“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

Thursday, 19 February 2015 by
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


“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


“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


“Agriculture… What a fickle industry to be involved in, and after all the wine industry is an agricultural industry, given that winemakers are only as good as the fruit that a viticulturist provides them. Three weeks ago there was much collective gnashing of teeth and increasingly furrowed brows amongst winemakers as the rain tumbled down

Spicers Vineyards Estate Most Romantic Hotel in Australia

We are very excited to announce that Spicers Vineyards Estate has just been awarded Most Romantic Hotel in Australia as well as placing 3rd in Best Luxury, 5th in Best Small Hotel and 13th in Best Service!! Read more

Hunter Valley Way - new tourst drive

“A NEW tourist route is about to be launched for towns  that the Hunter Expressway left behind. The ‘‘Hunter Valley Way’’ aims to expose visitors to experiences and attractions in the Coalfields – along with attracting grey nomads. It’s for people who want to take the scenic route and visit smaller communities. Kurri Kurri District

Billy Idol Hunter Valley Concert

“Rock icon BILLY IDOL is returning to Australia and New Zealand for his first concert tour of Australia since 2002 and his first of New Zealand since 1987. The original punk turned global superstar will perform indoor shows and a day on the green winery events in March and April 2015.  Idol’s band includes long-time

Tintilla Estate on Hermitage Road, Hunter Valley

“TOURIST operators are hoping the state government approves funding for significant improvements to Hermitage Road. Last month, the 60 businesses in the Around Hermitage Association and Singleton Council welcomed the announcement by the government that the upgrade of Hermitage Road, intersection of Hermitage and Broke Road and installation of tourist facilities had been shortlisted for funding under