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
21 April 2017 | Newcastle Herald

Roast beetroot salad with whipped goats curd, bitter leaves and hazelnut dressing

They are a classic combination, beetroot and goat cheese, and one of my go-to favourites when entertaining guests at home. This recipe is quick and simple but delivers on flavour and texture. It can be a side dish or served as a great entree, perfect for an autumn dinner party.  Continue »

Time Posted: 21/04/2017 at 11:05 AM
Newcastle Herald
16 April 2017 | Newcastle Herald

Wobbly and ugly makes for the best carrot cake

The best carrots don't have to be straight and orange. It's all about the flavour, not the looks.  Continue »

Time Posted: 16/04/2017 at 12:10 PM
Newcastle Herald
14 April 2017 | Newcastle Herald

Honey and Thyme roasted Quail with Feta, Quinoa, Cranberry and Pecan Salad

This dish is bright, colourful and most of it can be prepared in advance so is a great one for entertaining. It works equally well for a fast and nutritious home-cooked meal with the superfood powers of pomegranate, cranberry and quinoa and honey.  Continue »

Time Posted: 14/04/2017 at 2:23 PM
Carla Grossetti
24 March 2017 | Carla Grossetti

What to do in Australia?

Hunter Valley Wine & Food Festival  Continue »

Time Posted: 24/03/2017 at 10:27 AM
David Ellis
14 March 2017 | David Ellis

One to Note: Margan Shiraz

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Time Posted: 14/03/2017 at 10:38 AM
Tony Keys
10 March 2017 | Tony Keys

Margan Verdelho

91 points  Continue »

Time Posted: 10/03/2017 at 10:15 AM
Windsor Dobbin
7 March 2017 | Windsor Dobbin

A Little Bit of Italy

Hunter Valley winemakers practice their Italian accents  Continue »

Time Posted: 07/03/2017 at 11:41 AM
Lisa Rockman
1 March 2017 | Lisa Rockman

Gold at Australian Tourism Awards

Margan won the highest honour for Excellence in Food Tourism for the second time  Continue »

Time Posted: 01/03/2017 at 10:00 AM
Tony Keys
3 February 2017 | Tony Keys

The Key Report

Shiraz, Merlot & Shiraz Mouvedre  Continue »

Time Posted: 03/02/2017 at 12:40 PM