Barossa Mid Winter

10.01 am, Yalumba Clocktower, Eden Valley Road, Angaston, The Barossa, SA

Morning folks, and outside, the heavens have just opened, dumping some much needed rain water into our world. So far this Barossa winter has been very cold but dry…..not today. This is the view from the Clocktower looking down across the courtyard – past the two old weeping fig trees – to Percy’s Homestead on the left, and the Tasting Cellar on the right.

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It sounds like the rain has set right in, so with any luck it will just keep tumbling down and give everything a much needed drink. Most of the vineyards around the Barossa stand in very neat and tidy rows – pruned and set up for the next season’s bud burst. Now it’s a matter of finding a nice warm fire somewhere early in the evenings, and into bed before 10 o clock!! And the odd nightcap of Museum Muscat or Antique Tawny doesn’t go astray either!!

11.22am, Turretfield Road, Barossa Valley, on the way to Adelaide for work…….

This is just what I’m talking about – a nice big drink for the newly seeded cropping paddocks between Tanunda and the Turretfield Agricultural Research centre. And yep…..it gets VERY boggy out here, so I’ll stick to the main – bitumen – Gomersal Road for today.

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