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Saddler’s Creek Wine Tasting

Saddlers creek rose

On the back of yet another great Groupon deal, we headed up to Pokolbin to Saddler’s Creek Wines for a “teasting experience”. Which turned out to be two hours of wine tasting, commentary, questions and answers and delving into the nicer end of their selections!

tasting experience

The wine was accompanied by a cheese platter, and a selection of chocolate pieces – milk, dark and dark with sea salt – to complement or clash with our wines as a means of education.

Saddlers Creek Cabernet

We got to sample the fresh, still in the vat Semillon and Rose, complete with yeasty tingle and cloudiness, along with the amazing Hunter 2014 vintage, which, if you made a bad wine from, you should quit the business.

saddlers creek shiraz range

We were left along with the Shiraz range, which were all amazing, while the host attended to others visiting the cellar door. Who left me alone with some amazing Shiraz?


The stickies were amazing, especially the ever-Xmassy Muscats!

We took home a Shiraz and a Cabernet Merlot, and definitely recommend Saddler’s Creek for its wines (red, white and beyond) and hospitality!

saddlers creek winery pokolbin

Saddler’s Creek Wines
Address: 15 Marrowbone Rd, Pokolbin NSW 2320
Phone:(02) 4991 1770

Back in Reality

Back in Canberra after five nights at The Golden Door health retreat in Pokolbin…

The Golden Door - Elysia

A week of eating delicious and healthy food, having spa treatments and waking at six for Tai Chi and a brisk 5.4km walk before breakfast :)

The Golden Door - Elysia

Loved it.

The Golden Door - Elysia

Yes, I bought the cookbook. I have also not had caffeine (including diet coke!) since the maccas stop on the drive up…

The Golden Door - Elysia

The rest of my pics are here at Flickr. Maybe if I cut out the diet cokes and coffees, I can afford to go back next year? :p

The Golden Door - Elysia