And it's right in the city!
Don't get too excited that you're going to find grapes in the middle of Hunter Street, our main thoroughfare, but this is the headquarters of the Hunter Wine Society in Workshop Way, just across the railway line from Hunter Street.
I just think it's wonderful that you can get an old railway workshop, tart it up and end up with a lovely building put to a completely different use to that originally intended.
The society sources wines from many areas and packages them up for members at reduced prices but also offers them varieties that they may not normally come across.
Pass me a glass Fred! This is from their blurb-
"Today, we are the largest independent, direct supplier of Australian wine.
You can choose from the latest array of superb wine selections assembled by our expert Tasting Panel. Choose white, red or mixed selections – from quality quaffers to super-premium wines.
Take your pick from over 150 wines rated the best quality across every price range. These benchmark wines are available in convenient 6 packs, making it easy to secure quality wines for every occasion.
Forgotten the name of an old favourite? Looking for something new? Simply enter your variety, style, region and price preferences to discover the perfect wines for you! Your Wine Selector service will remember your profile, so each time you log on you’ll be provided with an updated list of available wines that cater specifically to your personal taste. Naturally, you can edit and fine tune your profile whenever you wish.
Our expert selection process
Every wine we offer has been selected by our expert Tasting Panel comprising leading winemakers, wine show judges and wine educators using Australian Wine Show judging criteria. Only wines that have achieved a medal-winning score from our Tasting Panel are included in our offers. Taste the real Australia
Wine Selectors offers access to major wine labels as well as hundreds of leading boutique wines from every Australian wine region. While the 2 major retail giants shrink the range of wines consumers get to choose from, Wine Selectors stands alone, providing you with the opportunity to leave the mass-produced production line behind and secure quality wines that you may otherwise never get to enjoy.
The ultimate wine experience
As well as our great online services, you have the opportunity to enjoy Australia’s ultimate wine experience by becoming a Member of Wine Selectors. Privileges include:
Free Australian Wine Selector magazine
Australian Wine Selector is the nation’s highest circulating wine lifestyle magazine.
Access to convenient, commitment-free wine plans
If desired, Members may join any of our five, expertly selected wine plans catering for all lifestyles and budgets. Our wine plans include: the Hunter Valley Wine Society plan; the Regional Series plan; the Seasonal Selections plan; the Winemakers’ Series; plan and the Chairman’s Series plan.
Wine tastings, wine courses and social events
Members and their guests receive exclusive invitations to attend Member Events including: wine education courses; Winemakers’ Dinners, Members’ Wine Tastings; Vineyard Tours; Race Days; and Golf Days.
Wine region Member Privileges
Members can save hundreds of dollars taking advantage of exclusive, Member Privileges at 300 participating cellar door, accommodation and dining venues right across Australia."