8.15am, Friday 24th June, Arkaba , Fullarton Road, Adelaide, South Australia
Well folks, it’s been excellent working in Adelaide, and one thing is absolutely definite – I need to spend more time in my own backyard. The coffee is good – thanks Cibo Prospect – they’re my store, the food is great, and the company has been nothing short of special! At Andre’s Cucina the other night I had the Italian boys who are the Australian amateur winemaking champs – Vinnie the Blade (is a butcher) and Sammy the Spade (is a builder) and they had much more than 20 questions about how we do what we do. Then there was Dimples the Real Estate King – you know who you are! – at the Saracen’s Head yesterday with some interesting crossovers with some of my top interstate customers, and Frankie the Home Builder and the Electrical Engineering brothers last night at Martin Palmer’s HWY. The level of interest from Adelaide at all of our events in what’s going on in the Yalumba Winemaking World has been intense, so thanks a huge amount to the City of Churches for coming out on three rainy nights, and to the Adelaide office for setting it all up. Thanks again Kate, Stevie, Therese, Sara, Dan, Daddsy and Big Pete – love to come back down anytime.
And now … to the drycleaners, and out of one suitcase this weekend and into Big Blue for Monday’s aeroplane ride across the Nullarboar Plain to Perth for a week.