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Wollombi Taste Festival 2024

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Wollombi Taste Festival 2024

Join us at the Wollombi Taste Festival (1-10 June 2024) in Hunter Valley for a journey through exquisite flavours and unforgettable dining experiences.

Savour the flavours of Hunter Valley’s best kept secret.

Dates: Saturday 01 June 2024 – Monday 10 June 2024

Locations: Wollombi & Laguna

Mark your calendars for the Wollombi Taste Festival, from 1st to 10th June 2024, part of the larger Hunter Valley Wine and Food festival. This annual event is not just a festival; it’s a celebration of Wollombi Valley’s rich culinary heritage and vibrant local produce.

A Week of Culinary Delights

The festival kicks off with an array of dining concepts that encapsulate the essence of Wollombi’s gastronomic scene. Each restaurant and café in the Valley will offer specially curated Taste Menus for a week, providing you with an unparalleled opportunity to savour the best local flavours.

  • [01 June] Progressive Dinner: Start your festival journey with a night sampling delights from various establishments
  • [03 June] Sunset Cheese & Wine: Sunsets in Wollombi are sensational, so too are the wines and cheese.
  • [05 June] Whiskey Wednesday: Enjoy Scottish-inspired beverages, delectable nibbles and guided whisky tasting.
  • [06 June] Yin & Gin: A sunset yoga class followed by a local favourite- the Myrtle gin cocktail.
  • [06 June] Communal Supper Club: Enjoy 4 exquisite courses created by local Chef Nathan Cooper.
  • [07 June] Afternoon Bush Tea:  Fresh myrtle scones, roasted coffee, sparkling wine and local treats.
  • [08 June] Fireworks & Picnic by lantern light: Cracker night, picnic blankets and hampers. Need we say more?
  • [09 June] The Sunday Roast: Enjoy a traditional, cosy carvery of local meats and wines.
  • [09 June] Smoked Extravaganza: Finish off with a casual BBQ, cooked low and slow.
  • [10 June] Wollombi Markets: A bustling market day featuring local artisans & local foodie treats

Unique Dining Experiences

The Wollombi Taste Festival goes beyond traditional dining. Look forward to unique experiences like the annual Lantern Picnic, pop-up winemaker dinners set in picturesque vineyards, a progressive dining journey across multiple venues, and a captivating smoke out supper club.

The Grand Finale: A Long Weekend of Celebrations

The festival culminates in a long weekend packed with events. The highlight is Cracker Night at the Wollombi Tavern on Saturday, 8th June. Continue your culinary adventure at the Wollombi Markets on Monday, 10th June, where local vendors showcase their finest produce and artisanal products.

Accommodation: Plan Your Stay

Remember, accommodation in Wollombi sells out quickly during the festival. To fully immerse yourself in this extraordinary experience, book your stay early. Explore the historic town centre of Hunter Valley and find the perfect spot to relax after a day of culinary exploration.

The Wollombi Taste Festival is more than just a food and wine event. It’s a celebration of community, culture, and the simple joy of sharing good food and wine in a beautiful setting. So, come and join us in Wollombi, where every taste tells a story.

We can’t wait to welcome you to our table.

Hunter Valley’s Foodie Route
Looking to make a trip of it from (or to) Sydney? Check out the scenic Tourist Drive 33, Hunter Valley’s foodie drive.