SWAP HUNTER VALLEY
FOR MUDGEE WINE REGION
Bachie lovebirds Sam Wood and Snezana Markoski shared their first kiss in the Hunter Valley, but Mudgee would’ve made for just as magical a setting! The rustic, romantic winegrowing region is a four-hour drive from Sydney – or just 50 minutes with Flypelican (flypelican.com.au), who operate twice-daily flights on a Jetstream 32 aircraft that will make you feel like a Kardashian, minus the price tag. Fares start at $99 one way. Stay at the Mudgee Homestead Guesthouse (mudgeehomestead.com.au) – the wrap-around veranda delivers views, while the chefs deliver the goods with local produce. Spend the day cheese-tasting at Moothi Estate (moothiestate.com.au) – the vineyard also produces an award-winning cabernet sauvignon! – then stop by Pipe clay Pumphouse (pipeclaypumphouse.com.au) or Eltons (eltons.com.au) for canapes and cocktails. Want more highlights from this wine-lovers’ paradise? Check out visitmudgeeregion.com.au.
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