Hunter Business Guide - Food and wine, hospitality

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

Hope Estate

Perfectly located in the heart of the Hunter Valley wine country, Hope Estate is home to award winning craft beer, estate-grown wine and the biggest concerts coing around. The recently opened new cellar door offers a new range of artisan gins, vodkas and moonshines and takes warehouse chic to the next level.
Phone: 02 4993 3555
hopeestate.com.au/

Hunter Belle Cheese Cafe

Experience a fresh and modern dining experience at Hunter Belle Cheese Café. Cheese is showcased throughout the seasonal menu. Sit back and relax with a glass of local Hunter wines, a boutique beer or locally roasted gourmet coffee; and top off your visit with a scoop of creamy gelato, made in-house, or try some of the famous creamy fudge. Watch the cheese makers create magic through the viewing windows, and enjoy tasting cheese, yoghurts, fudge & gelato. Browse through gourmet produce, specialty giftware and a library of cheese books from around the world.
Phone: 02 6541 5066
hunterbellecheese.com.au

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

Lisa McGuigan Wines

Lisa McGuigan's one-of-a-kind cellar door on Broke Road in Pokolbin offers tasting experiences personally curated by Lisa and deeply influenced by her unique, global philosophy to winemaking. Step inside the Gothic inspired cellar door, inspire the stunning mural and savour her 2016 Maximus Shiraz or her crisp 2019 Chardonnay.
To book a tasting email vamp@lisamcguiganwines.com
lisamcguiganwines.com

Lovey’s Grocers IGA

If you need supplies – quality meats and bakery products or fresh fruit and veg – or are hankering for a freshly made sandwich from the deli counter, Lovey’s Grocers IGA is the place to Go in Dungog. Whether you are a local, a visitor staying in town, or camping in the Barringtons, their friendly staff will make sure that you will find everything you need to make the most of your time in and around Dungog.
Phone 02 4992 1988
https://www.loveys.com.au /

Meerea Park

Family-owned, award-winning Meerea Park are Hunter Valley "terroirists", specialising in individual vineyard Semillon, Chardonnay and Shiraz, sourced from unique vineyard sites, each being quite different, the wines expressing clearly where they are from. They also proudly produce classic Hunter Valley wines from the French varieties, Marsanne, Roussanne, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon and have just been named the 2022 James Halliday Wine Companion Semillon of the Year.
Phone: 02 4998 7474
www.meereapark.com.au

Meg’s Kitchen & Organic Deli

At this lovely café on Dungog's main street, all ingredients are sourced locally, the coffee is organic and absolutely everything is unprocessed and chemical free. Our tip, try the on-tap Kombucha and double filtered mineral water with seasonal homemade syrups such as blueberry and green tea. Get one to go and return your glass bottle for a 50c refund.
Phone 0458 921 787
eMail: garnspirit@hotmail.com

Mount Pleasant Wines

Iconic award-winning Hunter Valley estate and one of Australia's best winery experiences. Established in 1921 by legendary winemaker Maurice O'Shea, Mount Pleasant is one of the great wine estates of Australia producing medium-bodied wines specialising in Semillon and Shiraz varieties.
Phone: 02 4998 7505
mountpleasantwines.com.au