My idea of good time (besides gardening of course) is chowing down on quality cheese and drinking lots of quality wine. So for me, wine regions are always the best places to learn about local food, wine and the growers. Being rather fond of Verdelho and Semillon, we had four days in Hunter Valley after Easter. It had been six years since our last visit. Things have just gotten tastier since then. Australia’s oldest wine region has 150 wineries (Lord, help me) and is well known for its olive oils, cheeses, stone fruits, game meats, smoked meats and chocolates. This can be hard to take.
I love how so many Hunter restaurants grow some of their own produce literally next to the kitchen. Not that this is a food review blog but our degustation lunch next to the vineyards at EXP. restaurant (Oakvale winery, Pokolbin) was a gastronomical joy-totally recommend it. Nice to see some permaculture plants on the menu. There is just something so calming about being around vineyards. Maybe because I grew up next to wineries in Adelaide. Then again Adelaide is the serial killer capital of Australia-just sayin! Anyhoo, I hope everyone had a fab Easter break and you’re enjoying the glorious Autumn weather. Here are some Hunter pics x