The Hunter Valley wine region north of Sydney offers a wide range of World Class food and wine. Today we will showcase some of the best available with a progressive food and wine trail.
Departing Sydney we head north across the Sydney Harbour Bridge and through Sydney’s leafy Northern suburbs. We cross the Hawkesbury River and enjoy views of the Kuringai National Park. Travelling via the historic Wollembi Road which offers amazing Australian scenery, we enjoy morning tea before entering the Hunter Valley via the Brokenback Range.
Our first stop this morning is at Cocoa Nib, a boutique Chocolate Shop situated within Keith Tulloch Wine estate. This beautiful artisan chocolate shop serves some truly mind-blowing treats. Taste some of the locally handcrafted and totally unique chocolates. Our next stop along this magnificent food and wine trail is a cheese and wine tasting. We have picked 9 of the best local, Australian & International cheeses for you and paired them with beautiful local wines. This educational and enjoyable tasting experience will guide you through the process of finding your ‘match made in heaven’.
Lunch today is at Bistro Molines, set among the peaceful surrounds of Tallavera Grove, overlooking a valley of terraced vineyards and grazing cattle. Bistro Molines combines the finest food with relaxed friendly service and European influenced serenity. Chef Robert creates sophisticated yet rustic French Provencal dishes for his ever changing menu and continues to amaze with his culinary genius that attracts people from the world over to his little piece of paradise.
Rejoining the vehicle after lunch we head towards Sabor Desert Bar. The range on offer here is extensive with over 50 deserts to choose from. From cheese cakes, to classic chocolate cakes, tiramisu, over 24 flavours of Macaroons, Portuguese tarts and their multi award winning Sabor Chocolate Mousse. A perfect way to complete your lunch.
From here we head to Audrey Wilkinson, one of the oldest wineries in the Hunter Valley and well known for their Semillions and Shiraz. We head to their VIP room for a private tasting of some of their best wines. You will love their great range and as well as the stunning views from their winery. Afterwards reboard your vehicle and head back to Sydney.