Hunter Valley Facts
Facts about the Hunter Valley region.
Here are some interesting facts and statistics about the Hunter Valley:
Where is the Hunter Valley?
- Fact: The Hunter Valley is located to the north of Sydney, stretching inland from the coastal town of Newcastle.
- Fact: Known locally as the 'Hunter', The region is split into two parts; Lower Hunter, where the majority of wineries are based, and Upper Hunter, which also has vineyards and other industries.
- Fact: Wollombi Valley, Cessnock, Pokolbin, Rothbury and Lovedale in the Lower Hunter are the busiest and most visited areas.
- Fact: The main river in the Hunter Valley region is the Hunter River, after which the region is named.
How far is the Hunter Valley from Sydney?
- Fact: The Hunter Valley (Cessnock) is about 160kms from Sydney.
- Fact: It takes about 2 hours to drive to The Hunter Valley (Cessnock) from Sydney.
Why is the Hunter Valley so well known?
- Fact: The Hunter Valley is Australia's oldest and best known wine region with over 150 great wineries.
- Fact: The Hunter Valley wine region is renowned around the world for its award winning wines, produced here since the 1800s.
- Fact: By 1840, there was in excess of 500 acres of registered vineyard area in the Hunter Valley.
- Fact: Apart from grapes, Hunter Valley region also produces cheeses, olive oil and olives.
What can you do at the Hunter Valley?
- At many of the cellar doors you can sample a broad selection of wines.
- Join a wine tasting master class.
- Dine in top quality restaurants featuring some of the world's finest wines.
- Enjoy jazz, opera and blues concerts throughout the year.
- Experience the colourful blooms at the Festival of the Flowers in September.
- Follow an art trail at Sculpture in the Vineyards during November.
Hunter Valley Tourist Information
Hunter Valley Visitor Center
455 Wine Country Drive
Pokolbin, NSW 2320
Telephone: (02) 4993 6700