Spicers Vineyards Estate
Travel Blogs from Pokolbin
... to decide but I finally settled for chicken and cashew vol au vent; but while waiting for it I explored the complex and shops. One of the shops sold alpaca clothes etc and I bought some wool to knit a scarf in fan stitch. Jess and Dave tried the Hook wines and Pete and I wandered around the antique shop - a real mish mash of stuff with a very snooty shop assistant to boot. Pete was fascinated to see that a couple of fire dogs similar to our were $2800!!!! And he had been ...
"Too easy, mate. Have a great day."
"No dramas, mate."
We love talking to Australians. At the end of the conversation, they want you to know it hasn't been a bother for them--so we've heard the expressions above. For the guy who said it was too easy, I took that as a challenge. Next time I'm going to phone him with a stumper. "How ya goin'?" begins every conversation.
I was worried I'd need Rosetta ...
... from Pokolbin Brothers Wines in the centre of all the action. The majority of the vineyards, cheeseries and other delicious outlets are dotted along or off the valley's main artery - Broke Road. As we passed it Glenn called the road The Hunter's equivalent of Pitt Street (Sydney's main throbbing, shopping street).
We arrived at the vineyard and were issued us with our bikes, helmets, maps and recommendations. Glenn told us that he'd pioneered ...
... was Shiraz and they did it very well. Eric and I purchased a limited edition award winning bottle. They only made 60 cases of this particular batch and we had to talk them into selling us a bottle even though we were not members of their club. We are going to attempt to get this one home to Colorado with us.
We then headed back down the road to The Potters Brewery and Spa Resort. Seems like a strange combo but that is where we ...
... in it and the way it should be swirled...I think I adopted this swirling a bit too much and will do in the future.
In Molly's Cradle the wine wasn't the best of the day but the atmosphere was with a live band and there were also ponies and horses in the fields which let you know you were in the country and it was a nice touch.
Final stop was at a brewery where there were paddles of different flavours of beer like the Belgian beer varieties which was nice ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility