Put some Spice in your life

You don’t have to travel outside the Hunter to immerse yourself in a five-star experience, with the vineyard region the perfect place to sit back and soak up a little luxury after a long day on the tasting trail Renowned for their signature “relaxed luxury” style, Spicers Retreats offer two different destinations to tempt travellers indulging in a wine country escape.

Those seeking a boutique regional retreat with a touch of romance will fall in love with Spicers Vineyard Estate. Set amongst natural bushland and surrounded by the private vineyard, the five-star accommodation features just 12 luxury suites, each with its own fireplace, plus a separate four-bedroom house.

Cosy up in front of the fire with a glass of red, feel rejuvenated with a treatment at the elegant Spa Anise or indulge in a night out at Restaurant Botanica, renowned for its innovative and delicious cuisine.

If you’re seeking a five-star hotel stay, however, look no further than the iconic Hunter property, Spicers Guesthouse.

With 49 accommodation rooms including a four-bedroom standalone cottage, conference facilities, a restaurant and almost 40 acres of picturesque countryside, Spicers Guesthouse Retreat offers a more event-focused alternative to the company’s smaller vineyard property.

Built in 1984 and originally known as Peppers Guest House, the property was purchased by Spicers Retreats in 2016, with the company spending two years and in excess of $30 million to bring it back to life with their signature style.

The existing buildings were extensively refurbished using a neutral base of timber and stone punctuated by rich, deep ink tones and subtle metal accents.

A series of new spaces were also added to deliver a luxe experience for guests, including a cosy sandstone firepit and the striking infinity edge pool, while the centrepiece of the Guesthouse is its restaurant, Eremo, which is run by multi-hatted chef Cameron Matthews and offers a modern Italian menu.

Find out more at spicersretreats.com