EXP Restaurant, Hunter Valley

Your five day arts and culture itinerary covering the Central Coast, Port Stephens, and everything in between.

Day 3
By this point, you’ll be so close to the Hunter Valley you can almost taste the wine and cheese.

Many visitors choose to explore the Pokolbin vineyard district, which has lots of accommodation options, wineries, and restaurants to choose from.

Check out Around Hermitage Wine and Food Trail for some local insight provided by owner operators of boutique wineries at the northern end of Pokolbin in the Hunter Valley.

Along the way it is worth stopping at Hermitage Road Antiques to see the huge collection of antiques and collectibles. For fresh produce, drop by Binnorie Dairy and Tintilla Olive Grove also on Hermitage Road.

With so many wineries in the area it can be difficult to narrow things down. But you can’t go wrong with award winning wineries such as Keith Tulloch Wine, Tintilla Estate and Thomas Wines. Or if you are looking for some art to go with your wine, try Pokolbin Gallery and Sculpture Gardens at Mistletoe Vineyard.

For dinner, visit EXP Restaurant in Pokolbin. With matched wines and carefully planned dishes of local fare it is a unique dining experience.

Fortunately, you can enjoy the Hunter long after you have left by taking some of the produce and wine with you.”

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