Day 19: Port Elliot to McLaren Vale (Pink Gum Campground)

Leaving Little Bosa, we explored Port Elliot, a pretty little seaside community. Neither Adam nor I are coffee drinkers (the horror!), but we stopped oceanside for a chai latte and a hot chocolate at the Flying Fish (made me homesick for the Flying Bear in Kirribilli) at Horseshoe Bay with stunning and rugged coastline. I am definitely falling in love with South Australia.

Then it was on to McLaren Vale, home to a lot of the Shiraz we like to drink these days. Ding! Ding! Ding! Another wine region! Our first stop? SC Pannell, a winemaker and winery I was introduced to while working at United Cellars. The grounds were gorgeous, and I settled in for some equally gorgeous Grenache and Shiraz blends.

From there, Adam dropped me at Hardys Wines for another tasting, and he set off to explore the town of McLaren Vale.

At Hardys, I thought Sir James Hardy looked like Bruce Springsteen:

We did a drive-by of the D’Arenberg cube but I was done tasting for the day.

We made our way to Pink Gum Campground – part of a national park – where Adam lit a fire and had a strata (condo association) meeting while I finished out the day with a bit of work.

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