Day 25: The Barossa

Another day in the Barossa. How sad … not! We kicked off the day with brunch at El Estanco, which came recommended from a number of people we talked to. Now we felt that we had truly patronized every place there was to patronize in little Greenock.

I ended up with a serious case of food envy, as Adam got the breakfast special: eggs benedict on a housemade Danish with smoked salmon. I almost ordered the same but then opted for a similar – and still delicious, but not the same – Omelette de Cangrejo, an omelette of crab, potato, spring onion, straciatella, fish roe, and dill served with housemade sourdough. Don’t get me wrong; it was great – a little potato-heavy for me, but great. But Adam’s was indeed special. (I took no food porn.)

Now, we were ready for Barossa wines, take 2. Off to Rockford we went for the tasting that Bec generously set up for us.

What an incredible old and storied property! And we were there just as vintage had finished up, so there was lots happening.

Adam and I have experienced a lot of Rockford reds in the past, as Bec’s Dad – and my mother-in-law Marsha’s partner – Phil brings them to a lot of our gatherings. But Phil is not a white drinker, so I was in for a treat this afternoon, along with the amazing reds.

After our tasting, Adam went for a walk (he needed to get his 10,000 steps), so I wandered up the road (he is rubbing off on me with the walking everywhere) to Charles Melton wines.

There, I sat by the fireplace and enjoyed yet another tasting. And though Adam wasn’t with me, I was not alone:

This not-so-little guy – named LouLou, like my Mom! – decided he liked me. (I am not typically a cat person, as I suspect they don’t like me.) He plopped himself down on top of the wine menu in my lap, and there he stayed for the remainder of my tasting. Funnily enough, there was also a puppy named Murphy, my nephew’s name.

Back at Bec’s, we enjoyed another great and relaxing evening with Bec, Bob, and Poppy the fox terrier; lots of laughs; and some of the best pizza Adam and I can remember – from Amanti Pizza in Tanunda. Out of this world!

Bec, Poppy, and my latest WSET textbook – 604 pages! ⤴️

1 thought on “Day 25: The Barossa”

  1. That picture of you with (HUMONGOUS) Lou-Lou is funny because, yes, I recall that you aren’t a cat person! Looks like you guys are having a great time. Appreciate that as we here in the northern hemisphere are shedding layers (finally!), you guys are donning them. I especially dug the picture from several posts ago that had you in a puffy jacket and flip flops!

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