Hunter Valley Wine Region

The Hunter Valley is one of Australia's most well respected, known and historically important wine regions. The Hunter Valley has fertile river flats and rich, gently rolling hills and is fed by the Goulburn, Hunter, Paterson and Williams rivers. The wine region jumps between two seasons - hot and humid in summer and cool in winter.

William Kelman is credited with being the first to plant vines in the Hunter. Kelman was the brother in law to James Busby the man thought to be the first to bring wine growing to Australia in the early 1800s.

Many great and internationally acclaimed wines makers have come from this region. Most distinctive to the Hunter are styles of Chardonnay, Semillon and Shiraz. Other celebrated varieties from this region are Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc.

The wine region is also a bustling tourist hub with must interest shown in the year round Festivals such as the Hunter Valley Harvest Festival and Jazz in the Vines. Hunter Valley Wineries & Vineyads and Hunter Valley Accommodation.

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