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 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
Hunter & Coastal Lifestyle
5 December 2019 | Hunter & Coastal Lifestyle

Going for Broke

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Time Posted: 05/12/2019 at 12:34 PM
Gourmet Traveller WINE
26 November 2019 | Gourmet Traveller WINE

Top 50 Wine Experiences

Our international team of wine experts reveal their favourite regions, cellar doors, watering holes and other vinous exploits the world has to offer.  Continue »

Time Posted: 26/11/2019 at 8:49 PM
Hunter Culinary Association
29 October 2019 | Hunter Culinary Association

Hannah McDowell of Margan Restaurant wins the Rising Star Award for Hunter Culinary Association

Hunter Culinary Association is very pleased to congratulate Hannah McDowell of Margan Restaurant on her achievement of Rising Star for 2019.  Continue »

Time Posted: 29/10/2019 at 9:00 AM