Join our friendly team at the Hunter Valley Visitor Information Centre in September for some inspiration on things do during Spring.
Budburst Brings the Valley to Life
This month the Hunter Valley Visitor Information Centre has a special themed display on “budburst”. Our friendly team are excited to help you plan where to visit, what to see and what is fresh for you to explore.
Spring in the Hunter Valley offers so much in the way of things to see and do, with warmer weather bringing with it the excitement of a new season. It is a great time to experience glorious gardens, magnificent views, and explore the range of activities the Hunter Valley has to offer. The stage is set for new activities that are sure to delight.
Lush and Lavish Greenery
In Spring, the winter dormancy of the vines ends with an exciting array of new growth. Green spurts of energy spell the start of the new season,and the emergence of the next year’s crop.
In the vineyards, the buds are breaking with added vigour brought on by warmer weather and spring rain showers. Visiting our region during early September may afford you the luxury of seeing early bursting varieties such as Chardonnay while other grape varieties are yet to wake.
In spring you will also see well-established cover crops growing in between the rows, which play an important role in bringing much needed nutrients to feed the vines for their next season of fruit.
Spring Break Events
There is so much happening in the valley this Spring! We have a great range of information and are featuring some of the many events which are occurring during September including:
• Spring Awakening – Warm yourself amongst flaming sculptures and be intrigued by interactive light installations. It begins with a lantern parade which departs from Cessnock Performing Arts Centre at 5.30pm on 7 September.
• Broke Village Fair – The famous Vintage Car Display brings all sorts of vintage and classic cars, motorbikes, trucks and tractors and an amazing array of vintage farm machinery on 9 September at McNarama Park, Broke.
• End2End Festival – Hop on and off the End2End shuttle bus at any of the four Pokolbin venues throughout the day, relax with a glass of wine while listening to some tunes and indulging in fantastic food on 15th September.
• Springtime in the Gardens – in full bloom with the Festival of Flowers happening every day in September, daily talks, flowering sculptures and 20 wheelbarrow displays at Hunter Valley Gardens!
• AirVenture Australia – The Great Aussie Fly-in, is landing at Cessnock Aerodrome this September for a high energy airshow between 20-22 September!
Spring also offers the beginning of a renewed concert season, with international acts and music festivals. September kicks off with Wollombi Music Festival, Dashville Skyline and Sax Blue saxophone quartet leading the headlines.
Parish of Pokolbin in the Spotlight
Each month the Centre highlights a different precinct within the Hunter Valley. In September we highlight all the great experiences that the Parish of Pokolbin has to offer. Parish of Pokolbin was the focal point of the Hunter Valley when the parish boundaries were established in the 1880’s. The
Hunter Valley is the oldest continuous viticulture area in Australia, and the Parish of Pokolbin forms the wine heritage heart of the Hunter Valley, combining an exclusive group of boutique family owned wineries, a wide range of accommodation and dining options.
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