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2019 HUNTER VALLEY WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL IS CELEBRATING THE GOOD LIFE

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There’s always so much to love about Hunter Valley Wine & Food Festival season; and this year, it’s even bigger and better than before as this special little corner of the world celebrates the good life with a program of food and wine experiences sure to tempt the tastebuds of every visitor.

Spanning May and June, the festival showcases the premium produce and wine the Hunter Valley is famed for all over the world. Featuring more than 40 events from delicious gourmet dinners at award-winning restaurants to vineyard tours, wine masterclasses, hands on cooking classes and long lunches, this year’s Festival has it all!

Presented by Wine Selectors, the program features 17 new events including Smokey Sundaysat Matilda Bay Brewhouse, Semillon and Sushi Tasting at Briar Ridge Vineyard, Then and Now Tasting Eventat Pepper Tree Wines, Organic Winemakers Dinner with Tamburlaine Organic Wines at the Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley, Scarborough Sensory Schooling at Scarborough Wine Co and the Meet the Makers Red Release Masterclass at Tyrrell’s.

Complimenting these new events are iconic Festival favourites including the Hunter Valley Wine Festivalthe Original 100 Metre Mealat Margan, Glandore Estate Burning of the BarrelMusic In The Woods at Stonehurst Cedar Creek and the Olive Long Table Luncheon with guest chef Frank Fawkner at Whispering Brook in Broke Fordwich.

A highlight this year will be the highly-anticipated tenth annual Hunter Culinary Association Food Fight on 17 June when leading Hunter Valley chefs go head to head with the best chefs on the Sydney restaurant scene. 

There’s also a host of vertical wine tastings and set-price lunches and dinners on offer during the Festival. 

Just a two-hour drive north of Sydney, the Hunter Valley is home to more than 150 wineries and is bursting with all the delights of its highly acclaimed food and wine culture. With accommodation and experience packages for every budget, the Hunter Valley Wine and Food Festival is the perfect opportunity for a sumptuous winter getaway.

For more information about this year’s lineup of events visit www.winecountry.com.au

Christina Atherton