WHAT’S ON IN THE HUNTER VALLEY

The Hunter Valley is not just about food and wine. Treat yourself to a day at the wonderful Hunter Valley Gardens or visit the many galleries and speciality shops in the area. For all those foodies out there you will find a great choice of places specialising in olives, olive oil, chocolate, cheese, lollies and even some great breweries. For those adrenalin seekers why not take a plane, helicopter or a hot air balloon ride? There is horse riding for the horse lovers; the cyclists can hire bicycles and take their own tour around the wineries; and for the experienced or beginner golfers, the Hunter has four amazing golf courses to enjoy. We haven’t forgotten about the kids – take them to the Hunter Valley Zoo or for a fun game of aqua golf.

If you are visiting the Hunter Valley to play our magnificent golf courses, why not also enjoy a hot air ballooning experience, or maybe a spectacular helicopter ride over the vineyards, or perhaps visit our fabulous cellar doors, breweries, and award-winning restaurants and cafes. Hunter Valley Holiday Homes will make your visit one you will never forget!

WINE MACHINE

Saturday, MARCH 14TH, 2020 – Sunday
Location:  Roche Estate, Pokolbin
Wine Machine is returning in 2020 to the Hunter Valley with our biggest year yet! Saturday 14 March 2020 at Roche Estate. The massive and proudly all-Australian wineup for the 2020 national tour has been announced and showcases some of the biggest names in electronic music along with the next crop of incredible Australian talent on offer.  FEAT. THE JUNGLE GIANTS, THE NAKED & FAMOUS, HOT DUB TIME MACHINE, REGARD, BAG RAIDERS LIVE, YOUNG FRANCO, ALICE IVY, DON WEST + MORE!

Big 80s Party

Saturday, May 2nd, 2020 

Location:  Hope Estate, Pokolbin

Jump in your time machine and join us among the vines at the picturesque Hope Estate Winery, Hunter Valley for a MASSIVE 80’s EXTRAVAGANZA! Soak up the Autumn sunshine and dance the day away with Australia’s best retro DJ’s and LIVE 5 piece, “THE BAD 80’S BAND” covering all your fave 80’s Anthems. Then sing-a-long to the BIGGEST 80’s MASS-KARAOKE party for a totally awesome nostalgic journey through the decade.DRESS CODE: 80’s dress code is vital to fit in with the immersive nature of this event 🙂

Lovedale Long Lunch

Saturday and Sunday, May 16th &17th, 2020 

Location:  Various Lovedale

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, 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.

ROD STEWART

Saturday, October 24th, 2020 – Sunday, January 12, 2020
Location:  Roche Estate, Pokolbin
Sir Rod Stewart is coming to the Hunter Valley this October to celebrate the 50 year anniversary year of his stellar career. The legendary singer-songwriter is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, with more than 250 million records sold worldwide during a stellar career that includes nine #1 albums and 26 Top 10 singles in the UK. Plus, 17 Top 10 albums and 16 Top 10 singles in the US.

Jazz in the Vines (Kate Cebrano)

Saturday, October 30th, 2020 
Location:  Hope Estate, Pokolbin
Jazz is back in the Hunter Valley! Hope Estate is proud to announce Jazz in the Vineyards, with Kate Ceberano and band, John Morrison’s Swing City Band featuring Jacki Cooper, The Aston Martinis and The Djangologists.

JAMES BLUNT & JASON MRAZ

Saturday, November 21, 2020 
Location:  Bimbadgen Estate, Pokolbin
A Day on the Green is excited to announce the return of multi-Platinum British singer songwriter JAMES BLUNT, who makes his highly anticipated return to Australia in November 2020. Joining JAMES BLUNT at all his Australian shows will be special guest JASON MRAZ, who returns to Australia for the first time in six years.

Simple Minds

Saturday, December 5, 2020 
Location:  Bimbadgen Estate, Pokolbin
Iconic Scottish band SIMPLE MINDS will be returning to Australia and New Zealand in Nov/Dec 2020 for their 40 Years of Hits Tour 2020, performing at a day on the green wineries as well as indoor shows. They will be joined by very special guests, UK electronic pioneers ORCHESTRAL MANOEUVRES IN THE DARK, their first Australian tour since 1987. The a day on the green concerts will also feature Aussie chart-toppers EUROGLIDERS.