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All You Need to Know About the Hunter Valley Wine Region
Explore the Hunter Valley wine region from its early beginnings to the players that define it today. Learn about the grape varieties, climate, soils and wine styles that make it tick.
The Hunter Valley is Australia’s oldest wine region, shading Western Australia’s Swan Valley by a bit less than a decade.Read more
Geography, Soils & Climate
Although often classed as having a Mediterranean climate, the Hunter is really more sub-tropical, with cooling ocean breezes providing welcome moderation.Read more
Grape Varieties & Wine Styles
The Hunter climate may be an unusual one for quality wine grapes, but the results are indisputable. And that the climate typically produces shiraz of medium weight with a distinctly savoury cast provides a style signature of grape to region that is utterly unique.Read more
Top Wine Producers and Cellar Doors
Our list of the best cellar doors to visit, and the wine producers you need to know, from established icons to those cutting new paths.
The Iconic Wineries
These are benchmark wineries that have helped to shape the region, and they stand as reference points today.View list
Best of the New Wave Wineries
The makers that are paving a new way, taking inspiration from the past and shaping a new future.View list
When You’re There
Travelling to a wine region isn’t always just about the wine. Discover our lists of the best places to eat – both casual and refined – our top accommodation recommendations – from budget to luxury – and our go-to lists of local attractions – from shopping to outdoor adventures.
Shopping & Other Attractions in Hunter Valley
From shopping for regional specialties to organising an outdoor adventure, these are some of the region’s top attractions.View list
Accommodation in Hunter Valley
Whether splashing out or sticking to a budget, these are some of the best places to stay in Hunter Valley.View list
Eating Out – Hunter Valley's Best Restaurants and Cafés
Whether it’s a lunch at the pub or dinner in a celebrated restaurant, no visit to Hunter Valley is complete without exploring the dynamic food scene.View list