It's not hard to spend all day eating great food and sampling different wines in the gorgeous Hunter Valley, most of us have spent a day or weekend hapharzardly zig zagging between wineries, little shops selling locally produced delicacies, restaurants and everything we find in between. And it is loads of fun. But if you want to take your Hunter Valley adventures up a notch, Calais Estate Winery have a unique a series of Long Lunches planned throughout the year.
Your adventure begins with a glass of sparkling wine and canapes followed by a tour of the inner workings of this boutique winery. You will also get to meet the family behind the brand for some expert insight into what goes into making a great wine. Afterwards, you are treated to a 5 course degustation menu at the renowned Verandah Restaurant where you will also get to sample the Estates extensive boutique wine list.
The Winery Long Lunch is held monthly (With the exception of June when they will be held weekly) and places are strictly limited to keep the event intimate. Duration is 4 hours (11am - 3pm) and tickets are $159pp (or $139pp for Calais Wine Club members). Upcoming dates for 2018 are as follows :
2nd June / 23rd June / 30th June / 28th July / 25th August / 15th September / 20th October / 10th November / 1st December
Bookings are essential and you can read more about this experience or book your spot here.