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

Midnight’s Promise

Designed for small groups who want luxury, spaciousness and seclusion, beautiful Midnight’s Promise Estate has everything you need for your wine country retreat in Lovedale. Located in the foothills of Lovedale, Midnight’s Promise Estate offers luxury self-contained accommodation set in…

Rydges Resort Hunter Valley

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, Rydges Resort Hunter Valley offers…

Emma’s Cottage Vineyard

Emma’s Cottage Vineyard in the Hunter Valley offers four individual, self-contained quality cottages set in beautiful gardens. The cottages are surrounded by vineyards and have views to the Brokenback Range. You can stay as a couple, a small group or…

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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

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…

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…

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…

Wandin

Visit this highly regarded Hunter Valley cellar door for a comprehensive tasting of a wide range of wines. The cellar door is housed in the original Wandin winery still complete with gangways and plumbing. The friendly and knowledgeable cellar door…

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…

Stomp! Wines

Stomp! Wines is a family owned and operated boutique wine company. At Stomp! Wines, they stomp to the sound of a different drum. Their two stunning contemporary brands, stomp! and Pssst ‘n’ Broke, say it all – relaxed, casual, maybe…

Midnight’s Promise

Designed for small groups who want luxury, spaciousness and seclusion, beautiful Midnight’s Promise Estate has everything you need for your wine country retreat in Lovedale. Located in the foothills of Lovedale, Midnight’s Promise Estate offers luxury self-contained accommodation set in…

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

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…

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…

Lovedale Smokehouse Café

Lovedale Smokehouse is an owner-operated, small batch, artisan smokehouse specialising in both charcuterie and Low ‘n Slow barbecue. Lovedale Smokehouse is located on a picturesque 100 acre vineyard and boast friendly, country hospitality, generous portions, great prices and a casual…

Jimmy Joans

Jimmy Joans, a place to eat, drink, relax and celebrate! Serving coffee and a light breakfast until 11am with cocktails, beer on tap and a substantial all day dining menu from 11am – 8.30pm, no need to make a reservation….

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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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