It’s the perfect time to plan your next escape to the Hunter Valley. There’s an abundance of things to do and see throughout winter and the school holidays with a range of special events and festivals running across the Region. Here’s just a taste of what’s on in the Hunter:
Hunter Valley Wine and Food Festival
01 May – 30 June, 2016
The highly anticipated annual event, Hunter Valley Wine and Food Festival, is back bigger than ever with a program spanning over two months. Showcasing the diverse range of food and wine on offer across the Hunter Region, it’s an exciting event worth attending. Wine and dine with renowned local talent, perfect your culinary skills with an interactive class, or simply curl up by the fire with a drop of the Hunter’s finest and unwind. For the full list of events, click here.
Lovedale Arts Festival
01 May – 30 June, 2016
An amazing event which features as a part of the Wine & Food Month, the Lovedale Arts Festival showcases a diverse range of art, music and sculpture. Visit one of the many galleries and studios, meet the artists behind the work even purchase a piece to take home with you, all whilst tasting the freshest food and wine from the Lovedale region (of course). Click here for more information.
Hunter Valley Wine Festival
Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley: 4 June, 2016
Featuring as a part of the Hunter Valley Wine and Food Festival, the Hunter Valley Wine Festival is returning for its fourth consecutive year to our Resort grounds. The region’s best winemakers, brewers and culinary talent will be on show, plus there’ll be plenty of great entertainment and family-friendly activities on the day. This much loved Schwartz Family Company community event is a popular one, so you best get in quick to avoid disappointment and book your tickets today.
Snow Time in the Garden
Hunter Valley Gardens: 25 June – 17 July, 2016
Skate your way around the giant ice-rink, fly down the 25 metre ice slide on a toboggan, build a snowman in the play zone, or stay cosy with a hot beverage and a hearty meal. It’s the perfect place to take a loved one for a romantic night out, spend time with a group of friends, or treat the family to day of fun.
Heroes of the Hunter
Redsalt Restaurant: May – June, 2016
Throughout the Hunter Valley Wine & Food Festival, Redsalt Restaurant at Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley is putting on a decadent five course degustation, taking diners on a culinary journey through the Hunter Valley. This specially designed menu showcases the finest local produce with each dish perfectly matched to award-winning wines from the region, there is even a one-of-a-kind Australian wine in the mix too. It’s something your taste buds cannot afford to miss out on. Click here for more.
Winery Running Festival
Hunter Valley Gardens: July 24, 2016
Attracting thousands of runners and spectators each year, the Winery Run in Pokolbin, is one of the major recreational running festivals staged in the Hunter. With several events to choose from, including an Ultra Marathon and a 5km run, there’s something for everyone wanting to get involved. No matter what you decide to participate in, you’ll have earned that glass of crisp Semillon. Click here for more information.
Stay longer and experience more this winter
Image Credit: Hunter Valley Gardens