Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Girls weekend in the Hunter

K, T and I were long overdue for a girl’s weekend so last month I jumped on to finding a location for us to go away, drink wine and eat good food. Where better to do all three but the Hunter Valley? A timely trip too, as K moves interstate soon so we won’t be able to see her as much.

I spent a few days looking for the perfect accommodation for us. All we had decided was that it had to have a fireplace and not be too expensive. I found Cedar Creek cottages in Wollombi and knew straight away that was where we were staying. After all, how does anyone say no to free port and chocolates? Not us!
Our view
We left after work on Friday and got there at about 9:30pm. Since the two restaurants in town were closed, we pulled together our snacks and ate dinner and drank port. We were supposed to go on a wine tour the next day, but I received a cancellation the day before (by text message!) saying they couldn’t pick us up from our accommodation. Instead, we took our time getting ready and then went for a drive to the Tempus Two winery where we had lunch and went to the smelly cheese shop.
Supplied breakfast hamper
Saturday night we lit the fire, cooked up a risotto, relaxed and were in bed by 10:30pm.

On Sunday we again took our time getting ready, soaking up the little cottage (and patting our new friend) before heading around to the wineries that are located in Wollombi. Wollombi is about a half an hour drive from the main winery area so it was nice to see some vineyards that were a bit smaller in size. We went to Wollombi Village Vineyard, Undercliff Winery and Stonehurst Cedar Creek (where we stayed) and left with some nice port, liqueur, wine and muscat.

Our little getaway was really relaxing and I’m glad we choose to spend it in the Hunter Valley. It ended up being a good thing that our tour was cancelled, as it meant we weren’t on any schedule and we could take our time to look around.
The verandah and a visitor
Visitor number 2..and at breakfast time, of course.

1 comment :

  1. Such beautiful visitors! Looks like a lovely weekend. I've never been to the Hunter. We are going up next year for a friends wedding which will be nice.