A weekend away in the Hunter Valley

A weekend away in the Hunter Valley

The Hunter Valley is steeped with culture, heritage and delicious local produce that makes it famous, not only in Australia but the world over. On our recent trip to California, we noticed Hunter Valley wines on many restaurant menus. It made us super proud of our Australian roots as a brand, especially as the Hunter Valley was the place to inspire the rich hues and luxurious prints of our latest collection.

To help you plan your next sundrenched escape to Australia's oldest wine region, we’ve compiled our top stay, wineries and eats of the magical Hunter Valley.


Where to stay 

For a luxury stay:

The modern country farmhouse vibe at Spicer’s Retreat is warm, welcoming and a great place to relax and unwind. Situated in the heart of the Hunter Valley, the Spicers Guesthouse celebrates the rich heritage of the wine region.


On a budget:

The Hunter Gateway Motel is super conveniently located near the airport at Maitland for a weekend stay in the Hunter Valley. With free WiFi, parking and an outdoor pool, it’s a gateway to exploring what the region has to offer.


What To Do

Forget the land of milk and honey, we’re all about wine and chocolate and the Hunter Valley truly is a paradise for connoisseurs of good food and wine. Here are our top foodie and wineries to visit.


Scarborough Wine

Undoubtedly the best chardonnay in the world, amongst other incredible wines - Scarborough Wine is our co-founder Sylvie's favourite winery in the Hunter. As a family owned and boutique winery, this is a friendly and laid back experience with many tasting options available.

Brokenwood Winery


A trip to the Hunter Valley wouldn’t be complete without a trip to a vineyard (or three). The picturesque Brokenwood winery offers a variety of wine tasting and tour options to suit all budgets and interests too. We love the super exclusive soil-to-cellar experience for a swanky occasion.




The Biodynamic and certified organic vineyard and provencal style gardens at Krinklewood is the perfect place to while away the afternoons. From laid-back tasting sessions to premium events and picnics on the lawn, the estate offers unique experiences all whilst enjoying sweeping views of the Broken Back mountain range and maybe even a glimpse of their resident peacock.


Hunter Valley Chocolate Company 


With a fabulous array of handmade chocolates and freshly made fudge, the Hunter Valley Chocolate Company  is heaven on earth for those with a sweet tooth. Watch as chocolate maestro Peter creates delicious and innovative treats before indulging in a hot chocolate in their on-site cafe.



Smelly Cheese Shop


If you have a passion for everything gourmet then a visit to the Hunter Valley Smelly Cheese Shop is an absolute must. The fromagerie is the place to go to sample the finest local, Australian and imported cheeses, cured meats and accompaniments. 

Treat yourself to a charcuterie board, grazing table and a cup of coffee whilst enjoying the view. 

It’s also home to the Hunter Valley Gelato Company. Offering over 30 flavors of delicious and Italian Gelato which is made on site, using a traditional recipe that’s 200 years old!

For Culture


Hunter Valley Gardens

Take time out to visit the stunning Hunter Valley Gardens.With 40 landscaped gardens spread over 14 hectares there is so much to see and enjoy. You can even basque in the glorious surroundings and take in the views from the ferris wheel!.

For the thrill seekers Why not try your hand at Aqua Golf and take a swing at floating targets.- there’s even prizes to be won. Or for a more laid-back affair head to the shopping village.


Maitland Regional Art Gallery

Situated on the lands of the Wonnarua People, the site of the Maitland Regional Art Gallery https://mrag.org.au/ has been many things in it’s history but today hosts award-winning exhibitions, tours, workshops and events, all with a community focus at it’s heart. 


For A Special Occasion

Beyond Ballooning 

The Hunter Valley truly is a beautiful backdrop for creating lasting memories and a stunning way to do this is with a hot air balloon ride at sunrise over the vineyards and breathtaking landscape. 

With Beyond Ballooning you can choose to fly as part of a small or large group and tailor your experience. We love the breakfast package where you can regale your adventure over coffee and danishes.


What to wear

Pair the Rebecca maxi dress with a wide brimmed hat and hop and off wine tasting buses for the day. Crafted in breathable 100% viscose, this fabric is lightweight and comfortable to wear all day long. Slip on some chub rub shorts for ultimate comfort.

Shop the Hunter Valley collection here

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