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CHEERS: Your guide to the 2022 Hunter Valley Wine & Beer Festival

The 10th annual Hunter Valley Wine & Beer Festival will take over Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley on Saturday, 18 June, and is promising one of the biggest years yet.

Dedicated to supporting local communities and industry the event brings together the best that the Hunter Valley has to offer.

We’ve put together a guide of everything you need to know to help you make the most out of one of the biggest days on the Hunter Valley events calendar. Check it out below.

TICKETS

General Admission tickets are available for pre-purchase through Moshtix and will set you back just $15 per person. If you want to buy a ticket on the day it will cost you $25 each.
  
Tastings are available for $2 each which will get you 30ml of wine or 100ml of beer or cider.

WINE TASTING

Up and coming winery Winmark Wines and the Parched Crow Wine Co are just two of the amazing Hunter Valley producers who will be showcasing their finest drops.

Tastings are available for $2 each which will get you 30ml of wine.

BEER TASTING

Six String Brewing Co. and Block n Tackle Brewery will welcome beer lovers seeing up tasting their delicious brews. They join eight premium breweries exhibiting at the festival.

Tastings are available for $2 each and will get you 100ml of beer or cider.

SPIRITS, LIQUEURS & PRODUCERS

Mr Black Spirits is back with their amazing coffee liqueur, Oz Tukka will be showcasing their gourmet products and The Farmer’s Wife Distillery will be tempting gin lovers.

Tastings are available for $2 each

FAMILY-FRIENDLY

The family-friendly festival is offering complimentary entry to children, accompanied by an adult.

And there’s for them to do too. Activities include a jumping castle, train rides, a petting zoo and face painting.

GETTING THERE

There is plenty of onsite parking at Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley for those wishing to drive to the event.

If you’re coming from Newcastle we’d highly recommend grading the event bus from the Novotel Newcastle or Rydges Newcastle. Tickets are available for $30 return per person.

ACCOMMODATION

The Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley is offering Special Festival accommodation packages for festival-goers.

Starting from $439 per room, the packages include accommodation, breakfast in Redsalt Restaurant (which is totally awesome), entry to the festival and a complimentary tasting glass per person.

ENTERTAINMENT

Ella Powell, fresh from winning the CCMA National Junior Songwriter of the Year Award, will perform from 11 am – 2 pm on the day.

Four-piece band, Fahrenheit will warm up the afternoons with a set showcasing the hits acts like Sam Cooke, Elvis and The Beatles, LRB, Cold Chisel, Hoodoo Gurus and The Angels.


HUNTER VALLEY WINE & BEER FESTIVAL
SATURDAY, 18 JUNE
CROWNE PLAZA HUNTER VALLY