Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Hunter Valley Weekend 2016

 Over 50 members and family, accompanied by 25 Classic Italian Machines, participated in a memorable weekend at the Hunter Valley.

Our meeting place (Thanks Macca's Thornleigh) was where we moved off from. And it rained all the way! Our enthusiasm not dampened, we arrived in cavalcade (almost) at Tyrell's Winery, where our first wine tasting occurred. As it was to be our lunch stop, we managed to improvise and arrange a banquet fit for emperors, under cover, the rain flow was proportional to the flow of beverage and coffee!

Next Stop De Bortoli winery. Again a slight variation to the rule, as art and craft markets were set up inside. Our wine tasting was in the Barrel room.

Saturday Night we enjoyed a wonderful meal in great company at Peddens Bar. Hat's off to their staff - all well catered for.

Finally the sun was shining, on Sunday morning, creating a wonderful Spring atmosphere as, after Breakfast (thank you Grinders) we visited our very good friends and sponsors "First Creek Winery". A significant discount was offered on all purchases!

Our final visit was at Ken Sobel's winery, were we also arranged our lunch. The winery providing an undercover BBQ area and again a Banquet of food produced by everyone! Amazing the amount of food - but by the conclusion of lunch (and coffee) there wasn't much left!

A fantastic weekend - each participant expressing immense gratitude - which makes you want to do it ALL AGAIN!

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