A sprawling vineyard in the Hunter with a winery, brewery and huge outdoor events space.
Located in the heart of the Hunter Valley, Hope Brewhouse is all about four things: beer, wine, food and music. The 420-hectare property is home to a winery, restaurant and one of the state's biggest outdoor stages. The venue has hosted the likes of Bruce Springsteen, The Rolling Stones and Fleetwood Mac, as well as events like Wine Machine, the Grapest 5k run and the Elton John's farewell tour.
But it's still worth coming here on any regular weekend. You'll also find large tables and benches resembling a German beer hall and, outside, the patio serves up views of green hills, gum trees and vineyards — making it one of New South Wales' most picturesque breweries.
It's the perfect place to work through Hope's listing of interesting brews, like the 'choc milk' porter (infused with milk sugar, cocoa and vanilla extract), the super juicy New England-style IPA and the rice and sorghum gluten-free pilsner. The kitchen operates all day, too, with a menu of pizza, burgers, cheese plates and bar snacks available.
Hope Estate's 18 wines are of course also on offer. So you'll have plenty to work your way through — we just suggest you get a designated driver.