Hunter Business Guide - Food and wine, hospitality

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/

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

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

Myrtle & Stone

A café by day and a tapas and gin bar by night, Myrtle & Stone in Wollombi offers great food made from local produce, tasty cocktails (or wine) and good music. Try sweet and savoury classics, freshly made cakes as well as overseas inspired dishes like poké bowls, labneh and hummus plates.
Phone: 02 4998 3261 https://www.myrtleandstone.com/

Newcastle City Farmers Markets

Head to your local Farmers Market for a broad selection of the tastiest seasonal produce, great deals on specialty items and organics, all while supporting local farmers, mingling with friends and being kind to the planet.
It's the go-to place for your weekly grocery shop: fresh, local, great value for your money.
Phone: 0427 586 079
Newcastle City Farmers Market, every Sunday from 7am to 1pm, Newcastle Showgrounds, Broadmeadow
https://newcastlecityfarmersmarket.com.au
Gosford City Farmers Market, every Sunday from 7am to 12pm, Gosford Showground, Showground Road
https://gosfordcityfarmersmarket.com.au
Lake Macquarie City Farmers Market, every 2nd and 4th Sunday from 7am to 1pm, Speers Point Park, Speers Point
https://lakemacquariecityfarmersmarket.com.au
Glendale City Farmers Market - coming soon!