Well, a good time was had by all over the weekend. Cypress Lakes was good, the weather was magnificent and the wine flowed like, well, wine.
I won’t bore you with all of the details of the weekend, except to say the my golf score wasn’t atrocious and the lagoon pool was a little chilly at first. Of course we later found out that the resort pool was heated, but we justified our choice of swimming location by saying that we were all hardy types – except Jon ‘Purse Carrying’ Palmer.
We did visit some lovely wineries though, and I will share a few with you here. On our tour on Saturday we stopped in at a couple of old favourites. First stop was McWilliams Mount Pleasant where the Semillion/Sauvignon Blanc was our favourite white wine of the day. We then moved on to Ivanhoe where the Shiraz Pressings was admired by all, as usual. The other stops on the tour were not worthy of a mention here though.
After a wine tasting free Sunday, yesterday we went out and about on our own and enjoyed the offerings from two wineries we hadn’t visited before.
Margan Family Wines is newly established in the Hunter Valley (well, four years is young in wine terms) and has some lovely wines across the range. They are available in restaurants and bottle shops across Australia so if you see one of their offerings give it a try. Remember though, with wine your opinion may differ from mine 😉
Our last stop of the weekend (and the longest) was at Saddlers Creek. Absolutely lovely chardonnay, cabernet sauvignon, merlot and shiraz. It was so good Bobo signed up for their wine club. Yum. I enjoyed several cups of water as I had to drive us home. My payoff will come as the wine ages and I get to test it from the comfort of my own comfy chair.