The weekend showcases the best of Hunter Valley wines across your stay, with fresh and flavoursome lunches and dinners at The Tamarind with expertly paired wines and a prestige wine master class hosted by Greg Silkman.

You will also have time to relax and rejuvenate in the stunning surroundings of Spicers Tamarind Retreat, nestled in the cool, leafy mountain climes of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. Explore the intriguing country village of Maleny with its bounty of quality produce, arts, bookstores, cafes and craft breweries or for the ideal adventure, experience the majestic Glass House Mountains.



Start the weekend with a flavoursome bang. Guests will be treated to canapes by the fire, before embarking on a culinary journey curated by Head Chef Daniel Jarrett. Indulge in a 4-course banquet with paired wines by Greg Silkman:


Ocean trout sashimi with a buttermilk dashi | First Creek Single Vineyard 2017 Murphy Semillon

Oysters with ponzu shoyu | First Creek 2022 Limited Release Fiano


Local spanner crab with nasu dengaku | First Creek 2021 Merton Chardonnay

Local market fish with a shallot and pork char siu sauce | First Creek 2021 Winemakers Reserve Chardonnay


Grilled wagyu with a bonito and rosemary Aioli | First Creek 2021 Marrowbone Shiraz

Greens and crispy spiced potatoes | First Creek 2022 Central Ranges Malbec


Vietnamese coffee ice cream, gingerbread streusel, Mont Blanc, cocoa caramel | First Creek 6 Barrels Verdelho

greg Silkman

With years of experience purchasing and successfully growing wineries within the Hunter Valley. In 1998, Greg Silkman purchased land with several partners from the wine industry and established First Creek Wines. Greg continues to oversee all facets of the business, which not only includes First Creek’s own distinguished wine brand, but also its parent company, First Creek Winemaking Services, which has evolved as one of Australia’s most successful contract winemaking businesses in Australia. In 2019, Greg was inducted into the Hunter Valley Hall of Legends for his continued service to the Hunter Valley Wine Industry.

CHEF DanIEL JaRrett (Pictured)

Leading an Asian fusion experience and originally French-trained, Daniel has mastered the culinary arts through his 18 years of experience and many accolades. His passion for food, combined with his outstanding ability has seen him receive a number of awards, most notably receiving a score of 14 in the 2023 Australian Good Food Guide awards.