The fifth annual Hunter Valley Wine Festival is poised to be the biggest on record, organisers say.
The festival runs from 11am-5pm on June 24 in the grounds of the Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley.
Featuring the best of both the Hunter Valley’s big and boutique wineries, the festival will offer wine, beer and cider tastings throughout the day, as well as high-quality local cuisine and entertainment.
The Hunter is Australia’s oldest wine region, renowned for its semillon, chardonnay and shiraz, along with emerging wine varieties and organic and biodynamic wines.
Uniquely, the Hunter Valley Wine Festival is a family-friendly event, with children receiving complimentary entry to the festival, where they will be able to enjoy a variety of activities including a jumping castle, train rides, carousel, miniature car rides and face painting.
Pre-sale tickets for the event are available for just $20. Tickets include festival entry, five tasting tickets and a tasting glass. A special group offer of ‘buy six for the price of five’ is also available.
Bookings and further information: www.huntervalleywinefestival.
There is on-site parking at Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley and for visitors from Newcastle a bus service is available leaving the Novotel Newcastle at 9.45am and Crowne Plaza Newcastle at 10am, and departing the Festival at 5pm to return to Newcastle. Tickets are available for $20 return per person. Booking requests need to be made via
Special accommodation deals including accommodation, breakfast and two tickets are available starting from $289 in a hotel room. Several other packages are also available.
Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley offers deluxe king or twin rooms, spa suites and two- and three-bedroom self-contained villas.
For information on accommodation during the festival contact Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley reservations on 138 388, or visit the website for more information.