Sunday, 28 June 2009

Barossa afternoon

This weekend has been the "Barossa at home" event in the valley.  We didn't do a tour of the vinyards,  but visited friends at JB wines.  It was to be a weekend when the attraction at each winery was the actual winemaker, and one could discuss how the wine was made, blended and bottled.  Our winery 
From the website....
Spend the weekend with Barossa's winemakers. Walk into a cellar door in the Barossa over the weekend of 27-28th June, and be greeted by the person who crafted the wine in your glass. Have a chat about the wine, the vines or the weather (or anything else), whether it's in the tasting room or in special sessions.. 
"Our" winery was JB wines, owned by friends from whom we have bought wine in the past.  It is at Bethany, near Tanunda.
    http://www.jbwines.com/
As usual, I forgot to run around with my camera and get a lot of pictures, but this is Greg among the barrels....
... and the cartons of wine that have been bottled.
As we left,  it was almost sunset.  I took this picture and I love the sunspots that appeared on the picture.  This is looking out of the front door of the house (at the winery) across the railway line with vinyards in the distance.
I have just got home and had soup (the left over bean soup from a couple of days ago)  for dinner....   and here is the collection of photographs on the cupboard door....  four lovely grandchildren...  Annie, Charlotte, Oliver and Fiona.  Lucky aren't I!

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