We have just returned from a few days in the Victorian Alps and the Rutherglen wine district having traveled the Great Alpine Road. We just wanted to have a chance to see the Autumn colours in the Bright region as we had missed them on our previous visit.
We organised our accommodation for two nights before setting out on our trip. The first night was spent in Harrietville.
and one of our reasons was to buy walnuts as the walnuts from the Bright region are something else again. They have a creamy taste and are very different from the walnuts you buy at the supermarket or greengrocer.
After our stay in Harrietville we traveled to Bright and had a good wander around the town. One interesting sign to be found there is this one. . .
Apparently the Bunyah pine tree has rather large pine cones
Yackandandah was our next stop for the night and we were delighted to find the pie shop where pies and coffee from our old home city could be found. We used to live in Canberra and the baker from Yackandandah used to sell his pies at the Canberra Markets so we were well acquainted with the pies and the coffee in his shop was the Canberra coffee – Wagonga. A great find for us.
From Beechworth we moved on to Rutherglen and found accommodation at the Victoria Hotel. It was looking rather rundown compared to when we last stayed there some twenty years ago but we still had a comfortable stay
We toured a few wineries and renewed our acquaintance with those wineries we had visited long ago. I will tell more next Tuesday.