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

Claremont Cottage

Claremont Cottage is a four bedroom cottage offering guests the quintessential vineyard stay in the heart of Hunter Valley Wine Country. Located in Lovedale, the cottage is situated to the rear of Claremont House and adjacent to the on-site cellar…

Lillians on Lovedale

Lillians on Lovedale is an elegant country house offering Hunter Valley self-contained accommodation on 25 acres. The house is open and spacious with a modern kitchen, two bedrooms and two bathrooms, furnished in a fresh, simple country style. Wide verandahs…

Crowne Plaza

Indulge in the world famous Hunter Valley wine region and discover a haven of picturesque vineyards and abundant wildlife. Ideally located in the heart of the Hunter Valley, just over two hours north of Sydney, Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley offers…

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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!

Lovedale Hunter Valley

Wineries to Visit

Emma’s Cottage Vineyard

Established in 1989, Emma’s Cottage Vineyard is a family owned boutique vineyards in the Hunter Valley. The wines are produced using premium handpicked grapes from 2 ½ hectares of vines, nurtured at every step from soil to cellar door. Emma’s…

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…

Adina Vineyard

Adina Vineyard. Visit this Lovedale cellar door for wine and olive product tastings. The Hunter Valley is famous for Semillon and Shiraz wines; at Adina there is much more. Come on in and taste the more contemporary wine varieties of Pinot…

Tatler Wines

Owned and operated by the Isakidis family for over a decade, 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…

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….

Adina Vineyard

Adina Vineyard accommodation is equipped with all the comforts of home and is affordable; it is family-friendly and suitable for couples or groups. Facilities include wifi, gas-log fires for winter warmth, reverse cycled air conditioning, a pool, laundry, and a…

St Clement’s Estate

St Clements of Red Hill is a relatively new vineyard located in one of the worlds best wine producing areas, the Hunter Valley. The first wine from the estate to be bottled was a Semillion which was bottled in May…

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What's On

Stomp! 2020

Take a fun, educational look at the life of a Winemaker during Vintage. Help us squish, measure, stomp and finish with a feast. Your day will include: measuring grape ripeness sampling our 2020 juices & ferments blending & tasting training…

Lovedale Long Lunch 2020

The Lovedale Long Lunch is a progressive-style lunch inviting guests to experience what Lovedale has to offer as a part of the beautiful Hunter Valley. Always on the third weekend of May, food and wine lovers from all over gear…

Learn to Make Your Own Cocktails with Crowne Plaza’s Mixology Classes

Ever wanted to wow your dinner guests with the perfectly mixed cocktail? Or maybe just to have the skills to be able to create your own favourite on a Friday night? Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley is giving you the chance…

Places to Eat

Emerson’s

Emerson’s Restaurant offers intimate contemporary modern Australian cuisine. There is also the option of the very popular eight course degustation menu Thursday to Sunday nights and relaxed breakfasts on Saturdays and Sundays. This Lovedale restaurant is committed to producing elegant dishes…

Wandin Kitchen

Enjoy the fantastic menu in a relaxed casual setting; the new ‘divvy dish’ style of dining offers local favourites & American influenced cuisine. The perfect location to indulge in an array of share plates whilst overlooking the vines from the…

Redsalt

Redsalt is Crowne Plaza 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…

Lovedale Smokehouse

Relax in Lovedale Smokehouse Café’s covered courtyard featuring vineyard views and splashing fountains or in their air-conditioned dining room with a craft beer, cider, Hunter Valley wine, coffee or smoke themed cocktail. The menu showcases their range of house-made smoked…

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