We look forward to your visit and will do everything we can to make your time with us special. We hope you enjoy your stay with us.
Cellar door - Emma's Cottage Vineyard cellar door and gallery is open Friday 1pm to 4 pm Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 5pm. All of our wines have been made from grapes grown on this property, that have been hand picked, creating distinctive, clean and fresh flavours. Our focus is quality, not quantity. Our wines can be purchased from the Cellar Door or by direct order. The current price list is available on our website. Don't forget, as cottage guests, you receive 20% discount on the current wine prices, and free delivery to Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne metro areas, if you buy a dozen wines whilst you are here. The dozen can be mixed and shared if that suits. So you should never be short of a good wine and you don't even have to leave the property to get it!!. Your cottage also contains original artworks by local artists.
Art Gallery - Come and view the vibrant works of local artists. Open same times as the cellar door.
Nanna Kerr's Kitchen, the restaurant onsite, serves fresh locally sourced organic food overlooking our gorgeous garden and you only have to walk 20 metres to get there!!! Open for Breakfast from 8am Thursday to Monday. Wander over to check it out!! We can also recommend a number of other restaurants in Lovedale and the Pokolbin area which we have tried - from simply cafes serving great food, the best local Italian, tapas, Modern Australian and French influence. You are simply spoiled for choice whilst you are here.
What's included and what to bring
What's included: Bed linen, 1 bath towel per person, bath mat, hand towel, toilet paper, cutlery, crockery, glassware, utensils, BBQ tools, dishwashing powder, wipes and cleaners.
What to bring: All your own food and drink including salt , pepper, sugar, tea and coffee, wraps and foils, toiletries, shampoo’s, pool towels. Basically anything you will consume not listed in inclusions. If in doubt please call to check - or .
There is a swimming pool available for guests usage on those hot summer days, perfect for a relaxing cool down after a day of exploring, or the perfect way to start the day.
The property itself is 30 acres of fabulous country with approximately 5 acres of almost level grass, combined with rose gardens edging a walking path, complete with rotunda and country dam. The property abounds with kangaroos and local wild birds such as parrots, Magpies, Babblers, Kookaburras to name a few and the range of waterbirds on our dams is at times amazing - we have seen Royal Spoonbills, grey and white herons, ducks, water hens and even the occasional Black Swan and Pelican. There are many more birds to add that real country feel, yet you are only a bird's call from all the Hunter has to offer!!.
Most of all you will notice the peace and quiet of the Lovedale area, you instantly slow down from your busy schedule and start to "smell the roses" and enjoy the peace and quiet - ahhhhh!!
SELF CONTAINED 4 BEDROOM HUNTER VALLEY COTTAGE.
The 4 bedroom cottage has a really spacious, calm and peaceful feel and is set in a lovely garden. Located adjacent to our vineyard and swimming pool, this comfortable two storey, is ideal for 8 guests. The house has easy, level access and parking. There is a gas BBQ and outdoor setting under the wrap around veranda.
There are Four Queen bedrooms (the 2 upstairs are large), 2 bathrooms with showers and vanities (1 upstairs and 1 downstairs), fully equipped modern kitchen with cooktop and oven, microwave and dishwasher, generous living/dining areas, fully air-conditioned, large flat screen television, CD and DVD player, combustion log fire.
From the South:
Follow the signs to Cessnock and Branxton. As you leave Cessnock you turn onto Wine Country Drive (sometimes known as Branxton Rd or Allandale Rd) heading North towards Branxton. After 5km you will pass Cessnock airport and the Visitor Information Centre (worth a stop to gather reference material for your stay) on your left. Keep traveling North along Wine Country Drive for another 7km, turning right into Wilderness Rd. Emma’s Cottage Vineyard is 1.4km on your left.
From the Hunter Expressway:
Turn off at Lovedale Road exit. Turn right at Wandin Valley vineyard and continue 3km to Gillies Bridge. Emma's front gate is 1km past the bridge on the right.
From the North:
Turn off the new England Highway at Branxton, heading South for Cessnock. You will be on Wine Country drive (sometimes known as Branxton Rd). Follow this road from Branxton for 7km then turn left into Wilderness Rd. Emma's Cottage Vineyard is 1.4km on your left.