Hunter Valley (upper)

The upper Hunter Valley has not captured the public’s interest like its lower counterpart, despite embodying the same hilly scenery fanning out around the towns of Muswellbrook, Aberdeen, Scone and Denman. This may be because of the prevalence of various large operations in the area, yet there are still many fantastic wines to be discovered. The large Rosemount Estate’s Roxburgh label sets the benchmark for the region’s outstanding chardonnays (McDonalds Rd, Pokolbin, (02) 4998 6670). Other wineries to visit are Pyramid Hill Wines (194 Martindale Rd, Denman, (02) 6547 2755), James Estate (951 Bylong Valley Way, Baerami, (02) 6547 5168) and Yarraman Estate (700 Yarraman Rd, Wybong, (02) 6547 8118).

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