NSW: Hunter Valley
"Bottles of Reds and Whites - Very Nice"
Rolling Hills Lined with Vineyards and Wineries - and Somewhere to Stay and Relax
The Huner Valley is situated about a 2 hours drive north of the Sydney CBD in New South Wales.
The district is most well known as the oldest wine region in Australia. Supporting many great Australian wine makers, like Tyrrell's Wines, wine maker of the year and Drayton's Family Wines, Tempus Two, Scarborough Wine Company and many, many more. The area and Wine Makers can trully boast about the hundreds of GOLD, Silver & Bronze Medals WON!
It should be said that there is a little more to do in the Hunter than enjoy the wines of the area. Food is plentyful, you will find dozens of first class reataurants and open cafes to stop at and enjoy. The area has abundent accommodation and is surounded by National Parks like the Yengo National Park, Werakata and Watagans National parks where you can spend time taking in the views or enjoing some of the great walks.
Unlike many other Australian disctricts that were named after the Aboriginals living in the area "Cessnock" the place were it all began. It is said that Mr. David Campbell named his estate "Cessnock" after a Castle in Ayrshire Scotland.
Put everything together the wines, great selection of wonderful fine dining restaurants, cafe's, intersting shops, museums, the small townships National Parks, Aboriginal rock art you have one very interesting place to spend a few days or a fabulous extended holiday.
The local guide will help you to experience the flavours of the wonderful wines, savour the foods, enjoy the adventure, take in the serenity and experience the community.
The heart of the Hunter Valler Wine region