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

Lilies Luxury Retreats

Lilies is a stunningly elegant, exclusive & spacious fully self-contained luxury retreats perfect for one or two couples on 25 park-like acres with views to the Brokeback Ranges. The stunning, modern, very stylish and sophisticated luxury retreats offer private, exclusive…

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…

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…

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…

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….

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…

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…

Leaves and Fishes

Set on a gorgeous lake, overlooking luscious lilypads in the beautiful Hunter Valley, Leaves and Fishes Restaurant is a haven for those who enjoy tranquillity and fresh, innovative food. The Hunter Valley restaurant at Leaves and Fishes opened in the…

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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