Finally arrived at Blue Mountains. We were blessed with a clear day and got to see the best of it... Oh, did i mention it was so cold up there!!
It's stunning.... Awesome view~ Got to be the best i've seen so far in Sydney. As the name suggest, the mountain actually does seems kinda blue ya?
The road around Blue Mountains actually involves a skyway, cableway, walkway and railway. The most exciting one has got to be the railway! The 415m descent will take you through a cliff side tunnel into ancient rain forest. It has also been known as the steepest incline Railway in the world. I was literally screaming my heart out. Imagine riding down a CLIFF side tunnel... It's insane!
As usual, the weather was chilly and sunny at the same time...
1st winery - Iron Gates. Drank a good mix of red & white wines.
When you have your first sip of the beautiful wine, it rolls to the back of your tongue, sending a tingling sensation to all your taste buds. You can even taste the oak that the wine was store in for ageing. Wine also taste different after you eat a piece chocolate. Absolutely complimenting to each other. I hate olives and i cant stand the taste of it. But the lovely people at Iron Gates soaked olives in wines and it taste so so good!
Tour of the winery. Explanation of how wines are made. See the American Oak Barrels? Wine are stored in the barrels for years and i swear you can literally taste the oak when you drink the wines from Iron Gates.
Headed over for lunch. There is no shortage of choice when you have over 60 restaurants, 120 wineries and 160 accommodation venues to choose from at Hunter Valley. The next time when im back at Hunter, i would want to stay over in one of the many wineries, get wasted and drink my life away with all the wines. Any takers?
The ruffles of leaves, branches as the wind blows. Winter seems so so cold...
Wine and Chocolate.
2nd winery - Ernest Hill. As it's fairly a small winery, bottles of wine they made every year are exclusively sold only at Hunter Valley. You can not buy it anywhere else off the racks.
But who cares... I held the bottles of Semillon and felt that happiness was right in my hands.
Boy oh boy how i loveeeee wines... I should drink these everyday.
Quality photos from quality cameras. (Credits: Arthur Tong.)
I have 3 more parts to the Sydney picture. So hang in there!
That place is exactly how the photo looks like. Awesome right!
I've got tons of pics i owe you guys:
- Sydney (11th June - 17th June)
- Hong Kong (23th June - 25th June)
- Redang (2th July - 6th July)
Will be busy with assignment deadlines now.
Till im back for all the pics!