Experience the Hunter Valley, one of Australia’s finest wine regions, and discover why it is considered the cradle of Australian wines. The area is home to some of the best wineries in the country, and its wine-making history stretches back over 100 years.
The Hunter Valley is a subregion of NSW, Australia. It is located on the lower reaches of the Great Dividing Range and boasts a mild climate, fertile soils and clear skies for growing grapes. The region has been awarded “Outstanding Wine Region” status by the International Viticulture Council (IVC), making it an ideal place for visitors to experience quality wine-making at its best.
The Hunter Valley has been producing world-class quality wine since 1820 when a small vineyard was established by Captain James Busby in what is now known as Ballyroan Estate Winery. The region quickly became popular with settlers who were attracted by its warm summers and cool winters. Over 200 wineries now operate in this area and produce more than 300 different varieties of wines, including Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Merlot.
Visitors can explore these vineyards with a Marquee Tour!