The 2018 Hunter Valley Wine & Food Festival is shaping up to be the best on yet!

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The 2018 Hunter Valley Wine & Food Festival is kicking off very soon, so we thought we’d share some highlights and event that no local foodie should miss.

CABERNET, CHOCOLATE AND COLD DRIP EXPERIENCE: Pepper Tree Wines

Pleasure your senses and indulge with a Pepper Tree Wines Cabernet, Chocolate & Cold Drip Experience. Showcasing a selection of their award-winning Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignons matched perfectly to Cuvée chocolate and Contango Espresso-Roasters cold drip coffee. Runs between 10-330pm daily $25pp. Pre-booking advised.

THE O’SHEA EXPERIENCE AT MOUNT PLEASANT WINES: Daily through May and June.

Enjoy a vertical tasting of one of Australia’s most collected wines, the Maurice O’Shea Shiraz. Explore four vintages served in premium Riedel glass wear and enjoy a perfectly matched tasting plate crafted by The Red Apron.

HUNTER VALLEY WINE & FILM FESTIVAL AROUND HERMITAGE: 5 and 26 May

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

VERMOUTH COCKTAIL MASTERCLASS AT MARGAN: Every Saturday May & June

Become a master in the art of cocktails with the region’s first Vermouth produced by Margan. Learn how to shake, swirl and sip a Negroni, Americano and Cobbler.

MAGNUM MADNESS: 5, 6, 26 & 27 May 2018

Join the team at the Hart & Hunter Cellar Door and enjoy a flight of five wines poured from magnums matched superbly with five delicious canapés.

OPEN DAY AT KEITH TULLOCH WINES: Saturday 26 May 2018

Enjoy a glass of wine and game of croquet at the Keith Tulloch Wine open day. Live entertainment, tastings in the winery and lawn games will keep you entertained.

MUSIC IN THE WOODS: 2 June 2018

Experience a winter celebration of live music and fine wine in the Wollombi Valley and get cosy with a range of Stonehurst wines including mulled wine.

VIVA VERDELHO: By appointment daily.

Explore the versatility of verdelho with Tulloch Wines who will showcase five styles of this crowd-pleasing variety.

PIGGS DAY OUT: Saturday 2 June 2018

Join Piggs Peake Winemaker Steve Langham and taste a selection of his finest wines whilst you enjoy wonderful food and music on the beautiful grounds of Oaks Cypress Lakes Resort.

PICNIC IN THE PARK: 16 June 2018

Come and enjoy delicious regional produce and Hunter Valley wines from a variety of market stalls and food trucks while relaxing with a picnic rug and enjoying live entertainment at the Kirkton Park Hotel.

INTIMATE CELLAR DOOR LUNCH AT TINONEE VINEYARD ESTATE: Saturday 23 June

Visit the home of Broke Fordwich’s newest wine label 1813, as you enjoy a special cutting of the vines, estate tour followed by an intimate lunch at the newly renovated Tinonee Vineyard Estate.

BURNING OF THE BARREL: 30 June 2018

Make a weekend of it and experience a journey of discovery through the Hunter Valley region with these great Festival accommodation packages:

HUNTER VALLEY STAYS – PRIVATE CHEF EXPERIENCE

Enjoy an impressive long lunch, degustation dinner or celebration with your friends or family created by your own private chef when you book a stay during Hunter Valley Wine & Food Festival throughout May and June.

HEROES OF THE HUNTER – CROWNE PLAZA HUNTER VALLEY From $325 per night per couple

Treat yourself to an indulgent escape and explore the best of the Hunter Valley Wine & Food Festival at Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley from $325* per couple. Package includes overnight accommodation and a specially designed five-course ‘Heroes of the Hunter’ degustation dinner with matched wines.

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