vineyards in Mount View

Best Wineries Hunter Valley

This is not a list of the most popular, biggest or oldest producers in the Hunter Valley.  Nor is it a list of cellar doors with 5 star James Halliday ratings, although most of them receive great reviews from the wine critics.  The ’15 Best Wineries Hunter Valley’ focuses mostly on boutique producers with great wines,

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purple grapes just before harvest

diVine tours Shiraz

Our Shiraz Background Even before launching the tour company in 2006, I’ve had an interest in viticulture and winemaking. Since then, I’ve volunteered to help pick and prune in the vineyard as well as work in wineries.  As a result, an opportunity came about in 2011 to make my own wine, the diVine tours Shiraz.

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red grapes

Hunter Valley grape varieties

When driving through the picturesque Hunter Valley, you’ll notice rows and rows of trellised grapevines. Some of the oldest in the world! Do you ever wonder what type of vines they are? They look similar for most of the year and then just before harvest you can easily distinguish the difference between white and red

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wine tasting

Wine tasting guide

How to taste wine Wine tasting is an analytical approach in assessing the appearance, smell and taste of the wine. Appearance The best way to judge the appearance of a wine is to hold the glass by the stem on an angle against a white background.  As a general rule, lighter coloured wines will be lighter in body.

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Central Coast Terrigal

Wine tours from the Central Coast

Why not visit the Hunter Valley on a wine tour from the Central Coast. Getaway for the day with friends or colleges on one of our Private Wine Tour buses.  Maybe, take your friend or partner on our Gourmet Wine Tour or diVine Wine Tour, where you can meet others on this small-group tour.  There is

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Emersons seafood paella

Emersons Seafood Paella

Emersons Restaurant Located in the heart of Lovedale, Emersons Restaurant opens for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Below is a classic seafood paella dish from their lunch menu.  This popular venue is a regular stop for our Gourmet Wine Tour. Bookings are recommended.p: 0249 307 029w: https://www.emersonsrestaurant.com.au/a: 492 Lovedale Rd, Lovedale Seafood Paella –  Serves 4

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