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
James Halliday
6 August 2020 | James Halliday

Our 2021 Halliday Wine Companion Results

These awards are the result of hundreds of hours of tasting by the Halliday Wine Companion team. After reviewing over 9000 Australian wines, a handful of exceptional producers are chosen by our expert panel as the best of the year.  Continue »

Time Posted: 06/08/2020 at 1:01 PM
Chrissy Symeonakis
4 August 2020 | Chrissy Symeonakis

Inside a wine empire: an interview with Lisa Margan

In the latest installment of our podcast, we were thrilled to sit down with a superstar in the hospitality industry. Lisa Margan is a chef, certified nutritionist, sommelier, business owner and mum-of-three.  Continue »

Time Posted: 04/08/2020 at 3:33 PM
Qantas Travel Insider
7 July 2020 | Qantas Travel Insider

15 NSW Restaurants Worth Travelling For

Now that restaurants are reopening, there’s never been a better time – or reason – to explore regional NSW. Discover the best restaurants and cafés to eat at across the state, from fine-dining in Byron Bay to pizzerias on site at boutique wineries on the South Coast and a spot specialising in local produce on the banks of the Murray River. Start planning your food-focused road trip with our guide now.  Continue »

Time Posted: 07/07/2020 at 9:50 PM
Hunter Hunter
6 July 2020 | Hunter Hunter

"Don’t write us off" | The 2020 vintage in the Hunter Valley

That’s the message coming from a whole lot of passionate and hardworking Hunter Valley winemakers and vignerons about what was, by all accounts, a unique and challenging 2020 vintage. One characterised by drought, bushfires and smoke taint. But, as the old saying goes, every cloud has a silver lining and according to the Hunter Valley wine industry, there’re still plenty here to be found.  Continue »

Time Posted: 06/07/2020 at 9:01 AM
Vogue Living
1 June 2020 | Vogue Living

Weekend road trip: a guide to the perfect wine weekend in the Hunter Valley

Now that travel is allowed within New South Wales, you can finally act on that desire to get away from it all. For Sydneysiders, what better way to rekindle your love of travel than a road trip to the Hunter Valley?  Continue »

Time Posted: 01/06/2020 at 11:51 AM
Signature Luxury Travel & Style

Five reasons foodies should head to the Hunter Valley

The Hunter Valley is home to more cellar doors than any other wine region in Australia, and its acclaimed restaurants and wineries are renowned for delivering some of the most exceptional gourmet experiences Australia has to offer. Among its Hall of Fame members is Margan, a family-owned winery boasting a red five-star rating by James Halliday Wine Companion for the last seven years. More than just a vineyard, the estate is home to an award-winning, hatted restaurant and a host of distinguished experiences for food and wine aficionados. Here are five reasons to rediscover the Hunter Valley at Margan on your next weekend getaway.  Continue »

Time Posted: 14/05/2020 at 4:49 PM
John Lewis
13 May 2020 | John Lewis

Wine critic John Lewis presents the A to Z of 'tipple trivia'

And now ladies and gents, by courtesy of COVID-19, we bring you Tipple Trivia. Sorry for the vaudeville touch, but to counter isolation stir-craziness, here's a little diversion cobbled together under the tag Wine's Arcane From A To Z. It's an alphabetical guide, mainly focused on the legion of new and unfamiliar wine varieties now appearing in winery cellar doors and bottle shops.  Continue »

Time Posted: 13/05/2020 at 12:00 PM
Getaway Australia
9 May 2020 | Getaway Australia

Experience farm to table dining in the Hunter Valley

With sweeping landscapes, mobs of kangaroos, delicious local wines and tasty gourmet food, the Hunter Valley is the perfect escape. Margan is a restaurant, winery and cellar door experience located in this picturesque region. Catriona Rowntree checked out the award-winning estate known for its farm to table dining.  Continue »

Time Posted: 09/05/2020 at 11:00 AM
Margan Restaurant
7 May 2020 | Margan Restaurant

Margan Cauliflower Cheese

As summer fades and the days become cooler, we welcome the change as it means beautiful cauliflowers in our kitchen garden are ready to harvest. Of the brassica family, the cauliflower is nutrient dense and has several health benefits which position it is a ‘super food’. That aside it is a tried and true crowd pleaser and versatile to cook with. An easy and tasty way to enjoy it is as a simple baked cauliflower cheese.  Continue »

Time Posted: 07/05/2020 at 1:34 PM