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McLaren Vale

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  • Day20

    Adélaïde nous voilà !!!

    October 25 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    Après près d'un mois de road trip et plus 5000 kms au compteur nous voilà enfin arrivé à Adélaïde, chef-lieu de l'australie-Méridionale.
    Les premières impressions sont plutôt bonnes, à nous de voir ce que va nous offrir cette ville côtière !!!
    Mais dans un premier temps débutons par quelques dégustations de vin !! On est venu aussi pour ça 😁🍷Read more

  • Day24

    McLaren Vale Wine Trip

    November 3, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ☁️ 14 °C

    When we checked into the hotel the concierge gave us a brochure of new cafes and restaurants recently opened in Adelaide. This morning we set off to find this brand new coffee shop that served breakfast. We found the place and it was quaint and excellent. Celeste was craving Avocado toast and they had it on the menu.
    At noon Jamie and Denine from William Buck took us out to the Mclaren Vale wine region. Adelaide has 2 wine regions - McLaren Vale and Barossa Valley. McLaren is less than an hours drive from the city.
    Australia has the largest area of vineyards in the world and it was easy to see why. As we drove to the winery we saw acres and acres of vineyards.
    We went to d’Arenberg winery and had a premier tasting in the Cube. The fourth generation winemaker and owner is quite eccentric and creative. The Cube is part tasting room, restaurant, art gallery, museum - just very funky. We tried many wines and in particular their premier Shiraz. The area is famous for its Shiraz wines.
    After the tasting we had a reservation for a late lunch at the vineyard. We had a great day with our Aussie friends and we hope someday they will come to Canada and we can host them.
    We returned late this afternoon and with no plans we walked a couple of blocks to a movie theatre and caught the Bohemian Rhapsody movie.
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  • Day7

    McLaren Vale

    March 8, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 31 °C

    McLaren Vale is a 45min drive from Adelaide and has an abundance of wineries, cafes and restaurants. It's signature wine is Shiraz and at McLaren Vale you can see spectacular scenery where the vines meet the sea. One of the areas newest draw cards is the d'Arenberg Cube, costing over $13 million to build, this glass structure amongst the vines, is set to become one of Australia's most notable food and wine experiences. It offers a variety of sensory rooms to give you a new appreciation and perspective on wine tasting.
    Zerella winery was a favourite, a smaller winery run by several generations of an Italian family. During our tasting we were lucky enough to meet 91 year old Frank, a model for what living on a Mediterranean diet can do , a small man , but stood perfectly straight unaided with a mind a sharp as a tack. There was a great picture of Frank and his grandson on the iron wall at the tasting bar.
    We also stocked up on a few tasty supplies from Romeo's grocery, this store has won awards as a top grocer, there were tasting plates of cheese and other yummy things, even a special cheese room which looked fantastic.
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