The country landscape of Wollombi in the Hunter Valley, NSW, will take on a new form when the annual Wollombi Sculpture in the Vineyards returns for its 14th year.
Running from 29 October to 4 December, in the Hunter Valley, the event is Australia’s longest running regional sculpture exhibition, showcasing the Hunter Valley’s vineyards and history in a month long free celebration of art, wine and food.
Just a 1.5-hour drive north of Sydney, visitors can take the scenic Tourist Drive 33 to the Hunter Valley, through mountain ranges, orchards and vineyards, before arriving into Wollombi, where more than 100 sculpture displays by 80 artists will be displayed throughout five boutique vineyards along the Wollombi Valley Wine Trail, in the Lower Hunter.
Featuring creative works by some of Australia’s leading sculptors, large scale and site specific sculptures will be displayed throughout the vineyards, tree groves and gardens of Stonehurst Cedar Creek, Wollombi Wines, Wollombi Village Vineyard, Undercliff Winery and Noyce Brothers Wines.
Visitors can walk through the sculptures, join a guided sculpture, wine and local Aboriginal rock carvings tour, indulge in a degustation tour, sample the boutique wines and gourmet food of the valley, and explore the rustic charm of the village.
The gateway to the Hunter, Wollombi is not only producing some great wines in gorgeous surrounds, but the historic village has hip cafes, shops and great outdoor activities including visiting the area’s Aboriginal dreamtime sites.