IT’S official. The Hunter Valley has been named the best wine region in the country at the people’s choice awards for the second consecutive year.
More than 4000 people voted in The Australian Traveller People’s Choice Awards, which recognise the best travel experiences and destinations.
The accolade was announced at an award ceremony in Sydney on November 30.
Hunter Valley Wine and Tourism Association chairman George Souris said the award reaffirmed that “the Hunter Valley is the premier wine destination not only in NSW, but in all of Australia”.
“The Hunter Valley shone above other regions such as runners-up: Barossa Valley, South Australia; Margaret River, Western Australia; Yarra Valley, Victoria and; McLaren Vale, South Australia,” Mr Souris said.
The Hunter Valley is one of the country’s oldest wine regions and offers more than 150 wineries.
The region is famous for its Semillon, Chardonnay, Verdelho and Shiraz.