giant rocking horse!
I had to wake up nice and early at 7 this morning to be ready at 7:45 for my tour. We started by driving to the biggest rocking horse in the world. It was massive. Then we went to the whispering wall. It is a dam that was built in 1902 and at the time was the biggest in Australia. When they built it they didn't plan it but you can stand on one end of the dam and talk and the people on the other side can hear you. It is because of the shape of it. It is pretty cool that it was done by accident. Apperently they figured it out when 2 guys were on one end bitching about their boss and he could hear everything they were hearing on the other end. Pretty funny. Then we went to the Jacob's Creek winery and had a "tour" there. The lady just walked us around the displays and read them for us haha but then we had our tasting.
I don't drink wine but obviously I did today. It was alright... I managed. I did figure out that I like white wine way better then red and my favourite is rose. So then we went to Vinecrest. This was my favourite place. They are a smaller place and only have their wine in South Australia. We tasted maybe 8 different wines there and some of them were soooo good. The rose was great and then we had some late harvest. It was really sweet because the grapes are left on the vine so long and it was so delicious. Then our last wine was actually a port but they aren't allowed to call it port. It was great. Fermented with brandy I think it was. So that place was just small and they had won so many awards. That was the best one. So then we went down the street to another place that was called Richmond Grove and had a better tour there that actually went through some of the old things that they don't use any more.
We got to taste some more wine after that. I didn't really like that wine either but I think I was just getting sick of wine and Emily our tour guide for the day said they were a smaller part of Jacob's Creek. After that wine we went outside and had some lunch. Emily had bbqed a bunch of food. We even had kangaroo. It was soooooo good. After lunch we went to the last place that was Bethany Wines. I only tasted 2 different wines there cuz I was just sick of it I think. I couldn't drink anymore. It was in a really cute little building though that was cool. I have pictures that I will put up in a couple days. We then went to a lookout that looked over the Borossa Valley. It was really pretty. There was also a new thing they were building which was the Borossa Sculpture Park.
thats far away!
It was finished yet but some of the sculptures where. They invited different people from all over the world to make some sculptures there. Pretty neat. And then finally we went down to Tanunda
(which is the location of this entry cuz travbudddy doesn't know where the Borossa Valley is). We got some REALLY good homemade ice cream there and then headed back to Adelaide. OH and we saw wild emus!! that was cool!