New South Wales

Wine country winners flying high

Following a two month search and hundreds of competition entries, three ambassador bloggers will have the much coveted role of exploring the Hunter Valley region of New South Wales and uncovering its best kept secrets to share online.

As part of the region’s recent rebranding campaign that positions the Hunter Valley as a contemporary wine destination; Billy Law, of recent Masterchef fame, Lisa Perkovic, a self confessed travel addict and Siobhan Curran, a Newcastle local and foodie, will over the coming year unveil their Hunter Valley gems to their followers and interested consumers through regular blog entries, tweets and facebook updates.

Billy Law who competed in season 3 of MasterChef, currently writes a Sydney based food blog called ‘A Table for Two’ (  Billy believes that we should all try everything once, which is why he loves to immerse himself in various culinary worlds. Billy will share his Hunter Valley experiences with over 13,000 dedicated fans that he has built up over the last number of years.

Travel writer and photographer Lisa Perkovic, could be called a professional when it comes to exploring. Having travelled Australia, South Pacific and central Europe extensively, Lisa ( through her travels to the Hunter Valley promises to share the most captivating photos of the region as it’s never been seen before.                                                     

Finally, Siobhan Curran who writes food blog ‘Cooking from the Heart’ ( will educate followers with her Hunter Valley experiences and her favourite regional food and wine delights. Siobhan has had a wide variety of occupations relating to food including roles as an apprentice chef, nutritionist and food magazine writer, so her knowledge extends widely.

These lucky winners have each won three all expenses paid weekends for them and their guest to the Hunter Valley, valued at $5000 in total, thanks to the Hunter Valley region and Yahoo!7. Each visit will be completely different, as the ambassadors will be exposed to a new Hunter Valley secret each time they arrive. They will also be invited as VIPs to hallmark regional events such as Hunter Valley Wine and Food Month in June and Hunter Valley Uncorked in November.

Wine Country Tourism spokesperson Dean Gorddard says, ‘We look forward to our three winners experiencing all the Hunter Valley has to offer. I’m positive that those who read their blog posts will see the Hunter Valley, Australia’s oldest and most revered wine region, through completely different eyes, and discover secrets and stories they have never heard or seen before.”

To share or find out more about the Hunter Valley’s best kept secrets, join the conversation at #hvsecrets or follow Hunter Valley Wine Country Tourism (@huntervalleywc) on Twitter.

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