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Exploring the Heart of Hunter Valley Food & Wine

Lovedale is often referred to as being the ‘Heart of the Hunter Valley’ – and for good reason. It is a region steeped in history that is renowned for its family-owned and operated cellar doors, award-winning wines and unbeatable community spirit.

Looking back

The name “Lovedale” is said to have combined the name of one of the early families in the area, the Loves, with memories of the hills and dales of Yorkshire. 

With settlement in Lovedale beginning as far back as 1825, you can be sure there is plenty of history to be found, such as the Rothbury Cemetery.

Further, the site of Allandale Winery is close to what was originally one of the largest wineries in the Hunter Valley in the 1890s, also called Allandale.

Everything at your fingertips

While Lovedale has become synonymous with gorgeous wine and picturesque surrounds, the region offers so much more.

The region also offers a wide selection of quality boutique accommodation that caters to all tastes and budgets, families, groups and even that next romantic getaway.

In Lovedale, you will also find a cornucopia of top-notch restaurants, art galleries, adventure activities, golf courses, horseriding and day spas.

Lovedale has everything the Hunter Valley is famous for in one region!

Spoiled for choice

With 4 operating wineries and 15 cellar doors to choose from in Lovedale, you are there are certainly no shortage of options when discovering your next favourite drop.

All of Lovedale’s wineries are boutique and family-owned, so you’ll be able to experience wines sold straight from the vineyard to you.

Many cellar doors are open seven days, others only on weekends, and many offer olive and olive oil tastings and art displays.

From tempting tempranillo to perfect pinot grigio, there’s lots to love in Lovedale.