Tulloch Wines is one of the oldest in Hunter Valley established since the 1800’s. Other long-established names in Hunter Valley are also Drayton, Lindeman’s, Lake’s Folly and Tyrrell. Tulloch has a nice cellar door and the tasting session was well carried out. We tasted and learnt at least 10 different wines of Tulloch.
Second stop we went to McGuigan Wines. You can tell by the scale of it McGuigan is quite a commercial one. Big cellar door and tasting room, export to all major market in the world. McGuigan also prides themselves on the “most awarded wineries in the world”.
Wine and Cheese Pairing
We went to The Hunter Wine Theatre. It is located just beside Matilda Bay Brewhouse which will be our lunch stop afterwards. This is not a particular winery but more like a wine studio that showcasing different wines from different wineries of Hunter Valley. We paired our wines with 4 different local slices of cheese.
This little chocolate shop Cocoa Nib is located at Keith Tulloch winery. Handmade in small batches and preservative free. What caught my eyes were just how beautiful those chocolates are. They are like little-painted art pieces. Just too beautiful to be eaten!
Capercaillie Estate makes good quality wine with generous flavour. Winemaker Pete Lane has over 20 years of experience working with some of the Hunter Valley’s biggest name such as Lindeman’s, Tyrrell’s and McWilliams before taking the challenge to work with Capercaillie.
Capercaillie has some really good wines. Apart from the award-winning Shiraz, Chardonnay and Semillon those kinds of mainstream wines, they also have some interesting wines such as Chambourcin, a French-American hybrid grape variety, made for everyday easy drinking reds.
Going back to Sydney
And the best part was we don’t have to drive after all those tastings for safety and pleasure reason.
Day Trips From Sydney to Vineyards with D’vine Wine Tours
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