Tyrian – A New Variety

Tyrian is a wine grape variety developed by CSIRO, producing a deep-red coloured wine with a full-bodied palate, berry fragrance and spicy fruit flavour. The name Tyrian derives from its association with colour, where it represents ‘deep purple hue’ and was chosen after extensive consultation with industry representatives and marketers. Grown in the Hunter Valley…

A Potted History of Around Hermitage

Around Hermitage in Pokolbin, Hunter Valley There are many areas within the wine regions of the world that have unique characteristics that contribute to their regions. The Around Hermitage precinct of the Pokolbin sub-region in the Hunter has developed in such a manner. Other precincts include the Parish of Pokolbin, Central Pokolbin, and Lovedale. This…

FLiCKERFEST Hunter Valley 2019

A great night at FLiCKERFEST Hunter Valley Saturday 4 May 2019 Fantastic wines, food and films! Showcasing wines and beer from the Around Hermitage Wine and Food Trail Misty Glen Wines & Cottage, Tintilla Estate, Macquariedale Organic Wines, Glandore Estate Wines, Wombat Crossing Vineyard, IronBark Hill Brewhouse, RidgeView, Hart and Hunter, Black Creek Theleme Wines, …

Unexpected ways to enjoy the Hunter Valley

Unexpected Ways to Enjoy the Hunter Valley

“Although the Hunter Valley is renowned for its wine tours and cheese tastings, those certainly aren’t the limitations of what it has to offer. In fact, there are plenty of fun and even unexpected things to do in the Hunter Valley. Whether you need something to do on a rainy day, you’re an animal lover,…

3 Things you need to know about the Hunter Valley today

3 Things you need to know about the Hunter Valley today

“It’s spring, which means it’s budburst time. This means the grapevines are sprouting their first green shoots for the season (they lose their leaves over winter) and the countryside is slowly transforming into fields of green. It’s an important time in the annual cycle of the vines and social media is full of winemakers’ posts…

Hunter Valley pet friendly holidays

Have pooch, will travel

“Is your pooch your bestie? Don’t think a holiday is the same without them? No need to leave your four-legged friend behind with these pet-friendly stays in the Hunter. Let’s face it, we all know pets like a weekend break too!” Book your Hunter Valley pet friendly accommodation Around Hermitage, and visit one of the…