When: Monday 1st May – Friday 30th June
Time: 12:00 pm – 9:25pm

Hunter Valley Wine & Food Festival is back and it’s bigger than ever spanning two months to include some of our favourite returning events and some great new additions.

The festival showcases the region’s unforgettable wine and food culture with more than 70 epicurean events and activities during May and June in 2017, so you’re sure to find something to suit your palate.

You can get up close and personal with winemakers at a masterclass, vertical tasting or vineyard tour, unearth hidden gems on a wine and food trail, and take part in hands-on cooking classes or just sprawl beside an open fire with a glass of red and a cheese plate.

Plus, Chefs Plate lunches offers foodies the chance to enjoy a set price lunch with a glass of wine at some of the region’s top restaurants.

 

More about iHop Hunter Valley

Our tours have been designed to showcase the best the Hunter Valley Region has to offer, from internationally renowned and boutique wineries, micro breweries, casual through to fine dining venues, cheese shops, chocolatiers, and shopping villages. Our tours cover the most popular locations in the Hunter Valley as well as the lesser known hidden gems!

When: Monday 1st May – Friday 30th June
Time: 10:00 pm – 4:00pm

Where: Around Hermitage 

Email: info@aroundhermitage.com.au

Phone: 02 4998 7781 

Website: http://www.aroundhermitage.com.au/events/taste-and-play/

Feeling Playful?

Hermitage Road and the surrounding beautiful countryside has a limited offer….

… come and play at our vineyards – wine tasting and games for all!

At various locations on the Around Hermitage Wine and Food trail: 

Participating venues: Misty Glen Wines – croquet & boules, RidgeView – giant chess & totem tennis, Wombat Crossing – croquet & boules, Tintilla Estate – horseshoes & coits, James Estate – giant jenga & boules, Glandore Estate – giant chess, Hunter Valley Resort – lots of fun activities, De Iuliis – connect 4 & croquet, Two Fat Blokes Gourmet Kitchen – lots of fun games, Sutton Estate Electric Bikes – Ride, Taste, Play, Piggs Peake – giant pick up sticks.

Games include: Giant chess, giant jenga, boules, croquet, horseshoes, twister,  giant pick up sticks, totem tennis…

Held throughout May & June during Hunter Valley Wine & Food Festival.

 

More about iHop Hunter Valley

Our tours have been designed to showcase the best the Hunter Valley Region has to offer, from internationally renowned and boutique wineries, micro breweries, casual through to fine dining venues, cheese shops, chocolatiers, and shopping villages. Our tours cover the most popular locations in the Hunter Valley as well as the lesser known hidden gems!

When: Monday 1st May – Friday 30th June
Time: 6:00 – 9:00pm

Cost: From $95 per person

Where:Crowne Plaza

Email: redsalt.hunter@ihg.com

Phone: 02 4991 0944 

Website: http://www.crowneplazahuntervalley.com.au/dining/dining-specials-and-events/heroes-of-the-hunter/

A five course degustation dinner with matched wines, $95 per person for the Essentials wine match, or $115 per person for the Premium wine match. 

Wines will be chosen to highlight the best of the Hunter Valley and of course complement the menu flavours. Bookings essential.

Every night in May & June at Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley during 2017 Hunter Valley Wine & Food Festival.

 

More about iHop Hunter Valley

Our tours have been designed to showcase the best the Hunter Valley Region has to offer, from internationally renowned and boutique wineries, micro breweries, casual through to fine dining venues, cheese shops, chocolatiers, and shopping villages. Our tours cover the most popular locations in the Hunter Valley as well as the lesser known hidden gems!

Offering a unique range of tours to suit all budget and tastes from our; self-guided Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tours, Premium Food and Drink pairing Taste ‘n’ Graze Tour, Behind the Scenes Winery and Tasting Beyond the Vines Half Day Tour, Progressive Tasting and Dinner Twilight & Night Tours, customised Corporate Tours, Package Offers like our ‘Fly-n-Hop’ Tour and more!

When: Saturday 20th May
Time: 11:00 pm – 12:00pm

Cost: $30 per person

Email: cellardoor@dewine.com.au

Phone: 02 4993 8000 

Website: http://www.dewine.com.au/

De Iuliis Wines have received outstanding accolades for their Shiraz wines over a number of years. De Iuliis Wines was also awarded “2015 Hunter Valley Winemaker of the Year—Michael De Iuliis” & “2016 Hunter Valley Cellar Door of the Year”.

To showcase our Shiraz wines we have put together a “Shiraz Masterclass” as part of Hunter Valley Wie & Food Festival, which will take you on a journey of the origin of Shiraz, it’s past and present. You will also get to try a bracket tasting of De Iuliis Shiraz which will give you an understanding of why we think our Shiraz is some of the best.

Bookings essential.

 

More about iHop Hunter Valley

Our tours have been designed to showcase the best the Hunter Valley Region has to offer, from internationally renowned and boutique wineries, micro breweries, casual through to fine dining venues, cheese shops, chocolatiers, and shopping villages. Our tours cover the most popular locations in the Hunter Valley as well as the lesser known hidden gems!

Offering a unique range of tours to suit all budget and tastes from our; self-guided Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tours, Premium Food and Drink pairing Taste ‘n’ Graze Tour, Behind the Scenes Winery and Tasting Beyond the Vines Half Day Tour, Progressive Tasting and Dinner Twilight & Night Tours, customised Corporate Tours, Package Offers like our ‘Fly-n-Hop’ Tour and more!

When: Saturday 3rd June
Time: 5:30 – 10:30pm

Cost: Adult $98.50, Child $32.50

Phone: 02 4998 7410 

Website: https://www.stickytickets.com.au/50295/2017_burning_of_the_barrel.aspx

The Burning of the Barrel has quickly turned into an icon event of the Hunter Valley Food & Wine Festival. It is an absolute spectacular of an evening where, in a nutshell, we build a bloody massive fire, drink some very tasty wines, dine on some fantastic food, enjoy amazing soups, gorge on locally made cheeses, listen to some great music and have quite possibly the best night of the year the Hunter Valley has to offer!

In the past we have seen and tried just about everything and last years fireworks display was something to behold. This year, Andy from the The Cellar Restaurant will be on the pans again dishing up an awesome fireside menu for you to enjoy.

This year promises to be an absolute cracking evening. 

Ticket Price Includes:
Entry to this Awesome event
Complimentary glass of wine on arrival
Fireside Menu from The Cellar Restaurant
Live Music Entertainment
Marshmallow fire for the kids
Showbag for the kids
Fire lighting Ceremony

There is free parking available onsite should you be driving. However, there will be a bus service operating with set pick up and drop off times from around the Valley. You will need to contact the bus company directly to book your service. Contact Vineyard Shuttle on 4991 3655 to book. $20/person return trip.

(The event will proceed rain or shine. Only exceptionally severe weather conditions will affect the evening, so come prepared for the conditions on the day. If weather conditions deem dangerous for the fire to be lit or put the patron’s safety is at risk, we may be forced to cancel the event. In these circumstances, no refunds will be issued.)

When: Friday 12th May – Sunday 25th June
Time: 12:00 – 3:00pm

Cost: $120 per person

Phone: 02 4998 7222

WWW: http://www.hunterresort.com.au/fireside/

Each weekend, Hunter Valley Resort will host a different Hunter Valley Winemaker on hand so you can hear their stories and sample their latest releases as they discuss the amazing 2014 vintage – arguably the best in the Hunter’s living memory.

Each of the four courses will be perfectly matched to the Winemaker’s best. And with around only 30 guests, this will be indeed an intimate fireside experience. 

Lunch from 12 noon. Dinner (12 May only) from 7pm as part of 2017 Hunter Valley Wine & Food Festival. Bookings are essential, visit website for more details.

May 12 – Friday Dinner – Lisa McGuigan – Lisa McGuigan Wines
May 21 – Sunday Lunch – Andrew Margan – Margan Family Wines 
June 4 – Sunday Lunch – Steve Langham – Piggs Peake
June 11 – Sunday Lunch – Robert Lusby – Tintilla Wines 
June 18 – Sunday Lunch – Ken Sloan – Mistletoe Wines
June 25 – Sunday Lunch – Bruce Tyrrell – Tyrrells Wines

 

More about iHop Hunter Valley

Our tours have been designed to showcase the best the Hunter Valley Region has to offer, from internationally renowned and boutique wineries, micro breweries, casual through to fine dining venues, cheese shops, chocolatiers, and shopping villages. Our tours cover the most popular locations in the Hunter Valley as well as the lesser known hidden gems!