Nestled at the base of the Wollemi National Park and between vineyards, horse studs and olive groves, Denman is the Upper Hunter’s centre for wine tasting and sampling local produce.
Delight the senses and indulge in experiencing some of Australia’s award winning wines, grown and produced locally in the heart of the Upper Hunter. Bursting with character, Denman is perfect for a weekend away.
Enjoy the great food in one of Denman’s cafés and restaurants from pub grub, pavement cafés to a la carte dining, cellar doors or visit the Pukara Estate olive groves and tasting room. Walk to Denman Lookout and cast your eye down the Hunter Valley and over to the extraordinary Wollemi National Park.
Don’t miss the Two Rivers Sandstone Sculptures. These sculptures were carved onsite at Two Rivers in the winter of 2015 by international artist Ben Dearnley. More than 20 tonnes of stone sourced from the vineyard were used by Ben to create this unique and compelling project. His work directly references the ancient art form of stone masonry whilst reflecting the landscape of Denman.
The first European settler in the area was Lieutenant William Ogilvie in 1825. This first settlement was known as Merton and was located on the opposite side of the Hunter River to the Denman of today. Gazetted in 1853, the town was named after Lord Denman, who later became Governor General of Australia. By the 1900s Ogilvie Street was bustling with small business houses servicing the town and outlying areas and the charm of yesteryear remains today