Pack your bags and prepare your appetite. The Hunter Valley Wine & Food Festival is back and with some definite palate pleasers in the month-long program, it’s time to start planning. Proudly brought to you by Wine Selectors, the 2021 Hunter Valley Wine & Food Festival is a celebration of the regions outstanding wines, diverse … Continue reading “THE HUNTER VALLEY’S MONTH-LONG WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL IS BACK ON THE TABLE”
Pack your bags and prepare your appetite. The Hunter Valley Wine & Food Festival is back and with some definite palate pleasers in the month-long program, it’s time to start planning.
Proudly brought to you by Wine Selectors, the 2021 Hunter Valley Wine & Food Festival is a celebration of the regions outstanding wines, diverse and abundant fresh local product and a nod to the clever and creative talent who make the wine stand out in the glass and the food on the plate.
Throughout June in a COVID-safe format, this years’ program is a mix of more than 30 daily and weekly tastings and experiences, alongside innovative and unique one-off events. The program showcases incredible gourmet lunches and winery dinners, wine making, blending and cellaring masterclasses, wine and food pairings, fireworks and bonfires and an array of experiences including hands-on cooking classes for adults and children, painting workshops, cocktail masterclass and outdoor picnics.
“We’re thrilled to be able to bring our signature festival to life again this year after a challenging 2020. Our reputation as a producer of award-winning wines and home to hatted restaurants is at an all time high, so we can’t wait to be able to offer consumers the opportunity to experience some of these great wine and food offerings first-hand.” Comments Christina Tulloch, President Hunter Valley Wine & Tourism Association.
The Hunter Valley not only produces world-class wines, it is also New South Wales’ most visited wine region. It has experienced strong visitor demand since COVID restrictions eased in June 2020, driving performance as a destination of choice against many market competitors. The region has welcomed more than 9.3 million visitors in the year ended September 2020.
“This year’s program is packed with great events and with so much interest in wine and food tourism post COVID we recommend people book all aspects of their visit early, including accommodation, wine tastings, events and experiences as well as restaurants. And if you’re looking to enrich your knowledge of our wine and to add an extra dimension to your stay, take yourself on one of our Wine and Food Trails each revealing subtle nuances in terms of wine characteristics and landscape. The festival provides the perfect opportunity to spend quality time with family and friends” suggests Amy Cooper, CEO Hunter Valley Wine & Tourism Association.
The full program, with something for all wine and food lovers, is now live .
Source: 16 News http://www.16news.com.au/index.php/2021/04/20/the-hunter-valleys-month-long-wine-food-festival-is-back-on-the-table/