Hunter Business Guide - Food and wine, hospitality

Big 4 River Myall Holiday Resort

Offering a range of options from spacious camp sites to modern family cabins, there will be room for every kind of exploring family. On an expansive 50 acres, our holiday resort will offer endless riverfront experiences on the Myall River. 

Relax under clear skies, days on the water, stolen moments of peace and a true sense of escape is at the heart of BIG4 River Myall Holiday Resort.

Phone: 02 4987 9281
https://www.big4.com.au/caravan-parks/nsw/north-coast/river-myall-holiday-resort/

Bistro Molines

Overblown roses surrounding the property and spilling out of vases, a wisteria covered courtyard and a dining room with French provincial touches; what could be more romantic? Add the semi-private sunroom and wrap around verandas with new floor to ceiling concertina glass doors and it doesn’t get much better.Choose very European style long tables overlooking the vineyard for a sit down dinner for up to 90 guests, or cocktail style for 90-130 guests. Robert and his team can create the perfect menu for you while Sally Molines and wedding co-ordinator Tani Carr will make sure your wedding day is one you will never forget.
Phone: (02) 4990 9553
www.bistromolines.com.au

Carillion Wines

We craft elegant wines which encompass the terroir, the passion of our vigneron, the dedication of our vineyard managers, and the commitment of our winemaker. Over several decades, our founder, geologist Dr John Davis committed himself to seeking out ideal wine growing localities across the country, carefully selecting vineyard sites suitable for nurturing premium wine grapes. Under John’s watchful eye, the Davis family established high quality vineyards in some of Australia's finest wine regions - from the Hunter Valley and Orange in New South Wales to Wrattonbully in South Australia. On these sites, we planted varieties and clones that take full advantage of the soil and climate. Through decades of judicious management of these blocks, we are able to ensure that we consistently deliver the best fruit possible to the winery, year after year.
Phone: 02 4990 7535
https://www.carillionwines.com.au

Caves Coastal Bar&Bungalows

Caves Coastal Bar&Bungalow Nestled in the Caves Beach Dunes in the Lake Macquarie area and overlooking the natural, raw coastlines of the Pacific Ocean, Caves Coastal Bar & Bungalows is the perfect destination to enjoy a refreshing icy cold drink, a long lunch or an out of town beach getaway. Caves Coastal is home to the leading restaurant and bar north of Sydney in Lake Macquarie. Our chefs use a paddock and ocean to plate ethos, offering the freshest and best local produce the area has on offer all within a newly renovated casual chic indoor and outdoor setting. The hotel boasts 18 luxury beach bungalows and 34, 2 and 3 bedroom villas and townhouses with exquisite views across Caves and Hams Beaches. The hotel also offers exclusive events such as elegant weddings, large corporate and social functions and fashionable party experiences.
Phone: 02 4980 9999
https://www.cavescoastal.com.au

Donarch Fine Chocolate

Located in the small hunter valley village of Tenambit (5mins from Morpeth & 30mins from Newcastle), Donarch Fine Chocolate first opened to the public in mid 2016. Since then, this remarkable locally owned and family operated business has become somewhat of an institution.
Donarch Fine Chocolate is community minded with a focus on premium quality and perfection, this multi-award winning chocolate has become one of the key foundations of our story and beautifully showcases the European techniques, passion and persistence of a truly remarkable chocolatier.
Phone: 02 4202 9721
https://www.donarchfinechocolate.com.au

Fratelli Roma

A family affair owned and operated by one of the Hunter Valley's most passionate and talented teams. Chef Daniel Kibble and wife Christine, together with restaurant manager Nathan, Dan's younger brother, invite you to Central Maitland to enjoy one of the Hunter Valley's best dining experiences.
Our extensive menu features fresh seasonal produce, pasta and gnocchi handmade daily by Dan, comprehensive regional and international wine list, and friendly, personable service.
Phone: 02 4933 9989
https://www.fratelliroma.com.au

Greenway Wines

In a picturesque Red Barn encircled by the Brokenback Ranges and Wollombi Brook, you’ll find GREENWAY Wines. A family run vineyard producing handcrafted, small batch wines.
Varieties include Pinot Grigio, our sort after Fiano, a gorgeous rosè, the most supple of Merlots, and - of course 'the architect' Shiraz. We have also a selection of sparkling wines and a dessert wine to finish!
Wines at GREENWAY are made from 100% estate grown single vineyard fruit, nurtured using sustainable farming practices. Passionate and dedicated to the making of our wine, we only bottle when the vintage is at its best, producing limited releases, approximately 500 cases in any given year.
Accept this invitation, join us for a wine tasting, and in doing so become part of the magic that is GREENWAY WINES.
CELLAR DOOR OPEN | Saturday and Sunday 10am – 4.30pm
Phone: 041 8164 382
https://www.greenwaywines.com.au

Hollydene Estate

Whether you’re a local, visiting the Upper or Lower Hunter Valley, drop in for a bite to eat and a glass of Hollydene Estate wine or a craft beer in the cellar door as well as tastings of our extensive wine list.
Our philosophy is simple – we serve delicious tasting meals at a great price, in an amazing location, you will want to come back every day.
Open 7 days for lunch, Friday & Saturday dinner, Saturday and Sunday Breakfast.
(02) 65764021
https://hollydeneestate.com

IronBark Hill Retreat and Villas

Enjoy luxury accommodation set amongst the vines
Luxurious new villas featuring modern kitchen and dining areas, outdoor BBQ deck, modern bathrooms, flatscreen televisions and WiFi. All within walking distance to Peter Drayton Wines’ Cellar Door, IronBark Hill Brewhouse, Enzo Wedding Chapel and Function Centre.
The spacious Retreat for up to 15 guests is fully self contained, with modern kitchen and living areas, undercover BBQ area, wood fire, a sweeping verandah with incredible views of the vines, plus an in-ground swimming pool and flood-lit tennis court.
Book through Hunter Valley Stays
Phone: 0477 010 010
https://www.huntervalleystays.com.au

Old Duninald

Reputedly the oldest house in the Hunter Valley established in 1822 and now refreshed for a luxury experience. Old Duninald is a luxurious cottage nestled in the Hunter Valley, near Paterson featuring 3 bedrooms with 3 living spaces, a lounge dining room and a sunroom with spacious verandas. Your group will have room to come together or spread out. Old Duninald also features a large modern kitchen and two newly renovated bathrooms. Whether you are coming to the area for a wedding or want a base to explore the area, Old Duninald is a tranquil place to just relax on the verandah. Take a walk in the 25 acres of woodland, bird watch from the summer house by the billabong, Old Duninald is a great place to do this and more. Ideally located and appointed for group visits to weddings, events, festivals or just getting away from it all.
Phone: 0419 127 404
https://oldduninald.com.au