So the first post is always an exciting one; I really am looking forward to updating TeaThyme with more delicious posts of food and beverages!
And, what better than to kick-off my blogging with this newly experienced roadtrip towards the Hunter Valley.
The first winery we sighted was the Bimbadgen Estate Wines on McDonalds Road. We drove up the rosebush lined driveway towards the Cellar Door and Taste Bar, a modern contemporary bar that overlooks a vast land of their wine fields.
We caught the attention of a friendly guy who was quick to offer our palates a lesson in the art of wine tasting - examining the crispness of their whites, the mellowness of their reds and the sweetness of their Fortified wines. Happily, I bought one of their Bortrytis Semillon bottles - the liquid is golden in colour and wickedly sweet in taste, with aromas of citrus and spice and as noted from our friendly guy, the yummy crème brûlée like flavour that hits your tongue.
Moving on, we also visited the Tyrrell's Winery and squeezed in some time for their daily tours of the winery. The Tyrrell's is still run by their fourth generation to this day. The tour is only about $5 and totally worth trying if you want to get the "behind the wine" feel of what it's like inside the winery, to know the process that it takes for the grapes and then how they turn them into the wines that so many people buy, love and keep tucked away by the dozens in their cellars.
As for Tempus Two, this is a wine label I've been recommended by from a few family and friends to visit and try out for myself. When you get to the Cellar Door for tasting, the first thing to take in is how pretty impressive the ambience is - black and metallic silver decor as well as the chandeliers that seem to have that extra sparkle after taking another sip of their Moscato.