Hunter Valley wine region is situated in New South Wales about 2 hours north of Sydney, Australia. The region is know for it s Semillon and Shiraz wines and is home to many wineries. I didn't want to pass up an opportunity to visits a few of them and taste local wines.
The first stop on the route was McGuigan Wines located in Pokolbin, New South Wales. McGuigan Wines is a well known winery and a multiple winner of many awards. Their Cellar Door offers a variety of tastings.
Next stop was Audrey Wilkinson winery. The vineyard is over 150 years old. The Cellar Door building sits atop of a hill with beautiful views of the vines all around.
The name of the vineyard comes from a legend about a horse names Cockfighter. It is believed to still roam the countryside during stormy weather. The beautiful Cellar Door of the Cockfighter’s Ghost Vineyard has a graceful statue of a horse overlooking the vines.
Winery tour would not be complete without tasting some sparkling wines. Peterson House is just a place with a largest selection of bubbly in the Hunter Valley.
My final winery to visit was Tyrell's Wines . It is a family owned winery that is internationally renowned.
Not surprisingly Hunter Valley has some nice dining options. Lunch at the Muse Kitchen located at Keith Tulloch Winery. Bright space with a large fireplace and delicious menu paired with Keith Tulloch wines.
There are many more wineries to visit and wines to taste in this unique wine region. I shall be back.