Being Wholesome in the Hunter Valley

For everyone: visitors and locals

Costs: Visiting is free, purchases by choice. There is much to learn about The Hunter Regional foods and wines with a focus on chemically reduced or chemical free production, or simple and traditional preparation methods. Seeking out these products is an expanding focus with the wider community and for visitors alike.

Here is a selection:

Organic wines

  1. Macquariedale Organic Wines – in the Around Hermitage area – organic, biodynamic, low preservative, vegan-friendly, natural wines. In 2005 Macquariedale Organic Wines became the first vineyard in the Hunter Valley to receive full Biodynamic Certification. Biodynamics takes organic and sustainability practises several steps further by improving the soil.
  2. Tamburlaine Wines – one of Australia’s largest producers of organic wines with vineyards in the Hunter Valley and Orange region which produce award-winning organic, vegan-friendly, low sulphur and no added sulphur wines.
  3. Ascella Organic Wine – the largest certified organic vineyard in the Hunter Valley with their award winning wines in a pristine environment surrounded by National Parks.

Non animal rennet cheeses – can be sourced at:

Raw Honey – Hunter Valley Hive at Hunter Valley Gardens.

Olives and Olive Oils – search Tintilla Estate ,Hunter Valley Olive Co, Pukara Estate and 

Ciders, beers and spirits – some suggestions include Pokolbin Cider House,

Hunter Distillery – Certified organic distillery

Providores – distributors of Regional produce

Local Markets – many wholefood selections including breads and vinegars etc as well as art and craft products and homewares: markets can also be found at Wollombi, Singleton, Broke.

Handmade in the Hunter Markets –

Farm visit:

Moore Farm located in Wollombi for locally grown seasonal produce garlic, honey, kitchen preserves and free range pork. ‘We try to tread as lightly as we can on this earth and incorporate sustainable farming practices onto our farm.’


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Binnorie Dairy Cheeses


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Authors: Robyn and Alan Valley View Cottage

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