2.06pm, Tuesday 20th December, Yalumba Clocktower, Angaston, Eden Valley, South Australia
Afternoon, all, and we’re back on the air, right into the Festive Season, and only 5 sleeps left until Santa visits all the kids who have been good and worked hard this year. With any luck, there’s quite a few of us who fall in to this category throughout the Yalumba and Negociants world, and Santa just may have us on the list to get one of the treats we’ve been after. I missed out last year with my wish list – I guess it was a long shot to get a dinner date with George Clooney – hopefully I’ll do a little better this year seeing as I’ve asked for something completely different.
I should ask for a better season for my Australian Rules Football team – St Kilda – what a woeful year 2011 was for them! But I’m renewing my membership because you have to stick with your side for the long haul – let’s just hope the new coach does some good. Here’s my St Kilda FC countdown to Xmas calendar – only 5 chocs to go!
We have our winery, nursery and vineyard staff breakup lunch on Thursday down on the front lawns at Percy’s ( the homestead next to the Tasting Cellar that is used as a bed and breakfast for folks visiting Yalumba) and that’s always something to look forward to. Before we get to that – over the next couple of days I’ll take you around Yalumba and the Barossa to show you how the Festive Season lands in our part of the world.
PS We’re also up to our ears with organizing the schedule for “Yalumba goes to the USA & Canada” from the 17th January through to the 29th March, and those events will be up soon in the ‘Dates’ section of the blog. If there’s anything happening near your town, don’t forget to let us know if you want to drop in … always keen to see our mates abroad!