Lovedale Pie and Wine Pairing Experience 2017

The 2017 Lovedale Pie and Wine Pairing Experience is underway and is proving extremely popular with visitors to the Hunter Valley! Read more below about the fabulous food and wine pairings available only during the months of May and June.



Leaves & Fishes

From the clever chef at Leaves and Fishes on Lovedale Road comes this delicious Almond and Cognac Pie with riberry compote and vanilla cream paired with Midnights Promise 2012 Late Harvest Semillon.

Leaves and Fishes open :
Lunch: Wednesday to Sunday 12pm – 3pm
Dinner Friday and Saturday: 6.30pm – 9pm

Midnight’s Promise Wines are open on Talga Road on public holidays or wine may be purchased online at



Amanda’s on the Edge

From this popular restaurant comes Amanda’s Hot Apple and Berry Crumble Pie served with hazelnut gelato and paired with Allandale Wine’s 2013 Botrytis Viognier – a trophy winner at the Australia and New Zealand Boutique Wine Awards 2016.

Restaurant open:

Dinner: 7 nights week
Lunch: Friday to Monday

Allandale Wines
132 Lovedale Road, Lovedale:
Open 7 days week.



Lillino’s Bar and Trattoria

Located on St Clements Estate and introducing the true flavours of Sardinia and Italy while using as much local produce as possible, your host Luigi invites you to try the delicious Pizza Valentina – a white pizza with porcini mushrooms, garlic, gorgonzola and chestnuts paired with a choice of either a glass of St. Clements Estate 2013 BNG or St. Clements Estate 2006 Semillon.

Lillino’s open:
Thursday to Monday for Lunch and Dinner.
Lunch 12-3 and Dinner from 6

St Clements Estate wine is the winery attached to Lillino’s .
Opening hours Thursday to Monday



The Deck Cafe Lovedale

Located on the edge of a lovely dam on Lovedale Road, the Deck Cafe is a popular and casual cafe which is renowned for producing fabulous food at an affordable price. Their Veal Osso Bucco Pie served with house made saffron gnocchi is excellently paired with the Gartelmann 2014 Wilhelm Hunter Valley Shiraz.

The Deck Cafe is open:

Monday to Friday: 8:30 till 3:30pm
Saturday and Sunday: 8am till 3:30pm

Gartelmann Wines may be found at the same venue  at 701 Lovedale Road
Open Monday to Saturday from 9:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday from 10.00am to 4.00pm



Lovedale Bar & Restaurant Crowne Plaza

And nothing beats the perfect meat pie perfectly cooked! The chefs at the Lovedale Bar & Restaurant at the Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley, have created a Shin of Beef Pie with mashed potatoes and green beans. It is matched with the very popular Lovedale Lager.

Lovedale Bar is open:
All day dining from 11am onwards, seven days a week.

Lovedale Brewery is open at the Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley 7 days a week.



Mojo’s Picnic Company at Domaine de Binet

Ros Baldwin is the brilliant chef behind the Mojo’s Picnic Company. For the Lovedale Pie and Wine Experience she has created a choice of three delicious gourmet pies served with a careful selection of wines from Domaine de Binet. Choose from the Pulled BBQ Pork Pie with spiced aubergine chutney paired with a glass of Domaine de Binet Pinot Grigio, Petit Verdot Lamb and Harrisa pie with minted yoghurt paired with Domaine de Binet Shiraz Cabernet or the Spiced Classic Apple and Pear Pie with thick cream served with a glass of Domaine de Binet Le Crazy Coq or Moscato.

Mojos’ Picnic Company – catering company only

Domaine de Binet is open:
Saturday- Sunday 10-4pm Groups by Appointment



Wandin Valley Estate

Wandin Valley Estate has prepared a Cassoulet of Confit Duck Leg Spinach Chorizo served with truffle mash potatoes and steam greens paired with Wandin Valley Estate 2014 Hill Shiraz. Ideal winter fare!

Restaurant open:
Wednesday to Sunday from 8am-4pm for breakfast and lunch.

Cellar Door open:
Saturday & Sunday from 10AM to 5PM



Emerson’s Café & Restaurant

Chef Emerson Rodriguez has created a tasty apple pie does just that is wonderful with local homemade honey ice cream and caramel and superbly paired with a glass of Adina Wines 2014 Sparkling Moscato.

Emerson’s is open:
Breakfast Saturday and Sunday 8am – 11am
Lunch Wednesday – Sunday 11am – 3pm
Dinner Thursday – Sunday 6pm – 10pm

Adina Wines at same venue are open:
Cellar door is open 7 days



Zaih’s at Emma’s Cottage Vineyard

Diners at Zaih’s will be presented with a delectably inspired ‘Pie’ with the chef having free rein each week to create sweet or savoury pies paired with one Emma’s Cottage Vineyard’s medal winning wines.

Restaurant open:
Friday – Lunch and dinner
Saturday – Breakfast, lunch and dinner, Sunday – Breakfast and Lunch

Cellar Door is open:
Friday 12 midday to 5pm,
Saturday 10am to 5 pm & Sunday 10am to 4pm

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