Hunter Valley Wine and Food Month in June

Hunter Valley Wine and Food Month in June

“Amateur cooks, serious foodies, wine lovers and lifestyle enthusiasts are gearing up for the year’s ultimate celebration of flavour, the famous Hunter Valley Wine and Food Month in June. This year’s flavour odyssey will feature festival favourites on the menu, as well as a series of new and exciting indulgences, during a month-long series of…

Eagles to swoop on the Hunter next year

Eagles to swoop on the Hunter next year

“The Eagles are heading back to Australia and New Zealand for a tour. The seven-date Australian leg of the History of the Eagles tour will kick off in Perth in mid-February 2015. It will be the first time the Hotel California rockers have toured Australia since 2010. The tour will include indoor arena dates in…

Valley on a plate

Valley on a plate

“THE annual Hunter Valley Wine & Food Month lasts just 30 days, but planning for the June event started many moons ago at Pokolbin’s RidgeView boutique winery and restaurant. With 90per cent of their produce grown organically on site, the RidgeView team planted produce for their Ocean to Paddock feast as early as last year…

Spicers Vineyards Estate

Weekender: Spicers Vineyards Estate

“Hermitage Road is a quiet Hunter Valley backwater with a particular upmarket attraction – Spicers, writes Daisy Dumas. Less assuming than some is Spicers Vineyards Estate, not easy to see from the road and sitting with a view over Broken Back Ridge, a range that, depending on the light, can either appear brilliantly bold and…

Roxette to tour Hunter Valley 2014 - A Day on the Green

Roxette to tour Australia in February

“Legendary Swedish rockers Roxette will return to Australia next year for eight dates. The duo of Per Gessle and Marie Fredriksson will play arena shows in Brisbane, Perth, Melbourne, Adelaide, Wollongong and Sydney in February. They will also play two day on the green winery gigs at Hunter Valley’s Bimbadgen Winery and Rochford Wines in…

Rolls Royce vistit Hunter Valley

Rolls-Royce Rally visits the Hunter

“You might have noticed a few extra cars on the roads this weekend – a selection of 150 iconic Rolls-Royce vintage cars to be exact. As the iconic motorcar brand celebrates its 110-year anniversary, the Rolls-Royce Owners Club of Australia came to the Hunter for the first time for their 56th annual federal rally. The…

Thomas Wines win at Easter Show

Sydney Royal honour for Cessnock winemaker

“Local winemaker Andrew Thomas was recognised at the Sydney Royal Easter Show’s prestigious Parade of Champions on Tuesday. The Parade of Champions has been a showstopper with the crowds and is now in its third year. Taking place on Excellence in Agriculture Day, the parade celebrates members of the show family for their outstanding contributions…

Macquariedale, Biodynamic Vineyard, Hunter Valley

Biodynamic duo real deal in Hunter wine

“IT’S Australia’s oldest winegrowing region, and it’s right here in our own backyard. The Hunter Valley was first planted to vine in 1833 by the Godfather of Australian viticulture, James Busby. Busby planted the Hunter’s first vines on his property near Branxton, known as Kirkton Estate. Nowadays there are more than 140 wineries and cellar…