Wangaratta Chronicle - North East Regional Extra - - Front Page - with ANITA McPHER­SON

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.cofield­

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