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.
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
Margan Restaurant has appeared in many publications, received multiple awards and trophies over the years and we are very proud of our team’s achievements
What People are Saying
70th Birthday celebration Excellent service and high quality food. Each dish was amazing. Staff were very attentive, making the experience very special. Fabulous scenery too as located in part of the Hunter Valley we usually do not frequent.janicehealz
Top quality wines and service Me and my partner did a wine tasting at Margan Winery and we truly enjoyed our experience in every way. The staff were very helpful and attentive and were able to serve everyone despite it being quite busy at the time when we visited. We wish we had gotten the name of the guy who served us as he made our experience so wonderful with his knowledge of the wines and how they are produced etc. We found all the information very interesting and the wines are just so good, they are absolutely exceptional. An absolute must visit while in Hunter Valley!NoooraEveliina
Margan experience 4 of us . Overall excellent, staff extremely helpful adapting to change in food peferences at late notice; meal superb (both vegetarian and carnivore). Saw mechanical wine picking (?shaking) for first time.
Staff well informed and helfpful on wine tasting (and servings with meal)StephenD217
Outstanding - a very memorable Valentine's Day We have enjoyed Margan on many occasions - always a wonderful experience. The cuisine , garden views and wines are just so good. We especially joyed the 5 course tasting menu - the team make every effort to make sure guests are looked after. We will be back....Alan_RitaO
Degustation My husband and I had the pleasure of attending Margan Winery for a wine tour and 5 course degustation. Our guide for the tour was very knowledgeable on the Margan winery. They are very sustainable with the restaurant using at least 80% of the product from the garden.
Lunch was amazing with our lovely waitress Kayla taking very good care of us. They have inside and outside tables. It was such a lovely day we ate outside. From the amazing focacia bread through to the yoghurt sorbet each dish was cooked and presented to perfection..!!
Thank you for a wonderful experience and we look forward to our next visit...starkar
Magical Margan Margan has become one of our family's treasured destinations to recharge, celebrate our milestones and indulge in the finest food, wine and service. We went over the long weekend as one of our first getaways since Covid restrictions. My husband and I had the 5 course degustation, he the vegetarian and I, the omnivore version. Both were equally heavenly. I had the matching wines and he enjoyed some great beers. Typically excellent and friendly service from all the team. Picked up a bottle of the 2018 Tempranillo Graciano Shiraz and the 2019 Huesgen & Margan Trabener Wurzgarten on the way out for our next back-at-home celebration!michellerQ2280CX
Family trip to the hunter for a tour and dinner Between the drinks and canapés, garden tour, wine tasting in their actual winery, picking grapes off the vines and the amazing dinner, it would be hard to pick the best part. The staff that took us on the tour were so knowledgeable and willing to answer all the questions our group had. The chef brought our food out to us which we thought was a nice touch and hearing about how they source local items, produce all of their own wine organically and meeting all the lovely staff created a very ‘homey’ feel. The gnocchi was our favourite item - outstanding! Thanks to our children who bought us this experience for Christmas.Joshstanner
Amazing food and win experience Had lunch in the restaurant following a wine tasting of a selection of 6 wines. Amazing food from their kitchen garden and friendly service with lots of care. Local products and well paired wines.SandraChen0410
Fabulous afternoon spent with friends here. Brilliant food Food was well balanced and the flavours flowed well across the meal. Stunning wine and great serviceSonja0167
Stunning views and exceptional wine We have visited Margan a few times now and every time we have been blown away at how amazing this place is! So much so we decided that was where we would get married!
The views are breathtaking, the wine is top quality, the food is delicious and the staff are exceptional.
They have their own veggie garden which the chef uses to create such amazing dishes so it is definitely worth sticking around for a meal during your tasting!
I can’t recommend them enough so make sure you visit during your stay at the Hunter!benjamingphotography
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