Join Lisa McGuigan at the home of her wines Vamp Wine Rooms for a lavish Medieval Feast fit for Kings and Queens! Come dressed in your finest medieval attire and enjoy a delectable night of decadence. Now in its 3rd year, Lisa’s modern take on the traditional banquet will be her best yet! Indulge in a sumptuous 3-course feast courtesy of Jonathan Heath from Well-Seasoned Catering, fabulous wine personally selected by Lisa from her latest collections of Lisa McGuigan Wines, and an array of mythical and magical entertainment all hosted by the lady herself. Of course, a night a Lisas’ wouldn’t be complete without hitting the dance floor!
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Smoke in Broke Barbecue Festival is a weekend of low and slow barbecue (including an ABA Sanctioned Barbecue and SCA competition), wine, boutique wine, craft beer, market stalls, barbecue demos and products. This is the premier event to get your barbecue information and supplies.

Enjoy a weekend in the picturesque Broke Wine Region. The festival will be at McNamara Park on the June Long Weekend. Come out to support local businesses and raise funds for community groups.

Maitland has a growing reputation for its food scene including local produce, restaurants and chefs.

Come along Friday 17,  Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 May 2024.

The three day event features an array of stalls and activities featuring local, regional and organic produce.

The program include gourmet food and artisan markets, food trucks, pop up eateries, garden and cooking demonstrations, live music, kids activities and vibrant light installations.

In 2024 Lovedale Long Lunch will be celebrating their 30th Anniversary. You will be able to choose two from the six participating wineries to visit with your group. Spend more quality time enjoying each venue and less time traveling in between them.

The Lovedale Long Lunch is a progressive style lunch where food and wine lovers are invited to discover the wonders of Lovedale. Each May, a decadent line up of the Hunter Valley’s leading chefs team up with six of Lovedale’s finest wineries and local entertainment for a weekend of foodie fun.

Gather a group of friends, stay in Lovedale accommodation, build your itinerary, book a bus and enjoy a fun and relaxing weekend away at the Hunter Valley’s biggest food and wine event of the year.

Tour includes 4 nights’ accommodation at the beautiful Thistle Hill Guesthouse, a French Provincial boutique hotel on a working vineyard in the heart of Pokolbin. Beautiful gardens, sandstone firepit, swimming pools, gourmet kitchen and pavilion make this a fantastic base to explore the Hunter Valley from!

2023 Tour Dates

  • November 19-23, 2023

Cost reduced to $1900 per person – Usually $2,500 per person

Single Supplement waived! Usually $600

2024 Tour Dates

  • May 5th to the 9th
  • June 16th to the 20th
  • August 11th to the 15th (Fully Booked)
  • October 13th to the 17th
  • November 10th to the 14th

Cost

$2,500 per person – Single supplement $600

Our 4 night, 5 day tour includes:

  • Disgorge Methode Traditionelle Champagne
  • ‘Picnic in the Sky’ at privately owned Kawal Rock followed by spirits tasting
  • Edible walking tour and lunch at the Darkside Providore farm
  • Barrel, new release and just bottled wine tastings.
  • Private chocolate tasting
  • Rub shoulders with wine makers and locals alike at The Deck Cafe degustation dinner
  • Onsite, customised ‘Jac and Jones’ tasting
  • River Flat’s River Flats olive and handmade soaps experience
  • McCafferys wine tasting and blending
  • Lavender farm tour
  • Mozzarella making class
  • Italian cooking demonstration and dinner
  • Hands on Vigneron experience – grape harvesting, trimming or tying the vines – as seasonal experience!
  • Be a winemaker for a day – blend your own bottle of wine to take home
  • Charcuterie tasting at the hottest butchery in town!

Transfer options available from Sydney and Newcastle airports at additional cost.