Get to Know Australia's Oldest Wine Region!
Located a mere 2-hour drive from Sydney’s Central Business District, the #HunterValley is a picturesque region with over 150 wineries, gastronomic delights and fun experiences for all ages. It is Australia’s oldest wine region with a rich history of viticulture stretching back nearly 200 years.
The first sighting of the Hunter River by European settlers was in 1797, when it was discovered accidentally by Lieutenant John Shortland while on a search for escaped convicts. The Hunter Valley’s initial value was as a source of timber and coal for steamships.
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