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New cellar door for celebrated Hunter Valley winemaker

Described as one of Hunter Valley’s leading wine talents, Andrew Margan, his wife and restaurateur Lisa Margan and their highly skilled team, have recently opened an impressive rammed-earth tasting room and restaurant at their property in the town of Broke, in the Hunter Valley. “We have designed and built the Margan Tasting Room and Restaurant ourselves and have based the menus on a similar philosophy and vision to that of our winemaking,” said Andrew Margan, owner and winemaker of Margan wines. “We make traditional Hunter wines that retain their regional heritage but also have their own contemporary personality. We prefer to adopt a minimalist approach to winemaking and to let each grape variety speak for itself. “This philosophy applies to our restaurant as well. We source only the best and freshest local Hunter Valley produce, as well as using produce from our own kitchen’s vegetable garden and orchard. Our menus change monthly, inspired by the fruits and vegetables of the season.” Boasting fabulous architecture made from local products, the rammed earth buildings are warm and welcoming. The Tasting Room, interior designed by Lisa Margan, is a sophisticated feast for the eyes displaying stunning commissioned artwork pieces throughout. The adjoining restaurant offers delicious food inspired by the Mediterranean to the casual yet discerning diner who wants to get away from their hectic life to enjoy a wonderful meal in the heart of the tranquil Hunter countryside. The dishes are designed by chef and restaurateur Lisa Margan and head chef Jose Miguel. The menu is influenced by the flavours of Italy and France. Lisa’s aim is to provide visitors to Margan with a unique dining experience where great food and wine can be enjoyed in a stylish but relaxed ambience. “For an unforgettable lunch or dinner, we recommend trying our signature dishes such as the duck and chicken liver pâté with Botrytis Semillon jelly, squab and pistachio terrine and sourdough toast, the Hunter Valley beef Carpaccio served with lemon, olive oil and parmesan, or the local roast duck on gratin potatoes with house made cumquat chutney.” Margan Restaurant also makes its own pasta including linguini, potato gnocchi, cannelloni, and angel hair, and is fast growing a reputation for its fabulous shared platters that are placed in the centre of the table for everyone to enjoy in true Mediterranean fashion. Guests can dine inside in air conditioned comfort, or al fresco on the verandah with expansive views of the vineyards and Yellow Rock, the spectacular local icon, part of the Brokenback Range. The restaurant at 1238 Milbrodale Road, Broke is open on Friday and Saturday for lunch and dinner and Sunday for breakfast (from 9am) and lunch. Bookings are recommended on +612 6579 1372. For more information, visit www.margan.com.au



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