Tips & Articles

10
May
2017

The Sparkling Wine Production Process in the Hunter Valley

The Hunter Valley is well-known for its wide selection of wineries that promise an authentic taste of Australia. Throughout the region, there are numerous vineyards that produce and sell their tipple all over the world. And the wine in this part of Australia comes in all flavours and colours, with sparkling wine proving to be a popular production choice. The majority of sparkling wine produce in the Hunter Valley is made using Chardonnay or Pinot Noir grapes, but there is also a unique specialty that is made using Shiraz grapes to create a red sparkling wine. It’s hard to believe, […]

   
  
20
April
2017

The Wines and Winemakers of Wynwood Estate

The Hunter Valley is one of Australia’s prime winemaking regions and boasts numerous vineyards that produce some of the world’s best-loved wines. One of the newest editions to the Valley’s family is the Wynwood Estate. This new project has snapped up one of the oldest vineyards in the region and is dedicated to creating wines that imbue both the fascinating history of the Hunter Valley and the traditional winemaking ways. Set in a stunning location, the on-site cellar door provides visitors with the chance to sample some delicious flavours as well as enjoy the spectacular views across the Valley and […]

   
  
30
March
2017

The 5 Best Markets in the Hunter Valley

The Hunter Valley is famed for its extensive collection of wineries. Here, you can get stuck into the cultural highlights of the region by tasting some of the local tipple, tucking into the seasonal cuisine, and visiting the many markets that scatter the Valley. Here are some of the best markets to visit. 1. Maitland Markets On the first Sunday of every month, the Maitland Markets come to town. Having been a part of the Valley for more than 25 years, this market is a firm favourite with locals and visitors. There are stalls both indoors and outdoors, where you […]

   
  
24
February
2017

Staying in the Hunter Valley: Cypress Lakes Resort

The Hunter Valley provides the perfect escape from the city, promising visitors a relaxing break with wine, delicious food, and stunning scenery. In the heart of the hinterland, you’ll find Cypress Lakes Resort, a golf getaway that embodies everything the Valley has to offer. Perfect for a romantic escape or a laidback cultural jaunt, Cypress Lakes Resort is not only set in beautiful surroundings, but it also has a packed roster of activities you can get stuck into while you’re there. Spread over 25 acres, there is the chance to play golf until your heart is content, explore the wild […]

   
  
7
February
2017

Visiting McGuigans Winery in Hunter Valley

The Hunter Valley is a prime location for wine tasting in Australia – in fact, it is one of the country’s best-loved spots for trying some tipple and exploring the unique and rich history of winemaking. Throughout the valley, there are numerous wineries and vineyards that showcase the best flavours of the region and who have contributed to the lengthy world-famous heritage of winemaking in Australia. Today, you can explore many of these wineries, including McGuigans Winery, one of the most popular hotspots in the valley. McGuigan is a name synonymous with winemaking in Australia, and the vineyard itself is […]

   
  
23
January
2017

Things to Do in the Hunter Valley Wine Region

The rolling hills and vintage vineyards of the Hunter Valley make for the perfect day trip if you’re on the hunt for a hearty dose of culture and stunning views. The Valley sprawls out for miles, encompassing cute pockets of civilization, 100-year-old wineries, and plenty of opportunities to try the local gourmet fare. If you find yourself in the area, here are some of the top things you can get stuck into. 1. Wine Tasting Wine makes up a big part of the Hunter Valley lifestyle, and it has retained its high status in the wine world for more than […]

   
  
2
January
2017

Spirits and Something Special at the Hunter Valley Distillery

The Hunter Valley is renowned for its extensive wine tasting opportunities and its cultural landscape filled with delicious eateries and centuries-old vineyards, but the Hunter Valley Distillery offers something a little bit different. As the only certified organic distillery in the entire Hunter Valley region, it offers visitors a change from the numerous wineries. Here, you can explore the distilling process and sample some local flavours of top shelf spirits, including vodkas, liqueurs, schnapps, and the distillery’s award-winning gin. What to Do at the Hunter Valley Distillery There are plenty of activities to get stuck into at the Hunter Valley […]

   
  
14
December
2016

Spirits and Liqueurs at the Hunter Distillery

The Hunter Valley is the go-to place for wine aficionados visiting Australia. Known around the world as one of the best wine-producing regions, it has remained a pivotal part of the country’s cultural scene for over a century. Today, there are numerous old vineyards and family-run wineries dotted around the patchwork countryside of the Valley, providing visitors with a charming look into the winemaking process in the region. As well as wines, there is a delicious food scene in the Hunter Valley, promising seasonal flavours and local ingredients. You can experience both the wine and the food of the Hunter […]

   
  
23
November
2016

The Different Types of Wines Produced in the Hunter Region

The Hunter Valley is well-known as one of Australia’s best wine regions. Amongst sweeping valleys and sprawling fields, historic vineyards continue to create delicious wine flavours that have characterised the region for more than a century. The region itself has been an important part in the historic timeline of Australian wine, and was one of the very first wine regions to get planted back in the 19th century. Though there are plenty of grape varieties and wine flavours created throughout the Valley, including Shiraz, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Verdelho, the region’s Semillon is widely considered to be the most iconic. […]

   
  
21
October
2016

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. The History of the Peterson House 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 […]

   
  
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