Wednesday 7 October 2015

Carol in Oz - Clare & Barossa

We've spent a lovely couple of days driving around the Clare and Barossa Valleys, sampling wines as we went.  Yesterday we drove to Clare and checked out the Seven Hills winery.  The lady there suggested a tapas bar for lunch in Clare.  It was called Mr Micks.  Delicious!

We made our way back to the Barossa in time for a visit to Jacobs Creek.

Today we went first to a cheese shop and then on to Maggie Beer's farm shop where we had lunch.  We wandered around the farm filling in time until the 2pm cooking demonstration which we enjoyed watching and tasting the results.  We tried wines at a few wineries on the way back to Lyndoch.  First Wolf Blass, Bethany, Schild, and finally Keller Meister.

I have loved seeing the stone built houses that abound in the region and know Mick would want to see them too.  We will have to come here together sometime.  The views are pretty amazing too with some of the vineyards boasting grape vines that are 150 years old or more.

Carol has enjoyed her evening spa and we have played Canasta each evening in lieu of the terrible tv channel selection.

Tomorrow we start our journey home with one overnight stop along the way.  It's been cooler the last couple of days but it sounds like it will warm up again tomorrow.


Tom and Jan said...

I have always thought the Jacobs Creek centre is too modern in style to be interesting. I much prefer those rustic stone wineries where cobwebs hang from the ceiling! 😊

Elly and Mick said...

I agree. In fact the big names all are but nice for Carol to visit a couple that she has heard of. Bethany was our favourite. Cheers, Elly