Australia

New Years Eve- The River Cafe on the River Torrens http://www.rivercafe.com.au/ – awesome seats on the deck, some pretty good food and constantly flowing bottles of wine – perfect way to end the year. Love the long sunsets in Oz, bit warm to start with but cooled into a beautiful evening. Some other friends had got a …Continue Reading…

The Barossa Valley – a must do, if you are in the area and are even remotely interested in wine. We managed to actually get 4 cellar doors in on this occasion, but considering the vast number of them, this was still a tiny tiny number. We managed to hit Turkey Flat, Penfolds, Wolf Blass …Continue Reading…

Our 1st visit to wine country saw us head to the Mclaren Vale. This is a region not to far away from where we were staying. We visited Paxtons first, they are a small winery, who are heavily into Biodynamic farming to make their wine. Makes them stand out from just about every other producer and also has yielded some very tasty results. It’s always a much better experience we learned, when the person you are talking to is passionate about their …Continue Reading…

Annalisa and Matt (sister and brother in law) moved to Australia in July 2011, just after my birthday. It’s something that Annalisa has been wanting to do for a long time and finally, after all the usual hold ups an hassles with visas (2 years) they were on there way. The day they left was …Continue Reading…