Ultimate Winery Experiences Australia

Hunter Valley


Australia’s most famous Semillon region is also our most visited wine region. The first vines were planted in the 1820s by families whose names live on in some of the best wine brands in the country.

Nestled in the lee of the majestic Brokenback Range and cooled by ocean breezes, the Hunter Valley is one of Australia’s best-known wine regions. It lies approximately two hours’ drive north of Sydney and to the north-west of Newcastle.

The Hunter Valley is home to over 130 wineries producing a wide array of exceptional wines. It is recognised as a world leader in dry white wines made from Semillon. Hunter Valley Semillon is regarded as Australia’s unique white wine.

Hunter Valley wines are light and relatively low in alcohol, which makes them a great accompaniment to food. The region specialises in fine dining, quality producers, great chefs and food and hosts a busy calendar of food and wine events. It is also renowned for its national parks, wine and cooking schools, fine dining, spa retreats, and great golf.

HISTORY

The Hunter Valley wine region is Australia's oldest continuous grape growing region. Its first vines were planted in the 1820s and today is home to some of the oldest vine stock in the world. The region has a rich history of Australian wine pioneers that include Audrey Wilkinson, and great wine names with the sixth generation family members at the helm.


Varieties

Shiraz and Semillon as well as Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Climate

Cool ocean breezes and Mediterranean temperatures

International Airport

Sydney Airport

Distance from state
capital city

160 km north of Sydney

Fact Sheet

For information on the wineries in this region, download the Hunter Valley fact sheet.

Ultimate Winery Experiences

Our wineries have created a select series of iconic must-do experiences in Australia's wine regions. We've hand-selected this diverse range so you can discover more about what goes on beyond the cellar door.
Behind the Scenes Winery Tour

Behind the Scenes Winery Tour

Meet the winemaking team in the winery.

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Fortified and Fromage

Fortified and Fromage

Barrel and cheese tasting

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Picnic Among the Vines

Picnic Among the Vines

Wine, picnic and scenery

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Premium Picnic Among the Vines

Premium Picnic Among the Vines

A stylish picnic experience

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Stay Among the Vines

Stay Among the Vines

Cottage stay with vineyard views

The Brokenwood Journey

The Brokenwood Journey

Behind the scenes tour and tasting

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The Brokenwood Match

The Brokenwood Match

A self-guided wine exploration

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Vat 1 Vertical Experience

Vat 1 Vertical Experience

An iconic Hunter Valley experience.

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VIP Tasting Experience

VIP Tasting Experience

A wine tasting journey.

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Getting Around

Australia's wine regions are so accessible. And when you get there, there's more than one way to get around. If you're looking for a driver to take care of your daily transport needs, or a helicopter transfer so you can arrive in style, we're here to help you get around.
Private Transfers

Private Transfers

Sit back and relax.

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Hand-Picked Accommodation

Rather than rush through our wine regions, relax and take your time. Choose from a selection of places to stay on after sunset .
Spicers Guesthouse

Spicers Guesthouse

Ekerts Road, Hunter Valley

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Guided Escapes

Our people know people. Read on to see how our touring partners pull it all together, picking you up from home then delivering you beyond the multiple cellar doors in our wonderful wine regions.
Sydney Bespoke Tours

Sydney Bespoke Tours

Private Hunter Valley Touring

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What's on in the Region


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