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.
Summer is here and the vineyards are full of luscious green leaves and rich brown earth with the promise of another harvest of the Hunter Valley’s best. Summer time in the Hunter Valley means relaxing with friends, enjoying the great outdoors and discovering some of the season’s activities and spoils.