Merging the Senses Taste, Sight, Sound
Presented by the Around Hermitage Wine and Food Trail, Hunter Valley, 4 to 27 May 2017

Enjoy the ambience of the vineyards watching fun and engaging films whilst enjoying locally made fine wines and gourmet food from local restaurants and providores.

Daytime: Enjoy a “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” at your accommodation or head to one of the cafes for a sumptuous breakfast with a glass of Hunter Valley Sparkling to set you up for the day’s activities. During the day a number of Wine, Food and Film fun activities will be on offer.

Evening Saturday 6 May 2017: Head to Peter Drayton’s Ironbark Hill Winery and Brewhouse for the main event of the day; get there in good time to grab a bite from the Pop Up food sites and enjoy some local wine then sit back to watch the sunset over the vineyards before the film starts.

Evening Saturday 27 May: “Life of Brian” hosted dinner at Casuarina Estate. The event celebrates the life of Brian McGuigan, one of the Hunter Valley’s renowned winemakers. The “Life of Brian” will be told in words and film, with many entertaining stories from Brian’s friends and associates over the years.

Book now and plan to spend a few days in NSW’s Premier Wine Region, just a two hour drive from Sydney

Flickerfest Film Night

Saturday 6 May 2017

Flickerfest is coming to Hunter Valley Wine Country for the first time! Flickerfest is a short film festival which has been running for 26 years and we will be showing the Best of the 2017 Short Films.

Life of Brian Film Night

Saturday 27 May 2017

Head to Casuarina Estate for the main event of the day. Doors open at 6pm with wine and beer tasting served with canapes prior to a 3-course dinner with accompanying wines and beer, served from 7pm.

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

Friday 5 & 12 May 2017

Book a table for a group of friends or join in with another table. Each table will be joined by one our renowned winemakers, a local vigneron who will share stories of life in the vineyards.

Flickerfest in the Vines

"Life of Brian" - 27 May 2017

Taste & Play Activities

Taste and Play – Tours and Fun – “The Grape Escape”, “Vive Le Tour”, “On the Buses” , “En Plein Air” and more.

Festival Wine Activities

A host of fun and engaging wine activities are on offer during the Hunter Valley Wine, Food and Film Festival. Vertical Wine Tastings, taste a range of wines from a particular vintage.

Festival Food Activities

A range of interactive Food activities, Lunches and Dinner will take place over the course of the Festival. For instance: “Fifty Shades of Whey” , “Olive And Let Die”, “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner”.


Around Hermitage Hunter Valley has a wide range of accommodation options. Great for couples or larger groups, self catering or boutique resort style. All of the Around Hermitage Hunter Valley accommodation is within easy reach of the Festival events.