Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Coonawarra Cabernet Celebrations...


Last Friday 14/10/16 we headed over to Penola for the Coonawarra Cabernet Celebrations.  Over the month of October, the wineries have different events on.  We were supposed to do the Retrospective Tasting at Hollick but we just couldn't get there in time due to work commitments
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But we made it for dinner ...
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We enjoyed some lovely wines with the meal...then it was time to call a taxi
and head back to Pearl at the Penola Caravan Park.
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Time to warm our toes and have a cuppa before retiring...
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They have nice lawned and paved sites and we had an ensuite...
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Next morning it was an early start to get to breakfast at Balnaves Wines.  We had Sparkling Shiraz with our breakfast!
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Smoked salmon quiche, sausage, field mushrooms on sourdough and creamed avocado and cherry toms...
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This was just part of the crowd, seated in the winery...
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After breakfast, we tottered off to Redman wines and tasted a few there...
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Then on to Wynns Winery...more tasting...
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Finally we landed at Majella Wines where they had their past 10 vintages up for tasting....
 
We spent the next few hours here, sitting with friends and tasting the wines, down the line...just little tastes!
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We had lunch which was either pulled pork rolls with coleslaw or hot dogs. $5 each.
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We again caught a taxi back to the caravan park and got some nibbles out for Happy Hour!  Gus got the pig ready to light...
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We we sat around watching the bush TV for a while...
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Dinner was barbecued lamb cutlets, cooked by Gus and a tossed salad that I'd made the day before and packed in a plastic container and baked spuds.  Very easy`- which was good because I was very tired by then!   :)
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Sunday breakfast was very easy - tea/coffee, toast with vegemite and jam, juice.  It was pouring with rain so we had to pack Pearl up wet.  Poor Gus got drenched!
By 1.30pm, we were on our way to Adelaide as we had 2 cars to deliver on Monday.  No rest for the wicked!

Next trip is this coming weekend...to the beach!

Cheers - Joolz xx

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