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Your guide to Lovedale Long Lunch 2022

Lovedale Long Lunch is back for 2022!

The progressive lunch, which runs all afternoon on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 May, sees some of the Hunter’s leading chefs teaming up with seven Lovedale wineries to offer guests fabulous food, great wine and live music, alfresco among the vineyards.

“All the menus look fabulous and taste even better – hearty, full of flavour and prepared with thought and finesse to match our wonderful wines,” Matt Dillow, owner and chef, Gartelmann Wines and The Deck Café, Lovedale, said.

“We are all providing great vegetarian options which are more than an after-thought, such as Saltire Estate’s dukkah spiced pumpkin, quinoa and chickpea salad, fried halloumi topped with coriander yoghurt, teamed with prosecco.”

Each of the seven host wineries also hosts some great live entertainment over the weekend with acts like Anna Weatherup, Phonic and Hornet set to take to the stage.

So what are you waiting for? The Hunter Valley’s favourite boutique wine and food festival, has now finalised its menus and music and is ready to let the good times roll.

With tickets expected to sell out fast, we’ve put together this handy guide to give you all the info you’ll need to make the most of it!

Lovedale Long Lunch Tickets

Tickets are available for either Saturday or Sunday, or both, and you can visit up to three wineries per day, with a continuous shuttle bus running between the venues. Check out the ticket options below.

Weekend Package
Final Release: $169

Entry on Saturday & Sunday, 3 Main Meals, 2 Desserts or Cheese Plates, 1 Souvenir Wine Tasting Glass

Saturday Package
Final Release: $124

Entry on Saturday, 2 Main Meals, 1 Desserts or Cheese Plates, 1 Souvenir Wine Tasting Glass

Sunday Package
General Release: $74

Entry on Sunday, 1 Main Meals, 1 Desserts or Cheese Plates, 1 Souvenir Wine Tasting Glass

Lovedale Long Lunch Menus

Emma’s Cottage Vineyard + Esca Bimbadgen Restaurant

Mark Marshall, Executive Chef

BBQ Chicken Maryland with corn, tomato, and spicy chorizo beans (GF + DF) with Rosé

Lamb Shoulder Ragout with orecchiette, peas, mint & parmesan with Shiraz

Dark Chocolate Brownie with peanuts, salted caramel & toffee popcorn with Phoebe Semillon-Verdelho

Selection of Local Cheeses, crackers and condiments with Liqueur Shiraz
Vegetarian / Vegan Option
Orecchiette with garlic olive oil, basil & chilli with Semillon

Sandalyn Estate
Peterson House Restaurant Cuvée

Chad Pridue, Head Chef

Duck and Mushroom Arancini with rocket and a balsamic reduction aioli with Peterson House Prosecco

BBQ Beef Brisket on a bed of roasted corn, tomato salsa topped with chimichurri with Peterson House Pink Blush

Drunken strawberry parfait with chocolate mousse, pavlova and flaked chocolate with Peterson House Rouge Lissé

Whipped goat cheese and honey, topped with candied walnuts and lavosh with Peterson House Pink Blush

Vegetarian / Vegan Option
Date & Eggplant Tagine with apricots, chickpeas topped with natural yoghurt, coriander and bread (V) (GF DF Vegan without yoghurt and bread)

Saltire Estate
Hunter Valley Catering

Nick Vivian – Head Chef

Crispy fried chicken, Mexican style beans topped with tomato salsa and sour cream (GF option available) with Sparkling White

Slow-braised beef brisket pithivier, roasted fennel infused pumpkin with feta and Shiraz jus with Cabernet Sauvignon

Caramel cheesecake with crème anglaise and popcorn (GF option available)

Hunter Valley cheese plate with Binnorie triple brie, fig and balsamic jam, water crackers

Vegetarian and Gluten-Free (Vegan = no halloumi)
Dukkah spiced pumpkin, quinoa and chickpea salad, fried halloumi topped with coriander yoghurt with Prosecco

Gartelmann Wines + The Deck Cafe Lovedale

Matt Dillow, Chef + Owner

Saffron and preserved lemon risotto with snapper, prawns, baby calamari, tomatoes and zucchini ribbons (GF) with Semillon

Spanish pulled pork on spiced chorizo and white bean cassoulet, honey and cumin yoghurt (GF) with Shiraz

Raspberry, almond and passionfruit cheesecake, berry coulis and meringue kisses (GF)

Brie, cheddar and blue cheese with crackers, rhubarb compote, fig date and walnut roll

Vegetarian / Vegan Option
Spiced white bean cassoulet with roasted capsicum, eggplant and zucchini ribbons

Allandale Winery
Emerson’s Restaurant

Emerson Rodriguez, Chef + Owner

Southern-style fried chicken with blackened corn on slaw with Sriracha aioli (GF on request) with Dry Rosé

Slow-cooked Cowra lamb shank with crushed herb potatoes and spiced tomato ragout (GF on request) with Cabernet Sauvignon

Smashed lemon tart with Chantilly cream and shortbread crumble (GF on request)

Hunter Valley Binnorie cheese plate, pear jam and poppy seed lavosh (GF on request)

Vegetarian / Vegan Option
Roast Local Jap Pumpkin, Smoked Paprika, Marinated Fetta, Maple Glaze and Toasted Pumpkin Seeds (vegetarian)


Tatler Tapas – Katy Carruthers

Oven roasted salmon, topped with grilled king prawns, drizzled with chimichurri salsa and potato salad with Semillon

Mediterranean spiced beef kebabs served with Tzatziki and potato salad with Shiraz

Sticky date pudding in butterscotch sauce with double cream

Brie and cheddar with apricots, almonds, crackers and quince

Vegetarian Option
Baked Portobello mushrooms with feta, drizzled with chimichurri salsa and potato salad


Wandin – Simone Cowan

Smoke-cured duck breast on seasonal greens and pearl couscous with Rose

Twice cooked pork belly, waldorf salad on rocket with Shiraz

Black Forest berry gelée infused cream and fine dark chocolate shards

Cheese selection, crackers, quince paste and dried fruit

Vegetarian Option
Stuffed button mushroom on green leaf salad and pearl couscous

Lovedale Long Lunch Music

Some of the Hunter’s favourite musicians and the state’s most exciting artists are hitting town for the 2022 Lovedale Long Lunch. Check out the lineup below.

Emma’s Cottage Vineyard
Anna Weatherup & band

Gartlemann Wines
Bermuda Social

Saltire Estate
Paper Boy Band

Tatler Wines
Hornet and Uptown the Band

Sandalyn Estate

Allandale Winery
Adam Katz & Nada Leigh


Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th May 2022