Lovedale Long Lunch 2024: A Culinary Experience

Lovedale Long Lunch 2024: A Culinary Experience

Feb 01, 2024

Welcome to the beloved tradition that is the Lovedale Long Lunch!

Lovedale Long Lunch 2024 - 18-19 May 2024

Nestled in the heart of the picturesque Hunter Valley, this annual event is a culinary extravaganza like no other. For over three decades, food and wine enthusiasts have flocked to this idyllic region to experience the delights of the Lovedale Long Lunch, eagerly anticipating a day filled with gastronomic indulgence and exquisite wines.

Hosted by the esteemed Saltire Estate, the Lovedale Long Lunch has earned its place as one of the Hunter Valley's most anticipated events. It's not just a food and wine festival; it's a celebration of the region's rich culinary heritage and the passion of its talented producers.

As you embark on this culinary adventure, you'll discover a world of flavour waiting to be explored. From gourmet dishes crafted with the finest local ingredients to award-winning wines that showcase the terroir of the Hunter Valley, every aspect of the Lovedale Long Lunch promises to delight your senses and leave you craving more.

So, join us as we raise a glass to good food, great company, and unforgettable experiences. Whether you're a seasoned foodie or simply looking to indulge in a day of indulgence, the Lovedale Long Lunch invites you to savour every moment and create memories that will last a lifetime. Get ready to tantalise your taste buds and discover why this event is a highlight of the Hunter Valley calendar


The Iconic Lovedale Long Lunch

Lovedale Long Lunch

Step into the rich tapestry of culinary excellence and wine appreciation at the Lovedale Long Lunch, an event that has stood the test of time for three remarkable decades. In 2024, this beloved festival celebrates its 30th Anniversary, marking a milestone in its journey of bringing together food and wine enthusiasts from far and wide.

As you prepare to join the festivities, you'll find yourself immersed in a world of gourmet delights and vinous pleasures. What sets the Lovedale Long Lunch apart is its unique format, designed to maximise your enjoyment and minimise travel time between venues. This year, you'll have the opportunity to choose two from the six participating wineries to visit with your group, allowing you to spend more quality time savouring each venue's offerings and less time traversing the beautiful landscape of the Hunter Valley.

Imagine wandering through lush vineyards, surrounded by the scent of ripe grapes and the gentle hum of conversation. At each participating winery, you'll be greeted with warm hospitality and a tantalising array of culinary delights, expertly paired with their signature wines. Whether you prefer crisp whites, full-bodied reds, or something in between, you'll find an impressive selection to suit every palate.

But the Lovedale Long Lunch is more than just a showcase of fine food and wine; it's a celebration of community and camaraderie. As you mingle with fellow enthusiasts and share stories over a glass of your favourite vintage, you'll discover that the true magic of this event lies in the connections made and memories created.

So, as the Lovedale Long Lunch marks its 30th Anniversary, we invite you to raise a glass and toast to the decades of culinary excellence that have made this event an iconic fixture on the Hunter Valley calendar. Here's to thirty years of indulgence, discovery, and unforgettable experiences.

Weekend Tickets Packages

As you prepare to embark on your culinary adventure at the Lovedale Long Lunch, it's time to explore the ticket packages available to enhance your experience.

2024 Tickets


General Release: $159


  • Entry on Saturday & Sunday
  • 3 Main Meals
  • 2 Desserts or Cheese Plates
  • 1 Souvenir Wine Tasting Glass


General Release: $115


  • Entry on Saturday
  • 2 Main Meals
  • 1 Desserts or Cheese Plates
  • 1 Souvenir Wine Tasting Glass


Price: $79


  • Entry on Sunday
  • 1 Main Meal
  • 1 Dessert or Cheese Plate
  • 1 Souvenir Wine Tasting Glass


No matter which ticket package you choose, you're guaranteed to enjoy a day filled with culinary delights, world-class wines, and unforgettable moments. So don't delay – secure your tickets today and get ready to savour the best of the Hunter Valley at the Lovedale Long Lunch!


Saltire Estate: The Host of Culinary Excellence

Prepare to be swept away by the exquisite offerings of Saltire Estate, one of the esteemed hosts of the Lovedale Long Lunch. Nestled in the heart of the Hunter Valley, Saltire Estate epitomises the region's commitment to quality and craftsmanship, earning a well-deserved reputation for producing exceptional wines that embody the essence of the terroir.

At Saltire Estate, wine is more than just a beverage; it's a testament to the dedication and expertise of the winemakers who craft each bottle with care and precision. From crisp Sauvignon Blancs to elegant Shiraz's, their portfolio boasts a diverse range of varietals, each offering a distinct expression of the Hunter Valley's terroir.

But Saltire Estate's commitment to excellence extends beyond their wines. As one of the hosts of the Lovedale Long Lunch, we take pride in showcasing the region's finest produce and culinary talent, creating an unforgettable experience for attendees. From the moment you step foot on their picturesque estate, you'll be greeted with warm hospitality and a sense of genuine passion for food and wine.

So, as you immerse yourself in the world of Saltire Estate, take a moment to savour the flavours of the Hunter Valley and appreciate the dedication that goes into every bottle of wine and every plate of food. With Saltire Estate as your host, you're in for a culinary experience that is nothing short of extraordinary. 


Ready to Experience the Lovedale Long Lunch

Ready to experience the culinary extravaganza that is the Lovedale Long Lunch? Don't miss out on this opportunity to indulge in gourmet delights, exquisite wines, and unforgettable moments in the picturesque Hunter Valley.

Head over to the official Lovedale Long Lunch website to secure your tickets today. With a range of ticket packages to choose from, there's something for everyone, whether you're a wine connoisseur, a foodie, or simply looking for a day of fun and relaxation.

But hurry – tickets sell out fast, and you don't want to miss your chance to be part of this iconic event. Gather your friends, plan your visit, and get ready for a day of indulgence in the heart of wine country.

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