The Hunter Valley Wine and Food Festival has kicked off for 2022 with over 40 events running across May and June. The festival showcases the distinct wine region and diverse food culture of the Broke and Lovedale subregions.
Daily events include port and cheese tastings at Tintilla Estate or the Grange vs Hunter tasting at Wine House (taste the 2015 Grange up against the 2017 Tyrrell Vat 9 Shiraz, 2017 Mount Pleasant O'Shea Shiraz and the 2017 De Iuliis Limited Release Shiraz).
Let's Get Sensory at Scarborough Wine Co runs each weekend across May and June.
Weekly experiences range from Tyrrell's one hour Single Vineyard Experience, where you can enjoy a guided tasting through the iconic Single Vineyard blocks, or sharpen your tasting skills with Scarborough Wine Co's Let's Get Sensory. The Epic Tasting Experience at Hungerford Hill comprises a wine tasting matched with a mini-degustation of dishes by the award-winning two-hatted Muse Restaurant.
Check out the complete program for one off events like the De Iuliis Museum Masterclass, Smoke in Broke (think barbecue, beers and a hell of a good time), the Burning of the Barrel at Glandore Estate or Whispering Brook's Olive Long Table Luncheon.
Burning of the Barrel at Glandore Estate will take place on June 25.
Hunter Valley Wine and Tourism Association's CEO Amy Cooper says after a challenging two years the region is delighted to bring the festival to life again. “The 2022 program is bursting with events and our reputable chefs, cooks, winemakers and hospitality stars are ready to put their best foot forward to allow you to immerse yourself and experience wine country in all its glory."
With the region full to the brim with visitation, be sure to book your accommodation, wine tastings, restaurants, events and experiences now. Visit winecountry.com.au for more information. You can view the entire Hunter Valley Wine and Food Festival program here.