Hunetr valley Cellar Doors - eight of the best

“The Hunter wine region, just two hours north of Sydney can be a tricky place to navigate if you don’t know where to go. There are so many great cellar doors to visit, but here are eight of my favourites. Hart & Hunter – 463 Deaseys Road, Pokolbin NSW Tucked away on Deaseys road, you’ll

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“Today Robert Lusby’s surgical skills are confined to amputating wayward shoots on his grapevines at Tintilla Estate, Pokolbin. And although the vines may not fully appreciate the doctor’s ability with a pair of secateurs others have with his formidable skills as a cardio vascular surgeon, researcher and medical educator recognised in this year’s Queens Birthday

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“Vascular surgeon-turned-vigneron, Professor Robert Lusby has been recognised for his significant service to medicine and medical education and research in the form of an AM. Dr Lusby, of Pokolbin, specialised in carotid surgery which prevents strokes, and has led an interesting life in the medical field, helping to pioneer some important developments. It was around

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“The annual Legends Awards dinner was held on Thursday night at Brokenwood Wines with a record number of people (250) in attendance, all excited to rub shoulders and celebrate with their industry colleagues & friends. Not only was the newest Hunter Valley Wine Industry Legend inducted, but winners in five categories were also announced. The

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“The Hunter Valley’s night of nights, the Hunter Valley Legends Awards were held last night at Brokenwood Wines with a record number of people (250) in attendance, all excited to rub shoulders and celebrate with their industry colleagues & friends. Not only was the newest Hunter Valley Wine Industry Legend inducted, but winners in five

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“The New South Wales Government has announced $16.7 million in Resources for Regions funding to upgrade roads in the Hunter’s wine country region. The project, to upgrade Hermitage and Broke Roads, will see more than 12 kilometres of roadway rebuilt, improvements at intersections, new tourist signage and lighting. The money will also fund construction of

Cycling into Riches

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Cycle way and improved visitor facilities for Around Hermitage, Hunter Valley

“TOURISM operators along Hermitage Road at Pokolbin were smiling yesterday following the announcement that $16.7 million of Resources for Regions funding will be spent on upgrading the road, including the construction of a cycleway from its intersection with the Hunter Expressway to Broke Road. The project, a joint enterprise between Singleton and Cessnock councils, will also

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“The Hunter Valley is looking pretty good right now. It’s lush and green and most wineries believe they’ve dodged a vintage bullet after ill-timed rain stopped just in time. Over the next few weeks, the Hunter will host several concerts; including Rod Stewart. It remains, as ever, Sydney’s playground. But the vignerons of the Hunter

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“SO whose idea was it to play twister in the vineyards on a Sunday afternoon? Certainly not the staff and visitors at Keith Tulloch Wine in Pokolbin in the Hunter Valley yesterday, who were caught unawares when a tornado descended on the vines about 4.30pm. Cellar door saleswoman Jackie Goodman said the sun was out

Hunter Valley Wine & Food Month 2015

“Have you ever pictured yourself curled up by an open fire, glass of Shiraz in hand and rolling mountains nestled just outside your window as the sun sets on a crisp winter’s evening? Now, have you ever dreamed that one day you could rub shoulders with over 190 years of rich history and wine knowledge

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