Our last day was the only one that didn’t focus entirely on wine. The team was very excited. We took off from Melbourne to Sydney for one last wine meeting, this one with Chris Hancock & Darren Jahn from Robert Oatley Vineyards. We were treated to lunch at the Flying Fish on Pier 21, Jones Bay, which is surrounded by breathtaking views of Sydney & Darling Harbor. On the menu was a variety of seasonal local seafood. The food was out of this world. The highlights included oysters, sashimi (as fresh as it gets), seared yellow fin tuna with red grapefruit, sweet crackling pork & black pepper caramel, as well as mud crab with a black pepper curry leaf sauce & more…
After lunch, we had late afternoon, evening & night to ourselves to explore Sydney. We took the ferry to Manly Beach. On that ride we had wonderful views of the Harbor, the Opera & the Harborbridge. Manly Beach was beautiful, filled with lots of surfers.
Sydney Opera House
Back in Sydney we had dinner at a recommended sushi restaurant called Sake, located in “The Rocks” district. Again, wonderful seafood before we partied the night away.
This was an intense trip that I will always remember. It would have not been so unforgetable without such a great team! Thanks Dawn, Marie, Bob & Russ as well as to our driver, Brian, and Wine Australia which made this trip possible!
I will definitely be back!