Bicycle Track in Dungog

22 ks of track on 650 Acres of pristine land

Visit Dungog In October

Visit Historic Morpeth

Visit the Cellar Door of Boydell's https://boydells.com.au/

Book to dine at Boydell's restaurant 

Cellar Door (Morpeth)
Wed-Sun 10:30am – 5:30pm
Restaurant
Wed-Sat 8am – 11pm,
Sun 8am – 10pm
Bookings: 02 4933 5862
2 Green Street
Morpeth, NSW 2321

Visit the Vineyard (East Gresford)
By appointment only
65 Allyn River Road
East Gresford, NSW, 2311

Browse boutique shops in heritage 19th century buildings,

including the Alpaca Barn (shop) https://www.australianalpaca.com/

or the  Morpeth Gallery, the Antique Centre or the bakehouse where the Arnott’s family biscuit dynasty began

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Catch up with some of the best wineries as featured in the SMH 2020

Good Weekend - 52 of the Best Wineries.

 

NATIONAL RANK: 2  TYRRELL'S

Hunter Valley, NSW

Best known for

Single-vineyard shiraz and semillon; many of the vineyards are more than 100 years old.

Venerable 162-year-old family-owned winery making benchmark regional wines from shiraz, semillon and chardonnay. Tyrrell's Vat 47 is the original Australian chardonnay. The 2017 shirazes are outstanding, but the re-released 2014 Four Acres Shiraz, Johnno's Shiraz and Stevens Semillon are the clinchers.

NATIONAL RANK: 3   MOUNT PLEASANT

Hunter Valley, NSW

Best known for

Classic regional shiraz and semillon, produced from some of the most historic vineyards in the Hunter, Australia's oldest wine region.

Single-block, single-vineyard wines from vines dating back to 1880 offer a thrilling experience, capped off by the brilliant 2017 Maurice O'Shea Shiraz. The 2018 1946 Vines Rosehill Shiraz is magical.

NATIONAL RANK: 9 LAKE'S FOLLY

Hunter Valley, NSW

Best known for

A tiny but mega-premium offering of just two styles: the Bordeaux-inspired red blend, simply named Cabernets, and magnificent chardonnays.

Lake's Folly continues to sit at the pinnacle of Hunter wines. The brace of 2019 chardonnays, the Hill Block and regular Lake's Folly labels, are thrilling, while the red blend from the stunning 2018 vintage possesses benchmark style and elegance.

NATIONAL RANK: 22 VINDEN ESTATE

Hunter Valley, NSW

Best known for

Shiraz and semillon are the standard-bearers, but the tempranillo and chardonnay also wow us.

The top label is The Vinden Headcase, limited-volume barrel selections of all four varieties. Vintages sampled were 2017 and 2018, both top Hunter years. Youthful Angus Vinden, assisted by Dan Binet, has emerged as a top winemaker.

NATIONAL RANK: 23  SILKMAN

Hunter Valley, NSW

Best known for

Multi-award-winning winemaker Liz Silkman excels at shiraz, semillon and chardonnay, especially the Reserve labels, but her Reserve shiraz pinot noir (current vintage 2017) is a ground-breaker.

The top 2017 chardonnays, Reserve and Silk, combine smoky, reductive complexity with tightly coiled fruit of great intensity; built to reward cellaring but also accessible young. At $30 a bottle, the 2018 semillon is the value buy: classic but with an extra level of fragrance and textural charm.

NATIONAL RANK: 39 PEPPER TREE

Hunter Valley, NSW

Best known for

Coquun, a first nations' name for the Hunter River, is Pepper Tree's top shiraz and the 2018 is its highest-scoring wine.

Owner John Davis, a former geologist, has vineyards in Orange and Wrattonbully as well as the Hunter, and makes fine wine from each. They often carry geological names: Alluvius is the top semillon, with the 2018 and 2019 super-fine examples. Two 2016 Wrattonbully cabernets, P.J.P and Block 21A , are also impressive.

Other wineries guests have enjoyed visiting include

Ascella Wines 

Potters Brewery 

Macquarie Dale

Hungerford

Iron Gate Estate

Book a Heavenly Tour -  Contact  Christine  0407217217  https://www.heavenlytours.com.au/

Day wine tour or Wine & Cheese tour to the famous wine areas of the hunter valley - lunch included in full day package  (51 mins 57 km to Pokolbin).

Hot Air Balloon Sunrise Experience

Explore hamlet of Paterson

Barrington Tops - World Heritage Listed

Explore Ladies Well

 

Nelson Bay 

Whale & Dolphin Watch as they migrate along the east coast 

Resources:

https://www.whereis.com/nsw/paterson-2421

https://www.visitnsw.com/destinations/hunter/hunter-valley/morpeth/activities

www.visitdungog.com.au

https://www.winecountry.com.au/

Visit Historic Tocal Homestead - Coming for a Wedding?  Both Tocal Homestead and Mindaribba Homestead host Weddings and other functions. 

 

Participate in a course or visit Field Day at Tocal Agricultural College (8 minutes 7.7 km toTocal) 

Explore the village of Paterson, the Cemetry behind St Paul's is fascinating, drop into the CBC for coffee and discover a trove of historical journals relating to the area. Enjoy the self-guided walk around the town centre:

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https://www.visitnsw.com/destinations/hunter/hunter-valley/paterson/attractions/paterson-self-guided-walk

including a visit to the Paterson Courthouse