Looking for your next weekend getaway? Hunter Valley is a great choice with over hundreds of vineyards close to each other and boast a two-hat restaurant. If you're a wine and dine kind of foodie (who isn't?!), then check out this list. You'll tick off all the best places to eat and drink to your hearts content.
# 1 Muse Dining
If you have to eat at only one place, you'll have to come here. Simply book your seats online and be prepared for a great feast. The menu is seasonal and comes with a three-course meal with wine pairing options. This two-hat restaurant is created by the labour of love of husband and wife team - Troy and Megan Rhoades-Brown. All the dishes are outstanding but the quail dish is to die-for. The quail is cooked to perfection and just melt-in your mouth. Don't miss out on the famous Coconut Muse which is the signature dessert. The tips is don't forget to eat the coconut husk made with chocolate!
Hungerford Hill Winery, Broke Road, Pokolbin
# 2 Bistro Molines
If dining with a view is your kind of thing, then don't miss out on this charming French bistro located on top on the Tallavera Grove Vineyard. This rustic and open-air bistro transport you to Provence with its wrought iron chairs and candelabras and paved courtyard. Enjoy all the French favourites from their popular charcuterie and enjoy the scenery and warm hospitality of Bistro Molines. If you can't get to Provence fast enough, just head over to Bistro Molines for a taste for everything Provencal.
#3 Lake's Folly Winery
Your visit to Hunter Valley will not be complete without visiting Lake's Folly winery. Lake's Folly winery is the oldest boutique winery in Australia. Created by a physician named, Max Lake, he named it Lake's Folly as everyone thought he's gone crazy changing his career to open a winery instead. You can tell the passion of the place when you talk to the owner Rob. His enthusiasm and passion for his wine has members lining up to buy his latest produce.
2416 Broke Rd, Pokolbin NSW 2320
#4 Brokenwood Winery
Brokenwood Winery is famous for their shiraz. After sampling all the great wineries, you'll probably be spoilt for choices. What makes Brokenwood Winery wine tasting experience memorable is the friendly service and warm hospitality.
401-427 McDonalds Rd, Pokolbin NSW 2320
#5 Two Fat Blokes Cheese & Wine Experience
Two Fat Blokes offer a whole range of tours and experience and come with their own cafe and winery. If you just want a cheese and wine experience, it is highly recommended. With $25 per person with tasting of nine cheese paired with wine, it is a winner! You'll get to meet other foodies just like yourself and have a jolly good time!
1616 Broke Rd, Pokolbin NSW 2320
These top five spots will make your trip a complete trip with the top wineries and best places to wine and dine. What are you waiting for? Just book it in!
By PhehSze (PS) Teh
Pheh Sze or more commonly known as PS, is the founder of FoodSocial. She's a part-time 'legal drug-dealer' (aka a pharmacist) but a full-time food lover entrepreneur and a philosopher at heart. When she's not in her white jacket or planning her next culinary journey, she loves to ponder about the meaning of life.