Spicers Vineyards Estate is renowned for being the Hunter Valley’s most awarded destination for romance.
Just a two hour drive from Sydney or one hour from Newcastle, you’ll be greeted by our very own vineyard and natural bush land at Spicers Vineyards Estate. Where Spa Anise adds to the feeling of rejuvenation and appreciating life comes as naturally as appreciating the latest vintage.
Our boutique five star retreat has just 12 luxury suites each with its own fireplace plus a separate four bedroom house. Restaurant Botanica is renowned for its innovative and delicious cuisine with views overlooking our private vineyard.
Vineyards House is the perfect place for those wanting a private luxury escape with friends or family with Restaurant Botanica, Spa Anise day spa and 22 acres of vineyards and grounds right on your doorstep.
King Spa Rooms
King Spa Rooms offer a spacious open plan bedroom and lounge space, a private ensuite with spa bathtub and open fireplace in the lounge.
Ground floor King Spa Rooms feature French doors which open onto a large wrap around verandah with outdoor setting, while those on the first-floor boast sweeping views that take in our private vineyard and stretch beyond to the mountain backdrop.
Luxury Spa Suites
The Luxury Spa Suites feature separate lounge areas with bluestone fireplaces and the option of a private courtyard on the ground floor or a balcony on the first floor, tastefully decorated in muted tones.
Dining at Restaurant Botanica begins with the belief that great chefs must be great gardeners. The menu delivers produce picked fresh that morning with seasonal dishes effortlessly matched with wines from the Hunter Valley – Australia’s oldest wine region.
The restaurant has achieved a Chef-Hat in the Australian Good Food Guide for 2021. Restaurant Botanica offers both vegetarian and vegan a la carte options. Our chefs are happy to cater for specific dietary requirements.
Michelin-starred technique with Australian attitude
Head chef Chris Rhoney hails from Lancashire in the UK, and one of his first chef roles was with Andrew Simmonds as pastry junior sous from 2009 to 2012, at the Michelin-starred Danesfield House Hotel & Spa in the UK.
Rhoney’s move to Australia in 2014 began with three amazing years at Alla Wolf-Tasker’s iconic Lakehouse Restaurant in Daylesford, where he started as chef de partie, but was given the opportunity to develop his skills and creativity in the pastry department and gained the position of sous chef and head pastry chef.
Your intimate vineyard wedding
Nestled amongst some of the oldest vineyards in Australia, Spicers Vineyards Estate is the ideal setting for a wedding that’s subtly elegant, easy on the palate and distinctively memorable. You and your guests will enjoy a taste of Hunter Valley hospitality at its most welcoming, generous and unforgettable.
Vineyard serenity with Spicers luxury.
Good food, great wine and pure indulgence, Spicers Vineyards Estate is much more than a luxury guest house in the heart of the Hunter Valley. It is an intimately unique wine country escape perfect for small board retreats and incentives.
Spa Anise – Spicers Vineyards Estate
Spa Anise at Spicers Vineyards Estate is an elegant day spa with two treatment rooms with private courtyards. Our fully qualified therapists are on hand to ease the stress of life with a luxurious range of treatments including:
- Aromatherapy massage
- Hot stone massage
- Performance facial
- Full body treatments
With 22 acres to explore and plenty of secluded spots around the property scattered with majestic gum trees, vineyards and views of the Broken Back Mountain range you are sure to find the ideal spot for relaxing long into the afternoon.
Your gourmet picnic includes a range of chef prepared delights that change with the seasons produce. An example picnic includes a chilled bottle of sparkling wine (upgrade to champagne available), mineral water, cheese platter & locally sourced condiments, house made quiche, sandwiches and some sweet treats.
Couples day spa experience
Enjoy a relaxing couples day spa experience at our Spa Anise here at Spicers Vineyards Estate. Our ultimate couples treatment begins with our ritual essential oil foot bath and a relaxing full body massage. Whilst blissfully relaxed, treat your feet with a bamboo foot exfoliation and rich lashings of spearmint and ginkgo.
Finally your hands will be refreshed with a raspberry and rose exfoliation followed by an exotic moisture boost of guava and Moroccan rose. This couples treatment wouldn’t be complete without a glass of sparkling and a fresh fruit platter afterwards.
Hunter Valley Balloon Flight
Take the flight of a lifetime over Spicers Vineyards Estate and Australia’s oldest wine region, the Hunter Valley, with a sunrise hot air balloon flight.
Launching from your designated site, your Beyond Ballooning balloon will float above the picturesque cellar doors of Pokolbin, Lovedale, Rothbury or Broke to 2000 feet or more where you will feel the sensation of no movement at all as you glide effortlessly through the crisp morning air.
Your experience includes a 1 hour balloon flight, digital photo package and an à la carte breakfast to finish off your exhilarating morning.
Wine Country to Coast Heli Tour
Go beyond the vines and explore the stunning wine country from up above in your very own helicopter tour of the Hunter Valley through to Newcastle.
Starting in the Hunter Valley you will take off from the Cessnock Aerodrome and fly above the myriad of vines, olive groves, wineries and the Brokenback Mountain Range.
From here you will pass over Lake Macquarie, Australia’s largest coastal salt water lagoon then along the spectacular Newcastle coastline before returning back to Cessnock.