Accommodation in Hunter Valley
The Hunter Valley is located south of the Barrington Tops National Park and 185km from Sydney. Hunter Valley is one of the major wine regions in Australia and also a wonderful area to spend a few days. In the area there are over 100 wineries. Hunter Valley is the oldest wine region of Australia and the true today as most traditional appellation of the country. The area can be divided into two parts; Lower Hunter Valley, Upper Hunter Valley.
The Hunter Valley produces about 30% of the total Australian wine. The wine region is famous for its extremely powerful and aromatic wines. In the Hunter Valley, the first ever Australian Chardonnays were produced. These Chardonnays are full and soft, with a hint of peach. Also the red Shiraz from this region are of top quality.
Some well-known vineyards that come from here, Lindemans Estate, Hermitage Road Cellar, Mc Williams Mount Pleasant Estate and Tyrrell’s Vineyards. But in addition, there are also very good boutique vineyards.
Dive into the vineyards of Pokolbin and take a look behind the scenes to discover the secrets of wine production. Even for those who not only want to taste wine, the region has much to offer: delicious aged cheeses, sculptures, perfectly landscaped gardens and historic townships.
For wine lovers is the Lower Hunter the most pleasant part of the valley. You can choose from one of the eighty ‘wineries’ which can be found here, where fine wines can be tasted. But not only wine lovers here comes into its own, the tranquility seekers will find what they seek. There are plenty of adventure activities you can do from ballooning, golf, horseback riding or take a relaxing bike ride through the countryside. Very nice is also attending a cooking class, the ‘Hunter Valley Cooking School, which is found in the Hunter Valley Resort. Make it complete by here to pick up your certificate as a wine connoisseur. This short course takes only 2 hours and teach you more about it, smell, taste, color and producing them.
In the Hunter Valley are many good accommodation options and restaurants.