Coonawarra Wine Region - 37° 17' 26" S 140° 49' 31" E

A great day for a drive to the South Australian wine region of The Coonawarra just a couple of hours from Horsham.  Sean clocked up his sixth Aussie State/Territory. Only two to go!

Traveling with Rob and the Tickner family, we popped into the Border Inn at Aspley for a quick beer en route.  This pub has a great tale.  The little town of Aspley saw many of its businesses closing but when its only pub closed in 2011 - it devastated the town.  In true country spirit, farmers banded together, bought the pub, renovated and reopened it to great fanfare in 2014.   Apsley once again has its watering hole and the doors are open for weary travelers like us to refresh on the way to The Coonawarra!
We headed straight to the Glenroy Shearing Shed near the township of Coonawarra for some wine tasting at Bellwether Wines.   Sue Bell, the winemaker, is a friend.  We sampled her amazing wines (Sean and I favoured the Heathcote Vermentino and the Wrattonbully Shiraz/Malbec - and yes, a few bottles have come home with us.) then headed to a wonderful lunch.

On the drive home, we crossed emus of the "Australian critters to see" list for the Canadians!


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