Grape Escape Concert - Hope Estate
3:30 PM15:30

Grape Escape Concert - Hope Estate

Time to Escape on!

Get ready for a stellar line up of some of Australia’s greatest and best loved bands as they prepare to rock the Hunter Valley!  This show promises to deliver all your favourite Australian superstar rock acts on the one stage, as Hope Estate proudly presents The Grape Escape.  Music, food and wine – they go hand-in-hand and there are few things more pleasurable than experiencing them all at once.  The Grape Escape will be a super filled afternoon with some of Australia’s most well-loved bands gracing the stage:  Hoodoo Gurus, You Am I, Ratcat, Steve Kilbey of The Church, GANGgajang, The Allniters & The Kids.

View Event →
Barry Gibb - In the Now concert Hope Estate
4:30 PM16:30

Barry Gibb - In the Now concert Hope Estate

Barry Gibb – “In The Now”

Sat 8th April @ Hope Estate | Hunter Valley

The In The Now Tour will showcase a generous selection of Bee Gees songs, global hits that resonate so strongly with local audiences to this day. Blending perfectly alongside solo material from Barry’s brand new studio album, In The Now, it is a live set to satisfy even the most ardent fan. ‘In The Now’ (out now through Sony Music Australia) is only the second solo release of Gibb’s career and his first album of all new material since the Bee Gees’ final studio album in 2001.

The shows will feature the same outstanding band that impressed audiences on the Mythology Tour in 2013, including Barry’s son Stephen on guitar – this is a concert event not to be missed!

Tickets will go on sale at 2pm Monday, October 17.

To ensure you can enjoy this spectacular night book your package today. Limited Hope Estate packages (including tickets) are on sale now!  These packages are limited for this spectacular one-night event in the Hunter.

View Event →
2:00 PM14:00

Cyndi Lauper and Blonde - Day on the Green Bimbadgen Estate

Blondie and Cyndi Lauper have made their fans very happy with the announcement of a joint tour together next April!

They're two of music's biggest names and next April, Blondie and Cyndi Lauper will come together with a joint tour for arena shows in Sydney and Melbourne as well a day on the green winery shows!

Both artists are extremely excited to tour Australia together with Cyndi saying:

“Blondie were the true trailblazers of the New York City new wave and punk scenes. As a young artist, they had such a big impact on me.  I just thought that Debbie was so cool.  She is still a hero of mine.  I’m so excited to do this tour of Australia with them.  We are going to have a blast!”

Debbie Harry, the lead singer of Blondie, added:

“You can't miss this show. The bitches are coming back to make it happen in Australia just like they do it everywhere.  All the songs and music you want to hear from us and much much more.... We're looking to have the best tour in OZ ever!”

Both have enjoyed great success in Australia with the two women thought to be the most important and influential women in rock'n'roll.

Blondie are also set to release a new album to be released in March 2017 ahead of the tour!

View Event →
Red Hot Summer Tour - Roche Estate Pokolbin
10:00 AM10:00

Red Hot Summer Tour - Roche Estate Pokolbin

For almost a decade the RED HOT SUMMER TOUR has been smashing records across regional Australia, bringing some of the biggest Aussie Rock headliners to Victoria, New South Wales, Tasmania, Queensland and South Australia. After a swag of sell-out shows throughout the summer of 2016, the iconic festival tour is back in 2017 with another stellar bill featuring the legendary ICEHOUSE, James Reyne, Daryl Braithwaite, Shannon Noll, Dragon and Pseudo Echo.

RED HOT SUMMER TOUR promoter Duane McDonald says the 2017 touring festival will continue to promote some of the best Australian music on the scene today. “We have been proud to present some legendary artists on the line-ups for the RED HOT SUMMER TOUR over the years,” he says. “This year we are proud to bring the mighty ICEHOUSE to the line-up for the very first time, as well as welcoming back some artists who have made the festival unforgettable over the years. The 2017 will rock the socks off of music fans.”

The RED HOT SUMMER TOUR always sells out well in advance, and year after year it has been proven to be one of the best value for money concert experiences in Australia. Music fans are recommended to get in early to secure their tickets so they don’t miss out on one of the biggest line-ups of Australian music royalty to share the same stage.

Tickets are on sale at 9am on Monday 29th August 2016.

Saturday 25th March 2017
Roche Estate, POKOLBIN NSW
Ticketmaster 136 100 |
ICEHOUSE, James Reyne, Daryl Braithwaite, Shannon Noll, Dragon & Pseudo Echo

View Event →
Suzie Quatro - Australian Tour Hope Estate Feb 2017
2:00 PM14:00

Suzie Quatro - Australian Tour Hope Estate Feb 2017

With a career now spanning over 50 years of performing, it’s “one more time for Suzi” as she returns in February 2017 for a national tour starting on the Gold Coast on February 3 2017 and finishing in Darwin on March 4. Tickets go on sale early October.

“Well… what can I say… eh! Australia. You’re in my bones, you’re in my blood, I was born to entertain, I had to come back – I missed you too much,” Suzi said on the announcement of the tour.

With 31 Australian tours under her belt, for this tour, Suzi will bring Andy Scott from THE SWEET on guitar and vocals and Don Powell from SLADE on drums. They will perform as “QSP” for the opening act. The trio have recorded an album “QSP” which will be released in January. Suzi will have an eight-piece band, performing the hit programme for the second half of the show, in her leather jumpsuit of course.

Born in Detroit Michigan, Suzi was raised in a musical family who all played various instruments. Suzi made her stage debut, playing bongos in her father’s Jazz band, The Quatro Trio. From an early age, she studied classical piano and percussion and at the age of 14 began an all-girl band with her sister Patti calling themselves The Pleasure Seekers. Suzi was ‘told’ she would be playing bass guitar which was as tall as she was and also became the lead singer. In 1969 they changed their name to Cradle and it was this band that caught the attention of famed record producer Mickie Most who offered her a solo contract as a singer/songwriter/musician.

She went to the UK in 1971 to begin her journey to fame. Suzi began working with the now legendary songwriters Chinn and Chapman. Chapman also produced Suzi, which resulted with her first magic hit “Can The Can” which went to #1 around the world, and sold over 2.5 million copies. In the past four years the original video has nearly 6 million hits.

Between 1973 and 1980 Suzi Quatro featured in the British charts for 101 weeks and to date sold over 55 million records including hits, “48 Crash”, “Too Big”, “Devil Gate Drive”, “Daytona Demon”, “The Wild One”, “She’s In Love With You”, “Rock Hard” and her duet with Chris Norman, “Stumblin’ In”.

In 1977 Suzi then spread her wings and headed for the small screen playing Fonzie’s good friend, Leather Tuscadero in Happy Days. She continued to act in other television series including Minder, Dempsey and Makepeace, Absolutely Fabulous and Midsomer Murders. In 1986 Suzi made her West End debut playing the lead of Annie Oakley in Irving Berlin’s Annie Get Your Gun receiving critical acclaim. In 1991 Suzi wrote and starred in the title role in a musical about the life of actress Tallulah Bankhead entitled Tallulah Who?

Recently, Suzi presented her one-woman show Unzipped both in the West End and on BBC Radio 2 as a two-hour Christmas special performed live at the BBC Radio Theatre in London. Suzi has had her own radio show on this station since 1999 and has recently published her first poetry book released worldwide titled “Through My Eyes”.

Suzi was one of the first rock and roll acts to tour to Russia where she performed to 500,000 people in six weeks in 1989.

The tour is presented by Duet Productions and Sony Music Entertainment Australia. Denis Handlin AM, Chairman & CEO Sony Music Entertainment Australia & New Zealand and President of Asia said, “I have always been a big fan of Suzi’s amazing career and we are delighted to partner with Duet Productions for Suzi’s forthcoming Australian tour, “Leather Forever”. It will be great to see her perform in Australia again. We are also excited to be releasing Suzi’s new album “QSP” with legendary performers Andy Scott (The Sweet) and Don Powell (Slade) and we are really looking forward to them performing on the tour with Suzi”.

LEATHER FOREVER ENCORE TOUR – don’t miss these shows!
2017 Tour Dates

View Event →
to Feb 19

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band - Hope Estate 18th February 2017

Bruce Springsteen is returning to

Hope Estate in the Summer of ’17!

Frontier Touring have officially announced that Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band are performing in the Hope Estate Vineyard, accompanied by Special Guests Jet and Diesel for one night only.

Last on our shores in 2014 for a sold out run of shows, the summer of 2017 will see Bruce and his legendary band undertake one of their biggest tours to date, with special guests Diesel and Jet, who have reformed for this tour and will be gracing the stage before Bruce Springsteen.

Music, food and wine – they go hand-in-hand and there are few things more pleasurable than experiencing them all at once.

Hope Estate, considered one of Australia’s premier winery concert destinations, continues to bring together the finest musical talents as well as delivering quality live music and sound experience. They have staged some of the best live shows in Australia and recently were announced as winners of the “Mo Awards: Venue of the Year – providing the best facilities overall for performers and the presentation of shows.

To ensure you can enjoy this spectacular night book your package today. Limited Hope Estate packages (including a premium ticket) are on sale from TODAY 13TH September. These packages are limited for this spectacular one-night event in the Hunter.

Sat 18 February Hunter Valley | Hope Estate

Bruce Springsteen, E Street Band, Diesel and Jet
View Event →
James Taylor Hope Estate Sunday 12th February 2017
2:00 PM14:00

James Taylor Hope Estate Sunday 12th February 2017

Iconic singer-songwriter James Taylor is returning to Australia for the first time in seven years and will perform at the Hunter Valley’s Hope Estate in February, 2017.

During his 50-year career Taylor’s music has embodied the art of songwriting in its most personal and universal forms, and continues to resonate with people all over the world.

His warm baritone is among the most recognised voices in popular music.

Taylor’s most-loved songs include Fire and RainCountry Road,Something in the Way She Moves, Sweet Baby James and Carolina In My Mind. In 1971 he scored his first number one single with You’ve Got a Friend, written by long-time friend Carole King. It earned him his first Grammy Award for Best Pop Male Vocal.

View Event →
Day on the Green Bimbadgen Estate - Rodriguez return of the Sugar Man.
3:30 PM15:30

Day on the Green Bimbadgen Estate - Rodriguez return of the Sugar Man.


Rodriguez Australian Tour. The legendary guitarist and songwriter Rodriguez ‘Sugar Man’ is coming back to Australia this November, with special guest Archie Roach, who will be joining him at all concerts except Perth. A self-taught guitarist, Rodriguez is outspoken about his fondness for playing to Australian audiences and first toured Australia in the late 70s, returning in 1981 when Midnight Oil joined him for some shows. Buy your tickets and book your accommodation now at Elfin Hill. Concert bus stops at the gate for easy transport options.

View Event →
Opera in the Vineyards
4:00 PM16:00

Opera in the Vineyards

The wait is over – this October heralds the triumphant return of Opera in the Vineyards, Australia’s beloved annual celebration of food, wine and opera.

This year will see its debut at the stunning Roche Estate (formerly Tempus Two), located right in the heart of Pokolbin. The programme will include all the greatest hits of opera, by MozartDonizetti,Puccini and Verdi. Sure to touch the heart and stir the emotions!

More info including Programme here.

View Event →
Eat Drink Stay  -  Weekend Indulgnece at Elfin Hill
to Aug 7

Eat Drink Stay - Weekend Indulgnece at Elfin Hill

Come and join us for our very first special Food and Wine Indulgence weekend experience!

Partnering with renowned local chef, Matt Dillow, and Jessica McLeish of boutique winemakers, McLeish Estate, we are offering a rare opportunity to Eat, Drink, and Stay, right here on the Elfin Hill property. 

This exclusive weekend package will include a 2-night stay, breakfast each morning, and a very special fine dining experience on Saturday Night. After sparkling wine and canapes on arrival, you will enjoy a beautiful five-course, seasonally inspired degustation menu, with perfectly paired McLeish Reserve label wines. Matt and Jessica will present each course, offering insights and discussion to further enhance your food and wine experience.

Our cozy pavilion will be transformed into an intimate restaurant for the occasion. Relax after dinner in front of the fire, and when the evening draws to a close, your room at Elfin Hill is just steps away -- no driving required!

$795 for a 2 night weekend stay (Fri/Sat or Sat/Sun) for 2 guests

Two nights' accommodation (Fri/Sat or Sat/Sun), twin-share in a queen studio room*, including generous continental breakfast, and dinner Saturday night commencing at 7pm.

* Additional supplement applies for accommodation in the Loft Villa apartment.

This deal is only available when booked directly through Elfin Hill. So give us a call on +61 2 4998 7543 to book or e-mail us at


View Event →
Hunter Valley Wine Festival
11:00 AM11:00

Hunter Valley Wine Festival

The fourth Hunter Valley Wine Festival will take place on the 4th of June 2016, within the grounds of the picturesque Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley. A Schwartz Family Company initiative, this community event will be one to remember. With an extensive array of wine, food, beer and cider on offer, festival goers will be spoilt for choice as is always the case with a true Hunter Valley Experience.

With family friendly activities, light entertainment throughout the day and so many taste sensations to choose from everyone is well catered for and more than welcome…we hope to see you there!

View Event →
Lovedale Arts Festival Hunter Valley
to Jun 30

Lovedale Arts Festival Hunter Valley


The inaugural Lovedale Art Trail was held in June 2015 as part of the Hunter Valley Wine and Food Month.

In 2016, it will expand into a number of exciting new areas in the arts.

About the Arts Festival

The Lovedale Arts Festival showcases a diverse range of art, music and sculpture with food and wine.

Following its success in its first year, the Arts Trail will be an annual event for the region when visitors can enjoy the galleries, visit the studios, meet the makers to learn more about their work, and take the opportunity to purchase affordable art direct from the artists, while tasting the best of Lovedale wine and food.

2016 Participants


View Event →
Lovedale Long Lunch
to May 15

Lovedale Long Lunch

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 seven of Lovedale’s finest wineries and local entertainment for a weekend of foodie fun.

Gather a group of friends and enjoy a fun and relaxing weekend away at one of the Hunter Valley’s biggest food and wine event of the year.

View Event →
Cessnock STOMP Festival
9:00 PM21:00

Cessnock STOMP Festival

The Cessnock Stomp Festival is an event for all the family, offering a slightly quirky take on entertainment, lifestyle, fun, food & wine. Enjoy a feast of beautiful food and wine from the Hunter Region, an eclectic range of arts and crafts markets, many different offerings from local businesses, a Mad Hatter’s High Tea party, a meet the wine makers breakfast and a chance to meet the legends of the Hunter Valley Wine industry.

Held on Sunday April 17, the Festival’s expanded program will embrace the diverse skills of the Cessnock community - from wineries, restaurants and artisans to artists, historians and musicians. Kick back in country style for a day of revelry with fine local food, wine and music. The centerpiece of the Festival is the Great Cessnock Stomp in the main street of Cessnock where participants will celebrate the end of Vintage in the age-old traditional Join us for an unforgettable experience.

For more infor:

View Event →
Jimmy Barnes, Red Hot Summer Tour, Roche Estate
2:00 PM14:00

Jimmy Barnes, Red Hot Summer Tour, Roche Estate

As one of the hottest summer festivals on the calendar, the annual RED HOT SUMMER TOUR is once again bringing out an incredible line-up of the best talent in the Australian Music Industry. Now, for the first time ever, the acclaimed festival has announced a special Hunter Valley performance -- April 16, 2016 at Roche Estate.

The 2016 tour, traversing throughout Victoria, New South Wales, South Australia and Tasmania, features the proverbial who’s who of Oz rock royalty; Jimmy Barnes, Noiseworks, The Angels, Mark Seymour & The Undertow and The Badloves. Set to be the largest tour in the festival’s history, audiences can expect a day jam packed with classic hits with dates.


View Event →
Chris Isaak, Day on the Green, Bimbadgen Winery
2:00 PM14:00

Chris Isaak, Day on the Green, Bimbadgen Winery

Grammy-nominated Californian crooner Chris Isaak will be touring the country next April taking to the a day on the green stage at Bimbadgen on April 9th for the first time since 2006.  Isaak will be joined by special guests James Reyne, Richard Clapton and Thirsty Merc.

Isaak’s love affair with Australia is no secret; he is currently a judge on The X Factor Australia, boasts an unparalleled eleven ARIA top twenty albums across his 30-year career, and has sold upwards of a million albums in Australia alone.

Audiences will be treated to an inspired performance of tracks from First Comes The Night as well as long running hits like ‘Wicked Game’, ‘Forever Blue’, ‘Baby Did A Bad Bad Thing’ and ‘Somebody’s Crying’, all injected with Isaak’s sly sense of humour and raw charisma. 

Chris Isaak Event Flyer


View Event →
Minions Mayhem at Hunter Valley Gardens
to Apr 25

Minions Mayhem at Hunter Valley Gardens

Come visit the Hunter Valley Gardens these school holidays and see the fun, energetic, banana loving Minions, as they entertain you, your family and friends with their Musical Experience. You will also have a chance to meet and greet Kevin, Bob and Stuart and get infected with Minion Mayhem! 

See the schedule of Events here.

Minions is a trademark and copyright of Universal Studios. Licensed by Universal Studios Licensing LLC. All rights reserved.

View Event →
A Little Bit of Italy in Broke
to Apr 10

A Little Bit of Italy in Broke

  • A Little Bit of Italy in Broke (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

For our eleventh year, we’ve developed a new format with a weekend filled with events, experiences, cooking schools, master classes and demonstrations all featuring “A Little Bit of Italy.”

You’ll meet Hunter Valley growers, makers and chefs; sample premium wines with traditional Hunter Valley varietals, alongside Italian varietals; relax amongst the vines and olive groves enjoying Italian entertainment and games; and over indulge with wood-fired pizza, porchetta, antipasto, Italian cheeses, gelato and espresso.

We’re introducing an Italian Village Dinner, at Catherine Vale the vineyard where “A Little Bit of Italy in Broke” began; this will be Italian banquet prepared and cooked in front of your eyes by the team from The Cellar Restaurant, paired with local Italian wines and hosted by the local growers.

Ti invitiamo a goderti …. “A Little Bit of Italy in Broke”. We invite you to join us and enjoy “A Little Bit of Italy in Broke”.

View Event →
Crazy about Chrome Show 'N' Shine
9:00 AM09:00

Crazy about Chrome Show 'N' Shine

All motor vehicles are invited - cars, bikes, trucks - to the Crazy about Chrome Show 'N' Shine. This is not your ordinary car show. There is lots to do and see, with precision driving events, three leaf clover, reversing, and see saw.  Over 30 trophy categories, market stalls, food stalls, children's rides, and face painting. There will be trade exhibitors, VRA demos, and giveaways throughout the day. A scale model competition, rocker cover races, raffles, t-shirts and much more. 

The event is alcohol-free and is a charity fundraiser for the Mark Hughes Foundation, Father Chris Reilly's Youth off the Streets, and Cessnock Voluntary Rescue Squad.

Come and enjoy the Hunter Valley's hospitality!

Further information is available at the website:

View Event →
Easter Long Weekend at Hunter Valley Gardens
to Mar 28

Easter Long Weekend at Hunter Valley Gardens

Hunter Valley Gardens will be hosting a fantastic program of activities, entertainment and prizes over the Easter Long Weekend. During Easter Saturday and Sunday, join the Easter Bunny to search for lots of coloured eggs in our Giant Easter Egg Hunt. Every child will receive a gift of Easter chocolate at the completion of the hunt.



View Event →
3:00 PM15:00

Do You Have Your Tickets For Paul Kelly Yet?

Paul Kelly Is coming to Bimbadgen Wines, Hunter Valley in November. Book your tickets today and book your stay at Elfin Hill we still have a couple of vacancies, so get in quick!

With very special guest LUCINDA WILLIAMS
Kasey Chambers and introducing Marlon Williams

During his much-acclaimed, always-innovative career, we’ve come to expect Paul Kelly to push his musical boundaries.  And so it was with his most recent album and tour, Paul Kelly Presents The Merri Soul Sessions.

After sell-out shows nationally earlier this year - and rejoicing in the notion that you can never have too much of a good thang – Paul is reprising this hugely entertaining project for a  day on the green.

Such an exceptionable concert experience needs company of the highest order and that we have, with the tour’s very very special guest, the wonderful Lucinda Williams, returning to Australia for the first time since 2012.

Our own alt country queen Kasey Chambers joins the tour, as does the special talent that is Marlon Williams making this one of the “must-see” bills of the year.

In case you missed it the first time around, The Merri Soul Sessions is a unique concert experience with 10 musicians and performers led by Paul with lead vocalists Dan Sultan, Clairy Browne, Kira Puru, Vika Bull and Linda Bull joining for an electrifying soul revue.  All six vocalists perform songs from the album ‘Paul Kelly Presents The Merri Soul Sessions’ along with a dose of Paul Kelly hits.

The shows were described as “joyous” and “vibrant”, with the singers “having the time of their lives on stage”.  A five-minute film by Andy Doherty about the Merri Soul Sessions album and featuring live footage can be viewed here.

“I'm looking forward to singing again in beautiful places with all my Merri Soul pals as well as Lucinda, Kasey and Marlon,” Paul said.  “More women all up than men. Bring it on!”

This much-loved troubadour’s most recent honour was receiving the prestigious JC Williamson Award at the Helpmann Awards on July 27 recognising his ‘outstanding contribution" to the Australian performing arts industry.

a day on the green promoter Roundhouse Entertainment is thrilled to welcome Lucinda Williams to the winery stages.  Hailing from Louisiana, USA, this three time Grammy award-winning singer/songwriter has been maneuvering down a path all her own for more than three decades now, amassing an adoring fan base along the way.

Named “America’s best songwriter” by Time Magazine in 2002, she has released 11 acclaimed studio albums, from 1988’s breakthrough ‘Lucinda Williams’, to the landmark ‘Car Wheels On A Gravel Road’ in 1998 to last year’s double-album offering ‘Down Where the Spirit Meets The Bone’.

At 62 she is in the middle of the most prolific period of her career, as always refusing to rest on her laurels, continuing to push her creative boundaries.  The album received rave reviews in Australia being called “timeless, heartfelt and beautiful” (The Music), “having beauty and heart” (the SMH), while The Age said “there’s half a dozen bona fide classics (of the country soul sound) here but for Williams they seem effortless, such is her mastery of the form.” WatchLucinda videos here.

In great news for her fans, Lucinda will also be performing two shows of her own (presented by Frontier Touring) at Sydney’s Enmore Theatre on December 2 and Melbourne’s Forum Theatre on December 7.

Kasey Chambers, who has toured with Lucinda in the US and is one of her biggest fans, is delighted to be part of this very special tour.  Her seventh solo album ‘Bittersweet’ reaffirmed her reputation as one of our best story-tellers.  Working with guest musicians Bernard Fanning and ironically Paul Kelly’s nephew Dan Kelly (guitars), it won Album and Single of the Year (for ‘Bittersweet’) at the 2015 Tamworth Country Music Awards and Country Album of the Year at last year’s ARIA’s, amongst many other accolades.  The album was released in the US on July 28 and Kasey is currently there touring to support it.  Check out this great review from the Huffington Post here.

Marlon Williams is going somewhere good real fast.  This New Zealand born singer/songwriter who now calls Melbourne home, has attracted plenty of attention and for all the right reasons.  His self-titled debut album, released in April, showcases his amazing much-talked about voice, whilst his live shows have won rave reviews.  He’s been described as having “the voice of an angel” and as “the impossible love child of Elvis, Roy Orbison and Townes Van Zandt”. Watch the album’s current single Strange Things here.

From top to toe, this a day on the green tour offers music lovers something undeniably very special.  Miss it at your peril!

a day on the green concerts:
Paul Kelly Presents The Merri Soul Sessions with Dan Sultan, Vika & Linda Bull, Clairy Brown and Kira Puru  Special guest Lucinda Williams
Kasey Chambers, Marlon Williams

Saturday Nov 28        Bimbadgen Wines, Hunter Valley NSW
Sunday Nov 29          Sirromet Wines, Mt Cotton QLD
Sunday Dec 6            Rochford Wines, Yarra Valley VIC
Saturday Dec 12        Peter Lehmann Wines, Barossa Valley SA
Sunday Dec 13          Kings Park & Botanic Garden, Perth WA

All shows ticketmaster & 136 100

a day on the green is a fully licensed event, strictly no BYO alcohol.   Reserved seats and General Admission tickets (byo picnic rugs & deck chairs) are available.  BYO food or buy from the quality vendors on site. Full event info from 

a day on the green concerts are presented by Roundhouse Entertainment, AAMI, Sunsuper and The Music.

Lucinda Williams concerts:
Wednesday Dec 2            The Enmore Theatre, Sydney
ticketek  & 132 849

Monday Dec 7                     The Forum Theatre, Melbourne
ticketmaster & 136 100

For more information,



View Event →
to Jan 26

Christmas Light Spectacular at Hunter Valley Gardens

Come stay with us see the Hunter Valley Gardens Light Spectacular. You we special rates for those want to come and stay. Call us now on 02 4998 7543. You won't be disappointed.


Christmas Lights Spectacular
8th November 2015 – 26th January 2016
6.30pm – 10.00pm (Lights Display starts at 7.30pm)
Closed 25th December

The kids will love to see some favourites such as Cinderella’s Castle, Alice in Wonderland, the North Pole scene, sound and light displays, the Twelve Days of Christmas, the Nativity Scene, Waterfall and Sunken Garden displays, the Eiffel Tower and so much more!

Some of the new displays include:

  • the Fairy Garden
  • the Music Room with instruments and musical notes displays
  • Santa’s Plane that is 5 metres wide
  • Whale that is 3 metres long
  • Pink Unicorn
  • New and improved Candy Land

Entertainment, Food & Beverage Area: Open from 6:30pm – 10:00pm

Christmas Lights Display: Open from 7:30pm – 10:00pm
(Please note: Gardens will close at 4:00pm during Christmas Lights)

Roaming Entertainment: From 6:30pm – 9.30pm
Crowds will be entertained by roaming performers and carolers throughout the event.

Little Scallywagz: 7:00pm & 8:00pm
Back with a brand new show, the Little Scallywagz children’s music group includes 4 performers, 2 of which are life size characters called Cha-Cha and J-J. They will be on site every night of the Christmas Lights to entertain the kids with a fun, energetic and upbeat shows.

*Santa Photos: 6:30pm – 10:00pm
Will be onsite from 6th November, 8th November – 24th December and children can have their Santa photos taken by Jarrod and Carrie Photography in Santa’s Cave, or simply sit on Santa’s knee to put in their Christmas wish list.

Cost for photos:-

  1. Single group photo (best for small families or single child) up to 30 people. Between 3-6 different photos on a USB drive. $35
  2. Group photo and 3 individual photos. (Best for families who want a family photo plus individual shots of each child) 10-15 different photos on a USB drive. $45
  3. 4 group photos: essentially 4 package 1. (Best value and best for large extended families with multiple family groups) 15-20 photos a USB drive. $55

** Each additional group added to each package is an additional $5
***All packages come with ALL the photos on a 4gig USB drive.

Jumping Castle: 7:30pm – 10:00pm (weather permitting, user pay)

Fireworks: Opening 6th November at 9.00pm and New Year’s Eve 31st December at 9.00pm.

Trading HoursChristmas Lights
6.30pm – 10.00pm
8th November 2016 – 26th January 2016Evening displays start at 7.30pm. Gardens open from 9.00am – 4.00pm. This event will not open in adverse weather conditions. Closed 25th December. Admission charges apply. Program subject to change without notice. Check social media for updates.

View Event →
6:00 PM18:00

150th Anniversary Budburst Celebration


Date: Saturday 10 October 2015
Time: 6:00pm
Location: Audrey Wilkinson Cellar Door
Dress: Black tie
Price: $170
Tickets on sale NOW!

BUY ONLINE      EMAIL      PHONE:02 4993 3636 


Join us for an evening at our historic Cellar Door and watch the sun set over the vines as we toast the budburst on the 150th vintage at Audrey Wilkinson.

This intimate dinner will launch our 150th Anniversary celebrations, and will feature a gourmet 4-course meal prepared by Chef Brian Duncan, formerly of Sydney restaurants ‘Establishment’ and the three-hatted ‘Level 41’.

Chief Winemaker Jeff Byrne has matched wines to every course, and will guide guests through a tasting of young vs aged varieties. Finally, guests can wrap up the evening over a night-cap at the Fortifieds, Cheese, and Cigar Bar!

Space is limited to 60 guests, so be sure to act fast so you don't miss out!



On arrival
Audrey Wilkinson 2011 Blanc de Blanc

Freshly shucked Pacific oysters with lime and chilli dipping sauce
Quail saltimbocca with tomato, basil relish
Audrey Wilkinson 2005 Museum Reserve Semillon
Audrey Wilkinson 2015 “The Ridge” Reserve Semillon
James Halliday 97 Points 

Beetroot cured Atlantic salmon with blue swimmer crab, fennel
and horseradish
Audrey Wilkinson 2009 Reserve Chardonnay
Audrey Wilkinson 2013 “The Oakdale” Reserve Chardonnay
  James Halliday 94 Points

Duck liver foie gras terrine with poached quince
Audrey Wilkinson 2009 Tempranillo
Audrey Wilkinson 2014 Winemakers Selection Tempranillo
 James Halliday 95 Points 

Seared lamb rib-eye, confit eggplant, potato and wild mushroom cream, roasted grains
Audrey Wilkinson 2006 Museum Reserve Shiraz
Audrey Wilkinson 2013 “The Lake” Reserve Shiraz
 James Halliday 97 Points 

Valrohna chocolate tart with seasonal berries
Audrey Wilkinson Dessert Semillon
Night Cap
A selection of vintage fortified wines, premium local cheeses, and imported cigars

*menu correct at time of publication.

 For accommodation enquiries or shuttle bookings, contact

This is a strictly 18+ event.

View Event →
to Sep 23

Want To Stay With Us for Free?

Want to come stay with us for free?

We are giving away a free night in one of our beautifully renovated Studio Rooms on a night of your choice (pending availability) with a complimentary gourmet breakfast, bottle of Hunter Valley wine and a cheese platter. All you have to do is tell us why you want to stay, like our social media page and share the pic of our comp. So... ready....set...GO!

View Event →
Snow Time In The Garden
to Jul 12

Snow Time In The Garden

It's that time of year again! Winter is here and the cold has set in. Why not make the most of it and come visit us at Elfin Hill! Enjoy Snow Time In The Garden for a family stay that is cheaper than visiting the ski fields.

Call us on 02 4998 7543 and ask about our current 3 night specials including a complimentary bottle of wine for the parents to enjoy around the fire. We also have family 3 night specials available including tickets to Snow Time In The Garden.


Saturday 20 June – Sunday 12 July – 9.00am – 9.00pm


Snow Time in the Garden is on again for 3 super fun weeks including the coming Winter School Holidays. Bring along the whole family to Hunter Valley Gardens and enjoy a number of fabulous icy experiences in our Marquee Area and Arcade Alley Fun Zone over this fantastic event!


All of these listed activities are FREE after paid Garden entry, a great day out for the whole family!

Daily Activities

REAL ICE SKATING RINK – DAILY 9.30am – 9.00pm (last session 8.30pm)
Children and adults can enjoy zooming around to lights and music on our Real Ice Skating Rink which will be undercover in our Snow Time Marquee. This will be run in sessions of 20 minutes for up to 200 skaters starting from 9.30am every day and running through until 9.00pm. Ice skates, helmets and some Bobby Seals (skating frame) will be provided. Children under the age of 10 years must wear a helmet which will be provided.

REAL ICE TOBOGGAN – DAILY 10.00am – 9.00pm
Get your adrenalin pumping and rocket down on our 25 metre toboggan! Located inside the marquee and attached to the ice skating rink, this super fun ice slide has toboggans provided and is designed for both children and adults.

SNOW TIME PLAY AREA – DAILY 10.00am – 9.00pm
Kids can get creative and have the opportunity to play in the man-made snow, making their very own snowman or snow angel.

SNOW BALL CHALLENGE – DAILY 10.00am – 9.00pm
This volleyball style game will keep both children and adults entertained! Get your family and friends together for this exciting challenge game.

The kids can bounce around on our very own Storybook Jumping Castle and get into the spirit of Snow Time by getting their faces painted by our special Snow Time face painting fairy!

Other Activities – Specific Dates

Renowned International Ice Sculptor Kenji Ogawa specialises in large scale sculptures out of snow and ice. Kenji has carved frozen waterfalls, lakes and even icebergs around the world. Kenji produces traditional hand-made ice sculptures with a chainsaw and has done many large scale ice sculpting demonstrations on stage. Last year Kenji made some amazing sculptures during Snow Time including penguins, hawks dolphins and more. Come along to see what he will create this year!

Come and see these beautiful dogs and learn how to train and run dog teams with 2, 4 and 6 dogs per team. You will be shown harnessing, directional training using voice commands, the origins of racing in Australia and lots of other information shared. Visit for further details. Meet and greet the dogs, trainers and owners who have had experience in competing internationally in Norway and the USA.Saturday – 20 & 27 June, 4 & 11 July
Sunday – 21 & 28 June, 5 & 12 July

There will be demonstrations each date listed above at 10.00am, 11.30am, 2.00pm & 3.30pm

See the magic of snow and winter come to life roaming around the Gardens

Tasty Food Options

Bring your family and friends and enjoy one of our many selections of Winter warmers available throughout the day and night. This is located to the right as you come through our Garden Entry.

FROSTY’S FOOD COURT – DAILY 10.00am – 9.00pm
Treat you and your family to some of the tasty food and beverage options located outside in The Avenue. Some yummy options include, coffee, hot chocolate, warm nuts, gozleme, German sausage, pies, snow cones, fairy floss and much more.

View Event →
Spring Time Specials
to Dec 13

Spring Time Specials

Take advantage of the lovely spring time weather and book your stay with us today! There are so many things to see and do in Wine Country apart from all the well known cellar doors, fine dining restaurants and cafes. listed below are just a few of the things to do and events happening soon

  • Hunter Valley Gardens Ice Age 4 Live Show
  • Hunter Valley Gardens Rose Spectacular
  • Aqua Golf
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Helicopter Rides & Restaurant Transport
  •  Putt Putt Golf
  • Cooking Classes
  • Jazz in the Vines
  • Glass Blowing Classes
  • World Class Golf Courses
  • Sculpture in the Vines
  • Handmade Markets
  • Spring Cruizin' Classic Cars
  • Drive In
  • Golf, Golf & More Golf
  • Balloon Fiesta
  • Chesse
  • Chocolate
  • And did we mention Golf??

So see our flyer below and give us a call to book on 02 4998 7543

Springtime Specials

View Event →