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Denman - Upper Hunter Wine District

The Denman Wine District is located in the Upper Hunter Valley and is centred on the towns of Denman, Yarrawa, Wybong north West of the regional city of Newcastle. Denman is a thriving country town with an interesting heritage and many historic buildings. The town is surrounded by beautiful bronze-coloured cliffs and is located about 250 km north-west of Sydney. The area has many fabulous vineyards and wineries with cellar doors. A good time to visit the district is in May when the The Upper Hunter Wine and Food Affair is held. This event showcases the best of the district's boutique wines and gourmet foods. The Denman farmers market is held on the first Saturday of the month. Other activities include driving through the stunning Widden Valley, visiting one of the regions famous thoroughbred studs and bushwalking and camping in the stunning wilderness areas in Wollemi National Park and the many other natural areas in the region.

The Upper Hunter Wine Region is home to 6 districts: Denman ; Sandy Hollow ; Muswellbrook ; Stroud ; Scone ;

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Wineries

Barrington Estate, NSW  700 Yarraman Road, Wybong NSW 2333
Yarraman Road/Barrington Estate is the reincarnation of Penfolds Wybong Estate, into which Penfolds poured millions of dollars between 1960 and 1978, then selling the winery and surrounding vineyards to Rosemount Estate. Rosemount removed most of the unproductive vineyards and used the winery for red wine production until 1992, then converting it to pure storage area. In 1994 Gary and Karen Blom p...

Hollydene Estate, NSW  3483 Golden Highway, Jerrys Plains, NSW, Australia, 2330
Hollydene Estate is a beautiful spot to spend a day out in the Hunter Valley. Enjoy tastings of their expansive selection of locally grown highly rated wines from the Cellar Door. Enjoy modern, rustic Australian country style dining at Vines restaurant. Whether you are a family looking for a relaxing meal, a couple chasing that romantic day out or something a bit more formal - there's something to suit you. Vines can cater for all functions small or large, formal or informal - birthdays, weddings, corporate events and more.

Inglewood, NSW  Yarrawa Road, Denman NSW 2328
Two Rivers` renowned `Inglewood` vineyard is ideally positioned on the banks of the Hunter River, just outside the picturesque township of Denman. The vineyard enjoys a diverse range of soil types, north-easterly sloping hillsides, Hunter River frontage and some of the most spectacular views in the Upper Hunter. Two Rivers is uniquely positioned on the banks of the Hunter River near its confluence...

Pyramid Hill, NSW  194 Martindale Road, Denman NSW 2328
As a family partnership, Pyramid Hill Wines is run by a small and dedicated team. Richard Hilder, a long-time viticulturalist with the well known Rosemount Estate, was responsible for establishing many of the original Rosemount vineyards in the Upper Hunter Valley prior to his involvement with Pyramid Hill Wines, and he brings a wealth of viticultural and industry experience to the Pyramid Hill op...

Rosemount, NSW  Rosemount Road, Denman NSW 2328
In 1969, Bob Oatley with his teenage children Sandy, Ian and Rosalind planted the first vines, working weekends and school holidays to help clear the ground and lay out the first fifty acres of valley floor vineyard. The Denman `Home` Vineyard was established and what was to become one of the great stories of modern Australian wine history had begun. The family soon discovered that they had purcha...

Small Forest Winery, NSW  5052 Golden Highway, Denman, NSW, Australia, 2328
Wine tasting and Cellar Door sales Saturday and Sunday 10 am to 4 pm. Magnificent views make this the perfect location for a place to relax. Enjoy a glass of wine with cheese platter, or refreshing cup of tea with sweets. Winemaker Atsuko Radcliffe is the first female winemaker in Japan, and the only Japanese winemaker to establish a wine brand in Australia. Also, you have a rare opportunity to taste Sake with Atsuko, who is a Panel Chair Judge at The International Wine Challenge, Sake Division. This is a very informative introduction to the various styles and techniques used in making sake, showcasing some fine examples. Booking is essential with minimum 10 people.

Two Rivers Wines, NSW  2 Yarrawa Road, Denman, NSW, Australia, 2328
Two Rivers` renowned `Inglewood` vineyard is ideally positioned on the banks of the Hunter River, just outside the picturesque township of Denman. The vineyard enjoys a diverse range of soil types, north-easterly sloping hillsides, Hunter River frontage and some of the most spectacular views in the Upper Hunter. Two Rivers is uniquely positioned on the banks of the Hunter River. The contemporary Two Rivers Cellar Door overlooks the vineyard and provides a friendly, relaxed atmosphere for wine tasting. In addition to our established Two River wines, visitors can enjoy an exciting selection made exclusively for the Cellar Door, as well as cheese and antipasto plates featuring delicious local produce. Cellar Door open 7 days 11AM -4PM.