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.
Nestled between the property’s private, eight acre vineyard and natural bushland, you’ll find our 12 luxurious guest rooms and house. Spicers Vineyards is the perfect space for you to relax, unwind and enjoy the moment.
The Luxury Spa Suites feature separate lounge areas with bluestone fireplaces and the option of a private courtyard downstairs or a balcony on the ground level. Tastefully decorated in muted tones, these rooms also feature:
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. The room also features:
Vineyard’s 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.
NOTE: Subject to availability. Min 2 night stay on weekends.
Spicers Vineyards Estate features the Restaurant Botanica; Modern Australian with a distinctive regional style
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 2019.
Restaurant Botanica offers both vegetarian and vegan a la carte options. Our chefs are happy to cater for specific dietary requirements.
Spicers Vineyards Estate is nestled in the eco-friendly community of Pokolbin in the Hunter Valley. Sustainability is encouraged within the region and we pride ourselves on continually working towards a sustainable retreat, and always looking for more sustainable practices. Some of our sustainability initiatives include:
ONSITE VEGETABLE GARDEN
We grow our own produce in the market garden to reduce food mileage and to verify its origin and freshness. This fresh produce is then used to create culinary masterpieces for our restaurant as part of our paddock to plate mentality.
Crackle is our onsite pet and compost pig. He eats all of our leftover food, helping us to close the loop on our organic waste. This reduces the amount of waste going into landfill and helps avoid the greenhouse gas methane being released into the atmosphere.
We have been collaborating with companies like Mallow Sustainability and The NSW EPA Bin Trim Program to reduce our waste going into landfill. Since the partnerships begun early in 2017, we have reduced our waste going to landfill by 64 tonnes and increased our recycling rate to 44%.
THE LAST STRAW
Here at Spicers Vineyards Estate we are supporting The Last Straw campaign by implementing paper straws at the retreat. The Last Straw campaign aims to tackle the plastic waste issue in Australia and through our company wide policy we are encouraging guests to use less straws and our team and businesses to offer a more environmental alternative.
In 2018 we introduced a glass crusher for our bottle waste from our onsite restaurant, Botanica. The result saw a reduction of glass waste going to landfill. The team found it fun, engaging and therapeutic at the end of the shift to crush the glass and also loved knowing they are assisting in helping the planet one bottle at a time!
At Spicers Vineyards Estate our amenities onsite in our guest rooms are Appelles. This beautiful range of products feature a combination of the finest essential oils with botanical extracts to deliver outstanding results. To add to the luxury we have now replaced the small amenities bottles to give you a limitless supply of soap in large pump bottles to reduce the plastic waste going to landfill.
TESLA RECHARGE STATION
At Spicers Vineyards Estate you can be fully re-charged in body, mind, spirit and now your car. We have now installed Tesla recharge stations which allows you to pull into the parking space, plug in, and re-charge overnight.
Spicers Vineyards Estate has joined forces with the Plastic Police® who recycle the retreats soft plastics into value-added materials and products for our community. If you can scrunch it you can save it through Plastic Police®.