January 26, 2012

Hunter Vally Wine Tour

The Hunter Valley Wine Region in New South Wales is one of Australia's first wine regions, planted in the early 19th century, and it also one of Australia's best known wine regions. The area is home to over 150 wineries, ranging from small to large.  During our tour we visited 4 wineries, two large large and two small. We tasted famous wines, saw beautiful countryside, tasted different cheeses, and even picked a few grapes.

Winners of the 2009 & 2011 Best International Wine 

At lunch we stopped off at a Lolly Shop with free tastings!

This church was built by a father for his daughters wedding.
It was such a cute little church.

At the oldest winery in the Valley.

Drinking wine from the grapes grown right in front of us.

The Hunter Vally Wine Tour didn't turn any of us into wine drinkers, we still prefer our beer and spirits, but we still had a great time. We left the day with smiles on our face, our bellies full, and feeling a little bit happy due to all the wine consumption. Not to bad of a Tuesday, if you ask me!