The Hunter Resort – Hunter Valley story
The Hunter Valley Resort is located in the very heart of the Hunter Valley Wine Country on 70 secluded acres, and is an easy 2 hours drive north of Sydney .
The resort offers the complete Wine Country Experience. Nowhere in Australia is there a family owned lodge being operated and marketed as one facility with an all day restaurant offering fabulous food, 4 star accommodation, their own great wines from the Wine Tasting Cellars, also the Hunter Valley's largest winery where guests can see how the wine is made. All nestled within its own 40 year old vineyards.
Hunter Valley Resort is owned and managed by the Helé family. They saw the tremendous opportunity and in August 1991 purchased the freehold property.
It’s also a family tradition... The Hele’s come from a long line of Innkeepers - father, grandfather, and great grandfather before were all hoteliers!
So what makes Hunter Valley Resort so different to all other properties in the Wine Country?
Guest rooms are 4 star rated. There are only 35 rooms. They are all both quiet and spacious. The Hunter Room has a queen-sized bed with sofa double. The Vineyard Rooms overlook the resort’s vineyard and have a King bed. Spa Rooms have a king bed, kitchenette, and double spa bath. Finally, the 2 Bedroom Cottage has two bedrooms each with their own ensuite bathroom, kitchenette and living / dining room. All feature exposed timber cathedral ceilings, solid timber country style furniture, full size bathtub and shower, flat screen TV and DVD player, individually air-conditioned/heated, and big double glass doors open out onto their own balcony overlooking the surrounding countryside, vineyards and the Brokenback Ranges. Rates range from $150 to $440. See here for details
San Martino (St. Martin ) is the Patron Saint of Churchgoers, Innkeepers, Grape growers, Winemakers and the protector of all drinkers. The
multi award winning San Martino Restaurant + Wine Bar is
open for dinner 7 days and has been serving discerning diners for over 30 years.
Using only the freshest of local produce, our acclaimed chef
Phillip Collis has designed a menu reflecting what makes Australian
Cuisine famous the world over. There
is also a glass fronted air-conditioned wine cellar, which has been
recognised as the best in the Hunter.
Wines available by the glass, bottle, or magnum Ė with vintages
going back to the 1940ís.
The wine list is also one of the Hunterís most extensive with the resort having been awarded the following: Restaurant & Caterers Hunter Region Wine List of the Year Winner in 2000-2001, 2001-2002 & 2005, 2006, 2007 & 2008. These wines are from all over the world and include some rare wine from local private cellars. Of course, the resortís own beers are on tap.
Adjacent to The Hermitage is our exclusive Riedel Private Dining Room. The room is named after the famous Austrian glassware company "Riedel". The room is upstairs and has fabulous views over the Wine Country. Downstairs it has its own private entrance with a pre-dinner drinks area. The private dining room upstairs seats 12 people. Special menus can be arranged to complement your own choice of wines. Our Cellarmaster can host Wine Dinners in either the Riedel Room or in our larger Winemakers Room.
Hunter Valley Wine Country Horse Riding Our horse riding and Horse & Carriage Winery Tours run from the base of the spectacular Brokenback Ranges of Pokolbin in the heart of Hunter Valley Wine Country.
One hour rides are available on the hour between 8am and 5pm. Trail rides suit the timid beginner through to the seasoned rider. Half hour, two-hour and full day rides also available.
We have several carriages to suit many applications including weddings, Corporate Events, Wine Tours, Romantic Charters and much more.
For the energetic: enjoy a game of tennis, or there is a 3km and 5km walking/jogging track. Go for a swim in our huge pool. Put the fleet of Mountain Bikes to the test. Cook your own lunch on the BBQ. Or just sit back and unwind in our Heated Spa. And for children, a playground, child minding service, and special dinner menu.
As the resort is located in the heart of the Wine Country. Across the road is Binnorie Dairy - one of the best cheesemakers in the Hunter. Nearby is hot air ballooning, skydiving, Cypress Lakes and Greg Norman’s Vintage golf courses, the Hunter Valley Gardens + Shopping Village, cheese & chocolate factories, horse & carriage tours, galleries, antique stores, cafes & restaurants, and over 150 wineries to explore...
Getting to the Wine Country is easy too. We can arrange transfers to meet guests when they arrive
Resort Pty Ltd (ACN 003 384 307) - ABN 89 003 384 307 - Cnr Hermitage Road
& Mistletoe Lane, Pokolbin NSW 2320 Hunter Valley, Australia
Phone +61 (02) 4998 7777 Fax +61 (02) 4998 7787 Email email@example.com
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All rates are quoted in Australian dollars, include GST, and are subject to availability. Rates/prices may change until our final confirmation is received.