Last weekend Stew and I joined our best friends Alicia and Jonny on a little road trip to the Hunter Valley, north of Sydney. The Hunter Valley is a beautiful wine region containing some of the best vineyards in the whole of Australia. The scenery is just fantastic with rolling hills, acres of vines, farm yard animals and even the occasional wild kangaroo!
The four of us stayed in a lovely villa called Hooper’s Lane. Stew found it after searching endlessly online, and it is such a gem. They were by far cheaper than anywhere else and the place was so pretty, set in the middle of no where surrounded by a forest and many fields. We had a lake right outside our front door and near the entrance were olive trees. Unfortunately they weren’t in season to pick, however there were lime, lemon and orange trees in our driveway which made for great cocktail mixers!
Our first evening was spent at a local brewery sampling some of their beers before buying a case to drink in the comfort of our fantastic home for the weekend. We played Monopoly, ate steak and got quite merry!.. A sign of things to come for the whole weekend. But more of that will be explained in my next post 🙂