The Mitchell Library and the Hunter

Mitchell Library and the Hunter: Bob’s Blog Standing in the courtyard of Estate Tuscany at the opening of the Hermitage Road Cycle Way on 30th August 2017, I mentioned to George Souris, Chairman of the Hunter Valley Wine and Tourism Association, that we were overlooking the old Rothbury Estate owned by David Scott Mitchell (1836-1907)…

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Signage boost for the Hunter Valley Wine Country

  Signage boost for the Hunter Valley Wine Country Cessnock City Council has been allocated $1.25 million under the Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF) for a $2.5 million Hunter Valley Wine Country Tourism Signage Implementation Project. The $481.6 million BBRF supports the Australian Government’s commitment to create jobs, drive economic growth and build stronger regional…

Hunter Valley cycleway opening

Hunter Valley Cycleway Officially Opens

Hunter Valley Cycleway Officially Opens OFFICIAL OPENING OF HERMITAGE AND BROKE ROADS UPGRADE AND CYCLEWAY Member for Upper Hunter Michael Johnsen MP will join with the Mayors of the Singleton and Cessnock Councils for the opening of Hermitage and Broke Roads upgrade and cycleway. WHEN: 11am, Wednesday 30 August 2017. WHERE: Estate Tuscany, Mistletoe Ln…

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Hermitage Road Cycleway Opens

Local and visiting bike lovers have a new safe place to ride in wine country with the opening of a multi-million dollar upgrade to Broke and Hermitage Roads. The project included improvements to Hermitage Road and Broke Roads, a 10.6 kilometre cycleway and installation of tourist facilities including an information bay. The concept was a joint initiative between Cessnock and Singleton Councils. The councils combined to…

2017 Clear Image Hunter Valley Wine Show

2017 Clear Image Hunter Valley Wine Show Winners http://www.theherald.com.au/story/4886344/sizing-up-valleys-influence/ http://www.singletonargus.com.au/story/4878986/hunters-semillons-impress/ DRAYTON FAMILY TROPHY Best Named Vineyard Red Wine (Classes 29, 30 & 31) Winner: Ridgeview Wines 2016 Impressions Shiraz ALEXANDER MUNRO MEMORIAL TROPHY Best Current & One Year Old Shiraz (Classes 6, 11, 29 & 35) Winner: De Iuliis Wines 2016 Shiraz #AroundHermitage #HunterValley  

Berenbell Vineyard Retreat, Hunter Valley

Australia’s Top 10 Country Retreats

“Australia Day is the perfect excuse to get back to nature and explore all the spectacular gifts Mother Nature has bestowed upon us. Here are 10 of the best stand-out properties that promise a truly unforgettable – and distinctly Australian – experience. Australia is about so much more than its major city centres – from beaches…

Dr Robert Lusby named AM on Queen’s Birthday honours list

“Vascular surgeon-turned-vigneron, Professor Robert Lusby has been recognised for his significant service to medicine and medical education and research in the form of an AM. Dr Lusby, of Pokolbin, specialised in carotid surgery which prevents strokes, and has led an interesting life in the medical field, helping to pioneer some important developments. It was around…

2015 Hunter Valley Legends Winners announced

“The Hunter Valley’s night of nights, the Hunter Valley Legends Awards were held last night at Brokenwood Wines with a record number of people (250) in attendance, all excited to rub shoulders and celebrate with their industry colleagues & friends. Not only was the newest Hunter Valley Wine Industry Legend inducted, but winners in five…