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The Hunter Valley's progressive long lunch returns | 18 & 19 May

When life is full of deadlines and endless to-do lists, taking a break sometimes feels like a luxury you just can’t afford. But here’s the thing – you deserve a break! Why not treat yourself to a weekend of indulgence at the Hunter Valley's biggest food and wine event of the year? Mark your calendars, because Lovedale Long Lunch is back this May to remind you that it’s time to indulge.

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Celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, Lovedale Long Lunch invites food and wine lovers to get amongst all the goodness that gorgeous Lovedale has to offer.

It's not just a lunch – it’s a culinary adventure, thanks to some of the Hunter’s finest chefs teaming up with six local wineries to create a weekend of foodie fun.

These six wineries have been at the core of Lovedale Long Lunch over its 30-year history, infusing it with passion, creativity, and a sense of community. Allandale Winery, Emma’s Cottage, Gartelmann Wines, Saltire Estate, Sandalyn Estate, and Tatler Wines are back in 2024 with their exquisite wines on offer.

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With two wineries of your choice to visit, you can savour the flavours at your own pace, spending less time travelling and more time enjoying the company of good friends and great wine. Simply select your two preferred wineries when you book your tickets and you’re good to go.

Lovedale Long Lunch isn’t only about the food and wine – tickets include live entertainment too! Each winery will have a different artist providing the tunes for the day, so you can kick back and enjoy your food and wine to the sound of live music.

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Ticket packages are available for Saturday, Sunday, and both days, so why not make a weekend of it and stay in Lovedale too? Looks like it’s time to gather your fellow wine-loving friends for an autumn getaway.

Whether you're a wine connoisseur or simply looking for an excuse to unwind, Lovedale Long Lunch promises to satisfy. After all, life is too short to skip lunch.

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Lovedale Long Lunch

When: Saturday 18 May & Sunday 19 May, 2024
Where: Various wineries in Lovedale
Tickets: Saturday package – $129; Sunday package – $79; weekend package – $169
For further information, visit the Lovedale Long Lunch website.