Sunday, July 24, 2011

Hunter Valley Run

Congratulations to all members of IMSMC and friends that attended the hunter valley wine tour. We all had a tremendous weekend. The day started early with a wonderful drive from Sydney to the Hunter Valley. The weather held out and developed into a clear warm winter’s weekend. Members that made the decision to drive their classics were pleased; while those that did not had the weekend to drown their sorrows with some of the world’s finest whites and reds.

Our first stop was Tyrells winery followed by our traditional picnic lunch. Members excelled in preparing the table with many fine foods which were accompanied by some recent counter purchases. The next stop was Broken Wood where a number of wines were introduced and savoured.

Next stop First Creek where the mood developed and the party continued. We believe the people from First Creek know who IMSMC are and expect us next year, in the evening dinner was a night of fine dining and drinking which ended with a short stroll and off to bed. Reports indicate that all slept very well, some better than others.

The next morning was spent at the tourist information center watching aircraft of all shapes and sizes land and takeoff while enjoying coffee and breakfast. Our next stop was De Bortoli wines. A bite to eat at the ex-servicemen’s club in Cessnock and then we were homeward bound. The Hunter has grown and continues to grow, it was noticed that a number of new wineries have opened their doors, into a favourite spot to visit close to Sydney. Good food, wine, country air and company all combined turned the weekend into another memorable IMSMC event. Next year shall be bigger and better.

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