Welcome to Lovedale
the Heart of the Hunter Valley

Discover Lovedale, the beautiful heart of the world famous Hunter Valley Wine Region. Centrally located right next to Pokolbin, Lovedale Hunter Valley offers a diverse range of accommodation, high quality yet boutique cellar doors, world-class restaurants and a fabulous selection of activities from golf and hot air ballooning to horse riding that allow you to experience the Hunter Valley in whichever way suits you.

Lovedale is renowned for the warmth and friendliness of the people and is home to the famous Lovedale Long Lunch.

Where to Stay

Englewood Ridge

Beautiful Englewood Ridge is a self-contained pet friendly home with 4 bedrooms. Surrounded by vineyards, this lovingly decorated Lovedale house is designed to take full advantage of the superb views of the Brokenback Ranges and its own  25 gently undulating…

Tonic Hotel

Tonic is a boutique hotel with a modern Australian design based on the style of an outback shed, with corrugated iron, steel, glass and aged timber. We added every luxury from Designer furniture, heated floors, good food and non –invasive…

Talga Estate

With stunning views to the Brokenback range, your beautiful self-contained unit on a 25 acre vineyard offers modern design and country charm in a truly picturesque environment. At Talga Estate, the bedrooms make the difference: each has a King-size latex…

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In Lovedale, you will find that the cellar doors and accommodation are smaller and boutique-styled, each with their own character. Smaller in nature, but still high in standards the local Lovedale business enable you to meet their owners and enjoy a more personalised experience.

Wanting to find you way? Lovedale, Hunter Valley is just 2 hours from Sydney and 45 minutes from Newcastle airport. Follow the signs to Lovedale via the Hunter Expressway, take the Lovedale Road exit straight onto the centre of Lovedale and the heart of Wine Country. We look forward to welcoming you!

Wineries to Visit

Allandale Winery

The Allandale team has produced hundreds of award winning wines. Allandale makes all of its wines on-site using state-of-the-art winemaking equipment. Allandale winemaker, Bill Sneddon, began his career in winemaking in 1983 at Allandale and became the Chief Winemaker in…

Binet Family Wines

Over 30 years in the making, Binet Family Wines in Lovedale, is the realisation of a young boy’s dream and is the family label of winemaker Daniel Binet. The range of wines made by Domaine de Binet include: Semillon, Semillon/…

Thirsty Palette

Thirsty Palette vineyard and cellar door was established approximately 40 years ago. Initally the vineyard was known as Frasers the vineyard, and was then renamed Warraroong. It became know for some excellent award winning wines under winemakers whose reputations now…

Tatler Wines

Owned and operated by the Isakidis family for over 25 years, Tatler is a boutique winery located in the heart of Lovedale. With the Brokenback Ranges as a backdrop, Tatler makes a picturesque location for both private and corporate events…

Saltire Estate

Chill out to lo-fi beats while you watch the kangaroos bounce by and enjoy your choice of tasting – we offer wine tasting, premium wine tasting and also wine paired with cheese or spirits! During your visit, discover our boutique…

Capercaillie Wines

Capercaillie Wines was established in the Hunter Valley by Alasdair Sutherland in late 1995 when he built a small, modern winery on an excellent 20 year old vineyard. Alasdair was a Scot, his heritage is reflected in the very name…

De Bortoli Hunter Valley

The De Bortoli winery in Lovedale is at the gateway to the Hunter on Wine Country Drive directly opposite Broke Road, Lovedale. The 34-hectare property includes an on site winery and barrel where the 100% estate grown fruit is processed….

Saltire Estate

Chill out to lo-fi beats while you watch the kangaroos bounce by and enjoy your choice of tasting – we offer wine tasting, premium wine tasting and also wine paired with cheese or spirits! During your visit, discover our boutique…

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Places to Eat

Lovedale Bar + Grill

For a casual meal in NSW Wine Country,  Lovedale Bar + Grill is Rydges Resort Hunter Valley’s popular and versatile dining space with wide appeal. Lovedale Bar + Grill is located on the ground floor by the pool and next…

Redsalt

Redsalt is Rydges Resort Hunter Valley’s signature restaurant. With a newly refreshed menu, Redsalt is famous for its premium grills served with the region’s freshest produce and an extensive list of wines sourced both locally and internationally. Our open kitchen…

The Deck Cafe

The Deck Cafe, located at Gartelmann Wines in Lovedale Hunter Valley, is a restaurant-style cafe serving delicious breakfasts and a Modern Australian Tapas style menu by lunch. It is open for breakfast and lunch 7 days a week. The cafe…

Binnorie Dairy

Set right in the middle of the Hunter Valley, Binnorie Dairy produces a range of cheeses with distinctive characters unavailable outside the region. One of the ways this is achieved is by using only locally sourced milk. “In the same…

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What's On

Pet Friendly Cellar Doors in Lovedale, Hunter Valley

The Hunter Valley is renowned for its exquisite wines and stunning landscapes, making it a popular destination for wine enthusiasts and tourists alike. If you’re planning a trip to Lovedale in the Hunter Valley and don’t want to leave your…

Lucky Duck Restaurant at Leaves & Fishes

Set on the water at Leaves & Fishes, Lucky Duck is the perfect place for a quick bite or to settle in for an afternoon. A new popup dining experience with the intention to be here for a good time…

Upcoming Events to Enjoy in the Hunter Valley

From music to wine, dining to fun for the whole family, the Hunter Valley is full of exciting events for you to enjoy our beautiful Lovedale. Always have an overview on what’s on in the Hunter Valley with information on…

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