Picked up at 8.45am (finally a tour with a lie-in). We headed out to the Barossa Valley. Our first stop for morning tea was at a place called Gumeracha. This is where the Giant Rocking Horse lives...
The second stop was the Herbig Family Tree. This tree was actually lived in by Herbig, a German settler that came over in the 1800s, and also his wife and the first 2 of his 16 children lived there!!!!
Then it was off to hit the Wineries. First on the agenda was Wolf Blass. Some good wines there but not good enough to purchase. It was then time for the 2 course lunch at a local pub. It was then a short drive to the second Winery, Vinecrest, a small boutique winery. Here I did find a very nice 2003 shiraz of which I did come away with a bottle. This is being saved for my return to the UK (thats if it makes the flight ok!!!). We then took a drive up to Menglers Hill Lookout to take a look at the whole of the Barossa Valley. The third winery on the tour was Grant Burge. Here I picked up a good 2006 Cab/Sav. The fourth and final winery (thank goodness my bank balance was thinking), Kies, another small winery that did an excellent 2004 shiraz and of course I came away with a bottle of that as well.....
With all wineries completed it was time to head back to Adelaide but stopping off first at the Whispering Wall. The wall is one of the first concrete dams to be built in Australia. The reason for its name comes about that if one person stands at one end of the wall and another at the other end, you can actually have a conversation with eachother. It is something to do with the way the wall is curved. Very wierd experience!!!
Arrived back in Adelaide about 5pm. Time to have some dinner and pack my bag ready for the airport the next day to fly back to Sydney and then to the Blue Mountains for my final week.