Tag: wineries

Liquid light: Beautiful Barossa

Pindarie, Barossa Valley

Vines and olive groves. Is it Tuscany? Bordeaux? Rioja? No, Barossa Valley. Australia’s premier wine region lies just 70 km from Adelaide. For millennia the Dreamtime  legend spoke of a serpent who formed the ranges that surround this modern day Garden of Eden. A mere couple of centuries ago, Lutheran refugees, fleeing Prussia’s religious intolerance

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Festival city

TOP REASONS TO VISIT ADELAIDE Its climate may be hot, but South Australia offers the coolest mix of brilliant wine country, abundant produce festivals, stark and stunning tracts of picturesque Aussie outback and crowd-free beaches that could make even the Bahamas jealous. Lonely Planet top travel regions 2017. My chosen  place in the world is Adelaide, South

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Second Valley first 

Weathering the storms of time It’s good that after living here for three years… there are still wonderful places to visit for the first time. Second Valley perhaps set the precedent  for obvious place naming so prevalent in South Australia (e.g. Mount Lofty, Kangaroo Island, Diagonal Road, etc.) After British surveyor general and Adelaide founder

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