July was a busy month for us with winery tours, with one of our specialist Pokolbin drivers Reg taking a group around for the day which included a stop at Audrey Wikinson Winery.
Recently rated by Gourmet Traveller Wine as one of the Top 10 Cellar Doors in the country, and the only one in NSW, Audrey Wilkinson is perched atop a foot hill of the Brokenback Mountain Ranges, and is a true must see site of the Hunter Valley.
The group enjoyed a great tasting of Audrey’s best wines, including Audrey’s Semillon Sauvignon Blanc, Verdelho, Chardonnay and Rosé and for the reds Audrey’s Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz, finished off with a tasting of their delicious Tempranillo.
Audrey also recently opened a museum on site, housed in the original winery. The museum display includes original vats and wine and barrel making equipment. The exhibition also includes audio visual commentary, with entry to the Museum free, open at the same times as the Cellar Door.
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As Winter kicks in there really is no better time to enjoy the open log fires and delicious offerings the Hunter Valley serves up in terms of Winter Reds, with the local varieties of Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot made to tempt you in the cooler months.
This weekend one of our groups did just that, visiting our friends at Vinden Estate on their day long wine tasting tour, where they enjoyed the glorious Winter sunshine dining on the glass enclosed terrace at Bistro Vinden.
The seasonally changing menu at Vinden, rich in Hunter Valley produce, most of which is from Vinden's own organic on site gardens, really delivers with dishes such as spicy Winter Prawns, Pokolbin Pie with melt-in-your-mouth lamb or a traditional Duck Confit. All of which were perfectly matched with Vinden's premium reds of Rose, Shiraz and Merlot, or for the white drinkers Vinden's robust Sauvignon Blanc, well balanced Chardonnay or floral Verdelho.
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