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When was the last time that you tried something for the 1st time?

Be the first to taste an exclusive range of Hunter Valley Premium Wines from some of the most renowned wineries in the Valley.

In the week of 23-27 September 2020 a number of Pokolbin Vineyards in the Around Hermitage area are coming together to release a range of their Premium wines. Featured during this week will be;

  • 1st Release Signature Dinner 26 September 2020
  • 1st Release Whites, Sparklings, Rosés and Reds
  • Aged Single Vineyard Reds
  • Immersive and fun events throughout the week
  • Meet the winemakers and vineyard owners – hear their story!

PHOTOS FROM 2019

1st Release Wine Week

FEATURED WINERIES

TO BE CONFIRMED

Thomas Wines, Peter Drayton Wines, Wombat Crossing Vineyard, Tintilla Estate, Thélème Wines at Black Creek Farm, 
Macquariedale Organic Wines, Hunter’s Dream Estate, Misty Glen Wines, Degen Wines, Mistletoe Winery,
Glandore Estate, Pokolbin Estate

1ST RELEASE WINE WEEK 2019

1ST RELEASE WINE WEEK TASTE AND PLAY CHALLENGE

Share your favourite 1st Release Taste and Play experience photos, tag Around Hermitage and use the below hashtags.

#AROUNDHERMITAGE #1STRELEASEWINEWEEK
Facebook @AROUNDHERMITAGE Instagram @AROUNDHERMITAGEHUNTERVALLEY

Enter as many times as you like, photos must be taken at one of the participating venues and/or include a bottle shot of a 1st Release Wine.

TASTE AND PLAY RESPONSIBLY!

What’s On!

Wednesday 23 September – Sunday 27 September

Explore the Around Hermitage Wine and Food Trail, perhaps hire a bike and travel along our newly constructed cycleway. Enjoy leisurely wine tastings and a lunch at one of our restaurants or cafes.

Experience immersive and fun activities at the cellar door, meet the owners and winemakers and hear their stories.

Saturday 26 September

1ST RELEASE SIGNATURE DINNER

Venue  to be confirmed| Bookings Essential

Dinner matched with the 1st Release Wines, hosted by the vineyard owners and winemakers.

Taste and Play!  Wine and Food Activities

DAILY 1ST RELEASE WINE TASTING AT SELECTED CELLAR DOORS

 

DAILY 1ST RELEASE WINE AND HUNTER VALLEY CHOCOLATE TASTING
Glandore Estate Wines | 02 4998 7140 | Bookings Essential
Hand-crafted chocolates by Adora make for the ultimate indulgence when paired with Glandore Estate’s hand-crafted wines in a guided experience.

DAILY 1ST RELEASE WINE TOUR
Two Fat Blokes Gourmet Tours | 0414 316 859 | Bookings Essential
Join an exclusive tour of the 1st Release wineries by small group mini bus. Use booking code 1STRELEASE valid for tours 25-29 September. Online bookings twofatblokes.com.au/tours

DAILY 1ST RELEASE  TOUR BY ELECTRIC BIKE
Sutton Estate | 0448 600 288 | Bookings Essential
Visit the many wineries in motorised style and enjoy the wind in your hair and experience a tour at your own pace.

DAILY ENJOYING THE GOOD LIFE
Tintilla Estate and Olive Grove | 02 6574 7093
We offer a range of light alfresco platters to be enjoyed with our wines. We look forward to our guests joining us and living the good life! We have a meat and cheese plate, a cheese plate, spice and bread plate along with a bowl of olives and for a treat mini gelatos. We source our offerings from local producers such as the Binnorie Dairy for cheese and Branxton Butcher for salamis along with bread from Fawk’s Bakery. At Tintilla we make much of the produce ourselves such as home-made terrine, home-cured olives and a range of seasonal condiments. We look forward to our guests joining us and living the good life!

DAILY WINE THEATRE
Hunter Valley Resort | 02 4998 7777 | Bookings Essential
A visual experience in Wine Education. We take you on a learning experience with a bracket of 4 wines. Here we teach you how to taste front palate sweetness, acidity, and back palate tannins, and most importantly exercising your nose to appreciate the bouquet of wine

DAILY HUNTER VALLEY WINE SCHOOL
Hunter Valley Resort | 02 4998 7777 | Bookings Essential
A 2-hour tutorial – The structured wine tutorial covers: Where and how is wine made? What is its history? What are the grape varieties? How are they different? Blending – Why, and what does one look for with the bouquet, taste, and colour?

DAILY WINE ESCAPE ROOM
Sutton Estate | 0442 908 8020 | Bookings Essential
At the Wine Escape Room, we host real life escape games which are fun and engaging live action activities which take place in our specially designed room. Work together as a team to solve a series of puzzles that will test your logic, lateral thinking and ingenuity. The Wine Escape Room includes a wine tasting activity and wine smelling activity of some of the best wine in the Hunter Valley.

DAILY HORSE RIDING IN THE VINES
Hunter Valley Horses | 0431 337 367 | Bookings Essential
Giddy up! Enjoy the spectacular Hunter Valley from a truly unique perspective, admiring views of the breathtaking Brokenback Range, surrounding vineyards and farmland.

DAILY 1ST RELEASE PICNIC IN THE VINEYARD
Misty Glen Wines | 02 4998 7781 | Bookings Essential
Enjoy a gourmet picnic in the vineyard with a selection of Misty Glen’s 1st Release Wines. 11am-2.30pm

 

Our Sponsors and Event Partners

Singleton Council
Singleton Council
DEGEN WINES