Hunter Valley Wine Region

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.


McGuigan 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.

Audrey Wilkinson Wines

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.

Cockfighter’s Ghost Vinyard

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.

Peterson House

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.

Tyrrel's Winery

My final winery to visit was Tyrell's Wines .  It is a family owned winery that is internationally renowned.

Hunter Valley Food

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.

I had a lovely dinner  at Amanda's on the Edge restaurant.  Grilled rack of Lamb paired with 2016 Vinden Estate Basket Pressed shiraz.


There are many more wineries to visit and wines to taste in this unique wine region.  I shall be back.