McLaren Vale


We drove from Wilpena Pound to McLaren Vale (east of Adelaide) on 3 January.




Allan and his wife Carol run a really nice B&B in McLaren Vale called Southern Vales. If you’re in the area then this B&B is highly recommended!




Australia has a way of cutting through the bull!




Our purpose for visiting McLaren Vale was to partake of d’Arenburg’s fine produce. And thanks to Carol a big mistake on my part was corrected: I should have booked a table at the Verandah restaurant – Carol was able to get us in!




The man with (probably) the best job in the world…

Julie drew the short straw and was the driver for the day. I put my freedom to very good use; sampling several fine wines, selecting one to accompany our meal and then drinking 5-sixths of it!



Lance getting well into the spirit of the occasion…




Julie samples our choice of wine for the meal: The Coppermine Road. We enjoyed a superb meal and great wine: d’Arenburg lived up to our expectations in every way!




An ambition fulfilled!



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