The Hunter Valley is a stunning region of elegant wineries set against the backdrop of bucolic hills and lush bushland.
The region is revered for producing some of the country’s most palatable wines, with legendary variations of Shiraz, Chardonnay, Cab Sav and Semillon all being produced in the valley’s rolling hills.
And anywhere in Australia where there is good wine there are amazing cellar doors, and the Hunter Valley is full of them! Whether you’re heading there to pick up a case of your soon-to-be favourite vino, having a tipple for your best mate’s bday or enjoying a truly luxe engagement party, the Hunter Valley is one of the ultimate places to enjoy fine wine amongst fine surroundings.
So, one of the things you have to consider is how, exactly, you will be traversing to all these wondrous wineries? Well, it’s simple, really! All you have to do is take the car (with designated driver!) or, if you’re going with a few mates, why not hire a shuttle or party bus?
Either way, getting around the Hunter Valley isn’t difficult, all you really have to think about is enjoying these amazing experiences…
The cellar doors!
The Hunter Valley is home to some of Australia’s most famous wineries, with the likes of Brokenwood, Hungerford Hill, Krinklewood and Usher Tinkler all providing incredible cellar door experiences in truly elegant establishments.
The Hunter Valley is the perfect place for a winery day as it doesn’t only have some of the best cellar doors in the country, but it is also just utterly beautiful, and makes for the perfect place to enjoy a little elegance and luxury not far from Sydney or Newcastle!
Hot air balloon ride
Okay, maybe a hot air balloon ride isn’t the best idea the morning after a big day’s wine “tasting”, but if you can muster the strength (or just go before you visit the wineries!) you are in for a truly magical experience.
Did we mention that the Hunter Valley is beautiful? Well, yeah, but it is, and there is truly no better way to see it in all its vibrant glory than via a morning hot air balloon ride!
Want to learn to be a gourmet chef, valley style? Well, there are plenty of varieties of cooking classes available in the Hunter Valley, all complete with delectable local produce and, of course, a few glasses of fine, fine Hunter Valley wine…
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