Symphony in the Vines: A Weekend Escape

Treat yourself to an exclusive weekend away in the Hunter Valley with fine food, wine and orchestral music with the extraordinary Sydney Symphony Orchestra.

Journey Overview

Treat yourself to an exclusive weekend away in the Hunter Valley with fine food, wine and orchestral music with the extraordinary Sydney Symphony Orchestra who will take you on a rich musical journey across two nights. Hear the stories behind the music from the musicians themselves in this intimate setting and meet special guest speaker, Sydney Symphony Orchestra Interim CEO Craig Whitehead.



Photograph: © Jay Patel

Savour distinctive regional cuisine at a specially curated gala dinner at your hotel in the heart of the vines. Take part in a wine master class and be treated to an exclusive wine tour with dinner and tastings at Brokenwood Wines, one of the region’s most reputable vineyards.



Set amidst rolling vines and native bush, Spicers Vineyards Estate is reserved exclusively for this special occasion with your elegant accommodation in rooms which each boast their own spa bath. There is a unique opportunity too, to meet celebrated landscape painter Paul McCarthy, represented by Rochfort Gallery, who will be working on site demonstrating his plein air talents and skilful use of colour as he captures the natural setting in singular style.


Journey Highlights

  • Two nights at Spicers Vineyards Estate with breakfast daily
  • Five-course Gala dinner with paired wines at Spicers Vineyards Estate
  • Exclusive wine master class at Spicers Vineyards Estate
  • Wine tour, tasting and four-course dinner at Brokenwood Wines with premium wines
  • Two intimate and small ensemble performances by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, meet the talented musicians performing for you
  • Admire the work of landscape painter Paul McCarthy as he paints on site at Spicers
  • Transport between Hunter Valley locations



‘Angophora Ridge’ Oil on linen, 155 x 155cm, Rochfort Gallery


Journey Itinerary

Friday 2 September 2022: Arrive Hunter Valley, NSW

On arrival check in at Spicers Vineyards Estate – (You can check in as early as 2:00pm) Join fellow guests in the enclosed veranda at 5.30pm for a welcome champagne or two and cheeses. After the welcome drinks have concluded join the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and A&K for a Q&A interview with Craig Whitehead (SSO Interim CEO), Fiona Ziegler (Assistant Concertmaster), and guest musicians. On conclusion of the interview the Sydney Symphony Orchestra will perform over the next hour. The evening will continue with a sumptuous 5 course gala dinner with paired wines, the night will conclude with the first of your two-night stay at the Spicers Vineyards Estate.
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Saturday 3 September 2022: Hunter Valley, NSW

After breakfast take the time to wander the grounds at Spicers Vineyards Estate or meet landscape painter Paul McCarthy who will be painting in a designated location.

Take some free time to self-drive and explore the wineries of the Hunter Valley. Paul McCarthy will still be on the grounds in the afternoon if anyone should wish to see his progress with the landscape painting and view some of his other works displayed in the Spicers reception. A Masterclass hosted by Spicers Vineyard will be running at 2.00pm discussing wine making and the history of wine growing within the region. Freshen up and be ready for your transfer to Brokenwood Wines departing at 4.00pm.

On arrival at Brokenwood Wines you will be treated to an exclusive wine tour with tastings followed by encore performance by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra in the Brokenwood Museum. Dinner with premium single estate wines will follow. On conclusion of the night you will be transferred back to Spicers Vineyard Estate via your private coach.
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Sunday 4 September 2022: Depart Hunter Valley, NSW

After breakfast, spend some free time on the grounds of Spicers Vineyards estate.

Check out time for Spicers Vineyards Estate is 11.00am.

Journey Details

Please note:
Transfers to the Hunter Valley are available on request.
Room upgrades at Spicers Vineyards Estate are available.
Please contact A&K for details.

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Dates & Prices

Journey Dates & Prices

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy

Sep 2, 2022 - Sep 4, 2022
Price AU$2,385pp Single Supplement AU$625 Internal Air (From) AU$0 Availability Available Enquire

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