LOVEDALE LONG LUNCH 2008 – What’s on in the Hunter Valley

April 15th, 2008

 The Lovedale Long Lunch is a NSW Flagship Regional Event

LOVEDALE LONG LUNCH 2008 – Don’t miss it!!!

  • 17 – 18 May 2008

The 2008 Lovedale Long Lunch is one not to be missed and it just keeps getting bigger every year.  This is a great weekend so start planning…MiSociety Don’t forget to tell them MiSociety told you so! Lovedale Long Lunch 2008

Hop on hop off  shuttle buses run all day between all the fun venues. 

To get to the Hunter, Rover Coaches are running packages from everywhere for The Lovedale Long Lunch P: 4990 1699 or 


 These guys had a ball at the 2007 Lovedale Long Lunch

Pirates at the Lovedale Long LunchLovedale Long Lunch 2007 scene

 Lovedale Long Lunch FunGirls at Lovedale Long Lunch

LOVEDALE IS BUZZING IN PREPERATION FOR THE ANNUAL LOVEDALE LONG LUNCH Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th May 2008 The Lovedale Long Lunch is a progressive-type lunch where visitors wine and dine their way around the seven participating Lovedale wineries over the weekend enjoying a glass of wine, gourmet food, fabulous music and art. Come for the day or stay the weekend but don’t miss this exciting Lovedale food and wine event!! The participants in the 2008 event are Allandale Winery with Infuzion Restaurant, Cooper Wines with The Cellar Restaurant, Gartelmann with Chez Pok, Wandin Valley Estate with Bel Posto Café/Restaurant, Sandalyn Estate with Red Salt, Warraroong Estate with IL Cacciatore and Emma’s Cottage Vineyard with Amanda’s Restaurant. It doesn’t matter where you start and it doesn’t matter where you finish.  Firstly purchase your Lovedale commemorative tasting glass for $5 at any participating winery. Then choose a plate of gourmet cuisine provided by an impressive line-up of chefs, matched with a complimentary glass of the winemaker’s specially selected wine, all for just $20! Delicious desserts and cheese platters for $8, fresh coffee and a host of other delights await you at every venue. Lovedale opens its doors once again to provide a moveable feast of culinary delights matched with award winning wines.  Indulge your senses along the Lovedale trail.  Eat; drink, dance and most of all have fun! For further information on menus, wine and entertainment visit or email us at 

What you need to know to Long Lunch! Date: Saturday 17th May & Sunday 18th May 2008 Time: 10am to 4pm Website: Email: Phone: 02 4990 4526 Fax: 02 4990 1714  Participating Wineries and contacts: llandale Winery     02 4990 4526, Tanya, Bill or Fiona Coopers Winery        02 4930 7387, Vicki & Max Gartelmann             02 4930 7113, Jan & Mike Wandin Valley          02 4930 7317, Matt & John Sandalyn Estate        02 4930 7611, John & Lyndsay Warraroong Estate    02 4930 7594, Jan & Bob Emma’s Cottage       02 4998 7734, Megan & Alec Glasses: $5 Entrée Size Gourmet Cuisine: $20 each Desserts: $8 each Local cheese platters: $8 each Coffee: from $2 each Transport: Bookings are essential for buses and large groups. See event guide for package tours and booking requirements.

Accommodation: refer to the event guide or website alternatively contact Hunter Valley Wine Country Tourism 

The history of Lovedale dates back to the 1800s when local wheat, dairy and general produce farmers turned their hand to grape growing. The Lovedale Long Lunch was started in 1994 to market Lovedale as a premium wine producing area and tourist attraction. Now in its 15th year, it includes seven wineries and vineyards to visit over the Long Lunch weekend.

The Lovedale Long Lunch has been the winner at the Hunter Region Awards for Excellence in Tourism for the category Significant Regional Festivals and Special Events in 1996, 1998, 2000 and 2007. In 2006 the event was classified as a Regional Flagship Event by Tourism NSW. The Lovedale Long Lunch is an annual event, held on the third weekend in May. It is a progressive-type lunch where visitors wine and dine their way around the seven participating wineries over the weekend enjoying a glass of wine, gourmet food, fabulous music and art.

This event is a must for all food and wine lovers. Come and see for yourself! 2008 Lovedale Long Lunch Event Guide out now!

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