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…

Villa Janji

Villa Janji is a romantic, Balinese themed retreat set in tropical gardens on a hillside in beautiful Lovedale commanding views across the Hunter Valley to the Brokenback Ranges. The prefect place to take that special person for any occasion in…

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…

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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

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/…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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

The Hunter Valley Concerts Happening in 2020

Get set for a great line up of Hunter Valley concerts in 2020. Book your Hunter Valley concert accommodation now! Elton John – January 11 & 12, 2020 Elton John will perform in the Hunter Valley in 2020 in what…

Lovedale Long Lunch 2020

A food and wine trail event in the Hunter Valley. The Lovedale Long Lunch is happening again on the weekend of May 16 and 17, 2020. The Lovedale Long Lunch is a progressive style lunch where food and wine lovers…

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 Cafe

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…

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…

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