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The Loooongest Hunter Valley Long Lunch

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Published: 16 Sep 19

The Loooongest Hunter Valley Long Lunch

Imagine spending a long afternoon surrounded by award-winning vineyards, endless rolling countryside views, and mouth-watering cuisine crafted with locally sourced seasonal ingredients.

You don’t need to hop on a plane and head to the depths of rural Italy or, the open plains of Spain to enjoy this experience. It can All be found in less than a 2-hours drive north of Sydney in the beautiful Hunter Valley.

At voco™ Kirkton Park Hunter Valley, long lunches under open blue skies are our specialty. Get together with your nearest and dearest to enjoy seasonal platters, gourmet 3-course banquets, and of course, a glass or two of Hunter Valley wine.

Get ready to tantalise your tastebuds and indulge your senses with an all-round experience that caters for family, friends, couples and colleagues. Treat yourself or a loved one an extra special treat, get ready to exceed all your expectations in the Hunter Valley with a Long Lunch experience.

People at dinner table in woodlands

Long Lunches in the Hunter Valley

Take your dining experience to the next level with an exquisite long lunch in the heart of the Hunter Valley. Nestled in picturesque Pokolbin, lunch is served outdoors on the grounds of a beautiful, picture-perfect country estate.

Perfectly manicured gardens fill the crisp and clean air with an intoxicating floral fragrance. Towering trees provide a lush green canopy above the dining area. And locally sourced seasonal produce paired with beautifully flavoursome wines is the piece de resistance. Forget about noise and pollution; this is a place of peace and tranquillity.

As winter rapidly comes to an end and spring starts bursting into life, the promise of warmer days ahead awaits. But if there’s still a chill in the air, the gently burning embers of the fire pit will keep you nice and toasty.

Take your seat on one of the beautifully laid-out tables and soak up views of the gardens, gently flowing waterways and spectacular gums. Each long lunch features homegrown and locally sourced produce for food that is so fresh, you can taste the difference.

With much of the produce grown in the Country Estates very own vegetable garden, voco™ Kirkton Park Hunter Valley truly lives up to its ‘estate to plate‘ philosophy. Bountiful shared platters of sensational seasonal cuisine change throughout the year as different products come into season.

Plants growing in woodlands

More than Just Food

While the food is definitely the star of the show at our Hunter Valley long lunches, the whole experience goes far, far beyond this. Specially selected wines produced in the local area are carefully chosen to complement your meal. As the seasons and ingredients change throughout the year, so will the wine selection.

But, going beyond the wine (if that’s even possible to say) is the experience of spending some truly magical, memory-making moments with your closest family and friends. Each element of the long lunch perfectly complements the next, creating a refined ambience filled with amazing company, delicious food and drink, and surrounds that are as beautiful as the day itself.

Sociable dinner table

Lavish Long Lunches for Private Occasions

Long lunches at voco™ Kirkton Park Hunter Valley can be arranged for special occasions and events too. Get together and celebrate weddings, birthdays, Christmas parties, and much more with your very own private long lunch in the heart of the Hunter Valley.

If your special occasion falls outside of one of our long lunch events, or you would just prefer a more private occasion, anything is possible. Every season comes with its own unique atmosphere. Spring and Autumn come with mild days, vibrant surrounds and feelings of peace and tranquillity.

The long, warm days of summer make it the ideal time to indulge yourselves with a decadent summer hen party, pre or post-wedding lunch or a family get-together in the countryside. The crisp and chilly days of winter cast the Hunter Valley in a whole new light. But don’t worry about the cool air, roaring fire pits keep everyone cozy and warm.

Make your celebrations or events extra special with a bottle or two of award-winning Hunter Valley wine. Famed around the world for its vineyards and cellar doors, bubbles are a must when visiting the area. It won’t only be the wine that is flowing, the conversation will be too.


Make a Weekend of it

Why not make a weekend of it and treat yourself to a stay at voco™ kirkton Park Hunter Valley. Guests of our long lunches can take advantage of our special offers on room rates so that you can turn your long lunch into a long weekend.

Spend lazy days relaxing in the spa. Take breakfast early in the morning over the rose gardens and soak up the beauty of nature in bloom. Enjoy outdoor activities, such as tennis and bush walks. And cool off with a swim before getting ready to sample all of the local delights on offer.

Rooms come with their very own private verandas, perfect for enjoying a glass of wine in the evening or an early morning cup of coffee. Soft pillows and comfy bedding guarantee a restful night’s sleep away from the hustle and bustle of the city. You will wake up feeling refreshed and invigorated with spectacular views of the Hunter Valley.

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Hotel room, large bed

voco™ Kirkton Park Long Lunch Events

When it comes to creating special memories in the heart of the Hunter Valley, our long lunches are the perfect option for everyone. Take a moment to immerse yourself in the true spirit, taste and atmosphere of the Hunter region with a gastronomic outdoor dining experience.

Long lunches at voco™ Kirkton Park Hunter Valley are held throughout the year, making them the perfect all-year-round treat. To stay up-to-date with our long lunches and other exclusive offers, follow us on Facebook or head over to our events offers for more.

If you would like to book a private long lunch at voco™ Kirkton Park Hunter Valley, get in touch with us today for more details.


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