Hunter Expressway brings the Hunter Valley closer to Sydney and Newcastle

HUNTER EXPRESSWAY: Bringing the vines closer

“NOVOCASTRIANS are tipped to visit Hunter Valley vineyards more frequently after the expressway opens today. Hunter Valley Wine and Tourism Association general manager Gus Maher said the expressway reduced the journey from Newcastle CBD to the vineyards to 30 minutes, which would entice people to come and enjoy a few hours of food and wine…

Best Hunter Valley vintage

Hunter winemakers gush over corker vintage

“THE Hunter Valley has the wine industry abuzz with calls that this year’s crop is producing the “best vintage of the century”. Heavy rains in November followed by lots of sunshine over January and February allowed farmers to harvest the fruits at optimum ripeness. And it’s paying off, according to Tyrrell’s winemaker Chris Tyrrell. He…

Hunter Valley Wine Country, Around Hermitage, Pokolbin

The best NSW wine to try now

“Restaurants and consumers need to wake up to the fact there are excellent vintages coming out of NSW and ACT – and some of the best-value wine in Australia. Of course, NSW has a lot of great wine and the Hunter Valley still leads the charge, thanks to its sheer weight of winery and brand…

Billy Law - A Table For Two

The Wine-Y Hermitage Road at Hunter Valley

“Our long-awaited return to the Australia’s oldest producing wine region has finally happened just recently and Hunter Valley never fails to amaze and inspire as I am yet slowly unearthing more hidden gems among the tangled vines. We picked the last crop of hailstorm surviving grapes at Mount View during the harvest time in March,…

Table for Two, Hunter Valley

Muse Kitchen at Keith Tulloch Winery

“As the knife cuts into the pie covered with mini mashed potato domes, it cracks open the crusty pastry wall, inside is a deep well that is filled with juicy shredded lamb meat in dark rich sauce. “Would you like to take a picture of this?” The Queen asks me as she puts down her…