A destination that will capture your imagination and allow you to live out your dreams
One of the Hunter Valley Wine Country’s secrets is out of the box. Now not just known for some of the finest wines in Australia, Wine Country is now also known for its wealth of delicious, locally-grown and locally-produced cuisine.
Because of the inspiration such fine local produce offers, Hunter Valley Wine Country is also home to sophisticated restaurants and award-winning chefs, each bringing their own skills, style and artistry to the table for your pleasure.
Modern, minimalist, casual, cosy, expansive, exquisite – think of an adjective and there will be a restaurant that fits. The ambience of wine country permeates every aspect of life in the region and you’ll find that quality food and friendly, unpretentious service is the rule.
If you’re spending a few days in wine country take the time to explore what’s on offer - you’ll be astounded by the choices.
Now with over 120 cellar doors and some 70 restaurants and cafes, it becomes obvious why more and more people are choosing to extend their weekend stays by a day or two, or are taking advantage of mid-week getaways.
With a wonderful selection of cafes and restaurants at every turn, you will find just the spot to suit your mood.
In wine country, time passes at a more leisurely pace than in the cities, so take your time and savour the experience. Stop along the way and sample the wondrous world of fresh, local olives and freshly pressed and bottled olive oil.
Hunter Valley Wine Country is also home to some excellent cheese shops. Talk to the cheese makers, they’re often right there on the premises, as you taste the offerings. Many of the cheeses are handmade and preservative-free and you can even view the cheese being made.
There’s much more on offer than cheeses and olives of course, with a myriad of outlets inviting you in to examine the region’s fare at your leisure. As you read the labels you’ll find that you’re holding real food, with real taste made by real people - wine vinegars, pastes, preserves, pasta, breads, honey and the local verjuice.
Wine Country provides a great opportunity to shop for gifts. It’s always more special when you receive something you couldn’t just buy at the supermarket, and you’ll be able to share the story of where it came from, or even who made it.
Hunter Valley Wine Country is a chocolate-lover’s paradise. Chocolate sauces, chocolate fountains, fondues, hand-made chocolate flowers, and of course chocolates – soft-centred, dark, milk, cabinet selections and more.
Then of course, there’s that wonderful wine! And Hunter Valley is fortunate to be the home of some of Australia’s most awarded wines.
With all the delights of Hunter Valley Wine Country waiting for you, what are you waiting for? Bon Appetite!
For more information regarding the Hunter Valley Wine Country please visit: www.winecountry.com.au