Experiences

The Hunter Valley's progressive long lunch returns to Lovedale

The Hunter Valley’s boutique food and wine event, the Lovedale Long Lunch returns in 2022 following a two-year hiatus, better than ever on May 14 and 15. 

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The Lovedale Long Lunch committee has pulled out all corks to ensure its signature event is back to showcase the best of Hunter Valley wine and food in lovely Lovedale. Here's what you can expect...

The Food & Wine

Some of the Hunter Valley’s leading chefs have teamed up with seven Lovedale wineries to offer guests fabulous food, great wine and live music, alfresco among the vineyards. Owner and chef of Gartelmann Wines and The Deck Café, Matt Dillow said,

“Everyone, including our staff and the bands, are pumped for the return of Lovedale Long Lunch in 2022."

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"We are also very excited to welcome back visitors to the region to experience our wines, food, and stunning venues. The feedback we have received already about the return of Lovedale Long Lunch in 2022 has been phenomenal. We are expecting the event to be bigger than ever.”

Here's what the food and wine line up looks like in 2022:
- Emma’s Cottage Vineyard + Esca Bimbadgen Restaurant
- Gartelmann Wines + The Deck Cafe Lovedale
- Sandalyn Estate + Peterson House Restaurant Cuvée
- Allandale Winery + Emerson’s Restaurant
- Saltire Estate + Hunter Valley Catering
- Tatler + Tatler Tapas
- Wandin + Wandin Restaurant
To help you decide which wineries to visit check out what's on the menu at each of the venues here.

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Tickets & Transport

Whether you want to get along on the Saturday or Sunday, or both, you can select from a one or two day ticket package, then pick up to three of your favourite wineries to visit (per day).

Throughout the weekend there will be a shuttle bus running continuously between each of the venues making it easy to hop from one vineyard to the next and stay focused on the task of eating and drinking your way through all the fantastic food and wine that Lovedale has to offer. Of course the Lovedale Long Lunch is also all about getting social and soaking up the live music on hand at each of the venues.

Lovedale Long Lunch

When: 14 - 15 May 2022
Ticket Prices: 
Saturday Package - $124 
Sunday Package - $74
Weekend Package - $169
To Book: click here 

So gather your family and friends, book your tickets and accommodation, and get ready for a fab weekend in Lovedale. For more information visit Lovedale Long Lunch.