Having a Sip at Barossa Valley

After leaving Wilpena Pound the landscape started to change again and the scare landscape was replaced by kilometers after kilometers of fields of wheat and granola. In general everything was getting greener and more lush. This change of scenery was very welcomed.

We made a small detour to Magnetic Hill where you can put your car in neutral gear and watch it drive uphill by itself. A nice show which is due to a optical illusion of the road seeming to go uphill rather than magnetism.

Via Clare Valley, one of the many wine areas in the region, we reached Tanunda in the heart of the famous Barossa Valley. The first settlers in the region were mainly Lutherans from Germany and so many street names and places are having German names.

The town itself was very neat and like the whole valley nicely decorated with flowers. Dinner was in “The Clubhouse” where Kevin managed to eat a 400 gr Schnitzel. Afterward we hardly made it to our tent as the whole campground was invaded by bunnies.

The next day was devoted to some wine testing in the valley. The whole Barossa Valley must have some 30 odd wineries which each offering free sampling at the cellar door. We had a sip a few well-known once like Penfolds and Peter Lehmann but also had a go at some smaller ones. As you can imagine life is quite great if you can get half-drunk for free on great wines (and this even before lunch ;))

Needless to say that each stop also involved buying some bottles. In the late afternoon we drove on to Adelaide with a short stop at the Whispering Wall. A water dam which carries even a whisper from one side to the other.

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