Spirit of Australia magazine - Hunter Valley

The legendary Pacific Coast … Hunter Valley

“From Port Stephens we head west on the A15 to connect onto the new Hunter Expressway that provides a quicker, easier passage to one of Australia’s finest wine regions – the Hunter Valley. The Hunter has gained international acclaim of late being named amongst the world’s ten best wine regions by USA Today’s Reader’s Choice…

Andrew Thomas grape pickers on night shift

Andrew Thomas grape pickers on night shift

“GLOVES, buckets and shears are essential equipment for workers who hand-pick grapes in Hunter Valley vintages, but fishermen’s headlamps may well become an addition to the list. Such lamps proved to be a great success during harvest 2014 for ace winemaker Andrew Thomas, allowing him to carry out what he believes is the Hunter’s first…

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…