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  • Day8

    Tamborine Mountain

    September 9 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 16 °C

    We are on our way south. Today was always a bit of a flexible day, to be decided while we were in Queensland. Our choices were limited by the bushfires as I had always intended we skirt Brisbane and go inland. Instead we went through Brisbane, right through as I missed a crucial turn due to not understanding which lane to be in. It did mean we drove over the Story Bridge so that was something.
    We also took a detour as I saw a sign saying “Southern Moreton Bay Tourist Drive”. What I didn’t realise was we were ar the south end of it and it was going north.
    Eventually we got to Tamborine Mountain. We did the skywalk amount the rainforest. That was really interesting.

    We later went to the glow worm cave. This is a man made cave that enables us to see them during the day. Unfortunately I couldn’t take any photos. The worms are quite small, the make long sticky threads to capture their prey, a bit like spiders. The cave really did look like stars in the sky.

    We finished with a walk down the long gallery, a street with an eclectic range of shops.

    Due to the fires we decided to stay in the Gold Coast rather than the mountains. We are very close to Movie World.
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  • Day39

    Mt Tamborine Area

    January 2 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

    Heute stand ein kleiner Tagesausflug ins Hinterland auf dem Programm, welcher uns in die Gegend um Mount Tamborine führte. Nachdem wir die Aussicht und die Glow worm Caves bestaunt haben, hat Chris mir noch einen ganz abgefahrenen Shop gezeigt: ein Geschäft voller deutscher Kuckucksuhren. Und absolut überteuerter Ritter Sport Schokolade. 😅
    Dennoch war es fast wie ein kleiner Ausflug nach Deutschland.
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  • Day12

    ThunderBird Park- Tree Top Challange

    May 27, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

    What an amazing but exhausting day it was at the Tree Top challenge, over 100 different challenges in the trees and 11 huge 75/100 meter zip lines that crossed the entire park. We though it would take an hour to do it, but we ended up staying for nearly four hours! Though Jo had to be reached a couple (four) times. We had lots of fun but I am absolutely shattered now!Read more

  • Day12

    Scenic point and Heritage wines

    January 24 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    Witches falls winery - Tambourine mountain

    2018 Verdhelo , granite belt
    2 yeasts (1 French 1 South African), stainless vat 6 months. Light straw colour, soft yeast on nose with pale tropical fruits. Taste stronger than expected from nose - fruity but with mineral undertone, quite acid but not puckering.

    2018 Co,-innoculated Sav blanc - stainless vat.
    V light colour- barely tinted and just a hint of elderflower nose, elderflower and lemon, hint of greenish tart apple.

    2017 Wild Sav blanc - oaked for a few months.
    Much more straw in the colour, nose a little rubbery, buttery eggy toast. Taste rounder than the co-inoculated, more tropical fruit. Lychee?

    Wild ferment verdhelo - oaked 2016
    Nose butter and gooseberries, then oak burst adds warmth and , with a bit of woody tannin underneath.

    2018 Saignée rose - syrah and black muscat, left on skin for 24 hours. powerfully fragrant - roses and strawberry with a hint of spice. Syrupy soft flavour, a bit more currant than the nose - just a hint. Primarily strawberry, with a lovely creamy texture that's just a little dry at the end.

    2017 Tempranillo wild ferment
    Slightly purplish red, nose of summer pudding with plenty of blackcurran, flavour very close match to nose - slightly sharp.

    2017 Garnasha wild ferment
    Pinky red, warm soft nose, sunned wood, hint of powdery violet. Initially smoother flavour but more tannins as it goes on.

    2016 wild ferment monastrell (mourvedre grape in Grance, monastrell in spain).
    Leather polish and herbs, sweeter on the taste than the nose and less tannin than expected, but flavour grows in size - bit of lamp oil, lots of fruot, sour cherries, dark chocolate, big legs.

    2015 Merlot (prophesy range) barrel for 2 years, dark but not purple, nose of French oak vanilla, BIG flavour, oaky, dark, cherries and chocolate. Tannins definite but relatively brief leaving a fruit finish.

    Moscato rose 8.2%
    Rose and candied pineapple nose, taste of rose and muscat grapes. Lovey drinkable light sweet wine - would go with a light pudding (morrocan orange cake) but good alone.

    Classic Tawny - syrah fortified with brandy. Port style. Add a layer each year. 20 y o. Lovely raisiny port style - sweeter and a little lighter than a typical port. Goss beautifully with mild truffled brie.

    Tambourine mountain Distillery

    Wattle toffee
    Toasted wattle seed liqueuer - 20% gorgous smooth nutty, maply, smoky.

    Limnoncello.

    Chocomint (taste like a bittermint).

    Butterwhisky (more complex butterscotch).

    Wild plum and elderflower (also contains rose).*

    Violetta parma violet).

    Gingerbread (more sweet than ginger - soft), *

    Australian herb.

    * These 2 we were given in a blind tasting - selected from their range of about 40 flavours - and we were able to identify both. Derek got the rose in the plum amd elderflower (a flavour that's not listed) and I got the other 2 components).

    Mason wines

    Verdelho 2017 steel tank.
    Nose has the creaminess of a macadamia, apple with a hint of papaya; flavour much crisper - crunchy apple, sharper than the nose - vinho verde type young flavours . Prob needs food.

    2015 chardonnay unoaked.
    Nose green and herbacious. Taste quite christmassy - satsuma and clove, sharp, bit acidic.

    2016 semillion sav blanc.
    There was a fire at harvest time, so grapes slightly smoked. Go ea are really.good effect. Brings out the umami. Sharp green gooseberry but warmed by the smoke, which really comes through at the back.

    2018 picnic white (vedelho late harvest, 10%).
    Nose mango and dried apricot, taste light and sweet. Not quite pudding wine sweetness but heading that way.

    2018 rosé, cab sav merlot.
    Light salmon pink, soft warmish nose strawberry and sage. Taste a bit sharper

    Picnic red - semi sweet shiraz.
    Almost porty when paired with food, drier alone.

    2016 shiraz red, unspecified grape .
    Spicy, quite tannic, nose warmer and softer than taste. Sharp blackcurrant compote.

    2016 Shiraz cab sav.
    Sligbtly bluer red. Quite savoury and tannic, sour cherry, dense flavour. From a single block in Booth Lane vineyard.

    Petit verdeaux 2014 cellar door collection.
    Nose soft, warm powdery plum and violet, taste is BAM - sharp and tannins, plum stone. Not unpleasnt but oddly citrussy. Grape is used in Bordeaux as art of a blend.

    Late harvest VCV 2016 viogner, chardonnay and verdhelo.
    Dark Greek honeycomb nose, v sweet but not cloying - good acid balance, lemon curd with a clear honey finish

    Heritage wines

    Petit blanc

    Fiano - rare grape, interesting, bit sharp.

    Club red - roses, light summer red. Nose and taste more rosé-ish.

    Tempranillio lot. Edition 2017 - hefty purple red.

    Bootleggers tawny port - raisiny, smooth.

    Moonshine madness - chocolate coffee liqueuer port-alike - pure tiramisu smell. Made with some own-made brandy.
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  • Day28

    Mount Tamborine, Australië

    February 23, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C

    Day 28 // Went up Mount Tamborine again // Did the Canyon Flyer Tree Top Challenge // The biggest Zipline tour of Australia // Amazing view ziplining through the rainforest // Went to the Glowworm caves afterwards, looks like a beautifull starry nightsky // Hiked up to Curtis Falls afterwards // Ate a real Aussi meatpie for dinnerRead more

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