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Hunter Valley Wine Festival

The 7th annual Hunter Valley Wine Festival will be held on Saturday 29 June 2019, promising a vintage event with the best of Hunter Valley wines, craft beer, local foods and entertainment. Wines from over 50 of the Hunter Valley’s best-known and boutique wineries will be available for tasting at the Festival, which is being held at the Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley between 11am – 5pm. The Festival will add a range of new attractions this year including interactive food and wine sessions, with full details to be announced shortly. A feature this year will be the diversity of wine styles on offer. While the Hunter Valley is best regarded for its Semillon, Chardonnay and Shiraz varietals, this year will see a far wider spectrum of local wines on offer for tasting including Verdelho, Tempranillo and Sangiovese as well as sparkling and Rose styles.

The Festival is ideal for those who love craft beer as well, with Sydney Brewery Hunter Valley on site offering premium beer and cider tastings. Uniquely, the Hunter Valley Wine Festival is a family-friendly event, with children receiving complimentary entry to the Festival, where they will enjoy a variety of activities including a jumping castle, train rides, carousel, mini car rides and face painting. Once again, the Festival will support the local Rural Fire Service, with fundraising activities on the day.

Presale tickets for the Festival are available for just $15 online (plus booking fee) and $22 at the door. Tickets include festival entry, five tasting tickets and a tasting glass. For bookings and further information visit


Special Festival Accommodation Packages

Special accommodation/festival package deals are available at Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley, Oaks Cypress Lakes Resort and voco Kirkton Park Hunter Valley.

The Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley’s packages start from $295 per room including accommodation, full buffet breakfast in Redsalt Restaurant, Festival entry, five tasting vouchers and a complimentary tasting glass (per person). Other packages including breakfast and tickets include one bedroom villa (from $395), two bedroom villa (from $485) and three bedroom villa (from $605). Conditions apply.

Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley offers deluxe king or twin rooms, spa suites and two and three bedroom self-contained villas, ideal for the family or couples travelling together. A complete resort, the Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley also offers a spa, 18 hole golf course, a 25-metre outdoor heated pool, a range of restaurants and bars and the on-site Water Dragons Club for children. For information on accommodation during the festival contact Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley reservations on 138 388, or visit the website for more information.

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