Latest Blog Updates

Red Hot Summer Tour

Posted: 19-Jul-2018
Category: Events


Saturday, 2 February 2019

Roche Estate, Hunter Valley

A Day on the Green

Posted: 19-Jul-2018
Category: Events


Saturday, 1 December 2018

Bimbadgen, Hunter Valley

Fawk Foods Kitchen & Bakery

Posted: 05-Jul-2018
Category: Blog


Frank Fawkner of EXP Restaurant opens his latest venue, offering delicious baked treats and a casual, cafe style menu.


Winery Running Festival

Posted: 05-Jul-2018
Category: Events

running fest

Sunday, 22 July 2018

Wine Country, Hunter Valley

Hunter Valley Cheese & Chocolate Festival

Posted: 05-Jul-2018
Category: Events


Saturday, 14 July 2018

Hope Estate, Hunter Valley

Apple & Ginger Crumble Pie

Posted: 05-Jul-2018
Category: Blog


Apple, ginger, crumble and pie... a winter combo delight!

Beer & Bacon Mac 'n' Cheese

Posted: 31-May-2018
Category: Blog


This delicious beer-infused mac 'n' cheese is the ultimate, easy comfort food. Any leftovers are awesome for breakfast with a fried egg!

Snow Time in the Garden

Posted: 25-May-2018
Category: Events


Saturday, 30 June - Sunday, 22 July 2018

Hunter Valley Gardens, Pokolbin

Smoke in Broke

Posted: 10-May-2018
Category: Events


Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th June 2018

McNamara Park, Broke, Hunter Valley

Apple Crisp Cheesecakes

Posted: 10-May-2018
Category: Blog


Try stopping at one...

Opera in the Vineyards 2018

Posted: 05-Apr-2018
Category: Events


Saturday, 6 October 2018

Hope Estate, Hunter Valley

Mushroom & Marscapone Risotto

Posted: 05-Apr-2018
Category: Blog


A creamy mushroom risotto that's delicious and fast to prepare, is sure to become a favourite!

Elbourne Wines Vineyard

Posted: 15-Mar-2018
Category: Blog


Award winning, single vineyard Hunter Valley wines.

The Verandah Restaurant

Posted: 15-Mar-2018
Category: Blog


Dine within the pictuesque grounds of Calais Estate at The Verandah Restaurant, where you'll enjoy a fusion of flavours from the inspired Tapas style menu.

Lemon & Raspberry Magic Cake

Posted: 15-Mar-2018
Category: Blog

magic cake

Don't you just love it when magic happens?  This delicious cake cleverly separates into 3 layers all by itself!

Macquariedale Organic Wines

Posted: 09-Feb-2018
Category: Blog


Now also located in the heart of Pokolbin, it's even easier to enjoy the delights of organic wine!

Meringue, Lemon & Passionfruit Delicious

Posted: 08-Feb-2018
Category: Blog


It's hard to resist something that tastes so good!

Shania Twain

Posted: 31-Jan-2018
Category: Events


Saturday, 8 December 2018

Hope Estate, Hunter Valley

Jazz in the Vineyards

Posted: 30-Jan-2018
Category: Events


Saturday, 24 November 2018

Hope Estate, Hunter Valley

Broke Estate Wines

Posted: 16-Jan-2018
Category: Blog


Boutique wines, from a family owned estate with a special summer offer!

Coconut & Avocado Iceblocks

Posted: 16-Jan-2018
Category: Blog


Enjoy your avo on a stick this summer with these creamy coconut iceblocks. Drizzled with dark chocolate and topped with shredded coconut and raspberries, they're a healthy, delicious treat.

Ernest Hill Wines

Posted: 14-Dec-2017
Category: Blog


Pop on in to Ernest Hill Wines next time you're passing by for a fun, informative tasting experience.

Baume at Ben Ean

Posted: 14-Dec-2017
Category: Blog


The new Baume at Ben Ean is perfect for a delicious lunchtime feast - get there soon and check it out!

Frozen Cherry Chocolate Pudding Cake

Posted: 13-Dec-2017
Category: Blog


Give tradition a cool twish this Christmas, with this crowd-pleasing cake!


Thomas Allen Wines

Posted: 16-Nov-2017
Category: Blog


Classic Hunter Valley wine styles.

Vanilla & Dulche De Leche Ice-cream Terrine

Posted: 10-Nov-2017
Category: Blog


This delicious dessert looks sensational yet is amazingly simple to make.

Meerea Park Wines

Posted: 12-Oct-2017
Category: Blog


Discover an array of award-winning wines, complete with a wonderful family farming history.


Posted: 12-Oct-2017
Category: Blog


Creamy, yet light, with fabulous mango freshness, makes this tropical rendition of classic tiramisu perfect for the warmer weather and a great dessert for entertaining.

Blaxland Inn, Pokolbin

Posted: 05-Sep-2017
Category: Blog


Blaxland Inn, located in the heart of Pokolbin is warm and inviting and open for lunch and dinner 7 days a week.  Be sure to pop in when you next visit the Hunter.

Dr B's Fiano - let's taste!

Posted: 04-Sep-2017
Category: Blog


Originating in Campania Italy, it was a dream of winemaking duo Damien and Jodie to secure a small parcel of Fiano right here in the Hunter Valley.  As it turned out, the Hunter suits the Italian varietal perfectly, handling our heat and drought conditions to produce a beautiful food wine.

THE espresso martini

Posted: 31-Aug-2017
Category: Blog


Hailing from KOI Dessert Bar in Sydney, this "Gotta Have Espresso Tini" is big in flavour and in theatrics. Tiramisu rocks adorn this coffee-infused vodka martini making it one killer drink to kick of any weekend... Cheers!

Mount Eyre Vineyards - their story

Posted: 15-Aug-2017
Category: Blog


Explore the range of Mount Eyre wines with us.

The Ultimate Bread & Butter Pudding

Posted: 08-Aug-2017
Category: Blog


A few ingredients borrowed from the French, make this classic British dish into a luscious dessert, that's just irresistable.

Persian Red Lentil Soup with Tahini, Beetroot & Fried Mint

Posted: 29-Jun-2017
Category: Blog


Lentil soup may not sound like the sexiest of dishes, but rest assured, it's a heart-warmer. We've added warming spices and served the soup with a dollop of garlicky tahini. Thin slivers of shaved raw beetroot add earthiness and texture - the beetroot is also excellent simply grated and served piled on top. The poached egg is optional, but highly recommended.

Hunter Valley Fine Food Market

Posted: 20-Jun-2017
Category: Events


1st Saturday of each month, 8.30am - 12.30pm

Tyrrell's Winery, Pokolbin

Oreo and Peanut Butter Pie

Posted: 02-Jun-2017
Category: Blog


There are times in life when a little piece of the pie is simply irresistable.

Pear and Coconut Crumble with Double-Thick Cream

Posted: 09-May-2017
Category: Blog


Comfort food, especially the dessert kind, is one of life's little pleasures.  Be comforted by this delicious crumble with double cream, of course!

Talits Estate Wine

Posted: 09-May-2017
Category: Blog


Premium estate wines are now available from one the Hunter's favourite escape destinations.

Enzo, Hunter Valley

Posted: 07-Apr-2017
Category: Blog


Whether a leisurely lunch or a kick start to your day, Enzo delivers every time.

Caramelised White Choc Ice-cream Brownie Sandwich

Posted: 04-Apr-2017
Category: Blog


Who needs chocolate eggs for Easter when you have these yummy delights?

Up, up and away

Posted: 08-Mar-2017
Category: Blog


The perfect way to start your day in the beautiful Hunter Valley.

Passionfruit Cream Sponge

Posted: 16-Feb-2017
Category: Blog


you just can't beat this old fashioned favourite... a traditional passionfruit cream sponge, simply delicious!

Keith Tulloch Wine

Posted: 10-Feb-2017
Category: Blog

Keith Tulloch

A lovely way to taste and spend a while in beautiful Wine Country.

Golden Gaytime Slice

Posted: 08-Feb-2017
Category: Blog


Just when you thought the classic ice-cream couldn't get any better...

The Little Black Dress Chocolate Cake

Posted: 05-Jan-2017
Category: Blog


This is one of those reliable cakes – simple yet sexy – that will wow everyone, every time. Keep it plain or accessorise with silver or gold leaf for special effect.


Festive Honeycomb Ice-cream Cake

Posted: 01-Dec-2016
Category: Blog

icecream cake

Decorate with shortbread stars and you've got Christmas dessert covered.

Muse Kitchen

Posted: 01-Dec-2016
Category: Blog


A wonderful food experience awaits at Muse Kitchen.

Passionfruit & White Chocolate Mousse

Posted: 01-Nov-2016
Category: Blog


Passionfruit and white chocolate is a match made in heaven.

New tasting options at Margan Cellar Door

Posted: 01-Nov-2016
Category: Blog


See what's new at Margan cellar door.

Wine Flights @ Whispering Brook

Posted: 15-Sep-2016
Category: Blog

wine flights

Experience the best vintage in living memory at Whispering Brook.

Strawberry Basil Shortcakes

Posted: 13-Sep-2016
Category: Blog


In season produce makes a great springtime treat.

The Little Wine Company Barbera 2014

Posted: 05-Aug-2016
Category: Blog

LWC label

Barbera 2014, a plush style red; the perfect match to a warming winter meal.

Animal Encounters at Hunter Valley Zoo

Posted: 04-Aug-2016
Category: Blog


Who wouldn't want to have a play date with these furry kids?

The Ultimate Toastie

Posted: 04-Aug-2016
Category: Blog


With gooey gouda, roasted mushroom and sweet onion; could this be the ultimate toastie?

Salumi, cheese and seriously good wine

Posted: 08-Jul-2016
Category: Blog


Enjoy a food and wine experience at Usher Tinkler Wines.

Burnt Butter Blondies with Gooey Nutella Pockets

Posted: 05-Jul-2016
Category: Blog


Gooey Nutella in a burnt butter Blondie? Nutella lovers get baking!

Nanna Kerr's Kitchen, Pokolbin

Posted: 09-Jun-2016
Category: Blog

NKK sand

Brunch, lunch or high tea? A great fuel stop when tasting your way around the vineyards.

Chocolate Pudding with Oozy Salted Caramel

Posted: 07-Jun-2016
Category: Blog

Choc puddings

Wickedly delicious and easier to make than they look.

Frying Pan Lasagne

Posted: 09-May-2016
Category: Blog

Frying pan lasagne

We love lasagne, but we love a simple lasagne even more!

Mother's Day Gift Voucher

Posted: 07-Apr-2016
Category: Blog

mothers day

Mother's Day gift vouchers from Unwind

Chocolate Turkish Delight Cake

Posted: 07-Apr-2016
Category: Blog

Turkish cake

Want to impress with this sensational looking cake?  It not only looks good...

Hunters Quarter, Pokolbin

Posted: 09-Mar-2016
Category: Blog


A relaxed and elegant dining experience at Hunters Quarter.

Easter Egg Nest Cake

Posted: 08-Mar-2016
Category: Blog

Easter cake

Easter bliss for cholcolate lovers...

Chorizo & Egg Brekkie Pizza

Posted: 05-Feb-2016
Category: Blog

Brekkie pizza

Perfect brekkie for a weekend away or any lazy weekend morning...

Cool off with Unwind this Summer

Posted: 08-Jan-2016
Category: Blog


Come on and dive into a cool Summer escape with Unwind.  Let us find you the pefect pool house!

Enjoy Restaurant Botanica

Posted: 08-Jan-2016
Category: Blog


Fresh flavoursome food, beautiful presentation, relaxed environment... what more could you ask for when dining out?

Passionfruit Cheesecake Biscuit Log

Posted: 08-Jan-2016
Category: Blog


Fresh, simple flavours just perfect for a Summer dessert...

Got chocolate on your mind?

Posted: 26-Nov-2015
Category: Blog
Tagged: chocolate

cocoa nib

Discover this chocolate-lover's paradise in the heart of Pokolbin's vineyards at Keith Tulloch Wines.

Escape now, while you still can!

Posted: 26-Nov-2015
Category: Blog


Before the crazies really set in, why not steal away with your special someone to one of our lovely country cottages?

Orange and five-spice glazed ham

Posted: 26-Nov-2015
Category: Blog

Glazed ham

Add some zing to a traditional baked ham this Christmas with a some exotic spice and classic citrus.

Portugal comes to the Valley

Posted: 02-Nov-2015
Category: Blog


Touriga Nacional @ Whispering Brook

Broke, Hunter Valley

Banoffee Almond Meringue Torte

Posted: 30-Oct-2015
Category: Blog


With bananas and almonds this impressive torte just has to be good for you... doesn't it?

Organic wine road test

Posted: 15-Oct-2015
Category: Blog


What's all the fuss about when it comes to organic wine?  No fuss; just fresh, clean tasting wines without the headache...

A new Cafe comes to town

Posted: 14-Oct-2015
Category: Blog


A new cafe has hit the scene and what a great location, right in the heart of Pokolbin. 

A choc-aholics dream

Posted: 07-Oct-2015
Category: Blog

tim tam

So insanely delicious, don't think about it, just eat it!

An award winning dining experience

Posted: 15-Sep-2015
Category: Blog


This month the team at Unwind were lucky enough to dine at Margan Restaurant.  Read on to see what all the fuss is about...

Let's go Japanese

Posted: 14-Sep-2015
Category: Blog


Great for an easy Sunday night meal, this traditional Japanese pancake is quick and delicious.

Desserts to die for...

Posted: 11-Aug-2015
Category: Blog


A visit to one of the Sabor in the Hunter Dessert Bars is a must do on your list of things to do, next time you're in the Hunter Valley.

A taste of Hanging Tree Wines

Posted: 07-Aug-2015
Category: Blog

HTree red1

We headed out for a tasting this month to the historic and somewhat quirky Hanging Tree Wines.  The cellar door is fun and welcoming with lots to look at AND taste.

The World's Best Chilli

Posted: 31-Jul-2015
Category: Blog


This is one of our favourites... Don't be put off by the quirky ingredients, it tastes great!

Thick Italian Hot Chocolate

Posted: 08-Jul-2015
Category: Blog

hot choc

Try this month's warming winter recipe treat!  Thank you Monkey Place Catering

A New Restaurant EXPerience in Pokolbin

Posted: 03-Jul-2015
Category: Blog

Exp pudding

Yes, it’s a tough gig but hey, someone has to do it!  And here at Unwind we were very excited to try the newest addition to Pokolbin’s restaurant scene. 

Wollombi Wine Trail on Horse & Carriage

Posted: 03-Jul-2015
Category: Events

Wollombi trail

Monthly from Sunday, 2 Aug 2015

Wollombi, Hunter Valley

Accommodation Options in the Hunter Valley

Posted: 23-Apr-2015
Category: Blog

The Hunter Valley is famous around the world for the wines produced at its 150+ wineries, but there is so much more to this stunning region, also known as the Hunter Region, located two hours’ drive north of Sydney, Australia’s largest metropolis.

Its proximity to the bustling city of Sydney has made it quite a popular destination for weekend breaks, though its popularity among Sydneysiders would account for a small percentage of the visitors the Hunter receives – it now receives over 2.5 million visitors annually, making it the 6th most visited destination in Australia.

Selecting a Wedding Venue in the Hunter Valley

Posted: 15-Apr-2015
Category: Blog
You needn’t be an oenophile to appreciate the timeless beauty of the Hunter Valley, though as it is a wine lover’s heaven, having a love of wine certainly helps!

Along with the remarkable selection of wines produced at the more than 150 wineries the Hunter Region is home to, the number of outstanding wedding venues the region boasts also helps to explain why the Hunter is the 6th most visited region in Australia. It now receives more than 2.5 million visitors every year.

Planning a Hunter Valley Wine Tasting Tour

Posted: 07-Apr-2015
Category: Blog
Organising a holiday that is centred on wine is not quite the same as arranging a two-week break by the sea, although there are some things common to all types of holidays that will need to be taken into account. If you are not sure where to start, I sincerely hope that you find the following checklist of some help.

Top 5 Activities to Enjoy in Hunter Valley

Posted: 01-Apr-2015
Category: Blog
I’m not going to include wine tasting in this list because I think it goes without saying that the most popular activity in this region, and the one that I personally think is the most enjoyable of them all, is travelling from one winery to the next sampling a selection of wines and exploring the many vineyards. However, if you are spending a week or two in Hunter Valley, there is a good chance that you will want to take a break from all the wine tasting every now and again and if you do, the following five activities are well worth trying.

5 Essential Ingredients for a Romantic Hunter Valley Holiday

Posted: 25-Mar-2015
Category: Blog
If you are organising a romantic getaway in NSW, there can be few destinations more suitable than Hunter Valley, a region that has everything you could possibly need for such a trip. To make sure that you do not forget anything in your eagerness to make all the necessary arrangements as soon as possible, I have prepared a list of 5 essential ingredients that will ensure your break is everything you dreamed it would be and more.

Handmade in the Hunter Markets

Posted: 22-Jul-2014
Category: Events

Handmade Hunter

2nd & 4th Saturday of the month

Saturday & Sunday of long weekends

Kevin Sobels Wines, Hunter Valley