To the Barossa

We arrived at Martindale Hall to find the gates closed. 

Since they weren’t scheduled to open for another twenty minutes (all we wanted was a couple of photos, after all) we decided to bid a fond farewell to the Clare Valley and make for the winemaking big smoke.

The trip through ManooraRivertonTarlee and Kapunda was uneventful apart from a mild degree of concern as to whether the fuel supply would hold out. 

Just before midday, we turned off in Tanunda in search of parking and information. 

On the way, we’d passed Penfolds and a host of other wineries that it would probably be worth a visit, but a quick check in the Barossa guide book we picked up listed fifty-five wineries. 

So, working on, say, five a day we’d be looking at more than a week and a half if we were going to be visiting them all. 

As it was, we didn’t have a full day at our disposal before the car was due back in Adelaide.

In any case, after three days in Clare, any suggestion along those lines would have been tantamount to relationship suicide. 

I’d figured out that we could probably visit two without too much drama. 


© Ian L Hughes 2021