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Best Wineries in the Hunter Valley

Selecting the perfect place to go on a day trip to the Hunter Valley can be difficult if you don’t have insider knowledge. Just over two hours from Sydney, the famous wine region is home to a range of outstanding wineries, as well as restaurants and producers serving up delicious fare. Sweeping landscapes and incredible beauty give way to some of the country’s oldest vineyards, sitting by emerging producers that are doing things a little differently.

As you admire the stunning natural environment, enjoy the finest of Hunter Valley wine, including chardonnay, verdelho, semillon and shiraz, all made with passion and precision.

From award-winning wines, made with methods passed down through generations, to brand-new drops, each glass tells its own story to you about the region you find yourself in. Whether you love a glass of deep red, prefer the fruity or bold flavours that are hidden within a white wine, or have no idea what you want, these wineries offer something that will help you on your wine journey.

The Hunter Valley, Hand-Picked

We made our way through Broke, Cessnock, Lovedale, Mount View, Pokolbin and Rothbury to find the best wineries in the Hunter Valley, producing delicious drops that can be drunk now, or cellared for years. With our comprehensive directory, finding your next step is easier than ever. Best of all, you don’t have to be an expert to appreciate the experience that these stunning Hunter Valley wineries have to offer.

If you are looking for a unique and memorable weekend away, Hunter Valley is the place to go. The Smudge Eats team has travelled high and low to find the best wineries in the region, each offering an extraordinary overall experience that shouldn’t go unnoticed.

If you’ve found a favourite that we’ve missed, send us an email on smudge@smudgepub.com.au.