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Wednesday, June 14, 2000
Cessnock, Hunter Valley, NSW, Australia
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Cessnock, Hunter Valley, NSW, Australia:
Latitude: 32° 50' 9" South
Longitude: 151° 20' 46" East
Altitude: 197 feet
From Seattle: 8650 miles
Lodging: Hotel - Aussie Rest Motel

Today's Travel:
Country: Australia
Region: New South Wales
Start: Cessnock, Hunter Valley, NSW, Australia
Stop 1. Mc Guigan Cellars
Stop 2. Tamburlaine Wines
Stop 3. Calais Estate
Stop 4. Capercaillie Wine Company
Stop 5. Ivanhoe Wines
Stop 6. Petersons Wines
End:Cessnock, Hunter Valley, NSW, Australia
Road Miles:27 miles
Linear:23 miles
Weather: Partial Sun / Mostly Sun

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 1161
Miles Driven:186876
Linear Dist: 219329
Countries Visited: 68
Regions Visited: 259
More stats...
Hotels: 392
Friends / Family: 295
Camping: 126
Hostels: 261
Transit: 73
Other Lodging: 13
Beers: 4070

Journal Entry:
Spent the day driving around the valley tasting wine. Went back to a lot of the wineries that I liked when I was here six months ago and went to a few new ones. The Hunter Valley is by far the nicest place to taste in Australia (my opinion). The wines are good, the crowds low, and the people in the wineries are fantastic. It's not at all pretentious.

Wineries visited:
Tyrrell's Vinyard
Mc Guigan Cellars
Tamburlaine Wines: +61 (02) 4998 7570 (attn: Rhonda)
Calais Estate: +61 (02) 4998 7654 (attn: Rita)
Capercaillie Wine Company
Ivanhoe Wines
Petersons Wines: +61 (02) 4990 1704

Calais was my favorite for the wines, and Petersons for the people (also great wines). In total tried forty wines from seven winereies and spent a ton of money buying wine and then almost as much sending two cases home.

The Len Evans Theory of Capacity:

Read at Petersons Wines.

Related Sites:
US State Department Consular Information Sheets: Australia
CIA World Fact Book: Australia

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