Top things to do in Hunter Valley

Top Choice French in Hunter Valley

Bistro Molines

Set in Carillion's Tallavera Grove winery, this French restaurant run by the Hunter Valley's most storied chef has a carefully crafted, seasonally driven menu that is nearly as impressive as the vineyard views. It's…
Top Choice Modern Australian in Hunter Valley

Muse Restaurant

Inside the Hungerford Hill winery complex is the area's highest-rated restaurant, offering assured contemporary fare and stellar service in an attractive glass-walled, high-ceilinged space. Presentation is exquisite…
Top Choice Modern Australian in Hunter Valley

EXP.

Local lad Frank Fawkner's compact space tucked into a corner of Oakvale winery makes you feel you are all – chefs, waiters, diners – on a convivial shared mission. There are some impressive bravura touches (homemade…
Winery in Hunter Valley

Brokenwood

Known for semillon and shiraz, plus the popular 'Cricket Pitch' range, this acclaimed winery has a slick new visitor centre appropriately decked out in wood. Gather round a sociable circular tasting pod and try the …
Winery in Hunter Valley

Keith Tulloch Winery

Keith Tulloch is a fourth-generation winemaker who creates small-batch premium drops. His estate has one of the most inviting tasting settings in the region: upstairs overlooking the vineyard. They invite you to tak…
Cafe in Hunter Valley

Fawk Foods

Pokolbin needed an open-daily breakfast option and this stellar bakery and cafe lays down perfect foundations for a day of tasting. Dishes like beetroot hummus or smoked ocean trout are absolutely beautifully presen…
Winery in Hunter Valley

Tulloch Wines

The flexibility offered is a particularly appealing aspect of the tastings at this upmarket winery. Pick from around 30 bottles on the free tasting of six wines, or kick back with charcuterie or chocolate matches. B…
European in Hunter Valley

Muse Kitchen

For a fabulous lunch, head to this relaxed younger-sibling incarnation of the Hunter's top restaurant, Muse. Dine outside on a seasonal menu of European bistro food inspired by the vegetables, fruit and herbs grown …
Cafe in Hunter Valley

Enzo

Claim a table by the fireside in winter or in the garden in summer to enjoy the rustic dishes served at this deservedly popular Italian-inflected cafe in a picturebook setting. The food is reliably excellent (succul…
Winery in Hunter Valley

Petersons

Though this winery has a cellar door on the main road in Pokolbin, it's worth heading up to this location, where the ultra-friendly staff have more time for a chat and to guide you through the tasty, classically sty…