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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
Newcastle Herald
 
19 September 2019 | Newcastle Herald

Four Hunter wines that perfectly suit lazy days at the beach or picnics in the park

Here comes summer in the Hunter. What a time to be alive. Warm sun shining down through blue skies dappled with fluffy white clouds; some threatening to rain, as the humidity soars. Others, just passing by.  Continue »

Time Posted: 19/09/2019 at 9:00 AM
Newcastle Herald
 
26 June 2019 | Newcastle Herald

Get hands-on in the kitchen

The prized pungent delight is the focus of two cooking classes at Margan in July and August, with head chef Thomas Boyd - who was crowned champion at the Food Fight event held in Pokolbin this week>>>  Continue »

Time Posted: 26/06/2019 at 12:24 PM
Newcastle Herald
 
13 September 2018 | Newcastle Herald

Lisa Margan wins nationwide leadership award

Hunter Valley agri-dining pioneer Lisa Margan takes home top hospitality gong  Continue »

Newcastle Herald
 
28 February 2018 | Newcastle Herald

Australian Tourism Award wins

Margan Winery and Restaurant was recognised in two categories at the Australian Tourism Awards, taking out gold in the Excellence in Food Tourism category and silver for Tourism Restaurants and Catering Services.  Continue »

Newcastle Herald
 
25 October 2017 | Newcastle Herald

Ricotta tortellini, basil and pine nuts

Hunter Valley Restaurant Tortellini

While travelling through Italy recently Chef enjoyed a similar dish in a small family run cafe in Rome - so simple but delicious. A great recipe to make when you have spare time and would like to try a new skill.

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Newcastle Herald
 
11 August 2017 | Newcastle Herald

Sowing goodness on the land of her birth

Pat Hansson is proudly Wonnarua, and a great gardener for Margan

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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