El albergue

El albergue

Sunday, November 10, 2013

A little wine and cheese

Day three was a beautiful day! We rented a car to go wine tasting in the Hunter Valley, and it was my parents’ and my first time in an all backwards car – right side driver, driving in the left lane! EEEEK!

There is something all wrong with this picture...

Aside from the vehicular craziness, we had a wonderful time. After a quick stop at the great Hunter Valley info desk for maps and suggestions, our first stop was Pear Tree Winery. It was great! Especially the “Sticky Pig” Pinot Gris and the Tipsy Moscato. The Tipsy Moscato also came in a really neat bottle, so of course we had to buy one.

Pear Tree was a beautiful place, full of beautiful people :)

Next, a quick stop at the Smelly Cheese Shop to pick up some lunch goodies, and then on to Audrey Wilkinson Winery, where we got to enjoy a 360 degree view of the valley below. That, plus some great shiraz and a fun pink cheese with our picnic, really made the afternoon.

Our last winery of the day as a tiny family-owned one called Mount View Estate. The girl in charge of the tasting room set out cheese and crackers for us to go with the different wines we tasted, which were many and delicious. Two that really stood out to us were the Late Harvest Verdelho (amazing!) and the Cerise (such a delicately light red wine)… so of course we bought some before heading back to Westmead for BBQ steak and salad for dinner.

Mountain View might actually have had my favorite wines of the day...

Good wine. Good food. Good day.

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