Local Insight for your Hunter Valley Visit

I recently visited the Wine Region of Burgundy, France – it was my first visit. I was so excited & anxious to ensure I had an amazing food & wine experience, where I learnt more about this beautiful region & its wines.

I consulted friends & colleagues that had visited Burgundy; I trawled the internet & conversed with Burgundians on social media.

I found it so difficult to select where to go & what to do, the choices were endless, & I didn’t want to waste an opportunity by selecting a winery or restaurant that was less than perfect.

Luckily I found a local operator that sorted everything for me; I briefed her on my expectations, she followed through with suggestions & ideas, and introduced me to some fabulous local winemakers & business owners.
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Wine Tasting at “Domain Armelle et Bernaud Rion” where I met Armelle the winemaker & owner.

I had an amazing visit where I sampled some of the truly regional dishes, met a few smaller winemaking families, drove through the Grand Cru vineyards, learnt about the terroir & took in some local history. I really made the most of my three day stay.

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Regional Specialty “Oeufs en Meurette” – eggs poached in red wine.

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Horses working the historic vineyards

The local suggestions & introductions reminded me just how much I can make a difference, & assist those visiting the Hunter Valley.

Whether you are visiting the Hunter as a couple for a country escape, in a group to celebrate a special occasion, for a family getaway or to stock your cellar with truly memorable wines, its great to have local insight.

As a Hunter Valley Travel Concierge I can assist with planning & booking your escape. I’ve lived & worked in the region most of my life & have a great relationship with local businesses.
Rowena Hawkins Travel Concierge, Bespoke Hunter.

I’ll gain an understanding of what you like & want to do, and then using local knowledge I’ll create itineraries, suggestions & introductions to ensure an amazing experience. The itinerary will be as action packed, or slow paced & relaxing as you like, all you’ll have to do is immerse yourselves in the experience.


Rowena Hawkins May 2015


Rowena Hawkins
Your Hunter Itinerary & Experience Tailor
m : 0418 148 283

@Jurds Real Estate – Cessnock and Hunter Valley Wine Country Property Experts – the place to buy, sell and lease property in Cessnock and the Hunter Region.

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