Unexpected ways to enjoy the Hunter Valley

Unexpected Ways to Enjoy the Hunter Valley

“Although the Hunter Valley is renowned for its wine tours and cheese tastings, those certainly aren’t the limitations of what it has to offer. In fact, there are plenty of fun and even unexpected things to do in the Hunter Valley. Whether you need something to do on a rainy day, you’re an animal lover,…

3 Things you need to know about the Hunter Valley today

3 Things you need to know about the Hunter Valley today

“It’s spring, which means it’s budburst time. This means the grapevines are sprouting their first green shoots for the season (they lose their leaves over winter) and the countryside is slowly transforming into fields of green. It’s an important time in the annual cycle of the vines and social media is full of winemakers’ posts…

Hunter Valley pet friendly holidays

Have pooch, will travel

“Is your pooch your bestie? Don’t think a holiday is the same without them? No need to leave your four-legged friend behind with these pet-friendly stays in the Hunter. Let’s face it, we all know pets like a weekend break too!” Book your Hunter Valley pet friendly accommodation Around Hermitage, and visit one of the…

From 1858 to 2018: Five generations of family celebrate Tyrrell’s 160 years of winemaking history

Five generations of family celebrate Tyrrell’s 160 years

“Tyrrell’s Wines have been operating in the Hunter Valley since its foundation in 1858, and in those long 160 years it’s always been a family affair. Currently helmed by the family’s fourth and fifth generations in the form of Bruce and Chris Tyrrell respectively, their ‘wine empire’ now boasts vineyards stretching from their original plantings…

The 5 Best Winter Cabns near Sydney, Hunter Valley

The 5 Best Winter Cabins near Sydney

“You could sit about, piling on jumpers, moaning and crying into your hot chocolate. Or you could calmly and quietly pack your bubble bath and your pyjamas, and drive to an irresistibly cosy winter cabin to soak in a spa and drink your favourite craft brew by an open fireplace. Ultimately, the choice is yours.…

Jade Hafey gets ready to wrap up first vintage learning winemaking at Iron Gate Estate

Winemaking at Iron Gate Estate

“As Fairfax Media sits down to interview budding young winemaker Jade Hafey at Iron Gate Estate, she is handed two glasses of wine and asked what she thinks of the acidity. So is the life of a training winemaker on the cusp of wrapping up her first vintage.”