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The next day we had decided we were going to go to some wineries. As Merv doesn’t drink wine he w

as going to do all the driving and let me do all the wine tasting. Well, I wasn’t going to say no to that, was I? I picked three wineries that I wanted to see, and a gourmet food shop. I also wanted to take the scenic drive, and all that didn’t go together. The scenic drive was beautiful, there was so much to see! The day started off wet, but got better as time went on. We went through the Torrens Range, and went past reservoirs where we took loads of pictures. It took quite a while, the terrible signposts or lack thereof not helping… The first winery we stopped at was McGuigan Wines, or Yaldara Estate. It had some beautiful old buildings and gardens, and there was a café, opal shop and gourmet food shop.

Ranges
I went to taste some wines and took Jordan along, while Merv took Reagan for a walk to have a look at some sheep and the gardens. The wine was great, I bought four bottles. The service was very good too, they didn’t make me feel like I didn’t know anything, and gave me some great tips and background on the wines. Afterwards we had something to drink in the café, and then went for another drive. The kids fell asleep, so we went to a lookout in the area, which turned out very hard to find and then quite disappointing…

We then went on to the gourmet food shop I wanted to visit. As the kids were still asleep Merv let me go in on my own, but I didn’t stay too long as again I was a bit disappointed! We then drove to another winery: Seppelt winery, which apparently is famous for its Rieslings.

Railway bridge
Well, the buildings were beautiful, as were the grounds, but the service at the cellar door was terrible! They gave me the feeling that they had more important customers to look after, and it took me about ten minutes to even get their attention! It was such a different experience than the previous winery… We left pretty quickly after that, as we were hungry. We had lunch in a café in Tanunda, and then went back to the cabin, stopping to take pictures along the way.

And that was our last day in Adelaide. We loved most of it, and we will definitely be back there, as there is so much more to see and do! It is a great place for a romantic getaway, but also with kids, so we might have to back more than once… The next morning we would leave for Mount Gambier, so packing took up the rest of the night.

shirlan says:
You really were nearby
Posted on: Jun 11, 2008
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Church
Church
Ranges
Ranges
Railway bridge
Railway bridge
Gum trees
Gum trees
Torrens river
Torrens river
Torrens river
Torrens river
River over road
River over road
Old house
Old house
Flowers
Flowers
Kangaroo Lake Reservoir
Kangaroo Lake Reservoir
McGuigan/Yaldara winery
McGuigan/Yaldara winery
Yaldara
Yaldara
Shops at Yaldara
Shops at Yaldara
Fountain at Yaldara
Fountain at Yaldara
Reagan walking
Reagan walking
Sheep
Sheep
Magpie
Magpie
Rose
Rose
Grape vines
Grape vines
Field of flowers
Field of flowers
Red Wattle
Red Wattle
Yellow flowered bush (Dutch name i…
Yellow flowered bush (Dutch name …
Seppelt Winery
Seppelt Winery
Wine casks
Wine casks
Grape vines
Grape vines
Magler Hill Lookout
Magler Hill Lookout
Adelaide
photo by: shirlan