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Discover the wineries of the Hunter Valley wine region of NSW. Use our Hunter Valley region guide and map to help you plan your next winery visit and to learn more about this region. This content is taken from James Halliday’s Wine Atlas of Australia, which is available to buy in the Wine Companion bookshop.
Discover the wine and wineries of the Lower Hunter Valley
Discover the Lower Hunter Valley with James Halliday's Wine Atlas of Australia
For those born and bred in Sydney, the Lower Hunter Valley is not only the greatest and the most important wine region in Australia, it is tantamount to the only region. If you come from overseas and have an interest in wine, it is a fair bet it is one of the two wine districts (the Barossa Valley being the other) you will have heard of prior to your arrival and which you propose to visit. For South Australians, it is an object of derision (with a generous dash of jealousy); for Victorians it is an area which arouses a mixture of curiosity and respect.
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