Media Release 31.05.2018

Hunter Valley wines land at Newcastle Airport

Thursday, 31 May 2018

Newcastle Airport is strengthening its commitment to support ‘local’ by stocking 100% Hunter Valley wines across all licensed food and beverage outlets.

Visitors to the Airport will be able to savour an extensive array of award-winning wines from Australia’s oldest wine region.

Hand-selected and sourced locally, the new Hunter Valley wines includes tipples from Audrey Wilkinson, Margan Wines, Peter Drayton Wines and Tyrrell’s Wines.

“We are delighted to be championing so many heroes of the Hunter at our Airport retailers. We welcome these wine iconic brands to the growing list of quality local products available to eat, drink and enjoy at the Airport,” says Newcastle Airport CEO Dr. Peter Cock.

“Our region produces some of the best products in the world and we are proud to provide a platform for suppliers to showcase their produce to the large number of national and international visitors travelling through the gateway to the Greater Hunter,” Peter said.

Commenting on the news, Hunter Valley Wines & Tourism Association General Manager, Jo Thomas said, “This is a very exciting opportunity for Hunter Valley producers to showcase their premium products to domestic and international visitors. The wine and tourism industries celebrate the commitment by Newcastle Airport in continuing to support local business and promote Australia’s premier wine and food destination.”

Other local gourmet and artisan product lines currently available at Newcastle Airport include Snows Artisan Bakery, Pukara Estate, Hunter Valley Cookies, Murray’s Craft Brewing Co, Simply Stirred, Rocky Road House, Hill and River, Chocfusions, One Rusty Jack, Fluerette and products by renowned artist Trevor Dickinson.

Rob Rutter, Chief Operating Officer for Cater Care Retail, who operate the food and beverage outlets across the Airport, says it is impressive to collaborate with a progressive Airport that is so committed to supporting local and we are excited to help craft an experience for people travelling that encompasses the strength and passion of the region.

“We want to create a visitor experience that encapsulates the personality of the Greater Hunter Region – memorable, unique and diverse, a place people want to come back to again and again. We want to encourage our 1.28 million passengers each year to explore and support our region’s food, wine and tourism experiences,” added Peter.

The Hunter Valley wine selection will be available from Friday 1 June in all food and beverage outlets across the Airport.

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