The History and Attractions of Peterson House

At the edge of the Hunter Valley, the Peterson House acts as a gateway to the wine-loving region, opening out into the spectacular scenery and promising delicious wine and gourmet experiences to its guests.

Once inside, the Peterson House offers a unique experience, where bubbles float from the ceiling and fun music seeps out into the colourful space.

Peterson House Hunter Valley

The History of the Peterson House

The Peterson House is a family-owned winery, named the Petersons, who have gone down in history as some of the best winemakers Hunter Valley have ever seen. They have been making wine since 1982, with their legacy continuing to this day with new exciting wines every year-staying true to their traditional methods while adding modern techniques.

The Peterson House was founded by Ian Peterson, who celebrated each grandchild’s birth with a special wine, the Peterson House was first established as a place to make sparkling wine after Peterson discovered no one in New South Wales was commercially producing it in small volumes.

Peterson travelled to South Australia to create his sparkling wine in what would mark the start of his career making bubbles. Today, the Peterson House sits proudly in an iconic building and is a specialist of sparkling wine.

The renowned Paterson family also own the Savannah Estate. Which acts as the gateway to Mount View, promising epic views to go with their wine. The name ‘Savannah’ comes from the name of Ian and Shirley Peterson granddaughter.

The Wines of Peterson House

The Sparkling Wines

The Peterson House marks a pivotal point in the Hunter Valley wine experience as one of the only wineries in the vicinity that specialises in sparkling wines. With a not just one sparkling per 20 reds and whites, but a range of at least 40 different types of red, rose, or white sparkling wines. These wines have become some of the most popular sparklings in the country, being both affordable and delicious.

Dessert Wines

Nothing is better than a delicious sweet treat after a hearty dinner! Peterson House’s dessert wines offer this, with either their sparkling botrytis Semillon or their Muscat wine. The Semillon lustrous gold colour is soaked with a honeysuckle blossom flavour, as well as a marmalade and pineapple aftertaste. Visitors can enjoy this delight by matching it with the local cream blue cheese or sharp cheddar. The Muscat is a rich and smooth texture, blending together fruit pudding, brandy, and toffee flavours. Enjoy this with one of Hunter Valley Chocolate factory’s treats to end the night!

Still Wines

If sparkling isn’t for you, don’t despair, as there are a few alternatives. From Chardonnay to Semillon, to Shiraz, you can slowly sip on these delicious drops as you enjoy the surrounding scenery of Peterson House.

Why it is Worth the Visit the Peterson House?

The Cellar Door at the Peterson House

Cellar Door at Peterson House

The Cellar Door is a firm favourite for visitors to the Hunter Valley. Here, guests can sample the latest sparkling wines and learn how the signature flavours are created. You can try Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Pinot Meunier, amongst red varieties like Shiraz, Cabernet, Merlot, and Chambourcin. As well as traditional flavours, the Cellar Door also serves up a selection of sparkling whites, roses, and reds, dessert wine, and cider, so there is something for everyone.

But what’s all the fuss about? Why should you visit the cellar door instead of simply picking up the wine from your local bottle shop? Cellar Doors are both historic and cultural hub to the winery, providing a memorable experience and a unique knowledge about the Peterson House you wouldn’t get without a cellar door visit. Turning a regular old sip of wine into a historic and informational demonstration. As well, a lot of the wines showcased at the cellar door aren’t usually sold at the local bottle shops, with a range of Peterson House’s wines only able to be purchased at this one region.

Restaurant Cuvee

Food

Found tucked in the heart of the Peterson House’s sandstone exterior, the Restaurant Cuvee boasts exposed timber beams and intricate ironwork, which gives every dining experience a cosy and rustic vibe. Chefs serve up delicious seasonal dishes, while guests can enjoy the mesmerising views out across the vineyards and the valley beyond.

The Peterson House Oyster Bar

The latest addition to the Peterson House is the on-site Oyster Bar, which can be found on the deck at weekends. Here, guests can tuck into a sumptuous selection of oysters, cheese, antipasto, and sparkling wine, while soaking up the views all around them.

The Peterson House marks a pivotal point in the Hunter Valley wine experience as one of the only wineries in the vicinity that specialises in sparkling wines. As well as trying some of the signature flavours, guests can tuck into a sumptuous Australia meal cooked with fresh, local produce, and admire the stunning views of the valley beyond.

Events at the Peterson House

Due to the extraordinary beauty showcased within and around the winery, the Peterson House is a popular spot for private events! Most predominantly, weddings! Each and every wedding set here is unique, with the winery taking pride in ensuring a stunning and memorable day in the stunning scenery. The beautiful sandstone building is constructed with large timber beams and polished timber floors. Creating a rustic yet modern charm which goes perfectly with the panoramic views of the vineyards. The historic cottages, gardens, and picturesque pond all play a part, creating a fairy-tale-like wedding for the guests.

As the gateway to the Hunter Valley, it is the perfect place to start your explorations of this vibrant and cultural part of Australia.

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