Christmas Lights Switch On

Hunter Valley Gardens’ 2017 Christmas Lights Spectacular gets underway on Friday, November 3 Christmas lights switch on this Friday More than two million lights will be switched on at Hunter Valley Gardens this Friday to signal the beginning of the annual Christmas Lights Spectacular. The Christmas Lights Spectacular debuted in 2007 and has drawn tens…

NSW Wine Awards 2017

The 2017 Pier One Sydney Harbour NSW Wine Awards top trophy results were announced yesterday at the gala Presentation Lunch at Pier One Sydney Harbour. 18 trophies in total were handed out to the state’s best wines and winemakers, whilst guests from the wine industry, tourism industries and NSW Government enjoyed a stunning selection of…

Olives in a wine environment

About 25 years ago, not long after buying our block on Hermitage Road, I was invited to help write a book on Carotid Artery disease (my special interest) on the island of Cyprus by Professor Andrew Nicolaides of London, a Greek Cypriote. It was a successful collaboration and importantly for me, an introduction to the…

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Campaign to encourage more visitors to Hunter Valley Wine Country

Hunter Valley Wine Country tourism operators are throwing their support behind a major destination marketing campaign worth around $600,000, to encourage more visitors to NSW’s leading wine making region. The Hunter Valley Wine and Tourism Alliance will approach Destination NSW with $300,000 in pledges, and ask it to match the funding dollar-for-dollar, and develop a major destination marketing campaign.…

Good Food Guide 2018: Full list of hats

A huge success for our Hunter Valley restaurateurs at The National Good Food Guide 2018 Awards evening in Sydney this week. Congratulations to Troy Rhoades-Brown with Muse Restaurant’s 2 hats and Muse Kitchen 1 hat. Margan Family Wines Hunter Valley received 1 hat, and Bistro Molines 1 hat. Read more   #aroundhermitage #huntervalley #visitnsw #goodfood #foodawards    

Charity drive to Pokolbin

“A convoy of 30 Porsches will drive from Sydney to Pokolbin via the Putty Road this Sunday to support the state’s largest paediatric centre. The charity drive has been organised by Porsche Centre Parramatta, in aid of The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, with 100 per cent of the entry fee to be donated to the…