Duke and I are on a four week vacation in Australia. We are driving from Cairns in Northern Queensland to Melbourne on Australia's south coast, exploring along the way.
Last Friday we drove to the Hunter Valley north west of Sydney and tasted wine at a couple of wineries.
We were having a hard time finding a place to spend the night because a big concert was happening Saturday night (Peter Frampton, Chicago and America).
We stopped at the Hunter Valley Wine Country Visitor Centre and got some help finding and booking a room. When we came out of the information office 15 minutes later we had a flat tire on our rental car! It had been raining all day and was still raining hard so we were very happy to call road side assistance and have it changed. We ended up spending about three hours of prime wine tasting time getting the tire changed and repaired.
Finally we checked into our Guest House and went to find a couple more wineries before they closed their tasting rooms at 5. The Hunter Valley is a beautiful region. It is just too bad it was rainy and cold. It would have been nice to sit outside, sip our wine and enjoy the view. The guest house was on top of a hill and our room had a whole wall of windows. We did get to enjoy the wonderful view over breakfast in our room.