Tanunda and the Barossa Valley

Feb 3,4  Tanunda lies at the heart of the famous Barossa Valley, one of Australia’s premier wine growing areas, about 2 hours north east of Adelaide. Having visited many and varied wine growing areas on our travels and having sampled much those areas have to offer, we have decided not to visit any more wineries or cellar doors. Why ? Two reasons : we are yet to sample a wine that we do not feel obliged to purchase (at inflated prices at the cellar door), and : buying wine at large retailers is much cheaper !!

     

The Whispering Wall is the damn wall for the Barossa Valley dam at Williamstown. It is so called because one person can literally whisper something close to the wall at one end and it can be heard clearly more than 100 metres away at the other end of the wall.

  

The famous restauranteur, Maggi Beer is based in the Baroosa and we visit her farm and watch a cooking demonstration. That evening we have dinner at a beautiful Asian restaurant in town. After dinner imagine our surprise when we stop for a final glass of wine at another wine bar and there she is herself, Maggie Beer. See if you can spot her in the background behind Siobhan.

     

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