10 Hunter Valley Artisans & Producers to Shop From
From handcrafted chocolates to beautiful homewares, these are the local artisans and producers in the Hunter Valley to stock up on everything!
More than just a place to sip away a weekend, the Hunter Valley is a gourmet, foodie destination, a place to hang out with friends, and the go-to for fresh produce and artisan-crafted small goods. We've done the legwork so you can spend less time researching and more time tasting your way through some of the Hunter Valley's best producers.
If you thought that wine, cheese, and chocolate, was all that the Hunter Valley had to offer, think again — thanks to Pukara Estate, there’s also premium olive oil and vinegar. Proudly Australian-owned, pay a visit to their tasting room at Peppers Creek Village where you can sample a variety of their products, leaving you to decide which ones to take home with you.
Peppers Creek Village, Pokolbin
Cocoa Nib is a stunning little chocolaterie, located in the heart of the Hunter Valley. Situated within the main cellar door of Keith Tulloch Wines estate, everything about this artisan chocolate shop looks just as good as the delicious treats that they sell — from the store’s delightful display, right down to the pretty packaging.
989 Hermitage Road, Pokolbin
Aside from its café offering, Lovedale Smokehouse Gourmet Pantry provides the opportunity to purchase from their extensive range of small goods, including smoked ham, turkey, and bacon, as well as other locally-made produce such as olives, cheeses, and sauces. You can even choose from their selection of take-home platters, perfect for a picnic lunch.
64 Majors Lane, Lovedale
If you're looking for a souvenir to take home after your trip to the Hunter Valley - New South Wales' foodie oasis - then look no further than Tintilla Estate. Known as winemakers, they also produce tapenades, oils, relish and vinegar from their olive orchards. Make sure to pick up a jar of their olive tapenade with merlot for your next cheese board.
725 Hermitage Road Road, Pokolbin
This stylish space could easily be mistaken for being a beautiful boutique, straight out of Byron Bay. Fetch showcases a carefully curated collection of homewares, ceramics and fashion, that will inspire you to redecorate your home and wardrobe. Known for championing local makers, you won't find these one-of-a-kind products anywhere else.
1946 Broke Road, Pokolbin
Located within the Hunter Valley Gardens Shopping Village, the Hunter Valley Chocolate Company has earned a reputation of deliciousness, attracting a legion of both local and visiting chocolate aficionados. Sit back in the cafe and enjoy some chocolate-based treats, and of course, don’t forget to stock up for later.
2320 Broke Road, Pokolbin
Established in 2002, Hunter Valley Smelly Cheese has three retail stores within New South Wales, one of which is lovingly located in Pokolbin. Providing locally-made artisan cheese, cured meats and even gelato, a stop-in at the Smelly Cheese Shop is a great way to get a taste of the Hunter Valley’s very best produce offerings.
2144 Broke Road, Pokolbin
The Watershed Gallery showcases contemporary art in all its forms. This continually evolving, artistic space is home to some of the region's best artists and artisans. From exhibitions to talks, the Watershed Gallery space encourages visitors to connect and interact with the local artists and their works.
621 McDonalds Road, Pokolbin
Part bakery, part cafe, Fawk Foods Kitchen & Bakery places great focus on locally sourced products, offering delicious eat-in café staples, such as bacon and eggs, melts, and toasties, while also serving freshly made baked goods, such as banana bread, muffins and other ‘grab and go’ items.
2188 Broke Road, Pokolbin
A far cry from its once teeny-tiny tasting room that was jam-packed with tasty cheese offerings, Binnorie Dairy now lives along Lovedale’s Lodge Road — and although their collection of cheese, range of meats and desserts, are now served inside a new, spacious building, the quality of their products have remained the same.
25 Lodge Road, Lovedale
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