The Hunter Valley, just a few hours north of Sydney, is a beautiful part of the world. Known for the rolling hills, kangaroos, spectacular view and – oh, great Sémillon and Shiraz wines. In fact, the rugged Australian landscape gives the world some of the best Sémillon wines you’ll find anywhere. If you ever find yourself in Sydney with a day to spare, check out the Hunter Valley. Great food, great wine, and great people await. I recommend stopping by the Keith Tulloch winery and staying the night at the Berenbell Retreat – across the street from where this picture was taken.