Reviews, Awards & Accolades

5 Star Winery James Halliday Wine Companion 2009 – 2018
SMH Good Food Guide - One Chef Hat 2017, 2018
Andrew Margan- Viticulturist of the Year 2015
Winner - Best Winery, NSW & Hunter Tourism Awards 2013, 2014, 2015 – Hall of Fame
Winner - Excellence in Food Tourism, NSW & Hunter Tourism Awards 2014, 2015
Winner - Excellence in Food Tourism, Australian Tourism Awards 2014
Winner - Hunter Valley Cellar Door of the Year 2013
Winner - Best Restaurant, Australian Tourism Awards 2012
Newcastle Herald
28 February 2018 | Newcastle Herald

Australian Tourism Award wins

Margan Winery and Restaurant was recognised in two categories at the Australian Tourism Awards, taking out gold in the Excellence in Food Tourism category and silver for Tourism Restaurants and Catering Services.  Continue »

Daniel Honan
16 February 2018 | Daniel Honan

Volume down, 2018 Hunter vintage shows signs of greatness

2018 Hunter Valley Vintage Andrew Margan

The 2018 vintage in the Hunter Valley will be remembered as one that was short, hot and dry, with a fast start and early finish, low yields but high quality, with plenty of fine wine to look forward to, as the year unfolds.

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James Halliday
10 January 2018 | James Halliday

95 points for Aged Release Semillon

Aged Semillon Wine

A classic 5yo Hunter Semillon, now making the transition from youth to maturity

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The Upsider
11 December 2017 | The Upsider

The Negroni Renaissance

Hunter Valley Vermouth Negroni

“I found the sweetness of the traditional negroni too much and couldn’t see what all the fuss was about. Then I finally had one with dry vermouth and finally understood what an interesting drink it could be.”

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David Ellis
4 December 2017 | David Ellis

A rewarding drop from older, low yielding vines planted in the Hunter Valley over 40 years ago in the early 1970s

Hunter Valley Chardonnay

... a lovely 2017 wine, one that’s got a wonderfully creamy texture, lively acidity and nice suggestions of nectarine, cashew nut and lime zest on the palate...

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3 November 2017 |

Want the Best service in Australia? Head to this Restaurant

The nation has crowned its best maître d'...

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For Food's Sake
30 October 2017 | For Food's Sake

A Weekend in the Hunter Valley

Margan is one of our favourites in the Hunter so we do recommend making it a point to check them out, just don’t forget the Ripasso!

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Newcastle Herald
25 October 2017 | Newcastle Herald

Ricotta tortellini, basil and pine nuts

Hunter Valley Restaurant Tortellini

While travelling through Italy recently Chef enjoyed a similar dish in a small family run cafe in Rome - so simple but delicious. A great recipe to make when you have spare time and would like to try a new skill.

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David Ellis
16 October 2017 | David Ellis

One to Note: Margan Semillon 2017

Hunter Valley Semillon

Grown on Margan’s Fordwich Hill vineyard that was originally planted by Lindemans on the wonderful red volcanic soil of the Fordwich Sill in the late 1960s, this vineyard produces wines of a richer, softer style with intense citrus-like flavours, as fruit can be left on the vine for longer than normal to give it increased ripeness of flavour without loss of acidity.

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SMH Good Food Guide
16 October 2017 | SMH Good Food Guide

Winner - One Chef Hat - SMH Good Food Guide 2018

Hatted Restaurant Margan Hunter Valley

Winner - One Chef Hat - Modern winery fare in a beautiful setting with considerate touches.

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