Hunter Valley Wine Show 2014

Hunter Valley Wine Show 2014 begins

“THE Hunter’s semillon wines tantalised the judges on the first day of the Hunter Valley Wine Show in Singleton on Monday. Show president Tim Murray said the quality of the wines “had been touted” and were living up to expectations. He said the judges were so impressed with the entries in one of the 2014…

Troy Rhoades-Brown from Muse wins Australian Young Restaurateur 2014

Troy Rhoades-Brown from Muse wins Australian Young Restaurateur 2014

“MUSE Restaurant’s Troy Rhoades-Brown has been named Australian Young Restaurateur 2014 at the Electrolux Appetite for Excellence awards. The Pokolbin-based chef and restaurateur beat three other finalists, including Novocastrian Chris Thornton, of Restaurant Mason at the finals in Melbourne on Monday night. Rhoades-Brown and wife Megan opened Muse Restaurant in 2004, drawing on the chef’s…

Elle Singapore visits for Hunter Valley Wine & Food Month

Amazing Graze

“Few things excite me as much as the prospect of a gourmet trail, like eating my way through Tuscany or scouring Japan for its varying cuisine across the islands. Australia’s New South Wales (NSW) was never really on the must-eat list, but when I heard about Hunter Valley’s annual Wine & Food Month, I thought…

Tintilla Estate, Hunter Valley

Tintilla takes top points for its Semillon

“Since 2008 James Halliday has regarded the Hunter Valley’s Tintilla Estate worthy of his sought after 5 star rating, and last night it got one better for Tintilla with a revered 97 rating (equal highest score for any Semillon in the newly released 2015 James Halliday Australian Wine Companion) for its Semillon. Tintilla now also…

Top 10 Huner Valley Wineries

Top 10 Hunter Valley Wineries

“The Hunter Valley is an ideal weekend getaway with stunning vistas, great cellar door experiences and divine dining. The Hunter Valley is known for its award-wining Semillon and elegant Shiraz and with over 150 cellar doors in the region, you’re spoilt for choice. If you want to delve beyond the big name wineries and discover…

Leogate Estate Hunter Valley awarded World's Best New Wine

Leogate Estate awarded World’s Best New Wine

“Hunter Valley winery, Leogate Estate has taken home the “James Rodgers Trophy for the Best Wine in its First Year of Production” for its 2011 “The Basin” Reserve Shiraz at the 2014 International Wine Challenge. The awards were held in London last night, and the judges described the drop as a “refined, cool Shiraz style…

Hunter gigs for Barnes anniversary

Hunter gigs for Barnes anniversary

“LEGENDARY rocker Jimmy Barnes has announced he’ll come back to the Hunter for the second time this year as part of a concert series to celebrate 30 years as a solo artist. In a tour presented by A Day On The Green, the former Cold Chisel frontman will be backed by The Living End, Baby…

Eighty Eight opens in the Hunter Valley

Eighty Eight opens in the Hunter Valley

“Plenty of restaurants spawn kitchen gardens, but when Eighty Eight opens in the Hunter Valley this Saturday it’ll be the reverse – a restaurant inspired by a kitchen garden. In 2012, Roberts restaurant head chef George Francisco planted a 1.5-hectare garden.” Read more | Good Food

Paul Simon, Sting to share Hope Estate stage

Paul Simon, Sting to share Hope Estate stage

“Two enduring musical icons, Paul Simon and Sting, are bringing their global On Stage Together tour to the Hunter next year. The pair, who are long-time friends, conceived the idea for a co-headline tour after performing together for the first time at the Robin Hood Foundation benefit in 2013. The two singer-songwriters will blend both…