Saturday, September 25, 2010

Canberra - Capital of Australia

Food and wine:
Follow the Poachers Trail to some of the 140 vineyards and 33 wineries
dotting the tranquil countryside just outside Canberra. Take a gumboot
tour through the vineyards and learn about the factors that shape the
region’s diverse styles - from sangiovese to riesling, chardonnay,
pinot noir and shiraz. Stop in at a farm for cheeses, oils, chutneys,
jams, wood smoked meats and homemade wine. Or team a bottle of
last year’s vintage with a wood-fired pizza at a winery.

Visit local studios and galleries showcasing handmade art, glassware
and pottery.  At the end of the day, rest your head in a boutique
bed and breakfast,  historic homestead or a luxurious country retreat.