Love Letters Theatre Production, Wollombi

Bare Productions presents ‘Love Letters’

“A heart-warming romantic comedy is coming to two Hunter Valley venues, just in time for Valentine’s Day. Bare Productions will present AR Gurney’s Love Letters at Kevin Sobels Wines, Pokolbin on February 10 and 17, and Wollombi’s Harp of Erin Theatre on Valentine’s Day itself (February 14). The play is described as an evocative, heart-warming and touching story as…

Same sex marriage, Hunter Valley wedding reception

Among first to tie the knot

“As December loomed, Xavier Huitorel and Bastian Storch had “made peace” with the fact that same-sex marriage would not be legal in time for their dream wedding in the Hunter Valley. But there were tears as they learned they would be granted a waiver from the 30-day notification period, allowing them to legally tie the…

Sculpture in the Vineyards, Wollombi 2017

Wollombi’s Sculpture in the Vineyards 2017 opens

“Wollombi’s annual celebration of art, wine and culture, Sculpture in the Vineyards opens this Saturday. Now in its 15th year, Sculpture in the Vineyards is one of Australia’s longest-running regional sculpture events. This year’s exhibition showcases more than 60 large-scale and site-specific sculptures through the vineyards, tree groves and gardens of Stonehurst Cedar Creek, Undercliff Winery and Noyce Brothers Wines and…

Valle Laguna, Luxury Wollombi accommodation

Couple create dream home on Laguna property

“For the past 10 years a couple from Sydney have been working tirelessly during many of their weekends to create their dream home and business on a 100-acre property called Valle Laguna, just outside of Wollombi. Kylie Gemmell and Trent Glass are now making the transition from city slickers to rural residents, slowly realising their…

Wollombi Music Festival, Hunter Valley

Wollombi festival moves

“THE Wollombi Music Festival will move to a slightly bigger venue “down near the millpond” this September to cater for the growing appeal of the boutique show piece. The past three editions of the eclectic festival, which straddles rock, folk, blues and roots, have sold out. Sydney indie-roots two-piece Lime Cordiale and Darwin soul diva…

Wollombi music Festival lineup, Lime Cordiale, Hunter Valley

Wollombi Music Festival lineup announced

“Five-piece outfit from Sydney’s Northern Beaches Lime Cordiale and soul/rhythm and blues songstress Caiti Baker will headline the Wollombi Music Festival later this year. Organisers announced the official lineup on Tuesday, ahead of the long-weekend festival from September 30 to October 1. The weekend is expected to offer a mixed bag of music, from gentle folk to…

Where Pigs Fly farm sanctuary Expansion Project

Where Pigs Fly Expansion Project

We have just launched a crowd-funding campaign on Chuffed to raise funds for our sanctuary expansion project, which will allow us to save more animals in desperate need. As one of WPF’s supporters, you already know what we do on a daily basis, about the animals we rescue and care for and our fierce commitment to…

WOLLOMBI MUSIC FESTIVAL 2017, Hunter Valley

Wollombi Music Festival Lineup Announced

Wollombi Music Festival  returns for its 8th year with a stellar lineup of Australian talent sure to further enhance its reputation as one of the best boutique festivals in the land. From humble beginnings in 2010, Wollombi has grown each year and now finds itself at a beautiful and larger new site ‘Down by The…

Stonehurst Wines Wollombi, Rock n Blues Revival, Hunter Valley

Rock on at Stonehurst Wines

“Wine, a picnic and live music among the poplar groves. Sound tempting? Then bring your picnic blanket or chair to Stonehurst Wines, just outside Wollombi, for Rock ’n’ Blues Revival in the Grove on May 6. You can pack your own lunch, order a gourmet Ploughman’s Platter or grab a sausage sandwich, and beers and…

Valley Artists presents The Business, live theatre production, Hunter Valley

Valley Artists present Jonathan Gavin’s ‘The Business’ at Laguna Hall

“Wollombi-based not-for-profit theatre company Valley Artists next production, The Business, opens at Laguna Hall this Friday night. The Business is a family drama and black comedy by Australian actor, playwright and award-winning television writer Jonathan Gavin (Offspring, Cleverman, The Beautiful Lie). It is based on Maxim Gorky’s 1909 play Vassa Zheleznova, a comedy about power, greed and entitlement,…

Wollombi author, Tea Cooper, romance writer

Tea Cooper launches new novel The Currency Lass at Cessnock Library

“If Australia’s convict-built roads and sandstone cottages could talk, one could only imagine what they would say. Romance writer Tea Cooper has spent countless hours in museums and libraries trying to do just that. The Wollombi-based author captures the essence of colonial-era Australia in her latest historical romance novel, The Currency Lass. Currency lasses (and lads) were the first generation of native-born Australians of…

Phillip Noyce, Wollombi Film Festival

Noyce ideas in Wollombi

“When Phillip Noyce first drove into the Wollombi Valley almost half a century ago, he recalled how he clattered over colonial history. “Parts of the road were stone, built by chain-gang convict labour,” said the acclaimed film director and Wollombi vineyard owner. Yet as he drove into Wollombi, Phillip Noyce was also heading deep into…

Wollombi, new colours in an old village

New colours in old village

“IF you could somehow drain the colour from what you are looking at as you stand in Wollombi’s main street, you would create a picture of the past. In this village about a half-hour drive south-west of Cessnock, the patina of history covers just about every surface, from the rough-hewn timber slab walls of the 1850s barn…

Valleyfield Escape, Wollombi Accommodation, Buon Ricardo

Feast for the senses

“Chefs can be artists beyond the kitchen. Armando Percuoco, owner of Sydney dining institution Buon Ricordo, has a keen appreciation of sculpture and gardens – interests that combine at his rural escape in the NSW Hunter Valley. The garden at Percuoco’s property, Valleyfield, is a living gallery for his growing sculpture collection. It is also…