Oh how to start - a visit to McLaren Vale is a higher must but then again so is Barossa, as is Hunter....
Myth 6 - WINE HAS TO BE SERIOUS
d'Arenberg Winery with the strong personality of Chester Osborne and the very unique naming of his very serious wines is a must for all that enjoy the finer things in life with a smile! Here wines are named for birds, for accidents, for fun but the wines behind the names are well crafted. Dining in his restaurant is world class with delicate Lobster Ravioli and his Monkey Spider Roussanne as one of the absolute highlights of the trip. Views from the top of the tanks to the shoreline sound amazing (I didn't go up myself but do believe the reports from those who did).
Hardy's Tintara was our last official winery visit and there the lovely reminder was a 100 year old Moreton Fig Tree - great climbing and hiding for children of all ages (not me - found a spider on my first step under the canopy).
Well, that was Monika's official part of the trip. Friday evening was for finishing off FuW Matters and packing. Saturday, Jakob arrived and the trip continues...