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sniffing 100 year old port



Wolf blass

salmon lunch with Penfolds

Wolf Blass dispaly

Adelaide is a well-designed city with many parks. The architecture once again is a combination of heritage buildings and modern designs.

We had booked a wine tour of the Barossa Valley wine region here so we set off for the city centre to join our coach tour. Our first stop was Seppeltsfield Winery. We didn’t know the name but we sampled 5 different wines and a tawny port. They have a one hundred year old port that is available for $700/100ml. Sniffing the bottle is free!

Next on to Wolf Blass which we do know quite well. We know the Yellow Label and Red Label. Here we sampled the Gold Label which we didn’t know. We had a very nice lunch here accompanied by 3 samples of Penfold’s wine. A lot of the wineries are now amalgamated but keep their original names. Fosters bought out a lot but ownership has moved on since then. Our tour ended with a visit to the town of Hahndorf founded in 1839 by Prussian and East German immigrants escaping religious persecution. Hahndorf is Australia’s oldest surviving German Settlement. It is now mostly small boutique stores and restaurants catering to the many visitors who come this way.

An enjoyable day out at the wineries.

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