The Hunter Valley is coming to The Hills

The Hunter Valley is widely considered the indulgence destination for fine wine, food and outdoor ambience.

And Sound Addiction’s Grant Smith is bringing the tastes, smells and sounds of the Hunter Valley to Bella Vista Farm this February with concert series, Get Your Groove On.

The event planner, manager and marketing extraordinaire said the two day event – on February 17 and February 24 – is perfect for lapping up great Aussie music, whilst sitting back and enjoying scrumptious food and beverages from the famous wine region.

“It’s quite expensive to pack up and go to the Hunter Valley for two days,” Mr Smith said.

“I thought why not bring the Hunter Valley to everyone’s backyard and I thought Bella Vista Farm was the perfect location to do that. It’s a great spot in north-west Sydney to host a Hunter Valley style event. It’s a chance for people gain a taste of the Hunter Valley region without needing to travel there.

“You can take a picnic rug, really enjoy the venue, relax with food and sip on wine, while listening to a jam-packed schedule of music,” Mr Smith said.

The concert series will feature some of Australia’s top music acts including Birds of Tokyo, British India, Tenderfoot and Sevsons on the first date.

Peter Murray, Thirsty Merc, Andy Golledge and Hiaground will showcase their songs on the second date.

Apart from the music, food and wine will be at the top the menu.

“We’ve got a nice selection of food,” Mr Smith said.

“I stole a couple of guys that I worked with from the Hunter including a local restaurateur Matt Dillow from Deck Cafe. One of my favourites is the Smokin Hot’n Saucy food truck. They do lots of delicious slow cooked meats. Plus, we have a vegetarian option, Vege4Love, at the event.

“Hunter Valley Cheese Co is coming down and we’ve got dessert sorted. We’ve got a really great selection of food.

“We’ve enlisted a few Hunter Valley wines including Gartelmann Wines, Tamburlaine Wines, James Estate and Peterson Wines and that gives us a great cross section of wines. And then we’ve teamed up with the Australian Hotel & Brewery and their products will be available on the day.

“We’ve got some interesting things like a massage truck and market stalls as well.”

There will be a jumping castle, swings and merry-go-rounds for the kids.

Get Your Groove On is part of The Hills Shire Council’s Summer Series line-up of events.

Tickets start from $75.

Purchase your ticket here: www.getyourgrooveon.com.au. 

For more information on Summer Series events, visit www.summerseries.com.au.

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