The Hunter Valley Wine and Food Festival is back

STUNNING SETTING: The afternoon light in the Hunter Valley. Pictures: SHUTTERSTOCK.
STUNNING SETTING: The afternoon light in the Hunter Valley. Pictures: SHUTTERSTOCK.

Pack your bags and prepare your appetite. The Hunter Valley Wine and Food Festival is back and, with some definite palate-pleasers in the month-long program, it's time to start planning.

Throughout June in a COVID-safe format, this year's program is a mix of more than 30 daily and weekly tastings and experiences, alongside innovative and unique one-off events. The program showcases incredible gourmet lunches and winery dinners, wine making, blending and cellaring masterclasses, wine and food pairings, fireworks and bonfires and an array of experiences including hands-on cooking classes for adults and children, painting workshops, cocktail masterclasses and outdoor picnics.

"This year's program is packed with great events and with so much interest in wine and food tourism post COVID we recommend people book all aspects of their visit early, including accommodation, wine tastings, events and experiences as well as restaurants," Amy Cooper, CEO Hunter Valley Wine and Tourism Association, said.

The full program, with something for all wine and food lovers, is now live at www.winecountry.com.au/events/wine-and-food-festival

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