The Hunter Valley is a beautiful part of NSW, and it has a great many businesses dotted throughout the region. Supporting these local businesses is a really important part of being in the Hunter Valley community. Here at the Hunter Valley Steakhouse, set in the Mercure Resort Hunter Valley Gardens, likes to keep it local in as many means as possible! Continue reading
Why bother wine when driving? I’ve always wondered why we do it. If you’re a couple or car-pooling, someone always draws the short straw as the designated driver. Yes, the idea of wine tasting is to sip and spit, but on all the trips I’ve taken to the Hunter Valley, there seems to be more of a “sit and savour” attitude to wine tasting. Throw in a few long lunches, because wineries seem to have the best restaurants these days, and you’re over the limit.
So who you gonna call? The GrapeMobile.
Driving north on a Friday afternoon, severe Sydney weather warnings at our back, we’re in no mood to stop until we reach the vine-studded hills of the Hunter Valley. I can already see them in my head, there’s an imaginary glass of wine in my hand and a hot tub on the horizon.
The Hunter Valley is abundant with some really amazing food experiences, and we are lucky enough to boast a myriad of talented chefs throughout the region. We caught up with Donna Hollis, Executive Chef of RidgeView Restaurant, to get to know a bit about her job, and she even gave us a yummy Chocolate Fondant recipe to try at home!