Hunter Valley winery accommodation: Heartfelt of Aussie hospitality

Wine Paths has sought out some of the best winery accommodation Hunter Valley has on offer so you can sip its flagship Semillon, Shiraz and Chardonnay knowing you have a great place to lay your head at the end of the day.

Whether you want to simply taste some of Hunter Valley’s most iconic Semillon, dine at award-winning restaurants or explore this valley rich in heritage, you are sure to be greeted with heartfelt hospitality at any Hunter Valley winery accommodation.

Hunter Valley is within easy striking distance of Sydney in New South Wales and was one of the first regions of Australia to be planted in the early 19th century, meaning that there are not only modern vineyards and wines to be discovered but also plenty of history. Some of the first Shiraz, the country’s national red grape, planted in Australia by Australia and New Zealand’s viticultural ‘godfather’ James Busby can be found in the Hunter Valley and many of Australia’s oldest Shiraz vines are descendants of these, meaning Hunter Valley is home to some of the oldest rooted Shiraz in the world, with some vines over 120 years’ old.

From exploring Hunter Valley’s subregions of Upper Hunter Valley, Broke Fordwich and Pokolbin, and discovering their subtle nuances and secrets, to delving into the area’s penal colony and mining past, Wine Path’s hand-selected Hunter Valley winery accommodation provides the perfect base to experience the region.

Relax at the best Hunter Valley winery accommodation

Pokolbin, the hub of the Valley, with its numerous wineries, both large multi-national and small family-run, modern boutique or long-established names is the ideal base from which to uncover the secrets of Hunter Valley wines. Here you’ll find the highest concentration of wineries, restaurants, things to do and some of Australia’s oldest Shiraz plantings. Pokolbin is not only famous for its Shiraz, but it was also where some of Australia’s first Chardonnay, its other flagship variety, was made in the late 1960s. And, as we know, the style caught on and spread throughout Australia, gaining huge popularity.

Off-the-beaten track Mount View with its idyllic terraced vineyards, charming B&Bs and tasting rooms also affords breath-taking view of the valley if you venture up to the Bimbadeen and Mount Bright lookouts.

Let yourself be transported to bygone times in the quaint village of Wollombi. Discover its colonial architecture and set off on the North Road Convict Trail. If you visit in November, you could also wonder at the Sculpture in Vineyards festival.

Lovedale, a neighbourhood east of Pokolbin with winding country lanes, also offers plenty of eclectic places to stay as well as cellar doors and eateries in which to while away your time.

Broke Fordwich also makes for a relaxing retreat. Nestled in the Brokenback Range foothills, its rustic charm, boutique and biodynamic vineyards, olive groves and cosy accommodation ensure that if you choose to book your Hunter Valley winery accommodation here, you’re guaranteed a peaceful place from which to explore.

With so much accommodation to choose from in the valley, it can be overwhelming to decide where to base yourself to uncover Hunter Valley’s treasure. To help you in this, Wine Paths has selected some of the most exclusive, luxury Hunter Valley winery accommodation and our local experts can help you decide where to stay as you explore.

Thanks to our close partnerships with Hunter Valley’s leading travel agencies and wineries, we have selected some of the best winery accommodation Hunter Valley has on offer to make your experience an unforgettable one. Let our selections inspire you to take a trip to this most historic of wine regions and discover its heritage and its iconic wines.

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