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

The Boathouses at Leaves and Fishes

Set on a gorgeous lake, overlooking luscious lily pads in the beautiful Hunter Valley, The Boathouses at Leaves and Fishes is a haven for those who enjoy tranquillity and privacy. The perfect Hunter Valley accommodation for a private couples retreat,…

Blackwattle Luxury Retreats

Blackwattle Luxury Retreats offers two fabulous retreats set on 28 acres with a boutique vineyard. Designed to integrate with the surrounding natural landscape, the retreats are positioned to maximise the sensational outlook across the rolling hills to the Brokenback Ranges….

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…

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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…

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 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…

Saltire Estate

Saltire Estate was born in 2006 when land was acquired that was originally part of the much larger George Hunter Estate established by the Sydney restaurateur, Oliver Shaul in the 1970’s. Our Semillon, Chardonnay, Shiraz and Merlot vines are all…

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…

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…

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What's On

The Top Hunter Valley Wineries to Buy Wine Online

Looking to stock up that wine rack without venturing to the valley? Enjoy specials from the best Hunter Valley wineries delivered direct to your door. Midnight’s Promise Enjoy a taste of Midnight’s Promise at home with their “Survival 6-Pack” which…

Lovedale Long Lunch 2021

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…

Breakfast in the Hunter Valley, The Best Spots to Try

Planning a visit to the Hunter Valley, or woken to our stunning views and in need of a breakfast bite? Here are the best breakfast spots to try. Emersons Cafe Situated at Adina Vineyard, head chef Emerson Rodriguez creates delicious…

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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