The Hunter Valley is known for its wine and boutique vineyards. The majority of the vineyards can be found in the Lower Hunter, although the Upper Hunter also has several vineyards. Furthermore the Hunter Valley has wonderful scenery.
I don't know much about wine, so I will not give any details here, but the vineyards are well worth a visit if you are in the Hunter Valley area.
We booked a vineyard tour with Hunter Valley Wine and Vineyard Tours (James). We were picked up at our accommodation in the morning, and returned late afternoon. We had a fantastic day, visiting 5 vineyards and tasted nearly 50 different wines!
A guided tour (with a chauffeur) gives you the freedom to taste a lot of great wine.
Aussie Wine Tours do full day wine tours daily and from just $40:00 per person with complimentry pick up and return to local accommodation.
Pick ups from Sydney and other Hunter Valley areas. Lunch is not included, can be arranged for you.
Contact Peter Kane.
The Hunter Valley has a long history of viticulture and winemaking, While it is not known when the first grapes were planted in the Hunter, historians believe that William Kelmann set a vineyard on his 2000 acre land grant along the Hunter River between Singleton and Branxton some time around 1830, while George Wyndham planted his first vineyard at Dalwood near Branxton in 1830, with his first vintage in 1835.
Today there are many winery tours available.. by horse drawn carriage, tour bus, and also a Limo, if that is more your style.*
There are a few beautiful Lakes, Rivers and creeks in this region. Lake St. Clair being just one of them.
If I visited Singleton again today, I would have to ask directions to some of these lovely spots.
This railway station hasn't changed much over the years. It still looks very much as I remember it, from many years ago.
See the town on foot, if possible. There are many lovely historical buildings that you could not fully appreciate, if you just drive by.