Cheese and Chocolate Festival 2018

All Ages Event: 10am until 5pm - Saturday 14th of July

Hope Estate is combining two of the Hunters greatest passions, Chocolate and Cheese, to create the ultimate 2018 Hunter Valley Cheese & Chocolate Festival.

The 2018 Hunter Valley Chocolate & Cheese festival will showcase the talents of many local and national cheese makers, bakers, chocolatiers and restaurants.

The Hunter Valley Chocolate & Cheese festival will be bursting with chocolate, cheese, great food, fine wine and craft beer right in the heart of the Hunter Valley.

Not just a day of tasting but an experience for all to enjoy, with displays, competitions and market stalls. We aim to bring visitors to the Hunter Valley to enjoy local vendors in a scenic environment.

Date: 14th July 2018

Time: 10am – 5pm

Tickets available from Hope Estate

“The Cheese and Chocolate Festival” has no affiliation or
association whatsoever with the Cheese Lover’s Festival held in
the Hunter Valley in 2016 and 2017.

Ticket Prices

Family Pass

$60 ($65 at the gate)

Includes: 2 x Adult and 2 x Under 18 entry into event, cheese, chocolate, beer and wine tasting, access to demonstrations, displays and competitions.

Adult Entry 18+

$25 ($30 at the gate)

Includes: Entry into event, cheese, chocolate, beer and wine tasting, access to demonstrations, displays and market stalls.

Under 18

$10 ($15 at the gate)

Includes: Entry into event, cheese and chocolate tasting, access to demonstrations, displays and market stalls.

Under 12

Free Admission

Includes: Entry into event, cheese and chocolate tasting, access to demonstrations, displays, competitions and kids area.

Adult Admission (18+) & Hamper Package

$149 (+$10 for GF or Vegetarian)(Sales close 11:59pm 13th July)

Includes: 2 x Adult 18+ Entry into event, Tastings & 1 x Hope Estate Hamper

Hamper includes:

– Your Choice from a selection of Hope Estate Wine (1 x Bottle)

– Disposable Wine Glasses & Cutlery

– Crusty Baguette

– Antipasto Vegetables

– Green salad

– Cold Meats

– Cheese, Dried Fruits & Crackers

– Dips

– Petit Dessert Pack ( 4 pieces)

– 2 x Bottles of Water

– All served in a Reusable Cooler Bag

VIP Experience (18+)

– SOLD OUT

$99

Includes: Entry into event, Tastings, VIP Seating in demonstrations, Winery OR Brewery Tour, Lunch in the Restaurant (3 course lunch and 1x glass of Hope Estate beer or wine)*

*Must be booked in advance. This includes your selection of demonstrations, winery or brewery tour and any dietary requirements and cheese or chocolate dessert.

VIP Marquee Experience (18+)

– SOLD OUT

$99

Includes: Entry into event, Tastings, VIP Seating in demonstrations, Winery OR Brewery Tour, Lunch in the VIP Marquee (3 course lunch and 1x glass of Hope Estate beer or wine)*

*Must be booked in advance. This includes your selection of demonstrations, winery or brewery tour and any dietary requirements and cheese or chocolate dessert.

VIP Package Details & Times

Please ensure for all VIP packages you arrive atleast 10 minutes prior to start to ensure you do not miss out on any part of the package.

VIP Experience Package

Restaurant Deck: Level 3

12:00 pm

VIP Marquee Package

Marquee: Hope Estate Amphitheatre

12:30 pm

Menu

Entrée

Prosciutto with marinated melon, goat’s cheese & caramelised balsamic

Main

Chicken supreme on vintage cheddar & Kalamata olive roast potatoes, baby spinach & thyme cream (GF)

Dessert

Chocolate Torte with toffee, hazelnut crumb & vanilla bean tuile biscuit

PLEASE ADVISE STAFF IF YOU HAVE SELECTED A GLUTEN FREE OR VEGETARIAN OPTION WITH YOUR TICKET

All dietary requirements have been catered for as per your ticket selections.

Unfortunately, changes on the day will not be accommodated.

Accommodation

The Hunter Valley has a multitude of wonderful places for you to rest your head. One of the closest venues is the renowned Crowne Plaza Resort.

With so many options to suit all sorts of budgets, click the button below to find the right accommodation for you.

Location

Transport

You can use the NSW Trip Planner to find the best route to your Hunter Valley destination.

Transport to the Hunter Valley: 

By Train:

NSW TrainLink and connect Newcastle and Sydney to the Hunter Valley towns of Maitland and Singleton.

By Bus:

From Newcastle you can take the Rover Coaches shuttle service heading to the show and making a few stops in Mayfield, Maitland and Rutherford before getting to the festival!

Rover Coaches Tickets

From Maitland you can connect to a regular bus service which will take you to Cessnock and Pokolbin.

Transport within the Hunter Valley:
Shuttle Services:

Vineyard Shuttle Service

iHop Hunter Valley

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