Hunter Valley Local Produce, Wollombi

There is a range of locally made produce available in the Wollombi Valley, from olive oil and lavender products, to handmade soaps and jams. A number of retailers throughout the Wollombi Valley stock locally made produce, including the Wollombi General Store, which is open 7 days a week. The General Store often have locally grown vegies for sale.

Wollombi General Store

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The General Store is a must see in the village of Wollombi. It is  the original store that was constructed before the end of the 19th century. It presently functions as a general store, stocking groceries, household goods, stationary, local fruit and vegetables, meats, confectionery, dairy items and gifts.

There is a  selection of locally made honey, jams, oils and relishes. The latest addition to the store is a coffee shop serving coffee from Beancraft, various teas, Bondi Chai and hot chocolate. We are lucky enough to be one of only two coffee shops in Australia that have this blend of coffee. There is a supply of sweet treats to compliment the coffee and hot pies and sausage rolls are available.

We have opened the gallery in the shop which hosts a display of local art and craft which is available for purchase. The shop acts as a Australia Post Office agency and we are a gas supplier for the area. There is a small tourist information area and information about upcoming local events.

OPENING HOURS: Open Monday – Wednesday from 8am to 5.30pm, Thursday – Saturday from 8am to 6pm, and Sunday from 8am to 5pm.

Great Northern Trading Post

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General Store, Bar, Café and Live Music Venue.

The Great Northern Trading Post retains the laid-back atmosphere and rustic charm of 1870 when it all began as “Ye Olde Horse Wagon Trading Post”. Originally a watering hole for the bullock teams lugging development into the Hunter Valley,

Full range of Beer, Wine & Spirits. Home cooked meals for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 7 days a week. Live Music and Dinner from 6.00pm on Friday Nights. Allpress Coffee and light snacks. ULP/Diesel, Swap & Go Gas.

Monday to Thursday  – 7.00am to 8.00pm
Friday – 7.00am to Midnight
Saturday & Sunday – 8.00am to 10.00pm

Belarna Grove

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The Hunter Valley is home to around 150,000 olive trees, many of which grow in the catchment of the Wollombi Valley, running from Congewai and Laguna up through Wollombi, Paynes Crossing, via Broke, Fordwich and Bulga before reaching the Hunter River. These groves are the source of olives for both table olives and olive oil produced by Belarna Grove – hand made in the traditional methods, but using high text equipment where appropriate.

Products vary with the seasons and are available at selected outlets.

Australia Home Cheese Making

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Fancy a fun relaxing day making cheese?

Drop in for a day with us and learn how to make the very popular Camembert style and Ricotta cheese. At the end of the day you will be able to take your own cheese home to follow the maturing process.

Have you been experimenting with  cheese making and want to learn more about how the professionals make traditional Cheddar, Caerphilly, Blue Vein, Feta, Mozzarella and Bocconcini, Mascarpone, Brie, Chabichou, Swiss, Swiss Raclette and many more varieties using small vats of milk? Then come to one of our two days cheese workshop and be taught how to further develop your cheese making skills.

You will also take with you simple and clear instructions with practical tools and tricks to make future cheese making a fun and exciting experience and receive a certificate of achievement. Bookings are essential.

“Delight your family and friends with your artisan cheese making talent.”

Laguna Lavender

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Laguna Lavender is a family business near Wollombi in the NSW Hunter Valley. We grow lavender and offer a range of lavender based natural products. Our all-natural product range includes essential oil, culinary, teddy bears, pet products, beauty and body products plus home products using only the finest natural ingredients.

Available for purchase in Wollombi from: Wollombi Village Vineyard (full range), and a small range from Lavender Gate Farm, Joe’s Bazaar, Undercliff Winery, and Wollombi General Store, and also online.

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My Father’s Table

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Authentic, traditional Lebanese Food and Cooking Classes hosted by Rita Dixon.

My Father’s Table workshops are held in the Hunter Valley and Newcastle. Located just 4km’s south of the Hunter Valley’s stunning Wollombi area, these small hand’s-on cooking classes use only freshest local produce, with Rita partnering with her neighbouring micro producers.

Specialising in Middle Eastern food that celebrates traditional methods and recipes, Rita creates an authentic paddock to plate cooking class experience.