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Living close to not one, but at least four world class wine regions, we see the transition in the vines and their fruit throughout the year. Take a brief stroll through our- and a grape’s- year.
The bare vines in winter – shot in the Adelaide Hills, South Australia.
Spring rains and growth. McLaren Vale, South Australia.
Barossa Valley (South Australia) vines – pre vintage. The Barossa is Australia’s most prestigious region, producing bold, big reds such as Shiraz.
Rapidly ripening over summer in the Murray Riverland, South Australia. Although best known for cheaper bulk produced wines such as Banrock Station, we discovered a lovely boutique winery in 919 Wines.
Approaching harvest in the Clare Valley, South Australia. Clare is famous for its Riesling.
Further afield, post vintage autumn vines in the Yarra Valley, Victoria. The region excels at Chardonnay and Pinot Noir and, of course, sparking white made by the traditional method using both varietals- Champagne in all but name.
Ready for drinking at last. Verdelho at Fox Creek winery, McLaren Vale, South Australia. The region excels at cooler climate European style wines, such as this Portuguese variety.
The party’s over. Time to recycle the bottles and the vines.
For the Daily Post weekly photo challenge Transition.