Hunter Valley: Australian Wine Country

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Australian Wine Country, how I love thee.  For this portion of our epic road trip from Brisbane to Sydney, we stopped off in Hunter Valley for a bit of wine tasting.  And, WOW!  This place is absolutely beautiful!  It’s such an experience!  And for everyone reading this in the US, Yellowtail is not the best Australian wineries have to offer.  We happened to meet a winemaker while waiting for our helicopter in Fiji and he said he was so embarrassed that Yellowtail was the one to pave the way for Australian wine imports.  And it’s so true!  I wasn’t sure if I would enjoy tasting because I didn’t think I liked Australian wine!  Man, was I ever wrong!  If it wouldn’t have cost us roughly a million dollars to send wine home, we would have gone a little crazy with our wine purchases.

The scenery was just stunning too.  We had a picnic in the paddock by our Bed and Breakfast to watch the sunset and were just blown away with the beauty of this place.  See for yourself!

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Wine Tasting in Washington

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So I’ve been a really bad blogger and am so incredibly behind on all my photos!  For those of you that follow me on my social media outlets (Thank you!!), you know that I went to Washington for Mother’s Day.  It was probably the most beautiful I’ve seen Washington since I tend to visit in the rainy winter months.  The sun was shining and every day was pure perfection.

To celebrate Mother’s Day, we went to brunch at Columbia Winery over in Woodenville.  If you like wine & wine tasting, you’ll think you’ve died and gone to heaven in Woodenville.  There are so many tasting rooms and distilleries that it’s super hard to decide which ones to visit.

For my Mother’s Day look, I decided to go girly and modest.  My Kate Spade New York dress fit the bill perfectly.  Of course, heels were a definite must so my Givenchy floral printed pumps added a nice little touch.

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Dress:  Kate Spade New York (Similar), Belt:  Kate Spade New York, Clutch: Kate Spade New York, Sunglasses: Dior, Heels: Givenchy

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