Lovedale Long Lunch Is Back

Rebecca Varidel
15th Dec 2021

Popular Hunter Valley wine and food event Lovedale Long Lunch the much-loved boutique wine and food festival in the heart of the Hunter Valley will be back better than ever 14 and 15 May 2022.

After a two-year hiatus due to Covid-19, the Lovedale Long Lunch committee has pulled out all corks to ensure its signature event is back to showcase the best of Hunter Valley wine and food in lovely Lovedale.

“Everyone, including our staff and the bands, are pumped for the return of Lovedale Long Lunch in 2022. We are also very excited to welcome back visitors to the region to experience our wines, food, and stunning venues. The feedback we have received already about the return of Lovedale Long Lunch in 2022 has been phenomenal. We are expecting the event to be bigger than ever” said Matt Dillow, owner and chef, Gartelmann Wines and The Deck Café, Lovedale.

Lovedale Long Lunch is a progressive lunch that runs all afternoon on the Saturday and Sunday, with some of the Hunter’s leading chefs teamed up with seven Lovedale wineries to offer guests fabulous food, great wine and live music, alfresco among the vineyards.

The seven host wineries for the Lovedale Long Lunch 2022 are Allandale Winery; Emma's Cottage Vineyard; Gartlemann Wines; Saltire Estate; Sandalyn Estate; Tatler Wines and Wandin Valley.

Tickets are available for either the Saturday or Sunday, or both, and you can visit up to three wineries per day. Gather your family and friends, book your tickets and accommodation, and look forward to a wonderful weekend in Lovedale next May. A continuous shuttle bus will run between venues, or you can organise your own, as well as many other local activities, from horse-riding to hot air ballooning, day spa or golf.

“The Lovedale Long Lunch is a signature wine and food event for the Hunter Valley, and it attracts strong visitation and lasting memories. It is great to see the organising committee and operators planning ahead with confidence and we expect this event to once again be a great success, promoting the fantastic wine and food experiences in Lovedale, Hunter Valley” said CEO, Hunter Valley Wine and Tourism Association, Amy Cooper.

Early Bird Tickets will go on sale tomorrow Thursday 16 December at midday, until 9am Monday 20 December 2021.