Experiences

For all the best foodie events it's the Hunter Valley all the way

If you're looking to visit the Hunter Valley and want to line up a foodie event to soak up some of your time you've come to the right spot. The Hunter Valley is of course renowned for its remarkable wine, the region has also developed a reputation for its fine restaurants and quality food events. We've mapped out a calendar of events for you to work your way through.

FEBRUARY

Twilight on the Terrace | Every Friday & Saturday 

If you're heading to the Hunter Valley be sure to drop into Brokenwood Wines for their Twilight on the Terrace evenings. Happening each Friday and Saturday until 7pm during daylight savings you can expect live music, great food, and delicious wines.
Where: Brokenwood Wines, 401-427 McDonalds Rd, Pokolbin 
Time: 4pm - 7pm 
More Info: click here 

Oakvale's 2022 Crush Party | 19 Feb

Spend the day with the Oakvale team an experience a Hunter Valley harvest. There will be grape picking, sorting & stomping, followed by a hearty lunch in the vineyard, live music, as well as all your Oakvale favourites by the glass.
Where: 1596 Broke Rd, Pokolbin
Tickets: $144 (Members) | $180 (Non-Members)
To Book: click here

Harvest Lunch @ Margan | 22 Feb

Join Andrew, Lisa and Team Margan for a behind the scenes look at the 2022 grape harvest as it rolls out. Sample grapes in the vineyard and winery, and try the new vintage wines from barrel and tank.
Where: Margan Restaurant, 1238 Milbrodale Rd, Broke
Time: 10am (duration approx. 6 hours)
Tickets: $180 per person
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Get Your Feet Dirty | 26 Feb

Join the Brokenwood Wines team for grape stomping, lawn games, live music and our traditional long lunch at Get Your Feet Dirty 2022! Our chefs have created a special menu with seasonal standouts, featuring the giant paella as the main dish of the day finishing with local cheese and charcuterie all matched with delicious Brokenwood wines.
Time: 11am-4pm
Cost: $200 per person
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MARCH

Annual Stomp! 2022 | 5 Mar

Take an educational and fun look at the life of a Winemaker during Vintage as you squish, measure, stomp and finish with a feast. After the hard work, in true winemaker style, you'll relax with an alfresco lunch prepared by Chef Matt Dillow from The Deck Cafe Lovedale, live tunes by Mark Henderson & a glass (or three) of wine.
Where: 504 Wilderness Rd, Lovedale
Tickets: $160 per person
Time: 11:30am-3pm
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Veronton in the Vines | 19 - 20 Mar

Enjoy five authentic dumplings by Sydney chef extraordinaire, Veronton, paired with a tasting of five 1813 wine varieties in the 1813 cellar door. Enjoy a sample of Wagyu beef, pork and vegetable, prawn, pork and vegetable dumplings, and the Veronton special breakfast dumpling.
Time: From 10am (duration 60 mins)
Cost: $25 per person
To Book: click here
For groups of 6 or more please email info@1813.com.au

Members Long Lunch and Picnic in the vines  |  Mar 26 & 27

Boydell's 1826 club members and their guests are invited to join the Boydell team for an exclusive long table lunch in the vines. Overlooking their award winning vines, listening to live local music, sipping their estate wines and enjoying a relaxed afternoon under a marquee, you will be served a sublime three course lunch crafted by our talented head chef.

All fellow wine lovers are welcome to come along for a relaxed picnic day, pack yourself a picnic or pre purchase a cheese and charcuterie box created by the kitchen team.

All tickets include a complimentary Boydell’s glass. Strictly no BYO alcohol, free parking available onsite, no pets allowed. Wine will be available for purchase on the day, tea and coffee also available.
Where: Boydell’s Vineyard, 65 Allyn River Rd, East Gresford
Time: 12pm - 5pm
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Twilight on the Terrace | Every Friday & Saturday 

If you're heading to the Hunter Valley be sure to drop into Brokenwood Wines for their Twilight on the Terrace evenings. Happening each Friday and Saturday until 7pm during daylight savings you can expect live music, great food, and delicious wines.
Where: Brokenwood Wines, 401-427 McDonalds Rd, Pokolbin 
Time: 4pm - 7pm 
More Info: click here 

APRIL

Twilight on the Terrace | 1 & 2 April

If you're heading to the Hunter Valley be sure to drop into Brokenwood Wines for their Twilight on the Terrace evenings. Happening each Friday and Saturday until 7pm during daylight savings you can expect live music, great food, and delicious wines.
Where: Brokenwood Wines, 401-427 McDonalds Rd, Pokolbin 
Time: 4pm - 7pm 
More Info: click here 

A Little Bit of Italy in Broke | 30 Apr - 1 May

The much loved annual festival returns following a two year hiatus, once again bringing together boutique cellar doors, artisan food producers and live music with a uniquely “Australian-Italian” vibe. Set in the picturesque region of Broke Fordwich, Hunter Valley, the festival operates at 12 different venues throughout the weekend, each offering a unique variation on the theme, while combining great food and wine with a stunning location and relaxed atmosphere. Throughout the weekend you can learn and experience through masterclasses, tours, workshops and demonstrations.
Where: Broke, Hunter Valley
More Info: click here

MAY

Smoke Off 2022 | 1 May

In partnership with Smokin Hot & Saucy The Royal Federal Hotel is excited to invite you to the 2nd annual Smoke Off! Enjoy a day full of meat, music and entertainment, kid friendly activities, live music from Outlaw Ave & Matt Scullion, cold beer and of course smoked meat. (Yes you get to eat the meat). Watch 2 teams battle it out over 5 smoked heats for the coveted Smoke Off trophy.
Both of the teams are from the Hunter area so come and cheer on your LOCALS - or brew up some healthy rivalry.
Time: 11am - 3pm
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the big 90s Party | 14 May

Soak up the Autumn SUN and DANCE until dark to all of your FAVE 90’s Anthems & Club Classics with non-stop immersive entertainment guaranteed to keep a smile on your dial! Retro 90's DJ's & LIVE 7 piece The Big Party Band covering all the BEST decade Bang-As! Then sing-along to the BIGGEST 90’s Mass-Karaoke Party for a totally awesome nostalgic journey through the decade.
Time: 1pm - 8pm
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Big RAM Beer & BBQ Festival | 28 & 29 May 

With over 40 craft beer and ciders and some good ol’ BBQ meats, this is a day the BBQ and beer lovers cannot miss! In addition to the array of beers and BBQ meats, there will also be BBQ competitions with the official Steak Cookoff and Australiasian BBQ Alliance Championship. There will be other beer and BBQ displays, demonstrations and BBQ food stalls. Plus live music and a kids zone just to make sure everyone is entertained for the day
Time: 10am - 5pm
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Lovedale Long Lunch | 14 & 15 May

The Hunter Valley's progressive style lunch, Lovedale Long Lunch where food and wine lovers are invited to immerse themselves in the wonders of Lovedale.
Where: Lovedale, Hunter Valley
To Book: click here

JUNE

Hunter Valley Wine and Beer Festival | 18 June

The 10th annual Hunter Valley Wine & Beer Festival is popping up within the grounds of the picturesque Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley. A Schwartz Family Company initiative, the day will be filled with an extensive array of wine, gourmet food, beer and cider on offer, festival goers will be spoilt for choice as is always the case with a true Hunter Valley Experience.
More Info: click here
To Book: click here

SEPTEMBER

Hunter Highland Lunch | 17 Sept

Bringing together the very best Scottish traditions and local Hunter Valley wine and produce, the ‘Hunter Highland Lunch’ will be held on September 18 at the picturesque McLeish Estate, home to the outstanding trophy – gold medal winning McLeish Estate Cellar Reserve Semillon – highly regarded in the Australian Wine Companion.
Where: 462 De Beyers Rd, Pokolbin
Time: From 11am
Cost: $160 per person
More Info: click here
To Book: email info@mcleishestatewines.com.au or phone (02) 4998 7754.

If you would like to have your event listed, get in contact with us at info@hunterhunter.com.au