"Twine Restaurant is light and airy, with views over Wynwood Vineyard. The menu is full of fresh, seasonal dishes with a modern, artistic twist." Read the full review here
Paula from Scoot Airllines Visits Twine for a quick cooking class Media release 25th July, 2012
Twine Restaurant at Wynwood Estate, Hunter Valley
It's about Twine!
Locals and regulars of the Hunter Valley wine region are about to be treated to the newest and most exciting restaurant to open its doors this year. It's name, Twine.
Preparing to launch in September, Chef and restauranteur Matt Dillow of The Verandah Restaurant is the proud new owner.
Matt comes with a vast experience in high profile kitchens from Rydges Hotels and Resorts to Barrenjoey House in Palm Beach with the last 5 years making The Hunter Valley his home at his own restaurant, the Verandah Restaurant.
Overlooking the picturesque vineyards, Twine spills out onto a rose-trimmed courtyard fit for lunch in the sunshine, or evening cocktails under the stars. This stunning location ensures Twine Restaurant at Wynwood Estate will make a special occasion destination for visitors and locals alike. Perfect for weddings and corporate events, Twine will cater to all styles of function.
Twine Restaurant will be open 7 days for lunch and Friday, Saturday and Sunday for dinner although group bookings and events will be welcome any time.
Weddings and Events: Twine Restaurant at Wynwood Estate features stunning rose gardens and sweeping vineyard views across the valley making it an idyllic location for your dream wedding. The beautiful manicured hedge path paves the spectacular bridal entrance up the aisle; meeting at the gazebo overlooking the vineyard where a wedding ceremony takes place. This location provides abundant opportunities for those memorable photographs.
The perfect wedding reception comes with many options, including canapes and drinks served in the garden or in the historic Wine Museum, progressing onto a sit-down dinner in the characteristic Barrel Room featuring barn-like wooden doors opening out to an outdoor area, a perfect setting to continue the dance floor festivities.
Originally known as Happy Valley, more recently known as Golden Grape and now known as Wynwood Estate is where you will find Twine Restaurant.
For bookings and enquiries phone Twine Restaurant on 4998 7449.
Wynwood Estate boasts 100 picturesque acres of land including 65 acres of manicured vineyard which you are welcome to use for photos.
The cost is $500 and includes: The set up white chairs to accommodate 25 percent of the guests. A table with skirting and two chairs for the Bride and Groom's signing. Large white Bali flags where the ceremony is held if you wish.
Wet weather back up plan; We do have a Barrel Room available in the cellar door for use. However, you will be required to watch the weather reports and make a decision 3 full working days prior as we need to set this room. The charge is $150 extra, if you are getting married in the Barrel Room there is no extra charge but we still need 3 full working days prior as we will have to make room prior to setting up for the reception.
Post ceremony bar: We offer a Sparkling bar after the ceremony allowing the wedding party can have their photos whilst their guests are looked after with Wynwood sparkling wine, Premium beers, orange juice and crudity plates for guest to snack on prior to getting into the start of the reception. The cost for the Sparkling Bar is $15 per person and goes for 45 minutes after the ceremony ends enabling the bridal party enough time for plenty of photos. Alternatively guests can pay for their own drinks on consumption from our outside bar.
Terms and Conditions If your reception is not being held at Twine there is a minimum spend of $1500 for an on-site ceremony.
2016 Ceremony Offer
All NEW reception bookings for 2016 will recieve their ceremony for half price!! Enquire NOW firstname.lastname@example.org
For any further questions about on-site weddings please contact the team via email - email@example.com
Yes Twine does off-site Hunter Valley Catering for group functions, parties and public events.
Our team are experienced and equipped to make your Hunter Valley Catering event a roaring success. You may have seen our stalls and banners around at various private and public events in and around the Hunter Valley.
The food is spectacular whether we're cooking in a commercial kitchen or bringing our own equipment to an outdoor venue. You won't be disappointed. View our offsite, outdoor catering menus using the button below.
Please contact us via the "Contact Us" button or call us to discuss your needs further.
CANAPES Tomato, basil, bruschetta bites Hommous and roasted capsicum croutes Smoked salmon lemon mascarpone and Spanish onion croutes Four cheese risotto balls Zucchini and pinenut frittata Thai chicken tartlet Twice cooked duck in rice paper w, hoi sin Leek and fetta quiche Vegetarian spring rolls Moroccan lamb balls w, minted yoghurt Asparagus wrapped w, proscuitto Freshly shucked oysters w, soy mirin dressing Seared tuna w, wasabi aioli
BREAD Warm sour dough w, extra virgin olive oil and balsamic
ENTREES Cauliflower and potato soup drizzled w, truffle oil Roasted butternut pumpkin and fetta risotto Caramelized onion, semi-sundried tomato and goats cheese tart Smoked salmon w, potato, fennel, and dill salad Charred field mushroom w, roast capsicum and fetta and rocket salad Seared tuna on cucumber ribbon salad w, soy mirin glaze Char grilled vegetable stack w, basil and bocconcini Tandoori chicken and cucumber salad w, tatziki Lemon and garlic prawns w, roasted capsicum mesclun salad Lamb tenderloin on char-grilled eggplant w, harrisa yoghurt
MAINS Chicken breast filled with ricotta, sage and pinenuts on roasted kumara Char-grilled eye fillet on root vegetable and rosemary roesti w, caramelized onion Grilled Atlantic salmon on skordallia w sweet red pepper dressing Rosemary lamb backstrap on minted pea and parmesan risotto w, semi sundried tomatoes Duck confit on chestnut potato puree and glazed pears Grilled barramundi on herbed potato puree w, olive tapanade Grilled sirloin on handcut potato chips w, field mushroom and red wine jus
Mains served w, bowls of salad
DESSERTS Lemon curd tart w, mixed berry compote and Chantilly cream Chocolate jaffa tart w, pistachio ice-cream Sticky date, fig and walnut pudding w, caramel sauce and ice cream Cappuccino crème brulee w, almond and orange biscotti Red wine poached pear and w, cinnamon and orange syrup Vanilla bean pannacotta w, raspberry compote and praline Individual black forest cake w, chocolate shaving
Choice of 3 canapés two entrée, two mains, bowls of salad and two desserts: $100
Choice of 3 canapés, one entrée, two mains, bowls of salad and one desserts: $90
Choice of 3 canapés, one entrée, one main, bowls of salads and one desserts: $85
Choice of 3 canapes, two entrée and two mains bowls of salads: $80
Choice of 3 canapés, two mains, bowls of salad and two desserts: $75
THE GREAT SEAFOOD BBQ (Served buffet style) Warm ciabatta bread Platter of grilled vegetables Platter of oysters Lavosh with smoked salmon and avocado salsa Grilled garlic and lemon king prawns Scallops wrapped in pancetta Bbq roasted whole snapper Potato and bacon salad Tomato, rocket and apple balsamic ~ Australian cheese platter $60 per person
THE GREAT OUTBACK BBQ (Served buffet style) Warm ciabatta bread Platter of grilled vegetables Char grilled eye fillet Harissa lamb skewers Moroccan chicken tenderloin Potato and bacon salad Tomato, rocket and apple balsamic ~ Australian cheese platter $60 per person
THE GREAT AUSSIE BBQ (Served buffet style) Warm ciabatta bread Platter of grilled vegetables Platter of oysters Lavosh with smoked salmon and avocado salsa Grilled garlic and lemon king prawns Moroccan chicken tenderloin Char grilled eye fillet Potato and bacon salad Tomato, rocket and apple balsamic ~ Australian cheese platter $65 per person
Canapé menus Stand up Canapé only function menu can be organised and an example is below:
Duck liver parfait with Morpeth sour dough Sydney rock oysters with soy mirin dipping sauce Kumera, fetta and sage arancini Vodka, lime and dill salmon gravalax, buckwheat blini and lime finger pearls Coriander tempura prawns with nam jim dipping sauce Slow braised pork belly with green paw paw salsa Duck confit and gnocchi with rhubarb and orange glaze Rosemary and honey lamb cutlets with smashed peas Seared beef with horseradish cream ~ Lemon curd tart with mixed berry compote Chocolate orange tart with pistachio praline cream $95 per person
Twine Restaurant prides itself on excellent food and great service. All menus are samples and some ingredients may not be available at certain times of the year. All menus are guidelines and can be changed to suit your needs and create the ultimate night for your special event. All menus include kitchen staff and are based on a minimum of 50 guests. Wait staff are extra and we can supply professional bar and wait staff starting at $35 per hour with a minimum of 4 hours. Extra costs may incur depending on venues requirements for function. All prices are inclusive of GST.
Styling the ultimate event
Twine Restaurant and Wynwood Estate are the perfect destination for your special occasion - corporate events, engagement parties, product launches, family occasions.
We can provide everything you need to style the ultimate event, large or small. Bring as few as 10 people for an intimate rendezvous, up to 100 for the restaurant itself or up to 300 in other function areas on the grounds.
Imagine your next event in the picturesque grounds of Wynwood Estate, overlooking the vines, back-dropped by the rolling hills of the Hunter Valley. The world famous Hunter Valley Wines complimenting our award winning cuisine. You and your guests will never forget it!
SPECIAL OFFER: Book your wedding reception at Twine for a 2016 date and receive your ceremony for $250 - that's a 50% discount!!
Receive $20 OFF* per person when you book a 5 Hour Food and Beverage Package valid for all dates in 2016.
*Conditions apply, valid on new bookings only, until SOLD OUT.
Were you lucky enough to receive a Twine gift voucher??
You are able to redeem your gift vouchers in the folowing ways now that we are a function venue -
* Book into one of our cooking classes - Trout and Chocolate - Twine or Paella Verandah Restaurant * Book into one of our events:- Industry Long Lunch, Wine Makers Dinners, Local's Night (Verandah Restaurant) * Use your voucher to dine at either Deck Cafe Lovedale or Verandah Restaurant.
Contact the team to make your reservations
The Verandah Restaurant ~ http://www.verandahrestaurant.com.au/ The Deck Cafe Lovedale ~http://www.deckcafelovedale.com.au/
Why not arrange a transfer to and from the restaurant so you can really enjoy our wonderful and diverse wine list without worrying about driving.
Hunter Valley Wine Tour Specialists 0400 551 572 Newcastle Limousines / Pokolbin Hire Cars: website Ph: (02) 4956 6447 Prestige car hire, 0419 283 3470419 283 347 Vineyard Shuttle Service, 4991 3655 Around the vines 0432293590 Wine Country Limousines, 4990 2852 Hunter Valley Cadillacs, 4996 4059 Hunter Valley Hire Cars, 0413 011 060 Cessnock Radio Cabs, 4990 1111 Hunter Wine Helicopters 4991 7352 Slattery Helicopters, 0408 649 696
Please find a printable map of our location referenced to the city of Cessnock here.
Twine is now the Hunter's newest iconic function center.
Contact the team for a site inspection - firstname.lastname@example.org
The ultimate dining experience in one of the Hunter Valley's most elegant private dining rooms.
Our Wine Room is suitable for a small group or up to 24 people.
To dine exclusively in the Wine Room, select from one of the below menu options;
'Trust the Chef'a 5 course degustation with matching wines, personally hosted by Owner or Head Chef more info, $130 per person
A 5 Course Degustation menu with matching wines, $120 per person
3 Course (Alternate drop menu) $70 per person with drinks on consumption.
Click HERE to view sample degustation menu.
A deposit of $200 is required to secure the room.
Please Note: Twine Restaurant is a fully licensed restaurant and we do "NOT" allow BYO, Thank you, Management. A surcharge of $8pp applies on public holidays.
27th June, 2013 Chelsea Tromans from Lifestyled.com.au visits Twine Retaurant to experience "Trust the Chef". Read her review HERE.
22nd June, 2013 Liz Love from Newcastle Hearald eats out at Twine Retaurant. Read her review HERE.
7th November, 2012 Read Lisa Perkovic's (Food Blogger) review of Twine Restaurant HERE.
Twine is now the Hunter's newest iconic function center.
Contact the team for a site inspection - email@example.com
Twine is the ultimate wedding and event venue. Over looking the lazy Oakey Creek Valley with it's rolling hills lined with vines.
Twine is the Hunter's iconic function venue to host your unique event; from private dinners served in o ur wine room, to hosting events and team building actiites and of course wedding cermonies and receptions.
We will be featuring wine makers dinner's monthly and don't forget our industry long lunches are an amazing way to spend a Monday.
Let our team create an event your guests will be raving about for years to come.
Our Partner Restaurants
The Deck Cafe Lovedale, located at Gartelmann Wines, is a stylish restaurant- style cafe, open 7 days for Breakfast and Lunch Monday to Friday: 8:30 till 3:30pm Saturday and Sunday: 8am till 3:30pm
The Cafe provides a diverse and delightful menu of cafe favourites and original creations with a Hunter Valley dining twist.
The menu is complimented by Gartelmann Wines andPiazza Dora coffee.
Industry Long Lunch @ Twine Restaurant
Twine Restaurant is partnering with local Hunter Valley wineries to bring you a six course degustation on Mondays for lunch.
The food and wines will be matched to maximise your dining pleasure while you enjoy the stunning vista of the valley and the vines.
Everyone is welcome to attend and no food-lover will ever be disappointed. In each case, be sure to book early to secure your table.
Each lunch starts at 12 midday with complimentary sparkling or beer on arrival and then followed by a 6 course degustation with 6 wines from 6 Hunter Valley Wineries. $60 per person
The Next Long Lunch:
Monday 20th March 2017
Hi all at Twine
Just to let you know that we ( my group of 14) very much enjoyed your industry long lunch on Monday 12 May. The food, wine and commentary was all appreciated and excellent. The finer touches by Karen and her staff was also excellent. My husband, who doesn't drink wine appreciated the bitters, lime and soda water top ups. Our group of friends was a disparate one coming from Sydney, Wollongong, Bendigo as well as Lake Macquarie, and amongst them are some wine buffs.....all comments were very, very positive.
They will all make return visits, quite possibly with other friends, we definitely will.
Off-site Catering Testimonial
Can you please pass my thanks on to Matt and Tony for making my 40th birthday girls weekend at Carriages one to remember. The meal that was prepared for us by Tony on the Friday evening was amazing, every single person raved about how delicious it was and to top it off he was absolutely lovely!
I can't wait to return to the Hunter and visit the restaurant, and to plan another weekend away to have Verandah cater again : )
I appreciate your assistance with the booking also, thank you.
Warmest Regards, Dale
Matt and Andy's Tassie Tastebud Adventure of Southern Tasmania with hosts: Chef/Restauranteur Matt Dillow and Wine Expert Andrew Grubb
Cooking classes, salmon farm tour, wine tasting, cider tasting, hands on cheese making and more all in an action packed 4 nights and 5 full days!!
Tour Dates Monday 1st May to Friday 5th May, 2017 ~ Sold Out
Monday 29th May to Friday 2nd June, 2017 ~ 12 spots left
Day One ~ Monday Meet in Hobart at 10am and drive to our accommodation. Accommodation for next four nights is at Villa Howden, luxury accommodation on the waterfront of Howden. Visiting Grandvewe Cheese, Birchs Bay for a hands on cheese making class, tasting and lunch cooked by Matt, using Grandvewe Cheese products and other locally sourced ingredients. Chocolate tasting at world famous Kettering Chocolate finishing the day with dinner at Villa Howden.
Day Two ~ Tuesday An early start making our way down the South coast to Huon Valley, followed by lunch cooked by Matt using Tasmanian Salmon and local produce. Stopping at Willie Smith Apple Cider Orchard tour and cider tasting, with an apple inspired dessert, followed by Home Hill Winery for wine tasting. Then dinner cooked by Matt using locally sourced produce.
Day Three ~ Wednesday Take the car ferry to Bruny Island to discover Bruny Island Oysters, Bruny Island Cheese, Bruny Island Smoke House and have an optional whisky flight tasting. Boat ride TBC. Ferry back to mainland. Arrive back in Villa Howden to freshen up then leave for dinner in Hobart for a degustation dinner at “Smolt Restaurant.”
Day Four ~ Thursday Leave Villa Howden and head inland towards the Coal River region. Wicked Cheese for cheese tasting and morning tea, Puddle Duck Vineyard wine and salmon tasting. Lunch cooked by Matt using local produce. Off to richmond region with free time to discover the Historic Richmond Town before we arrive back to the Villa Howden we visit Mount Wellington. Dinnger tonight will be a 4 course dinner with Tasmanian cider and wine.
Day Five ~ Friday Finish off with a long lunch in Hobart renowned seafood restaurant Mures.
Cost of $1750 per person twine share, single supplements can be arranged on request. Tour includes:- 5 Action packed days and 4 nights accommodation in a luxury villa “Villa Howden”, Howden Bus transport for entire time of the tour.
For bookings and any questions please contact Matt firstname.lastname@example.org
Christmas Parties At Twine Restaurant Canapes and Three Course Menu $85
Let us create a christmas party to remember for your group. The menu will surprise and delight with canapes and three exquisite courses in our perfectly picturesque setting.
CANAPES Chefs selection of three canapes
BREAD House baked bread with whipped truffled butter
ENTREE please select two options
Caramelized onion, semi-sundried tomato and goats cheese tart ~ Salmon gravlax with potato, fennel salad and cripy baby capers ~ Goats cheese filled and quinoa crusted zucchini flowers filled with beetroot relish ~ Lemon and garlic prawns with roasted capsicum and mesclun salad ~ Lamb tenderloin on char-grilled eggplant with harrisa yoghurt MAIN please select two options
Chicken breast filled with ricotta, sage and pine nuts on roasted kumara ~ Grilled Atlantic salmon on skordallia with sweet red pepper dressing ~ Grilled barramundi on herbed potato puree with olive tapenade ~ Rosemary lamb backstrap on minted pea and parmesan risotto with semi sundried tomatoes ~ Duck confit on chestnut potato puree and glazed pears
Mains served with bowls of salad
DESSERT please select two options
Lemon meringue tart with mixed berry compote ~ Chocolate jaffa tart with pistachio ice-cream ~ Sticky date, fig and walnut pudding w, caramel sauce and ice-cream ~ Red wine poached pear and with chocolate sauce and vanilla bean ice-cream ~ Vanilla bean pannacotta with raspberry compote and praline
** Beverage Package price on request
Terms and Conditions Minimum spend of $1500 is required for event bookings
Christmas Parties At Your Venue
Let our catering team create a Christmas party you will be talking about for years to come. Whether it is 10 guests or 100 guests, our team are experienced and equippted to make your event a roaring success.
2017 Cooking Classes will be held at The Verandah Restaurant 151 Palmers Ln, Pokolbin Indulgence Duck and Chocolate Cooking Classes
Hands on Duck and Chocolate indulgence Cooking Classes in the Hunter Valley
Learn how to cook a fresh bread, duck liver parfait, duck confit and soft centred chocolate souffle, at The Verandah Restaurant with chef/owner Matt Dillow
Duck liver parfait with fresh baked bread ~ Duck confit with chestnut potato puree and brandy glazed apples ~ Soft centred chocolate souffle
March: Saturday 4th March April: Saturday 22nd April June: Saturday 10th Saturday 17th Saturday 24th August: Saturday 5th
Cost: $110 per person Bookings Essential: email@example.com or call 4998 7231 Private groups: Price on application Location: The Verandah Restaurant, Palmers Lane, Pokolbin, 2320. Phone: 4998 7231
Spanish Paella Classes
Hands on Paella Cooking Class in the Hunter Valley
Learn how to cook a Spanish Paella, tasty Spanish churros and of course Sangria at The Verandah Restaurant with owner Matt Dillow
Menu Spanish Iberico Jamon with freshly baked Spanish bread ~ Spanish Paella served with Sangria ~ Spanish Churros with chocolate dipping sauce
March: Sunday 5th March April: Sunday 23rd April June: Sunday 4th Sunday 11th Sunday 18th Sunday 25th August: Sunday 6thCost: $95 per person
Bookings Essential: please use the "contact us" button to email your booking or call 4998 7231
Private groups: Price on application Location: The Verandah Restaurant, Palmers Lane, Pokolbin, 2320. Phone: 4998 7231 Website: www.verandahrestaurant.com.au
Because the Hunter is so rich in agriculture, wine and fresh food products, Matt has always used the finest fresh local produce in his menus. Now those magnificent chef-only flavours are coming into your kitchen in the form of gourmet produce.
In every case, attention to quality is paramount so that the produce is worthy of fine diners and food and wine connoisseurs; the kind of folk who are so attracted to the Hunter Valley.
So if you want to create meals that leave a lasting impression or you love to serve tapas with a twist to your own guests, Matt's Produce is the place to start. You can even buy online and have gourmet produce shipped right to your door. Click Here.
Web Site Special!!
Apple Balsamic Glaze Rosemary and Parmesan Oil Beetroot Relish Olive Tapenade Smokey BBQ Sauce Fig, Date & Walnut Roll Lavosh
Total RRP $131
Website Price $105 save $26
"Gourmet Chef" Pack
Apple Balsamic Glaze Rosemary and Parmesan Oil Capsicum, Tomato & Chilli Relish (Hot) Caramelised Onions Asian Basting Marinade Smoky BBQ Sauce Wholegrain Mustard with Fresh Horseradish Preserved Lemon
Total RRP $143
Website Price $115 save $28
$15 per person
45mins of free flowing sparkling wine served after the ceremony along with dips and crudities platters for your guests to enjoy and mingle around the manicured grounds of Wynwood Estate.
The Verandah Restaruant
Located on the award winning Calais Estate and situated in the heart of wine country, The Verandah Restaurant has something for everyone. Sweeping views over the vineyards, Brokenback range and manicured Estate. With all weather dining on the Verandah or inside by the fire place on those cold winter nights, the verandah restaurant provides a dining experience that encapsulates the essence of the Hunter lifestyle. A modern Tapas style menu showcasing the best local produce ensures your time with us at The Verandah Restaurant will be one to remember.
The Verandah Restaurant is the ultimate in dining for those who enjoy great Modern Australian Food Served Tapas Style Open Thursday - Sunday Lunch and Dinner