Hunter Business Guide - Food and wine, hospitality

Dashville

Head to Dashville in the Lower Belford area of the Hunter for an eclectic mix of community oriented music festivals. From Dashville Nights, PigSty in July and Dashville Skyline to their iconic Gum Ball Festival it's the perfect escape for music lovers.
Phone: 02 49 325 882
https://dashville.com.au/

Gundog Estate

A boutique wine producer of premium Riesling, Semillon and Shiraz, Gundog Estate are sourcing their fruit from some of the best vineyards in the Hunter Valley, Hilltops and Canberra wine regions. They are passionate growers working tirelessly to deliver the best fruit possible and firm believers in sustainable vineyard practices with a view to leaving the land in a better condition for the next generation.
Visit their Cellar & Gourmet Pantry in the historic Pokolbin Schoolhouse for a world class wine tasting experience and discover a hand-picked selection of gourmet products reflecting their quality over quantity philosophy.
Open 7 days, 10am - 5pm
Phone: 02 4998 6873
https://gundogestate.com.au/

High Tea on the Hunter

Visit High Tea on the Hunter for a delightful high tea experience. Indulge in freshly made, traditional finger sandwiches, gourmet savoury bites, home made hot scones with luscious strawberry jam and cream, and top it all off with delicate petit fours and freshly brewed tea or coffee.
119 Swan Street, Morpeth – open Thursday to Sunday 10am – 4pm.
To make a booking go to highteaonthehunter.com

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 Wine Lab

Hunter Wine Lab has been established to showcase the traditional fruits and wine making of the old world, along with the ingenuity and developments of the new; producing wines that express the true characters of the fruit and the terroir, with minimal intervention, whilst being enhanced by new world research and development.
Classic varietals like Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon are a major part of their product along with new world varietals, in particular those of Italian derivation, Prosecco (in Rosé style), Vermentino, Verdicchio, Aglianico, Sangiovese.
Open 7 days, 10am - 5pm
Phone: 0480 115 054 (bookings are encouraged but not required)
https://hunterwinelab.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

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 /

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