Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Barossa Valley PT4

Gday all.
I Hope you are all keeping well and healthy, and the weathers kind to you where ever you maybe.We have had some lovely sunny days , last night we got some much needed rain,a couple of very heavy down pours enough to water the garden, No sign of rain today but the weather is much cooler today and central heating on ..
Iwent to Drs and had my Pre admission today, go into hospital Thursday for my procedure Friday.Also got good results from Blood Tests.
Now on with a few more Photo's of my trip..We went to quiet a few wineries in the Barossa but im only posting a couple of my favorites.

The House of grape liqueurs,wine,antiques & roses
Inside The Foyer

Above: One of the glass cabinets
A few Photo's of the Antiques in the grand ballroom.The collection from Early 18th and 19th century and has been collected from all over the world By Mr Thumm. The porcelain is mainly from France & Germany.
Please Click to enlarge all pics for a better view.

one of the many cabinets
A few glass cabinets aroung the room
this one is dated 1785
Just a few of antiques in glass cabinets
Pauline admiring one of the tables from the time of Louis xvi

this piece is from the Baroque period
A couple more cabinets full of beautiful Dinner services

As you all can see the 3 of us made purchases here including a bottle of grape syrup each, if the wines not sweet enough for your taste you add a very small drop to sweeten or add to ice cream or a milk drink.. just a few uses for the grape syrup. Now out the back and into the rose garden

Alpine sunset Uk 1973

Coronation Gold

Amadeus red

Golden Years Yellow Harkness UK

WE Stopped here to stretch our legs and get a bite to eat for lunch .Carol headed to the bakery were she purchased a nice hot cup of potato and leek soup, Pauline and I went next door for A feed of fish and chips before hitting the road again.

While driving along we noticed a sign to the KEG factory, and of course we had to go have a look

A chair made from a Keg,(Barrel)
It was comfy but would think if filled with ice and drinks would be very cold on the rear end.

A few assorted kegs for sale.

Here one of the friendly staff was explaining the best way to use the small Keg.

The window you see is for viewing work in progress,Unfortunetly the workers had finished for the day.and couldn't see any in production

We were told at the visitors centre this was a must see To taste the Meads unique to this area, as we driving though this area of course we stopped to sample the Meads.Ports and wines that were on offer, I must say was well worth the stop . After tasting the warm Meads , ports and wines, we all come away feeling quite warm inside and very happy with our Purchases.I purchased Scarlet Mead (Chocolate and Cinnaman)Ohh so nice
,a white port and a couple of bottles of
Sweet red late harvest Cabernet Sauvigon.
Not a lot of photo's here I was tooooo busy tasting and forgot the about the camera in my pocket.

Their Motto is.


I took these Photo's of the Murals on the vats depicting the history of wine making, I only took a few as there was quite a line of them

Now its time to find our Motel and get a good nights rest before we hit the road again .A few more days before we make it home.. Pt5 to follow..

Cheers \_/ \_/



Blogger Hootin' Anni said...

What a wonderful tour you've shared with us once again! I can just taste the Meads. Wow...and may I add, Mmmmmmm, mmmmmm, mmmm...delicious.

Love the vat murals too.

What's this about your surgery? I need to go read more I think....

May 26, 2009 8:36 pm  
Blogger Hootin' Anni said...

Okay...so, I hope the surgery you're referring to is the colonoscopy. You take care now...you scared me for a bit.

Love your trip photos below too, the lollipop shop. Be still my heart. :::sigh:::

May 26, 2009 8:39 pm  
Blogger Reader Wil said...

G'day,g'day.. Jen! How wonderful to take us on a tour along that beautiful museum and the wineries! Thank you so much. You surely had a great time with your friends! Your photos are great and give a good impression of the things you saw. Have a great gay and thanks for your visit.

May 26, 2009 8:58 pm  
Blogger Puss-in-Boots said...

Hey Jen, who was driving? I hope you weren't over the limit...was anyone designated driver? And did they imbibe?????

I love the colours on those murals, aren't they lovely and bright? Glad you had such a good time. Cheers!

May 26, 2009 10:20 pm  
Blogger Gramma Ann said...

You ladies had too much fun! I love the photos of the murals, they are lovely.

We have a small tourist town close by here where I live. They make wine, so when you go into their shops they give you wine tasting samples, that is if you want to sample some of their wines. I have to be careful when my friends and I visit these little wine shops, I could become a bit tipsy if I'm not careful. LOL!

May 26, 2009 11:30 pm  
Blogger JunieRose2005 said...

Hi Jen,

Well, I sure enjoyed this tour! Would love to have been there in person! :)

The roses, too, are very lovely!

Good luck with the procedure on Friday!


May 27, 2009 6:00 am  
Blogger Dick said...

I've enjoyed your winery tour photos and stories. It looks like most of the ones you have visited have been around for some time. Those we recently toured in the Lake Chelan area of Washington State, USA are all new since 2001. The Chelan area used to be one of the state's primary apple and cherry growing areas but recently grapes and wine making have been the new thing over there. The latitude of Washington State is about the same as the prime vineyard areas of France so many of the same grapes are grown here. We are still way behind California in wine production but I do think my state is now at least third in the country, if not second, in volume produced.

Anyway, it sure is fun to tour them and sample their various products. And we also seem to always buy some to take home, too.

May 27, 2009 7:50 am  
Blogger Peggy said...

I am so enjoying this adventure! thanks for taking me along by your wonderful posts.

May 27, 2009 8:31 pm  
Blogger Margaret Cloud said...

I hope you didn't taste too much wine, ha, ha. The antiques were just beautiful. I liked all the flowers, very pretty. That was a neat keg chair, looked comfy. Very interesting Murals, I like to read about history, no matter what subject. All in all looks like your trip was a good one.

May 28, 2009 1:02 am  
Blogger Peter said...

Loved the photos from the Barossa Jan, Warren and I will be in Adelaide next week, might have a look around there.

May 28, 2009 10:39 pm  
Blogger Rusty in Miami said...

Looks like you had a lot of fun. Good look with the procedure I hope all goes well

May 29, 2009 4:02 am  
Blogger Gina E. said...

You should take up working as a tour operator, Jeanette! You sure know the right places to go, and your photos are stunning. I had to go back and look at the title of the first few photos; I thought you said you were visiting wineries, but here are all these photos of an incredible museum! I must show these to Ken; neither of us have been to the Barossa, and while we are not serious drinkers like you (LOL), there is obviously many other attractions.

May 30, 2009 2:16 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So many lovely photos. Colonoscopies are no fun. I've had a few. Of course the prep is the worst part. yuk is right.
Adios amigo. (that's the language we hear around here besides English, of course.) Our state borders Mexico.

May 30, 2009 1:11 pm  
Blogger Heart of Rachel said...

Thank you for sharing all these great photos of your trip. I love seeing the wine areas, antiques and roses.

June 16, 2009 8:51 pm  

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