Thursday 13 December
Sue took us to meet Heidi and Ben whose family runs the Angullong vineyard, situated in the foothills of Mount Canobolas in the high altitude, cool climate of Orange. Heidi prepared a wonderful lunch accompanied by one of their own wines – a Verdelho.
This was our first introduction to this particular wine and one we will definitely look out for in the future. To quote from the notes on the bottle, “A delicious, aromatic Verdelho with wonderful aromas of honeydew and melon followed by an abundant fruit salad of pineapple and stone fruit flavours on the palate.” I couldn't have described it better myself!!
After lunch, Heidi took us on a tour of the vineyards. They have 560 acres of vines that provide a wide diversity of grape, including Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Shiraz and Cabernet. (The latter we had already drunk copious amounts of at Sue’s Ladies’ Luncheon!) Heidi also drove us down to their river, where the cattle were grazing and flocks of Cockatoos wheeled overhead; altogether an enchanting spot. Thank you Heidi, Ben, Angus, Sally and Camilla!
Friday 14 December
The indefatigable Sue drove us to Katoomba where we were to stay for the next 3 days. We had lunch together and then said our goodbyes. We will be forever grateful to Sue for her kindness and generous hospitality, which we hope to repay in the not-too-distant future.