This was my fifth (over the past two years) visit to the Hunter and every trip I make the effort to try new wineries (which we’re slowly getting through) but I always seem gravitate to my favourites. I’m so Hooked on David Hook, his wines are out of this world, I could have a dozen of each… he just never disappoints. My number one pick (if I have to) is his Hunter Pinot Grigio, it has a yummy sweet melon/tangerine flavour and a splash of spice which goes down really well on a hot summers day! I could spend all my money there (which I am sure he would love). Another fave is Audrey Wilkinson, the cellar door and vineyard perched on a hill that looks over the Hunter, the view is almost as good as their limited release moscato. It’s a delicate frizzante wine with floral notes and a hint of Turkish delight – basically dessert in a glass! Here are a few pics…
THE Pinot Grigio
Anyways, we were in the Hunter for a reason this time (not that you need a reason), Mr TMF had bought us tickets to Day on the Green which had INXS headlining. It was such a gorgeous day, sitting in the sun listening to music sipping on a glass of white and eventually watching the sunset over the valley – bliss! JD Fortune (INXS lead singer) was back for the first time in a few years (he was in rehab), most INXS fans weren’t impressed with him as they still compare him to the original (and irreplaceable) lead singer, Michael Hutchence (who committed suicide in 1997). I thought INXS were good, I have never been a lover (or a hater) but they were entertaining.