The Hunter Valley Wine Festival originated from Jerry Schwartz, owner of the Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley, who was shocked to discover four years ago that there was no wine festival in the Hunter region. The Schwartz Family Company supports the local community and industry and is proud to celebrate the best of the Hunter region. The local Rural Fire Service will benefit from funds raised from the day's events. This will be a unique opportunity to taste the wine, beer and cider offerings, as well as gourmet food and live entertainment throughout the day in the one venue.
I have stayed at the Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley twice in the past and it is a superb resort atmosphere, with one of the best breakfasts around. Contact the Crowne Plaza for further accommodation details.
Tickets to the Hunter Valley Wine Festival include entry, complimentary tasting glass and 5 tasting tickets. Pre-sale tickets, through moshtix, are $20 an adult (plus booking fee of $3.10). If you gather a group of 6 friends, then the pre-sale ticket is $16.70 (6 for the price of 5, plus booking fee of $2.90). Pre-sale tickets can be bought up to Friday 3rd June. Tickets at the door will be $25. Children under 18 years are free and must be accompanied by an adult.
There are 57 exhibitors confirmed for the 2016 Festival, some of which are Bimbadgen, Gundog Estate, Sydney and Lovedale Brewery, Adina Vineyard, Kissofire, Tempus Two, Hungerford Hill Wines, Hunter Valley Cheese Company, James Estate, Brokenwood Wines, amongst others. This will be an event not to miss.