Twelve days in Sydney (Part 3): Hunter Valley

The sparkling mascato had that bubbly taste on the first instance it touches the tongue, i’ll like to call it the happy wine. There’s always the saying that white goes well with seafood while you have red for your meat, but it really depends on your own preference – the wine you like is the best wine.

There was three wine boutiques that we went to in Hunter Valley; Wollombi wines, Mount View estate, and Savannah. Even though I have not been a big vineyard before, but I like the personal and homely vibe that the smaller boutique exudes.

A simple damper sandwich can actually taste so good when you are sitting on a bench that overlooks the whole vineyard, with a glass of wine in hand.

And as for myself, I tend to favor white over red because there’s a sharp aftertaste of the latter that is spicy and hits the palate, or maybe it’s like what they say: you always start off with white and as you mature and grow older, then will you slowly appreciate red wine.

Now I’m not going to pretend I’m a wine connoisseur and have a lot of knowledge on wine, on the contrary I know hardly anything about them. During the wine tasting, I enjoyed most of the whites, especially the late harvest ones; they have a fragrant smell and sweeter aftertaste. Desserts wine are particularly a big hit for me, I love the sweet and charming taste, and it will definitely be perfect to end a meal with dessert and wine.

Wollombi Wine
25 Charlton Street (off Wollombi road)
Wollombi 2325

Mount View estate
502 Mount View road
Mount view NSW 2325
Tel: (02) 4990 3307

Savannah
Lot 211 Mount View road, Mount View
Tel: (02) 4990 6326

9 COMMENTS

Oh damn, I actually put a bottle of dessert wine in the fridge and forgot to open while you were here…. Sorry man, I guess there’s always next time, right? :)

I’ve never been to that region of the Hunter. Will have to bear it mind if I ever do head out that way.

What sandwich did you end up getting?

angeline: yay to dessert wine!

SFF: yeah, but i bet a jug of beer works even better in hot weather

Billy: oh ya, i saw you taking out the bottle of dessert wine, i also forgot about it. HAHA! sure, there’s always next time dude : )

simon: I got the beef sandwich! the chicken sandwich even has a hand-drawn chicken on the wrapper

i missed out on the vineyard visits when i was at melbourne. was quite disappointed with it. however, i believe i would be at Australia again one day to check out the vineyards! ( :

i love moscato too ( :

Shayna: What a pity! oh yes u shld definitely go back and visit the vineyards, all the lovely wine

LFB: the wollombi wine? I din notice until you mentioned it. haha

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