Wine, Cheese & Chocolate
It is a perpetual delight to taste the vintage wines while admiring the stunning views of the surrounding hilltops. But how about spending a day sipping your favourite wine coupled with cheese and chocolate? The Hunter Valley is not only home to Australia’s oldest vineyards, but it is also dotted with chocolate factories and artisan cheese boutiques. So, it’s not a stretch to describe this region as quintessentially “winey, cheesy, and chocolatey!“
Our customised Hunter Valley Day trip will take you through the region’s choicest cellar doors, chocolate makers, and delicatessen. How about learning a little about wine, cheese, and chocolate pairing before you start your trip?
There is a saying that “…there is nothing that cheese, chocolate, and a glass of wine can’t solve.”
This adage is true! There is no better way to unwind and rejuvenate your spirit than with a glass of wine and a selection of cheese and/or chocolate. Taste each ingredient separately to get the finest of all three. Begin with a bit of chocolate. Let it melt in your mouth for 5-10 seconds. Take a sip of the wine, then a slice of the cheese. Enjoy the fragrant taste explosion on your tongue!
An added tip: Keep your eyes closed to fully appreciate the scent and flavour, and feel the sensations throughout your nerves!
Wine and cheese pairing If you have a fetish for wines, you must know how to combine them with cheese. But obviously, this does not imply that every wine goes perfectly with every cheese. Hence, we're here to discuss which wine complements which unique cheese type. Without further ado, let us begin our cheesy voyage!
Wine and chocolate pairing Wine and food pairing is not a new concept. However, of all culinary combinations, chocolate with wine can't be overlooked. But the point is, which chocolates go well with which wines? Let's look at some solutions below.
Cellar doors we visit in Hunter Valley
Glandore Estate Wines
Briar Ridge Vineyard
Our first wine tasting of our trip to Hunter Valley. The views are stunning. We had a lovely table outside at Briar Ridge vineyard. Our server was friendly, and knowledgeable and answered all of our questions. The wines were great paired with a platter of cheese. Great way to start our day!!! What we didn’t know was this would be our best experience of the day.
The Glandore vineyard is absolutely gorgeous! We had a great wine tasting paired with chocolates. We sat outside and were amazed by how beautiful everything was. The White Label Rose’ is the best of any we bought from any of the Hunter Valley vineyards. The Staff was friendly. All around it was a fabulous experience!