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Love to sip and sup some of the world’s best wines and food? Who doesn’t! The Hunter Valley’s month-long celebration of its world-renowned food and wine has already got me salivating.
It runs for the whole month of June and, let’s face it, I can’t think of a better way of keeping the winter blues at bay than slowly exploring a rich food and wine region with a fellow foodie.
There’s a good range of fireside events for cosying up, like grazing on some more-ish tapas at the Blaxlands Inn. An increasingly popular trend in Australia, Spanish-inspired tapas means you get to taste lots of small courses of lots of different foods ... yum.
You can even make your own culinary creations ranging from High Tea to fabulous cheeses in the Edible Experience, while rubbing shoulders with some of the country’s best chefs.
I love meeting growers who devote their lives to passionately producing their wares. Knowing how your food and wine was grown, harvested and nurtured makes it taste all the better.
The opportunities are endless and the program of events huge. Click here to get your tastebuds tantalised.
The Hunter’s only 1.5 to 2.5 hours’ drive north of Sydney, depending on which specific area you’re heading to.
I’m aiming to take a winter break and make at least a weekend of it to really unwind. A week or more, of course, would be ideal. Click here for a good range of accommodation to suit your budget, ranging from el-cheapo caravan parks to luxury resorts.