Spent the night in Hahndorf, in the Adelaide Hills, at a coverted stables called (fittingly) The Stables. For $80aus a night in the “spa” room (whirlpool tub you would not dare use) we got a great nights sleep after our feast at the German Tavern.

This left us rested to hit the first of our two planned vineyard stops. Up first was Petaluma, the great Chardonnay producer. After much rejoicing we found the “cellar door” nicely done inside an old Mill. We were treated brilliantly by a young gent, who’s name escapes me, who led us through the whole range of wines, history and logic of Petaluma. Unlike the past few stops in Coonawarra we simply could not keep ourselves to two bottles only, landing a total of four bottles, their outstanding Coonawarra red, a single vineyard Chardonnay and their flagship Tiers (2005 vintage). To say we are excited is an understatement.

Our second leg was unsuccessful as we made it to “cellar door” of Ashton Hills only to find out they opened only on weekends…

Cellar doors are the tasting/selling rooms, only one of many odd names the Aussies give to normal things…

By the way I am using the wordpress application for my iPhone to write these blogs and for some reason pictures posted from here do not show up correctly, they require me to go in through the web to get it right.

Off to Amalfi for dinner with our ’06 Taylor’s Cab Sauv, more on that later.


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