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Celebrity Chefs, Live Music, Gourmet Food, and More! End2End has it all!

Who doesn’t love a fabulous festival - especially when it’s in the Hunter Valley! The inaugural End2End Festival kicks off on Saturday 15 September for a day of progressive partying that will take in four venues, showcase over 20 wineries and dish up lashings of gourmet food.


Add in some fabulous live music, celebrity chefs, Semillon and Seafood, Boutique Beer, Beef and Big Reds, and the End2End Festival will delight the senses and tickle the tastebuds. Hop on and off the End2End shuttle bus at any of the four venues throughout the day.

Each of the four chosen venues is a wine country icon and will present its own special itinerary of events, as iconic as the venues themselves.

MCLEISH ESTATE – The Semillon 2 Seafood experience will be enjoyed lounge style, with tickets including a festival glass on arrival and wines from some of the region’s leading wineries.

A highlight will be the four free masterclasses hosted by celebrity chef Fast Ed including;

‘howto pair Semillon and seafood’; ‘Chardonnay and cheese’; ‘seasonal sensations’ and ‘chocolate and wine’. Local chef Matt Dillow will also prepare a gourmet lunch perfectly matched to the incredible wines on offer.

BEN EAN – Music rules at this venue as Pat vs. Cat, Outlaw Avenue and country rockers The Viper Creek Band keep festival-goers entertained throughout the day with their exciting new sounds. A range of food from Pokolbin Angus Beef Co. and Ben Ean’s onsite restaurant, Baume should team nicely with local craft beers and wines.

CYPRESS LAKES – Learn, listen, laugh and love at this venue in Pokolbin. Explore your senses with fabulous wines from Tamburlaine, Peppertree and Pokolbin Estate. The End2End hub at Cypress Lakes is your quintessential home amongst the cellar doors. Enjoy a masterclass from legends of the industry, an afternoon of rock and R&B poolside with Sydney’s Project RED, a foodie adventure with your best mate, and a glass or two of Hunter Valley Wine Country’s finest.

DRAYTON’S FAMILY WINES – Channel your inner 70’s and bust out the flares because ABBASBACK! Party like its 1979 with Australia’s No 1 Abba tribute band and local favourites GenR8. Sample some great Hunter Wines while enjoying the delights of The Log Press Café and amazing desserts from Sabor In the Hunter Dessert Bar.

For tickets, masterclass bookings and more details visit

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