- Rain shower
- Nespresso machine
- Day spa
- Outdoor pool
Overview – Spicers Vineyards Estate
Fabulous accommodation and fine dining are the hallmarks of any Spicers experience and Spicers Vineyards Estate is no exception, with its luxurious suites, award-winning restaurant, kitchen garden and expansive cellar.
An unassuming grey-green building nestled amongst brawny native gums and tangled grapevines, Spicers Vineyards Estate is a truly romantic rural retreat in the heart of the Hunter Valley. This luxurious weekender is an excellent base to explore the many vineyards of this 190-year old wine region, or simply a very nice setting to eat well, rest and rejuvenate on your own or with a special someone.
The 12 guest rooms are exceedingly comfortable, with open fireplaces, baskets full of firewood, starched sheets and fluffy towels. Stone ensuite bathrooms come replete with jetted tubs, rain showers, heated towel rails and premium bath amenities. Pad down to Spicers’ signature Spa Anise for a pampering facial or massage, or lay down with a good book by the sparkling outdoor pool. There are hanging wicker egg chairs to cosy up in, from where you can look for visiting pink-and-grey galahs or kangaroos.
For exercise, there are plenty of nature trails to wander on this 8-acre property, a bountiful kitchen garden to explore and even a giant outdoor chessboard to play with beyond the hanging vines. While wine tours are a must here, there are plenty of other highly recommended activities as well including golf, horseback riding, mountain biking and hot air ballooning.
Of course, no stay is complete without a meal at the wonderful Restaurant Botanica headed by Josh Duncan, who made his name at various high-profile hotels in Australia and worldwide. Many of the herbs and vegetables in his dishes are home-grown, lending supremely fresh flavour to already delicious fare. Of course, every course can be matched with wines, and if you’re still thirsty, visit the many discreet cellar doors along Hermitage Road.
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Rooms – Spicers Vineyards Estate
Immaculately tasteful with plenty of delightful modern conveniences such as a Nespresso machine, warm woollen throws, plush robes and cosy slippers, the 12 rooms at Spicers Vineyards Estate invite rest and relaxation.
King Spa Room
Located on the ground floor, this beautiful room has French doors which open out onto a comfortably furnished veranda with views of the property’s vineyard. Capacity: 2 persons
Luxury Spa Suite
Featuring a separate living area, this inviting suite comes with the option of a private courtyard or balcony with sweeping views over the property. Capacity: 2 persons
Facilities – Spicers Vineyards Estate
- 12 suites
- Outdoor swimming pool
- Restaurant Botanica
- Spa Anise
Activities – Spicers Vineyards Estate
- Private wine tours
- Hot air ballooning
- Helicopter scenic flights
- Horseback riding
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The Hunter Valley is approximately 165km north of Sydney (a little over 2 hours’ drive). Spicers Vineyards Estate is located on quiet Hermitage Road, just outside Pokolbin.