Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Blogging Downunder 2005
As I’ve noted in a previous post Miranda and I visited Australia in December, 2005. These annual excursions to Oz are a combination of work and vacation but always include a visit to nearby wine regions. In future posts I’ll be detailing all the wine related activities that were part of the trip. The first series of posts will be on the wineries visited on the Mornington Peninsula of Victoria. There will be separate posts (with tasting notes) on Stonier, Moorooduc, Port Phillip, Kooyong, and Paringa. I’ll also be posting on our meeting with Tod Dexter, the winemaker for Yabby Lake (Mornington Pen.) and Heathcote Estate. There will also be individual posts on our visits to several wineries/vineyards in the Barossa. This will include a visit to Seppeltsfield to taste their dessert wines, a very enjoyable visit to Dutschke Wines and the Lyndoch block party, and an equally enjoyable afternoon spent with David and Pam Cross of Winter Creek. To finish there will be some notes on the excellent wines tasted at an Offline in Sydney, and some comments on a few other intriguing wines that passed our lips.

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