Hunter Valley is found in the Australian state of New South Wales. Its terrain is characterised by gentle sloping hills, while notable features include the Hunter River and the Brokenback Range. The area has a sub-tropical climate, balancing warm temperatures with cooling breezes and periods of heavy rainfall.
The region is best known for its iconic Hunter Valley Semillon wine; a sweet white wine, which has a dry and almost lime-like quality. Among the other grapes grown in the region are Chardonnay, Syrah, Verdelho and Cabernet Sauvignon. Hunter Valley Shiraz wine is well-liked and is often described as having a slightly 'earthy' quality to its taste, while Bordeaux Blend red wine from the region also enjoys great popularity.