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Five romantic experiences for Autumn

While February – the traditional month of amour – is behind us for another year, Lovedale, the jewel in the crown of the Hunter Valley certainly has no shortage of experiences for loved-up couples looking for a short break during autumn. From romantic candlelit dinners at one of the region’s top eateries, soaking up all Lovedale has to offer from the comfort of your well-appointed accommodation, and combining a vineyards concert with a bit of romance, to sampling the incredible wine on offer and even popping the question, Lovedale has you covered.

Romantic Experiences for Autumn

Private candlelit dinner

Modern Australian, Asian-inspired seafood, traditional Italian fare, premium grills, tapas and more – when it comes to tempting the tastebuds you are definitely spoiled for choice in Lovedale. And the best thing is, it doesn’t matter if you have a hankering for sumptuous modern Australian cuisine at Emerson’s Cafe and Restaurant, hearty Italian fare at Lillino’s Bar and Trattoria, or mouth-watering seafood at Leaves and Fishes. The whole area shouts romance from the rolling hills and couple that with great local produce and personalised, attentive service, the lure of amour is strong in Lovedale.

Pop The Question

So, the big day before the big day has arrived and it’s time to ask your significant other to make one of the most significant life decisions – marriage. After finding ‘the’ ring and calming your nerves enough to actually ask the question, choosing the right location is paramount to making this moment memorable. Again, the tranquil and picturesque setting of Lovedale, makes the perfect setting to make your proposal pop. If it’s an intimate proposal over dinner at one of Lovedale’s aforementioned quality eateries, or perhaps the more adventurous couples would prefer to declare their love up up and away with a romantic hot air balloon experience for two.

Two birds, one stone

Given that Lovedale is just a hop, skip and a jump away from the fecund concert region of Pokolbin, it makes perfect sense to make Lovedale your base for your next Hunter Valley concert experience. And, with some of the biggest acts in the world having made their way to the area, a Hunter Valley concert experience, coupled with a dash of Lovedale romance at one of its many enticing accommodation options represents a perfect short break.

A marriage of palates

You will often see couples stare wistfully into each other’s eyes when a certain song comes on the radio – their song, Well why can’t the same thing apply to wine? With Lovedale peppered with more than 15 wineries – each offering their own unique flavour profiles, why not hit up one of the cellar doors to find that special drop that sings the same tune on both palates?

Gartlemann Wines will be hosting a seafood dinner on Friday 30 March from 7pm that will represent the perfect marriage of the label’s best whites with great seafood from Matt Dillow at the Deck Cafe. Tickets are $85pp for members and $100 for non members and can be purchased by emailing or by phoning 4930 7113.

Rest your weary head

After a big day of exploring all that Lovedale has to offer, you are going to need somewhere to recharge your batteries. Thankfully, with more than 50 accommodation options on offer in the region, you will be spoiled for choice. Further, there is a strong focus on couples accommodation in Lovedale, with the likes of Blackwattle Sunset Retreat, Tonic Hotel, Villa Janji, Lilies Luxury Retreats, The Boathouse at Leaves and Fishes and more setting the scene perfectly.