Hunter valley,NSW (PRWEB) June 20, 2012
For the past five years the Hunter Valley wine and food month has steadily increased in popularity as wine and food lovers from all over the world have added this annual event to their diaries. The wine and food month runs through June with various events at the various vineyard restaurants around the Hunter Valley. Wine makers and chefs share their knowledge and experience whilst exciting the senses of guests during each event. Sarah Crowe, the wine maker and chef hosted at the first main event during the month, the Winemakers Table Series on the 2nd June at The Bunker on Bimbadgen. This event offered the opportunity to indulge in an intimate meal whilst Sarah Crowe talked through each dish that was created with local produce and her favourite wines.
Throughout the month of June each wine farm will be hosting the following events:
Pure Wine Indulgence – Wine tasting and an opportunity to ask questions relating to wine and how it is made combined with lessons on wine making and a tour.
Class is in – Learn how to make cheese, what to look for in good quality olive oil and how to match cheese with wine. Meet the makers and gain lots of tips and recipes to impress friends and family with. This event is hosted by McGuigan, Icon Lounge, Tallavera Grove and Tempus Two, all wine farms in the Hunter Valley region, at various times during the month of June.
The Edible Experience – Hosted by each farm, a tasteful journey of their specific blends and local produce in a gourmet meal.
The Fireside Indulgence Series – A gourmet meal next to an open fire, a great way to banish those winter blues. Most of the Hunter Valley farms are hosting this event at various times.
The Hunter Valley wine and food month presents the opportunity for wine and food lovers to indulge in the various tastes and smells of freshly pressed olive oils; learn the intricacies of cheese making and the process of making the various blends of world famous Hunter Valley wine. Cellar door events and sales are also available as well as wine tastings and tours at the various wine farms in the region.
The Hunter Valley wine and food month is supported by NSW with Sydney Charter bus providing transport for the event.
A wine maker himself, Andrew Margan from the award winning Margan Premium Hunter Valley wines has been a part of the wine making industry since he was a small boy as his family planted vineyards in Hunter Valley in the 1960’s. “It’s what we’re about and wine and food month is a great opportunity to intertwine it into what the Hunter is trying to do in establishing itself as a known region for people to enjoy wine and food” said Andrew Margan about the Hunter Valley wine and food month.
Sarah Crowe, the presenter for the 2012 Winemaker’s Table event and a wine maker in the Hunter Valley region said “Creative, cutting edge and high quality food and wine show that you could be anywhere in the world, only the beauty of the location gives it away that you are in Hunter Valley wine country.”
For many the delights on offer will be a great way to banish the winter blues,to learn more about the Hunter Valley go to http://www.huntervalleywinetour.com