I often hear people talking about the Hunter, and how great they think it is, and how you can wine taste all day and practically stroll along drunk from winery to winery with not a care in the world – but it would never interest me much. I’d think “ oh wine, schmine ! Whatever to wine”. If anything, I’d always say I’d only visit for the scenery and rustic culture.
I’m not really a big wine drinker, let alone taster but I must say I did actually enjoy my time up there AND for those who know how much I deteste Wine, You’ll be proud because I actually Bought some !
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I had the pleasure of visiting Hunter Valley on a Mothers and Daughters weekend getaway, all with thanks to my boyfriends sister and the celebration of their Mothers very special 60th Birthday.
I had a fantastic time, it was a great chance to bond and relax. In a Country like this, where we are always so busy working, running errands, and just generally on the go, it is nice to be able to zone out from Work and Everyday Life.
It’s important to try and maintain that balance no matter how delayed a Getaway is.
Scroll on and see my pictures from The Hunter Valley, I have also included the places we visited as a guide for the Hunter if you ever decide to go.
We were there During the first weekend of July, so the weather was quite crisp yet still beautiful enough to enjoy the outdoors and activities that Hunter Valley has to offer.
Thursday Night | The Night before our Hunter Valley Journey : Before I started Packing for the Hunter, I had only one thing on my mind – HATS !
So I head down to the nearest General Pants store and bought myself Agent Ninety Nine’s Wide Brimmed Hat.
Followed by that, I stopped at a Little Stall to buy a Beanie. I somehow manage to loose my Beanies all the time.
Friday Morning | My Future sister-in-law Made these beautiful itinerary cards.
Great Job Kazzie – You’re definitely talented when it comes to all things stationary and Style.
Group Selfies as we head out for The Hunter.
Tempus Two Winery | Corner of Broke & McDonalds Roads,Pokolbin NSW 2320
After a few short hours ( It’s really not that far from The Hills/Hornsby Shire), Our first stop was Tempus Two.
where Tempus Two wines are Located there are also a few other stores including an amazing Cheese store if you’re one of those people who LOVES Cheese.
I guess its okay to start early when you’re at the Hunter.
All Gone !
McQuigan’s Winery | Corner of Broke & McDonalds Roads,Pokolbin NSW 2320
McGuigan Winery was one of my favourite winery’s we visited.
Personally, as I mentioned before I’m not really a big wine Drinker, or Taster, But the very friendly and informative staff here helped me find just the right one for me ! Actually Two !
Peterson’s Champagne House and Hunter Valley Chocolate Company | Corner Broke Road and Wine Country Drive
Peterson’s Champagne house have an amazing Range of Sparkling Rosès, Sweet and Delicious.
It’s Hard to leave without one.
Right next door, you will find Hunter Valley’s Finest Chocolate company.
Divine little Treats, perfect for gifts to take back for your loved ones.
What better way to end the night : Margarita’s for everyone !
Hunter Valley Gardens | 2090 Broke Rd, Pokolbin NSW 2320
Hunter Valley Gardens – Definitely a Must-visit place especially during July and if you have kids. There is plenty to do here with Brilliant Stores.
And I bought another Hat !
This particular photo was taken in Storybrooke – a section of the Hunter Valley Gardens.
Hunter Valley Gardens was so Beautiful and so Relaxing !
Cafe Enzo | Broke Rd & Ekerts Rd, Pokolbin NSW 2320
I didn’t get the chance to take more photos of this beautiful rustic place but Cafe Enzo is definitely the place to eat
Ballabourneen Wine Co. | 2347 Broke Rd, Pokolbin NSW 2320
Town of Wollombi
And as we head back to Sydney, taking the longer scenic route, we visited the old Town of Wollombi.
I loved this store – It had a bunch of handmade Nepalese Crafts to die for ! Beautiful bright Colours – amazing Camel embroidered Bags
The Twin home Store . The interior is tastefully decorated with an affordable collection of Rustic Goods definitely a must if visiting this town
Have a great Weekend Everyone !
xxx Much love,
Adorable photos! Have a great weekend!
Thanks Mel ! Takecare and happy holidays xoxo Rhaya