FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Where is the festival located?
Festival will be held in the Conference and Events Centre of Crowne PlazaHunter Valley, can enter via the hotel reception or walk past the tennis courts and you will see us….
Can I buy my ticket on the day?
Yes you sure can, tickets available at the door from 11am.
Cost $25 includes entry, 5 tasting tickets and tasting glass
Can I buy more tasting tickets?
Extra tasting tickets can be purchased for $1 each, minimum purchase 5 tickets at a time. From 2 areas within thefestival.
Is this a family friendly event?
ABSOLUTELY! Kids under 18 years old are free to enter with an adult. We have lots to do for the kiddies, like petting zoo, jumping castle, face painting, carousel, train rides, mini car rides.
Can I buy product from exhibitors on the day?
Absolutely, all exhibitor will be selling their wine/beer/cider/gourmet food products. Exhibitors will provide a sealable bag for your awesome purchases.
Please note these beverages cannot be consumed during the event
Will there be food available for lunch?
YES, there will be hot and cold food available for purchase from our 5 pop up stalls. Open from 11am-5pm
Can I bring my own food and drink?
No outside food or drink allowed inside. Free water will be available at each exhibitors stand
The festival will feature a band throughout the day
12.30pm – Wine and Cheese session with Bruce Tyrrells in Marquee ($2 donation to charity)
2.30pm – Blind Sparkling Wine Competition hosted by Peterson House ($2 donation to charity)
Plus kids activities
Do I need cash for this festival?
ATM machine is available at the Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley, near concierge. Some exhibitors will have EFTPOS machines
What time do doors open?
Festival doors open at 11am
Is smoking permitted?
Smoking will be permitted in designated outdoor areas only (see festival map on the day for location).
Is there a bus service?
9.45am Pickup Novotel Newcastle
10am Pickup Rydges Newcastle
Depart 5pm from wine festival to Rydges and Novotel Newcastle
Cost:$20 return (cash to driver on the day)
To book email: info@
We’ve teamed up with Uber to give new users attending the Hunter Valley Wine Festival a free first ride up to $20 !
The process is simple:
1. Download the Uber app and create an account.
2. Enter the promo code ‘HVWINE’ when prompted.
3. ‘REQUEST’ when you need a car, and enjoy the ride!