I do not brag on my husband enough on here, but he is a pretty sweet guy. Lately we have not seen each other that much. With both of us working, our schedules have not really worked together very much. I say all this to explain what he did for me. During school holiday, Josh had to go to Adelaide for work. I was sad that we would not get to see each other much, but Josh fixed that problem, he surprised me with tickets to go with him and tours to do everyday while he was at work. We did not see each other during the day, but it was nice to see him for dinner and explore a new place.
Pretty sweet UH. Ok, so let me tell you all about this beautiful wine region. Our first stop was Seppeltsfield. This was a little town that is just the size of the winery. Wine has been made here since 1854, and in 1878 they decided to start making port wine. The wine makers decided it would be better if it aged for 100 years. Yeah! you read that correct, 100 years. In 1978 and every year since, they open the port and sell it in the bottles below. The medium bottle was only $1,000 and the small bottle can be yours for the small price of $500. Now, if that is too pricy for you, you can have a taste for only $40.00. Yeah it was all to pricy for me, but I thought it was interesting.
Since the winery was so old a lot of their grape vines do not have the trellises. After Seppeltsfield we headed to Jacob's Creek wines. I thought this was interesting because I had actually seen the Jacob Creek label at home.
Jacob's Creek was really neat, they had cork trees. I did not know cork was just bark. All they do is cut it off every nine years, flatten it out, and punch out the corks. They also had us do I blind taste test. They poured their wine into black glasses, and you had to rely on everything but your eyes to enjoy all the flavors and try to guess the type.
The last winery we went to was Chateau Barossa. Which had a huge rose garden. I was here in winter, so didn't get to see all the roses. I did learn why there is a lot of roses around wineries. They would plant roses around the grape vines to help watch for pests that would kill the grapes. They could see what was attacking the roses to know how to treat the grapes. I would recommend all of these wineries if you are around Adelaide. It truly was a fun day. I would love to go back and do the picnic pack that is below.
Other than taste wine, what is something you like to do in wine regions? What is something really sweet your spouse has done for you? I might need some ideas after this trip.