On our life long quest to see all 1000 Places To See Before You Die, we have already seen many places that are truly worth of being on that list. We have also seen places along the way that were so stunning and beautiful that we decided to put them on our own list. This time though, we decided to scratch two places of the list: The Barossa Valley and Hunter Valley.
Both these valleys are wine regions and it might just be a coincidence that so far in Australia we only scratched wine regions of the list. It might also be that since Soni doesn’t linke wine and I am not a big wine drinker myself, we do not really appreciate the beauty of wine regions.
We did get to see Barossa Valley in May, a time when all the leaves turned into pretty colors of red and yellow. Unfortunately, by the time we got to Hunter Valley (end of June) all the leaves have already fallen off and all we saw was empty grape-vines.
Both regions used to be famous for their wines back in the 90s. That’s probably why they are in the book. I am sure that these regions do offer a lot for wine lovers and couples looking for a romantic retreat with cozy bed and breakfasts. Since we are currently on a romantic getaway year, we don’t really have the need for it.
To be honest, I didn’t see much difference to the beautiful wine regions in Italy, France or the wine regions in our own backyard back in Germany. That’s why we have concluded that both, the Barossa Valley and Hunter Valley are nice, but should not appear on our own List of 1000 Places To See Before You Die.