Winter is a great time to visit the Hunter Valley. The chilly weather gives a good excuse to rug up, and explore all the delights the valley has to offer.
Taste charming and elegant wines at many of our cellar doors, and try warming fortified wines such as ports, liqueurs and distillery products.Grab a tasting plate at one of our many excellent restaurants and cafes, or rug up in front of a fire for a romantic getaway in one of our excellent quality accommodation outlets.
WHAT’S ON AT THE HUNTER VALLEY VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE IN JULY?
Join our friendly team at the Hunter Valley Visitor Information Centre in July for some extra special school holidays fun!This month in the Centre we have a special showcase of school holidays activities and family-friendly experiences. Come and view our School Holidays Display which features information and inspiration on what will be happening daily during the winter break.
We’ll have information available on horse riding, go-karting, alpacas, local kid’s shows, the Hunter Valley Zoo, Train Rides, Snowtime in the Gardens, High Tea for Kids and so much more.
BROKE FORDWICH IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Each and every month the Centre highlights a different precinct within the Hunter Valley. In July the spotlight is on Broke Fordwich which has quality boutique wineries and olive growers and a range of quality accommodation, restaurants and cellar doors.Sure to delight small and big kids alike is Broke Fordwich’s Starline Alpaca’s which offers daily feeding. Feed the Alpacas daily during the school holidays from 9am - 3pm at 1100 Milbrodale Road, Broke.
Get your winter warmers in our Gift Shop. We are pleased to have new Winter stock arriving to complement our huge range of toys,handmade goods and novelty items. We have an extensive range of local lavender products including heat packs, as well as a new range of winter hats and children’s apparel.
WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THE VINEYARDS?
In winter, the vines in the Hunter Valley have a long rest after all the stresses of harvest. The cooler months have arrived, and some much-needed rains are helping the soilsto recover. Now that the vines can go into winter dormancy, the leaves have fallen, and the canes can be pruned ready for spring bud burst.Early morning frosts join our pruners in the vineyard, wrestling the vines,pruning and tying down.
HOT TIP FOR JULY: FIRESIDE DINING
Be sure to drop into the Centre and ask for our special list of places to visit which offer fireside dining.With winter now officially upon us and the cooler weather, we have put together a list of restaurants which have fireplaces and open for lunch and dinner.
Pay us a visit at 455 Wine Country Drive, Pokolbin to learn where to go!.■