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
Margan Restaurant
30 April 2020 | Margan Restaurant

Margan Beetroot Pickle

The humble beetroot if one of our favourite vegetable here at Margan. We love it’s versatility, robust flavour and ability to be intergrated into both sweet and savoury applications. One of the many preparations of beetroot that we favour is a simple pickle. Once made, it can live in your pantry or fridge for years. Whip it out for a crunchy addition to any late-night toastie, as a side salad with some rocket, walnut and blue cheese or even use it to provide some acidic respite with fried or baked fish instead of lemon. As the old saying goes “you can beat an egg…”  Continue »

Time Posted: 30/04/2020 at 1:02 PM
The Maitland Mercury
29 April 2020 | The Maitland Mercury

How the humble backyard chook is suddenly in huge demand

Who'd have thought it? The humble chook is suddenly in huge demand. While loads of people in lockdown are buying pets to keep them company, many are picking pets that produce breakfast right in their own backyards.  Continue »

Time Posted: 29/04/2020 at 2:31 PM
Margan Restaurant
22 April 2020 | Margan Restaurant

Margan Ricotta and Soft Herb Tortellini

Cooler Autumn weather and isolation rules call for comfort food. Having extra time to spend in the kitchen is a perfect time to learn a new skill and making and shaping pasta can be very therapeutic.  Continue »

Time Posted: 22/04/2020 at 9:00 AM
Newcastle Herald
21 April 2020 | Newcastle Herald

Down and not out, Margan reinvents its offerings

"We are hanging in there," says Mrs Margan ."We have been harvesting all our vegetables and fruit and making hampers which people are collecting.The produce is organically grown, fresh picked and packed immediately - super fresh and with minimal han­dling. Guests are coming to pick it up, buy some wine, have a take away coffee and take a quick stroll through the gardens and vineyard on their way back to their car."  Continue »

Time Posted: 21/04/2020 at 9:00 AM
Newcastle Herald
22 February 2020 | Newcastle Herald

The 2020 Hunter Valley wine vintage has been full of climate-related challenges

And then it finally rained. 150mm in four days. The grass turned green and the damns got full, and the dry dirt became moist soil once more. It hasn't always been this way, of course. Up until recently, the vines of Hunter Valley Wine Country were in desperate need of a proper drink direct from the sky.  Continue »

Time Posted: 22/02/2020 at 11:00 AM
Gourmet Traveller WINE
18 February 2020 | Gourmet Traveller WINE

Hunter's Old Vines

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Time Posted: 18/02/2020 at 4:58 PM