Few places are as magical as Australia’s Hunter Valley.
Located only two hours north of northeast Sydney, in New South Wales, the Hunter Valley is one of the most illustrious wine regions of Australia — a location for foodies and nature lovers . Apart from a Hunter Valley Wine Tour, the region boasts incredible things to see and do such as day spas, cycling, golfing, hot air ballooning, cooking classes, art galleries, and boutiques.
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Hunter Valley Wine Tours are made possible by the Hunter River, which serves to irrigate this terrain. Viticulture has played a significant role here since the very first vines were planted in the 1820s. The Hunter Valley is Australia’s oldest wine area and has over 150 cellars. It is possibly best known for its excellent quality shiraz and semillon forms though the area produces several kinds of wine such as cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay, and verdelho.
Leisure weekend or two spending a day is the best getaway for wine enthusiasts. Whether combine a boutique collection tour, or you decide to acquire a budget auto lease from Sydney, you’ll want to soak everything in, which explains exactly the reason we advise you to plan ahead to maximize your time there.
We could vouch for its 3 wineries we visited, including Peacock Hill Vineyard, Ernest Hill Wines, along with Iron Gate Estate. All three are situated in Pokolbin and each has products. Click HERE, to view our episode featuring these wineries.
Luckily for people, the Hunter Valley has a lot of restaurants. The Hunter Valley Garden Village in Pokolbin is a little bit of shopping along with the ideal pit stop for lunch. This charming outdoor mall features delicatessen, candy stores, gourmet cookie store, a café, convenience store, clothing stores, along with also the outstanding Cellar Restaurant serving upward modern fare. If you have space in your gut to taste some remarkable farm fresh sandwiches, once you’re done, head across the street into the Hunter Valley Cheese Company.
We recommend contracting a driver or book a tour in case you don’t feel like you’re able to push yourself, and dedicating a day to experience the Hunter Valley. For a complete experience, stay the night and spend the day strolling the gorgeous Hunter Valley Gardens or getting pampered in the luxurious Chateau Elan Hunter Valley Day Spa.
The simple truth is that no matter how you choose to spend your time your experience will be unforgettable and unique. If you find yourself in Sydney, we encourage you to check out Australia’s oldest wine area in style! Below are a few extra resources.
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