WHEN you live in such a spectacular part of the state, the thought of exploring the great outdoors, setting up camp and getting back to nature, is actually really tempting.
Imagine waking up to that fresh morning air, spectacular scenery and then hiking over hill and dale before returning to camp at night for billy tea and damper and a cuddle by the campfire.
The thought of it is wonderful, it’s the reality of tinned beans, freezing in a sleeping bag and lying on hard ground which brings me back to earth.
No wonder glamping has become so popular, especially when it could be beside a vineyard at Cofield Wines in Wahgunyah, in a climate controlled tent, with a king size bed and a bottle of Riesling.
This straw coloured wine which has a slightly greenish tinge is made from fruit grown in the King Valley and exudes a gentle fruity and lightly floral aroma, with some lime and citrus blossom.
It has a fresh and crisp flavour, leaning again towards lime, with gentle weight and lightly acidic finish.
Enjoy its youth and vibrancy now, or leave it for a few years and see how those fruit flavours warm and develop.
I wouldn’t recommend it with baked beans, but it does go beautifully with cheeses or a chicken and pistachio terrine, which is just what you might find in your glamp-side dinner hamper.
It certainly makes the concept of roughing it much more civilised.
Try the range at the the cellar door in Wahgunyah or find out more at www.cofieldwines.com.au