No doubt, Hunter Valley is a wine region and true that you do need to be somewhat into wine to really enjoy and appreciate this wine country. I’ve been to Hunter Valley numerous times and seriously thought that I’d only need to visit this region a couple few more times then I am done, I’d have seen it all and no need to come back again. Unless your name is James Halliday and have visited all 150 wineries in the region, if not then my friend, there are still over 6,000 hectares of vineyards for you to unearth.
The hills are alive.
With the sound of swirling wine that is. A full weekend itinerary was given to me by Hunter Valley Wine Country Tourism, soon enough The Pom and I have organised a house-sitter to look after our pets, bags are packed, bicycles are loaded onto the car and we are setting off to the lushious green wine region for an indulgence weekend to unearth the secrets of Hunter Valley.
Our long-awaited return to the Australia’s oldest producing wine region has finally happened just recently, and the Hunter Valley never fails to amaze and inspire as I am yet slowly unearthing more hidden gems among the tangled vines. We picked the last crop grapes at Mount View during the harvest time in March, and this time we will be in the midst of pruning season at Hermitage Road. There are plenty of activities to be discovered, fine wine to be drank and scrumptious feast to be devoured. But first, let’s check into our little weekend getaway at Billabong Moon.
Picture speaks a thousand words, and you wonder where this wine region got its name from. Mount
Viewis only 20 minutes south of Pokolbin, it is a wine region in Hunter Valley that is less frequented by visitors, including myself. This is actually my first visit to Mount View and I think I have fallen in love with Hunter Valley all over again. Seriously, with a view like this, I don’t think I need to put much effort to convince you to come and discover Hunter Valley yourself.