Published on May 16, 2016
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The two-month food, wine and culture extravaganza that is the Hunter Valley Wine & Food Festival kicked off with the By the Fireside Dinner Series on the first Friday in May, and promises to deliver even more decadent delights in the coming weeks.
Lovers of all things wine, cheese, olives, fine dining and the arts will be titillated by the offerings on the bumper event program.
The Festival showcases the region’s iconic wine and food culture, with more than 70 epicurean events, giving visitors to the country’s oldest wine region the chance to enjoy the Festival’s favourite events, as well as some sensational new additions.
Showcasing the Hunter’s award-winning wines and delicious gourmet food, the event provides an opportunity to get up close and personal with winemakers at a masterclass, tour the vineyards, unearth hidden gems, and take part in hands-on cooking classes to fine-tune culinary skills.
For those in search of a more relaxing experience, there’s always the option to simply curl up beside an open fire with a glass of premium Hunter Valley wine and a cheese plate, or enjoy a set price gourmet lunch with a glass of wine at some of the region’s top restaurants.
Some of the highlights include:
- Lovedale Arts Festival, Various cellar doors, restaurants, accommodations – May and June
- Hunter Valley Wine Festival, Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley – Saturday June 4, $20 Pre-Sale, $25 on the day
- Cork and Fork Cup, The Vintage Golf Club – Saturday June 18, $165pp
- Cheese Lovers Festival at Sebel Kirkton Park – Saturday June 25, $15 Early Bird Tickets, $20 General Tickets, $30 on the day
- Burning of the Barrel, Glandore Estate – Saturday June 25
The festival is sure to be a delight for locals and visitors alike. Check out the full calendar of events at www.winecountry.com.au and make a date with some Hunter Valley greats now!
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