“SYDNEYSIDERS escape the rat race in droves every weekend and flock to the Hunter Valley. Do they know something we don’t know?
Wine country is worth visiting even when a big-name band isn’t performing in the vineyards. In fact, more of us ‘‘locals’’ should do it, and more often. It is less than an hour’s drive for most of us living in Newcastle or Lake Macquarie, thanks to the new expressway, but it truly does feel like a world away.
Where to stay? Spicers Vineyards Estate is a hidden gem that is well worth a look.”