Our plan was to route through the Lower Hunter Valley to visit some wineries. We had a short list of potential places to visit, but no real sense of the region. Trying out Broke Road around Pokolbin taught us that the wineries are spread across vast distances in this region.
Some random decisions led us to Hunter Valley Gardens. We got out to stretch, but we didn’t find any lunchtime alternatives to suit our palates.
We doubled back to Cessnock, where our son enjoyed Portuguese-style chicken for lunch. Watching the clock, we figured that we had time to visit only one winery. We headed northeast via Wine Country Drive to Dalwood, passing by some well-developed residential areas on the way to Wyndham Estate. In Australian winter, we weren’t expecting to see any grapes on the vines.
The tasting room would probably be busier in the fall harvest season. The casks outside are for show rather than for aging. Continue reading “2009/07/09-11 Lower Hunter Valley, Port Macquarie, Byron Bay“