Lovedale Hunter Valley is a paradise for wine lovers. There are pleasant little eateries where cuisine complements excellent local wines, boutique wineries where the winemaker will personally introduce you to the delights of each vintage and many other distractions all located nearby in tranquil surroundings. For those afflicted by golf the nearby golf courses – club, resort and championship – await you.
Every May on the 3rd weekend, the area hosts the renowned Lovedale Long Lunch – a festival of wine, food, music and art at Lovedale wineries.
Whether you are looking for a quiet spot for two or a place to relax with a group of friends think of Lovedale as your own private vineyard and enjoy a delicious voyage of discovery.
LOVEDALE RESTAURANTS & CAFÉS
Leaves and Fishes – Lovedale Road
Wandin Restaurant, cnr Wilderness & Lovedale Roads
Binnorie Dairy Café, Lovedale Road
Amandas on the Edge Restaurant – Wine Country Drive
Red Salt Restauarant @ Crowne Plaza
Majors Lane Restaurant – Majors Lane
Emersons @ Adina – Lovedale Road
Tatler Tapas – Lovedale Road
The Deck Café @ Gartelmann Wines – Lovedale Road
If you don’t want to go out, there are a lot of options. The vineyard area is blessed with delis stocking great cheeses and smallgoods that you can bring back to the Villa and enjoy on the deck. At the Lovedale Smokehouse Gourmet Pantry (64 Majors Lane – just off Lovedale Road) there is an amazing array of smoked smallgoods (fish, shellfish, meats, game, poultry – you name it) as well as patés, terrines and cheeses. Charcuterie platters available. At the Binnorie Dairy & Café (southern end of Lovedale Road) they specialise in soft cheeses: try the sensational Duetto. In Pokolbin, go to the Smelly Cheese Shop (in Roche Estate) for an amazing selection of local and imported cheese. A few kilometres further at the Two Fat Blokes Kitchen & Deli (266 De Beyers Road) you can get picnic hampers and dinner packs – the hardest part is choosing the wine to go with them!
Our “old friend” Ros Baldwin from Mojos Picnic Company @ Home has a range of pre-prepared meals that can be “home-delivered” to your accommodation. Contact Ros for details on 0432 803 559 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
LOVEDALE WINERIES & VINEYARDS
Allandale Winery – Lovedale Road
Capercaillie Winery – Lovedale Road
Wandin Valley Estate Winery – Wilderness Road
Saltire – Wilderness Road
Gartelmann Wines – Lovedale Road
Tatler Wines – Lovedale Road
Domaine de Binet – Lovedale Road
Emma’s Cottage Vineyard – Wilderness Road
Sandalyn Wilderness Estate – Wilderness Road
Adina Cellar Door – Lovedale Road
HUNTER VALLEY GOLF COURSES
Crowne Plaza Golf Course
Cypress Lakes Golf Course
The Vintage Golf Course
The Oaks Golf & Country Club
OTHER ACTIVITIES & ATTRACTIONS
Adina Olive Centre & Olive Mill
Emma’s Cottage Gallery
Wine Country Ballooning
Hunter Valley Horse Riding Adventures
Hunter Valley Cycling
Hunter Valley Trikes