I don't travel enough in Australia. I am stricken by an affliction that impacts most people. We sneer what is local and we revere what we consider to be exotic. It's a great shame and it's something that I am keen to redress. My friends from overseas who spend time in Australia have almost all seen far more of Australia than I have, and I in turn have usually seen more of their own homes.
So one weekend, a group of us who play social football together decided to travel north to the Hunter valley. We rented a house in the countryside for a fun weekend of wine and cheese tasting in one of Australia's premier wine growing regions.
The next morning, we woke up early to begin our tours of the local cellar doors. After nearly setting myself on fire trying to light the BBQ to make breakfast for everyone, we were amazingly ready to leave when the driver arrived to take us on our tour.
Each cellar door we visited gave us a free tasting and the opportunity to explore their grounds.