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A month of non stop good times launched at the Hunter Valley

Following on from the recent Hunter Semillon and Seafood event, which attracted record numbers, the Hunter Valley Vineyard Association is proud to announce its next festival; The Hunter Harvest Celebrations, encompassing more than 15 amazing events commencing on April 26 to June 3, 2007. Events include food and wine fairs, games and challenges, long lunches, music, races, golf, wine dinners and everything visitors could possibly imagine for an indulgent good time!

“Up until the end of April, winemakers are intensely busy harvesting their grapes, crushing, fermenting, filtering and blending them into the incredible wines that come from our region,” says Hunter Valley Vineyard Association President, Patrick Auld. “In May, the wineries slow down and our locals begin to let their hair down to celebrate the end of months of hard work. The Harvest Celebrations, with a vibrant calendar of activities and events is how we like to celebrate “Hunter Style”. This is the best time of the year for visitors to come to the Valley and join the locals for with something for everyone – guaranteed!”

Guests can spoil their taste buds at food and wine fairs such as the Broke Fordwich Spirit of the Vines weekend. Hedge their wine skills at the Mt View Options Challenge or meander Marrowbone Road to uncover food and wine matches at the various wineries along the road.

The renowned Lovedale Long Lunch is also held during this time; visitors can spend the weekend with seven Lovedale wineries and seven local restaurants on a progressive lunch dining their way around the Lovedale area enjoying live music, gourmet food, a glass of wine and fabulous art.

If the family want to treat mum on Mother’s Day, there are plenty of divine options including Peterson House Mother’s Day Bubbly Breakfast and for some music in the vines, the Wyndham Estate Mother’s Day Concert. She will love it!

If a break from wine tasting is what’s called for, time can be spent at the spectacular Treasures of the Orient exhibition in Hunter Valley Gardens, or enjoying a country race meeting at the Wine Country Race track. There are wine dinners and lunches to be enjoyed or specialised tastings and winery tours to extend your wine knowledge and expertise.

For more information go to http://www.harvest.hvva.com.au

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