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LOVEDALE: Homebase for some of the Hunter’s most exciting events in 2019

LOVEDALE: Just 40 minutes from Newcastle…

You’ve all heard about the awesome Lovedale Long Lunch, but there’s so much more to discover.

For instance, did you know that the Lovedale region is host to some of our region’s most exciting events on the calendar and the perfect home base to enjoy some of the Hunter’s most exciting concerts?

In this handy guide, we take a look at what’s happening in and around the region in the next two months and give you all the info you need to embrace Lovedale and everything it has to offer for event and festival goers.

FEBRUARY

A Day on The Green – John Butler Trio with Missy Higgins

VENUE: Bimbadgen Estate
DATE: 16th February

Billed as the Coming Home tour, the name reflects both the title of John’s imminent new album and the fact that it will finally reunite two artists whose early careers were closely intertwined. For the A Day On The Green events, they will be joined by special guests DAN SULTAN and upcoming singer-songwriter STELLA DONNELLY.

Red Hot Chilli Peppers

VENUE: Hope Estate
DATE: 23rd February

Red Hot Chilli Peppers performing live at Hope Estate in the Hunter Valley on Saturday 23 February. Playing their first Australian headline tour in 12 years, the Red Hot Chilli Peppers will bring their unique funk-rock sound and high-energy performances to Australia in February 2019. The peppers are one of the most successful acts in rock history, often performing in front of stadium and festival audiences in excess of 100,000. The band is expected to play a set comprising of a selection of greatest hits.

Majors Lane Cooking School

VENUE: Majors Lane Cooking School, Lovedale
DATE: Multiple dates in February

From Saturday, 2 February to Sunday, 24 February. A variety of Chef-lead classes are available such as Hands-On Thai Street Food, Hands-On Fresh Healthy Vietnamese, Hands-On Authentic Mexican and a Masterclass/Demonstrative classes in Low and Slow Smoked Brisket or Baby Back Pork Ribs.

Valentine’s Day at Crowne

VENUE: Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley
DATE: 14th February

Treat your loved one this Valentine’s Day with one of the Hunter Valley’s best dining experiences. Our chefs have created a unique two and three course dinner menu for you to enjoy a romantic evening overlooking the resort views.

MARCH

Kylie Minogue

VENUE: Bimbadgen Estate
DATE: 16th March

Australian pop princess KYLIE MINOGUE will bring her Golden Tour to Australia, performing a string of headline shows across the country next March, including – for the first time ever – playing at A Day On The Green at Bimbadgen in the Hunter Valley on Saturday 16 March.

Bryan Adams

VENUE: Bimbadgen Estate
DATE: 23rd March

Roundhouse Entertainment are thrilled to announce the return of Canadian rock icon BRYAN ADAMS to Australia next March with his Shine A Light tour. The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter will perform two very special a day on the green events, including Bimbadgen, Hunter Valley NSW on Saturday March 23.

Stomping of the Grapes Hunter Valley

VENUE: Stomp Wines
DATE: 2nd March

Take a fun, educational look at the life of a Winemaker at Vintage and join Michael and Meredith of Stomp Wines on Saturday 2 March, 2019 11am (for an 11.30am start) to 3.30pm.

Winemaker for a Day Experience

VENUE: Binet Family Wines
DATE: March 2019

Experience the unique opportunity to blend your own wine under the experienced guidance of Daniel Binet and the winemaking crew. Participate in a winery tour, learn about the wine making process, and complete the day by blending your own wine. Daniel will guide you through this process and explain why the blending of different varieties and regions’ is conducted. Upon conclusion of your educational class, you will put your knowledge to the test, individually creating your own original blend of wine to be judged by our expert wine panel. The fun then begins as you enjoy drinking your newly blended wine over a gourmet picnic hamper. This 3-hour package costing $120 per person, will be in held March 2019.

Gartelmann Wines Seafood Dinner

VENUE: Gartelmann Wines
DATE: 30th March

A seafood dinner to celebrate our white wines. Sample some great seafood from Matt Dillow at the Deck Cafe while enjoying some of our current and aged releases.

Majors Lane Cooking School

VENUE: Majors Lane Cooking School, Lovedale
DATE: Multiple dates in March

From Saturday, 2 March to Sunday, 21 March. A variety of Chef-lead classes are available such as Hands-On Thai Street Food, Hands-On Fresh Healthy Vietnamese, Hands-On Authentic Mexican and a Masterclass/Demonstrative classes in Low and Slow Smoked Brisket or Baby Back Pork Ribs.


LOVEDALE 2019

Discover this beautiful area of the world famous Hunter Valley Wine Region. Centrally located right next to Pokolbin, Lovedale Hunter Valley offers boutique accommodation, high-quality cellar doors, a fabulous selection of Hunter Valley activities from hot air ballooning to horse riding, and passionate chefs and artists that each tell their own story.


Written by Newcastle Live

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