Hunter Valley Highland Games

24TH AUGUST 2024

Presented by the HV Games Management Committee.

Come experience the Hunter Valley Highland Games in beautiful Wine Country!

After all, the original grapevines planted in the Hunter were planted by James Busby of Edinburgh.

These games celebrate the deep connection between Australia and Scotland.




Lovedale Long Lunch

17TH & 18TH MAY 2025

A chance to experience beautiful Lovedale while enjoying fine local wine, delicious gourmet food and live entertainment! 

Your 2025 Lovedale Long Lunch ticket includes entry, souvenir glass, main meals tokens (2 x Saturday or 1 x Sunday) and dessert or cheese plate token.

Each winery has live entertainment throughout the day and amenities to keep you comfortable. 

Experience the Culinary Delights of a Lovedale Long Lunch

Saltire Estate is the perfect destination for those seeking unique experiences in the Hunter Valley region.

Our estate hosts several events throughout the year, including the highly anticipated Lovedale Long Lunch. This annual event, held over two days in May, showcases the finest wineries in Lovedale, offering guests a day of indulgence and delight.

The Lovedale Long Lunch is a true celebration of food, wine, and music. Guests can savour a delicious menu curated by some of the best chefs in the region, paired with award-winning wines from Saltire Estate and other renowned wineries in the area. From canapes to desserts, every dish is carefully crafted to showcase the local produce and flavours.

If you're planning to attend the Lovedale Long Lunch, we recommend starting off the day at Saltire Estate to fully immerse yourself in the experience. We offer several packages that include entry to the event, a complimentary souvenier glass and shuttle services to and from the estate and other wineries available all day. Our team is happy to help you choose the best package to suit your needs and budget.

Come Along and Indulge in a Lovedale Long Lunch

If you're a foodie, wine enthusiast, or simply looking for a memorable culinary experience, the Lovedale Long Lunch is an event not to be missed. Held annually in May, this two-day event brings together some of the best wineries in Lovedale to showcase the region's unique flavours and hospitality. 

Guests can indulge in a sumptuous menu prepared by renowned chefs from the participating venues. The menu features a range of delicious dishes, from starters to desserts, all expertly paired with award-winning wines from the best wineries in the area. You can dine al fresco and enjoy live entertainment throughout the day.

At Saltire Estate, we are proud to be a part of the Lovedale Long Lunch and offer our guests the chance to experience this unique event. Purchasing your package for the Lovedale Long Lunch includes entry to the event, a complimentary souvenier glass and meal vouchers to be used at the venues. There are shuttle services to and from the estate and other wineries available all day.

With Lovedale Long Lunch tickets selling out fast, be sure to secure your spot in advance. Mark your calendar and get ready for a culinary adventure like no other.

Celebrate Wine and Culture at Our Unique Events

We're passionate about celebrating wine and culture through unique events that showcase the best of the Hunter Valley region. From wine events in Lovedale to cultural festivals in Rothbury, our calendar is packed with exciting experiences that are sure to leave a lasting impression.

One of our most popular events is the Hunter Valley Kombi Fest, which celebrates the iconic Volkswagen Kombi van and its place in Australian culture. This event brings together Kombi enthusiasts from around the country for a day full of fun activities, live music, and of course, wine tastings. Guests can also enjoy a range of delicious food from local vendors and take part in the popular Kombi convoy through the picturesque Hunter Valley.

Another must-attend event is the Hunter Valley Highland Games, held each year. This Scottish-inspired festival celebrates the region's rich heritage through traditional Highland games, pipe bands, and Scottish dance performances. Guests can also sample a range of fine wines from the best wineries in Lovedale, along with a selection of delicious food from local vendors.

Secure Your Tickets and Enjoy Our Unforgettable Events 

For the Lovedale Long Lunch, guests can choose from a range of packages that include tickets to the event, meal vouchers and entry to two wineries of your choice. Our packages offer great value for money and give you the flexibility to explore the other wineries in Lovedale at your leisure.

Lovedale Long Lunch ticket prices vary depending on the package you choose, so be sure to check the website for the latest prices and availability.

Join Us for the 2025 Lovedale Long Lunch

As a family-owned and operated winery, we are deeply committed to the region and to providing our guests with exceptional experiences that celebrate the best of what the Hunter Valley has to offer, including red wines, white wines and organic wines.

Come and join us for a day of fun, food, and wine, and discover why Saltire Estate is one of the most beloved destinations in the region. We look forward to seeing you soon.

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