As I said the other day, Josh surprised me with a trip to Adelaide and several day tours. The second day tour was a tour of the McLaren Vale with Gray Line. It was a perfect tour to take alone. We drove though town and down to the Gulf of St. Vincent. After a quick stop for morning tea we headed to Wirra Wirra wines. This winery was different that others. I got to ring the bell in the huge bell tower, the bell was so strong it almost lifted me off the ground. Other than their bell they had a huge catapult. They save the catapult for special events, our tour I guess wasn't special enough, HA!
Another highlight of the area was all the lambs walking in between the grapes. Most of the wineries did this. They said it was easier than clipping the grass.
After Wirra Wirra we headed to Red Poles for a beautiful lunch and, you guessed it a little wine tasting. The wine at Red Poles was called Brick Kiln, the unique thing about this wine was all the owner were retired teachers. They had a nice sparkling Shiraz, that would be nice on a hot BBQ day.
The next winery we went to was d'Arenberg. This winery was well over 100 years old, and was still owned and ran by the original family. The winery has been passed through four generations, and named after the second generations wife who died during the birth of the third generation, who also is named d'Arenberg. Honestly, this was an amazing winery for the views they are also building a new Cellar Door at the moment that will be a five story rubrics cube.
What are some of your favorite wine regions?