Vino, we go....

Trip Start Aug 10, 2010
Trip End Nov 19, 2010

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Flag of Australia  , New South Wales,
Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Our mission today is to sample a little bit of the Lower Hunter Valley vineyards, which is a large wine region two hours from Sydney.  They produce many well known wines that I am sure have graced your tables a time or two, and are most known for their semillion and shiraz.  We started off at Audrey Wilkinson, a popular old vineyard with great views of the valley. Our next tasting was at Pepper Tree Wines, a quaint cellar door with lovely wines.  We had tasted their merlot and cabernet sauvignon with Kelly prior to our trip, so when I saw they were located in Hunter Valley I had to stop in to taste all of their creations- very delicious!  Our final stop was Moorebank a family owned vineyard recommended by the information center.  With all five children working different jobs on the land, the only daughter worked in the cellar door presenting their work.  We tasted many wines, jams, and lemonade made on the premises, and settled for a nice blend to end the day.  We took the bottle and two glasses outside to enjoy the spring flowers and warm sunshine, where we are greeted by many family pets.  The first being what Shane thought was a small dog, actually was a pet rabbit running right for us looking for some food.  Next, the sheep thought it would be nice to come over for a visit.  Lastly, as we were leaving three kangaroos were spotted hopping through the fields.  I attempted to get a close up, only to be out ran... I am sure the family looked out from their house thinking "cut the American girl off."
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