Wine and Dine in the Hunter Valley

With the drought making it tough for farmers across NSW, there’s no better time than now to get out and about and show your support for our regional communities. You can take a road trip, meet the locals, and get a taste of what country life is like! And the Hunter Valley is a great place to start. No matter how many times you visit there’s always something new to see and something new to taste here. Just like Spicers Guesthouse which has recently re-launched after 18 months of renovations. This place has been an iconic destination in the Hunter for over 35 years and it’s now looking better than ever! With 49 guest rooms, 40 acres of ground to explore and a new onsite restaurant, it’s the perfect place to base yourself for your Hunter escape.

While you’re in town make sure to stop by Pepper Tree Wines. Operating in the Hunter region for almost three decades, Pepper Tree is consistently making great wines that continue to pick up awards. Stop by the exclusive new ‘Vault’ tasting area at their cellar door. This designated space allows you to enjoy up to six wines of your choosing, paired with cheese and olives. Delicious!

If you’re looking for a unique dining experience then why not ‘Graze Amongst the Vines’ at McLeish Estate Wines. This family run vineyard is home to many award-winning wines which are available to try at their boutique cellar door. Surrounded by 11 hectares of vineyard you can pick up a wine of your choosing in the cellar door and then they can set up a regional cheese board for you to enjoy – alfresco of course – surrounded by the vines. The perfect Hunter experience!