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Media Release

Gourmet Getaways reviews Twine Restaurant.

"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.
On-site Ceremonies

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

For any further questions about on-site weddings please contact the team via email -
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!

Please see our printable function menus here:
Standard Function Menu

Please Note: Twine Restaurant is a fully licensed restaurant and we do "NOT" allow BYO, Thank you, Management.
Twine is the ultimate venue for your wedding. Everything including the grounds and surroundings, the wine, the cuisine, the staff, the service, all are first class as your special day requires. wedding packages can be tailored to your tastes. Please download the printable version of our wedding infomation document here: Weddings at Twine

We have three wedding venues on site.
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 ~
The Deck Cafe Lovedale ~
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.
Some of our associates and supporters:
Twine is now the Hunter's newest iconic function center.

Contact the team for a site inspection -
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;

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 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 -

About Twine.

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:

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.

Carol Geyl
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,
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.

Chefs selection of three canapes

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

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


Saturday 4th March
Saturday 22nd April
Saturday 10th
Saturday 17th
Saturday 24th
Saturday 5th

Start: 9am

Cost: $110 per person
Bookings Essential: 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

Spanish Iberico Jamon with freshly baked Spanish bread
Spanish Paella served with Sangria
Spanish Churros with chocolate dipping sauce


Sunday 5th March
Sunday 23rd April
Sunday 4th
Sunday 11th
Sunday 18th
Sunday 25th
Sunday 6thCost: $95 per person

Start: 9am

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


Matt's Produce

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.

Hamper Packs

Web Site Special!!

"Entertainer's" Pack


Apple Balsamic Glaze
Rosemary and Parmesan Oil
Beetroot Relish
Olive Tapenade
Smokey BBQ Sauce
Fig, Date & Walnut Roll

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


Champagne Bar
$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

 Visit our Web Site Verandah Restaurant

For bookings contact the team -
email or call (02) 49987231

The Deck Cafe Lovedale

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 and Piazza Doro Coffee.

Visit our website

For bookings contact the team -
email or call (02) 49987231
Recovery Breakfast

Looking for that ideal breakfast after a big night celebrating??? We are offering a recovery breakfast package for you and your guests:

$30 per person
Includes Choice of one of the below main meals,
fruit platters on the table upon arrival,
jugs of assorted juices and a coffee and tea station.

Big Breakfast:
Poached eggs, sausages, American bacon, pesto roasted tomato, hash brown, roasted mushrooms, toasted sour dough and smokey bbq sauce.

Fluffy Pancakes:
served with chocolate hazelnut sauce and vanilla bean ice-cream

Vego Delight:
Toasted sour dough, avocado, grilled field mushrooms, haloumi, pesto roasted tomato and baby spinach

Light omelette with Hunter Valley fetta and fresh herbs with grilled asparagus and roasted tomato.
(Can be served with or without American bacon.)

The Hangover Breaky Roll:
Brioche roll with fried eggs, bacon, mozzerella, hash brown and haloumi.

** Minimum numbers apply
Groups of 30 - 40 guests must place a pre order 3 days prior to your event
Buffet Menu available on request for groups over 40 guests
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