Over the years I have been lucky enough to work with local winemakers showcasing the valley, & its wines to visiting media & dignitaries. We often begin one of these visits high up in the Brokenback Ranges, in the state forest looking over the valley. We welcome these visitors with a glass of fresh Hunter Valley Semillon & local Port Stephens Oysters, standing on a rocky outcrop, as the Winemakers explain the various soil types & lay of the land from a viticultural perspective. Of course I can't share this location with you - its Top secret - you'll just have to believe me ... its very special.
The Hunter Valley is incredibly picturesque with changing aspects & perspectives no matter where you go. I thought I'd share a few of my picks of the best views. Grab a glass of Hunter Valley Semillon or Shiraz, relax & take in one or two!
In no particular order (after all, how could you choose?)
Scarborough Wine Co. Gillards Rd
In the heart of Pokolbin, sit chardonnay in hand & watch the comings & goings in Pokolbin. Don't forget to stop on the drive out to take in the majesty of the Brokenback Ranges to your left or ahead to the Molly Morgan Ranges. Shhhh ... The Scarborough Hermitage Road Cellar Door also has amazing views.
Audrey Wilkinson Vineyards
360 degree views, out to the sand dunes of Stockton, overlooking the vines of the Valley or along the Brokenback Ranges. It even looks stunning on a cloudy day.
Take in one of the most photographed vineyards in the Valley as you sit on the verandah. This view comes complete with free ranging geese, manicured lawns & vines, & beautiful standard roses.
Dine with a View at Bistro Molines.
The Mount View area has many stunning outlooks. Relax with the amazing food of Chef Robert Molines as you look across Cessnock, to the Coast, take a drive & find a picnic spot with a view or stay in one of the cottages nestled on high in the hills.
Broke- yellow Rock
Escape to the hamlet of Broke for bucolic Australian Bushland scenery. The sandstone formation, known as Yellow Rock, proudly announces this region.
Spa Elysia, Golden Door
Perched on a foothill alongside Audrey Wilkinson, Spa Elysia has views looking back along the Brokenback Ranges to the Upper Hunter. What better place to unwind, relax & heal?
Talga Road, Lovedale
Talga Road is a lesser know road in the Lovedale area dotted with Guest Houses & Cottages. It offers a different aspect & is well worth the drive to the end!
Of course there are many more, and I haven't even started on sunsets, to be enjoyed from your balcony as you sip a Hunter Valley wine.
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