Margan Wines was established in 1996 and Margan Restaurant opened its doors a decade later. As the pioneers of Agri-Dining in the Hunter Valley we are committed to our ‘estate grown, estate made’ ethos.
We craft our menus around the harvest from our one-hectare kitchen garden & orchard to maintain a hyper-local focus. In addition, we have our own olive trees, free range chickens, beehives and raise our own lambs, all of which is incorporated into our menus.
We love to champion the quality produce of the region and collaborate with our neighbours and farm gate producers for olive oil, poultry, milk and sustainably reared animals. The Hunter Valley used to be an ancient seabed millions of years ago but now is an inland region. So for seafood we source from the coast of Newcastle and Port Stephens and only use sustainable species.
As farmers, we are committed to looking after the land and are certified with Sustainable Winegrowing Australia (first and only HV restaurant and winery). Our accreditation benchmarks us internationally to ISO 14000 for best practice in environmental stewardship. Additionally, we are headed towards carbon neutrality.
With delicious food, goes great wine so we offer a large selection of Margan wines (of course) along with some regional favourites and Australian and International heroes. We align with smaller estate and single vineyard producers and those who, like us also champion Sustainable Farming, Organic and Biodynamic Viticulture. We look forward to welcoming you soon.
Recent Awards & Accolades:
National Good Food Guide – One Chef Hat 2018, 2019, 2020
Top 10 Regional NSW Restaurants – Gourmet Traveller 2015, 2017, 2018
Winner – Excellence in Food Tourism, Australian Tourism Awards, 2014, 2016, 2017
Winner – Excellence in Food Tourism, NSW & Hunter Tourism Awards – Hall of Fame
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Awards & Recognition
We are proud of our achievements over the years and humbled by the accolades and feedback we have received. We sincerely thank each one of our Team Margan for their dedication and passion and every guest for their patronage.
Andrew and Lisa
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Delicious all round Amazingly fresh food, great wine with friendly service and a lovely atmosphere! Perfect night out with friends and family 🙂ask6400
Amazing cellar door! I had an amazing cellar door experience! Jess was super knowledgeable and she went onto great detail about each wine.Jo6655
Amazing Food & Service We dined at Margan’s restaurant this past Friday for dinner and everything was exceptional.
The food as always was delicious and the server was a fountain knowledge about each dish served and every wine from the Sommelier’s Selection. I really enjoyed listening and talking to her about the wines.
I can’t wait for my next visit!Venture05928680062
Terrific lunch at a winery for the future We recently spent five days in the Hunter Valley for a friend's big birthday (luckily NOT our usual destination, Sydney, on this occasion). On our last day we went for lunch at Margan and it was one of the highlights of our visit. The food was tremendous and knowing that most of it came from just outside the doors of the restaurant was a major plus. The well-priced matching wines were a great pleasure and both food and wine were placed in front of us by charming, helpful and knowledgeable staff. The view over the rows of vines to the mountains behind were a highly suitable backdrop and the rammed earth walls complemented the view. Don't forget to check out the large function space next to the restaurant, well worth the look.cassrs
Lunch We calledwererel in for lunch on a trip out from Camelford, we were greeted at the door by a very friendly lady. All Covid rules were adered to.
I ordered chicken n bacon pasta, my partner had chilli concarni, Both.meals were absolutely delicious 10/10
Absolutely Delicious 5 Courses and Wines - Absolutely Delicious
We organised a 5 course dinner with matching wines, and they definitely didn’t disappoint!
From the beginning of the night when we walked in and was greeted by the friendly team (Brittany and Maddie) we had the best experience ever!
Our experience started with the Cocktails with Brittany and She is a Customer Service Managers Dream! Couldn’t have asked a more fabulous way to spend our birthdays celebrating!
The Head Chef briefed the team on my allergic reactions (which I overheard) and was very pleased about their policies of washing hands between every service.
Then our between waitress Maddie made the night even more special by making us laugh and being a delight.
The food was fabulous, and it was made even better with the paired wines.
The food was amazing, the service was even better! And the atmosphere was beautiful. The fireplace was nice and warm and it was lovely being able to have a drink by the fireplace before and after dinner.
Thank you to the team for making us feel so special.
We will be back for Sure!A9986CTma
Fantastic Lunch! When you first arrive at Margan Winery, there is an immediate friendly, warm atmosphere that welcomes you. When seated at your table the experience begins and you think “there is no other place I would rather be”. The friendliness of the staff and the amazing food which is created by Chef Joey is sheer bliss and you know the next couple of hours tasting the delicious food with accompanying wines was well worth wait.Phil525
Superb lunch experience at the far end of the Hunter Valley Five out of five for food, service and experience .
I booked a package containing a winery tour, wine tasting and degustation menu.
Could not be happier.
The tour of vineyards, their organic kitchen gardens and wine-making facilities was fun and informative without being pompous pompous (which too often is the case with winery tours). The tour was just long enough (with tasting of 3 wines, straight from the barrels) and ended with a generous tasting of further 4 or 5 wines.
This was followed by a 5-course degustation lunch which was outstanding. Everything you get to eat or drink comes from their own farm or the immediate vicinity.
Service by Victoria was superb. Friendly, professional and (wine wise) informative. Again, very generous pours at the (optional extra) wine matching.
Definately one of the best meals and hospitality experiences of late.
I will be back and bring appreciative friends.
Good value for money and no pushing to but from their cellar door!Gerhard E
''Absolutely Amazing Experience - Best Food and Wine in the Hunter Valley" This is a gem. From the moment we putted up we knew we were in for a memorable experience. If you're looking for the 'wow' factor, we highly recommend a wine tasting followed by the 5 course degustation lunch. A simply beautiful location, cosy and inviting cellar door, great people and great wine. The wonderful Jess who looked after us, was friendly and knowledgeable. The wines are diverse in flavour, exciting blends and many varieties. So much so, we bought 34 bottles!
The restaurant service was outstanding and the food was exceptional. Fresh produce picked from the garden. Each course was innovative, perfectly presented and absolutely mouth watering. Can't wait to go back!wineandfoodlover62
Ladies 50th birthday Bash We had a fantastic evening with all us ladies and a great food experience. We didn't get to taste the wines (not sure why as we opted for a cocktail to start and nothing was offered after). We had one canapé on arrival and where given a choice of cocktail list or drink. We booked the private room and paid $150 each. This was for a 5 course meal with pairing wines (which we didnt recieve). We each had 1 x cocktails and water through the night. Some ladies had coffee or tea at the end.
All in all we were all together and we enjoyed the night but drove home asking ourselves were we suppose to have had wine with our meals and cocktails with our canapé!!carmenz798
Art of the Aperitivio. Wow what a wonderful experience. Got a email about the Art of the Aperitivio, and decided to try the restaurant with a tasting prior.
The Aperitivio demonstration was amazing with Craig, in front of the fire, and prior to dinner we had a walk in the garden with Zara, who gave us a brief tour of the veggie patch.
Then we had our scrumptious dinner, again served by Craig, who made it a wonderful experience. Would definitely go back again.Marlan1967
Last minute dinner My husband and I had a last minute dinner last Saturday night at Margan’s. This was our second dining experience at Margan’s (the first being 5+ years ago). The ambience was good and the dining room was bustling. The garden to plate $110 degustation was picture on a plate, delicious, but both of us found the portions to be slightly too little. We left feeling a touch hungry (rather than pleasantly full) and we are not big eaters. Overall it was a nice experience but wouldn’t rave.EmmaHack1982
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