We are no strangers to visiting the Barossa Valley in South Australia, after all it’s one of Australia’s premier wine regions with many well-known winemakers and brands that are renowned around the world. Our latest visit was for a reunion amongst friends and we literally arrived from points north, south, east and west of the… Read More Winter Get Together in the Barossa Valley
One look at the advertising for this Riverland winery had me interested. The cellar door photos looked like just my kind of place, with a great looking venue, interesting choices of wines and food that sounded delicious. All of these wishes came true at Salena.
We visited Coriole Winery in the McLaren Vale specifically to dine at their restaurant Gather, already knowing their great wines and how beautiful the picturesque grounds are. On a perfect summer’s day it was an absolute picture to walk towards the stone buildings surrounded by a riot of flowering colour in the gardens bordering the… Read More Gather at Coriole Winery
Nestled unobtrusively amongst a stand of gum trees in Langhorne Creek with views of the family vineyard is the surprisingly spacious, shipping container cellar door of Kimbolton Wines. The wines have been produced by the Kimbolton label since 1998 and today the 5th generation of wine makers are adding a modern stamp to the brand,… Read More Kimbolton – Sipping in Shipping Containers
I’ve written a destination piece on the wine growing region of McLaren Vale and surrounds for the November issue of Liquid Life & Leisure magazine online. This region is an easy day trip from Adelaide but with so much on offer from more than 70 wineries, a craft brewery, fine dining, nearby farmers market, cycle… Read More The Surreal McLaren Vale
Hand in hand with the beautiful wines of the McLaren Vale region in South Australia goes the impressive food at restaurants and wineries throughout the area. You are spoilt for choice in the vale with every option from bakeries to fine dining and everything in between. On a recent weekend stay there, I was lucky… Read More McLaren Vale Foodie Heaven