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,…

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…

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….

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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…

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…

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….

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 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…

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…

Tatler Cafe

Tatler Tapas Cafe is located on Tatler Vineyard in the heart of Lovedale. Boasting a view of the spectacular Brokenback ranges in the outdoor eating area and 100 acres of beautiful vines, Tatler Tapas Cafe is a stunning choice for…

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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