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
23 October 2020 | James Halliday

The significance of Hunter Valley semillon

Semillon and the Hunter Valley is a match made in harmony. Five standout producers from the region explain what it takes to make this variety shine.  Continue »

Time Posted: 23/10/2020 at 9:35 AM
James Halliday
21 October 2020 | James Halliday

Hunter Valley semillon to try

There's nothing like semillon from the Hunter Valley. If you're new to the variety – or just looking for some excellent recommendations – start here.  Continue »

Time Posted: 21/10/2020 at 9:29 AM
Hunter Valley Wine Country
15 September 2020 | Hunter Valley Wine Country

Rose Top Picks

Do you love Rosé? You'll find this popular variety of wine on almost every wine list! Here we have rounded up 10 of the best you can buy directly from the cellar door in Hunter Valley Wine Country! Read about the origins of this variety here.  Continue »

Time Posted: 15/09/2020 at 11:06 AM
Margan Restaurant
3 September 2020 | Margan Restaurant

Potato Gnocchi with Sage & Pumpkin

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Time Posted: 03/09/2020 at 10:00 AM
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