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More Easter weekend winery visits!

April 18, 2017

Hello again,

 

So we went down to the Limestone Coast wineries over Easter by way of Coonalpyn and Keith. We had seen Coonalpyn featured on Landline, so it was with delight we saw on Good Friday the amount of people stopping and admiring the painitngs and sampling the baked goods and other offerings in Coonalpyn. Here is a link to what was happening earlier this year. Liege waffles is of course another reason to stop there ☀️

Stopping in Keith we were a bit disappointed to find that Henry and Rose cafe wasn’t open, neither on Good Friday nor on Easter Sunday, but hey…hopefully they will be next time.

On Easter weekend, many wineries may crack open their more ancient vi tages, and Patrick of Coonawarra was no exception. When visiting wineries for the second or nth time, we always try to go to at least a new one. Patrick fit the bill, also, cider from local apples and not at all sweet would be a great temptation! And indeed it was, made with champagne yeast, very bubbly, or should I say effervescent 😋 absolutely fab with food. Link

We tasted some great wines but it is the cider thst stood out. And the aged Risling, just wow and wow. Great! And I was by now pining for lunch and rest and a respite from wine tasting, so we sort of missed out on buying their Savignon blanc fume which angers me a bit because it was truly European in flavour with a nice twist. Exploding with glowy green flavour, a bit emerald or peridot green, not beryl green. Oh my! Of course there are other means but there is so much more fun to be had to do it on e day whilst at the geographic region where it all happens.

Well, the beauty of staying in Penola means that everything is nearby, and takes no time at all, so we hung out at Ottelia for a coffeee. Ottelia is of course another cellar door and restaurant in the heart of Coonawarra, and we are talking the village of Coonawarra, fabulous pizzas(we had none this time), and lovely wine, Chardonnay and Pinot noir, and yes, their wines are from mainly Mt Gambier. Wonderful to find in the middle of Coonawarra! Just coffee and something small to nibble on. Ottelia

Finally…lunch, late luncheon, at Hollick upstairs.

And wine tasting, Hollick makes great wine. Hollick also makes great food. Of all their good wines, their Barbera stands out, as a wine that can, despite its youth stand up to a steak, to Kangaroo, to tomato, flavourful salats, and blue cheese. Barbera

If I was to buy ONE red at Hollicks, it would be this one because versatile, good, but don’t expect a Shiraz or a Cab sav. Barber is simply, Barbera, and these guys make a really good one. Ok, we bought this one plus their Tempranillo. As vintage cellar members ,we enjoyed 20% off, so, why not.

What a wonderful day with food and wine. And it was my first kangaroo, with plenty of lemon myrtle and … sesame seeds, yellow beets, and a compote. Quandong? Yummy.

Getting back to work today was truly hard. And I am thinking Mount Benson and Robe next time, the Museum event is apparently in July where the older vintages are sampled and sold. Or…Southern Flinders. Langhorne creek in August.

Choices choices!