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Hunter Valley Wine Tours - Chinese New Year Visitors Celebrate With Fine Hunter Valley Wines


Today I hosted Bonnie & Freeman on a private Hunter Valley Wine Tasting Tour during the 2013 harvest. They were in Sydney for the Chinese New Year holidays.

 



Freeman & Bonnie in a world unique 134 year old planted Hunter Valley Shiraz vineyard, just before their harvest.

 



Freeman sniffing the fermenting Chardonnay juice in a new French oak barrique.
Grapes + oak + toast + yeast = complexity!

 



Bonnie 'listening' to the bubbling of the fermenting Hunter Valley Chardonnay juice in a new French oak 225 litre barrique.

 



Roberts restaurant has long championed the best seasonal & regional fare to showcase in their daily a la carte menu.

 



Freeman seeking out the nuances of a 2009 vintage Hunter Shiraz / Cabernet blend red wine ....... it won the trophy at the 2011 Hunter Valley Wine Show, for the best red wine.

 



Bonnie immersing herself in a private tasting that I guided them through of some of the very best quality wines of the Hunter Valley - in an historic 1870's homestead.

 



Freeman & Bonnie checking out a vat of Hunter Valley Shiraz must slowly fermenting.

 



The 1876 Cottage is the heart & soul of Roberts.

 



We lunched at one of the Hunter Valley's nicest restaurants - the historic Roberts.