Record crowd at Hunter Valley Uncorked Balmoral

GREAT SUCCESS: A record crowd of 8000 people turned out for Hunter Valley Uncorked Balmoral on October 9.

GREAT SUCCESS: A record crowd of 8000 people turned out for Hunter Valley Uncorked Balmoral on October 9.

Hunter Valley Uncorked Balmoral 2016 was another great success for 33 Hunter Valley wine and food producers showcasing their wares to over 8000 people.

The spectacular weather encouraged wine and food enthusiasts to flock to the Esplanade at Balmoral Beach on Sunday, October 9 where they enjoyed Hunter Valley wines and food and enjoyed music from groovy musicians by Sydney entertainers Soul Funk.

Hunter Valley Uncorked Balmoral celebrated its 11th year and continues to be one of the most successful events on the Northern side of Sydney.

A huge thank you goes to Hunter Valley Events for organising another spectacular event, Prestige Party Hire and Wine Selectors as our sponsors.

Destination NSW: Incubator Event Fund

Applications for round one of the Incubator Event Fund are now open.

The Hunter Valley Wine and Tourism Association encourages Hunter Valley businesses, including members who intend on running events from January to June 2017 to apply.

The fund offers one-off annual grants of up to $20,000 (excl. GST) to events in regional NSW to support costs including but not limited to temporary event infrastructure; venue hire; marketing and promotions; marketing, PR and digital consultancies; brand design and development; and attendee research.

To be eligible for funding from round one an event must have its first or second event between January 1 and June 30, 2017 and must sufficiently meet the fund criteria.

Applications will close at midnight on October 30. For more information, visit destinationnsw.com.au.

Great events in wine country

Hunter Valley Wine Country ‘comes alive’ this weekend with some great events on the calendar.

Join winemaker Xanthe for an intimate three-course lunch prepared by Hunters Quarter, matched to premium Cockfighter's Ghost and Poole's Rock at the Cockfighter’s Ghost Budburst Lunch, or watch over 30 hot air balloons take to the skies over the Hunter Valley during the Hunter Valley Balloon Fiesta, or enjoy the best food, wine and music at the inaugural Pokolbin Pride Festival.

Spring has arrived and the Hunter Valley Gardens Rose Spectacular 2016 is in full swing this October with over two million blooms.

Sobels Wines presents Hunter Valley Summer Theatre, along with the Handmade Hunter Markets on this weekend.

For a full calendar of upcoming events in your backyard, visit winecountry.com.au.

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