Put a local in your pocket and Find...The Deck Café & Gartelmann Wines

Situated on the deck over the picturesque dam in young forest bushland at Gartelmann Wines, The Deck Café is an experience to remember with the Hunter's "celebrity" Chef Matt Dillow and his dedicated team creating café favourites with a Hunter Valley fine-dining twist.

It's the perfect place to start the day, have a break from a morning of wine tasting or chill out with family and friends. Think breakfasts like scones with chantilly cream and strawberries or Belgian waffles with your choice of a number of toppings. Or maybe a hangover roll is in order? If not, try eggs benedict with herb-roasted field mushrooms or beetroot and gin cured salmon gravlax and one of Matt’s favourites - grilled sourdough, smashed avocado, roasted wild mushrooms, grilled halloumi and heirloom pesto tomatoes.

The lunch menu is just as delicious with a tapas menu that includes duck liver parfait, pumpkin and feta filled zucchini flower, Blue swimmer crab, wild mushroom truffle arancini or lamb backstrap (to name a few!) A few steps away you’ll discover a winery which specialises in award-winning handcrafted wines using grapes sourced from the Lower and

Upper Hunter Valley, Mudgee, Rylstone, and Orange regions of NSW. Gartelmann Wines has earned a reputation for producing high quality award winning wines. Providing a wide variety of styles ranging from classic Hunter Valley Semillon, Verdelho and Shiraz, to alternative varietals such as Petit Verdot and something for the sweet lovers.

Experience the hospitality that the Hunter is famous for, savour fine wines and delectable dining 7 days a week at 701 Lovedale Rd, Lovedale. Oh – and did we mention the farm animals for the kids?