Hunter Valley, wine country
At 12,000 square kilometres, the Hunter Valley is larger than Cyprus.
Nearly 30,000 tonnes of grapes are crushed to wine in the Hunter Valley every year.
The valley is also home to olive groves and cheese and fudge factories.
Though it is often thought of as having a Mediterranean climate, the Hunter Valley is in fact sub-tropical like the surrounding mountains.
Today, there are more than 80 wineries operating in the Hunter Valley.
Hunter Valley’s Semillon wine is known as ‘Australia's unique gift to the world’.