Margan, Hunter Valley

Margan, Hunter Valley

Unlike wineries in Napa Valley, which do not have restaurants, several wineries in Hunter Valley do. The restaurant Margan Winery came highly recommended and it certainly did not disappoint. This is definitely one of my favorite restaurants not only in The Hunter, but in all of Australia. The dining room is located adjacent to the cavernous wine tasting room, creating a very grand setting for a critically acclaimed dinner (this place gets a Hat in the GFG).

One great thing about Margan is that they keep their portion sizes small so you can try lots of things.  You have the option to 3-, 4-, and 5-course meals.

And of course, Margan has some of the best wine in Australia.  And since they grow it on location, it very reasonably priced on their dinner menu.  The most notable wine we had was a very traditional, big cabernet from 2000.  We tried to buy a few bottles to take home.  However, their inventory is too low so they would sell it to us.  But to make up for it, they escorted us into the tasting room and let us try the current Cab vintage to purchase.  Although it wasn’t as good as the 2000, for just $22 it was too good of a deal to pass up and still a very nice wine.  Perhaps if we have the patience to save it for 10 years, it’ll taste just as good.

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