It’s hard to do justice to the beautiful Barossa Valley. One of the world’s greatest wine regions, it is known for its food and wine and stunning scenery. It was raining most of today, but the glorious sight of low clouds misting verdant rolling hills in a series of foamy tendrils was mesmerising. Okay, I admit I’ve been wine tasting. It’s pretty difficult not too…. a third generation local told me that there are something like 400 wineries in the region. They are everywhere. The lights not great but you get the general idea from the pic below. Of course I am here for ‘work’ ….. But it just so happened that the Barossa Library in Noriootpa was opposite …. Drum roll…. Penfolds.
Lunch followed at Maggie Beers farm produce shop and cafe… Pheasant pâté , relish, bread and a rice salad, washed down with freshly squeezed pear juice. It was still raining but its a delightful spot set near a lake. Tomorrow I’ll be talking wineries and maybe I will have worked out how to add text between pictures, in the meantime it’s back to business and the Clare Town Hall where I am due very soon.