NR Travel: The Hunter Valley, NSW

One of Australia's best known wine regions, The Hunter Valley is a short car trip from central Sydney, making it the perfect weekend getaway. 

We stayed at Carriages, a boutique hotel set on a modest vineyard and naturally spent time wondering from vineyard to vineyard tasting some exceptional drops. A mandatory stop along the way include Australia's largest producer of organic wines - Tamburlaine as well as Scarborough  - a Chardonnay lovers heaven. 

Winding down Sunday with a late lunch at Circa 1876. This restaurant is one of The Hunter Valley's most iconic destinations and boasts a menu that is developed with food provenance and sustainability in mind. Set on lush green grounds that hold the kitchen garden.