Hunter Country Lodge & Shakey Tables Restaurant
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... window! When we got inside I got to try so many cheeses. They also explained how each cheese is made and stored differently. Before the end of the day we got to go and see the hunter valley chocolate factory, unfortunately we couldn't see the chocolate being made but we could see them making fudge!
On the tour of the wineries today I learnt how wine is made, and how cheese is made. I found the cheese more interesting. It takes between 1-8 ...
... up to 14km at times, but it was worth the blisters.
Thank you to Takako for the planning that went with the tour and for organising the dinners. That allowed us to sample the cuisine of the various areas.
A thank you to our fellow travellers, especially to our neighbours, Lynne and John. They were a familiar face especially at the beginning of the tour.
And lastly, a big thank you to our friends, Shigeki and Norzin, for looking after ...
... beyond the first round. They were in a pool which had highly ranked sides (the Netherlands, Spain - 2010 world champions and Chile). The standard conversation more revolved around not whether Australia would progress, but more rather whether they would indeed score ...
... factory, a cheese maker, 3 wineries (1 commercial that sells in stores here and 2 boutique that don't sell anywhere) and a brewery. The wines were delicious. All of them, which we were amazed by since more often than not when we're in Napa or Sonoma there's not much we taste that is amazing. What's even better was that the purchase prices were all between $18-$32. $50 seems to be a cheap bottle in Napa. So we bought 4 different bottles! ...
... wasn't the biggest income for the Hunter Valley, but that tourism was. More people come to try and to buy obviously! He also said that the Hunter Valley was actually only responsible for a small percentage of the wine produced in Australia at 5% and 2.5% of that was from grapes sourced from other regions! Yet, it has become world famous and people come from far and wide because of its incredible reputation. After our lesson the fun began and we arrived at Gartlemann Wines. ...