During a trip to Australia’s Hunter Valley, me and some of my wine blonde friends swung into the executive tasting room at Brokenwood. Our host was a charming “Frozzie” (French-Aussie), who caught us up on why the Hunter Valley does amazing Semillion, and why you should never, ever drink a wine if its turned into a brunette. :)
Tobin “Toby” James, 9 “Fancy” wines, 4 different kinds of meat, and getting to spank the winemaker. Holy cow – what a night. Toby is known for his rockstar Paso zins and syrahs. And like the other winemakers out of Paso, he’s a cool dude. I think they must put fun juice in the water up there, because these guys are all cool.
Life is good when you get a chance to hop on a helicopter from Sydney Australia and head an hour over beautiful beaches to the Hunter Valley to go wine tasting down under. Whilst (thats what they say instead of while) we were in the Hunter, we caught up with a mate named Mike from the Hungerford Hill winery. Mike was an awesome Aussie who caught us up on the amazing whites and reds of the area.