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

Briar Ridge Vineyard

Mount View might be a little out of town, but as any visitor to Briar Ridge will tell you, it’s well worth the trip. With a rich blend of Hunter classics and modern marvels to discover. The wines we create are a combination of hard work, rich soil and flavour combinations that are worth savouring. And they’re best enjoyed and shared with family and friends or at our cellar door (with a mountain view and an antipasto plate, naturally).This is our world. This is our wine. And you’ll find it off the beaten track.
Phone: 02 4990 3670
https://www.briarridge.com.au

Broke Fordwich Wine Trail

The Broke Fordwich Wine District is one of seven that make up the Lower Hunter Valley Wine Region. A great place to combine a relaxing getaway with a Wine tour.
The scenic Broke Fordwich stretch of the Wollombi Brook has quietly developed into a quality wine tourism region where visitors can enjoy premium wines, fresh olive oils and innovative farm gate products, wonderful restaurants and cafes, luxury Hunter Valley accommodation, local wine tours, and most importantly, a tranquil rural experience which is far removed from the hustle and bustle. Situated in a wide section of the valley, the surrounding hills frame some of the best scenery in the area with the striking Brokenback Mountain Range and iconic Yellow Rock providing an impressive backdrop. The natural beauty of the region coupled with the great food, relaxed accommodation, skill and dedication of the locals has seen many couples choose Broke as the ideal place for their Hunter Valley wedding.
http://brokefordwich.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

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 Valley Gardens

Multi-award winning Hunter Valley Gardens comprises ten internationally themed gardens spread across 14 hectares. Five permanent rides (open during school holidays and event periods) add excitement and fun. With a collection of bespoke shops, a great selection of casual and fine dining options and accommodation options to suit every budget there is truly something for everyone.
Phone: (02) 4998 4000
huntervalleygardens.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

Jamala Wildlife Lodge

Luxury & adventure in Canberra
A rare opportunity to spend four days and three nights in the most luxurious accommodation that Canberra has to offer, with adventure activities all included.
- 1 night in the luxurious uShaka Lodge at the world renowned Jamala Wildlife Lodge
- 5 course gourmet dinner with fine wines and Moet Champagne, plus breakfast at Jamala
- Two great animal tours plus two days admission to the National Zoo and Aquarium
- 2 nights’ accommodation at the iconic Hyatt Hotel Canberra, a classic Park Hyatt Hotel – including breakfast
- Hosted Highlights Tour of the Nati onal Museum of Australia including a main course meal with a glass of wine in the stunning waterfront Museum Café
- 2 tickets to Cockington Green Gardens, a fascinating display of meticulously handcrafted miniature buildings from around the world
- From the 21st October 2019 - 31st December 2019, 2 tickets to Dreamworks Animation Exhibition at the National Museum of Australia.
- From the 1st February 2020 - 29th February 2020 the package will change to 2 tickets to the Matisse & Picasso Exhibition at the National Gallery of Australia
THE 4 DAY/ 3 NIGHT ADVENTURE IS PRICED FROM $1,875 PER COUPLE, WHICH INCLUDES ALL THE ABOVE!
Phone: 02 6287 8444
https://www.jamala.com.au