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

High Tea on the Hunter

Step inside High Tea on the Hunter on Swan Street in Morpeth, a wonderfully welcoming boutique restaurant and be prepared to be spoilt rotten. With three variations of High Tea on offer your tastebuds won’t ever want you to leave. We highly recommend her Traditional High Tea which includes savoury bites, homemade scones with luscious, locally made strawberry jam and clotted cream, exquisite petit fours and as a refreshing finale, a sorbet served in beautifully old fashioned crystal. Devonshire Tea and seasonal specials are also available.
Book your table online at 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/

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

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/