FINALLY I went to a winery. Why wouldn´t I, really. South Australia has some of the best wines around-the climate is great for it. I had to test it. True said I was really eager to go-since I´ve never been to a winery. So happened that this weekend there is a gourmet/wine-festival on in the valley. I was offered to go for a drive somewhere. "Why not try the Barossa Valley? It´s only 1 1/2 hrs drive from here." Well, why not? For everyone that´s not familiar with australian wines (you should be, by the way) the Barossa valley is australias most famous wine growing region. For a reason. They produce some great stuff here! Like the wines from ´Penfolds´ and ´Wolf Blass´. And so many others! Originally this region was home to german settlers, hence the wine growing district and the little village we drove through called Hanhdorf. Didn´t feel like I was in the country of kangaroos and snakes and shrimps on barbies by the way. Felt like I was in europe somewhere, really. The wineries along the road on the hill sides. People wearing lots (!) of warm clothes. Snuggling up and staying as close as possible to the nice fire burning. Only way to remind me that I´m in Australia, was every now and then there´d be a funny looking colourful bird nearby. The winery we stopped at for food was family run and called Gibson. (http://www.gibsonwines.com.au/gibson-wine1) They even had a band on. As you´ve come to realise, good food means a lot to me! And when that´s accompanied by a glass of merlot from the actual vineyard and some dudes playing live music; mmm.
Got home just in time to realise that Norway got a couple of gold medals today. I´m trying my best to boycott the olympics. But that´s impossible, really. Whenever you check the news there´ll be something from Bejing. You can´t get away from it being in a sporting nation like australia. Ah-well, good on them, those gold medal winners. cheers!