Today, we woke up rather early for our day tour. After a quick brekkie at one of the groceries nearby we were well on our way to Barossa Valley.
Barossa Valley is the wine producing region in the Adelaide. An hour's drive from Adelaide city centre gets you right into the heart of these vineyards and a number of wineries. Okay, I admit I slept most of the way. I suddenly woke up when we were 10 minutes away from our first winery. And the view outside my window was simply gorgeous!
Once we reached our first wine centre - Seppeltsfield, one of Australia's oldest wineries. We were given about 45 minutes to spend there. That inluded wine tastings, shopping (for wines) or just strolling around the area. We tasted four different kinds of wines and were shown (just shown) a wine that was 100 years old.
Next up, was the infamous Jacobs Creek, which was located about 20 minutes away. We did the same thing here ... wine tastings and all. Except that Jacobs Creek visitor centre is located in the middle of this picture perfect vineyard. It was a beautiful sunny day (atleast until then) and everything just glistened under the golden sun.
We stopped for lunch at a restaurant nearby before heading to the German settlement of Hahndorf. By then it got all grey and gloomy. I'm not sure of the name of the place, but it had a museum with artifacts dating back to the 18th and 19th century. Apparently Queen Elizabeth had visited this place too!
Hahndorf, which is Australia's oldest surviving German settlement was beautiful. Surprisingly, no one speaks German here! The little shops and houses along the road gave us a feel of Germany. We weren't here for too long to actually explore the entire place. I wish we stayed for more time.
We were back in the city again after sunset and this time we headed to a different place for dinner. Another steakhouse! Atleast we didn't have to cook the steak ourselves. Read my review on "The Little Hunter" here. After dinner, we took a little stroll near Adelaide Oval which was just behind our hotel. Tonight was our last night at Adelaide and tomorrow we were heading up north!
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