Audrey Wilkinson – picture perfect in the Hunter!

I love wineries. Who doesn’t?

Australia is a treasure trove for beautiful landscapes – beaches, mountains, deserts, cityscapes, farmland and…wine country. If I had one day to live and had to pick one of these landscapes to spend my last day, hands down, it would be wine country.

So a trip to the Hunter Valley was the perfect trip for the weekend away from Sydney. I had been to the Hunter many times before, but this trip, I discovered a real gem in the great Aussie treasure trove…Audrey Wilkinson Vineyard.

A good friend S, who has incredible taste, said that it was her favourite in the Hunter so I put it on my list of new ones to try. I had previously been impressed with AW wines I had, usually at restaurants, but also a tempranillo that was gifted to me. The journey to the cellar door was a build up, through the drive on the long, windy road, up to the top of the property which exposed the amazing views out into the valley. SPECTACULAR.

The cellar door experience rivalled the view – a gentleman by the name of Ross guided us through the tasting, complementing the tasting list by offering us unlisted wines as well as by cracking very Australian jokes, often at the expense of the neighbouring Canadian tourists.

Vin de vie – the new (left) & the old (right)

The perfect wine tasting experience – amazing views, excellent wines and a jovial host. Audrey Wilkinson – if there’s one place you visit in the Hunter Valley, make it this!!

Audrey Wilkinson Vineyard – DeBeyers Road, Pokolbin (Hunter Valley).


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