nulkaba

4990 9966

57

Map 1 M11

Hunter Valley Smelly Cheese Shop

@ Tempus Two, 2144 Broke Rd, Pokolbin

4998 6713

51

Map 1 J6

Hunter Valley Smelly Cheese Shop

@ Pokolbin Village 3/2188 Broke Rd, Pokolbin

4998 6960

51

Map 1 J6

Hunter Valley Wine School

@ Hunter Resort, Hermitage Rd, Pokolbin

4998 7777

55

Map 1 F2

Hunter Valley Zoo

138 Lomas Ln, Nulkaba

4990 7714

n/a

Map 1 L11

Hunter Wine Theatre

@ Hunter Resort, Hermitage Rd, Pokolbin

4998 7777

55

Map 1 F2

Ken Duncan Gallery

Shop 14, Hunter Valley Gardens Village, Pokolbin

4998 6711

54

Map 1 J5

Labels@Pokolbin

555 Oakey Creek Rd, Pokolbin

1300 798 098

n/a

Map 1 M5

Lovedale Smokehouse

64 Majors Ln, Lovedale

4930 7832

56

Map 1 H12

Lovedale Village

288 Talga Rd, Rothbury

4930 7111

58

Map 1 F11

Majors Lane Cooking School

64 Majors Ln, Lovedale

4930 7832

57

Map 1 H12

Marthaville Guildry Craft & Gift Centre

200 Wollombi Rd, Cessnock

4990 3837 

n/a

Map 1 O11

Natural Lightscapes - Portraits

PO Box 213, Cessnock

4998 1950

n/a

Map 1 T9

New Gokula Hare Krishna Farm

83 Lewis Ln, Millfield

4998 1800

n/a

Map 1 R5

Ogishi Craft Centre & Glassblowing Studio

540 Wilderness Rd, Rothbury

4998 7979

58

Map 1 G9

Peppers Creek Village

Cnr Broke & Ekerts Rds, Pokolbin

4998 7406

52

Map 1 J4

Peter Sesselmann Artist

245 Frame Dr, Sawyers Gully

4930 4437

58

Map 1 J15

Pickled & Pitted Gourmet Products

67 Wollombi St, Broke

6579 1063

n/a

Map 1 H0

Pokolbin Gallery – Mistletoe Sculpture Gardens

771 Hermitage Rd, Pokolbin

1800 055 080

54

Map 1 F2

Pokolbin Village

2188 Broke Rd, Pokolbin

4998 7670

52

Map 1 J6

Potters Hotel Brewery Resort

Wine Country Dr, Nulkaba

4991 7922

55

Map 1 M11

Pukara Estate Olives

1440 Denman Rd, Muswellbrook

6547 1055

58

Map 1 B00

Richmond Vale Railway Museum

Leggetts Dr, Richmond Vale

4001 0197

56

Map 1 S14

Soul Temple

Hunter Valley

0404 144 529

57

Not on Map

Tea Tree Spa

@ Crown Plaza Hunter Valley, 430 Wine Country Dr, Pokolbin

4991 0959

89

Map 1 K10

Tempus Two

Cnr Broke & McDonalds Rd, Pokolbin

4998 4000

51

Map 1 J6

The Gate Gallery

2480 Wollombi Rd, Wollombi

4998 3370

58

Map 1 R3

The Golden Door Spa At Elysia

Thompsons Rd, Pokolbin

4993 8500

57

Map 1 K5

The Olive Mill

@ Adina Vineyard, 492 Lovedale Rd, Lovedale

4930 7473

35

Map 1 H11

Tinklers Produce

53 Pokolbin Mountains Rd, Pokolbin

4998 7435

58

Map 1 M4

Towns With Heart Inc - Kurri Murals

199 Lang St, Kurri Kurri

4936 1909

n/a

Map 2 D10

Zen Hair Skin Body

Shop 4 Hunter Valley Gardens Broke Rd, Pokolbin

4998 6844

57

Map 1 J5

For more information on attractions and galleries, please refer to the individual operators advertised within this guide or contact the Visitor Information Centre on 02 49 900 900 or visit www.winecountry.com.au

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THE HUNTER VALLEY CHOCOLATE COMPANY

Taste the difference Established in the Valley in 1999, the ORIGINAL Hunter Valley Chocolate Company & Fudge Factory remains a favourite destination as one of the premier attractions in the valley, earning an enviable reputation for quality and innovation. Recent expansion now includes a boutique chocolate and fudge making facility at the Lovedale location. At the Lovedale location visitors are able to view Peter the chocolatier and Lorraine the fudge maker preparing the range of chocolates and fudge for our stores. At the 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 nuts. A distilled pure fruit oil is used for infusion and results in a subtle but true flavour of the fruit. We prefer to keep fillings and flavourings very simple as the chocolate should be the experience.

Chocolate lovers VIP Club – features and benefits include, 15% discount on all purchases, monthly draws, on line ordering, gift vouchers.

We can also supply a delightful selection of gourmet trays and baskets incorporating other fine products from the Wine Country region.

Hunter Valley Chocolate Company also carries an extensive range of wedding and corporate packaging.

Open 7 days 9am-5pm (with the exception of some Public holidays). Visit any of our 3 locations for the ultimate chocolate experience; one bite will keep you coming back for more! MAP 1 J5/J9/G13 ◗ S  hop 5, Hunter Valley Gardens, Broke Road, Pokolbin 2320 T 02 4998 7221 ◗ T  he Stonehouse @ Peterson House Corner Broke Road & Wine Country Drive, Pokolbin 2320 T 02 4998 7301 ◗ Boutique Factory & Showroom, 820 Lovedale Road, Lovedale 2325 (Bus groups welcome please book)

T 02 4930 7388 F 02 4930 7488 E admin@hvchocolate.com.au www.hvchocolate.com.au

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MAP 1 J6

Hunter Valley Cheese COMPANY

Australian Regional Food Store & CafÉ

McGuigans Complex

426 McDonalds Road, Pokolbin 2320 T 02 4998 6800 F 02 4998 7269

McDonalds Road, Pokolbin 2320

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

E australianregionalfood@westnet.com.au

www.huntervalleycheese.com.au

www.australianregionalfoods.com.au

Cheese Factory, Tasting Rooms, & Factory Sales Outlet sales open

Three stores in one - cellar door, all day café & gourmet food

daily 9am to 5.30pm.

supply store.

Watch our Cheesemakers in action, viewing windows to our Cheesemaking & Maturation Rooms. Free Cheesemaking Talk daily at 11am & 3pm. Sample our Australian Award Winning Cheeses: ◗ Riley’s Marinated Fromage Blanc ◗ Hunter Valley Marinated Feta ◗ Branxton & Grape Vine Ashed Brie ◗ Hunter Gold & Pokolbin Smear Ripened Wash Rinds ◗ Pokolbin White Natural Rind

Delicatessen products & an extensive range of gourmet preserves on display & tasting daily. Alfresco dining area, coffee/tea & snacks or select your wine from McGuigan Cellars to enjoy with a Cheesemakers Vineyard Lunch.

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Experience our fantastic showcase of clean, green Aussie Produce - Funky Fudge, jams, relish & chutneys & many other gourmet delights highlight the regional diversity of Australian produce. Sample our own housemade produce, make up a hamper or order your gourmet food & wine gift hamper. Relax in our lounge café, which serves breakfast and lunch all day with Allpresso coffee, speciality teas & sweet treats to tempt your taste buds. Dining indoor or alfresco overlooking natural bushland & water setting. Licenced to drink or drink/dine we serve Australian Beers & wines. Child Friendly, Parents Room and Disabled Facilities. Open 7 days 9am to 5pm


ATTRACTIONS AND GALLERIES

MAP 1 J6

Tempus Two Cnr Broke & McDonalds Roads, Pokolbin 2320 T 02 4998 4000 The food, wine and entertainment heart of Wine Country

◗ Oishii delicious Japanese and Thai food Ph 4998 7051

◗T  empus Two Cellar Door Open 7 days a week for wine tasting

◗ Leogate Estate Winery Ph 4998 7499

10am to 5pm Ph 4993 3999 ◗H  unter Valley Smelly Cheese Shop - feast on hand made cheeses,

light meals, gelato, fresh breads and pastries Ph 4998 6713

◗G  oldfish Hunter Valley - try innovative cocktails and the full dining

menu at Goldfish cocktail and wine lounge Ph 4998 7688 ◗ The Barrel Room Function Centre Ph 4998 4070

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HUNTER VALLEY SMELLY CHEESE SHOPS

Hall of Food – Pavilion G Tempus Two Complex, 2144 Broke Road, Pokolbin 2320 T 02 4998 6713 F 02 4998 7650 E info@smellycheese.net.au Pokolbin Village Shop – Shop 3, 2188 Broke Road, Pokolbin 2320 T 02 4998 6960 E pvr@smellycheese.net.au www.smellycheese.net.au Hunter Valley Smelly Cheese Shops are providers of the finest local and imported gourmet foods. We are also the home of the Hunter Valley Gelato Company – the only “real” Italian hand made gelato in the Hunter region ‘made on site’. We create over 200 flavours, including our very own Aussie range. Our delicious products can be purchased to take home ‘or’ you may desire to take time out to sit and indulge whilst in store with a glass of one of our local wines or beers. Smelly’s kitchen also adds another dimension to your visit with ‘French’ style bread baked daily, gourmet pizzas, stuffed baguettes and wraps, burgers and chips. Fully licensed.

STOP. No need to go any further as we stock all the local favourites – Smellys own, Binnorie Dairy, Hunter Belle as well as other favourites from around the country and the globe. We are a gourmands’ delight, you have to see it to believe it! So come on in, have a big snoop around. Enjoy a Merlo coffee with a hand made Adora chocolate. Hampers, Wedding Fromage Cakes and Gelato Cakes also available – give us a call. We are open 7 days for your convenience (closed Christmas Day).

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Peppers Creek VillagE Cnr Broke & Ekerts Roads, Pokolbin 2320 T 02 4998 7406 www.pepperscreek.com.au Welcome to the prettiest village in Pokolbin... Enjoy a stroll around our beautiful provincial sandstone village offering

Cafe Enzo

renowned food & wine, exclusive shopping showcasing gifts, jewellery

Froggies Patisserie

and apparel, stunning function venues and services, and unique

David Hook Wines

accommodation.

Australian Alpaca Barn

Open 7 Days

Peppers Creek Barrel Room & Chapel MMG Photography Self-contained Accommodation and more...

Pokolbin Village 2188 Broke Rd, Pokolbin 2320 T 02 4998 7670 We invite you to come and explore our range of specialty stores. Sample gourmet chocolate and cheese or your favourite drop of Hunter Valley wine. Or browse through the home wares, jewellery, fashion and accessories on display. Enjoy the restaurant and bar, or fresh takeaway meals and groceries. Open 7 days a week. Free wireless internet available in public areas.

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MAP 1 J5

HUNTER VALLEY GARDENS 2090 Broke Road, Pokolbin 2320 T 02 4998 4000 F 02 4998 4001 E welcome@hvg.com.au www.hvg.com.au Explore 10 stunning feature gardens set on 60 acres. Enjoy garden talks, school holidays activities, a casual lunch in the Garden Terrace which is also perfect for weddings and functions. Open daily 9am-5pm (closing at 4pm during Christmas Lights Spectacular and re-opening from 6.30-10pm. Closed 25th December).

“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, Sydney Morning Herald

Hunter Valley Gardens has won Best Tourist Attraction in the Hunter six years in a row, NSW Best Tourist Attraction for many years and has been inducted into the NSW Tourism Hall of Fame in this category.

“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

HUNTER VALLEY GARDENS VILLAGE

MAP 1 J5

Broke Road, Pokolbin 2320 T 02 4998 4000 F 02 4998 4001 E welcome@hvg.com.au www.hvg.com.au Located right in the heart of Hunter Valley Wine Country you will find

Aqua Golf driving range where you can win some great prizes. Enjoy

Pokolbin’s town centre - Hunter Valley Gardens Village, featuring

the beautifully landscaped gardens of the Village and make the most

boutique specialty shops and restaurants. Browse through the

of the picnic and barbeque facilities, located right next door to the fully

fashion, antique and gift shops or perhaps enjoy a massage, facial

enclosed children’s playground.

or hair treatment in the salon. Stop for a coffee, devonshire tea or an

Hunter Valley Gardens Village - a great place to visit any day of

old fashioned cone of ice-cream. During your visit have a hit on the

the week!

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KEN DUNCAN GALLERY

MAP 1 J5

Shop 14, Hunter Valley Gardens Village, Broke Road, Pokolbin 2320 T 02 4998 6711 F 02 4998 6744 E hunter@kenduncan.com www.kenduncan.com Set in the graceful sanctuary of the Hunter Valley Gardens Village

POKOLBIN GALLERY MISTLETOE SCULPTURE GARDEN

MAP 1 F2

771 Hermitage Rd, Pokolbin 2320

T 1800 055 080 F 02 4998 7792 E info@mistletoewines.com.au

in historic Pokolbin, the spectacular Ken Duncan Gallery is a place where visitors can relax and contemplate the beauty of creation. Ken’s striking and inspiring landscape images prove his ability to capture the very essence of a place. All of Ken’s famous Limited Edition Prints are available as well as a wide range of beautiful and unusual gifts, providing something for every taste and budget. Open 10am – 5pm daily (except Good Friday & Christmas Day).

www.mistletoewines.com.au DISCOVER FINE ART OPEN 10AM UNTIL 6PM DAILY (not open christmas day) Pokolbin Gallery is located in the Mistletoe Wine Cellars building and awaits your visit with a unique collection of fine art including: ◗ Paintings in all media ◗ Limited edition prints ◗ Exclusive hand-made jewellery ◗ Ceramics ◗ Glassware ◗ Unique woodwork ◗ Sculptures ◗ Black & white photography

When visiting Mistletoe, make sure you leave enough time to take a tour of the ever changing Sculpture Garden. Currently exhibiting over thirty external works, 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.

AUSTRALIAN WOODWORK GALLERY

MAP 1 M11

Corner Wine Country Drive & Fleming Street, Nulkaba 2325 (next to Potters Brewery) T 02 4990 4994 F 02 4990 8467 E info@australianwoodwork.com.au www.australianwoodwork.com.au Fine woodwork in Australian timbers. Furniture, homewares, glass. Open 7 days, 9.30am – 4.30pm.

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Potters Hotel Brewery Resort Wine Country Drive, Nulkaba 2325 T 02 4991 7922 F 02 4991 7933 E info@pottershbr.com.au www.pottershbr.com.au In the heart of Wine Country with distinctive Heritage Brick Beehive Kilns,

Potters hosts an array of entertainment with live performances every

Potters is the perfect setting for your Hunter Valley experience.

Friday night. Karaoke and DJ Saturday night and for the family a FREE

Potters is home to the Hunter Beer Co. - the Hunter Valley’s only

Jumping Castle on the lawn Sunday afternoon.

Microbrewery. Tours run daily at 12noon, 2pm or 4pm and you can

For a truly memorable Hunter Valley experience stay in our villas and

taste the award winning brews made onsite. Or sit back in our relaxing

suites, relax around the pools, play a game of tennis or boules, or spoil

outdoor beer garden with a tasty snack or recharge with a hearty meal in

yourself at the Day Spa.

the Brickworks Brasserie.

Once you arrive, you’ll never want to leave...

MAP 1 F2

BLUETONGUE BREWERY CAFÉ HUNTER WINE THEATRE Hunter Resort, Hermitage Road, Pokolbin 2320 T 02 4998 7777 F 02 4998 7787 E brewery@HunterResort.com.au www.huntervalley.com.au The indoor/outdoor setting is the perfect place to relax. Experience the six unique Boutique Beers in our tasting paddle. For lunch and dinner enjoy casual dining at its best. Hunter Wine Theatre – 1/2 hour visual experience showing winemaking from grape to bottle. CAFÉ - Open 7 days - 10am till late. WINE THEATRE - Daily - 11am & 2pm.

Butterflies Gallery

MAP 1 J2

1616 Broke Road, Pokolbin 2320

T 02 4998 7724 F 02 4998 7352 E gallery@butterflies.com.au www.butterflies.com.au With changing exhibitions of original art and displays of the finest contemporary, traditional and decorative work from Australian artists and crafts people, the Gallery is a peaceful place to browse for that unique gift or something special for your home. You’ll find us adjacent to Cracked Pepper Restaurant & De Iuliis Wines. Gallery open Friday to Wednesday 10am – 5pm (Thursday by appointment only)

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Binnorie Dairy

Lovedale Smokehouse

Tuscany Wine Estate, Cnr Hermitage Rd & Mistletoe Ln, Pokolbin 2320

64 Majors Lane, Lovedale 2320

T 02 4930 7832 F 02 4932 7685

T 02 4998 6660 F 02 4998 6661 www.binnorie.com.au Cheesemaker Simon Gough opened Binnorie Dairy in April 2003,

E majorslane@bigpond.com www.majorslane.com

featuring on many local restaurant menus. Come in and sample

A visit to Lovedale Smokehouse and Gourmet Pantry is a true food lover’s delight. We produce a large range of charcuterie items on site including smoked trout and salmon, salami, smoked sausages, prosciutto, bacon and a variety of pâtés and terrines. Take-home frozen meals, hand-made jams, chutneys and sauces plus local cheeses, olives and olive oils are also available.

some of our fine cheeses. Opposite The Mill Restaurant.

Open Thursday to Monday 11.00am-3.00pm

after travelling and making cheese throughout Europe and previously working in the Yarra Valley. Simon’s passion and skill combine with locally sourced milk to produce local cheeses of world standard. Binnorie Dairy Cheeses are the Hunter Valley’s gourmet choice,

Open 6 days, Tues - Sat 10am - 5pm, Sun 10am - 4pm.

Gems 4 U

MAP 1 F2

MAP 1 H12

MAP 1 J5

Shop 19, Hunter Valley Gardens Village, Broke Road, Pokolbin 2320 T 02 4998 6647 ◗ Gemstones ◗ Minerals ◗ Fossils ◗ Crystals ◗ Beading ◗ Gift Certificates Available

Unique and wonderful pieces from around the world. Call in and browse. Open 7 days 10.00am - 5.00pm

Cessnock Regional Art Gallery Richmond Vale Railway Museum Leggetts Drive, Richmond Vale 2327 T 02 4001 0197 E rvrminfo@richmondvalerailwaymuseum.org www.richmondvalerailwaymuseum.org Smell the coal and ride the past.

Taste the Hunter

MAP 1 S14

16 Vincent Street, Cessnock 2325

T 02 4991 6619 E info@crag.net.au www.crag.net.au Exhibiting fine Australian art including leading Hunter Valley artists. Art classes for adults and children including school holiday programs. Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 4pm. Sunday 12noon - 4pm. Free entry to exhibitions.

Taste the gourmet delights in Hunter Valley Wine Country! Hand made cheeses, chocolates, gelato, chutneys, jams and preserves, stone fruits and table grapes, fudge, chilli jam and sweet chilli sauces, herbal teas, liqueurs, muscats and sticky dessert wines. For further information contact the Visitor Information Centre on 02 49 900 900.

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ATTRACTIONS AND GALLERIES

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The Golden Door Spa AT ELYSIA Thompsons Road, Pokolbin 2320 T 02 4993 8500 E spa@elysia.com.au www.goldendoor.com.au A haven of relaxation and healing located within The Golden Door –

you to choose from for both men and women, including face and body

Elysia, adjacent to Cypress Lakes Resort in the NSW Hunter Valley.

treatments, hand and foot care and specialty services. Our signature

The Golden Door Spa is the perfect place to rejuvenate mind, body

treatments will provide an amazing experience with sensational results.

and soul, or to simply unwind. From the moment you arrive, you will be

Also on offer are a range of spa packages that carefully combine a

guided and cared for. Enjoy our spacious relaxation lounge before or after

selection of our most popular treatments, offering great value for that

your treatments and take advantage or our saunas, steam rooms, spa

extended spa experience. Escape from the everyday place where tired

baths and sun gardens. There is an extensive range of treatments for

spirits can be renewed and life’s balance restored.

Hunter Valley Reflections Day Spa

MAP 1 M11

@ Potters Brewery, Wine Country Drive, Nulkaba 2325 T 02 4990 9966 E enquiries@reflectionsdayspa.com.au www.reflectionsdayspa.com.au Open 7 days for all your relaxation & beauty needs.

Zen Hair Skin Body

MAP 1 J5

Shop 4, Hunter Valley Gardens, Broke Road, Pokolbin 2320 T 02 4998 6844 www.sublimezen.com.au The Hunter’s Premier Hair & Beauty Salon.

SOUL TEMPLE

Majors Lane Cooking School

MAP 1 H12

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Hunter Valley M 0404 144 529 www.soultemple.com.au Mobile Massage and Pamper Parties. Bridal Hair and Make up, Hens parties. Relax... and let the Day Spa come to you!

64 Majors Lane, Lovedale 2320 T 02 4930 7832 E majorslane@bigpond.com www.majorslane.com Join us for a fun hands-on lesson in Asian cookery where you will prepare and enjoy a sumptuous feast inspired by the fusion of Asian cuisine and local produce. Individuals and group bookings welcome. Hosted by Majors Lane Restaurant’s owner/chef Ben Sales. Thai, Vietnamese, Indonesian and Sichuan classes are available - view our class schedule on our website. Be inspired and broaden your horizons!

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ATTRACTIONS AND GALLERIES Cessnock Supporters club

MAP 2 B3

1 Darwin Street, Cessnock T 02 4993 2655 www.cessnockleaguesclub.com.au 3 Fantastic Dining Choices. Open 7 days for lunch & dinner. Free Live Entertainment every Friday & Saturday. Great member Promotions. Free Courtesy Bus.

Pukara Estate olives

MAP 1 B00

1440 Denman Road, Muswellbrook 2333 T 02 6547 1055 F 02 6547 1056 E info@pukaraestate.com.au www.pukaraestate.com.au

540 Wilderness Road, Rothbury 2320 T 4998 7979 F 4998 7969 E info@ogishi.com.au www.ogishi.com.au Visit the gallery. Book your glassblowing lesson.

Tinklers Produce

MAP 1 M4

www.tinklers.com.au Farm grown produce.

Balsamic Vinegars are considered some of the

◗ 30 Table Grape Varieties

finest in Australia. Visit their Tasting Room in

◗ Peaches, Nectarines, Plums

the picturesque Upper Hunter Valley to taste

◗ Avocados

their award winning range of oils, vinegars,

◗ Figs and Citrus

dukkahs, tapenades, mayonnaises and other

◗ Jams and Preserves

gourmet delights. Open 7 days including

See Wineries for Tinklers Vineyard, page 36.

Public Holidays 9.30am - 4.30pm. MAP 1 J15

245 Frame Drive, Sawyers Gully 2326 T 02 4930 4437 E peter@peterman.com.au www.peterman.com.au

Capercaillie Wine CO. & Gallery

Original works of fine art and craft from around Australia. “Gymea Lily” by Ann Lemon.

Over 100 paintings & prints for sale!

Open 7 days. MAP 1 F11

The Gate Gallery

MAP 1 R3

T 02 4930 7111 F 02 4930 9048 www.huntervalleylingerie.com.au

2480 Wollombi Road, Wollombi 2325 T 02 4998 3370 www.thegategallery.com.au

For all occasions - Lingerie sizes 8-26: A-G

The new contemporary art gallery along the Wollombi Wine Trail. Fri - Mon 10.00 – 3.00pm or by appointment

◗ Beautiful Sleepwear ◗ Maternity and Fashion ◗ Bridal showers ◗ Ladies Luncheons

More reasons to visit the Hunter Valley! For further information on all Hunter Valley events see our website www.winecountry.com.au or call the Visitor Information Centre on 02 49 900 900.

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4 Londons Road, Lovedale T 02 4990 2904 www.capercailliewine.com.au

See the Artist at work in his Studio/Gallery.

Lovedale Village

MAP 1 G9

53 Pokolbin Mountains Rd, Pokolbin 2320 T 02 4998 7435 F 02 4998 7469 E enjoy@tinklers.com.au

Pukara Estate’s Extra Virgin Olive Oils and

Peter Sesselmann Artist

Ogishi Craft Centre - Glassblowing studio

Jazz in the Vines at Tyrrell’s Vineyards

Chocolate Festival @ Hunter Valley Gardens

29 October 2011 Australia’s big names in jazz, with great food and wine. www.jazzinthevines.com.au

6-7 August 2011 Fun family activities, stalls and information inspired by chocolate. www.hvg.com.au

Festival of Flowers Throughout September 2011 250,000 annuals and 10,000 bulbs. Activities for all the family. www.hvg.com.au


TOURS, ADVENTURES and SPORT Wind-up or wind-down to the pace of the Hunter Valley

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Name

Address

Phone

Page

Map

Sydney pick-up

A Grape-X-Pectations

Cessnock

0405 155 456

68

Not on Map

Activity Tours - Sydney

Sydney

1800 990 457

n/a

Not on Map

Aerohunter Adventure Flights

Cessnock Airport, Wine Country Dr, Pokolbin

0423 217 789

68

Map 1 K10

All Around The Vines

Hunter Valley

0459 145 065

68

Not on Map

All Hunter Wine Tours

Pokolbin

0400 427 050

66

Not on Map

Almighty Transport & Transfers

0401 827 568

70

Not on Map

Aussie Wine Tours

0402 909 090

70

Not on Map

Balloon Aloft

1800 028 568

61

Map 1 J9 Map 1 J9

Balloon Safaris

1800 818 191

61

Boutique Wine Tours

Sydney

9499 5444

n/a

Not on Map

Champagne Chauffeured Limousines

Cessnock

0429 906 054

66

Not on Map

Cheers Bus

Hunter Valley

0408 987 057

69

Not on Map

Cloud 9 Balloon Flights

Meeting @ The Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley,  430 Wine Country Dr, Lovedale

1300 555 711

68

Map 1 K10

Cypress Lakes Golf & Country Club

15 Thompsons Rd, Pokolbin

1800 465 318

69

Map 1 K5

Fine Wine Tours

PO Box 507, Spit Junction

0421 855 355

68

Not on Map

Grapemobile Bicycle Hire

Cnr McDonalds Rd & Palmers Ln, Pokolbin

4998 7660

67

Map 1 H7

Heidis Hunter Valley

60 Majors Ln, Lovedale

0408 623 136

64

Map 1 H12

Hunter Discovery Tours

Newcastle

0400 306 350

n/a

Not on Map

Hunter Valley Boutique Wine Tours

Hunter Valley

0419 419 931

66

Not on Map

Hunter Valley Cadillacs

PO Box 8, Clarence Town

4996 4059

64

Not on Map

Hunter Valley Cycling

266 Debeyers Rd, Pokolbin

0418 281 480

68

Map 1 L7

Hunter Valley Day Tours

6 Wibbi St, Maryland

0400 495 626

n/a

Not on Map

Hunter Valley Horse Riding & Adventures

288 Talga Rd, Rothbury

4930 7111

66

Map 1 F11

Hunter Valley Horse Riding & Carriage Tours

Hermitage Rd, Pokolbin

0431 337 367

62

Map 1 F2

Hunter Valley Private Tours

39 Angophora Dr, Rothbury

0411 127 971

64

Not on Map

4930 7689

n/a

Not on Map

Hunter Valley Vine Link Hunter Valley Wine Tasting Tours

1800 011 103

65

Not on Map

Hunter Valley YHA Wine Tours

100 Wine Country Dr, Nulkaba

4991 3278

62

Map 1 N11

Hunter Vineyard Tours

30 Cabernet Grv, Cessnock

4991 1659

69

Map 1 O10

Hunter Wine Helicopters

Cessnock Airport, Wine Country Dr, Pokolbin

4991 7352

63

Map 1 K10

James' Vineyard Tours

18 The Glade, Singleton

0437 151 500

69

Map 1 B0

Jet Ride

DeBeyers Rd, Cessnock Airport, Pokolbin

1300 554 876

62

Map 1 K9

Just Jump Skydive

Meeting @ Hope Estate, 2213 Broke Rd, Pokolbin

4955 6333

67

Map 1 J6

Newcastles Famous Tram

Pokolbin

0418 307 166

70

Map 1 K5

Pokolbin Horse Coaches

426 McDonalds Rd, Pokolbin

0408 161 133

62

Map 1 K6

Skydive the Hunter Valley

Moores Ln, Elderslie

4915 7429

69

Map 1 A9

Slattery Helicopter Charter

Hunter Valley

0408 649 696

63

Not on Map

TAXI - Cessnock Radio Cabs

52 Cumberland St, Cessnock

4990 1111

n/a

Map 2 E5

The Vintage Golf Club

Vintage Dr, Rothbury

4998 6789

67

Map 1 H7

9346 3202

70

Not on Map

The Yellow Brick Guide Top Red Warbirds

Cessnock Airport, Wine Country Dr, Pokolbin

0412 881 016

68

Map 1 K10

Trekabout Tours

113 Macquarie Ave, Cessnock

4990 8277

70

Not on Map

Vineyard Shuttle Service

PO Box 91, Cessnock

4991 3655

65

Not on Map

Wild Ride Australia

PO Box 308, St Clair

1300 783 338

n/a

Not on Map

Wine Country Ballooning

Meeting @ Mercure Resort, Hunter Valley Gardens, Pokolbin

1300 807 024

66

Map 1 J6

Wine Country Limousines

37 Moon Mountain Dr, Mt View

4990 2852

70

Map 1 Q8

Wine Country Tours

42 Thorn St, Pennant Hills

9484 0477

67

Not on Map

Sydney Pick-up – Contact individual operators for personalised & scheduled pick-ups from Sydney.

For more information on Tours, Adventures and Sport please refer to the individual operators advertised within this guide or contact the Visitor Information Centre on 02 49 900 900 or visit www.winecountry.com.au

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Balloon Aloft

Meeting @ Peterson’s Champagne House, Broke Road, Pokolbin 2320 T 1800 028 568 E balloons@balloonaloft.com www.balloonaloft.com Voted best adventure tourism operator at the 2010 Hunter and Central

All flights are followed by a delicious gourmet breakfast and

Coast Awards for Excellence in Tourism!

Champagne celebration in the only Champagne House in the Valley –

Balloon Aloft is Australia’s longest running hot-air balloon company and has

Peterson’s Champagne House.

been flying over the Hunter Valley since 1980. Today we continue to lead

Balloon Aloft offers:

the way with the most modern fleet of Australian-made balloons and a team

◗ Daily sunrise flights ◗ Gourmet Champagne Breakfast ◗ In-flight

of highly experienced local pilots and crew. You know you are in safe hands!

photography ◗ Exclusive VIP flights for 2 ◗ Wedding proposal

Balloon Aloft sunrise flights operate seven days a week and take in

packages ◗ Corporate and group bookings ◗ 12 month gift vouchers

spectacular views of the Pokolbin, Lovedale, Rothbury and Broke

for that perfect gift ◗ Small group and exclusive bookings ◗ Award

wine regions.

winning service ◗ Sydney flight locations also available.

MAP 1 J9

Balloon Safaris T 1800 818 191 E flights@balloonsafaris.com.au Book online at www.balloonsafaris.com.au Multi-award winning company including Best Tourism Adventure Operator.

◗ VIP and corporate flights

Awarded National Tourism Accreditation for business excellence

◗ 100% safety record

2010-2011.

◗ Modern, colourful balloons

◗ Sunrise flights seven days a week

◗ In flight photos

◗ All passengers enjoy a champagne celebration and catered breakfast

◗ Standby rates available

◗ Gift vouchers for all occasions

Local Company, Local Pilots, Local Knowledge.

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Jet Ride DeBeyers Road, Cessnock Airport, Pokolbin 2320 T 1300 554 876 E vx@hunterlink.net.au www.jetride.com.au STRAP IN FOR THE FASTEST RIDE IN THE COUNTRY

If its two jets you want, not a problem. Give Mark a call on 1300 554

Live the adventure of flying in a real Jet Fighter strapped into our L39

876. We specialise in dreams coming true for that special person

Albatros. The L39 Albatros is Australia’s most modern flying Jet Fighter

wanting to experience the thrill of flying in a Jet Fighter, not just as a

on the adventure market today. The aircraft is packed with advanced

passenger but as a crew member. All rides purchased through Jetride

technology superior to any other adventure Jet Fighter. The Jet is fully

Australia come with a polo shirt and cap packaged with gift certificate

air-conditioned as well as pressurised for high altitude flight. Just think of

and mission statement. This is the best gift you could give as well as

this…. Cessnock to Bathurst 13 minutes “FACT”.

receive!

pokolbin horse coaches 426 McDonalds Road, Pokolbin 2320 M 0408 161 133 E tours@pokolbinhorsecoaches.com.au www.pokolbinhorsecoaches.com.au Enjoy the picturesque countryside as we travel along quiet country lanes in our all weather horse and carriage. Get close to the vines as we clip clop through vineyards and private property at a leisurely pace to some of the most exclusive boutique wineries in the area. Established in 1987 our family owned and operated tour company provides wine tastings as well as visiting cheese companies, chocolate shops and The Hunter Olive Centre on our full day and half day tours. Our Clydesdales, the heart of our business, are truly gentle giants and love to have their photo taken. We will tell you about their training and care. Join us for the best wine tour ever. Private Charters are also available. Phone Annette or Lance. MAP 1 K6 Hunter Valley Horse Riding & Carriage Tours

Hermitage Road, Pokolbin 2320 M 0431 337 367 www.huntervalleycarriages.com.au A ride on the horse, a drink in the carriage, fun for the kids & good for the marriage !!!!!!

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MAP 1 F2

Hunter Valley YHA Wine Tours 100 Wine Country Drive, Nulkaba 2325 T 02 4991 3278 E huntervalley@yha.com.au Operating informative, fun trips visiting a variety of wineries, cheese and local produce tasting with a stop for lunch. Special charters available.

MAP 1 N11


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Slattery Helicopter Charter Hunter Valley T 02 4028 0000 M 0408 649 696 E simon@helicharter.com.au www.helicharter.com.au What a great way to see the stunning Hunter Valley.

restaurants with a return scenic flight over the stunning Hunter Valley to

Locally operated and available 365 days of the year. Slattery Helicopter

your accommodation.

Charter operates a modern fleet of helicopters that are maintained to

◗ Arrive at a concert in style. Imagine the thrill of arriving in style at the

the highest safety standards. Our Robinson R44 Helicopters are sleek,

next big Hunter Valley event or concert by helicopter. We offer helicopter

elegant and black in colour with full leather fit out. Our Helicopters

transfers from most Hunter Valley accommodation venues.

and pilots are available at very short notice and we are able to land

◗ Make a grand entrance on your wedding day. Add more magic and

and take off from most accommodation properties, resorts, function

excitement to your wedding day by travelling in your very own personal

venues, attractions, restaurants and wineries in the Hunter Valley.

helicopter, a realistic alternative to hire cars or limousines.

◗ Scenic flights over the vineyards. Our scenic flights cost as little as

◗ Corporate transfers, group bookings and conferences. We are

$70 pp for a 10-minute flight. Gift certificates and longer flights available.

experienced in handling large and small groups and have larger

◗ Hunter Valley wine and dine tours. Includes pickup from your

helicopters available.

accommodation and be whisked away for a private tasting in some

◗ Connections. We offer connections with Sydney, Newcastle and the

of our finest wineries, then onto lunch at one of the award winning

Central Coast or any other destination you choose.

MAP 1 K10

Hunter Wine Helicopters Cessnock Airport Terminal, Wine Country Drive, Pokolbin 2320 T 02 4991 7352 F 02 4991 7353

E hwhelis@bigpond.net.au www.hunterwinehelicopters.com.au Experience the thrill and excitement of vertical flight with wine

Heli-lunch packages to:

country’s longest established helicopter company!

◗ Amanda’s on the Edge ◗ Esca Bimbadgen ◗ Wyndham Estate

Now you can see all of wine country in only 10 minutes, from as little as

◗ Margan Estate ◗ Cracked Pepper ◗ Verandah Restaurant

$80pp. Longer flights are also available!

Picnic Escapes to: ◗ Undercliff Winery

The best way to make an impression is to leave one!

Scenic flights 7 days from $80pp

For the ultimate indulgence, arrive in style and spoil yourself with one

◗ Hotel & restaurant transfers ◗ Airport transfers ◗ Weddings

of our Heli-Lunch packages or romantic Picnic Escapes, or if total

◗ Gift certificates ◗ Corporate & Group Bookings

relaxation is what you desire we can even fly you to the doorstep of

Hunter Wine Helicopters is proud to be the only 100% wine country

one of the regions leading day spa’s for facials or massage treatments.

helicopter company with aircraft in the region every day of the year!

Arrangements can also be made to pick you up by helicopter from your accommodation venue.

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Heidis Hunter Valley

MAP 1 H12

60 Majors Lane, Lovedale 2320 M 0408 623 136 F 02 4930 9001 E heidi@heidishuntervalley.com.au www.heidishuntervalley.com.au Unique… Personalised… Professional…

Valley cellar doors + restaurants. This means you will be looked after

Heidis Hunter Valley is a locally owned luxury tour company with a fresh

where ever you go.

approach and a new level of service for touring the Hunter Valley.

Heidis tours are conducted in a very stylish Range Rover Sport vehicle

This is no ordinary wine tour company!

which is black in colour with an all black leather interior. The Range Rover

Heidis Hunter Valley only offers private, fully flexible tours which can be

offers a new level of style and sophistication and an affordable alternative

as laid back, smooth, and relaxed as you like or you may prefer a cellar

to the traditional mini coach, stretch limo or sedan limousine tour.

door whirlwind tour, squeezing in as much tasting, touring and eating as

Heidis Hunter Valley is an accredited operator with the department of

possible - it’s up to you to set the pace.

transport. Our tours are available 7 days per week for up to 4 guests.

Heidi has lived and worked in the Hunter Valley for over 20 years and

Pick ups are available from the Hunter Valley, Sydney, Newcastle,

offers fabulous local knowledge and a whole host of contacts at Hunter

Central Coast or just about anywhere.

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Hunter Valley Cadillacs T 02 4996 4059 E cruise@huntervalleycadillacs.com.au www.huntervalleycadillacs.com.au

For a winery tour with a difference there’s no better way to sample some of the Hunter Valley’s world renowned wines than in the regions most impressive hire cars, a 1958 Cadillac eight passenger limousine or 1960 Cadillac convertible. Relax in style and comfort as your personal chauffeur takes you to some of the very best wineries and hidden treasures in the Hunter Valley. Perhaps chocolates, cheese or olives sound tempting? We offer half and full day tours which are fully flexible, from an intimate tour for two through to a group booking of thirteen, your tour is a private tour exclusively booked for you. Fun, friendly and unique, the ultimate way to enjoy all that the Hunter has to offer.

Looking for something new to do? See a full list of events in the Hunter Valley by visiting www.winecountry.com.au, or call the Visitor Information Centre on 02 49 900 900.

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by Wendt On Tours M 0411 127 971 www.huntervalleyprivatetours.com.au ◗ Margaret and Glenn your Hosts. ◗ Private wine and unique experiences in the Lower and Upper Hunter. ◗ Mercedes-Benz comfort, maximum seven guests. ◗ Full and Half Day Private Tours.


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Vineyard Shuttle Service & HUNTER VALLEY CLASSIC CARRIAGES T/F 02 4991 3655 M 0409 327 193 www.vineyardshuttle.com.au www.huntervalleyclassiccarriages.com.au Winery tours, transfers or private bus charters.

“We’re only one call away for the complete Wine Country Experience!”

Vineyard Shuttle Service is family owned & operated and has been

Classic horse-drawn carriage tours.

thrilling visitors for years showcasing the wonders of Wine Country.

The Lovett Family offers you a unique opportunity to explore the wonders

◗ Boutique Winery Specialists.

of Wine Country with people who know the area like no-one else.

◗ Daily Guided Winery Tours including wine appreciation & winery tour.

◗ Relax as you clip-clop your way around Pokolbin.

◗ Visit wineries of your choice or let us show you the highlights.

◗ Exclusive VIP tastings at leading Hunter Valley wineries.

◗ Group tours tailor-made to suit your requirements.

◗ Enjoy cheese, olive and chocolate tastings.

◗ Exclusive VIP service for two or more people.

◗ Weddings, private parties, formal events, group tours, special

◗ Restaurant Transfers - from $15 pp return. ◗ Wedding – Golf – Airport – Bus Terminal Transfers. ◗ Air conditioned mini-buses and coaches. ◗ Optional olive, cheese & chocolate tastings.

occasions, & gift certificates. ◗ Our Classic Carriages range from our Victorian or Landau for the

intimate 2 or small party of 4, to our western themed Old Style Covered Wagons for larger parties. ◗ Full Day Tours - Half Day Tours - Private Charters.

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Hunter Valley Wine Tasting Tours T 1800 011 103 E info@huntervalleywinetastingtours.com.au www.huntervalleywinetastingtours.com.au ◗ Small personal group experience

LUNCH OPTIONS

◗ Luxury 14 seat Mercedes Benz vehicle

◗ Tour Code HWT 1 $75 – Do Your Own Lunch

◗ Full day tour with pick up from your Hunter accommodation*

◗ Tour Code HWT 2 $87 – Light Lunch

◗ Wine tastings at 5 local wineries

◗ Tour Code HWT 3 $99 – Gourmet Style Lunch

◗ Taste some of the best cheeses at the Smelly Cheese Shop

*subject to location. Sydney pick-ups available.

◗ Lunch at the Blue Tongue Brewery/Hunter Resort ◗ Indulge in some Hunter Valley Chocolates

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Hunter Valley Horse Riding & Adventures 288 Talga Road, Rothbury/Lovedale 2320 T 02 4930 7111 F 02 4930 9048 E ride@huntervalleyhorseriding.com.au www.huntervalleyhorseriding.com.au There’s only ONE Hunter Valley Horse Riding & Adventures

For the Best Horse Riding Experience, ride at Hill Top on the Beautiful Molly Morgan Range. 300 Acres of breathtaking Valley Views & an MAP 1 J6

WINE COUNTRY BALLOONING

abundance of Native Wildlife. OPEN DAILY: ◗ Trail Rides for the beginner to the experienced rider ◗ Private & Personalised Rides ◗ Pony Rides through the Fields ◗ Family Rides ◗ Sunset Rides with the Kangaroos ◗ Winery Ride

Meeting @ Mercure Resort, Hunter Valley Gardens, Pokolbin 2320

◗ Brunch & Lunch Rides ◗ Picnic Rides ◗ Cattle Mustering

T 1300 807 024 E info@winecountryballooning.com.au

◗ Corporate groups ◗ Horse drawn vehicles ◗ 4WD Wildlife Safari

www.hunterballoonrides.com.au

Bookings are required. Please call Margaret today on 4930 7111.

THE VALLEY’S ONLY BOUTIQUE BALLOON COMPANY Intimate flights in small balloons. We promise never to put more than 10 passengers in a basket! A flight for just you and a few friends you haven’t met yet. “1st class service, without sky high prices” ◗ Complimentary Champagne Celebration ◗ Ultimate VIP packages & Exclusive Hire ◗ The Valley’s most experienced Pilot

Hunter Valley Boutique Wine Tours

◗ Gift Vouchers for all occasions ◗ Optional Gourmet Breakfast ◗ Stand-by rates available

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Hunter Valley Wine Country T 02 4990 8989

◗ Book online for our best price

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

Proudly supporting the Cancer Council, NSW

For a personal, comprehensive, yet informal wine tour experience,

All Hunter Wine Tours

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M 0400 427 050 E ahwt@bigpond.net.au www.allhunterwinetours.4t.com ◗ Luxury 13 seat bus ◗ Private Hire ◗ Premium Tour ◗ General mixed Tours.

“I promise a great day out, or it’s my shout”

choose fully accredited, wine qualified owner/operator Brian Metcalfe. Each tour includes a wine tutorial and true VIP treatment. We are the small group specialist! ◗ Full and half day tours with gourmet delights ◗ Degustation lunch

with our Wine Indulgence experiences ◗ Tailor your own tour ◗ Detailed written itineraries with wine/food matches

CHAMPAGNE CHAUFFEURED LIMOUSINES

Cessnock 2325 M 0429 906 054 E champagnechauffeuredlimo@bigpond. com Professional chauffeur-driven wine tours.

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The Vintage Golf Club Vintage Drive, Rothbury 2320 T 02 4998 6789 F 02 4998 6788 www.thevintage.com.au Visit the prestigious home of the NSW Open Golf Championship and

Sunrise, sunset and 9 hole rates available.

discover a unique golfing experience.

Superb accommodation is available at the beautifully appointed Château

The spectacular 18 hole Greg Norman-designed golf course has been

Élan Destination Spa & Villas, Grand Mercure Apartments or luxury golf

recently upgraded, perfect for golfers of all levels. Clubhouse facilities

homes. Most highly ranked residential golf course in the Hunter Valley.

include The Legends Grill restaurant, Spike Bar & Golf Shop.

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Grapemobile bicycle hire 307 Palmers Lane, (Corner McDonalds Road & Palmers Lane), Pokolbin 2320

T 02 4998 7660 M 0418 404 039 E bikes@grapemobile.com.au www.grapemobile.com.au Why sit on a bus or in a car? when you can ‘Ride the Wine Trail’ on a Grapemobile Bicycle, now in our 21st year!

Inspection invited! Situated on our own trophy awarded vineyard, call by & sample our range of Pokolbin Brothers Wines.

Mountain bikes & tandems, kids bikes, baby seats and even trail-a-longs, we’ve got all your bike hire needs covered!

Unbeatable value! Hire up to 4hrs $20pp (min) or 8hrs $25pp. Special rates for kid’s stuff. Includes: bikes, helmets, bottled water, sunscreen & map. Open 7 days: 10am - 6pm

Centrally located in the heart of the Pokolbin Wine Region.

Wine Country Tours

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JUST JUMP SKYDIVE

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T 02 9484 0477 www.winecountrytours.com.au

Hope Estate 2213 Broke Road, Pokolbin 2320 T 4955 6333 www.justjumpskydive.com.au

Small group, ‘wine expert’ host and flexible

Australia’s Highest Skydive, only skydiving centre in the Hunter Valley Vineyards. Breathtaking views. A life changing experience.

itinerary. Daily from Sydney in 8 guest seat midi-coach. Host is Richard Everett an Oenologist (winemaker) with 35 years experience in the Aussie wine trade. Richard personally conducts the private wine tastings at the best wineries. Morning tea at Peppers Guesthouse & a gourmet lunch at either Roberts, Muse, or Bistro Molines. Private luxury car tours, pick up within the Hunter & hosting of larger groups on request.

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Cloud 9 Balloon Flights Meeting @ The Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley, 430 Wine Country Drive, Lovedale 2325

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T 1300 555 711

Top Red Warbirds

E info@cloud9balloons.com.au

Cessnock Airport, Wine Country Drive, Pokolbin 2320

www.cloud9balloons.com.au Relax, escape, enjoy a romantic

M 0412 881 016 E fly@topredwarbirds.com.au www.topredwarbirds.com.au

adventure with Cloud 9, an award

Fly in the Adventure Ride of a Lifetime

winning Australian company with

Come and see the famous Hunter Valley from angles you never

personalised service and a passion

thought possible.

for ballooning.

Join our ex military pilots in formation, dogfights, low level bombing runs and aerobatics in our Russian Yak 52’s. Or for the ultimate thrill strap into our new L-29 jet. Gift vouchers available. MAP 1 K10

ALL AROUND THE VINES

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M 0459 145 065 E enquiries@allaroundthevines.com.au

fine wine tours

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www.allaroundthevines.com.au

PO Box 507, Spit Junction 2088 M 0421 855 355 E info@finewinetours.net www.finewinetours.net

We offer you a great time touring the picturesque Hunter Valley.

◗ DISCOVER ◗ LEARN ◗ ENJOY

◗ Half and full day wine tours ◗ Small or large groups

Discover wines you may not have tasted previously.

◗ Private tours, create your itinerary ◗ Golf packages

Learn the finer points of wine and its journey from the vineyard to

◗ Cheese, Chocolate and Olive centres

your glass. Enjoy yourself in the process. Specialists in small group

◗ Restaurant, Social Functions and Airport transfers

tours for ◗ Team Building Activities ◗ Conference Activities

Join us for a day all around the vines.

◗ Technical Inspections ◗ Social Clubs ◗ Groups of Friends.

Hunter Valley Cycling

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Aerohunter Adventure Flights Cessnock Airport, Wine Country Drive, Pokolbin 2320 M 0423 217 789 E contact@aerohunter.com.au www.aerohunter.com.au

M 0418 281 480 www.huntervalleycycling.com.au Mountain bike & tandem hire – delivered to you ◗ Helmets & cycling map provided ◗ Roadside assistance available ◗ Bookings required.

Hunter Valley views upside down OR the right way up – Your Choice! ◗ Strap in with our F/A-

A Grape-X-Pectations

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18 Fighter Pilot for the full Military Experience

M 0405 155 456 www.grape-x-pectations.com.au

or just gently take in 360° views from your very

Boutique & Private Estate Tours - Indulge your senses with the REAL taste of the Hunter. Food, wine, your ultimate Hunter Experience.

set to make you the envy of all of your friends

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own cockpit ◗ Safe and affordable memories ◗ DVD, photographs, and merch available.

Warbird / Aerobatic Flights from $300

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James’ VIneyard Tours M 0437 151 500 www.vineyardtours.com.au James has given up his role as “Basil Fawlty” at Halcyon Hills Guesthouse and would like to share his experience

Cheers Bus

of living in this wonderful wine region. He will introduce you to some great

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M 0408 987 057

boutique vineyards where you can

E book@cheersbus.com www.cheersbus.com

wander amongst the vines and share

Cheers offers you the best of the best in winery tours.

the passion of creating great wines

Tour in air conditioned comfort.

with the owner. We specialise in small

◗ Fully accredited operator ◗ Winery tours ◗ Wine, cheese, olive and

group tours (2-12) in our mini-bus.

chocolate tasting ◗ Private and group tours - charters ◗ Conference

Group discounts available. Private

transfers ◗ Airport transfers ◗ Small and larger groups catered for

tours are also available for 6 or less

To book call Ian on 0408 987 057

passengers.

Discover the magic The Hunter has to offer with a Cheers

You Taste – We Drive.

Guided Winery Tour.

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Hunter Vineyard Tours

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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 for more than 18 years. Let us do the driving – we specialise in: ◗ Wine tours with personal service & commentary ◗ Conference & Incentive Groups ◗ Excursions & sporting trips ◗ Social Events ◗ Restaurant Transfers ◗ Airport Transfers ◗ Bookings are essential

Cypress Lakes Golf & Country Club

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15 Thompsons Road, Pokolbin 2320

T 1800 465 318 E resortshop@cypressresort.com.au www.cypresslakes.com.au Located at the award winning Cypress Lakes Resort, this renowned Golf Course is the most established Championship Course in the

Skydive the Hunter Valley

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Hunter Valley. Threaded through unique watercourses, vineyards and established bush land, Cypress is the ultimate playing experience.

Moores Lane, Elderslie 2335 T 02 4915 7429 E bookings@skydivethehuntervalley.com www.skydivethehuntervalley.com Get high in the vines! Tandem skydive from 14,000ft above the vineyards and beautiful scenery of the Hunter Valley. Gift vouchers, adventure packages, student and backpacker rates available. Present this ad for $30 off your tandem skydive. Book now!

Follow us on Twitter twitter.com/#!/huntervalleywc

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Almighty Transport and Transfers

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trekabout tours

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M 0401 827 568 www.amtt.net.au

T/F 02 4990 8277 E trektour@nobbys.net.au www.hunterweb.com.au/trekabout

Almighty Transport & Transfers provide:

Owned & operated by born & bred local family, who have worked

◗ Half day & full day wine tours ◗ Wedding guest transfers

most of their lives in the wine industry. Steve being a winemaker

◗ Restaurant transfers ◗ Concert transfers

in a boutique winery in the past. Trekabout’s small, personal, fully guided tours can be tailored to suit individual groups.

◗ Kurri Kurri guided mural group tours

◗ Winery tours ◗ Wine appreciation ◗ Cheese & Chocolate

◗ Sydney & Newcastle Airport/Cruise Terminal transfers

& Olives ◗ Buses & 4WDS available ◗ Visit the secret spots

◗A  lso pick up & return groups for wine tours from Sydney &

◗ Wineries & mountains – combination tours – a little of both

Central Coast.

◗ Call Steve or Jenny, 7 days, 7am – 10pm.

Wine Country Limousines

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37 Moon Mountain Drive, Mt View 2325

T 02 4990 2852 E info@winecountrylimousines.com.au www.winecountrylimousines.com.au

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The luxury limousine wine tour specialists 29 years of local

The Yellow Brick Guide T 02 9346 3202 E info@yellowbrickguide.com www.yellowbrickguide.com

knowledge. ◗ Super stretch limousine 9 passengers ◗ Stretch limousine 7 passengers ◗ Sedan 4 passengers.

Let the Hunter’s winemakers show you the Valley they love.

◗ Make your own itinerary ◗ airport transfers ◗ corporate hire

From the comfort of your own car. At your own pace.

◗ restaurant transfers

Rent this unique GPS audio experience from the Visitors Centre or

Phone Chris and Joe on T 02 4990 2852 M 0412 470 414.

any of the accommodation or cellar doors listed on our website.

Aussie Wine Tours

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NEWCASTLE’S FAMOUS TRAM

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

M 0418 307 166 E famoustram@hunterlink.net.au

www.aussiewinetours.com.au

www.famous-tram.com.au

Exclusive, Private, Boutique (1-8 pax) As featured in “Australia’s Best Wine Tours”

All aboard for a fun filled day in the vineyards ◗ Great for that special day out in the vineyards

with Wine, Olive, Chocolate, Cheese & Liqueur tastings included ◗ Specialised group bookings with gourmet BBQ lunches are available – great for that Birthday, Hens party, or just a group of friends ◗ Ideal for your wedding day ◗ The tram seats 28, is unique & nostalgic, wine tours start at $40 ◗ To enquire or book call Lance.

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RESTAURANTS There is no love so sincere than the love of food

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Accommodation Alfresco Dining BYO Conference Fac. Functions Weddings Hampers Kids Menu Licensed Special Diets Takeaways Vegetarian Opt. Winery

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19 Vincent St, Cessnock @ Windsor's Edge Vineyard, McDonalds Rd, Pokolbin 749 Mount View Rd, Mount View 17 Gillards Rd, Pokolbin 2198 Broke Rd, Pokolbin @ Valley Vineyard Tourist Park, Mount View Rd, Cessnock Hermitage Rd, Pokolbin @ Cypress Lakes Resort, 15 Thompsons Rd, Pokolbin 161 Lang St, Kurri Kurri 593 Mt View Rd, Mount View @ Tuscany Wine Estate Resort, Hermitage Rd, Pokolbin Cnr Broke & Ekerts Rds, Pokolbin 1616 Broke Rd, Pokolbin 555 Oakey Creek Rd, Pokolbin Shop 2 / 10 Allandale Rd, Cessnock @ McWilliams Mt Pleasant Estate, 401 Marrowbone Rd, Elizabeth's Pokolbin Emerson's at Pokolbin 1014 Hermitage Rd, Pokolbin Esca Bimbadgen  790 McDonalds Rd, Pokolbin Firestick Café 576 Debeyers Rd, Pokolbin Froggies Patisserie @ Peppers Creek Village, 1946 Broke Rd, Pokolbin Goldfish Hunter Valley Cnr Broke & McDonald Rds, Pokolbin Harvest Restaurant 2213 Broke Rd, Pokolbin Il Cacciatore Restaurant @ Hermitage Lodge, 609 McDonalds Rd, Pokolbin Indian @ Hunter Restaurant 13 Vincent St, Cessnock Infuzion Restaurant 336 Oakey Creek Rd, Pokolbin KFC Cessnock 226-228 Wollombi Rd, Cessnock Lavender Gate Farm 2480 Wollombi Rd, Wollombi Leaves & Fishes 737 Lovedale Rd, Lovedale Majors Lane Restaurant 64 Majors Ln, Lovedale Margan Restaurant 1238 Milbrodale Rd, Broke Mariachis Restaurant 266 Hermitage Rd, Pokolbin Mojo's on Wilderness 84 Wilderness Rd, Rothbury Muse Restaurant & Café 1 Broke Rd, Pokolbin @ Tempus Two Winery, Cnr Broke & McDonalds Rds, Oishii Japanese Thai Restaurant Pokolbin Potters Hotel Brewery Resort Wine Country Dr, Nulkaba Redsalt @ Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley, 430 Wine Country Dr, Lovedale Restaurant Botanica 555 Hermitage Rd, Pokolbin Restaurant Cuvee at Petersons Champagne Cnr Broke Rd & Wine Country Dr, Pokolbin House Restaurant Sanctuary @ Peppers Guest House, Ekerts Rd, Pokolbin RidgeView Restaurant 273 Sweetwater Rd, Pokolbin Roberts Restaurant Halls Rd, Pokolbin Robyn Drayton Wines Cnr McDonalds & Pokolbin Mountain Rds, Pokolbin Rock Restaurant 576 DeBeyers Rd, Pokolbin Sabor in the Hunter 319 Wilderness Rd, Lovedale San Martino Restaurant @ Hunter Resort, Hermitage Rd, Pokolbin @ Hunter Country Lodge, 1476 Wine Country Dr, Shakey Tables North Rothbury SSS BBQ Barns Cessnock 4 Wollombi Rd, Cessnock Tatler Tapas Café & Bar 477 Lovedale Rd, Lovedale The Cellar Restaurant Hunter Valley Gardens Village, Broke Rd, Pokolbin The Legends Grill @ The Vintage, Vintage Dr, Rothbury The Mill Restaurant @ Tuscany Wine Estate Resort, Hermitage Rd, Pokolbin The Olive Mill Café @ Adina Vineyard, 492 Lovedale Rd, Lovedale The Olive Tree Restaurant Wyndham Estate, Dalwood Rd, Branxton (Dalwood) The Verandah Restaurant 151 Palmers Ln, Pokolbin Tilly's Gourmet Pizza Café 438 Wilderness Rd, Lovedale  Wandin Valley Bar & Grill Cnr Wilderness & Lovedale Rds, Lovedale Wine Country Café 455 Wine Country Dr, Pokolbin Wollombi Tavern 2994 Great North Rd, Wollombi

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RESTAURANTS

Shakey Tables

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@ The Hunter Country Lodge, 1476 Wine Country Drive North Rothbury 2320 T 02 4938 1744 F 02 4938 1983 www.shakeytables.com.au Award winning contemporary cuisine along with fine wines in this colourful and creative ambience provide a unique dining experience. 2009 Hunter Region Restaurant of the Year Modern Australian Restaurant of the Year 2001 - 2009. Open for Lunch Saturday & Sunday, Dinner 7 nights from 6:30 pm. Reservations required. Functions and private groups by arrangement. Accommodation available on site (see page 93).

Esca Bimbadgen

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790 McDonalds Road, Pokolbin 2320

MENU

T 02 4998 4666 F 02 4998 7732 E esca@bimbadgen.com.au www.bimbadgen.com.au

Entrées

Esca Bimbadgen, located within the Bimbadgen Winery, is situated

◗ Pan seared scallops, orange & fennel escabeche, pork crackle

high on a hill in the heart of Hunter Valley Wine Country.

◗ Goats cheese tortellini, roasted tomato coulis, confit aubergine ◗ Haggis rolled in venison, pickled walnuts, Persian figs,

madiera jus Mains ◗ Wagyu beef bavette, mustard & potato gallette, bone marrow,

watercress ◗ Pan seared Ocean trout, celeriac remoulade, baby beetroot,

crisp pancetta, roe ◗ Slow cooked pork cheeks, pigs trotter croquette, caramelised

apple, muscat jus ◗ Duck breast, parsnip puree, sticky baby carrots, chinese

broccoli, blood orange ◗ Red Emperor, prawn dumplings, tomato & lemongrass broth,

fragrant herbs, chilli jam ◗ Swiss brown & morel mushroom vol u vent, courguette flower,

porcini cream Desserts ◗ Rose pistachio & lychee ice cream terrine, Turkish delight,

rose scented jus ◗ Valhrona chocolate pave, chocolate soil, chocolate leaves &

twigs, milk & mint sorbet ◗ Cranachan – raspberry & oatmeal ice cream terrine with

whiskey & praline cream filled tuille cigars

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 wine country views overlooking the Bimbadgen vineyards. Winner of 15 awards for excellence over its 11 year history within the Hunter, Esca exemplifies the unique nature of a winery restaurant, rather than simply a restaurant in a winery. Open for lunch 7 days from 12 noon. Dinner Thurs - Sat from 6pm. Functions and private groups by appointment.

MENU Entrées ◗ Seared scallops with escabeche of vegetable and gazpacho sorbet ◗ Pressed pork belly with a leek puree and rosemary honey Mains ◗ Confit of duck with roasted spring onions and mandarin purée ◗ Snapper fillet with celeriac purée and hazelnut dressing Desserts ◗ Warm pear tart with a botrytis anglaise ◗ De-constructed “strawberry shortcake” – with macerated strawberry jam, vanilla jelly, clotted cream, biscuit soil and strawberry & vanilla bean ice-cream Tasting Plates matched to white or red wines and degustation menu also available.

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The Olive Tree Restaurant Wyndham Estate, Dalwood Road, Branxton (Dalwood) 2335

T 02 4938 1831 E janet@olivetreerestaurant.com.au www.olivetreerestaurant.com.au Newly opened, The Olive Tree Restaurant is owned and operated by Andrew & Janet Wright (The Cellar Restaurant) and showcases the region’s best produce cooked to perfection in a rustic Mediterranean style. Located at the historic Wyndham Estate Winery, The Olive Tree Restaurant offers alfresco dining in a spectacular country setting. With views from every table of manicured vines, the winding Hunter River and a rugged mountainous backdrop, it is the ideal place for a long leisurely lunch with family and friends. Wyndham Estate is the Hunter Valley’s oldest working winery where vines were first planted by George Wyndham in 1831. His heritage listed house is a National Trust treasure and forms part of a Heritage Walk through vineyards and along the Hunter River to complete your day. Open: Saturdays lunch 12-3pm and Sundays breakfast 10-11.30am and lunch 11.30am-3.30pm.

SAMPLE MENU Entrées $20 per serve ◗ Anti-Pasto with Cured Meats, Roast Italian Vegetables, Hunter

Olives, Binnorie Dairy Fetta and Ciabatta ◗ Buffalo Mozzarella, Vine Ripened Tomato, Basil and Olio Mio

Olive Oil ◗ Serrano Jamon with Globe Artichokes and Garlic Chips

Mains Our roasts and char-grills are served with Italian Salad and Roast Chats or Chips ◗ Free Range Chicken with Cotechino Sausage

half $30 or whole $45 ◗ 450gm Hereford Prime Rump $36 ◗ 300gm Black Angus Sirloin $38 ◗ 300gm Pork Cutlet Schnitzel $36

Desserts ◗ Chocolate Mousse Cake with Double Cream and Raspberry

Syrup $14 ◗ Banana & Almond Tart with Vanilla Ice Cream $14 ◗ Stunning wedding location ◗ Corporate functions/events both large and small

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The Cellar Restaurant Hunter Valley Gardens Village, Broke Road, Pokolbin 2320

T 02 4998 7584 F 02 4998 7544 www.the-cellar-restaurant.com.au “A summer and winter favourite, the Cellar’s real draw is chef and proprietor Andy Wright’s restrained treatment of outstanding local produce.” The Sydney Morning Herald, Good Living, 9th March 2010. Awarded: O  ne Glass Rating – Sydney Morning Herald, Good Food Guide 2010 & 2011

One Glass Rating – Fine Wine Partners, Wine List of the Year Awards 08, 09 & 10

Indoor and outdoor dining, open fire in winter, air conditioned in summer, courtyard with views. Open for lunch and dinner (bookings recommended). Fully licensed with a Hunter focused wine list and a few international comparisons. Corporate events, offsite catering.

SAMPLE MENU Entrées $24 ◗ Chargrilled Scallops with Pork Hock Terrine, Crackling and Sticky Mustard Dressing ◗ Crystal Bay Prawns with Chorizo, Roast Capsicum, Brandade and Lemon Dressing ◗ Quail Breasts with Scotch Egg, Swiss Brown Mushrooms, Vincotto and Garlic Chips Mains $38 ◗ Twice-roasted Free-Range Duck with a Wild Mushroom, Leek & Thyme Pie, Braised Red Cabbage and a Seville Orange Sauce ◗ Free-Range Nulkaba Spatchcock (de-boned) with Cotechino, Celeriac Remoulade, Sauce Soubise and Watercress ◗ King Island Grass-fed Sirloin Steak with Dauphinoise Potato, Bacon, Watercress Salad and Hazelnut Vinaigrette Desserts $15 ◗ Caramelised Banana & Almond Tart with Vanilla Ice Cream ◗ Chocolate Tasting Plate of Self-Saucing Chocolate Pudding; Chocolate & Mint Ice Cream Cone; Belgium Chocolate Mousse & Wafers Also Available: Fixed Price Menu - Available lunch and dinner Monday to Friday and lunch Saturday Not available Saturday evenings, $43 for 2 courses or $53 for 3 courses. Degustation Menu - 5 course set menu, Available Monday to Saturday lunch and dinner, $90 without wine or $135 with matched wine.


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RESTAURANT SANCTUARY @ Peppers Guest House, Ekerts Road, Pokolbin 2320

T 02 4993 8999 F 02 4998 7739 E restaurantsanctuary@peppers.com.au www.restaurantsanctuary.com.au Restaurant Sanctuary is an intimate experience in an opulent setting with exquisite food and warm, friendly service. Our chef Michael Bolam and his team take you on a unique culinary journey from experiences across the globe to creating a seasonal menu from locally farmed produce.

MENU Entrées ◗ V  enison Carpaccio with Mushrooms ‘a la greque’, Split Peas,

Radish, Foie Gras and Marsala Caviar ◗ G  lazed Baby Beetroot with Ricotta and Mushroom Tortellini,

Whipped Goats Curd, Hazelnuts, Sorrell Mains ◗ S  eared Red Emperor, Popcorn Couscous, Sweetcorn Soup,

Spanner Crab Spring Roll ◗ R  oast Partridge with Marsala poached Date and Foie Gras,

Confit Legs, Pomme Puree Desserts ◗ V  alrhona ‘Flourless’ Dark Chocolate Fondant, Crème Fraiche,

Lime & Black Pepper Sorbet & Vanilla Bean Yoghurt ◗ W  arm Orange and Cardamom Rice Pudding, Brown Butter

Ice Cream & Citrus Madeleine

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RIDGEVIEW RESTAURANT 273 Sweetwater Road, Pokolbin 2320 T 02 6574 7332 E dine@ridgeview.com.au www.ridgeview.com.au RidgeView Restaurant & Café is the Hunter’s newest venue for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Relax and enjoy modern Australian cuisine with fresh local produce and estate grown vegetables. Whether by the fire in winter or alfresco in the warmer months, you can enjoy trophywinning wines at cellar door prices. Indulge in that ‘big breakfast’, ‘top up’ with a lighter option lunch or create that special occasion with an intimate candlelit dinner. Our private dining area is perfect for that special occasion or small corporate gathering. Short stroll from our luxurious self-contained cottages and compliementing our new, tasteful, state of the art cellar door Breakfast – Saturday, Sunday, Lunch – Friday, Saturday, Sunday Dinner – Friday, Saturday

MENU Breakfast ◗ Fluffy pancakes with mixed berry compote and chantilly cream ◗ RidgeView ‘big breakfast’ – eggs (any style), sausage, bacon,

mushroom, grilled tomato, house made hash brown, baked beans & toasted Morpeth sourdough. Lunch ◗ Antipasto platter – duck liver parfait, tempura zucchini flowers,

Proscuitto, blue cheese and sage polenta, slow roasted tomatoes, house made dips and toasted sourdough ◗ Beer battered snapper & hand cut chips with caper berry and

saffron aioli ◗ Pork belly spring rolls with spicy plum sauce and Asian coleslaw ◗ Sirloin steak sandwich with caramelized onion & beetroot relish

Dinner Entrées ◗ Tempura zucchini flowers filled with Binnorie feta and saffron aioli ◗ Char grilled king prawn on leek tart with roasted capsicum,

pine nut and rocket salad Dinner Mains ◗ Blood orange and thyme duck breast on potato roesti, white

asparagus and star anise peach compote ◗ Bouillabaisse; snapper, king prawn, mussels, baby calamari

and pipis

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Harvest Restaurant

THE VERANDAH RESTAURANT

2213 Broke Road, Pokolbin 2320

www.harvestrestaurant.com.au

151 Palmers Lane, Pokolbin 2320 T 02 4998 7231 E info@verandahrestaurant.com.au www.verandahrestaurant.com.au

Set atop Hope Estate winery and in the heart of Hunter Valley Wine

Located on the award winning Calais Estate, The Verandah

Country, Harvest Restaurant overlooks 420 acres of rolling vineyards

Restaurant is the ultimate in dining for those who enjoy Modern

and picturesque lakes. The stunning view from the enormous deck

Australian Food Served TAPAS Style. The service is first class and the

is the perfect accompaniment to great wine & food. The restaurant’s

setting sheer beauty. You won’t be disappointed.

food style is of light, fresh flavours that are in pure harmony with the

After Tapas try one of our sensational Soft Centered Chocolate

fabulous wines of Hope Estate. Enjoy a walk through the inspiring

Soufflés our “Signature Dessert!”

T 02 4993 3509 F 02 4993 3556 E info@hopeestate.com.au

Great Cask Hall and sample the wines of Hope Estate at the cellar door before lunching on the top deck of Harvest. At Harvest Restaurant, it really is all about... THE VIEW. THE VIBE. THE FOOD.

Choice of four flavours; ◗ Original Chocolate ◗ Grand marnier and pistachio ◗ Chilli chocolate ◗ Kahlua and hazelnut For more menu, special events and much much more please view our amazing website. Open Thursday to Sunday lunch and dinner and most public holidays. Group bookings welcome anytime and we also do off-site catering.

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rock restaurant 576 DeBeyers Road, Pokolbin 2320 T 02 4998 6968 F 02 4998 6987 E info@rockrestaurant.com.au www.rockrestaurant.com.au ‘ROCK is a restaurant unlike any other outside Sydney… Clarke’s cooking

lunch, wood-fired pizza or coffee at the daytime FIRESTICK Café.

is precise and poised, based on classical French, yet adding a robust

14 points, GOOD FOOD GUIDE 2009 and 2010

Australian approach…it is a sublime show.’

TWO HATS

SIMON THOMSEN, SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

SYDNEY MORNING HERALD GOOD FOOD GUIDE 2009, 2010 and 2011

A Two-Hat dining destination. Experience the memorable hospitality of chef

BEST WINERY RESTAURANT (Hunter Region)

Andrew Clarke and his skilled team at this Hunter Valley landmark winery

2009 RESTAURANT & CATERING NSW AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE

restaurant. ROCK – your choice for elegant meals or special celebrations overlooking the historic Post Office Block vineyard at Poole’s Rock Wines in the heart of the Hunter. Seasonal menus showcase regional produce prepared with passion and flair, matched with wines from the extensive Poole’s Rock Wines portfolio. For more relaxed occasions, drop in for a light

BEST WINERY RESTAURANT (NSW) 2008 RESTAURANT & CATERING NATIONAL AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE Firestick Café: Daily 9.30am – 5pm Rock Restaurant: Dinner Thursday – Saturday from 6:30pm

MAP 1 J9

Muse Restaurant and café 1 Broke Road, Pokolbin 2320 T 02 4998 6777 E muse@musedining.com.au www.musedining.com.au In March 2009, Megan and Troy Rhoades-Brown opened Muse

Chefs Hat in the 2011 Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide and

Restaurant and Café. One of the Hunter Valleys most exciting dining

also being awarded Regional Restaurant of the Year at both the Hunter

experiences, the sophisticated menus at Muse are driven by seasonal

and State Restaurant and Catering Awards.

produce with Executive Chef Troy Rhoades-Brown sourcing the freshest

Muse Café is open 7 days from 10am till 5pm and Muse Restaurant is

ingredients from local, national and international producers.

open Wednesday to Saturday evenings from 6pm.

Awards and accolades have followed swiftly, with Muse obtaining its first

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Majors Lane Restaurant 64 Majors Lane, Lovedale 2320 T 02 4930 7832 E majorslane@bigpond.com www.majorslane.com ‘If you care about the provenance of what’s on your plate, you’ve

free-range poultry, game from local farms and wild-caught seafood

come to the right place. This is food you’ll want to talk about’.

from our nearby coastline.

SMH Good Food Guide 2011.

Enjoy warm, attentive service as you dine in our intimate air conditioned

‘A landmark regional dining experience’ Gourmet Traveller

dining room surrounded by the colourful work of local artists or in the

Majors Lane Restaurant takes the term ‘Regional Cuisine’ to a new

warmer months alfresco in our covered courtyard with vineyard views

level. Our dedicated team of chefs are passionate about sourcing the

and trickling water features providing a tranquil atmosphere for both

finest local produce to create innovative dishes with inspired flavours,

dining areas.

integrity and flair in presentation. Our seasonal menus feature produce

Open for dinner 7 nights, lunch on weekends

from our own livestock and charcuterie range, garden fresh vegetables,

The Mill Restaurant

MAP 1 F2

@ Tuscany Wine Estate Resort, Cnr Hermitage Rd & Mistletoe Ln, Pokolbin 2320 T 02 4998 7288 F 02 4998 7277

E reservations@tuscanywineestate.com.au www.tuscanywineestate.com.au

Goldfish Cnr Broke & McDonalds Roads, Pokolbin 2320

The Mill’s contemporary menu focuses on local produce that changes

T 02 4998 7688 F 02 4998 7671 E infohv@thegoldfish.com.au www.thegoldfish.com.au

seasonally, a predominantly Hunter wine list, vineyard & mountain

NEW: Hunter Valley’s luxury Cocktail and Wine Lounge

views. Dine al fresco or in winter by fire side. Perfect for long lunches, a special occasion, romantic dinner, large groups, weddings, cooking schools and ideal for your next conference or corporate dinner. Reservations Recommended ◗ Vegetarian & Children Menu ◗ Open 7 days; breakfast, lunch & dinner ◗ Takeaway Menu

The Brokenback BBQ & Tapas Bar offers tapas, cook your own BBQ, wood fired pizza, beer on tap & large screen entertainment.

MAP 1 J6

Goldfish blends the glamour and sophistication of a Sydney cocktail lounge, infuses it with the Hunter’s natural beauty and delivers an indulgence of the senses you will find hard to resist. Located in one of the region’s most breathtaking wineries ‘Tempus Two’, this is a place to relax and refresh at any time of day. Over a long lazy lunch, as the sun sets on a big day in the vineyards, or as you wind up for an exciting night ahead. Open for lunch, dinner and a late evening snack, you will find an award winning cocktail list, extensive new and old world wine list and a fresh inspirational fusion menu from our leading international chef. Great location for private events, groups or celebrations Open 7 days a week ◗ 12pm till late ◗ Food available till closing

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Amanda’s On The Edge Windsor’s Edge Vineyard, McDonalds Road, Pokolbin 2320 T/F 02 4998 7900 www.amandas.com.au

Magnificent views from every table. Dine Alfresco in the warmer months or in winter get cozy by the fire. A combination of international and modern Australian flavours seasonally changing. Fully licensed and BYO wine. Dinner open 7 nights. Lunch Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

MAP 1 J9

Restaurant Cuvee at Petersons Champagne House ltd Cnr Broke Road & Wine Country Drive, Pokolbin 2320 T 02 4998 7881 F 02 4998 7882 www.petersonhouse.com.au We offer modern Australian cuisine at its best. Our a-la-carte menu

private functions, corporate dinners or any special occasion

has been designed using fresh local produce – with seasonal menu

of celebration.

changes, you will be sure to find something to please your palate.

Restaurant Cuvee open 7 days -

The romance of the building provides a beautiful setting for weddings,

Breakfast 8.30am - 11.00am & Lunch 12.00pm - 3.00pm

Mojo’s on Wilderness 84 Wilderness Road, Lovedale 2320 T 02 4930 7244 www.mojos.com.au Dine in initimate surroundings with warm service and elegant meals 7 evenings. Casual lunches and exclusive Hunter products available 7 days.

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DRAYTON’S LOG PRESS CAFÉ

MAP 1 M5

555 Oakey Creek Road, Pokolbin 2320 T 02 4998 7513 F 02 4998 7743 www.draytonswines.com.au Relaxed café style menu, open for late breakfast, lunch, morning and afternoon teas.

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Restaurant Botanica

555 Hermitage Road, Pokolbin 2320 T 02 6574 7229 F 02 6574 7276 E dine@restaurantbotanica.com.au www.restaurantbotanica.com.au Experience Charming, Regional Dining at its best!

course a stay in one of the estate’s luxurious suites following dinner.

Located at the picturesque Spicers Vineyards Estate, Restaurant Botanica overlooks the estate’s vineyard, and out to the Brokenback Mountains. With a roaring fire in winter, alfresco dining in summer, a garden to plate menu philosophy and an award winning wine list. The only thing to top your experience is the estate’s renowned reputation for warm and personal service and of

Offering 2 and 3 course dinner experiences Wednesday – Sunday evenings from 6pm Lunch by request Gourmet Traveller 2009 & 2010 Wine List of the Year Awards – 2 Glass Rating Restaurant and Catering 2009 Best Regional Wine List & Best New Hunter Restaurant

MAP 1 H7

The Legends Grill @ The Vintage Golf Club, Vintage Drive, Rothbury T 02 4998 2213 E events@thevintage.com.au www.thevintage.com.au

Premium local produce, quality Australian beef and seafood plus the imagination and experience to bring these ingredients together with remarkable new flavours.

Open 7 days for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Professionally catering for conferences, weddings and special events from 8 to 200 people.

Alfresco dining is also available on the terrace overlooking the golf course, making The Legends Grill the perfect dining destination in the Hunter Valley.

Briar Grillade

MAP 1 P8

593 Mt View Road, Mount View 2325

T 02 4990 8601 A light and casual dining alternative. Enjoy signature grill dishes, a variety of salads, shared platters and sweets. Experience the best in food and wine fusion.

Café Enzo Cnr Broke & Ekerts Roads, Pokolbin 2320 T 02 4998 7233 E cafeenzo@westnet.com.au www.enzohuntervalley.com.au

Open 7 days breakfast and lunch. Chic tunes, campos coffee and Italian ambience. Winner 2008 & 2009 restaurant and catering awards. For booking please call 02 4998 7233 Enzo also caters for private functions and weddings.

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RESTAURANTS

MARGAN RESTAURANT

MAP 1 10

BISTRO MOLINES

MAP 1 P8

1238 Milbrodale Road, Broke 2330

749 Mount View Road, Mount View 2325

T 02 6579 1372 F 02 6579 1267 E cellardoor@margan.com.au

T 02 4990 9553 F 02 4990 5232

www.margan.com.au

E dine@bistromolines.com.au www.bistromolines.com.au

Visit the stunning rammed earth restaurant for the complete food

The best view in the Valley! Relax in the enchanting atmosphere as

and wine experience. Enjoy modern Mediterranean inspired cuisine

hosts Robert and Sally spoil you. Robert Molines, renowned French

matched with award winning wines. The restaurant sources locally

chef, masters his menu around fresh seasonal produce. Classic

as well as produce from the extensive Margan Kitchen Garden.

Hunter Valley wines compliment the ever changing menu.

Dine al fresco overlooking the vineyard with sweeping views to the mountains or inside in air conditioned comfort.

Open for lunch Thursday to Monday and dinner Friday and Saturday. Also open for functions by special arrangement.

“Margan Restaurant feels like a secret - one you can’t wait to share.” ‘SMH Good Food Guide Awards’ ‘Sustainable Restaurant of the Year SMH 2011’ ‘Best Regional Wine List of the Year SMH 2011’ Dinner: Friday, Saturday Lunch: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Public Hol Mondays, Breakfast: Sunday RESTAURANT + TASTING ROOM + WINERY + EVENTS

Cracked Pepper Restaurant

MAP 1 J2

@ De luliis Wines, 1616 Broke Road, Pokolbin 2320

Bistro Vinden

MAP 1 I5

17 Gillards Road, Pokolbin 2320 T 02 4998 7410 F 02 4998 7175

E finewines@vindenestate.com.au www.vindenestate.com.au Lunch Saturday and Sunday 12:00-3:00

T 02 4998 7076 E dine@cracked-pepper.com.au www.cracked-pepper.com.au Cracked Pepper’s elegantly relaxed dining room is complemented by an ever-changing array of sustainably produced local ingredients in a seasonal menu framework & the award-winning De Iuliis wines. Coeliac-friendly and vegetarian dishes are always available.

Reservations Recommended. Dine Alfresco overlooking the vineyard. An eclectic compilation of foods with special emphasis on fresh seasonal produce, some from our kitchen garden, local seafood and Aged Hunter Beef. Matched with wines from the extensive and highly awarded Vinden Estate Wines portfolio at the Cellar Door. Cheese plates and pate will be available throughout the weekend. Degustation lunches available.

INDIAN @ Hunter Restaurant

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13 Vincent Street, Cessnock 2325 T 02 4991 1773 E indianathunter@gmail.com www.indianathunter.com.au Open Lunch : Wed-Sun 11am - 2pm Dinner : 7 days 5pm - 10pm “Our chefs can make all curries mild, medium,

WHY DRIVE YOURSELF? Let the Visitor Information Centre organise a dinner shuttle service. For bookings and details contact us on 02 49 900 900.

hot or very hot to the customer’s interest and also gluten free dishes” 2009 Excellence In Food Award Winner !! Using only the FINEST QUALITY of Ingredients puts “Indian @ Hunter” in a Class of its own.

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ROBYN DRAYTON WINES Froggies Patisserie

MAP 1 J4

Corner McDonalds & Pokolbin Mountain Roads, Pokolbin 2320

T/F 02 4998 7523 E cellardoor@robyndraytonwines.com.au

Peppers Creek 1946 Broke Road, Pokolbin 2320

www.robyndraytonwines.com.au

T 02 4998 7780 F 02 4998 7790 E love@winecountryweddings.com.au

Devonshire Teas, fabulous coffee, cheese, antipasto and ploughman’s platters. “A piece of paradise” Relax and enjoy the most beautiful outlook set amongst the vines. Uninterrupted views across the vineyard and the mystical Brokenback Mountain Range. Enjoy a glass of wine from the “Purple Grape Café”.

Croissants - Pastries - Breads baked daily Fresh Salads & Coffee Open Early and Late 7am - 6pm Phone 4998 7780 Fax 4998 7790

Elizabeth’s

MAP 1 N5

401 Marrowbone Road, Pokolbin 2320

T 02 4998 7505 E elizabeths@mcwilliamswines.com.au

leaves & fishes

www.mountpleasantwines.com.au Elizabeth’s is open for lunch, as well as breakfast, morning and afternoon teas. We have a varied menu offering daily specials and

MAP 1 H12

737 Lovedale Road, Lovedale 2320 T 02 4930 7400

E eat@leavesandfishes.com www.leavesandfishes.com

wine appreciation lunches. Informal indoor, verandah and courtyard

Leaves and Fishes is the unique dining alternative, with our proven

dining. 9am - 4:30pm daily. We can cater for up to 140 people for

fresh, smart & simple approach... stylish, relaxed surroundings and

private functions or weddings. Small to large conference groups

fabulous food. Leaves and Fishes - a balance of what’s good.

can also be catered for. Elizabeth’s is fully licensed and we offer

Open for Lunch Wednesday to Sunday

McWilliam’s wines by the glass or bottle.

Open for Dinner Friday & Saturday.

Wandin Valley Bar & Grill

MAP 1 G12

BODEGA BAR & GRILL

MAP 1 K5

Wandin Valley Estate, Cnr Wilderness & Lovedale Roads, Lovedale 2320 T 02 4930 7317 F 02 4930 7199 E wvbg@wandinvalley.com.au www.wandinvalley.com.au

Cypress Lakes Resort, 15 Thompsons Road, Pokolbin 2320 T 1800 061 818 F 02 4993 1599 E reservations@cypressresort.com.au www.cypresslakes.com.au

Sizzling cuts from the grill, small plates to share and incredible desserts, matched to our award winning wines and boutique beers. Lunch seven days, dinner Friday and Saturday, breakfast Saturday and Sunday

Experience the Hunter’s newest dining and entertainment venue, Bodega Bar and Grill. 7 days and nights, indoor and alfresco dining. Atmospheric lake and vineyard views. Wine Room and Night Club.

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Emerson’s at Pokolbin @ Casuarina Estate, 1014 Hermitage Road, Pokolbin 2320

Roberts Restaurant

MAP 1 K8

Halls Road, Pokolbin 2320 T 02 4998 7330 F 02 4998 7329 E info@robertsrestaurant.com www.towerestate.com Located amongst the vineyards in a historic slab cottage dated 1876 and filled with rustic antiques, Roberts offers charm elegance and a sense of history. Roberts Restaurant is a unique and memorable dining experience that has the reputation as the Hunter Valley’s finest. The style of cuisine is Australian contemporary, utilising fresh seasonal produce on a ‘discovery menu’ that reflects Head Chef Daniel Hunt’s constant innovation. The perfect venue for a special celebration or memorable occasion, Roberts is open for Lunch Saturday and Sunday & Dinner 7 nights a week.

T (02) 4998 7733 E mail@emersonsatpokolbin.com www.emersonatpokolbin.com Emerson’s at Pokolbin restaurant has one of the most iconic dining rooms in the Hunter Valley Wine Country, established in 1982. Award winning Owner/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. Emerson’s offers Tapas for lunch and Contemporary Modern Australian cuisine during the evenings. With the option of an eight course degustation menu on Friday and Saturday nights. Open lunch Thursday to Monday and dinner Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Functions and private groups by special arrangement.

Il Cacciatore Restaurant @ Hermitage Lodge, 609 McDonalds Rd, Pokolbin 2320

T 02 4998 7639 F 02 4998 7818 E info@hermitagelodge.com.au www.hermitagelodge.com.au ◗ Northern Italian Inspired Cuisine ◗ Relaxed Atmosphere ◗ ‘Best Italian Restaurant’ Hunter

Region last 7 years ◗ Fully Licensed ◗ Deck for ‘al fresco’ lunch ◗ Private Dining / Meeting /

Conference Room ◗ Guest Lounge with Fireplace ◗ Dinner nightly from 6pm ◗ Lunch Sat and Sun noon - 3pm ◗ Reservations Recommended ◗ ‘Pizza in the Vineyards’ take-out

menu ◗ ★★★★✩ award winning boutique

accommodation on site. MAP 1 I7

Blaxlands INN

MAP 1 J8

Broke Road, Pokolbin 2320

T 02 4998 7550 F 02 4998 7802 E info@blaxlandsinn.com.au www.blaxlandsinn.com.au Experience great country hospitality with wholesome and hearty, well priced food. Try our famous deep dish pies or Certified Angus Steaks. Dine outside under the stars or by the open fire. We showcase the best wines from local boutique wineries. We specialise in functions and special occasions. Open Wed - Sun, Lunch & Dinner.

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Potters Hotel Brewery Resort

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Wine Country Drive, Nulkaba 2325

T 02 4991 7922 F 02 4991 7922 E info@pottershbr.com.au www.pottershbr.com.au Potters Old Brickworks Brasserie is famous for great food, great beer, and a great atmosphere with range of delicious menu options known for its wonderful use of Hunter Beer Co Beer as an essential

sss bbq barns

ingredient, the Brickworks Brasserie has it all.

4 Wollombi Road, Cessnock 2325 T 02 4991 4700

Experience our unique Hunter Beer Co beers in a tasting paddle. Open 7 days Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

MAP 1 P10

E cessnock@sssbbq.com.au www.sssbbq.com.au Walking into a SSS steakhouse is like walking into another world, with memorabilia adorning every wall, the warm glow of a country ranch and the intoxicating smell of barbecue flavours. Bring your

EAGLE BOYS PIZZA

friends, colleagues or family in to kick back for a memorable night

Shop 2 /10 Allandale Rd, Cessnock

the house specialties include thick tender steaks and melt in your

T 02 4991 4914 F 02 4991 4922

mouth baby back ribs with full-on friendly service and hospitality.

starting with a few drinks in the bar and some complimentary pots of peanuts and spicy popcorn. Choose from the varied menu where

www.eagleboys.com.au Hungry? Eagle Boys Pizza Cessnock has been servicing the Cessnock and Wine Country area for over 15 years. Relax in your hotel room, villa or cabin and have your hot pizza delivered to your door, or pick up in Cessnock next to McDonald’s. Eagle Boys has meal deals for all occasions, mention the visitors guide to receive a FREE GARLIC BREAD with your delivery. Open 7 days from 11.30am. Eagle Boys Pizza “Bigger, Better” MAP 1 O11

Hunter Valley WINE COUNTRY

Chef’s Hat Recipients Congratulations to our Hunter Valley restaurants who received coveted Chef’s Hats in the The Sydney Morning Herald 2011 Good Food Guide Awards.

KFC CESSnock

MAP 1 O11

226-228 Wollombi Road, Cessnock 2325 T 02 4990 5835 Management, Team & Franchisees of KFC Cessnock welcome you to the beautiful Hunter Valley Wine Country! Opening 10am daily, come & visit our new look restaurant and enjoy your favourites, ◗ Great tasting Original Recipe Chicken ◗ Fabulous selection of KFC Chicken Fillet Burgers, Twisters & Rollers ◗ Refreshing KFC Krusher Beverage range ◗ Friendly, fast, face to face Drive Thru service ◗ Large, clean restrooms ◗ An Area Map & daily Newspapers to read while enjoying the great hospitality from our team.

Rock Restaurant – see page 77

WHY DRIVE YOURSELF?

Let the Visitor Information Centre organise a dinner shuttle service. For bookings and details contact us on 02 49 900 900.

Bistro Molines – see page 81

Muse Restaurant & Café – see page 77

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136 Wollombi Rd, Cessnock

1800 104 010

113 Map 1 P10

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3868 Great North Rd, Laguna 2683 Wollombi Rd, Wollombi 196 Wilderness Rd, Lovedale 2859 Wollombi Rd, Wollombi 112 Halls Rd, Pokolbin 148 DeBeyers Rd, Pokolbin Marrowbone Rd, Pokolbin 97 Wine Country Dr, Cnr Austral St, Nulkaba 988 Wollombi Rd, Greta Main 3174 Great North Rd, Wollombi 288 Talga Rd, Rothbury 647 Hermitage Rd, Pokolbin Halls Rd, Pokolbin 370 Talga Rd, Rothbury 555 Hermitage Rd, Pokolbin 591 Hermitage Rd, Pokolbin 15 Gillards Rd, Pokolbin 96 Mistletoe Ln, Pokolbin  

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1800 104 010 4938 3099 4990 2699 4936 0341 4990 1722 4937 2222 4937 7999 4998 7648 4993 2999

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Château Élan at The Vintage

Vintage Dr, Rothbury

4998 2500

89 Map 1 H7

Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley

Wine Country Dr, Lovedale

4991 0900

89 Map 1 K10

Cypress Lakes Resort

15 Thompsons Rd, Pokolbin

4993 1555

90 Map 1 K5

Grand Mercure Apartments The Vintage

Vintage Dr, Rothbury

4998 2222

92 Map 1 H7

Harrigan's Irish Pub & Accommodation

Broke Rd, Pokolbin

1800 800 522

94 Map 1 J5

Hermitage Lodge

609 McDonalds Rd, Pokolbin

4998 7639

Hunter Country Lodge

1476 Wine Country Dr, Nth Rothbury

4938 1744

Winery

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4990 2573 4991 7061 4991 3278

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137 Mount View Rd, Cessnock 26B Cumberland St, Cessnock  100 Wine Country Dr, Nulkaba

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745 Lovedale Rd, Lovedale Cnr McDonalds & Coulson Rds, Pokolbin 119 Wine Country Dr, Nulkaba 756 Elderslie Rd, Elderslie 130 Hill St, Broke 394 Dalwood Rd, Leconfield via Branxton 1204 New England Hwy, Lochinvar 377 Lovedale Rd, Lovedale 310 Talga Rd, Rothbury 170 Wollombi Rd, Cessnock

Games Room

112 32 n/a n/a 99 112 112 n/a n/a n/a

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Address

Abelia House B & B Blueberry Hill Vineyard Danica House Bed & Breakfast Elderslie House Ferguson's Hunter Valley Getaway Leconfield House B & B Lochinvar House Rosedale Bed & Breakfast Rothbury Escape The Woolley Fenn B&B

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4930 7118 4998 7295 4991 4893 4938 3735 6579 1046 4938 1524 4930 7873 4990 9537 4930 7011 4991 7101

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Guest House (p.94 ) Arcadian Retreat Avoca House B&B Farmstay Bluebush Estate Capers Guest House Carriages Country House Chez Vous Villas Elfin Hill Getaway Inn - Hunter Valley Greta Main Pay Office Guest House Guesthouse Mulla Villa Hill Top Country Guest House Patrick Plains Estate Peppers Convent Sovereign Hill Vineyard Spicers Vineyards Estate Thistle Hill Guesthouse Villa Provence Willow Tree Estate

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Audrey Wilkinson Vineyard

DeBeyers Rd, Pokolbin

4998 7411

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Belford Cabins

659 Hermitage Rd, Pokolbin

6574 7100

111 Map 1 F2

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4998 7567

Function Room

4998 7712

108 Mistletoe Ln, Pokolbin

Disabled Fac.

338 Pokolbin Mountains Rd, Pokolbin

Araluen Mistletoe Cottages

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Amelies on Pokolbin Mountain

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Winery

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Swimming Pool

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Hermitage Rd, Pokolbin 737 Lovedale Rd, Lovedale Cnr Broke & McDonalds Rds, Pokolbin Ekerts Rd, Pokolbin 2188 Broke Rd, Pokolbin Wine Country Dr, Nulkaba 336 Oakey Creek Rd, Pokolbin 251 Talga Rd, Lovedale Halls Rd, Pokolbin Cnr Hermitage Rd & Mistletoe Ln, Pokolbin

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Hunter Resort Leaves & Fishes Leisure Inn Pokolbin Hill Peppers Guest House Pokolbin Village Potters Hotel Brewery Resort The Sebel Kirkton Park Tonic Hotel Tower Lodge Tuscany Wine Estate Resort

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Bellbird & Swallows

Lewis Ln, Mount View, nr Millfield

0414 786 705

104 Map 1 Q5

Beltana Villas

186 Old North Rd, Pokolbin

0448 867 114

108 Map 1 D3

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Berenbell Vineyard Retreat

60 Mistletoe Ln, Pokolbin

4998 7468

97

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Billabong Moon

393 Hermitage Rd, Pokolbin

6574 7290

103 Map 1 D2

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Bimbadeen Estate

Cnr Mt View & Bimbadeen Rds, Mt View

4990 1577

105 Map 1 Q8

Blackthorn Hill Retreat

148 Old North Rd, Pokolbin

6574 7318

n/a Map 1 D3

Blackwattle Luxury Retreats

169 Talga Rd, Lovedale

0449 057 728

107 Map 1 F12

Bluebush Estate

196 Wilderness Rd, Lovedale

4930 7177

96

Bracken Ridge Villas

447 Old North Rd, Pokolbin

0438 892 689

108 Map 1 E4

Broken View Estate

547 Old North Rd, Pokolbin

0400 112 341

Buffs at Pokolbin

47 Coulson Rd, Pokolbin

4998 7636

Cam-Way Estate

Campbell's Ln, Pokolbin

4998 7655

99

Capers Cottage

2859 Wollombi Rd, Wollombi

4998 3211

Cedar Creek Vineyard Cottages

1840 Wollombi Rd, Cedar Creek

Cedars Mount View

60 Mitchells Rd, Mount View

110 Map 1 F4

102 Map 1 F7

Map 1 K6

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4998 1576

98

Map 1 R4

4990 9009

100 Map 1 P6

Map 1 G10

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Claremont House & Winemaker's Cottage

@ Warrarong Estate, 247 Wilderness Rd, Lovedale 4930 7594

105 Map 1 G10

Clydes at Mount View

27 King Rd, Mount View

0414 294 840

n/a Map 1 P6

Cockfighter's Ghost Vineyard Cottage

331 Milbrodale Rd, Broke

4993 3688

110 Map 1 H00

Cottages on Lovedale

636 Lovedale Rd, Lovedale

4930 7938

110 Map 1 H12 ♣♥

Cottages on Mount View

1329 Mount View Rd, Mount View

4990 8989

107 Map 1 Q6

Dandaloo Cottages

70 Green Ln, Lovedale

9418 4601

109 Map 1 I11

DenMar Estate

479 Hermitage Rd, Pokolbin

6574 7291

45

Englewood Ridge

65 Talga Rd, Rothbury

4991 4000

101 Map 1 F12

Ferguson's Hunter Valley Getaway

130 Hill St, Broke

6579 1046

99

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Gemelli Estate

168 Palmers Ln, Pokolbin

4998 7910

41

Map 1 I8

Glen Ayr Cottages

776 DeBeyers Rd, Pokolbin

4998 7784

111 Map 1 L3

Grapevines Boutique Accommodation

1941 Broke Rd, Pokolbin

4998 6766

105 Map 1 J5

Grasmere Estate

62 Lomas Ln, Lovedale

0439 000 050

102 Map 1 L10

Map 1 D2

Hermitage Hideaway

545 Hermitage Rd, Pokolbin

0424 184 083

n/a Map 1 D2

Holman Estate

173 (Lot 3) Gillards Rd, Pokolbin

0438 683 973

106 Map 1 I5

Hunter Hideaway Cottages

234 Tuckers Ln, North Rothbury

0408 499 557

109 Map 1 D11

Huts on Hunter

28 Summerhill Rd, Branxton

4938 1825

n/a Map 1 A10

Ironbark Country Cottage

96 Olsens Rd, Lovedale

4991 6011

n/a Map 1 K12

Ironstone Estate

Cnr Londons & Olsens Rds, Lovedale

4990 3376

111 Map 1 J12

Kinsale Cottage

551 DeBeyers Rd, Pokolbin

0412 931 191

110 Map 1 L6

Krinklewood Cottage / Trains

333 Palmers Ln, Pokolbin

0428 277 276

n/a Map 1 H6

Kurrajong Vineyard Cottages & Suite

614 Hermitage Rd, Pokolbin

6574 7117

n/a Map 1 E2

Lilies Cottage

60 Majors Ln, Lovedale

4930 7335

100 Map 1 H12

Lillians on Lovedale

356 Lovedale Rd, Lovedale

4990 6958

103 Map 1 I11

Lovedale Country Lodge

59 Brickmans Ln, Lovedale

4991 4521

n/a Map 1 I11

Lovedale Lodge

Londons Rd, Lovedale

4384 3394

106 Map 1 J12

Madigan Vineyard

504 Wilderness Rd, Rothbury

4998 7815

n/a Map 1 G9

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Misty Glen Cottage

293 Deasys Rd, Pokolbin

4998 7781

45

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Molly Morgan Vineyard

496 Talga Rd, Rothbury

4930 7695

n/a Map 1 F10

Mount View Cottage

796 Mount View Rd, Mount View

0414 345 341

n/a Map 1 P8

Mount View Lodges

839 Mount View Rd, Mount View

4998 0186

108 Map 1 P8

Mystwood

117 Milsons Arm Rd, Wollombi

4998 3234

98

Map 1 T3

Nelly's On Deasys

349 Deasys Rd, Pokolbin 

4998 6799

104 Map 1 G5

Nightingale Wines Luxury Villas

1239 Milbrodale Rd, Broke

6579 1499

110 Map 1 H0

Nirvana Vista Resort

Lot 3 Sweetwater Rd, Rothbury

0409 461 711

97

Map 1 E4

North Lodge Cottages

198 Old North Rd, Pokolbin

6574 7259

110 Map 1 D3

Oakvale Homestead & Cottage

1596 Broke Rd, Pokolbin

0414 936 775

28

Old Hillside Homestead

493 Marrowbone Rd, Pokolbin

4998 7504

n/a Map 1 N5

Map 1 I2

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0432 179 505

97

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Peacock Hill Vineyard Lodge

29 Palmers Ln, Pokolbin

4998 7661

103 Map 1 I9

Peppers Creek Accommodation

Cnr Broke & Ekerts Rds, Pokolbin

4998 7406

108 Map 1 J4

Possum's Retreat

621 McDonalds Rd, Pokolbin

4991 3166

111 Map 1 I7

RidgeView Cottages

273 Sweetwater Rd, Pokolbin

0419 475 221

102 Map 1 E4

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Serenity Grove

556 Milbrodale Rd, Broke

6579 1444

106 Map 1 H00

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106 Map 1 S3

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Talga Estate

307 Talga Rd, Rothbury

4930 7100

111 Map 1 F10

Tallowwood Mount View

147 Mount Bright Rd, Mount View

4991 7696

43

Tatler Vineyard Accommodation

477 Lovedale Rd, Lovedale

4930 9139

n/a Map 1 H12

The Grange on Hermitage

820 Hermitage Rd, Pokolbin

4998 7388

102 Map 1 F2

The Hunter Habit

223 Deasys Rd, Pokolbin

4998 7290

107 Map 1 G4

The Pokolbin Cabins

212 Palmers Ln, Pokolbin

4998 7611

111 Map 1 H7

The Vintry

780 DeBeyers Rd, Pokolbin

4998 6825

101 Map 1 L3

The Woods at Pokolbin 

107 Halls Rd, Pokolbin

4998 7368

103 Map 1 K8

Tranquil Vale Vineyard

325 Pywells Rd, Luskintyre

4930 6100

n/a Map 1 C14

Twin Trees Country Cottages

111 Halls Rd, Pokolbin

4998 7311

n/a Map 1 K8

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Vineyard Hill Retreat

Lovedale Rd, Lovedale

4990 4166

107 Map 1 J11

Windsor's Edge Cottages

1039 McDonalds Rd, Pokolbin

4998 7737

35

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Wirral Grange

168 Lomas Ln, Lovedale

4991 2874

104 Map 1 L11

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109 Map 1 L11

Woolshed Hill Estate

342 Deasys Rd, Pokolbin

4998 7685

109 Map 1 G5

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4991 3762

9am - 5pm Monday - Saturday and 9am - 4pm Sunday

6574 7357

455 Wine Country Drive Pokolbin. Open 7 days.

530 Hermitage Rd , Pokolbin

Centre. For reservations and information call 02 49 900 900.

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45 McCarthy Rd (via Lomas Ln), Lovedale

or drop into the Hunter Valley Wine Country Visitor Information

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Wombat Crossing Vineyard

Woodlane Cottages

Visit us online or let our friendly staff book your accommodation

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Map 1 G12

n/a Map 1 F5

79

104 Map 1 J6

106 Map 1 S3

0418 262 990

4930 7244

4998 7284 

4998 3304

Old North Rd, Pokolbin

84 Wilderness Rd, Lovedale

426 McDonalds Rd, Pokolbin

260 Craft Rd, Wollombi

Valley View Cottage

Wilderness Cottages

Verona Vineyard

Wild Edge Retreat

4998 3257

n/a Map 1 J12

6574 7118

105 Map 1 G12

Narone Creek Rd, Wollombi

4930 7317

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617 Hermitage Rd, Pokolbin 

0407 559 917

Somewhere Unique

Cnr Wilderness & Lovedale Rds, Lovedale

Splinters Guest House

154 Londons Rd, Lovedale

6574 7080

Wandin Valley Estate

269 Talga Rd, Lovedale

Wattle-Wilde Country Hideaway

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576 Hermitage Rd, Pokolbin

YOU CAN BOOK ONLINE @ www.winecountry.com.au

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Old Talga Vines Vineyard Escape 

Map 1 P7

Olive Grove Cottages

Map 1 F11

Winery

Swimming Pool

Map 1 R6

Spas

20

Restaurant

4998 1155

Pet Friendly

Disabled Fac.

1617 Mount View Rd, Millfield

Meals on Request

Breakfast

104 Map 1 F10

Millbrook Estate

Phone

Games Room

BBQ

4930 9082

Function Room

Air Conditioned

442 Talga Rd, Rothbury

Map

Address

Manzanilla Ridge

Page

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Tariff

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Resorts

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CHÂTEAU ÉLAN AT THE VINTAGE Vintage Drive, Rothbury 2320 T 02 4998 2500 F 02 4998 2550 E enquiries@chateauelan.com.au www.chateauelan.com.au Château Élan at The Vintage is Australia’s finest golf and spa resort, offering

places in the world to offer French Terraké signature treatments and

luxury retreats for up to 200 guests. Stay in luxurious Spa Suites or one and exclusive Thalgo products. two bedroom Spa Villas all with breathtaking views over the fairways of The

Château Élan offers conference, wedding and event space for up to 300

Vintage golf course designed by Greg Norman.

guests in a selection of unique venues including the historic Sandstone

The Spa at Château Élan has 17 treatment rooms, hydrotherapy lounge,

Carriage House.

infrared detox box, hot and cold spa pools. The Spa is one of the few

The Vintage Clubhouse and Legends Café and Grill are open daily.

MAP 1 K10

Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley Wine Country Drive, Lovedale 2325 T 02 4991 0900 F 02 4991 0999 E reservations.hunter@ihg.com www.crowneplaza.com.au/huntervalley Surrounded by picturesque vineyards, golf course greens and framed by

restaurants and bars including Redsalt, star anise and Grapevine Cafe-

the rugged Brokenback Ranges, Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley epitomises

Bar, that offer magnificent views and showcases the best of Hunter

the best in award winning hospitality and deluxe accommodation.

Valley cuisine and wines.

Just 2 hours drive north of Sydney, the hotel is ideally located on Wine

Rejuvenate your body with a treatment at Tea Tree Spa, enjoy a round of

Country Drive with easy access to wineries and attractions, making it the

golf on our 18 hole golf course, or relax in the 25 metre outdoor heated

perfect place for a carefree break or stimulating meeting.

pool, while the kids are entertained in our free Water Dragons Club.

The hotel features deluxe hotel rooms, spa suites, two and three

With easy access, the famous Hunter Valley wine region at the front

bedroom villas, allowing plenty of room to relax.

door, plenty to see and do and superior accommodation with

The Hunter Valley region is famous for its wines and local produce

extensive facilities, you’ll agree that The Place to Meet is Crowne

and Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley will leave a lasting memory with its

Plaza Hunter Valley.

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ACCOMMODATION Resorts / Hotels

♦♥ MAP 1 F2

HUNTER RESORT Hermitage Road, Pokolbin 2320 T 02 4998 7777 F 02 4998 7787 E sales@hunterresort.com.au www.huntervalley.com.au ◗ 4 star Hunter Rooms (some with spa) and two bedroom cottage.

◗ Hunter Wine Theatre 11am – 2pm.

◗ Enjoy a heavenly massage or horse ride onsite.

◗ Onsite Bluetongue Brewery Café and Cooking School.

◗ Mountain bikes, tennis, 3km walking track, pool & heated spa.

◗ San Martino casual fine dining restaurant – open 7 nights.

◗ Daily 2 hour Wine School and onsite winery tour.

Please call for a brochure or visit our website for more information.

♦ Map 1 K5

Cypress Lakes Resort

15 Thompsons Road, Pokolbin 2325, T 02 4993 1555 F 02 4993 1598 E reception@cypressresort.com.au www.cypresslakes.com.au There is simply no better place to begin a journey of pure relaxation and

◗ Play a round at the Championship Cypress Lakes Golf and Country Club

indulgence in the Hunter Valley than at Cypress Lakes Resort.

◗ Be pampered at Australia’s leading day spa, The Golden Door Elysia

Here you will discover:

◗ Outstanding leisure facilities including Tennis, Resort Pools, Heated

◗ Over 200 luxurious villas

Spas and Mountain Bikes

◗ Superb new restaurant “Bodega – Bar and Grill” open daily until late

◗ Brokenwood Wines Cellar Door

◗ Enjoy an intimate dinner at Pipette Restaurant

◗ Perfect for Conference or Private Functions

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ACCOMMODATION

Resorts / Hotels

Tower Lodge

♦ MAP 1 K8

Halls Road, Pokolbin 2320 T 02 4998 7022 F 02 4998 7164

E retreat@towerestate.com www.towerestate.com Tower Lodge is a truly unique, intimate and luxurious five-star luxury hotel in the Hunter Valley. Winner at the World Luxury Hotel Awards for the best “Luxury Lodge” for 2010. Recognised as a member of the world’s most prestigious hotel association Relais & Châteaux the luxuriously intimate and distinctly styled Tower Lodge is tucked amid a vineyard and forms part of the chic compound that comprises of the highly acclaimed Tower Estate Winery, the famous Roberts Restaurant and Restaurant Nine, the true intimate dining experience. Tower Estate a place dedicated to the enjoyment of the finer things in life!

Tuscany Wine Estate resort

MAP 1 F2

Cnr Hermitage Rd & Mistletoe Ln, Pokolbin 2320 T 02 4998 7288

F 02 4998 7277 E reservations@tuscanywineestate.com.au www.tuscanywineestate.com.au

♥ MAP 1 J4

PEPPERS GUEST HOUSE Ekerts Road, Pokolbin 2320

T 02 4993 8999 F 02 4998 7739 E guesthouse@peppers.com.au www.peppers.com.au Nestled in the heart of Hunter Valley wine country and surrounded by beautiful gardens and vineyards, Peppers Guest House is one of the Hunter’s best loved retreats, where comfortable,elegant accommodation is matched with a reputation for exceptional food and wine experiences by the on-site Restaurant Sanctuary. Celebrating 25 years this year, the retreat exudes an intimate and relaxed atmosphere offering warmth,interesting curios and friendly unobtrusive service. Featuring 48 elegantly furnished guest rooms in a contemporary classic style, Peppers Guest House is ideally located for a Hunter Valley weekend getaway or short break. A range of accommodation options are available including the secluded Homestead, a perfect option for larger groups. One of the great pleasures of a stay at Peppers Guest House is the endota spa which delights guests with a wide range of soul soothing spa treatments. Other facilities include an indoor pool and spa, sauna, bicycles, boules and a tennis court. Activities in the area include winery tours, ballooning, bushwalking, golf, horse and carriage rides and four wheel drive tours.

The Award winning, 38 Room Boutique ★★★★ Hotel with 26 acres located in the heart of the vineyards and the backdrop of the Brokenback Range. A perfect getaway for couples, groups of friends or family. Ideal for corporate conferences and perfect for weddings. Estate massage therapist, swimming pool, tennis court, cellar door & Binnorie cheese factory. Horse and carriage wine tours depart daily. The Mill Restaurant - fine dining 7 days; breakfast, lunch & dinner. The Brokenback Bar - Brunch 10.00 am Sat & Sun, alfresco dining 12pm onwards, 7 days The Mill Conference Centre - see page 77.

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ACCOMMODATION Resorts / Hotels

MAP 1 H7

Grand Mercure Apartments The Vintage

♣ MAP 1 J6

Vintage Drive, Rothbury 2320 T 02 4998 2222 F 02 4998 2200 www.grandmercurehuntervalley.com.au

Leisure Inn Pokolbin Hill

Grand Mercure Apartments The Vintage is nestled amongst the

Corner Broke & McDonalds Roads, Pokolbin 2320

Greg Norman-designed championship golf course and surrounding

T 02 4998 7000 F 02 4998 7011

vineyards.

www.leisureinnhotels.com

Guests will enjoy our restaurant, bar, world class golf course

An unbeatable location in the heart of Hunter Valley Wine Country –

and full leisure facilities including tennis court, fitness centre and heated pool.

a short stroll to many cellar doors and attractions. Modern Studio, One and Two Bedroom Villa Apartments set on 25 acres of

Grand Mercure The Vintage has a unique atmosphere to make your

landscaped gardens – with guest swimming pool, spa, games room

next Wine Country visit the most memorable ever.

and onsite restaurant.

The Sebel Kirkton Park

♥ MAP 1 M7

336 Oakey Creek Road, Pokolbin 2320

T 02 4998 7680 F 02 4998 7775 E reservations@tskphv.mirvac.com.au www.sebelhuntervalley.com.au The Sebel Kirkton Park Hunter Valley, is a 4.5 star hotel located in the heart of the Hunter Valley wine region. The hotel offers 71 guest rooms and suites decorated with provincial

Potters Hotel Brewery ResorT

♣♥ MAP 1 M11

Wine Country Drive, Nulkaba 2325 T 4991 7922 Set in the heart of Wine Country, Potters offers a range of accommodation to suit everyone’s needs. With 68 well appointed rooms and suites situated on eleven acres of landscaped gardens, Potters provides the perfect setting for your Hunter Valley experience. 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. After all that activity you will need to recharge with a hearty meal in our famous Brasserie or a tasty snack in our Beer Garden.

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furniture overlooking beautifully manicured gardens. The hotel features 2 dining venues, meeting rooms up to 300 guests, indoor heated Grecian style pool, sauna, tennis court.

TONIC HOTEL

♦ MAP 1 F11

251 Talga Road, Lovedale 2320 T 02 4930 9999 F 02 4930 9169 E stay@tonichotel.com.au www.tonichotel.com.au tonic is… ◗ King sized beds + crisp white linen ◗ Good gadgets & broadband internet access ◗ A no chintz zone featuring steel & glass design ◗ Indulgent bathrooms - deep baths & heated marble floors ◗ Cool pool ◗ Stunning views ◗ Adults only privacy ◗ A relaxed retreat for a weekend away, party or corporate think tank.


ACCOMMODATION

Resorts / Hotels

♦ MAP 1 S3 ♥ MAP 1 J6

Pokolbin Village 2188 Broke Road, Pokolbin 2320 T 02 4998 7670 E relax@pokolbinvillage.com.au www.pokolbinvillage.com.au Situated in the heart of the vineyards, Pokolbin Village offers

Onsite facilities include restaurant, specialty shopping, swimming pool

unbeatable convenience and affordable luxury.

and tennis court.

Our renovated suites are freshly appointed and comprise of a private

Only a short stroll from the main restaurants, wineries, attractions and

verandah, living room, separate bedroom and ensuite. 2 and 3 bedroom

event venues.

villas are also available. Perfect for families, couples and groups.

♣ MAP 1 E9

♥♦ MAP 1 I7

Hunter Country Lodge

hermitage lodge

1476 Wine Country Drive, North Rothbury 2335 T 02 4938 1744 F 02 4938 1983 E stay@huntercountrylodge.com.au www.huntercountrylodge.com.au

609 McDonalds Road, Pokolbin 2320 T 02 4998 7639

F 02 4998 7818 E info@hermitagelodge.com.au www.hermitagelodge.com.au

◗T  ucked away on 100 acres of bushland within own working vineyard.

Winner 2010 NSW Tourism Awards.

◗16 ensuite rooms with vineyard views.

◗ Centrally located in the heart of the vineyards.

◗ Wake up to birdsong and grazing kangaroos.

◗ 20 spacious and comfortable rooms offer decks with vineyard views

◗ Swimming pool, entertainment deck, BBQ facilities. ◗S  hakey Tables restaurant, Hunter Region Restaurant of the Year

Modern Australian Restaurant of the year 2001 to 2009. ◗D  inner 7 nights from 6.30pm, Lunch Sat & Sun, current menu online.

Looking for something new to do?

◗S  uites have fireplaces, sofa beds, internet and deep soaking

tubs or spa baths ◗ Il Cacciatore Restaurant on site ◗ Salt water pool, guest lounge and laundry facilities

..............the complete boutique experience!

See a full list of events in the Hunter Valley by visiting www.winecountry.com.au, or call the Visitor Information Centre on 02 49 900 900.

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ACCOMMODATION

Resorts / Hotels / Guesthouses

♦ MAP 1 T2

Arcadian Retreat ♥ MAP 1 J5

Harrigan’s Irish Pub & Accommodation

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

Broke Road, Pokolbin 2320 T 1800 800 522 F 02 4998 4301

E harrigans@hvg.com.au www.harrigans.com.au 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 guestrooms and suites. Great for couples, groups and families. Relax around the pool or try a wine or beer tasting in Harrigan’s Cellars. TAB, dining, ATM and live entertainment.

CARRIAGES COUNTRY HOUSE

3868 Great North Road, Laguna 2325

Your Country Idyll – Relax and Unwind! Just 4 Luxury private villas 4.5 stars with: ◗ Open wood fire ◗ En-suite with spa ◗ Full country breakfast ◗ Complimentary cheese platter, sherry & beer ◗ Free internet ◗ Meals delivered to villas ◗ Kitchenette, phone, DVD, TV, Air-con.

And in the homestead ◗ Fine dining on the terrace or in the guests’ lounge/dining room ◗ Complimentary comprehensive DVD library

♥♦ MAP 1 K7

112 Halls Road, Pokolbin 2320 T 02 4998 7591 F 02 4998 7839

E stay@thecarriages.com.au www.thecarriages.com.au RELAX! REFRESH! ROMANCE! REVIVE! Gorgeous boutique-hotel in the heart of Pokolbin – an elegantly furnished country house set in vineyards and lush gardens at the end of a pretty lane. ◗ 8 luxury suites in the ‘Country House’ – 6 with open fireplaces. ◗ 2 luxury spa suites in the self-contained ‘Gatehouse Cottage’. ◗ A retreat with log fires, goose-down doonas, crisp white sheets. ◗ Swimming pool, tennis court, BBQ.

Peppers Convent

♦ MAP 1 K7

Halls Road, Pokolbin 2320 T 02 4998 4999 F 02 4998 7323

E convent@peppers.com.au www.peppers.com.au/convent Heavenly Indulgence. This serene and romantic retreat, once home to the Brigidine Order of nuns, sits amidst the landscaped gardens and vineyards of Pepper Tree Winery & Roberts Restaurant. The retreat’s recent refurbishment has created a sense of freshness whilst retaining its elegant French provincial style. There are just

◗ Yummy country breakfast basket delivered each morning.

17 luxurious rooms. Guests can look forward to fine cuisine at

◗ Award-winning Chardonnay and Shiraz grown on the estate.

the renowned Roberts Restaurant. And, for those with more than

◗ A stroll through grapevines to the famous Roberts Restaurant.

food and wine on the agenda, there’s on-site massage & beauty

◗ Perfectly located for concerts at Hope Estate.

treatments, outdoor pool, tennis court & outdoor heated spa.

Greta Main Pay Office Guest House

988 Wollombi Road, Greta Main 2325 T 02 4998 1703 F 02 4990 5064 E gretapay@bigpond.net.au www.gmpo.com.au We accept single night bookings.

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♣ MAP 1 R7

TARIFF SYMBOLS Indicative only, based on 2 adults for 1 night at weekend rack rates.

♠ $0 - $100 ♣ $101 - $200 ♥ $201 - $300 ♦ $301 upwards


ACCOMMODATION

Guesthouses

♥ MAP 1 F1

Willow Tree Estate 96 Mistletoe Lane, Pokolbin 2320 T 02 4998 7220 E admin@willowtreeestate.com.au www.willowtreeestate.com.au Willow Tree Estate is a boutique Guest House nestled in the foothills

stunning Brokenback Mountain Ranges. Relax by the pool, take a bike

of the Hunter Valley Wine Country. Spacious and relaxing, Willow Tree

ride, watch the sunset from the verandah, or enjoy a glass of wine by

Estate features 8 individually appointed guest rooms, some with spa

the cosy fire in the guest lounge.

baths. There are 6 rooms in the main house, the Terrace Suite located

Willow Tree Estate is also a unique Wedding Venue. Exchange vows in

off the front deck and the free standing Summerhouse Studio Spa.

the garden amphitheatre overlooking 7 acres of beautiful gardens.

All have views across the gardens, duck lake and vineyards to the

Spicers Vineyards Estate

♦ MAP 1 D2

555 Hermitage Road, Pokolbin 2320 T 6574 7229

F 02 6574 7276 E vineyardsestate@spicersgroup.com.au www.spicersgroup.com.au/vineyardsestate

Chez Vous Villas

♥ MAP 1 K8

148 DeBeyers Road, Pokolbin 2320 T 02 4998 7300 www.chezvous.com.au Romantic break for the discerning couple? Chez Vous Villas provides

5 Star Guesthouse Retreat

the right ambience and accommodation in the heart of the Wine

8 Spacious King Spa Suites designed as your personal haven, all

Country. Enjoy a DOUBLE SPA together, relax on your patio with a

with open fireplaces ◗ Vineyard, tennis court, outdoor pool and spa,

glass of wine or laze by the POOL. Within walking distance of Robert’s

9 hole short course garden golf, guest lounge ◗ Award winning

Restaurant, centrally located to many of the key attractions of central

Restaurant Botanica. You won’t want to leave!

Pokolbin yet a quiet property in a secret hidden valley with no through traffic. Provence inspired Villas set on 15 acre private park. Only 5 villas: ◗ 2 x Studio Villas (single story) Double Spas ◗ 2 x Balcony Villas (2 story) Double Spas ◗ 1 x Two Bedroom Villa (fully self contained) for one or two couples

Book via phone or our website.

Planning a wedding in the Hunter Valley!

Let us help. Call the Visitor Information Centre on 49 900 900 or visit our website www.winecountry.com.au

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ACCOMMODATION Guesthouses / Self Contained

Thistle Hill Guesthouse

♥ MAP 1 E2

591 Hermitage Road, Pokolbin 2321 T 02 6574 7217 E thistle.hill@hunterlink.net.au

Bluebush Estate

AAA ★★★★✩ Rated No 1 Guesthouse in the Hunter Valley by TripAdvisor Blending country Style with European Chic. ◗ Crisp White linen in Queen ensuite rooms.

♣ MAP 1 G10

196 Wilderness Road, Lovedale 2325 T 02 4930 7177

F 02 4930 7495 E unwind@bluebushestate.com.au www.bluebushestate.com.au

◗ Gourmet breakfasts in pool pavilion.

◗ Ideal large group accommodation (Max. 40) – Family Reunions,

◗ Romantic getaways or group gatherings.

Weddings, Conferences etc.

◗ Separate Guest lounge, log fire, swimming pool.

◗ Magnificent AAA 4.5 star luxury 5 BR Country House

◗ Lavender Cottage: Self contained luxury.

accommodating 10 guests. Elegant lounge with fireplace, full

Guest reviews : www.tripadvisor.com.au

commercial kitchen, Private Billiard Room, private ensuites and outdoor entertaining/BBQ. ◗ 5 Luxury suites in The Guest House – featuring king size bed &

private ensuite. ◗ Bluebush Lodge – 5 bedroom, spacious lounge/dining, fireplace

with billiard table. ◗ Chalet Shiraz – 3 bedrooms with private ensuites, breathtaking

views, air/con, billiard table.

Hill Top Country Guest House

♣♥ MAP 1 F11

◗ Tennis court, swimming pool, BBQ facilities. ◗ Set on 10 acres amongst 5 acre vineyard with views of Molly

Morgan Ranges.

288 Talga Road, Rothbury 2320 T 02 4930 7111

F 02 4930 9048 E stay@hilltopguesthouse.com.au www.hilltopguesthouse.com.au - 300 Acres of Spectacular Valley Views - Peace & Tranquillity - Charming Guest House - Country Hospitality - Grand piano - 10’ Billiards - Wood Fires - Massages - Scenic Bushwalks - Incredible wildlife - Winery Tours - Horse Riding on site - Wireless Internet - Seniors Discounts - Romantic Villas - Spa Baths - King Bed - Private Balconies with Panoramic Views - Walk to Winery - Helicopter Pick ups

Elfin Hill Marrowbone Road, Pokolbin 2320

T 02 4998 7543 F 02 4998 7817 E relax@elfinhill.com.au www.elfinhill.com.au In the heart of Pokolbin’s vineyard/winery area, elevated stunning panoramic views. Friendly hospitality, comfortable airconditioned suites, luxury bedding, swimming pool, bbq, kitchen, guest pavilion verandah, laundry. Small groups, functions.

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♥ MAP 1 N6

FINDING STREET NUMBERS ON COUNTRY ROADS Rural addresses in NSW are based on a distance from the start of the road. Even numbers on the right, odd numbers on the left. E.g. 1601 Lovedale Road is 16.01kms from the start of the road.


ACCOMMODATION

Guesthouses / Self Contained

♥ MAP 1 E4

Nirvana Vista Resort Lot 3 Sweetwater Road, Rothbury 2320 M 0409 461 711 F 02 9746 0950 E mail@nirvanavista.com.au www.nirvanavista.com.au Nirvana Vista Resort is a 54 acre property in the “Sweetwater District” of

vineyards, restaurants, Hunter Valley Gardens, golf courses, and other

Hunter Valley Wine Country. Featuring stunning 360 degree views out to

places of interest within a short drive from the Resort.

the valley and mountains, it boasts a luxurious 7 bedroom, four bathroom

WEDDINGS AND OTHER FUNCTIONS The kitchen and dining area is

self-contained homestead. Two of the four bathrooms have spa baths.

well equipped and convenient for small groups or large catered functions.

All linen is provided and electric blankets, split system air conditioners,

Nirvana Vista Resort has its own 12 x 9 metre marquee, tables, chairs,

and a glorious log fire ensures comfort in the cooler months.

tablecloths and other accessories for weddings and functions for up

If you prefer to spend your time at the homestead, there is a pool table,

to 120 guests. We can put together an accommodation and wedding

table tennis, a library, cable TV, the in-ground swimming pool and spas

package for your special day.

and landscaped gardens to enjoy. Or you could take a trip to many of the

sovereign hill vineyard

♣♥ MAP 1 F10

370 Talga Road, Lovedale 2320 T 02 4930 7755 F 02 4930 7715 Country style accommodation in the heart of the Hunter Valley. www.sovereignhillcountrylodge.com.au The lodge features a spacious loungeroom with open fire, port for after dinner and a fully equipped kitchen. Each of the six rooms has an ensuite, A/C, TV and bar fridge containing your breakfast. You can play tennis, relax in the pool, or just sit and enjoy the spectacular views over our vineyard to the Brokenback Range. Our weekend package includes a complimentary bottle of our wine and a cheese platter. Old Talga Vines Vineyard Escape 269 Talga Road, Lovedale 2321

M 0432 179 505 E info@talgaescape.com.au www.talgaescape.com.au Private 25 acre s/c country house. Sleeps 2-10. A/C, spa, fire, pool, BBQ area. Vineyard views.

♣ MAP 1 F11

Berenbell Vineyard Retreat

♥ MAP 1 F2

60 Mistletoe Lane, Pokolbin 2320

T 02 4998 7468 E stay@berenbell.com.au www.berenbell.com.au Berenbell’s classic Australian Colonial styled Cottages and Lodges are set on 12 acres of tree studded manicured lawns and gardens which look out onto hundreds of rolling vineyards at the foothills of the Brokenback Mountain Range. Romantic self contained accommodation at its finest in the heart of the Hunter Valley.

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ACCOMMODATION Guesthouses / Self Contained

Visit Wollombi... where wine, history, art and nature come together. ◗ Boutique vineyards ◗ Historic convict sites ◗ Indigenous and cultural experiences ◗ Art ◗ Fine food ◗ Unique accommodation “You will be captivated and stay”

Mystwood

♥ MAP 1 T3

GUESTHOUSE MULLA VILLA

♣ MAP 1 S2

117 Milsons Arm Road, Wollombi 2325 T 02 4998 3234 F 02 4998 3240 E info@mystwood.com.au www.mystwood.com.au Situated on 135 acres. Choose between 1 and 2 bedroom cabins, all luxuriously appointed. Some with outdoor spas, all with spacious verandahs, full kitchen, log fires, BBQ, reverse cycle AC, king size beds, LCD TV’s, DVD players, full breakfast hampers included. 3174 Great Northern Road, Wollombi 2325 T 02 4998 3254 or 02 4998 3286 E info@mullavilla.com.au www.mullavilla.com.au Stay in an authentic 1840 Convict built Magistrate House. Set on 100 acres of bush & rainforest. Marvel at the native wildlife, revitalize in pristine rain water in your spa. Estate grown organic produce, packages available. Be welcomed by the same family since 1988. Award winning Mulla Villa.

Capers COTTAGE

♣♥♦ MAP 1 S2

2859 Wollombi Road, Wollombi 2325 T 02 4998 3211 www.caperscottage.com.au

Picturesque country retreat. Suites adjoin homestead sleeps 8-10, vine covered courtyard, 2 living areas, log fires, air-con.

♣ MAP 1 R4

1840 Wollombi Road, Cedar Creek 2325

T 02 4998 1576 E relax@cedarcreekcottages.com.au www.cedarcreekcottages.com.au Self-contained cottages overlooking vineyards on 550 acres in the

Capers Guest House

♦ MAP 1 S2

2859 Wollombi Road, Wollombi 2325 T 02 4998 3211 E stay@capers.com.au www.capers.com.au Capers is the perfect romantic getaway for a handful of guests. ◗ Open Wood Fires and air-conditioning

beautiful Wollombi Valley - for 2,4,6 or more! Spa-bath, wood fire,

◗ En-suite with Spa or Shower

BBQ, breakfast hamper, midday checkout. Home of Stonehurst Cedar

◗ Gorgeous fresh fruits and full cooked breakfast

Creek’s premium wines. Enjoy a tasting at our Cellar Door, open 7 days.

◗ Fine dining for guests

The perfect getaway - unwind, relax and recharge!

◗ Swimming Pool and BBQ area

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♥ MAP 1 R3

2683 Wollombi Road, Wollombi 2325 T 02 4998 3233 www.avocahouse.com.au

Charming country cottage. 3 bed / 2 bath. open log fire, BBQ. Full breakfast hamper.

Cedar Creek Vineyard Cottages

Avoca House B&B Farmstay


ACCOMMODATION

Self Contained

♥♣ MAP 1 H0

ferguson’s hunter valley getaway

130 Hill Street, Broke 2330 T 02 6579 1046 F 02 6579 1054 E susie@huntervalleygetaway.com.au www.huntervalleygetaway.com.au HHHHI Six spacious S/C luxury rooms (2 with spa) nestled in

Enjoy delicious gourmet country breakfast provisions to cook in your

72 acres alongside the Wollombi Brook. Featuring king size beds, sitting

suite or on your terrace BBQ, followed by a dip in the pool or a leisurely

area with sofa, TV, DVD & CD each leading to a spacious terrace with

stroll to the nearby vineyards and olive groves. Relax and take in the

breathtaking views to Yellow Rock & the Brokenback Range. You can

breathtaking view from the pavillion while enjoying a glass of wine or a

even enjoy these magnificent views from your bathroom.

BBQ in a truly alfresco atmosphere. Award winning restaurants only a short drive away.

♥♣ MAP 1 K6

Cam-way ESTATE Campbell’s Lane, Pokolbin 2320 T 02 4998 7655 F 02 4998 7679 E stay@camwayestate.com.au www.camwayestate.com.au ◗ Undoubtedly the best location in Pokolbin. ◗ Boutique Accommodation to suit 2-60 people.

◗ Balance of Restaurants, Cellar Doors and Golf Courses only

minutes away.

◗ Studio Suites,1 Bedroom Villas, 2,3,and 4 Bedroom Cottages.

◗ Conference Facilities/ Function Room.

◗ Saltwater Swimming Pool, Tennis Court and Bicycles.

◗ All set on 60 Parkland tranquil acres.

◗ 6 Vineyards, 7 Restaurants and General Store all next door.

◗ Ideal for Couples, Families and groups.

◗ Walk to Concert Venues, Hunter Valley Gardens, Vineyards

◗ Ask about our Mid Week Specials, Indulgence Packages, Gourmet

and Restaurants.

Picnic and BBQ Hampers.

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ACCOMMODATION Self Contained

♦ MAP 1 P6

Cedars Mount View

60 Mitchells Road (off Mt View Road), Mount View 2325 T 02 4990 9009 F 02 4950 4876 E info@cedars.com.au www.cedars.com.au Absolute Privacy ◗ Romantic Hideaway ◗ Tranquil Mountain Valley ◗ Stunning Surrounds ◗ Two person spa with views, cosy fire, king bed, air-conditioning.

◗ Personalised itineraries, wine & food hampers on request.

◗ Luxury one bedroom villas (3) and contemporary cottages (2).

◗R  omance packages include helicopter pickup for lunch, wine tastings

◗ LCD, plasma satellite TV, Bose Home Theatre, IPOD dock. ◗ Fully equipped, full size kitchens, gas BBQ, large deck.

and events through to in-house massage. ◗B  istro Molines, Briar Grillade, Mt View family owned wineries nearby.

◗ Expansive views, walking trails, picnic spots, creek.

♣ Map 1 H12

Lilies Cottage 60 Majors Lane, Lovedale 2321 T 02 4930 7335 F 02 4930 9001 E stay@lilies.com.au www.lilies.com.au With its own contemporary style and unsurpassed attention to detail,

big 2-person spa, double basins, open shower, big fluffy towels and

Lilies Cottage is a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom country house offering our

beautiful organic bathroom products.

guests total privacy and exclusivity.

Our guests love the added indulgence of full wrap around decks with

Timber textures, smart modern furnishings… Lilies is stylish and elegant.

views over the water garden plus the outdoor BBQ, hammocks and

The cottage features an open plan living area, full kitchen, wood

loads of space – perfect for enjoying romantic sunsets and star gazing.

fireplace, plush leather lounges, IPOD dock, ducted air conditioning and

Lilies Cottage is an adults only retreat and a big breaky hamper

wireless internet.

is included in our rates. The cottage is owned and operated by

The 2 bedrooms are huge and feature king beds, crisp white linen

passionate owners with exceptionally high standards. Check availability

and fluffy doonas. Each bedroom has its own private bathroom with

and book online at www.lilies.com.au

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ACCOMMODATION

Self Contained

♦ MAP 1 L3

The Vintry 780 De Beyers Road, Pokolbin 2320 T 02 4998 6825 M 0414 64 1838 E stay@thevintry.com.au www.thevintry.com.au NSW Tourism Awards - Best Deluxe Accommodation 2009

superb gourmet meal or use The Vintry as a base to sample the best

Hunter Tourism Awards – Best Deluxe Accommodation 2009 & 2010

restaurants and cafes Wine Country has to offer.

AAA ★★★★✩ The Vintry offers a unique location and an

The Vintry is a contemporary design and includes 1 king bedroom with

outstanding level of quality in a luxury, self contained country home

hydrotherapy spa and 3 queen bedrooms, each with its own ensuite

for as many as eight guests. Secluded and private, set in the foot

bathroom and private terrace for those times when you would like

slopes of the Brokenback Range, overlooking the vineyard, just

some personal space to relax.

minutes from some of the best wineries and restaurants in the

Ideally suited to 4 couples, one of the rooms can be modified to

Hunter as well as the concert venues at Hope Estate Winery and

become 2 king single beds adding further flexibility. Perfect for

Bimbadgen Estate.

groups of friends, family, the bride to be and her parents or the

Architecturally designed to be part of the landscape, with emphasis

groom and his family.

on environmental and social sustainability, The Vintry is luxuriously

Wood fire, air conditioning, BBQ, espresso machine, satellite TV, CD/

appointed and boasts a fully equipped kitchen for you to prepare a

DVD/MP3 player, iPod dock, boules court.

MAP 1 F12

Englewood Ridge 65 Talga Road, Rothbury 2320 T 02 4991 4000 F 02 4991 4900 M 0417 287 345 E mail@englewoodridge.com.au www.englewoodridge.com.au Just look outside and appreciate the splendour and beauty

both have 2 single beds – linen provided), 3 new bathrooms, wood

of the Hunter Valley.

burning stove, 2 dining areas, laundry, 2 TVs, DVD, VCR and CD.

Englewood Ridge, surrounded by vineyards, is a beautifully decorated

Attractive outdoor living and entertaining area with fully fenced pool,

home designed to take full advantage of the superb views of the

fenced yard and gas BBQ.

Brokenback Range and its own 25 gently undulating and lightly

Located in the Lovedale district it is just minutes from wineries,

wooded acres.

restaurants, horse riding and golf. Imagine! – sipping wine in the

This very comfortable country house has spacious living areas,

glow of the setting sun, grazing kangaroos, a gentle breeze,

fully equipped and recently renovated kitchen, 4 bedrooms (master

a laugh with a friend & a feeling of utter peace & ‘joie de vivre’.

with king bed & ensuite, 2nd with queen bed, 3rd & 4th bedrooms

This is Englewood Ridge. Book via Jurd’s Real Estate.

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The Grange on Hermitage 820 Hermitage Road, Pokolbin 2320 T 02 4998 7388 F 02 4998 7624 E stay@thegrangeonhermitage.com.au www.thegrangeonhermitage.com.au Quality Affordable Country Accommodation - Situated on 28 acres of parkland, natural bush & family vineyard; close to wineries, restaurants, gardens & other attractions. Tariff includes generous breakfast hamper - all linen - air conditioning TV CD DVD. Self-Contained Cottages - Disabled facilities - 2 queen bedrooms with large ensuite [spa] - 4-6 guests - ★★★★ rating - cosy log fire for winter comfort - air conditioned - fans - outdoor BBQ - equipped kitchen. Spacious lounge area separates the 2 bedrooms. Luxury Guest Rooms - King beds or split singles - ensuites - spa air conditioning - ★★★★✩ rating - kitchenette. Enjoy a stroll through the vineyard, bush walking or simply relax on your own private verandah with distant views. You may see the Kangaroos grazing at dusk. Ellie our friendly black labrador will greet you. ♣ MAP 1 F2

RidgeView Cottages

♦♥ MAP 1 E4

273 Sweetwater Road, Pokolbin 2320 M 0419 475 221 E sleep@ridgeview.com.au www.ridgeview.com.au RidgeView Cottages is set amongst vineyards and natural bushland providing a secluded oasis to escape and unwind.

KIEWA & PARRAGILGA – Two queen bedrooms and two bathrooms for one or two couples

Enjoy the new state of the art Cellar Door, Restaurant & Café, Awardwinning infinity edge swimming pool, Rebound Ace tennis court, row boats, over-the-water gazebo, 22 acre vineyard and an olive grove.

◗ Spa bath ◗ Double size shower ◗ Log fire ◗ Air conditioning

Four luxurious self-contained cottages: JINGELLA & WARRINA – Open plan king bed indulgence with Jacuzzi and Sauna for one couple only

buffs at pokolbin 47 Coulson Rd, Pokolbin T/F 02 4998 7636 E buffsatpokolbin@bigpond.com.au www.users.bigpond.com/buffsatpokolbin ◗ Luxury 1 & 2 bedroom cottages ◗ Wood fires ◗ Air/Con ◗ Spa bath ◗ TV/CD ◗ Large private verandahs ◗ Swimming pool ◗ BBQ ◗ Bushland setting ◗ Moderate tariffs

♣ MAP 1 F7

All cottages contain: ◗ Full kitchen ◗ TV/CD/DVD ◗ Private outdoor entertainment area with

BBQ ◗ Undercover parking ◗ Complimentary RidgeView wine “Our Passion, Your Reward”

Grasmere Estate 62 Lomas Lane, Lovedale 2325 M 0439 000 050 E stay@grasmere-huntervalley.com.au www.grasmere-huntervalley.com.au www.huntervalleyholiday.com.au Need a break? Relax in splendid surroundings in this well appointed, comfortable, spacious and clean homestead on 53 acres. Very conveniently situated in Wine Country and offers 4 queen size bedrooms and a double fold out sofa (accommodates up to 5 couples).

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ACCOMMODATION

Self Contained

Billabong Moon

♥♦ MAP 1 D2

393 Hermitage Road, Pokolbin 2320 T 02 6574 7290

E relax@billabongmoon.com.au www.billabongmoon.com.au On the billabong, in the forest, among the treetops or with mountain and vineyard views, Billabong Moon is privacy and tranquillity – your own space for a romantic escape or to share time with special friends. Tastefully appointed, fully equipped studio cottages for two, or 2 bedroom ensuite cottages for four. Full brick, wrap around verandahs, wood fires, gas BBQs, salt-water swimming pool, all-weather chipping/putting green. HD LCD TVs, small Home Theatre systems. Provisions for full cooked breakfasts, wine and

♥ MAP 1 K8

The Woods @ Pokolbin

107 Halls Road, Pokolbin 2320 T 02 4998 7368 M 0412 627 316 E enquiries@thewoods.com.au www.thewoods.com.au TWO SELF CONTAINED COUNTRY HOUSES “Style and seclusion in an exclusive location” The Woods rests in the heart of Pokolbin from where a short stroll reveals Roberts Restaurant, Pepper Tree Wines, Tower Estate, Pokolbin Village and much more beyond. Perfect for leisurely weekends with friends and family, for couples and for small conference or wedding groups.

cheese are included and gourmet bbq hampers are available.

Both the Chapel House and the Folly House include

Activities: fishing, golf – practice your short game, intimate walks

◗ 4 1/2 Star AAA Rating

◗ Gas BBQ

on forest paths, in-house massage, and when you venture out you

◗ 4 Queen Sized Bedrooms

◗ Fully Equipped Kitchen

will find a host of activities on and around Hermitage Road – award

◗ 4 Bathrooms - some with spa

◗ TV/DVD/CD/AUSTAR

winning wineries and restaurants plus cafés, galleries, cheese,

◗ Open Fire

◗ Air-conditioning throughout

olive products, a brewery, bars, horse riding, horse drawn carriage

◗ Full Breakfast Included

◗ Dining Table for 8

tours, wine school, winery tours.

◗ Private Fountain Courtyard

◗ Outdoor Setting for 8

Peacock Hill Vineyard Lodge

♣ MAP 1 I9

29 Palmers Lane, Pokolbin 2320 T/F 02 4998 7661 E info@peacockhill.com.au www.peacockhill.com.au Vineyard views, kangaroos, tennis, petanque, a vineyard stroll, wine tasting, the privacy of a first floor lodge…relax & unwind! Spacious living area, air-con, CD/DVD/TV, 2 QS bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, BBQ, generous breakfast hamper & fully equipped kitchenette. Contact George or Silvi.

Lillians on Lovedale

♣ MAP 1 I11

356 Lovedale Rd, Lovedale 2320 T 02 4990 6958 F 02 4990 1714 E info@lillians.com.au www.lillians.com.au Generous country house on 25 acres for 4 guests – elegantly furnished, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, r/c air con, large spa, open fire, TV, DVD, CD stereo, full kitchen, breakfast provisions, hooded BBQ, self-contained, tranquil yet only minutes to wineries and restaurants.

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♦ MAP 1 F10

MANZANILLA RIDGE 442 Talga Road, Rothbury 2320 T 02 4930 9082 E manzanillaridge@austarnet.com.au www.manzanillaridge.com AAA ★★★★✩ Located in the heart of the Lovedale wine area,

Each cottage is beautifully appointed and can accommodate 2 – 6

Manzanilla Ridge offers four secluded self-catering loft cottages nestled

adults comfortably. The kitchen is equipped to cook up a gourmet meal

amongst the natural bushland with stunning views across the valley.

with everything from bread makers to espresso machines. All cottages

Relax away from the bustle of everyday life by having a soak in your

have outdoor spas, gas barbecues, wood fire heaters, air-conditioners in

private heated outdoor spa, while listening to the birds or take a leisurely

each room, Plasma TV, VCR, DVD & iPod Docking Stations.

walk around the 52 acres to spot the kangaroos.

Visit our website to book online or phone for further information.

Bellbird & Swallows

♣ MAP 1 Q5

Verona Vineyard

Lewis Lane, Mount View Road, Millfield 2325 M 0414 786 705 www.bellbirdcottage.com.au

♣ MAP 1 J6

The weekender you have when you don’t have a weekender.

426 McDonalds Road, Pokolbin 2320 T 02 4998 7284 F 02 4998 7699 E stay@veronavineyard.com.au www.veronavineyard.com.au

Wake up to bellbirds in three picturesque cottages on 120 acres.

This spacious four bedroom country home is nestled amongst the

Just 15 minutes from the Hunter-Pokolbin resorts, they form an

vineyards in the heart of Pokolbin. Secluded with wonderful views,

idyllic retreat for couples and groups up to 20. Well-equipped

you are still within easy walking distance to many of the Valley’s best

kitchens, wood fires, electric blankets, bbqs, cd/dvd players and

restaurants and wineries.

ingredients for hearty breakfasts. Loved by painters, walkers, birdwatchers, winetasters and bone idlers (hammocks provided). Disabled access. Pooch friendly. Late check-out.

349 Deasys Rd, Pokolbin T 02 4998 6799 E unwind@nellysondeasys.com.au www.nellysondeasys.com.au Self-contained, privacy, views & easy access to wineries, restaurants & concert venues.

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Sleeps 8 - 10, modern kitchen, log fire, TV, Video, DVD, CD, air conditioning, gas BBQ, covered parking, large outdoor area and all

Good Weekend Magazine – Best Weekend Away.

Nelly’s On Deasys

Fully equipped with everything you need for a relaxing getaway.

linen supplied.

♣ MAP 1 G5

Wirral Grange Cottage T 02 4991 2874 www.lioncrest.com.au/wirral Farm-stay, self-contained 3 br cottage on vineyard. Pool, BBQ, log fire, views & peace! Sleeps 7. Farm breakfast & bottle of wine.

♣ MAP 1 L11


ACCOMMODATION

Self Contained

MAP 1 J5

Grapevines Boutique Accommodation 1941 Broke Road, Pokolbin 2320 T 02 4998 6766 F 02 4998 6699 E stay@grapevines.com.au www.grapevines.com.au Central location

Located in the heart of Pokolbin, Grapevines is: ◗ Walking distance to Harrigan’s Irish Pub & Hunter Valley Gardens ◗ Central to wineries, restaurants, galleries, shops, antiques, golf courses, cycling, horse riding, ballooning, major event & wedding venues ◗ Newly appointed – air conditioned, ensuites, lounge & dining areas, kitchenettes, private verandahs. Superb facilities – personalised service – competitive price Grapevines offers: ◗ Peace, panoramic views, magic sunsets ◗ 4 & 41⁄2 star AAA rating ◗ Four studio villas, one 2 bedroom villa, one luxury villa – full kitchen (sleeps up to 8) ◗ Gourmet breakfast basket included ◗ Max. accom. 20 ◗ Hosts – Mary, Michael & Chloe the Labrador.

♥ MAP 1 Q8

BIMBADEEN ESTATE

Cnr Bimbadeen & Mount View Rds, Mount View 2325 T 02 4990 1577 F 02 4991 3689 E relax@bimbadeen.com.au www.bimbadeen.com.au On a clear day you can see forever. Bimbadeen Estate’s one bedroom

to the Barrington Tops. The perfect place for romance or simple rest

split level villas with heated double spa bath, a cosy fireplace and

and relaxation. The other Mount View vineyards are all within two

reverse cycle air-conditioning offer year round comfort. Perched high on

minutes drive and the Pokolbin restaurants and wineries are only

the Brokenback Range, in our own vineyard, each villa has panoramic

a little further. Facilities include: private verandah, TV/VCR Radio/CD,

views of the Hunter Valley that extend from the Watagans

fully equipped kitchen and in-ground pool.

Wandin Valley Estate

MAP 1 G12

Corner of Wilderness Road & Lovedale Road, Lovedale, 2320

T 02 4930 7317 F 02 4930 7814 E sales@wandinvalley.com.au www.wandinvalley.com.au Wandin Valley Estate’s luxurious self-contained villa style accommodation, swimming pool and tennis court provide an unrivaled place to relax in the heart of Wine Country. Our extensive function facilities, restaurant and cricket ground make the property the perfect place for celebration, from intimate weddings to lavish functions. Wandin Valley … the perfect place for your perfect day.

clAremont house & Winemaker’s Cottage

MAP 1 G10

Swish Wine @ Warraroong Estate, 247 Wilderness Road, Lovedale 2321 T 02 4930 7594 F 02 4930 7199 www.swishwine.com Enjoy the perfect vineyard stay, with breathtaking views of the heart of the Hunter Valley. ◗ Dreamy soft beds, luxurious linen and goose feather doonas ◗ Huge barbecue terraces ◗ Log fires ◗ Swimming pool with landscaped gardens and sundeck. AAA ★★★★✩

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Somewhere Unique

♦ MAP 1 S3

Narone Creek Road, Wollombi 2325 T 02 4998 3257 E info@somewhereunique.com.au www.somewhereunique.com.au Private, contemporary, romantic, couples-only accommodation. Relaxation and Romance - Plush king-size bed with cotton sheets, sliding doors onto your own private deck, luxurious two-person soaker bath, spacious rain shower, bath robes and fluffy towels, candles and aromatherapy oil, handmade olive oil soap and Australian-made bathroom products. Entertainment - LCD television, DVD with movies, stereo with iPod dock, wireless internet, books and magazines, comfy lounge, gas log fireplace, self-contained retreat with modern kitchen and dishwasher, breakfast hamper and plunger coffee, mini bar with local wines. Nature - Eco-certified, north facing deck with BBQ and bushland views, bicycles to enjoy a ride around the local area. Indulge in a helicopter lunch, in-house massage or wine tour pickup. Only minutes from boutique vineyards, cafés and the historic Wollombi village.

HOLMAN ESTATE POKOLBIN

♦ MAP 1 I5

Serenity Grove

♣ MAP 1 H00

556 Milbrodale Road, Broke 2330 T 02 6579 1444 F 02 6579 1464 E serenitygrove@telstra.com www.serenitygrove.com.au

173 (Lot 3) Gillards Road, Pokolbin 2320 M 0438 683 973 F 02 6842 4513 www.mounteyre.com S/C luxury house with total privacy, views and easy access to the Hunter’s tourism facilities.

Self contained cottages, 2 to 20 guests.

WILD EDGE RETREAT

♦ MAP 1 S3

260 Craft Road, Wollombi 2325 T 02 4998 3304 E wildedgeretreat@westnet.com.au www.wildedgeretreat.com.au Located 10 minutes drive from Wollombi, our exclusive, couples only retreat offers the ultimate in luxury and seclusion. Each of our four Pavilions are appointed with bespoke furnishings, king bed, BOSE sound system, kitchen, two person spa bath, BBQ and huge outside decks with magnificent views. Two of the Pavilions have their

LOVEDALE LODGE

♣ MAP 1 J12

Londons Road, Lovedale 2325 T 02 4384 3394

M 0414 799 853 www.lovedalelodge.com Charming 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 get-away with a group of friends - spacious living, versatile sleeping arrangements (4-30), corner spa bath and BBQ. ★★★★ AAA

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own private plunge pool. Wild Edge Retreat......sometimes copied but never matched.....


ACCOMMODATION

Self Contained

Cottages on Mount View

♥ MAP 1 Q6

1329 Mount View Road, Mount View 2325

T 02 4990 8989 E stay@cottagesonmountview.com.au www.cottagesonmountview.com.au MAP 1 F12

Blackwattle Luxury Retreats

★★★★ AAAT Escape your busy everyday to our deluxe spa

cottages - a complete Wine Country experience - a tranquil retreat where you can immerse yourself in your own private on deck spa

169 Talga Road, Lovedale 2325

- warm in winter, cool in summer. Relax in front of the wood burning

M 0449 057 728 E stay@blackwattleluxuryretreats.com.au

fireplace, cook up a storm in your fully equipped kitchen, drift in

www.blackwattleluxuryretreats.com.au

the hammock, and cook on your own all weather bbq.

Stunning contemporary one and two bedroom retreats.

Just minutes to Mount View’s cellar doors and al fresco dining.

Luxuriously appointed, panoramic views, boutique vineyard

Each cottage sleeps up to six.

setting, perfect for those seeking exclusive self-contained

◗ country breakfast baskets ◗ stay & tour & romantic packages

accommodation of the highest standard. Huge decks, wood fires,

◗ wallabies ◗ birdsong, peace and quiet ◗ a special place ...

designer ensuites, generous breakfast hampers. Great location close to restaurants, cafés and wineries, only ten minutes from Wine Country Visitors Centre. With just two beautiful cottages on 28 acres, our aim is to make your stay at Blackwattle something to remember for years to come: “I have stayed in the Hunter many times, and this was by far the best standard of accommodation and setting I have experienced…”

The Hunter Habit Vineyard Hill Retreat

♣ MAP 1 J11

Lovedale Road, Lovedale 2325 T 02 4990 4166 F 02 4991 4431 E relax@vineyardhill.com.au www.vineyardhill.com.au

♣ MAP 1 G4

223 Deasys Rd, Pokolbin 2320 T 02 4998 7290 F 02 4998 7926 E wines@rothvale.com.au www.rothvale.com.au Discover a ‘True Wine Country Experience’ with a stay on our

AAA ★★★✩ 8 self contained villas on 27 acres

75 acre working vineyard and winery.

◗ Air Conditioned ◗ Panoramic VIEWS ◗ POOL ◗ SPA ◗ Pamper House

◗ Spacious & private cottages on Rothvale Vineyard ◗ Log fire

◗ Licenced CAFE ◗ BBQ. ◗ Walk to Wineries ◗ Ideal 2 - 32. ENJOY!!

◗ Stereo ◗ VCR/DVD/TV ◗ A/C ◗ Queen beds ◗ Swimming pool ◗ Free light breakfast ◗ Fresh Fruit.

A stay at the Hunter Habit will give you “a behind closed doors experience” where you can talk to the winemaker & have a private tasting of Award Winning 100% Hunter Wines. BBQ in the vineyard or indulge in the many surrounding fine restaurants. Magnificent mountain & vineyard views. Join us for the Total Wine Experience.

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Peppers Creek Accommodation

♥ MAP 1 J4

Cnr Broke & Ekerts Roads, Pokolbin 2320 T 02 4998 7406 E stay@pepperscreek.com.au www.pepperscreek.com.au

Mount View Lodges

Unique and private sandstone cottages, all within an easy stroll of

T 02 4998 0186 E relax@mountviewlodges.com.au www.mountviewlodges.com.au

♥ MAP 1 P8

839 Mount View Road, Cnr Bimbadeen Road, Mount View 2325

beautiful Peppers Creek Village food, wine, and shopping. ◗ “The Residence” features 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, amazing

entertaining spaces, games room, and private plunge pool. Sleeps 8. ◗ The “Yacht Club” (pictured) has 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms housed

in three living areas, and with a huge outdoor deck situated over the picturesque lake. Sleeps 10. ◗ The charming two-storey “Racquet Club” with 3 bedrooms, 2

Architect designed eco-lodges perched on the slopes of the Brokenback Range, with spectacular views over vineyards and rolling hills. A choice of 1 or 2 bedrooms with split-level privacy. Open plan living & balconies take full advantage of the sun and view, with wood fire, TV/DVD, wireless internet. Air-conditioned bedrooms feature queen beds with luxury linen, bathrooms have double showers. Fresh local produce, gourmet kitchens and BBQs allow

bathrooms is adjacent to the tennis court. Sleeps 6.

self-catering. Walking distance to the renowned Bistro Molines,

All houses have fireplaces and air conditioning.

minutes away are the Mount View & Pokolbin vineyards.

Bracken Ridge Villas

♥ MAP 1 E4

447 Old North Road, Pokolbin 2320 M 0438 892 689 F 0249986096 E info@brackenridgevillas.com www.brackenridgevillas.com.au Our two-storey, loft style villas accommodate 2 - 12 guests. Each

BELTANA VILLAS

♥ MAP 1 D3

186 Old North Road, Pokolbin 2320 M 0448 867 114

E admin@beltanavillas.com.au www.beltanavillas.com.au ◗ Surrounded by vineyards and bushland with views of the

villa is self contained so you can relax in privacy. Full size kitchens,

Brokenback Range, these one and two bedroom villas offer style,

BBQ, DVD/TV, log fires and air conditioning. Complimentary

comfort and privacy.

breakfast provisions, wine and cheese platter for all weekend bookings. Set in our own picturesque vineyard you will feel close to nature and miles from the stress of everyday living.

◗ All villas are self-contained with well equipped kitchens and a bbq

on your private balcony. ◗ Close to vineyards, concert venues, restaurants, galleries and local

attractions. ◗ Ideal for couples or small groups, our ten villas can accommodate

up to 24 guests. ◗ Two villas have easy wheelchair access with purpose designed

facilities. ◗ Visit our website for more information.

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Self Contained

♥ MAP 1 G5

Woolshed Hill Estate 342 Deasys Road, Pokolbin 2320

Hunter Hideaway Cottages

♣ MAP 1 D11

234 Tuckers Lane, Rothbury North 2335 M 0408 499 557 E stay@hunterhideaway.com.au www.hunterhideaway.com.au

T 02 4998 7685 E info@woolshedhill.com.au www.woolshedhill.com.au Discover a boutique resort in the heart of the Hunter Valley with its own private 9 hole golf course. 6 bedroom homestead, 2 bedroom cottage, 2 bedroom apartment and a huge 2 bedroom executive residence. Sleeps up to 30 people in one setting. Pool, tennis, TV/ DVD/CD/AC/Austar, BBQ.

Kangaroos at dusk and dawn in peaceful bushland setting. Secluded amongst shady gums are 3 individual 2 Queen bedroom cedar cottages accommodating up to 8 each. Self contained, cosy fireplace, linen provided, fully equipped kitchen, A/C. Shady verandah with BBQ and outdoor setting. Budget tariff, pet friendly - ask about last minute weekend and midweek specials. Contact owner Paul.

DANDALOO COTTAGES 70 Green Lane, Lovedale 2325 T 02 9418 4601 M 0419 998 910 E info@dandaloocottages.com.au www.dandaloocottages.com.au

Woodlane Cottages

♣ MAP 1 L11

45 McCarthy Road (via Lomas Lane), Lovedale 2320

T 02 4991 3762 www.woodlanecottages.com

Dandaloo is situated in the heart of Lovedale. Offering exquisite, self contained country accommodation in a quiet secluded bush enclave on a 320 acre farm. The Cottage sleeps up to 3 couples with two elegant queen bedrooms, one double bedroom and two

Woodlane Cottages is set on 24 magical acres in the heart of the

bathrooms. Relax on the verandahs or in the spacious

beautiful and picturesque Hunter Valley.

living room and enjoy the peaceful uninterrupted

It has been designed and created to offer guests a tranquil retreat.

scenery at Dandaloo.

♣ MAP 1 I11

Wood fires for winter. Swimming pool for summer. Perfect for couples. Perfect for groups. A warm welcome is extended for you. ◗ 2 x 1 bedroom Villas ◗ 2 x 4 bedroom Cottages

HUNTER VALLEY WINE COUNTRY VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE Booking Service. Visit us online or let our friendly staff book your accommodation, tours, restaurant transfers and activities. For reservations and information call 02 49 900 900, visit www.winecountry.com.au or drop into 455 Wine Country Drive Pokolbin. Open 7 days. 9am - 5pm Monday - Saturday and 9am - 4pm Sunday (extended hours during daylight savings).

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COTTAGES ON LOVEDALE

♣♥ MAP 1 H12

636 Lovedale Road, Lovedale 2325 T 02 4930 7938

E info@cottagesonlovedale.net.au www.cottagesonlovedale.net.au The getaway for people who crave total privacy to completely relax and rejuvenate in the heart of beautiful Lovedale Wine Country. No check in, no check out – you don’t even have to see us!

Kinsale Cottage

♥ MAP 1 L6

551 DeBeyers Rd, Pokolbin 2320 M 0412 931 191

Set on 25 acres, our three luxuriously appointed Cottages on Lovedale offer country charm with all the modern facilities you expect. Each cottage has 1 king and 2 queen bedrooms accommodating up to 8 guests.

Superbly appointed new home set on 110 private acres in the

Visit our website to find out more. AAA ★★★★ Green Star

R/C Aircon and gas fireplace. Sleeps 8 comfortably.

Cockfighter’s Ghost Vineyard Cottage

♥ MAP 1 H00

The home boasts 3 large bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, contemporary kitchen/BBQ, 3 spacious living areas with TV/DVD/SS/CD/Austar,

BROKEN VIEW ESTATE

♥ MAP 1 F4

547 Old North Road, Pokolbin 2320

331 Milbrodale Road, Broke 2330 T 02 4993 3688 F 02 4993 3622 E cellardoor@poolesrock.com.au www.poolesrock.com.au Escape to the tranquillity of the beautiful Broke wine-growing region, to this delightful fully self contained hideaway cottage amongst the vines, the home of Cockfighter’s Ghost premium wines. This twobedroom cottage features a contemporary kitchen, air-conditioning, BBQ and fully stocked wine rack – the perfect retreat.

North Lodge Cottages

heart of Pokolbin with beautiful views of the Brokenback Ranges.

♥ MAP 1 D3

M 0400 112 341 E info@brokenviewestate.com.au www.brokenviewestate.com.au Recharge...rekindle...rediscover...relax... Enjoy the gorgeous views in the privacy of your one bedroom self contained villa designed specifically for couples. Quality inclusions: ◗ king size bed ◗ 2 person spa ◗ log fire ◗ full kitchen ◗ bbq ◗ air-conditioning ◗ breakfast and wine packages included ◗ AAA 4 star rating. Nightingale Wines Luxury Villas

♥ MAP 1 H0

198 Old North Rd, Pokolbin 2320 T 02 6574 7259 F 02 6574 7298 E unwind@northlodge.com.au www.northlodge.com.au

1239 Milbrodale Road, Broke 2330 T 02 6579 1499 F 02 6579 1477 E villas@nightingalewines.com.au www.nightingalewines.com.au

Divine 2 & 3 bedroom cottages with 2 ensuite spa bathrooms. ◗ Fully equipped kitchen, log fires, air-con ◗ Linen & continental breakfast supplied ◗ Pool ◗ TV/CD/DVD ◗ Huge decks with magnificent views.

Set amongst the vines at Nightingale Wines are our well appointed, boutique spa villas. They have easy access to our licenced restaurant and tasting house. A great place to stay. Call 6579 1499 to book.

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Self Contained

THE Pokolbin Cabins

Belford Cabins

♣ MAP 1 H7

Cnr McDonalds Rd & Palmers Lane, Pokolbin T 02 4998 7611 F 02 4998 7873 www.pokolbincabins.com.au

659 Hermitage Road, Pokolbin 2320

T/F 02 6574 7100

Ten rustic, self-contained log cabins spread over 50 peaceful acres. Log fires, BBQs, pool, tennis court and kangaroos! 3-6 bedrooms.... ideal for small or large groups.

E guide@belfordcabins.com.au www.belfordcabins.com.au Comfortable country cabins offering peace and privacy in a natural bushland setting. Cedar two or four bedroom cabins, one with log fire. Full kitchen, linen, AC, stereo, CD, TV, DVD and wood fired bbq. Enjoy a nature walk, the abundant wildlife, the games room and pool, relaxing on your verandah and barbecuing at sunset. Quality accommodation for the price conscious traveller. Enjoy the peace of wine country that is quiet amazing. ♣ MAP 1 F2

Glen Ayr Cottages

Possum’s Retreat

776 DeBeyers Road, Pokolbin 2320 (Mail: PO Box 188 Cessnock 2325) T 02 4998 7784 E davmar@glenayrcottages.com.au www.glenayrcottages.com.au

♣ MAP 1 I7

Lot 11, 621 McDonalds Road, Pokolbin 2320

T 02 4991 3166 F 02 4991 3655 E relax@possumsretreat.com.au www.possumsretreat.com.au Your home away from home!

Sleeps up to 36, only 5 minutes to

Fully self-contained 4 bedroom homestead and 2 bedroom cottage

HV Gardens, Harrigans Irish Pub

on 25 acres of picturesque parklands.

and some of the finest wineries

Centrally located, Possum’s is ideal for wedding guests, concerts or

and restaurants.

just a relaxing wine tasting weekend away.

The 6 cottages are discreetly placed away from each other to provide privacy & quietness. 2 x 2 bedrooms, 2 x 3 bedrooms and 2 x 4 bedrooms. ♥ MAP 1 L3

ironstone estate

♣ MAP 1 J12

Londons & Olsens Roads Lovedale 2325 T 02 4990 3376 M 0416 048 424 E stay@ironstoneestate.com.au www.ironstoneestate.com.au Impressive Country Houses on Vineyard Estate. Lodge: 6 bedrooms all with ensuites Homestead: 5 bedrooms, swimming pool. Cottage: 2 bedrooms. All houses have wood fires and BBQ facilities.

TALGA ESTATE

♥ MAP 1 F10

307 Talga Road, Rothbury 2320 T 02 4930 7100 F 02 4930 7122 www.talgaestate.com.au At Talga Estate our bedrooms make the difference: each has a King-size bed, crisp linen, plush doonas and an open bathroom with hydrotherapy spa bath. But that’s only the start. In your stylish lounge room is a DVD player and a 42” plasma TV, there’s a fullyequipped kitchen with dining area, a BBQ on your private verandah and, of course, the lake, vines and wildlife of the estate itself. Cosy enough for couples but flexible enough for friends, let us put you at the centre of a memorable Hunter Valley experience.

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ACCOMMODATION B&Bs / Caravan Parks / Motels

Leconfield House B&B

♥ MAP 1 B12

394 Dalwood Rd, Leconfield via Branxton 2335 T 02 4938 1524 E rjridley@bigpond.com www.leconfieldhouse.com.au Circa 1872. Spacious A/C guestrooms with ensuites. Overlooking Wyndham Estate.

Abelia House B & B

♣ MAP 1 G12

745 Lovedale Road, Lovedale 2321 T 02 4930 7118 www.abeliahouse.com.au

Big4 Valley Vineyard Tourist Park

Homestay B & B on 5 acres ensuites A.C. TV. Wireless internet, open fire in lounge, pool. Walk to wineries & restaurants.

Lochinvar House

137 Mount View Road, Cessnock 2325 T/F 02 4990 2573 E info@valleyvineyard.com.au www.valleyvineyard.com.au

♣ MAP 1 D14

1204 New England Highway, Lochinvar 2321 T 02 4930 7873 F 02 4930 7798 E enquiry@lochinvarhouse.com www.lochinvarhouse.com

◗ Sip Hunter Valley wines.

◗ Historic Georgian-Victorian homestead on 88 acre Kaludah Estate

◗ Savour Thai Food in our BYO

◗ Superb views across surrounding countryside ◗ Relaxing elegant accommodation ◗ 2 bedroom heritage cottage ◗ Close to restaurants wineries and antiques ◗ Pool and barbeque ◗ Alpacas on farm

air conditioned restaurant. ◗ Snooze in one of our S/C cottages. ◗ Located opposite ‘The Oaks’ Country Club, 1km to first winery and 1km to town. ◗ Powered ensuite sites for private facilities. ◗ 2 large pools & spa with covered BBQ areas. ♠♣ MAP 1 O10

Hunter Valley Hotel Academy

♠ ♣ MAP 2 B10

Cnr Heddon St & McLeod Rd, Kurri Kurri 2327 T 02 4936 0341 F 02 4936 0359 E hunter.hvha@tafensw.edu.au www.hunter.tafensw.edu.au/hvha

HUNTER VALLEY WINE COUNTRY VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE Booking Service. Visit us online or let our friendly staff book

Offering a range of new accommodation and conference facilities.

your accommodation, tours, restaurant transfers and activities. For reservations and information call 02 49 900 900, visit www.winecountry.com.au or drop into 455 Wine Country Drive Pokolbin. Open 7 days. 9am - 5pm Monday - Saturday and 9am - 4pm Sunday (extended hours during daylight savings).

TARIFF symbols Hunter Valley Wine Country offers accommodation options for every budget. Your key to using this guide.

♠ $0 - $100 ♣ $101 - $200 ♥ $201 - $300 ♦ $301 upwards

Indicative only, based on 2 adults for 1 night at weekend rack rates.

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Motels / Country Pubs

Cessnock Motel

♣ MAP 1 O11

13 Allandale Road, Cessnock 2325 T 02 4990 2699 F 02 4990 5834 E cess.mot@bigpond.net.au www.cessnockmotel.com.au Enjoy an affordable experience in a renovated ★★★★ accommodation. Five minutes drive to vineyards & walking distance to shops, clubs & restaurants.

Australia Hotel

♠ ♣ MAP 1 P10

136 Wollombi Road, Cessnock 2325 T 1800 104 010 F 02 4990 6799 E enquiries@australiahotel.com.au www.australiahotel.com.au The best of both world’s awaits you at The Australia Hotel. ◗ Pubstyle & motel accommodation ◗ Award winning Bistro

WINE COUNTRY MOTOR INN

♣ MAP 1 P11

(NSW AHA 2002/2003) ◗ Wireless Internet ◗ Full Bar & TAB Facilities ◗ Swimming Pool ◗ Large group specialists - golf stay & play

5 Darwin Street, Cessnock 2325 T 02 4993 2999 F 02 4993 2998 E stay@winecountrymotorinn.com.au www.winecountrymotorinn.com.au

One of Australia’s best country hotels at the doorstep of the beautiful

5 minutes drive to Vineyards & Golf Courses. ◗ New ★★★★ accom.

Hunter Valley.

◗ 50 modern & spacious suites ◗ Adjacent to Cessnock Supporters Club ◗ Vino Patria Italian Restaurant, Bistro & Café ◗ Specialising in Golf & Food

Hunter Valley Motel Cessnock

♣ MAP 1 O11

packages ◗ Bus groups and group bookings welcome.

30 Allandale Rd, Cessnock T 02 4990 1722 E reservations@huntervalleymotel.com.au www.huntervalleymotel.com.au Gateway to the Vineyards, clean, comfortable & affordable. Close to all amenities.

CONFERENCE... Hunter Valley STYLE

Hunter Valley WEDDINGS

A Conference, like a great wine, is the sum of its ingredients.

For simply stunning memories that last a lifetime...

The Hunter Valley produces some of the best wines in the world. We also produce some of the most memorable Business Events.

Order your FREE Hunter Valley Wedding guide on line at www.winecountry.com.au

For a conference quote or ideas on making your next business event a success, contact us. • Conference & meetings • Corporate incentives & rewards • Exhibitions & conventions • Photo opportunities • Planning sessions • Board Meetings • Team Building exercises • Product launches Hunter Valley Convention Bureau 02 49 900 936 or email conferencing@winecountry.com.au or visit www.winecountry.com.au

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SERVICES kiddicare

LOCAL BUSINESSES

T 1300 875 557 M 0400 008 683

To make your journey a successful and enjoyable one, you need access to the very best of services. Our towns cater fully for visitors with a wide range of services, from beauticians to real estate agents and childcare services.

Jurd’s Real Estate

NOT ON MAP

www.kiddicare.com.au Next Best Thing To A Mother’s Care. Experienced, Qualified Child Carers. Specialising in Wedding Sitters & Corporate Events. MAP 2 C3

Sternbeck’s Real Estate

MAP 2 B3

25 Vincent Street, Cessnock T 02 4990 7000 E sternbecks@bigpond.com.au www.sternbecks.com.au

Shop 3, 115 Vincent Street, Cessnock 2325 T 02 4991 4000 F 02 4991 4900 E properties@jurds.com.au www.jurds.com.au

Buying, Selling, Renting since 1954.

If you are considering moving to Wine Country or alternatively investing or leasing,

WINE SCHOOL AUSTRALIA

make sure you get the best available advice

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

and service. Alan Jurd and his team at Jurd’s Real Estate

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

are all locals who know Wine Country and the market better than anyone. Open 7 days.

HERTZ - CESSNOCK & SINGLETON

NOT ON MAP

MAP 1 P11

1A Aberdare Road, Cessnock 2325 T 02 4991 2500 F 02 4990 1125 Explore the Hunter at your own pace. Our friendly team are ready & waiting to assist you with your touring needs. Also servicing Maitland. ◗ Competitive rates ◗ One way rentals available. ◗ Delivery can be arranged ◗ Earn QANTAS frequent flyer points ◗ Economical hatches, family sedans, wagons & 8 seat buses.

Pk’s olde general store

MAP 1 O11

73-75 Allandale Road, Cessnock T 02 4990 1442 Groceries, Fruit & Veges, BBQ Packs, Cold Drinks, Fuel, PH Credit, Hot Food, etc Open 365 Days from 4.30am - 8pm.

Sheer Design – Publishing

NOT ON MAP

T 02 4933 9000 www.sheerdesign.com.au Get your marketing materials ON TARGET! Give your business a professional edge with design, print & publishing services incl. logos, brochures, booklets, websites. Call for a quote.

D&V Photography

D&V Photography

D&V Photography

Mercure Resort Hunter Valley Gardens

MAP 1 J6

Corner Broke & McDonalds Roads, Pokolbin 2320

T 02 4998 2000 F 02 4998 7710 E reservations@mercurehuntervalley.com.au www.mercurehuntervalley.com.au Conference in the Heart of Hunter Valley Wine Country with Mercure

team, including onsite technician, has a proven track record of ensuring

Resort Hunter Valley Gardens. Conveniently situated within walking

the success of your conference or event. Additional facilities which

distance of five renowned cellar doors and adjacent to the international

make Mercure Resort Hunter Valley Gardens the ideal and complete

display gardens and boutique shopping village at Hunter Valley Gardens.

conference destination are our 72 beautifully appointed 4.5 star guest

Our Mercure Meetings program embraces world leading carbon neutral

rooms, onsite day spa and health club, welcoming guest Library and Bar,

initiatives, flexible conference and function room design, quality and

our restaurant the Hunter Valley Steakhouse plus unique offsite dining

expertise in audio visual technology together with high speed internet

and team building options.

access throughout our property. With our convention centre able to cater

Mercure Resort Hunter Valley Gardens – Your One Stop Conference Spot

for up to 250 delegates, whether you are planning an annual seminar or small informal planning day, our dedicated Conference Management

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